‚ÄčDr. Benjamin W. Heumann, Director

Ben HeumannA Michigan native, Dr. Heumann received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill in 2011.

He has experience working on a wide range of projects using GIS and remote sensing around the world from local scales in Quebec and Michigan, the Galapagos Islands and Thailand, to continental scales in Europe and Africa.


Examples include:
  • Vegetation Phenology Trends in the Sahel, Africa
  • Mapping Mangroves and Human Infrastructure in the Galapagos Islands
  • Land Suitability Modeling using Socio-Economic and Environmental Data in Nang Rong, Thailand
  • Mapping Wetlands using Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • Modeling Wetland Biodiversity
  • Regional Socio-Economic Analysis using Affinity Propagation

Affiliated Faculty

Current Students

  • Nick Bogen
  • Nate Jones

Past Students (Since 2013)

  • Amelia Baird
  • John Gross
  • Chris Hippensteel
  • Cody Horton
  • Sam Lipscomb
  • Alex Lynch
  • Rachel Hackett
  • Emmett Mercier
  • Ryan Meier
  • Matt Neitman
  • Brian Stark