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Dr. William F. Welsh


 Assistant Professor

Education:
-- Ph.D., 2001, Geography, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
-- M.S , 1990 , Geo-Environmental Studies, Shippensburg University, Pennsylvania
-- B.S(with honors). 1986, Telecommunications, Kutztown University, Pennsylvania

Working Experience:
-- Assistant Professor, Department of Geography & Geology, Eastern Michigan University,
    Ypsilanti      August 2005- Present
-- Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of North Carolina,
    Greensboro      August 2001- July 2005
-- Teaching Fellow/Teaching Assistant, Department of Geography, University of North
    Carolina at Chapel Hill       Fall 2000/Spring 2001
-- Research Assistant, Landscape Characterization & Spatial Analysis Lab, Department of
    Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill       July 1997-July 2001
-- Visiting Lecturer, Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University,
    Bangkok, Thailand       January-June 1997

Skills:
- Comfortable with Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX computer operating system
  environments
- Geographical Analysis Software: ArcGIS, ArcInfo, ArcView, Erdas Imagine, , S-Plus, PCI
- Global Positioning Systems (GPS) receivers and processing software
- Field Measurement and Instrumentation: vegetation, soil and terrain sampling methods;
  dendroecological methods (tree ring analysis); field spectroscopy (e.g.,
  spectroradiometer); socio-demographic and economic field mapping and interviewing
- Videography: scripting, directing, camera, editing, audio, post-production, logistics
- Spatially-referenced Multimedia (e.g., video, still photography, audio) in support of
  biophysical and social landscape characterization
- Miscellaneous Software: MS Office, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, SPSS (Windows)

Research:
- Digital image processing of multispectral satellite imagery including rectification,
  classification, enhancements, and change detection.
- GPS training and fieldwork, including designing sampling protocol (Ecuador, Nang Rong,
  Thailand and Glacier National Park, Montana).
- Quantitative analysis including spatial statistics, pattern metrics, and multivariate
  statistical analysis.
- GIS database development and analysis for multidisciplinary users (Geographers,
  Sociologists).
- Physical process fieldwork aimed at integrating ground and satellite data.
- Aerial photography analysis including manual interpretation, analog to digital conversion,
  and digital ortho-mosaic construction.
- Supervision and training of graduate and undergraduate students and research
  assistants in digital image processing, data capture (GPS, tablet and heads-up
  digitization), and aerial photo interpretation.

Publications:
- Walsh, S.J., K.A. Crews-Meyer, T.W. Crawford, and W.F. Welsh, 2004. Population and
  Environment Interactions: Spatial Considerations in Landscape Characterization and
  Modeling. Scale and Geographic Inquiry: Nature, Society, and Method (R. McMaster and
  E. Sheppard, editors), University of Minnesota Press, 41-65.
- Walsh, S.J. and W.F. Welsh. 2003. Approaches for Linking People, Place, and
  Environment for Human Dimensions Research. Geocarto International, 18(3), Sept. 2003:
  51-61.
- Walsh, S.J., T.W. Crawford, W.F. Welsh, K.A. Crews-Meyer. 2001. A Multiscale Analysis
  of LULC and NDVI Variations in Nang Rong District, Northeast Thailand. Agriculture,
  Ecosystems & Environment, 85 (1-3): 47-64.
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Walsh, S.J., K.A., Crews-Meyer, T.W. Crawford, W.F. Welsh, B. Entwisle, and R.R.
  Rindfuss, 2000.
Patterns of Change in LULC and Plant Biomass: Separating Intra- and
  Inter-Annual Signals in Monsoon-Driven Northeast Thailand. Remote Sensing and GIS
  Applications in Biogeography and Ecology (A. Millington, S.J. Walsh, and P. Osborne,
  editors), Kluwer Academic Publishers: Boston, 91-108.
- Walsh, S. J., T. P. Evans, W. F. Welsh, B. Entwisle and R. R. Rindfuss. 1999. Scale-
  Dependent Relationships between Population and Environment in Northeast Thailand.
  Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 65 (1): 97-105.
- Walsh, S.J., T.P. Evans, W.F. Welsh, R.R. Rindfuss and B. Entwisle. 1998. Population and
  Environmental Characteristics Associated with Village Boundaries and Landuse/Landcover
  Patterns in Nang Rong District, Thailand. Proceedings, Pecora 13 Symposium on "Human
  Interactions with the Environment: Perspectives from Space." American Society for
  Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Bethesda, Maryland, (ISBN-1-57083-055-X [CD]
  publication), 395-404.
- Patrick, K. J., P. H. Page and W.F. Welsh. 1992. A Geography Field Trip: The Haw River
  Valley. The North Carolina Geographer, 1: 11-24.