Dr. Caiyun Zhang
Department of Geosciences
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431
My research focuses on vegetation characterization in the Florida Everglades, coastal hazard, land cover land use dynamics, spatial modeling and analysis, CO2, CH4, ET and other flux upscaling using remote sensing. My publications have appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Remote Sensing of Environment, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Journal of Geophysical Research, Geophysical Research Letters, and The Professional Geographer. I was awarded 2015 John I. Davidson President’s Award from ASPRS; 2013 ERDAS Award for Best Scientific Paper in Remote Sensing (First Place) from ASPRS; 2012 Early Career Paper Award by the Remote Sensing Specialty Group (RSSG) of Association of American Geographers (AAG); 2010 First Place of Student Honors Paper Competition by RSSG of AAG. I am teaching Hyperspectral Remote Sensing, Aerial Photo Interpretation and Photogrammetry, LiDAR Remote Sensing, and Digital Image Analysis, at FAU.
Our Department has a strong GIS&RS program. Potential graduate students who have special research interest and aptitude in GIS&RS can talk to me.
Competitive PhD applicants to our program have a higher chance to be offered a TAship with stipend, but also have the chance to get extra stipend in summer by working on research projects.