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Desheng Liu, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Geography

The Ohio State University

1036 Derby Hall, 154 North Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210-1361

 

Office: 1189 Derby Hall

Phone: (614) 247-2775

Fax: (614) 292-6213

Email: liu.738 AT osu.edu


Research Interests

         Remote Sensing Methods and Applications

         Spatial Statistics and Environmental Statistics

         Geographic Information Systems and Science

         Land Use and Land Cover Change

Education

         Ph.D. in Environmental Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2006

         M.A. in Statistics, University of California, Berkeley, 2004

         M.S. in Environmental Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2003

         B.E. in GIS, Wuhan University, China, 2001

Professional History

         Associate Professor, Department of Geography (100% FTE) and Department of Statistics (0% FTE), The Ohio State University, Since 2013.

         Associate Professor, Department of Geography (75% FTE) and Department of Statistics (25% FTE), The Ohio State University, 2012-2013.

         Associate Professor, Environmental Science Graduate Program, The Ohio State University, Since 2012.

         Assistant Professor, Department of Geography (75% FTE) and Department of Statistics (25% FTE), The Ohio State University, 2006-2012.

         Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Population Research, The Ohio State University, Since 2009.

         Affiliate Faculty, The Climate, Water, and Carbon Program, The Ohio State University, Since 2008.

         Affiliate Faculty, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, The Ohio State University, Since 2007.

         Affiliate Faculty, Program in Spatial Statistics and Environmental Statistics, The Ohio State University, Since 2006.

         Graduate Student Researcher, Graduate Student Instructor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California at Berkeley, 2001-2006.

Teaching

         Geography 5100 Quantitative Geographical Methods

         Geography 5270 Geographic Applications of Remote Sensing

         Geography 8102 Spatial Data Analysis

         Geography 8104 Advanced Remote Sensing

         Statistics 3450 Basic Statistics for Engineers

         Statistics 6530 Introduction to Spatial Statistics

Publications

         Zhu, X. and D. Liu. In Press. Accurate Mapping of forest types using dense seasonal Landsat time-series. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

         Wang, H., D. Liu, H. Lin, A. Montenegro, and X. Zhu. In Press. NDVI and vegetation phenology dynamics under the influence of sunshine duration on the Tibetan Plateau. International Journal of Climatology.

         Wang, J., Y. Zhao, C. Li, L. Yu, D. Liu, and P. Gong. In Press. Mapping global land cover in 2001 and 2010 with spatial-temporal consistency at 250m resolution. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

         Wang, H., H. Lin, and D. Liu. 2014. Remotely sensed drought index and its responses to meteorological drought in southwest China. Remote Sensing Letters 5(5): 413-422.

         Liu, J.K., D. Liu, and D. Alsdorf. 2014. Extracting ground-level DEM from SRTM DEM in forested environments based on mathematical morphology. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 52(10): 6333-6340.

         Cai, S., D. Liu, D. Sulla-Menashe, and M. Friedl. 2014. Enhancing MODIS land cover product with a spatial-temporal modeling algorithm. Remote Sensing of Environment 147: 243-255.

         Zhang, F., X. Zhu, and D. Liu. 2014. Blending MODIS and Landsat images for urban flood mapping. International Journal of Remote Sensing 35(9): 3237-3253.

         Kwan, M.P., D. Liu, and J. Vogliano. 2014. Assessing dynamic exposure to air pollution. In Space-Time Integration in Geography and GIScience: Research Frontiers in the US and China. Mei-Po Kwan, Douglas Richardson, Donggen Wang and Chenghu Zhou (eds). Dordrecht: Springer.

         Zhu, X. and D. Liu. 2014. MAP-MRF approach to Landsat ETM+ SLC-off image classification. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 52(2): 1131-1141.

         Wainwright, J., S. Jiang and D. Liu. 2013. Deforestation and the world-as-representation: the Maya forest of southern Belize. In Land Change Science, and Political Ecology and Sustainability: Synergies and Divergences. Brannstrom, C. and Vadjunec, J. Eds. Springer.

         Wan, R., D. Liu, D. Munroe, and S. Cai. 2013. Modeling the potential hydrological impact of abandoned underground mines in Monday Creek Watershed, Ohio. Hydrological Processes 27(25): 3607-3616.

         Cai, S. and D. Liu. 2013. A comparison of object-based and contextual pixel-based classifications using high and medium spatial resolution images. Remote Sensing Letters 4(10): 998-1007.

         Kumar, S., R. Lal, and D. Liu. 2013. Estimating the spatial distribution of organic carbon density for the soils of Ohio, USA. Journal of Geographical Sciences 23(2): 280-296.

         Jiang, S. and D. Liu. 2012. Box-counting dimension of fractal urban form: stability issues and measurement design. International Journal of Artificial Life Research 3(3), 521-525.

         Cressie, N. and D. Liu. 2012. Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial statistics in. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics, 2nd eds, A. H. El-Shaarawi and W. W. Piegorsch. Wiley, New York.

         Kumar, S., R. Lal, and D. Liu. 2012. A geographically weighted regression kriging approach for mapping soil organic carbon stock. Geoderma 189-190: 627-634.

         Zhu, X., D. Liu, and J. Chen. 2012. A new geostatistical approach for filling gaps in Landsat ETM+ SLC-off images. Remote Sensing of Environment 124: 49-60.

         Liu, D. and X. Zhu. 2012. An enhanced physical method for downscaling thermal infrared radiance. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 9(4): 690-694.

         Guo, Q., W. Li, D. Liu, J. Chen. 2012. A framework for supervised image classification with incomplete training samples. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 78: 595-604.

         Durand, M.T. and D. Liu. 2012. The need for prior information in characterizing snow water equivalent from microwave brightness temperatures. Remote Sensing of Environment 126: 248-257.

         Li, W., J. Radke, D. Liu, and P. Gong. 2012. Measuring detailed urban vegetation with multi-source high-resolution remote sensing imagery for environmental design and planning. Environment and Planning B, Planning and Design 39(3): 566-585.

         Zhu, X., F. Gao, D. Liu, and J. Chen. 2012. A modified neighborhood similar pixel interpolator approach for removing thick clouds in Landsat images. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 9(3): 521-525.

         Liu, D. and S. Cai. 2012. A spatial-temporal modeling approach to reconstructing land-cover change trajectories from multi-temporal satellite imagery. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 102(6): 1329-1347.

         Pu, R. and D. Liu. 2011. Segmented canonical discriminant analysis of in situ hyperspectral data for identifying thirteen urban tree species. International Journal of Remote Sensing 32(8): 2207-2226.

         Liu, D. and F. Xia. 2010. Assessing object-based classification: advantages and limitations. Remote Sensing Letters 1(4): 187-194.

         Mishra, U., R. Lal, D. Liu, and M.V. Meirvenne. 2010. Predicting the spatial variation of soil organic carbon pool at a regional scale. Soil Science Society of America Journal 74(3): 906-914.

         Liu, D., and Y. Chun. 2009. The effects of different classification models on error propagation in land cover change detection. International Journal of Remote Sensing 30(20): 5345-5364.

         Kang, E.L., D. Liu, and N. Cressie. 2009. Statistical analysis of small-area data based on independence, spatial, non-hierarchical, and hierarchical models. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis 53:3016-3032.

         Mishra, U., R. Lal, B. Slater, F. Calhoun, D. Liu, and M.V. Meirvenne. 2009. Predicting soil organic carbon stock within different depth intervals using profile depth distribution functions and ordinary kriging. Soil Science Society of America Journal 72(2): 614-621.

         Kelly, M., D. Liu, B. McPherson, D. Wood, and R. Standiford. 2008. Spatial pattern dynamics of oak mortality and associated disease symptoms in a California hardwood forest affected by sudden oak death. Journal of Forest Research 13:312-319.

         Liu, D., and R. Pu. 2008. Downscaling thermal infrared radiance for subpixel land surface temperature retrieval. Sensors 8: 2695-2706.

         Liu, D., K. Song, J.R. Townshend, and P. Gong. 2008. Using local transition probability models in Markov random fields for forest change detection. Remote Sensing of Environment 112(5): 2222-2231.

         Liu, D., M. Kelly, P. Gong, and Q. Guo. 2007. Characterizing spatial-temporal tree mortality patterns associated with a new forest disease. Forest Ecology and Management 253: 220-231.

         Kelly, M., Q. Guo, D. Liu, and D. Shaari. 2007. Modeling the risk of a new invasive forest disease in the United States: an evaluation of five environmental niche models. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 31(6): 689-710.

         Guo, Q., M. Kelly, P. Gong, and D. Liu. 2007. An object-based classification approach in mapping tree mortality using high spatial resolution imagery. GIScience and Remote Sensing 44(1): 24-47.

         Liu, D., M. Kelly, and P. Gong. 2006. A spatial-temporal approach to monitoring forest disease spread using multi-temporal high spatial resolution imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment 101(2): 167-180.

         Liu, D., P. Gong, M. Kelly, and Q. Guo. 2006. Automatic registration of airborne images with complex local distortion. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 72(9): 1049-1059.

         Kim, A., D. Liu, and P. Gong. 2004. Change detection from SPOT-Panchromatic imagery at the urban-rural fringe of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Annals of GIS 10(1): 42-48.

         Kelly, M. and D. Liu. 2004. Mapping diseased oak trees using ADAR imagery. Geocarto International 19(1): 57-64.

         Kelly, M., D. Shaari, Q. Guo, and D. Liu. 2004. A comparison of standard and hybrid classifier methods for mapping hardwood mortality in areas affected by sudden oak death. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 70(11): 1229-1239.