Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture

ungerDaniel Unger, Ph.D., Professor
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Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), GPS

EDUCATION
Doctor of Philosophy, May 1995, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID.
Emphasis: Forestry

Master of Science, December 1991, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA.
Emphasis: Forest Biometrics

Bachelor of Science, May 1989, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
Major: Forest Management

Bachelor of Science, May 1982, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
Major: General Management/Marketing

PROFESSIONAL, TEACHING, AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, Stephen F. Austin State University
August 1998-Present: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Geospatial Science

Department of Forestry, Southern Illinois University
8/1998-7/2000: Adjunct Professor of Natural Resources Management
9/1995-8/1998: Assistant Professor of Natural Resources Management

Department of Forest Resources, University of Idaho
8/1991-9/1995: Teaching/Research Assistant

School of Forest Resources, The Pennsylvania State University
1/1990-8/1991: Teaching/Research Assistant

PUBLICATIONS (LAST FIVE YEARS)
MDonald, D., Kulhavy, D., Unger, D., and Blackwell, P. 2016. The Sawmill’s Role in East Texas Development. East Texas Historical Journal, 54(1):41-62.

Unger, D., Kulhavy, D., Hung, I., and Zhang, Y. 2016. Accuracy Assessment of Pictometry Height Measurements Stratified by Cardinal Direction and Image Magnification Factor. International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research, 3(1): http://dc.uwm.edu/ijger/vol3/iss1/

Unger, D., Kulhavy, D., Busch-Peterson, K., and Hung, I. 2016. Integrating Faculty Led Service Learning Training to Quantify Height of Natural Resources from a Spatial Science Perspective. International Journal of Higher Education, 5(3):104-116.

Kulhavy, D., Unger, D., Zhang, Y., Bedford, P., and Hung, I. 2016. Comparing Remotely Sensed Pictometry Web Based Slope Distance Estimates with In Situ Total Station and Tape Slope Distance Estimates. International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research, 3(1): http://dc.uwm.edu/ijger/vol3/iss1/

Kulhavy, D., and Unger, D. 2016. Service-Learning and Participation in a Capstone Spatial Science Course. Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, 5(1):41-53.

Henley, R., Unger, D., Kulhavy, D., and Hung, I. 2016. Incorporating Applied Undergraduate Research in Senior to Graduate Level Remote Sensing Courses. International Journal of Higher Education, 5(1):232-248.

Kulhavy, D., Unger, D., Hung, I., and Zhang, Y. 2016. Comparison of AR.Drone Quadricopter Video and the Visual CTLA Method for Urban Tree Hazard Rating. Journal of Forestry, 114(5):517-523.

McBroom, M., Bullard, S., Kulhavy, D., and Unger, D. 2015. Implementation of Collaborative Learning as a High-Impact Practice in a Natural Resource Management Section of Freshman Seminar. International Journal of Higher Education, 4(4): 64-72.

Kulhavy, D., Rozelle, K., Ross, W., Unger, D., and Conner, R. 2015. Resin Production in Natural and Artificial Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Cavity Trees. Open Journal of Forestry, 5:364-374.

Kulhavy, D., Unger, D., Williams, H., and Jamar, D. 2015. Teaching Hands-On Urban Forestry Health Assessment Using the Resistograph and the CTLA Method. Journal of Studies in Education, 5(1):139-149. doi:10.5296/jse.v5i1.7150

Unger, D., Hung, I., Farrish, K., and Dans, D. 2015. Quantifying Land Cover Change due to Petroleum Exploration and Production in the Haynesville Shale Region using Remote Sensing. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research, 6(2):1-17. doi:10.4018/ijagr.2015040101

Unger, D., Kulhavy, D., Williams, J., Creech, D., and Hung, I. 2015. Urban Tree Height Assessment using Pictometry Hyperspatial 4-Inch Multispectral Imagery. Journal of Forestry, 113(1):7-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.5849/jof.14-020

Unger, D., Stovall, J., Oswald, B., Kulhavy, D., and Hung, I. 2014. A Test of the Mean Distance Method for Forest Regeneration Assessment. Mathematical and Computational Forestry & Natural Resource Sciences, 6(2):54-61.

Unger, D., Hung, I., Zhang, Y., and Kulhavy, D. 2014. Evaluating GPS Effectiveness for Natural Resource Professionals: Integrating Undergraduate Students in the Decision-Making Process. Journal of Studies in Education, 4(4):30-44. http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/jse.v4i4.6389

Unger, D., Hung, I., and Kulhavy, D. 2014. Comparing Remotely Sensed Pictometry Web-Based Height Estimates with In Situ Clinometer and Laser Range Finder Height Estimates. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 8(1): doi:10.1117/1.JRS.8.083590.

Oswald, B., Bataineh, M., McWhorter, I., Legg, M., and Unger, D. 2014. Fire Exclusion Effects within the Pinus Palustris Communities of Upland Island Wilderness, Texas. Southeastern Naturalist, 13(5):80-92.

Unger, D., Hung, I., and Kulhavy, D. 2014. Accuracy Assessment of Land Cover Maps of Forests within an Urban and Rural Environment. Forest Science, 60(3):591-602.

Kulhavy, D., Wu, D., Unger, D., Hung, I., and Sun, J. 2014. Comparison of Tree Condition and Value for City Parks and Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry, 40(3):165-177.

Unger, D., Hung, I., Brooks, R., and Williams, H. 2014. Estimating Number of Trees, Tree Height and Crown Width using Lidar Data. GIScience & Remote Sensing, 51(3):227-238.

Unger, D., Kulhavy, D., Hung, I., and Zhang, Y. 2014. Quantifying Natural Resources using Field-Based Instruction and Hands-On Applications. Journal of Studies in Education, 4(2):1-14.

Unger, D. 2014. Validating One-On-One GPS Instruction Methodology for Natural Resource Area Assessments using Forestry Undergraduate Students. Higher Education Studies, 4(1):94-102.

Unger, D., Bowes, C., Farrish, K., and Hung, I. 2013. Mapping Oilfield Brine-Contaminated Sites with Mid-Spatial Resolution Remotely Sensed Data. GIScience & Remote Sensing, 50(6):623-632.

Unger, D., Hung, I., Zhang, Y., Parker, J., Kulhavy, D., and Coble, D. 2013. Accuracy Assessment of Perimeter and Area Calculations Using Consumer-Grade GPS Units in Southern Forests. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry, 37(4):208-215

Unger, D.R., Kulhavy, D.L., and Hung, I. 2013. Validating the Geometric Accuracy of High Spatial Resolution Multispectral Satellite Data. GIScience & Remote Sensing, 50(3):271-280.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE AT STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY

ENV 223: GIS and Mapping of Environmental Resources

GIS 224: Introduction to Spatial Science

FOR 323: Land Measurements

GIS 390: GIS in Natural Resources

GIS 405: Remote Sensing Applications

ENV/FOR 441: Aerial Photo Interpretation of Natural Resources

GIS 463: Independent Study

GIS 552: Remote Sensing of Natural Resources

GIS 555: Aerial Photo Interpretation Workshop

GIS 575: Advanced Remote Sensing

GIS 649: Digital Image Processing

OFF-CAMPUS CONSULTING, PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES, SPECIAL HONORS
Pictometry Demonstration, Christ Episcopal School Science Night, Nacogdoches, Texas, Fall 2015

SoForGIS Conference 2015 Planning Committee, Spring 2015

Creator and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Geospatial Applications in Natural Resources

Poster Judge, GIS Day, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, Fall 2014

Mapping with Satellite Data, Christ Episcopal School Elementary Students, Nacogdoches, Texas, Summer 2013

Poster Symposium Judge, Annual Louisiana Remote Sensing & GIS Conference, Lafayette, Louisiana, Spring 2013

SpotLight Research Exhibit Award Recipient, Stephen F. Austin State University, Spring 2015

Seventh Place Photogrammetry Winner, 57th Annual ASFC Conclave, Blacksburg, Virginia, Spring 2014

First Place Poster Winner, People’s Choice Award, SAF National Conference, Charleston, South Carolina 2013