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Nancy Glenn

Specialties

  • Remote Sensing of the Environment
  • Dryland Ecology
  • Geological Engineering

Education

  • Ph.D., Geo-Engineering, 2000,
    University of Nevada, Reno
  • M.S., Geotechnical/Civil Engineering, 1996,
    University of California, Berkeley
  • B.S., Geological Engineering, 1994,
    University of Nevada, Reno
  • Licensed Professional Engineer, #14023, Idaho

Current Vita

Research Interests

Dr. Glenn directs BCAL where current research focuses on soil and vegetation characterization with lidar and imaging spectroscopy (hyperspectral) for ecological structure and function, and modeling. Most of her research is focused in dryland ecosystems and understanding how these ecosystems respond to changes in climate and disturbance.  Research at BCAL also focuses on methodological development of point cloud analysis tools, hyperspectral data fusion, and unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Most recently, BCAL has expanded their research to incorporate the human dimension. Dr. Glenn directs the Human-Environment Systems Initiative, an intensive research effort at Boise State University that couples the human and biophysical sciences and which is located in the College of Innovation and Design.

Dr. Glenn began Idaho State University’s remote sensing program in the Department of Geosciences in Pocatello in 2000, and expanded it to include Idaho Falls and Boise campuses. In 2013, Dr. Glenn joined the Department of Geosciences at Boise State University. Dr. Glenn’s experience in remote sensing processing and interpretation ranges from synthetic aperture radar (SAR), hyperspectral, multitemporal multispectral, and lidar (airborne laser scanning (ALS), and terrestrial laser scanning (TLS)). Her work also incorporates visualization, geostatistics, machine learning, high resolution global positioning systems (GPS) and the use of geographic information systems (GIS) for field validation and analysis of spectroscopy, ALS, and TLS data.

Teaching

  • Remote Sensing and Image Processing
  • Advanced Remote Sensing and Image Processing
  • Selected Topics in Remote Sensing

Click Schedule for current classes.

Graduate Student Programs

Dr. Glenn’s graduate students participate in one of the following programs listed here: http://earth.boisestate.edu/degrees/graduate/

Publications

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2016

Mitchell, Jessica J; Glenn, Nancy F; Anderson, M O; Hruska, Ryan C

Flight Considerations and Hyperspectral Image Classifications for Dryland Vegetation Management from a Fixed-wing UAS (Journal Article)

Environmental Management and Sustainable Development, 5 (2), 2016, ISSN: 2164-7682.

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Olsoy, Peter J; Mitchell, Jessica J; Levia, Delphis F; Clark, Patrick E; Glenn, Nancy F

Estimation of big sagebrush leaf area index with terrestrial laser scanning (Journal Article)

Ecological Indicators, (61), pp. 815-821, 2016.

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2015

Li, Aihua; Glenn, Nancy F; Olsoy, Peter J; Mitchell, Jessica J; Shrestha, Rupesh

Aboveground biomass estimates of sagebrush using terrestrial and airborne LiDAR data in a dryland ecosystem (Journal Article)

Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 213 , pp. 138-147, 2015, ISSN: 0168-1923.

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Harpold, A A; Marshall, J A; Lyon, S W; Barnhart, T B; Fisher, B A; Donovan, M; Brubaker, K M; Crosby, Christopher J; Glenn, Nancy F; Glennie, C L; Kirchner, P B; Lam, N; Mankoff, K D; McCreight, J L; Molotch, N P; Musselman, K N; Pelletier, J; Russo, T; Sangireddy, Harish; Sjöberg, Y; Swetnam, T; West, N

Laser vision: lidar as a transformative tool to advance critical zone science (Journal Article)

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19 (6), pp. 2881-2897, 2015, ISSN: 1607-7938.

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Paprocki, N; Glenn, Nancy F; Atkinson, E; Stickler, K; Watson, C; Heath, J

Changing Habitat Use Associated with Distribution Shifts of Wintering Raptors (Journal Article)

Journal of Wildlife Habitat, 79 (3), pp. 402-412, 2015.

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Mitchell, Jessica J; Shrestha, Rupesh; Spaete, Lucas P; Glenn, Nancy F

Combining airborne hyperspectral and LiDAR data across local sites for upscaling shrubland structural information: Lessons for HyspIRI (Journal Article)

Remote Sensing of Environment, 2015, ISSN: 00344257.

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Passalacqua, Paola; Belmont, Patrick; Staley, Dennis M; Simley, Jeffrey D; Arrowsmith, Ramon J; Bode, Collin A; Crosby, Christopher J; DeLong, Stephen B; Glenn, Nancy F; Kelly, Sara A; Lague, Dimitri; Sangireddy, Harish; Schaffrath, Keelin; Tarboton, David G; Wasklewicz, Thad; Wheaton, Joseph M

Analyzing high resolution topography for advancing the understanding of mass and energy transfer through landscapes: A review (Journal Article)

Earth-Science Reviews, 148 , pp. 174-193, 2015, ISSN: 0012-8252.

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2014

Olsoy, Peter J; Glenn, Nancy F; Clark, Patrick E

Estimating Sagebrush Biomass Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) (Journal Article)

Rangeland Ecology & Management, 67 (2), pp. 224-228, 2014.

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Yang, P; Ames, D P; Fonseca, A; Anderson, D; Shrestha, Rupesh; Glenn, Nancy F

What is the effect of LiDAR-derived DEM resolution on large-scale watershed model results? (Journal Article)

Environmental Modelling & Software, 58 (DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.04.005), pp. 48-57, 2014.

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Murgoitio, Jayson; Shrestha, Rupesh; Glenn, Nancy F; Spaete, Lucas P

Airborne LiDAR and terrestrial laser scanning derived vegetation obstruction factors for visibility models (Journal Article)

Transactions in GIS, 18 (1), pp. 147-160, 2014.

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Olsoy, Peter J; Forbey, J S; Rachlow, J L; Nobler, J D; Glenn, Nancy F; Shipley, L A

Fearscapes: Mapping Functional Properties of Cover for Prey with Terrestrial LiDAR (Journal Article)

BioScience, (DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biu189), 2014.

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Olsoy, Peter J; Glenn, Nancy F; Clark, Patrick E; Derryberry, D R

Aboveground total and green biomass of dryland shrub derived from terrestrial laser scanning (Journal Article)

ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 88 (DOI: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2013.12.006), pp. 166-173, 2014.

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2013

Mitchell, Jessica J; Shrestha, Rupesh; Moore-Ellison, Carol A; Glenn, Nancy F

Single and Multi-Date Landsat Classifications of Basalt to Support Soil Survey Efforts (Journal Article)

Remote Sensing, 5 (10), pp. 4857-4876, 2013.

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Murgoitio, Jayson; Shrestha, Rupesh; Glenn, Nancy F; Spaete, Lucas P

Improved visibility calculations with tree trunk obstruction modeling from aerial LiDAR (Journal Article)

International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 27 (10), pp. 1865-1883, 2013.

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Gould, Sam; Glenn, Nancy F; Sankey, Teki T; McNamara, James P; Spaete, Lucas P

Influence of a dense, low-height shrub species on the accuracy of a LiDAR-derived DEM (Journal Article)

Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 79 (5), pp. 421-431, 2013.

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2012

Mitchell, Jessica J; Glenn, Nancy F; Sankey, Teki T; Derryberry, D R; Germino, M J

Remote sensing of sagebrush canopy nitrogen (Journal Article)

Remote Sensing of Environment, 124 (DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2012.05.002), pp. 217-223, 2012, ISSN: 0034-4257.

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Mitchell, Jessica J; Glenn, Nancy F; Sankey, Teki T; Derryberry, D R; Anderson, M O; Hruska, Ryan C

Spectroscopic detection of nitrogen concentrations in sagebrush (Journal Article)

Remote Sensing Letters, 3 (4), pp. 285-294, 2012, ISSN: 2150-704X.

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Sankey, Joel B; Germino, M J; Benner, S G; Glenn, Nancy F; Hoover, A N

Transport of biologically important nutrients by wind in an eroding cold desert (Journal Article)

Aeolian Research, 7 , pp. 17-27, 2012, ISSN: 1875-9637.

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Sankey, Joel B; Germino, M J; Glenn, Nancy F

Dust supply varies with sagebrush microsites and time since burning in experimental erosion events (Journal Article)

Journal of Geophysical Research, 117 (G1), 2012, ISSN: 0148-0227.

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Hruska, Ryan C; Mitchell, Jessica J; Anderson, M O; Glenn, Nancy F

Radiometric and Geometric Analysis of Hyperspectral Imagery Acquired from an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Journal Article)

Remote Sensing, 4 (9), pp. 2736-2752, 2012.

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Benjankar, R; Jorde, K; Yager, E; Egger, G; Goodwin, P; Glenn, Nancy F

The impact of river modification and dam operation on floodplain vegetation succession trends in the Kootenai River, USA (Journal Article)

Ecological Engineering, 46 (DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2012.05.002), pp. 88-97, 2012.

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2011

Streutker, David R; Glenn, Nancy F; Shrestha, Rupesh

A slope-based method for matching elevation surfaces (Journal Article)

Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 77 (7), pp. 743-750, 2011, ISSN: 0099-1112.

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Homan, J W; Luce, C H; McNamara, James P; Glenn, Nancy F

Improvement of distributed snowmelt energy balance modeling with MODIS-based NDSI-derived fractional snow-covered area data (Journal Article)

Hydrological Processes, 25 (4), pp. 650-660, 2011, ISSN: 1099-1085.

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Sankey, Joel B; Eitel, J U H; Glenn, Nancy F; Germino, M J; Vierling, L A

Quantifying relationships of burning, roughness, and potential dust emission with laser altimetry of soil surfaces at submeter scales (Journal Article)

Geomorphology, 135 (1), pp. 181-190, 2011, ISSN: 0169-555X.

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Spaete, Lucas P; Glenn, Nancy F; Derryberry, D R; Sankey, Teki T; Mitchell, Jessica J; Hardegree, Stuart P

Vegetation and slope effects on accuracy of a LiDAR-derived DEM in the sagebrush steppe (Journal Article)

Remote Sensing Letters, 2 (4), pp. 317-326, 2011, ISSN: 2150-704X.

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Mitchell, Jessica J; Glenn, Nancy F; Sankey, Teki T; Derryberry, D R; Anderson, M O; Hruska, Ryan C

Small-Footprint Lidar Estimations of Sagebrush Canopy Characteristics (Journal Article)

Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 77 (5), 2011.

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Sankey, Teki T; Glenn, Nancy F

Landsat-5 TM and LiDAR fusion for sub-pixel Juniper tree cover estimates in a western rangeland (Journal Article)

Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 77 (12), pp. 1241-1248, 2011, ISSN: 0099-1112.

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Glenn, Nancy F; Spaete, Lucas P; Sankey, Teki T; Derryberry, D R; Hardegree, Stuart P; Mitchell, Jessica J

Errors in LiDAR-derived shrub height and crown area on sloped terrain (Journal Article)

Journal of Arid Environments, 75 (4), pp. 377-382, 2011, ISSN: 0140-1963.

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Hasselquist, N J; Germino, M J; Sankey, Joel B; Ingram, L J; Glenn, Nancy F

Aeolian nutrient fluxes following wildfire in sagebrush steppe: implications for soil carbon storage (Journal Article)

Biogeosciences, 8 (4), pp. 8323-8349, 2011, ISSN: 1810-6285.

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Benjankar, R; Egger, G; Jorde, K; Goodwin, P; Glenn, Nancy F

Dynamic floodplain vegetation model development for the Kootenai River, USA (Journal Article)

Journal of Environmental Management, 92 (12), pp. 3058-3070, 2011, ISSN: 0301-4797.

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Tinkham, W T; Huang, H; Smith, A; Shrestha, Rupesh; Falkowski, M J; Hudak, A T; Link, T E; Glenn, Nancy F; Marks, D G

A comparison of two open source lidar surface classification algorithms (Journal Article)

Remote Sensing, 3 (3), pp. 638-649, 2011.

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2010

Sankey, Joel B; Glenn, Nancy F; Germino, M J; Gironella, A I N; Thackray, G D

Relationships of aeolian erosion and deposition with LiDAR-derived landscape surface roughness following wildfire (Journal Article)

Geomorphology, 119 (1), pp. 135-145, 2010, ISSN: 0169-555X.

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Sankey, Teki T; Glenn, Nancy F; Ehinger, Sara; Boehm, Alex; Hardegree, Stuart P

Characterizing western juniper expansion via a fusion of Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper and lidar data (Journal Article)

Rangeland Ecology & Management, 63 (5), pp. 514-523, 2010, ISSN: 1550-7424.

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Finley, Charles D; Glenn, Nancy F

Fire and vegetation type effects on soil hydrophobicity and infiltration in the sagebrush-steppe: II. Hyperspectral analysis (Journal Article)

Journal of Arid Environments, 74 (6), pp. 660-666, 2010, ISSN: 0140-1963.

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Benjankar, R; Glenn, Nancy F; Egger, G; Jorde, K; Goodwin, P

Comparison of Field-Observed and Simulated Map Output from a Dynamic Floodplain Vegetation Model Using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques (Journal Article)

GIScience & Remote Sensing, 47 (4), pp. 480-497, 2010, ISSN: 1548-1603.

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Glenn, Nancy F; Finley, Charles D

Fire and vegetation type effects on soil hydrophobicity and infiltration in the sagebrush-steppe: I. Field analysis (Journal Article)

Journal of Arid Environments, 74 (6), pp. 653-659, 2010, ISSN: 0140-1963.

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2009

Mitchell, Jessica J; Glenn, Nancy F

Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia esula) Classification Performance Using Hyperspectral and Multispectral Sensors (Journal Article)

Rangeland Ecology & Management, 62 (1), pp. 16-27, 2009, ISSN: 1550-7424.

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Norton, Jill; Glenn, Nancy F; Germino, M J; Weber, K T; Seefeldt, S

Relative suitability of indices derived from Landsat ETM+ and SPOT 5 for detecting fire severity in sagebrush steppe (Journal Article)

International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 11 (5), pp. 360-367, 2009.

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Wang, Cheng; Glenn, Nancy F

Estimation of fire severity using pre- and post-fire LiDAR data in sagebrush steppe rangelands (Journal Article)

International Journal of Wildland Fire, 18 (7), pp. 848-856, 2009.

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Wang, Cheng; Glenn, Nancy F

Integrating LiDAR intensity and elevation data for terrain characterization in a forested area (Journal Article)

Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE, 6 (3), pp. 463-466, 2009.

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Mitchell, Jessica J; Glenn, Nancy F

Subpixel abundance estimates in mixture-tuned matched filtering classifications of leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula L.) (Journal Article)

International Journal of Remote Sensing, 30 (23), pp. 6099-6119, 2009, ISSN: 0143-1161.

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Lifton, Z M; Thackray, G D; Kirk, Van R; Glenn, Nancy F

Influence of rock strength on the valley morphometry of Big Creek, central Idaho, USA (Journal Article)

Geomorphology, 111 (3), pp. 173-181, 2009, ISSN: 0169-555X.

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Sankey, Joel B; Germino, M J; Glenn, Nancy F

Aeolian sediment transport following wildfire in sagebrush steppe (Journal Article)

Journal of Arid Environments, 73 (10), pp. 912-919, 2009, ISSN: 0140-1963.

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Singh, Nagendra; Glenn, Nancy F

Multitemporal spectral analysis for cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) classification (Journal Article)

International Journal of Remote Sensing, 30 (13), pp. 3441-3462, 2009, ISSN: 0143-1161.

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Sankey, Joel B; Germino, M J; Glenn, Nancy F

Relationships of post-fire aeolian transport to soil and atmospheric conditions (Journal Article)

Aeolian Research, 1 (1), pp. 75-85, 2009, ISSN: 1875-9637.

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2008

Wang, Cheng; Glenn, Nancy F

A linear regression method for tree canopy height estimation using airborne lidar data (Journal Article)

Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 34 (S2), pp. 217-227, 2008, ISSN: 1712-7971.

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2007

Moore, Carol A; Hoffmann, G A; Glenn, Nancy F

Quantifying Basalt Rock Outcrops in NRCS Soil Map Units Using Landsat-5 Data (Journal Article)

Soil Survey Horizons, 48 (3), pp. 59-62, 2007, ISSN: 0584-0554.

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2006

Mundt, Jacob T; Glenn, Nancy F; Weber, K T; Pettingill, J A

Determining target detection limits and accuracy delineation using an incremental technique (Journal Article)

Remote Sensing of Environment, 105 (1), pp. 34-40, 2006, ISSN: 0034-4257.

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Mundt, Jacob T; Streutker, David R; Glenn, Nancy F

Mapping sagebrush distribution using fusion of hyperspectral and lidar classifications (Journal Article)

Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 72 (1), pp. 47-54, 2006, ISSN: 0099-1112.

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Glenn, Nancy F; Streutker, David R; Chadwick, John; Thackray, G D; Dorsch, S J

Analysis of LiDAR-derived topographic information for characterizing and differentiating landslide morphology and activity (Journal Article)

Geomorphology, 73 (1), pp. 131-148, 2006, ISSN: 0169-555X.

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Conference Papers

2012

Gertman, V; Olsoy, Peter J; Glenn, Nancy F; Joshi, A

RSVP: Remote Sensing Visualization Platform for Data Fusion (Conference)

Orange County, CA, 2012.

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2011

Spaete, Lucas P; Glenn, Nancy F; Shrestha, Rupesh

Estimating semiarid vegetation height from GLAS Data (Conference)

34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment 2011.

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Glenn, Nancy F; Mitchell, Jessica J; Spaete, Lucas P; Sankey, Teki T; Shrestha, Rupesh; Hardegree, Stuart P

Modeling semi-arid low-height vegetation with airborne LiDAR (Conference)

34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment 2011.

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2007

Mundt, Jacob T; Streutker, David R; Glenn, Nancy F

Partial unmixing of hyperspectral imagery: theory and methods (Conference)

Proceedings of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 2007.

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Contact Information

Nancy Glenn in field
Professor
Department of Geosciences
Boise State University

1910 University Drive
Boise, Idaho 83725-1535
Phone: 208-426-2933, Fax: 208-426-4061
Email: nancyglenn@boisestate.edu

Office: ERB 4153

Photo credit: Allison Corona, Boise State University