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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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2006

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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Streutker, David R; Glenn, Nancy F

LiDAR measurement of sagebrush steppe vegetation heights Journal Article

Remote Sensing of Environment, 102 (1), pp. 135–145, 2006, ISSN: 0034-4257.

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Khan, S D; Glenn, Nancy F

New strike-slip faults and litho-units mapped in Chitral (N. Pakistan) using field and ASTER data yield regionally significant results Journal Article

International Journal of Remote Sensing, 27 (20), pp. 4495-4512, 2006, ISSN: 0143-1161.

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2005

Chadwick, John; Dorsch, S J; Glenn, Nancy F; Thackray, G D; Shilling, K

Application of multi-temporal high-resolution imagery and GPS in a study of the motion of a canyon rim landslide Journal Article

ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 59 (4), pp. 212-221, 2005, ISSN: 0924-2716.

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Mundt, Jacob T; Glenn, Nancy F; Weber, K T; Prather, T S; Lass, L W; Pettingill, J A

Discrimination of hoary cress and determination of its detection limits via hyperspectral image processing and accuracy assessment techniques Journal Article

Remote Sensing of Environment, 96 (3), pp. 509-517, 2005, ISSN: 0034-4257.

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Glenn, Nancy F; Mundt, Jacob T; Weber, K T; Prather, T S; Lass, L W; Pettingill, J A

Hyperspectral data processing for repeat detection of small infestations of leafy spurge Journal Article

Remote Sensing of Environment, 95 (3), pp. 399-412, 2005, ISSN: 0034-4257.

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Lass, L W; Prather, T S; Glenn, Nancy F; Weber, K T; Mundt, Jacob T; Pettingill, J A

A Review of Remote Sensing of Invasive Weeds and Example of the Early Detection of Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea maculosa) and Babysbreath (Gypsophila paniculata) with a Hyperspectral Sensor Journal Article

Weed Science, 53 (2), pp. 242-251, 2005, ISSN: 00431745.

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

Landslide surveillance: New tools for an old problem Journal Article

EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 86 (11), 2005, ISSN: 0096-3941.

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2004

Glenn, Nancy F; Carr, J R

The effects of soil moisture on synthetic aperture radar delineation of geomorphic surfaces in the Great Basin, Nevada, USA Journal Article

Journal of Arid Environments, 56 (4), pp. 643-657, 2004, ISSN: 0140-1963.

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Glenn, Nancy F; Carr, J R

Establishing a relationship between soil moisture and RADARSAT-1 SAR data obtained over the Great Basin, Nevada, USA Journal Article

Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 30 (2), pp. 176-181, 2004, ISSN: 1712-7971.

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2003

Glenn, Nancy F; Carr, J R

The use of geostatistics in relating soil moisture to RADARSAT-1 SAR data obtained over the Great Basin, Nevada, USA Journal Article

Computers & Geosciences, 29 (5), pp. 577–586, 2003, ISSN: 0098-3004.

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Conference Papers

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