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James D. Hurd, Jr.
Research Associate
Department of Natural Resources & the Environment

University of Connecticut
U-4087, 1376 Storrs Road
Storrs, CT 06269-4087

Phone: (860) 486-4610
Fax: (860) 486-5408

Laboratory for Earth Resources Infomation Systems (LERIS)
Center for Landuse Education And Research (CLEAR)

Education

M.S. 1994 Natural Resources Management University of Connecticut
B.S. 1990 Renewable Natural Resources University of Connecticut

Experience

2004 - Present Research Associate I Department of Natural Resources Management & Engineering,
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
1994 - 2004 Research Assistant III Department of Natural Resources Management & Engineering,
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
1991 - 1994 Graduate Assistant Department of Natural Resources Management & Engineering,
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
1990 - 1991 Research Assistant II Department of Natural Resources Management & Engineering,
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Research Interest

  • Landscape characterization and management
  • Impervious surface modeling and estimation
  • Forest fragmentation modeling and mapping
  • Urban growth and sprawl monitoring and mapping
  • Coastal wetland mapping

Selected Publications

  • Civco, D., A. Chabaeva, andJ. Hurd. 2006.A Comparison of Approaches to Impervious Surface Characterization. Proc. 2006 IGARSS Conference, Washington, DC, 6p.
  • Hurd, J.D., D.L. Civco, M.S. Gilmore, S. Prisloe, and E.H. Wilson. 2006.Tidal wetland classification from Landsat imagery using an integrated pixel-based and object-based classification approach. Proc. 2006 ASPRS Annual Convention, Reno, NV.
  • Hurd, J.D., D.L. Civco, S. Prisloe, and C. A. Arnold. 2006.Mapping and monitoring changes in impervious surfaces in the Long Island Sound watershed.Technical Project Completion Report, U.S. EPA Office of Long Island Sound Programs, Stamford, CT. 58 p.
  • Song, M., D.L. Civco, andJ.D. Hurd. 2005.A competitive pixel-object approach for land cover classification.Int. J. of Remote Sensing 26(22): 4981-4997.
  • Hurd, J.D., D.L. Civco, M.S. Gilmore, S. Prisloe, and E.H. Wilson. 2005.Coastal marsh characterization using satellite remote sensing and in situ radiometry data: preliminary results.Proc. 2005 ASPRS Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD. 12 p.
  • Hurd, J.D.and D.L. Civco. 2004.Temporal characterization of impervious surfaces for the state of Connecticut.Proc. 2004 ASPRS Annual Convention, Denver, CO. 12 p.
  • Hurd, J.D.and D.L. Civco. 2004.Surface Water Quality and Impervious Surface Quantity: a Preliminary Study.Technical Project Completion Report, Project NOAA NA16OC2673NOAA, Coastal Services Center, Charleston, SC. 57 p.
  • Hoffhine Wilson, E.,J.D. Hurd, D.L. Civco, S. Prisloe, and C. Arnold . 2003.Development of a Geospatial Model to Quantify, Describe and Map Urban Growth.Special Issue on Remote Sensing to Urban Planning and Urban Ecology. Remote Sensing of Environment 86(3):275-285.
  • Arnold, C.A., D.L. Civco, M.P. Prisloe,J.D. Hurd, and E. H. Wilson. 2003.Northeast regional Earth science applications center: Better Land Use Planning for the Suburbanizing Northeast: Creatinga Network of Value-added Geo-spatial Information, Tools, and Education for Land Use Decision Makers.Project Completion Report for NASA Grant NAG13-99001. 25 p.
  • Hurd, J.D., D.L. Civco, E.H. Wilson, S. Prisloe and C. Arnold. 2003.Temporal characterization of Connecticut’s landscape: methods, results, and applications.Proc. 2003 ASPRS Annual Convention, Anchorage, AK. 12 p.
  • Civco, D.L.,J.D. Hurd, E.H. Wilson, C.L. Arnold, and S. Prisloe 2002.Quantifying and Describing Urbanizing Landscapes in the Northeast United States.Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 68(10): 1083-1090.
  • Hurd, J.D., E. Hoffhine Wilson and D.L. Civco. 2002.A forest fragmentation index to quantify the rate of forest change.Proc. 2002 ASPRS Annual Convention, Washington D.C.
  • Hurd, J.D., E. Hoffhine-Wilson, S.G. Lammey and D.L. Civco. 2001.Characterization of Forest Fragmentation and Urban Sprawl using time sequential Landsat Imagery.Proc. 2001 ASPRS Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO. 12 p.
  • Arnold, C.A., D.L. Civco, M.P. Prisloe,J.D. Hurd, and J.W. Stocker. 2000.Remote-Sensing-Enhanced Outreach Education as a Decision Support System for Local Land-Use Officials.Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 66(10): 1251-1260.

 

Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Connecticut
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4087
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4087
Phone: 860-486-2840