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Rocio Duchesne-Onoro
Associate Professor

  • Office Location: Upham Hall 107
  • Phone: (262) 472-5124
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I am an environmental manager with a strong interest in remote sensing and GIS applied to terrestrial ecosystems. For five years I studied shrub expansion in the Arctic using passive remote sensing. In 2014, I was hired at UW-Whitewater as an instructor. Besides teaching, I actively recruit undergraduate students to participate in environmental research involving remote sensing and GIS.

Research Interest:
Multispectral remote sensing.
Field spectroscopy.
Terrestrial ecosystems with an emphasis on vegetation.

B.S. Biology, Universidad del Atlantico, Colombia, 2005
M.S. Statistics, Montclair State University, 2009
Ph.D. Environmental Management, Montclair State University, 2015

Courses I teach at UWW:
GEOGRPY 252: Global Environmental Challenges
GEOGRPY 270: GIS I: Mapping Our World
GEOGRPY 370: GIS II: Applications and Data
GEOGRPY 377: Remote Sensing of the Environment
GEOGRPY 470: Applied Environmental and Natural Resources GIS
ENVSCI 200: Introduction to Environmental Science