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Nate Currit

nate currit

Associate Professor & Director, Texas Center for Geographic Information Science
Ph.D., Geography, The Pennsylvania State University, 2003
Office:  ELA 331
Phone:  512.245.3198
Vita       HB2504 information
Research Interests:  Uncertainty and Change in Human-Environment Systems, Remote Sensing and Land-Cover Change


Currit, N. and Rao, M. (progress) "Using remotely sensed imagery to identify coal-tar sealed parking lots." GIScience and Remote Sensing.

Zhao, X., N. Currit and T. Ghosh (accepted) “Brightness of nighttime lights as an indicator for mapping fossil fuel carbon dioxide emission.” Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing.

Tolman, K., K. Kollaus, T. Heard, T. Hardy, J. Jensen, N. Currit. 2014. "Habitat Suitability Modeling of Endangered Zizania Texana within a Highly Urbanized, Artesian Ecosystem in San Marcos, Texas." 10th International Symposium on Hydraulics 2014, Trondheim, Norway.

Meng, X., N Currit, L. Wang and X. Yang. (2012) "Detect residential buildings directly from lidar and aerial photographs through object-oriented land-use classification." Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 78(1): 35-44.

Zhao, N., N. Currit and E. Samson (2011) “Net primary production and grow domestic product in China derived from satellite imagery.” Ecological Economics, 70(5), 921- 928.

Zhao, N., T. Ghosh, N. Currit and C. Elvidge (2011) "Relationships Between Satellite Observed Lit Area and Water Footprints." Water Resources Management, 25(9), 2241-2250.

Meng, X., N. Currit and K. Zhao (2010) "Ground filtering algorithms for airborne LiDAR data: a review of critical issues." Remote Sensing, 2: 833-860.

Currit, N. and S. St. Clair (2010) "Assessing the impact of extreme climatic events on Aspen defoliation using MODIS imagery." GeoCarto International, 25(2), 133-147.

Ferguson, A., N. Currit and F. Weckerly (2009) "Isometric scaling in home range size of male and female bobcats (Lynx rufus). Canadian Journal of Zoology, 87(11): 1052- 1060.

Currit, N. (2009) "Observing forest change to enhance border sustainability in Chihuahua, Mexico." Geography Compass, 3(3), 932-949.

Meng, X., L. Wang, J.L. Silvan-Cardenas and N. Currit (2009) "A multi-directional ground filtering algorithm for airborne LIDAR." ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 64(1), 117-124.

Meng, X., L. Wang and N. Currit (2009) "Morphology-based building detection from airborne LIDAR data." Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 75(4), 437-442.

Currit, N. and W.E. Easterling (2009) "Globalization and population drivers of rural- urban land-use change in Chihuahua, Mexico." Land Use Policy, 26(3): 535-544.

Courses Taught:

Geographic Applications of Remote Sensing (GEO 7415)
Global Land Dynamics (GEO 7370)
Topics in Remote Sensing (GEO 7366)
Remote Sensing of Environment (GEO 7316)
Geographic Information Systems I (GEO 5418)
Geographic Applications of Remote Sensing (GEO 5415)
Environmental Problems on the US-Mexico Border (GEO 5318)
Advanced GIS I (GEO 4426)