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James B. Campbell

James B. Campbell
202 Wallace Hall


·     Remote Sensing & Image Analysis

·     Soils & Geomorphology

·     Urban Agriculture & Ecology

·     Agricultural Systems

Dr. Campbell has pursued a career in Geography, Remote Sensing, and Spatial Analysis through teaching, research, and community outreach projects. His recent interests have focused on analysis of sequential imagery to examine changes in agricultural landscapes with respect to cropping and tillage systems, and of geospatial analysis of relationships between environmental and social dimensions of urban systems. His teaching has focused upon remote sensing, geomorphology, and spatial data analysis. Dr. Campbell is author of a leading remote sensing text, now in its 5th edition (with R.H. Wynne) (with a 6th edition in preparation).  He is author of numerous refereed journal articles.

Courses Recently Taught:

·     Introduction to Remote Sensing/Advanced Remote Sensing (GEOG/GEOS 4354/5354)

·     Geomorphology (GEOG/CESES/GEOS) 3304

·     Analysis of Spatial Data (GEOG 5034)

·     Seminar in Remote Sensing and GIS (GEOG/FREC 5034)

Recent Publications:

Tran, Hoa Thi, J.B. Campbell, Tri Dinh Tran, & Ha Thanh Tran. 2017.  Monitoring Drought Vulnerability Using Multispectral Indices Observed from Sequential Remote Sensing (Case study: Tuy Phong, Binh Thuan, Vietnam).  Geoscience and Remote Sensing. Vol. 54. pp. 167-184. DOI: 10.1080/15481603.2017.1287838.

Ren, Jie,  J. B. Campbell, and Y. Shao. 2016. Spatial and temporal dimensions of agricultural land use changes, 2001–2012, East-Central Iowa. Agricultural Systems. Vol. 148, pp. 149-158.

Shao, Yang, G. N. Taff, Jie Ren, & J. B. Campbell. 2016. Characterizing major agricultural land change trends in the Western Corn Belt. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.  Vol. 122.  DOI: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2016.10.009

Parece, T. E. & Campbell, J. B. 2015.  Identifying Urban Watershed Boundaries and Area, Fairfax County, Virginia.  Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 81(5):365-372.

Parece, T. E., Lie, J., Campbell, J.B. & Carroll, D. 2015. Assessing urban landscape variables contribution to microclimates.  Advances in Meteorology.  DOI:10.1155/2016/8736263.

Zheng, B., J. B. Campbell, G. Serbin, & J. M. Galbraith. 2014. Remote sensing of crop residue and tillage practices: present capabilities and future prospects. Soil & Tillage Research.  Vol. 138, pp. 26-34. 

Zheng, B., J. B Campbell, G. Serbin, and C. Daughtry. 2013. A validation of the minNDTI strategy in the United States. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. Vol. 68, pp. 120-131. doi:10.2489/68.2.120.

Zheng, B., J. B. Campbell, and K. M. de Beurs. 2012. Remote sensing of crop residue cover using multi-temporal Landsat imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment. Vol. 117, pp. 177-183. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2011.09.016.

Gibson, G.R., J. B. Campbell, and R. H. Wynne. 2012. Three Decades of War and Food Insecurity in Iraq. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing. Vol. 78, pp. 885-895.

Campbell, J .B. 2008. Origins of aerial photographic interpretation, U.S. Army, 1916-1918. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing. Vol. 74, pp. 77- 93.

Recent Grants:

2018-2023. VirginiaView. StateView operations for the State of Virginia, 2018-2023.  Lead PI with J. McGee & R.H. Wynne. (award pending).

2012-2017. VirginiaView. StateView operations for the State of Virginia, 2012-2017.  Lead PI with J. McGee & R.H. Wynne. ($122,500).