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Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies

Donald C. Rundquist

Donald C. Rundquist
Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies (CALMIT)
School of Natural Resources
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
307 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln, NE 68583-0973

Phone:402.472.7536 FAX:402.472.2946


  • 1977 Ph.D. Geography, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 1971 M.A. Geography, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • 1967 B.S. Geography, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Professional Experience

  • 1986 - 2008 Director, Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies (CALMIT)
  • 1989 - present Professor, Conservation and Survey Division (CSD) (later school of natural resources)
  • 1987-90 Branch Chief, Geographic Information Systems, CSD
  • 1984-87 Program Manager, Land Resources, CSD
  • 1982-89 Assistant and Associate Professor, CSD
  • 1975-81 Assistant Professor of Geography and Director of Remote Sensing Applications Laboratory, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Research and Education Interests

  • Involved in research and teaching of remote sensing at the university level since the early 1970's.
  • Special interests in high resolution (spatial and spectral) remote sensing of surface waters and vegetation, field procedures and technologies, and remote sensing as it relates to agriculture

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Geography/Geosciences/Agronomy/Natural Resources 419/819: Practical Applications of Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Natural Resources (4 credit hours)
  • Geography 498/898: Field Techniques in Remote Sensing (3 credit hours)

Ph.D. Graduate Committees Supervised and Current Positions Held by Former Students

  • Lloyd Queen, Professor, Department of Forestry, University of Montana
  • Albert Peters, Research Associate Professor, CALMIT, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Retired)
  • Liping Di, Professor of Geography, George Mason Uninversity
  • Douglas Goodin, Professor of Geography, Kansas State University
  • Luoheng Han, Professor of Geography and Associate Dean, University of Alabama
  • Rolland Fraser, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Environmental Health, Missouri Southern State University
  • Mahtab Lodhi, Associate Professor of Geography, University of New Orleans
  • Asad Ullah, Science Systems and Applications Inc., Lanham, Maryland
  • Stuart McFeeters, GIS Specialist, University of California-Kearney
  • Steve Payton, SAIC, Washington, DC
  • Ann Hodgson (Co-Chair with William Powers), Resource Designs, Florida
  • Deborah DeMarey, Assistant Professor, Chowan College, North Carolina
  • Art Zygielbaum (Co-Chair with Antatoly Gitelson), Adjunct Associate Professor, CALMIT, UNL

Masters Graduate Committees (thesis) Supervised and Current Positions Held by Former Students

  • Peter Budde, National Park Service
  • John Jones, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Jesslyn Brown, EROS Data Center
  • Mark Svoboda, National Drought Mitigation Center, UNL
  • Brian Tolk, EROS Data Center
  • Eric Wilson, OrbImage, Inc.
  • Juan Ramirez, Lecturer, UNL
  • David Derry, U.S. State Department
  • Andres Viña, Postdoctoral Research
  • Aaron Schepers, Entrepreneur
  • Dan Becker, CB Richard Ellis Mapping Center

Refereed Journal Articles: 1991 - Present