Emanuel Storey

Emanuel Storey

Geography Research Fellow

Storm Hall 323
Department of Geography
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-4493


Curriculum Vitae PDF file

Emanuel is an environmental scientist, landscape ecologist, and biogeographer working in the Department of Geography at SDSU. His major research interests are in the application of satellite remote sensing to the study of vegetation dynamics, and especially changes in shrubland vegetation associated with fire, climate change, and invasive plants. Emanuel is interested in these topics from the standpoint of ecosystem services, and aims to discover ecological insights to support more effective land, water, and fire management in the southern California region and beyond. His other key interests lie in environmental policy and stewardship philosophy. He has taught environmental conservation, wildfire science, and remote sensing subjects at SDSU, and continues to be involved in a variety of collaborative research projects. He believes strongly in the value of nature experience and enjoys to work with others in the outdoors.

  • Ph.D., Geography, San Diego State University / University of California, Santa Barbara , 2019
  • M.Sc., Geographic Information Science, San Diego State University, 2015
  • B.Sc., Environmental Science, University of New Mexico, 2011
  • Impacts of fire and climatic change on terrestrial plant communities
  • Time-series remote sensing techniques and applications
  • Land management and conservation practices

Storey, E. (2019). Mapping plant growth forms using structure-from-motion data combined with spectral image derivatives Leave geography site. Remote Sensing Letters,11(5), 426–435.

Storey, E., Stow, D., & D. Roberts (2019). Evaluating uncertainty in Landsat-derived postfire recovery metrics due to terrain, soil, and shrub type variations in southern California Leave geography site. GIScience & Remote Sensing

Storey, E., Stow, D., & M. Plummer (2019). Normalizing shadows in multi-temporal aerial frame imagery using relative radiometric adjustments to support near-real-time change detection. GIScience & Remote Sensing, 56(1), 22-42.

Stow, D., Riggan, P., Schag, G., Brewer, W., Tissell, R., Coen, J., & E. Storey (2019). Assessing uncertainty and demonstrating potential for estimating fire rate of spread at landscape scales based on time sequential airborne thermal infrared imaging. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 40(13), 1-22.

Plummer, M., Stow, D., Coulter, L., Storey, E., & N. Zamora (2020). Reducing Shadow Effects on the Co-registration of Aerial Image Pairs. PE & RS (accepted 20 January 2020).

Storey, E. (2018). Cartographically reconstructing surveys of community land grants in New Mexico to support historical research and political discourse. Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History, 52(2), 95-109.

Storey, E., Stow, D., Coulter, L., & Chen, C. (2016). Efficient detection of shadows in aerial repeat station image pairs to support shadow normalization and change detection. GIScience & Remote Sensing, 54(4), 453-470.

Storey, E. (2017). A case study on utilizing modern cadastral data to reconstruct the 19th-century survey of a New Mexico community land grant’s patented boundary. Surveying and Land Information Science, 76(1), 39-48.

Storey, E., Stow, D., & J. O’Leary (2016). Assessing postfire recovery of chamise chaparral using multi-temporal spectral vegetation index trajectories derived from Landsat imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment, 183, 53–64.

Stow, D., Riggan, P., Storey, E., & L. Coulter (2014). Measuring fire spread rates from repeat pass airborne thermal infrared imagery. Remote Sensing Letters, 5(9), 803-812.