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Douglas A. Stow

Douglas A. Stow

Professor of Geography

Storm Hall 307B
Department of Geography
San Diego State University

San Diego , CA 92182-4493
Office Phone: (619) 594-5498


  1. Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1985, Doctoral Intercampus Transfer, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
  2. M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1978
  3. B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1976


Doug Stow Curriculum Vitae October 2017

Current Research

Wildfire fuel and spread relationships for chaparral shrublands of southern California.

Repeat Station Imaging (RSI) in support of wide-area and time-sensitive land surface monitoring.

Monitoring shrubland habitat reserves in southern California with remote sensing and image processing technologies.

Forest canopy and land cover and land use change in Fanjinshan National Nature Reserve, China – a Golden Monkey reserve.

NSF Complex Natural and Human Systems (CNH) Award (Co-PI, Douglas Stow) Impacts of ecosystem service payments in coupled natural and human systems

Research Interests:

  • Mediterranean-type ecosystems
  • Land-cover and land-use change analyses
  • Land change science
  • Remote sensing and image processing
  • Multi-temporal image analyses
  • Image-based change detection
  • Urban dynamics


Geographic Information Science and Spatial Reasoning
Remote Sensing of Environment
Intermediate Remote Sensing of Environment
Advanced Remote Sensing
Advanced Remote Sensing Lab
Seminar in Techniques of Spatial Analysis

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