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Rangeland remote sensing expert to give seminar, be honored at ISU

Posted September 23, 2008

An expert in using remote sensing for managing rangelands, Paul Tueller, Ph.D., will give a seminar “The History and Future of Rangeland Remote Sensing” at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the Idaho State University Pond Student Union Building North Fork Salmon River Room.

Immediately preceding Tueller’s seminar, the Idaho State University Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Training and Research Center will hold a reception at 4:30 p.m. to honor Tueller for his help in establishing a new graduate GIS fellowship at ISU.

Tueller, an alumnus of ISU, is a retired professor emeritus from the University of Nevada, Reno. He is known as the “father of rangeland remote sensing” and has more than 50 years experience in the field, according to Keith Weber, ISU GIS Director.

Tueller is a certified range-management consultant and has expertise in rangeland ecology, remote sensing and wildlife habitat and has experience in landscape ecology and fire ecology.

His principal interests include range resources ecology and management, remote sensing of renewable natural resources, big game range management, vegetation-soil relationships, and plant ecology.

He remains active in the Society for Range Management, is a principle in the consulting group Rangeland Consultants and is still involved with various research topics. Tueller has edited one book on rangeland ecology and has about 160 additional publications in a number of journals.

“His talk should be of interest to a variety of students and professors at ISU, as well as professional rangeland managers, and members of the public who use rangelands or have an interest in their management,” Weber said. “Anyone interested in remote sensing or GIS might want to attend this talk.”

Weber said he was excited to announce the new Paul Tueller Fellowship, which honors Tueller’s contributions to rangeland studies and will provide opportunities for GIS graduate students at ISU.

The Tueller Fellowship will be a competitive fellowship and will be awarded to one ISU graduate student per year who is pursuing a Master of Science in GIS Science or a Master of Arts in Historical Research Management.

“The GIS Center is proud to be associated with Dr. Tueller’s name and we are honored he is visiting ISU,” Weber said. “This fellowship is a direct reflection of the growth of geospatial sciences at Idaho State University.”

For more information on the seminar or fellowship, contact Weber at (208) 282-2757 or webekeit@isu.edu.