Geography and Planning

Wanxiao Sun

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Title: Associate Professor

Field of Study: Geography and Planning


Office: B-4-207 Mackinac Hall

Phone: 616-331-8521

Email: sunwa@gvsu.edu

Teaches

GPY 100 Physical Geography

GPY 200 Computer Cartography

GPY 307 Introduction to Computer Mapping/Geographic Information Systems

GPY 407 Advanced GIS

GPY 470 Digital Image Processing

Areas of interest: remote sensing, image classification, information fusion, GIS, mapping plant functional types, computer cartography, 3D visualization and simulation.
 

Degrees

Ph.D. Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany. M.S. Remote Sensing and GIS/Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
 

Professor Sun's recent Publications:

  • Sun, F., Sun, W., Chen, J., and Gong, P. 2012. Comparison and improvement of methods for identifying waterbodies in remotely sensed imagery. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 33:21, 6854-6875.
  • Sun, G., Sun, W., Liang, S., Zhang, Z., and Chen. E. 2012. Above-ground biomass, in Advanced Remote Sensing: Terrestrial Information Extraction and Applications. S. Liang et al. (Ed.), Elsevier/Academic Press, Waltham, MA, Chapter 15, pp. 467-499.
  • Liang, S., Liu, R., Qin, J., Sun, W., Wang, K., and Yang, J. 2009, Remote sensing observations and inversion of land parameters for supporting ecosystem model simulation, in Human Activities and Ecosystem Dynamics. Yu, G. et al. (Ed.), Higher Education Press, Beijing (in Chinese), Chapter 4, pp. 121-156.
  • Liang, S., Liu, R., Qin, J., Sun, W., Wang, K., and Yang, J. In press. Remote sensing observations and inversion of land surface parameters for supporting ecosystem model simulation. In G. Yu et al. (ed.), Human Activities and Ecosystem Dynamics. High Education Press, Beijing, China.
  • Oyana, T. J., Sun, W., and Sirikulchayanon, P. 2009. Buffering functions of mangroves in the 2004 tsunami, International Journal of Digital Earth, 2(3): 257–274.
  • Sun, W., Liang, S., Xu, G., Fang, H., and Dickinson, R. 2008. Mapping plant functional types from MODIS data using multisource evidential reasoning, Remote Sensing of Environment.
  • Sun, W., Liang, S., Xu, G., Fang, H., and Dickinson, R. 2008. Mapping plant functional types from MODIS data using multisource evidential reasoning, Remote Sensing of Environment, 112:1010–1024.
  • Sun, W. and Liang, S. 2008. Methodologies for mapping plant functional types. In S. Liang (ed.), Advances in Land Remote Sensing: System, Modeling, Inversion and Application: 369-393. Springer.
  • Sirikulchayanon, P., Sun, W., and Oyana, T. 2008. Assessing the impacts of the 2004 tsunami on mangroves using remote sensing and GIS techniques, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 29(12):3553-3576.
  • McDonald, P., Nielsen, C., Oyana, T. and Sun, W., 2008. Modelling habitat overlap among sympatric mesocarnivores in Southern Illinois, USA. Ecological Modelling, 215:276-286.
  • Sun, W. and Liang, S. 2008. Methodologies for mapping plant functional types. in a professional book Advances in Land Remote Sensing: System, Modeling, Inversion and Application. Springer.
  • Sun, W., Xu, G., Gong, P., and Liang, S. 2006. Fractal analysis of remote sensing images: A review of methods and applications. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 27(22): 4963-4990.
  • Sun, W. 2006. Three new implementations of the triangular prism method for computing the fractal dimension of remote sensing images. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 72(4): 373-382.
  • Sun, W., Kolappal, A., and Gong, P. 2005. Two computation methods for detecting anisotropy in image texture. Geographic Information Sciences, 11(2): 87-96.
  • Sun, W., Kelly, M., and Gong, P. 2005. Automated separation of dead tree crowns from the oak woodland forest mosaic by integrating spatial information. Geocarto International, 20(2): 15-20.
  • Sun, W., Liang, S., Xu, G., and Fang, H. 2005. Improving MODIS PFT product using multisource evidential reasoning. Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Physical Measurements and Signatures in Remote Sensing, 1: 225-227.
  • Sun, W. 2004. Land-Use Classification Using High Resolution Satellite Imagery: A New Information Fusion Method  An Application in Landau, Germany. Mainz: University of Mainz Press, 95 pp.
  • Sun, W., Heidt, V., Gong, P., and Xu, G. 2003. Information fusion for rural landuse classification using high resolution satellite imagery. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 41(4): 883-890.