Frank L. Dougher


Graduate Education:

Master of Science Geography, 2002
Utah State University, Department of Geography and Earth Resources Logan, Utah
emphasis: Geographical Information Systems & Geomorphometry
Thesis: A Macroterrain Landtype Classification Model for the Great Basin.

Geology Graduate Studies Spring & Fall, 1993
Montana State University, Department of Earth Science Bozeman, Montana
emphasis: Quaternary Geology

Undergraduate Education:

Bachelor of Science, Geology, 1992
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Department of Geology Carbondale, Illinois
emphasis: Geomorphology
Independant Study: Active Layer Processes in Arctic and Alpine Periglacial Regions


Professional Experience:

Remote Sensing/GIS Analyst Jan, 2002 - present
Montana State University, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences. Precision Agriculture Research Association, Agroecology Lab

Duties: Developing Remote Sensing and GIS models and applications for research in weed distribution mapping, inventory and monitoring. Applications are in both agricultural & natural resource areas, and include multiple approaches such as Hyperspectral, Multispectral Satellite, Digital Aerial Imagery and ground-aquired data.

Software, Platforms: Familiar with major commercial RS/GIS applications for both UNIX & NT platforms; including ERDAS Imagine 8.x, and ESRI Arc/INFO 8.x, ArcView3.x, ArcIMS, and some familiarity with ArcSDE. Also proficient with other commercial & non-commercial software packages; e.g. SAS, SPLUS, SigmaPlot, Surfer, ENVI, MicroDEM, GenesisII, SWARM, and Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat.

Programming Experience: AML, Avenue, AXL(ArcXML), C++, CSS, EML(ERDAS Spatial Modeler), HTML, Java, Javascript, Perl.

GIS/Data Communications Technician Apr, 1998 - Mar, 2001
Utah State University, Dept. of Geography and Earth Resources. Remote Sensing/Geographical Information Systems Laboratories (RS/GIS Labs)

Duties: Remote Sensing/GIS modelling, end-user interfaces, cartography, and development and integration of internet applications for RS/GIS data; including custom applications and ESRI ArcIMS. Webserver administrator on both NT and UNIX platforms, and assistant UNIX system administrator in system maintainence.

Projects: Cache County Internet Map Server, Mojave Desert Ecosystem Program, Hill Air Force Base - Threatened and Endangered Species Project, NGB National Environmental Database, Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), Utah Digital Image Archive, Yukon-Charley MOA GIS Project, Utah DWR/Utah Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Unit - Online Species Database, Great Basin Ecosystem Initiative

Experience & Accomplishments: Developed Internet Map Composer & Spatial Data Query Engine programs from ground up prior to availability of comparable commercial software for Mojave Desert Ecosystem Program.
Created Multiband MrSID Internet Image Viewer Prototype for SERDP & Utah Digital Image Arcive
Scripted custom Avenue applications for several GIS end-user projects.

Geomorphologist/GIS Specialist Feb, 1995 - Apr, 1998
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Otter Creek Hydrologic Unit Area (HUA) Restoration Project

Duties: Field, Laboratory and GIS specialist for USDA Extension project for maintaining water quality in a threatened watershed, under the supervision of Dr. Michael P. O'Neill. Field duties include surveying using Total Data Station laser theodolites and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Field experience also includes setting up, maintaining, and monitoring of automated data and sample collection systems including ISCO water samplers, and Campbell Scientific CR-10 Dataloggers. Lab responsibilities include water turbidity measurement and sediment differentiation. GIS experience using ARC/INFO, ArcView, Erdas Imagine, and Erdas 7.5 for digitization, rectification, and composition using raster and thematic data.

Additional Duties: Educational extension experience includes communication and information sharing with landowners, World Wide Web (WWW) page authoring for information dissemination, multimedia CD-ROM production, and multiple conference presentations.

GIS Specialist Aug, 1994 - Feb, 1995
Utah State University, Dept. of Geography and Earth Resources. Remote Sensing/Geographical Information Systems Lab (RS/GIS Lab)

Duties: Use of ARC/INFO, ArcView, Erdas Imagine, and Erdas 7.5 for digitization, rectification, and composition using raster and thematic data for various projects, under the supervision of Douglas Wight.

Projects: Pastoral Land Use Classifications for Rural Morocco, Shoshone National Forest Geologic Mapping & Modeling Project, Watershed Features Mapping for the Unita and Wasatch Mountains, Species Habitat and Range for the Yuma Puma

Teaching Assistant Fall, 1993
Montana State University, Dept of Earth Science. Geology 101: Introduction to Geology

Duties : Under the supervision of Dr. Nazrul Khandakar, primary duty was the administration of three sections of the laboratory course for beginning level geology course. The lab course provided hands on experience and in depth exercises related to topics covered in the companion lecture course. Administration of the lab included curriculum organization, lab preparation, lab lecture (usually hour to 45 minutes), preparation and grading of lab exercises, and preparation and grading of lab examinations. Secondary duties included preparation and grading of lecture examinations, grading of final papers, and substitute lecturing in professor's absence.

ISGS/NAGT Award Internship Summer, 1993
Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS)/National Association of Geology Teachers (NAGT)

Duties: GIS work for the stack-unit mapping project, collecting well-log and core-sample data for the stack-unit mapping project, working with soil-carbonate testing facility for the Survey, and collection of field data for research on glacio-fluvial geomorphology.

Field and Lab Assistant 1990 to 1992
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Department of Geology

Duties: Assisted faculty members in the gathering of data for fluvial geomorphic research in the field, including topographic and bathymetric surveying. Also assisted in sediment analysis procedures and in the operation of SIU-C's 17m variable pitch flume.


Other Related Experience:

Internet Map Servers Panelist, 2000 Southwest Users Group Conference

Radio Interview on Global Positioning System Selective Availability Shutdown, KUSU, 2000

Instructor, GPS Field Surveying & Aerial Photo Interpretation, USU Forestry Field Camp, Summer 1998

Instructor, GPS, GIS & Remote Sensing Techniques, USU Forestry Field Camp, Summer 1997

Student Assistant, 1995 ESRI Users Conference


Professional/Scientific Organizations:

Geological Society of America (GSA)
Association of American Geographers (AAG)


Presentations:

Internet Map Server Applications for the Great Basin Ecosystem Initiative. R. Douglas Ramsey, Frank L. Dougher, John Lowry, 2000. Poster: 2000 ESRI Users Conference.

Using ArcView to Digitally Image Radiation Capture in Plants. Tracy A.O. Dougher, Frank L. Dougher, Bruce Bugbee, 2000. Poster: 2000 ESRI Users Conference, June 2000.

Delineating Hierarchical Ecological Units in Utah's West Desert. Frank L. Dougher, Neil E. West, R. Douglas Ramsey, Gerald Manis, 2000. Poster: 2000 ESRI Users Conference, June 2000.

An Evaluation of the Geomorphic Characteristics of a Threshold Meandering/Anastomosing Channel System. Frank L. Dougher and Dr. Michael P. O'Neill, 1997. Oral: GSA 1997 Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT.

An Evaluation of the Environmental Controls of an Anastomosing Stream Channel. Frank L. Dougher and Dr. Michael P. O'Neill, 1996. Oral: AAG 92nd Annual Meeting. Charlotte, NC.

An Examination of Scale Dependancy for Vegetation Index and Related Variables. Frank L. Dougher, Kimberly Petraw, and Dr. R. Douglas Ramsey, 1995. Oral: AAAS Pacific Division, Annual Conference. Vancouver, BC.

Extrapolation of Geologic Data from Peripheral Data Sources Using Arc/Info based GIS. Frank L Dougher and Douglas Wight, 1995. Poster: 15th Annual ESRI User's Conference. Palm Springs, CA.


Publications:

An Evaluation of the Geomorphic Characteristics of a Threshold Meandering/Anastomosing Channel System. Frank L. Dougher and Dr. Michael P. O'Neill, 1997. Proceedings: GSA 1997 Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT.

Geographic information systems for water quality; examples from the Little Bear River on Otter Creek, Utah. Dr. Michael P. O'Neill, Frank L. Dougher, Michael Allred, and Verl Bagley, 1996. Proceedings: Watershed '96. Baltimore, MD.

An Evaluation of the Environmental Controls of an Anastomosing Stream Channel. Frank L. Dougher and Dr. Michael P. O'Neill, 1996. Proceedings: AAG 92nd Annual Meeting. Charlotte, NC.

An Examination of Scale Dependancy for Vegetation Index and Related Variables. Kimberly Petraw, Frank L. Dougher, and Dr. R. Douglas Ramsey, 1995. Proceedings: AAAS Pacific Division, 1995 Annual Conference. Vancouver, BC.


References:

Lisa J. Rew, Ph.D.
Dept. of Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3120
E-mail: lrew@montana.edu

Bruce Maxwell, Ph.D.
Dept. of Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3120
E-mail: bmax@montana.edu

R. Douglas Ramsey, Ph.D.
Dept of Geography & Earth Resources Utah State University
Logan, Utah 84322-5240
E-mail: doug@cnr.usu.edu

Rick L. Lawrence, Ph.D.
Dept. of Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3120
E-mail: rickl@montana.edu

Gerald A. Neilsen, Ph.D.
Dept. of Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3120
E-mail: neilsen@montana.edu

Neil E. West, Ph.D.
Dept. of Rangeland Resources, Utah State University
Logan, Utah 84322
E-mail: new369@cc.usu.edu

John Lowry, Asst. Director for Projects
Remote Sensing/GIS Laboratories
9635 Old Main Hill
Utah State University
Logan, Utah 84322-9635
E-mail: jlowry@gis.usu.edu