George Xian

Biography

Dr. George Xian is a research physical scientist for the U.S. Geological Survey, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, who researches the national land cover and land cover database, land cover change, urban land change, land cover change impacts on climate and ecosystems using remote sensing information. George has specialized in using multi-type remote sensing data to characterize land change and change assessment across the United States. He has also used Landsat thermal information to study urban environment change by collaborating with other researchers from different government agencies and universities. Dr. Xian serves as Editor-in-Chief for Remote Sensing Application: Society and Environment. He also serves as an Editorial Advisory Board member for ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing and a steering committee member of Wetland Mapping Consortium. George has a PhD from the University of Nevada, Reno, a MS degree from Colorado State University, and a BS degree from Yunnan University, China.