Siddiq S Kalaly, Ph.D.


Siddiq Kalaly is a Geographer with the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center Science and Applications Branch.  He specializes in remote sensing and other geospatial analyses of natural resources. His current research interest includes multispectral and hyperspectral imaging, especially as it relates to temporal analysis and spectral characterization of freshwater ecosystems and associated landforms.  He has been employed at the USGS since 2007 and served on special assignments that include supporting geological mapping in Saudi Arabia, minerals assessment in Afghanistan, and leading geospatial technologies capacity building program in Afghanistan, United States and Turkey.  His recent work includes imaging spectroscopy of submerged aquatic vegetation and remote sensing assessment of the effects of agricultural conservation practices.  



Ph.D. 2012. George Mason University Department of Environmental Science and Public Policy

Master of Science. 2006. Johns Hopkins University Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy

Bachelor of Individualized Studies. 2003. George Mason University, School of Business and School of Integrative Studies