- About the Center for Sustainability
|Dr. Abuduwasiti Wulamu (aka Abduwasit Ghulam in publications) is an Assistant Professor with the Center for Sustainability at Saint Louis University since 2012. Dr. Wulamu earned his Ph.D. in Cartography & GIS from Peking University in 2006. Then, he joined the Image Sciences, Computer Sciences and Remote Sensing Laboratory (LSIIT) UMR 7005 at University of Strasbourg, France as a Post Doctoral Research Associate. From 2007 to 2009, he held a Geospatial Analyst position in the Center for Environmental Sciences at Saint Louis University. This was followed by an Assistant Research Professor position in the Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences and the Center for Environmental Sciences held until 2012. Dr. Wulamu has carried out a number of basic and applied research projects, and mentored 7 PhD students, over 10 masters student thesis and a post-doctoral researcher, and served as a member on several graduate dissertation committees. He has authored over 30 peer-reviewed journal publications, one book chapter, and presented more than 30 conference papers and workshops. He has served on NASA review panels, and reviewed several NSF proposals and numerous journal papers. Dr. Wulamu has also distinguished himself as an educator with dedicated teaching, mentoring and outreach service to his profession. He has developed graduate and undergraduate certificate programs and constructed more than 10 courses in remote sensing & GIS at Saint Louis University.|
Selected Journal Publications
Abir, I. A., Khan, S. D., Ghulam, A., Tariq, S., Wijk, J.V. (2014). Could normal fault basement ramps control salt movement in Northern Pakistan? Tectonophysics, (under review).
Maimaitijiang, M., Ghulam, A., Sandoval, J. S. O., Maimaitiyiming, M. (2014).Drivers of land-cover/land-use changes in St. Louis Metropolitan area over the past 40 years characterized by remote sensing and census population data. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation (under review).
Ghulam, A. (2014). Monitoring tropical forest degradation in Betampona Nature Reserve, Madagascar using multi-source remote sensing data fusion. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, (in press).
Zeng, T., Ghulam, A., Yang, W-N, Grzovic, M., Maimaitiyiming, M. (2014). Estimating the volume and spatial extent of loose deposits, and its contribution to potential geological hazards over Wenchuan Earthquake zone, China using airborne and space borne optical remote sensing and InSAR coherence approach. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, (major revision).
Sawut, M., Ghulam, A., Teyip, T., Zhang, Y-J., Ding, J-L., Zhang, F. (2014). Estimating soil sand content using thermal infrared spectra in arid lands. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 33:203-210
Ghulam, A., Porton, I., Freeman, K. (2014). Detecting subcanopy invasive plant species in tropical rainforest by integrating optical and microwave (InSAR/PolInSAR) remote sensing data, and a decision tree algorithm. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 88:174-192.
Zarauz, J., Ghulam, A., Pasken, R., Krotkov, N. (2014). Monitoring SO2 trajectories in a complex terrain environment using CALIPUFF, OMI and MODIS data. Remote Sensing of Environment. (minor revised).
Maimatiyiming, M., Ghulam, A., Teyip, T., Pla, F., Latorre-Carmona, P., Sawut, M., Halik, Ü., Caetano, M. (2014). Effects of spatial pattern of green space on land surface temperature: implications for sustainable urban planning and climate change adaptation. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 89: 59-66.
Jordan, Y. C., Ghulam, A., Chu, M. L. (2014). Assessing the impacts of future urban developing patterns and climate changes on surface water quality using geoinformatics. Journal of Environmental Informatics. (in press).
Chen, C., Qin, Q, Fa, W.,Chen, L., Ghulam, A., Zhang, N.,Wang, J., Qin, X., Yang, X. (2014). Photometric Correction and Reflectance Calculation for Lunar Images from Chang'E-1 CCD Stereo Camera. Planetary and Space Science, (major revised).
Jordan, Y. C., Ghulam, A., Hartling, S. (2014). Traits of surface water pollution under climate and land use changes: A remote sensing and hydrological modeling approach. Earth-Science Reviews, 128:181-195.
Shahabfar, A., Ghulam, A., Conrad, C. (2014). Understanding hydrological repartitioning and shifts in drought regimes in Central and South-West Asia using MODIS derived perpendicular drought index and TRMM data. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 7(3): 983-993.
Chu, M. L., Ghulam, A., Knouft, J., Pan, Z. (2013). A hydrologic data screening procedure for exploring the trends and shifts in rainfall and runoff patterns. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 1-15. DOI: 10.1111/jawr.12149.
Chu, M. L., Knouft, J., Ghulam, A., Pan, Z. (2013). Impacts of urbanization on river flow variables: A controlled experimental modeling-based evaluation approach. Journal of Hydrology, 495: 1-12.
Rajendran, S., Nasir, S., Kusky, T.M., Ghulam, A., Gabr, S., Gali, M. E. (2013). Detection of hydrothermal mineralized zones associated with Listwaenites rocks in the Central Oman using ASTER data. Ore Geology Reviews, 53, 470-488.
Amer, R., Sultan, M., Ripperdan, R., Ghulam, A., Kusky, T. (2013). An integrated approach for groundwater potential zoning in shallow fracture zone aquifers. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34(19): 6539-6561.
Jordan, Y.C., Ghulam, A., Herrmann, R. (2012). Floodplain ecosystem response to climate variability and land-cover and land-use change in Lower Missouri River Basin. Landscape Ecology, 27: 843-857.
Shahabfar, A., Ghulam, A., Eitzinger, J. (2012). Drought monitoring in Iran using the Perpendicular Drought Indices. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 18, 119-127.
Rajendran, S., al-Khirbash, S., Pracejus, B., Nasir, S., Al-Abri, A.H., Kusky, T.M., Ghulam, A. (2012). ASTER detection of chromite bearing mineralized zones in Semail Ophiolite Massifs of the northern Oman Mountains: Exploration strategy. Ore Geology Reviews, 44: 121-135.
Ghulam, A., Kusky, T., Teyip, T. and Qin, Q. (2011). Subcanopy soil moisture modeling in n-dimensional spectral feature space. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 77(2):149-156.
Yao, Y., Qin, Q., Ghulam, A., Zhao, S., Liu, S. (2011). A simple method to determine the Priestley-Taylor parameter for evapotranspiration estimation using Albedo-VI triangular space from MODIS data. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 5, 053505 (Mar 11, 2011); doi:10.1117/1.3557817
Gabr, S., Ghulam, A., Kusky, T. (2010). Detecting areas of high-potential gold mineralization using ASTER data. Ore Geology Reviews, 38(1-2): 59-69.
Kusky, T., Ghulam, A., Wang, L., et al. (2010). Focusing Seismic Energy Along faults through time-variable rapture modes: Wenchuan Earthquake, China. Journal of Earth Science, 21 (6): 910-922.
Amer, R., Kusky, T., Ghulam, A. (2010). Lithological mapping in the Central Eastern Desert of Egypt using ASTER data. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 56(2-3): 75-82.
Ghulam, A., Li, Z-L, Qin, Q., Yimit, H., Wang, J. (2008). Estimating crop water stress with ETM+ NIR and SWIR data. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 148:1679-1695.
Ghulam, A., Qin, Q., Kusky, T., Li, Z-L. (2008). Re-examination of perpendicular drought indices. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 29(20): 6037-6044.
Qin, Q., Ghulam, A., Zhu, L., Wang, L., Li, J. and Nan, P. (2008). Evaluation of MODIS derived perpendicular drought index for estimation of surface dryness over northwestern China. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 29(7): 1983-1995.
Qin, Q., Zhu, L., Ghulam, A., Li, Z. and Nan, P. (2008). Satellite monitoring of spatio-temporal dynamics of China's coastal zone eco-environments: preliminary analysis on the relationship between the environment, climate change and human behavior. Environmental Geology, 55: 1687-1698.
Ghulam, A., Qin, Q., Teyip, T., Li, Z-L. (2007). Modified perpendicular drought index (MPDI): a real-time drought monitoring method. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 62: 150-164.
Ghulam, A., Qin, Q., Zhan, Z. (2007). Designing of the perpendicular drought index. Environmental Geology, 52(6): 1045-1052.
Ghulam, A., Li, Z-L, Qin, Q., Tong, Q. (2007). Exploration of the spectral space based on vegetation index and albedo for surface drought estimation. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Vol 1, 013529.
Ghulam, A., Li, Z-L., Qin, Q., Tong, Q., Wang, J., Kasimu, A., and Lin, Z. (2007). A method for canopy water content estimation for highly vegetated surfaces-shortwave infrared perpendicular water stress index. Science in China series D: Earth Science, 50(9):1359-1368.
Ghulam, A., Qin, Q., Zhu, L. and P. Abdrahman. (2004). Satellite remote sensing of groundwater: quantitative modelling and uncertainty reduction using 6S atmospheric simulations. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 25 (23):5509-5524.
|Dr. Wulamu’s research focuses on 1) hyperspectral remote sensing applications in precision agriculture, plant responses to abiotic stress and ozone concentration under changing climate and invasive plant species; 2) impacts of land-cover and land-use change (LCLUC) on water quality under various scenarios of future climate change and land use modifications; 3) applications of InSAR/DInSAR/LiDAR in predictive modeling of geological hazards (e.g., landslides and land subsidence, earthquake deformation); 4) integrated use of hyperspectral and radar data fusion in mineral exploration.|
|Service:||- Reviewer for a number of professional journals - Proposal Reviewer and Panelist for NASA, NSF and International Funding Agencies.|
|• 2013 - 2014: Chair, Center for Sustainability Faculty Assembly. • May 2013 – April 2015. Faculty Marshal for Baccalaureate Ceremony and Commencement Ceremony|
|Other Activities:||2013-2014: Vice President, St Louis Region, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing|