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Name: Jessica McCarty
Member Since: November 23rd, 2009
Member Name: Jessica.mccarty

Jessica L. McCarty is an Assistant Professor of Geography & Geosciences at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Her current research focuses on quantifying the emissions from biomass burning, specifically cropland and rangeland burning, using social science survey techniques to study the perception and use of remote sensing data and results at multiple agency levels in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and integrating remote sensing data into spatial models to analyze land use and land cover change in the Central Appalachian region. In addition, she works closely with both the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to transfer both remote sensing products and technologies to improve crop type mapping and emissions and biomass burning monitoring, respectively. Dr. McCarty earned her Ph.D. in Geography (2009) from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.