Melanie H. Johnson

Melanie H. Johnson

Year Started at Paul Smith’s: 2011
Departments of Natural Science and Forestry 
Area:  Conservation Science and Applied GIS/Remote Sensing

Mel is an Associate Professor in Natural Sciences and Forestry.  Her work centers around integrating remote sensing, GIS, and related skills with field work to examine real-world conservation issues and as communication tools. Current research projects involve using UAS (drones) for natural resource monitoring.

Mel is the program director for our Adirondack Field Ecology course. Check out the two Story Maps below to get the student perspective on this amazing experience.

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Academic Background

2012 PhD. Environmental Science, University of Idaho
2003 MS Geology, University of North Dakota
1993 BS Anthropology, Minnesota State University Moorhead

Courses Taught

ENV 110 Foundations of Environmental Science
ENV 105 Adirondack Field Ecology
GIS 201 Introduction to GIS
GIS 230 Geospatial Information Tech for Forestry
GIS 350 Introduction to Remote Sensing
GIS 399 Geospatial Applications
ENV 399 Ecological Restoration of Aquatic Terrestrial Transition Zones
GIS 420 GIS Application
GIS 499 Geospatial Analyses
NRS 432 Landscape Ecology

Johnson, Melanie H.

Contact »

Associate Professor
Pickett 222
(518) 327-6418