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Dr. Jason Parent
Assistant Research Professor
Department of Natural Resources & the Environment

University of Connecticut U-87,
1376 Storrs Road
Storrs, CT 06269-4087

Phone: (860)486-2840


Ph.D. 2014 Geomatics / Landscape Ecology University of Connecticut
M.S. 2006 Natural Resources - Earth Resources Information Systems University of Connecticut
B.S. 2002 Environmental Science and Biology University of Connecticut 

Courses Taught

NRE 5585 Geospatial Data Processing Techniques (online)
Developing Custom Geoprocessing Tools with Python
NRE 4575/5575   Natural Resource Applications of GIS
NRE 5461 Landscape Ecology

Work Experience

2016 - Present Assistant research professor, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Connecticut
2014 - 2015 Postdoctoral research associate, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Connecticut 

Research Interest

My research interests are in using remote sensing and geospatial analysis to address issues related to natural resources. My current research focuses on using remote sensing to help utility companies more effectively manage roadside trees to reduce power outages.

Selected Pubs

  • Parent, J. and J. Volin. 2016. Validating Landsat-based landscape metric with fine-grained land cover data. Ecological Indicators 60, 668-677.

  • Parent, J. and J. Volin. 2015. Assessing species-level biases in tree heights estimated from terrain-optimized leaf-off airborne laser scanner (ALS) data. International Journal of Remote Sensing 36:10, 2697-2712, DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2015.1047047.

  • Parent, J., J. Volin, D. Civco. June 2015. A fully-automated approach to land cover mapping with airborne LiDAR and high resolution multispectral imagery in a forested suburban landscape. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 104: 18-29.

  • Parent J., M. Graziano, X. Yang. 2014. The potential of using forest residue to offset coal use in co-fired coal power plants in the eastern United States. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering 7: 99-105

  • Parent, J., and J.C. Volin. 2014. Assessing the Potential for Leaf-off LiDAR Data to Model Canopy Closure in Temperate Deciduous Forests. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 95: 134-145. DOI: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2014.06.009

Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Connecticut
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4087
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4087
Phone: 860-486-2840