Don Rundquist

Don Rundquist

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Title Emeritus Remote Sensing Scientist
Address 101 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
68583-0961
Phone 402-472-3471
FAX 402-472-2946
E-mail drundquist1@unl.edu
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Hello, I'm Don Rundquist, a professor with the Faculty of Geography and GIScience in the School of Natural Resources. I was director of the Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies (CALMIT) from 1986 through summer of 2008, and I now serve as a research scientist with the Center.

Don Rundquist

I've been involved in teaching remote sensing at the university level since the early 1970s and continue to teach the following courses: Introduction to Remote Sensing, Practical Applications of Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Natural Resources and (occasionally) Field Techniques in Remote Sensing.

My research interests are in high resolution (spatial and spectral) remote sensing of surface waters and vegetation, field procedures and technologies and remote sensing as it relates to agriculture. Through this type of work, our research group hopes to improve the utility of remote sensing in monitoring crops, lakes and ponds and coastal ecosystems. I am interested in helping to confirm remote sensing as a practical tool for dealing with issues in agriculture and natural resources.

Selected Publications

Bhatti, A., D. Rundquist, J. Schalles, L. Ramirez, S. Nasu, and M. Takagi, 2009. A comparision between above-water surface and subsurface spectral reflectances collected over inland waters. GeoCarto International, 24: 2, 133-141.
Rundquist, D., A. Gitelson, M. Lawson, G. Keydan, B. Leavitt, R. Perk, J. Keck, D. Mishra, and S. Narumalani, 2009. Proximal sensing of coral features: spectral characterization of Sidastrea siderea. GIScience and Remote Sensing, 46:2, 139-160.
Steele, M., A. Gitelson, and D. Rundquist, 2009. Non-destructive estimation of anthocyanin content in grapevine leaves. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 60:87-92.
Zygielbaum, A., A. Gitelson, T. Arkebauer, and D. Rundquist, 2009. Non-destructive detection of water stress and estimation of relative water content in maize. Geophysical Research Letters, 36,LI2403,doi:10.1029/2009GL038906,2009.
Gitelson, A., G. Dall'Olmo, W. Moses, D. Rundquist, T. Barrow, T. Fisher, D. Gurlin, and J. Holz, 2008. A simple semi-analytical model for remote estimation of chlorophyll-a in turbid waters: validation. Remote Sensing of Environment, 112, 3582-3593.
Steele, M., A. Gitelson, and D. Rundquist, 2008. A comparison of two techniques for non-destructive measurement of chlorophyll content in grapevine leaves. Agronomy Journal, 100:3, 779-782.
Steele, M., A. Gitelson, and D. Rundquist, 2008. Non-destructive estimation of leaf chlorophyll content in grapes. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 59:3, 299-305.
Mishra, D. R., S. Narumalani, D. Rundquist, M. Lawson, and R. Perk, 2007. Enhancing the detection and classification of coral reef and associated benthic habitats: A hyperspectral remote sensing approach, Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, C08014, doi:10.1029/2006JC003892.
Lawson, M., B. Leavitt, D. Rundquist, N. Emanuel, R. Perk, J. Keck, and M. Hauschild, 2006. Compensating for irradiance fluxes when measuring the spectral reflectance of corals in-situ. GIScience and Remote Sensing, 43:2, 181-197.
Peng, Yi, A. Gitelson. G. Keydan, D.Rundquist, and W. Moses, In press. Remote estimation of gross primary production in maize and support for a new paradigm based on total crop chlorophyll content. Remote Sensing of Environment.

Educational Background

  • BS - University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Geography (1967)
  • MA - University of Nebraska-Omaha, Geography (1971)
  • PhD - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Geography (1977)

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My research interests lie in the area of remote sensing. More specifically, I am interested in field spectral-measurement techniques and technologies, airborne hyperspectral systems, and satellite remote sensing; especially as those approaches relate to the status and condition of both terrestrial vegetation (crops and rangelands) and aquatic vegetation (inland and coastal wetlands). I maintain particular interest in the use of remote sensors to infer components of the water column; i.e., the quality of surface waters. I have conducted research aimed at both inland and coastal waters, the latter including remote sensing of coral features.

Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.

Grant Title GIS Support to NE Dept of Ag
Starting Date 4/1/2012
Principal Investigators
Don Rundquist
Ending Date 3/31/2013
Funding Level $10,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Department of Agriculture

 
Grant Title GIS Support to Nebraska Department of Agriculture (additional funding)
Starting Date 2/1/2011
Principal Investigators
Don Rundquist
Ending Date 3/30/2012
Funding Level $15,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Department of Agriculture

 
Grant Title UNO-NASA Space Grant
Starting Date 9/1/2011
Principal Investigators
Don Rundquist
Co-PIs
Paul Merani
Ending Date 5/31/2012
Funding Level $1,500.00
Funding Source University of Nebraksa-Omaha/National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 
Grant Title GIS Support of Nebraska Department of Agriculture
Starting Date 2/1/2011
Principal Investigators
Don Rundquist
Ending Date 12/31/2011
Funding Level $25,000.00
Funding Source US Department of Agriculture

 
Grant Title Pesticide Sensitive Crop Locater (additional funding)
Starting Date 11/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Don Rundquist
Ending Date 9/30/2012
Funding Level $25,507.00
Funding Source Nebraska Department of Agriculture

 
Grant Title Developing a Vineyard-Suitability Model and Map for the State of Nebraska Using a Geographic Information System and Aircraft/Satellite Imagery
Starting Date 7/1/2009
Principal Investigators
Don Rundquist
Ending Date 9/30/2009
Funding Level $5,500.00
Funding Source UNO

 
Grant Title Developing a Vineyard-Suitability Map for Five Counties in Southeast Nebraska Using a Geographic Information System and Aircraft/Satellite Imagery
Starting Date 2/1/2008
Principal Investigators
Don Rundquist
Ending Date 12/31/2009
Funding Level $782.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 
Grant Title Remote Sensing on the Fremont Lake System
Starting Date 5/8/2007
Principal Investigators
Don Rundquist
Ending Date 9/30/2009
Funding Level $3,100.00
Funding Source Nebraksa Department of Environmental Quality

 
Grant Title Pesticide Sensitive Crop Locater
Starting Date 10/1/2009
Principal Investigators
Don Rundquist
Ending Date 9/30/2010
Funding Level $23,969.00
Funding Source Nebraska Department of Agriculture

 
Grant Title NDA Geospatial Dataset Support Agreement #18-05-174
Starting Date 1/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Don Rundquist
Ending Date 3/31/2010
Funding Level $20,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Department of Agriculture

 
Grant Title Airborne Remote Sensing Studies for 2009 and 2010
Starting Date 4/1/2009
Principal Investigators
Don Rundquist
Ending Date 12/31/2010
Funding Level $69,926.00
Funding Source Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality

 
Grant Title GIS Support to the Nebraska Department of Agriculture
Starting Date 7/1/2008
Principal Investigators
Don Rundquist
Ending Date 6/30/2009
Funding Level $14,740.00
Funding Source Nebraska Department of Agriculture

 
Grant Title Remote Sensing Services in Support of the Florida A&M Environmental Cooperative Science Center
Starting Date 9/1/2006
Principal Investigators
Don Rundquist
Ending Date 8/31/2010
Funding Level $40,000.00
Funding Source Florida A&M University

 
Grant Title NDA Geospatial Dataset Support Agreement #18-05-173
Starting Date 1/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Don Rundquist
Ending Date 6/30/2010
Funding Level $25,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Department of Agriculture

 
Grant Title Remote Sensing as a Tool for Enhancing Nebraska's Emerging Wine Industry
Starting Date 1/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Don Rundquist
Ending Date 6/30/2010
Funding Level $16,510.00
Funding Source University of Nebraksa-Omaha/National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Graduate Program(s)

Courses Taught in the Current Semester
Course Number Course Title Day Time Cross Listing
NRES 418 Introduction to Remote Sensing W 0430-0620 P GEOG 418/818, NRES 818
NRES 418 Introduction to Remote Sensing MWF 1130-1220 P GEOG 418/818, NRES 818
NRES 498 Special Topics - Global Pos System GPS T 1230-0145 P NRES 898
NRES 818 Introduction to Remote Sensing W 0430-0620 P GEOG 418/818, NRES 418
NRES 818 Introduction to Remote Sensing MWF 1130-1220 P GEOG 418/818, NRES 418
NRES 898 Special Topics - Global Pos System GPS T 1230-0145 P NRES 498
Courses Taught
Course Number Course Title Fall Even Years Fall Odd Years Spring Even Years Spring Odd Years Summer Session Cross Listing
NRES 820 Applications of Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Natural Resources X X AGRO/GEOG,GEOL 419/819, NRES 420
NRES 821 Field Techniques in Remote Sensing X GEOG 421/821, NRES 421