Bryan Leavitt

Bryan Leavitt

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Title Research Systems Analyst
Address 325 South Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
Phone 402-310-1686
FAX 402-472-2946
Cell 402-310-1686
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E-mail is

Office Hours

M - F 8 am to 5 pm


Selected Publications

Moses, W., Gitelson, A., Perk, R., Gurlin, D., Rundquist, D., Leavitt, B., Barrow, T., Brakhage, P. (2012). Estimation of chlorophyll-a concentration in turbid productive waters using airborne hyperspectral data. Water Research. 46, 993-1004. Online
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.
Gitelson, A.A., B.D. Wardlow, G.P. Keydan, and B. Leavitt, 2007. Green leaf area index estimation in crops using MODIS 250 meter data. Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L20403, doi:10.1029/2007GL031620. Online
Gitelson, A. A., A. Vina, S. B. Verma, D. C. Rundquist, T. J. Arkebauer, G. Keydan, B. Leavitt, V. Ciganda, G. G. Burba, and A. E. Suyker. 2006. Relationship between gross primary production and chlorophyll content in crops: Implications for the synoptic monitoring of vegetation productivity. J. Geophys. Res., 111, D08S11, doi:10.1029/2005JD006017. Online
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. Online
Dall'lmo, G., A. A. Gitelson, D.C. Rundquist, B. Leavitt, T. M. Barrow and J. C. Holz. 2005. Assessing the potential of SeaWiFS and MODIS for estimating chlorophyll concentration in turbid productive waters using red and near-infrared bands. Remote Sensing of Environment. 96(2): 176-187. Online
Dall'Olmo, G., A. Gitelson, D. Rundquist, B. Leavitt, T. Barrow, and J. Holz, 2005. Estimation of chlorophyll concentration in case-2 productive waters using existing ocean color sensors: calibration, validation, and radiometric considerations. Remote Sensing of Environment, 96:176-187.
Rundquist, D., R. Perk, B. Leavitt, G. Keydan, and A. Gitelson, 2004. Collecting spectral data over cropland vegetation using machine positioning versus hand-held positioning of the sensor. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 43, 173-178. Online
Gitelson, A. A., S. B. Verma, A. Vina, D. C. Rundquist, G. Keydan, B. Leavitt, T. J. Arkebauer, G. G. Burba, and A. E. Suyker. 2003. Novel technique for remote estimation of CO2 flux in maize, Geophys. Res. Lett. 30(9):1486, doi:10.1029/2002GL016543 Online
Gitelson, A.A., Vińa, A., Arkebauer, T.J., Rundquist, D.C., Keydan, G., Leavitt, B. 2003. Remote estimation of leaf area index and green leaf biomass in maize canopies. Geophysical Research Letters. 30(5):1248. Online
Antunes, M.A.H., J.J. Brejda, X. Chen, B.C. Leavitt, E.A. Txvetsinskaya, A. Weiss and T.J. Arkebauer 1998. Team Research: A class project on scaling up from leaf to canopy synthesis. Journal of Natural Resources Life Science Education. 27:49-54.
Rundquist, D.C., B.C. Leavitt, S.L. Payton. 1997. Using ERS-1 Data to Measure and Map Selected Conditions Related to the Production of Methane in a Wetland Environment: The Nebraska Sandhills, USA.

Areas of Interest

  • Remote sensing
  • Precision agriculture
  • Computer programing
  • Computer and equipment interfacing
  • Data acquisition and processing Hyper-spectral remote sensing under non-optimal conditions
  • Microclimate
  • GPS
  • Physical Geography
  • Evapotranspiration

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.

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Courses Taught
Course Number Course Title Fall Even Years Fall Odd Years Spring Even Years Spring Odd Years Summer Session Cross Listing
NRES 427 Introduction to the Global Positioning System (GPS) X X X X GEOG/NRES 427/827
NRES 827 Introduction to the Global Positioning System (GPS) X X X X GEOG/NRES 427/827