Ph.D., Kent State U., 1986
I specialize in the area of applied environmental science and geospatial analysis. My research centers on the exploitation of GISc methods within the context of Remote Sensing, Geospatial Modeling, Geographic Information Systems and Applied Artificial Intelligence. Currently, my research agenda focuses on the application of Remote Sensing and GIS modeling to problems that fall within the topical areas of land resource analysis/sustainability, environmental monitoring/characterization, and environmental decision making. Within this systematic specialization my research and teaching centers on improving our understanding of the relationships between land development and resource use and the examination of human impact on the patterns and processes that characterize the physical environment. In my career, I have served as Executive Director of the OhioView Consortium for Remote Sensing Research and Education, President of the Eastern Great Lakes Region, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing and the Executive Board of Directors of the Applied Geography Conferences.
James Lein, “Hazard Characterization of Induced Seismicity in Eastern Ohio: A Scenario Anlysis Using HAZUS-MH”, Papers of the Applied Geography Conference, (2013), 36, 118-128.
Kropp, W.W. Lein, J.K. (2013) Scenario Analysis for Urban Sustainability Assessment: A Spatial Multicriteria Decision Analysis Approach, Environmental Practice: Journal of the National Association of Environmental Professionals, 15 (2), 133-146.
James K. Lein (2012) Environmental Sensing: Analytical Techniques for Earth Observation, Springer, New York, NY.,334pp
James K. Lein “Deriving Measurement Endpoints Using Moderate Resolution Sensors: Meeting the Monitoring Challenge for Ecological Risk Assessment in Ares Subject to Hydrualic Fracturing, Papers of the Applied Geography Conference, (2012), 35, 27-35
Walter W. Kropp and James K. Lein, "Assessing the Geographic Expression of Urban Sustainability: A Scenario Based Approach Incorporating Spatial Multicriteria Decision Analysis, Sustainability, (2012) 4, 2348-2365.
James K. Lein. " Tracking Environmental Compliance and Remediation Trajectories Using Image-based Anomaly Detection Methodologies" , Remote Sensing, (2011) 3, 2384-2402.
Penny Morgan, Green Jobs Creation and Sustainable Economic Development in Appalachia
Heather DeWalt, Evaluating 25 Years of Environmental Change Using A Combined Remote Sensing-Earth Trend Modeling Approach: A Northern California Case Study
Benjamin Shender, Geospatial Patterns of Peak Oil Vulnerability in Appalachian Ohio
Walter Kropp, A Spatial Mutlicriteria Decision Analysis Approach for Evaluating Sustainable Development
Matthew Alden, Remote Sensing Techniques for Monitoring Coal Surface Mining and Reclamation in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming, 2009
Lyndsey Abel, Evaluating A Method for Measuring Community Vulnerability to Hazards: A Hurricane Case Study in New Orleans