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  • Davis, J. and L. Blesius. 2015. Hybrid Physical and Maximum-Entropy Landslide Susceptibility Model. ENTROPY 17: 4271-4292.

  • Sherba, J., L. Blesius and J. Davis. 2014. Object-Based Classification of Abandoned Logging Roads under Heavy Canopy Using LiDAR. Remote Sensing 6: 4043-4060.

  • Parker, O. and L. Blesius. 2012. Object-based segmentation of multi-temporal Quickbird imagery for landslide detection. In Proceeding of the XII International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology, Energy and Global Sustainable Development. Vol. I Environmental Geotechnology, edited by G.B. Menezes, H.K. Moo-Young, C. Khachikian and T.C. de Brito Galvao, 291 - 299. Los Angeles: nternational Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology, Energy and Global Sustainable Development.

  • Powell, C., L. Blesius, J. Davis and F. Schuetzenmeister. 2011. Using MODIS snow cover and precipitation data to model water runoff for the Mokelumne River Basin in the Sierra Nevada, California (2000–2009). Global and Planetary Change 77: 77-84.

  • Blesius, L. and F. Weirich. 2010. Shallow Landslide Susceptibility Mapping Using Stereo Air Photos and Thematic Maps. Cartography and Geographic Information Science: 105-118.

  • Blesius, L. and F. Weirich. 2009. The use of high-resolution satellite imagery for deriving geotechnical parameters applied to landslide susceptibility. In International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences Vol, XXXVIII-1-4-7/W5, edited by C. Heipke, K. Jacobsen, S. Muller and U. Sorgel, no page #. Hannover: International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Hannover Workshop 2009 on High-resolution Earth Imaging for Geospatial Information.

  • Weirich, F. and L. Blesius. 2007. Comparison of satellite and air photo based landslide susceptibility maps. Geomorphology: 352-364.

  • Blesius, L. and F. Weirich. 2005. use of the Minnaert correction for land-cover classification in mountainous terrain. International Journal of Remote Sensing: 3831-3851.

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Educational Background

  • 2002 – PhD, University of Iowa, Iowa City (Geoscience)

  • 1987 – Diplom, Philipps University Marburg, Germany (Geography)

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Positions & Honors

  • 2013 – Associate Professor, San Francisco State University

  • 2007 – Assistant Professor, San Francisco State University

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Collaborators, Advisors & Advisees

  • Davis, J – SFSU

  • Hennessy, L – SFSU

  • Weirich, F – University of Iowa

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