Research interests:

Dr. Kefauver’s current research and teaching interests are plant eco-physiology, climate change, and plant stress applied to Mediterranean crops and natural environments, including thermal remote sensing, imaging spectroscopy and GIS applications for multi-scale scientific research on these topics.

Current research projects:

Spanish National Projects:

“Fenotipeado de precision a gran escala en trigo duro: bases fisiologicas y herramientas de selección.” Investigador Principal José Luís Araus Ortega. (Universitat de Barcelona). 01/09/2014-01/09/2017.

International Projects:

“HTPPs and open-source image processing tools for maize foliar disease assessments.” International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). Principal Investigator Shawn Carlisle Kefauver. (University of Barcelona). 1/01/2015-31/12/2016.

Recent publications:

Kefauver SC, El-Haddad G, Vergara-Diaz O, Araus JL, editors. RGB picture vegetation indexes for High-Throughput Phenotyping Platforms (HTPPs) 2015: International Society for Optics and Photonics.
Vergara-Diaz O, Kefauver SC, Elazab A, Nieto-Taladriz MT, Araus JL. Grain yield losses in yellow-rusted durum wheat estimated using digital and conventional parameters under field conditions. The Crop Journal. 2015.
Salerno JD, Mulder MB, Kefauver SC. Human migration, protected areas, and conservation outreach in Tanzania. Conservation biology. 2014;28(3):841-50.
Moreno-Ruiz JA, Garcia-Lazaro JR, Riano D, Kefauver SC. The Synergy of the 0.05^ circ (sim5nbsphbox {km}) AVHRR Long-Term Data Record (LTDR) and Landsat TM Archive to Map Large Fires in the North American Boreal Region From 1984 to 1998. Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. 2014;7(4):1157-66.
Kefauver SC, Penuelas J, Ribas A, Díaz-de-Quijano M, Ustin S. Using Pinus uncinata to monitor tropospheric ozone in the Pyrenees. Ecological Indicators. 2014;36:262-71.
Kefauver SC, Filella I, Peñuelas J. Remote sensing of atmospheric biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) via satellite-based formaldehyde vertical column assessments. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 2014;35(21):7519-42.
Kefauver SC, Peñuelas J, Ustin S. Using topographic and remotely sensed variables to assess ozone injury to conifers in the Sierra Nevada (USA) and Catalonia (Spain). Remote Sensing of Environment. 2013;139:138-48.
Kefauver SC, Peñuelas J, Ustin SL. Improving assessments of tropospheric ozone injury to Mediterranean montane conifer forests in California (USA) and Catalonia (Spain) with GIS models related to plant water relations. Atmospheric Environment. 2012;62:41-9.
Kefauver SC. Remote Sensing of Bioindicators for Forest Health Assessment. 2012.
Kefauver SC, Peñuelas J, Ustin SL, editors. Applications of hyperspectral remote sensing and GIS for assessing forest health and air pollution2012 2012: IEEE.
Kefauver SC, Ustin S, Davey SW, Furey BJ, Gartner A, Kurzweil D, et al. The NASA/NSERC Student Airborne Research Program Land Focus Group-a Paid Training Program in Multi-Disciplinary STEM Research for Terrestrial Remote Sensing. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. 2011;1:0541.
Furey BJ, Kefauver SC. Comparing SEBAL and METRIC: Evapotranspiration Models Applied to Paramount Farms Almond Orchards. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. 2011;1:0220.
Ustin SL, Valko PG, Kefauver SC, Santos MJ, Zimpfer JF, Smith SD. Remote sensing of biological soil crust under simulated climate change manipulations in the Mojave Desert. Remote Sensing of Environment. 2009;113(2):317-28.
Roy S, Ustin S, Kefauver SC. Estimation of Evapotranspiration of Almond orchards using Remote Sensing based SEBAL model in Central Valley, California. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. 2009;1:0822.
Ustin SL, Andrews M, Andrew ME, Cheng Y-B, DiPietro D, Kefauver J, et al. Application of hyperspectral techniques to monitoring and management of invasive plant species infestation. DTIC Document, 2008.
Kefauver SC. Assessing Tropospheric Ozone Impacts on Bio-indicator Species Using Imaging Spectroscopy and GIS in Yosemite and Sequoia/King’s Canyon National Parks. 2008.
Greenberg JA, Smith A, Ho J, Dobrowski SZ, Kefauver S, Vanderbilt V, et al. A Comparison Of Tree Crown Recognition Techniques. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. 2007;1:1445.
Underwood EC, Mulitsch MJ, Greenberg JA, Whiting ML, Ustin SL, Kefauver SC. Mapping invasive aquatic vegetation in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta using hyperspectral imagery. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 2006;121(1-3):47-64.