OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Wing, Michael

Associate Professor

Office Location: 
Peavy 275
Phone: 
541-737-4009
Email Address: 
Education: 

Professional Engineer: Oregon
Professional Land Surveyor: Oregon
Water Right Examiner: Oregon

PhD, Forest Resources, 1998 Oregon State University
MS, Planning, Public Policy, and Management, 1991 University of Oregon
BS, Political Science, 1988 University of Oregon

Areas of Interest: 

Geomatics, geographic information science (GISci), land cover change, global positioning systems (GPS), remote sensing, decision support systems, land surveying and geodesy, crime mapping and analysis, precision forestry, spatial statistics

Current Programs: 

Co-Director of Environmental Remote Sensing Applications Laboratory (ERSAL)

Decision support system for timber salvage, land cover change and fragmentation, airborne and terrestrial LiDAR applications, remote sensing of forest environments

Graduate Students

Jonathan Burnett (PhD), Richard Gabriel (MS), Matt Kitchen (MNR), Jessica Riske-Gomez (MNR), Stacy Southern (MNR)

Courses: 

• FE 102: Forest Engineering Problem Solving and Technology
• FE 357: GIS and Forest Engineering Applications
• FE 422/522: Forest Geomatics
• FOR 421/521: Spatial Analysis of Forested Landscapes

Recent Publications: 

2008-2013

Wing, M.G., J. Burnett, J. Sessions, J. Brungardt, V. Cordell, D. Dobler, and D. Wilson.  2013 . Eyes in the sky: Remote sensing technology development using small unmanned aircraft systems. (in press). Journal of Forestry

Frank, J. and M.G. Wing.  2013. Differential GPS effectiveness in measuring area and perimeter in forested settings. (in press).  Measurement Science and Technology.

Wing, M.G., J. Burnett, and J. Sessions.  2013. Remote sensing and unmanned aerial system technology for monitoring and quantifying forest fire impacts. (in press) International Journal of Remote Sensing.

Wing, M.G., M. Craven, J. Sessions, and J. Wimer. 2013.  LiDAR-derived DEM and raw height comparisons along profile corridor gradients within a forest. (in press) Journal of Geographic Information System.

Akay, A.E., M.G. Wing, and J. Sessions. 2013.  Estimating sediment reduction cost for low-volume forest roads using a LiDAR-derived high-resolution DEM. (in press). Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering.

Edson, C. and M.G. Wing. 2012. Tree location measurement accuracy with a mapping-grade GPS receiver under forest canopy. Forest Science 58(6):567-576.

Akay, A.E., M.G. Wing, F. Sivrikaya, and D. Sakar. 2012. A GIS-based decision support system to determine the shortest and safest route to forest fires: A case study in the Mediterranean region of Turkey. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 184:1391-1407.

Albers, H.J, A. W. Ando, M. Bu, and M.G. Wing. 2012. Road-network agglomeration, road density, and protected-area fragmentation. Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences 5(3): 137-150.

Akay, A.E., M.G. Wing, and J. Sessions. 2012. Estimating structural properties of riparian forests with GIS and airborne LiDAR data. International Journal of Remote Sensing 33(22):7010-7023.

Wing, M.G. and D. Godwin. 2011. SWAMP GIS: A spatial decision support system for predicting and treating stormwater runoff. Journal of Spatial Hydrology 11(2):21-32.

Edson, C. and M.G. Wing. 2011. Airborne LiDAR for individual tree stem location, height, and biomass measurements. Remote Sensing 3(11):2494-2528.

Wing, M.G. and J. Frank. 2011. Vertical measurement accuracy and reliability of mapping-grade GPS receivers. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 78(2):188-194.

Simwanda, M., M.G. Wing, and J. Sessions. 2011. Evaluating Global Positioning System accuracy for forest biomass transportation tracking within varying forest canopy. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 26(4):165-173.

Wing, M.G. 2011. Measurement differences resulting from analyzing natural resource spatial databases referenced to multiple map coordinate systems. Mathematical and Computational Forestry & Natural Resource Sciences 3(2):53-63.

Wing, M.G, and J. Frank. 2011. An examination of five identical mapping-grade GPS receivers in two forest settings. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 26(3):119-125.

Akay, A.E., M.G. Wing, F. Sivrikaya, and D. Sakar. 2011. A GIS-based decision support system to determine the shortest and safest route to forest fires: A case study in the Mediterranean region of Turkey. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 184:1391-1407.

Wing, M.G. 2011. Consumer-grade GPS receiver measurement accuracy in varying forest conditions. Research Journal of Forestry 5(2):78-88.

Wing, M.G., A. Eklund, J. Sessions. 2010. Applying LiDAR technology for tree measurements in burned landscapes. International Journal of Wildland Fire 19:104-114.

Sessions, J., J. Wimer, F. Costales, and M.G. Wing. 2010. Engineering considerations in road assessment for biomass operations in steep terrain. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 25(3):144-153.

Wing, M.G. 2009. Consumer-grade GPS performance in an urban forest setting. Journal of Forestry 107(6):307-312.

Eklund, A., M.G. Wing, and J. Sessions. 2009. Evaluating economic and wildlife habitat considerations for snag retention policies in burned landscapes. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 24(2):67-75.

Wing, M.G. 2008. Keeping pace with GPS technology in the forest. Journal of Forestry 106(6):332-338.

Wing, M.G. 2008. Consumer-grade GPS receiver performance. Journal of Forestry 106(4):185-190.

Wing, M.G. and J.F. Tynon. 2008. Revisiting the spatial analysis of crime in National Forests. Journal of Forestry 106(2):91-99.

Wing, M.G., A. Eklund, J. Sessions, and R. Karsky. 2008. Horizontal measurement performance of five mapping-grade GPS receiver configurations in several forested settings. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 23(3):166-171.

Wing, M.G. and A. Eklund. 2008. Vertical measurement accuracy of mapping-grade GPS receivers in three forest settings. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 23(2):83-88.

Recent Theses

Craven, Michael B. 2011.  Assessment of Airborne Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) for use in common forest engineering geomatic applications. MS. Oregon State University.

Edson, Curtis B.  2011. Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) : what we can and cannot see in the forest for the trees. PhD. Oregon State University.