Dr. Marguerite Madden is a Professor in the University of Georgia (UGA) Department of Geography and Director of the Center for Geospatial Research (CGR) (cgr.uga.edu), where faculty, staff and students have collaborated on environmental research projects using remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) since the mid-1980s.
Pooling domain knowledge in areas such as ecology, geography, psychology and physics, in combination with expertise in GIS, remote sensing, photogrammetry, modeling, geovisualization and field surveying (especially the exciting use of drone cameras and sensors), CGR researchers develop and apply geospatial techniques to interdisciplinary research, education and service.
One of the strengths of CGR is the generation of original geospatial data (e.g., detailed vegetation databases of vegetation in National Park units, animal tracking/behavior and 3D landscape models from drone imagery), and integrate these data into GIS databases for analysis and modeling of human-environment interactions over broad scales.
A Fellow and Past President of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) and Editor of the ASPRS Manual of GIS (2009), she was the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Technical Commission President for Commision IV, “Digital Mapping and Geodatabases” (2008-2012) and the ISPRS Council Second Vice President (2012-2016). She holds a Master of Arts degree in Biology from the State University of New York and Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Georgia.