Phil Dennison

Phil Dennison

Director of URSA Lab

Office: Gardner Commons Room 4848
Phone: (801) 585-1805
Fax: (801) 581-8219




  • Ph.D., Geography, University of California Santa Barbara, 2003
  • M.A., Geography, University of California Santa Barbara, 1999
  • B.S., Geography, Penn State University, 1997


  • GEOG 1100 - Exploring the World Through Google Earth
  • GEOG 3110 - The Earth from Space: Remote Sensing of the Environment
  • GEOG 5110/6110 - Environmental Analysis through Remote Sensing
  • GEOG 5120/6120 - Advanced Optical Remote Sensing
  • GEOG 6445 - Remote Sensing of Vegetation
  • A full list of remote sensing courses taught in the Department of Geography can be found under Courses.

Research Interests

My research interests include remote sensing of vegetation, imaging spectroscopy, wildfire and firefighter safety, mapping greenhouse gas emissions, and natural hazards. Please see Projects to learn more about ongoing research in the URSA Lab and Papers to see what we've recently published.