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Dr. Robert K. Vincent

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Position: Professor
Phone: 419-372-0160
Email: rvincen@bgsu.edu
Address: Room 260, Overman Hall

Education & Experience:

Ph.D., Geology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (1973)
M.S., Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland (1966)
B.S., Physics, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana (1963)
B.A., Mathematics, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana (1963)

February, 2001-June, 2003: Director, OhioView (a remote sensing consortium of 11 research universities in Ohio).
May, 2000-Present: Professor, Department of Geology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403.
August, 1993- May, 2000: Associate Professor, Department of Geology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403.

Specialty Areas of Interest:

Lake Erie Water Quality Project
Public Health & Agricultural Use of Remote Sensing
Digital Holography

Current BGSU Courses:

Solid Earth Geophysics – Ugrad
Geologic Remote Sensing – Ugrad/Grad
Environmental Remote Sensing - Grad
Biological Remote Sensing - Grad

Recent and Current Research or Grants:

Phase IV Proposal from USDA (Sewage Sludge Research), $220,000
NOAA GLERL 2nd-yr earmark for Great Lakes Monitoring, $345,000
USBR/Central State U. grant 2nd year for Water 2025 Project (Remote Sensing of Invasive and Crop Vegetation in Blythe, CA) $50,000

Recent Peer Reviewed Publications and Submissions:

Patel, Jigar, Qiong Zhang, Zhaohui Xu, Michael McKay, Robert Vincent, Genetic engineering of Caulobacter crescentus for bioremediation of heavy metals, Submitted to ??, 2008.

Sridhar, B. B. Maruthi, Robert K. Vincent, Jason D. Witter and Alison L. Spongeberg, Mapping Total Phosphorus Concentration of Surface Soils With LANDSAT TM Data, Submitted to Science of the Total Environment, 2008.

Sridhar, B.B. Maruthi, T.L. Chapin, R.K. Vincent, M.J. Axe, J.P. Frizado, Identifying the effects of different construction practices on the spectral characteristics of concrete, Cement and Concrete Research, 38 (4), p.538-542, Apr 2008.

Khuder, Sadik, Sheryl Milz, Michael Bisesi, Robert Vincent, Wendy McNulty, and Kevin Czajkowski, Health Survey of Residents Living Near Biosolids Permitted Farm Fields, Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 5-11, 2007. (McNulty is my former student)

Perry, Jason L., and R. K. Vincent, ASTER Brightness and Ratio Codes for Minerals: Application to Lithologic Mapping In West-Central Powder River Basin, Wyoming, Submitted to SEG Special Publications, 2007. (Former Student)

Sridhar, B.B.M., and R. K. Vincent, Spectral reflectance measurements of a Microcystis bloom in Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon, International Assoc. of Great Lakes Research, Journal of Great Lakes Research, 33: 279-284, 2007.

Evans, J. E., J. M. Huxley, and R. K. Vincent, Upstream Channel Changes Following Dam Construction and Removal Using a GIS/Remote Sensing Approach, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Vol. 43, No. 2, pp. 1-14, 2007.

Dash, P., R. K. Vincent, and M. M. Al-Rshaidat, SeaWiFS Algorithm for Mapping Phycocyanin in Incipient Freshwater Cyanobacterial Blooms, Submitted to Great Lakes Research, 2006. (Former Student).

Huxley, J. M., J. E. Evans, and R. K. Vincent, Impact of Dam Construction and subsequent Removal of the Size and Position of Upstream Sand-Gravel Bars, Huron River, Ohio, Over the Interval 1958-2003, Submitted to Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 2005.

Beck, R. A., R. K. Vincent, D. W. Watts, M. A. Seibert, D. P. Pleva, M. A. Cauley, C. T. Ramos, T. M. Scott, D. W. Harter, M. Vickerman, D. Irmies, A. Tucholski, B. Frantz, G. Lindamood, I. Lopez, G. Follen, T. Kollar, J. Horowitz, R. Griffin, R. Gilstrap, M. Johnson, K. Freeman, C. Banaag, J. Kosmo, A. Ross, K. Groneman, J. Graham, K. Shillcutt, R. Hirsh, and N. Howard, A Space-BASED End-to-End Prototype Geographic Info. Network for Lunar and Planetary Exploration and Emergency Response (2002 and 2003 Field Exper.), Computer Networks, V. 47/5, pp. 765-783, 2005.

Vincent, R.K., and N. S. Levine, Future Directions for Geological Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in Geological Education, Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, Vol. X, No. 4, pp. 313-322, 2004.