Faiz Rahman

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Associate Professor, Department of Geography
Student Building 120
701 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: (812) 855-6303
farahman[at]indiana [dot] edu
Research Interests: Large-Area Carbon Cycles, Remote Sensing Modeling of Ecosystem Fluxes, Geo-Informatics (collection, transfer, processing and visualization of spatial data)


Ph.D. 1997, University of Arizona


  • Large-Area Carbon Cycles
  • Remote Sensing Modeling of Ecosystem Fluxes
  • Geo-Informatics (collection, transfer, processing and visualization of spatial data)

Current Projects

  • NASA: North American Carbon Program
  • DOE: Carbon Cycle Science
  • USDA: Crop Management with Hyperspectral Remote Sensing
  • NSF: Spectral Network for Ecosystem Studies


  • G438/G539, Advanced Geographic Information Systems
  • G336/G535, Remote Sensing
  • G440/G40, Topics in Environmental Geography

Representative Publications

  • Rahman A. F., and Cordova, V. D., (2007), A continuous-field remote sensing method for estimating net primary production of a deciduous forest, International Journal of GeoInformatics, 3(2):41-51.
  • Gamon, J. A., Rahman, A. F., Dungan, J., Schildhauer, M., and Huemmrich, K. (2006), Spectral Network (SpecNet) – What is it and why do we need it?, Remote Sensing of Environment, 103: 227-235.
  • Rahman, A. F., Sims, D. A., Cordova, V. A., and El-Masri, B. Z., (2005), Potential of MODIS EVI and surface temperature for directly estimating per-pixel ecosystem C fluxes, Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L19404, doi:10.1029/2005GL024127.
  • Rahman A. F., Cordova, V. D., Gamon, J. A., Schmid, H. P., and Sims, D. A. (2004), Potential of MODIS ocean bands for estimating CO 2 flux from terrestrial vegetation, Geophyiscal Research Letters31 , L10503, doi:10.1029/2004GL019778 .
  • Rahman A. F ., Gamon, J. A., Sims, D. A., and Schmidt, M. (2003), Optimum pixel size for hyperspectral studies of ecosystem function in southern California chaparral and grassland, Remote Sensing of Environment, 84:192-207.

Student Theses

  • Bassil El-Masri, Ph.D., in progress