Mary Henry

Associate Professor of Geography

Miami University
216 Shideler Hall
Oxford, Ohio 45056
(513) 529-5014
Web Page

I do research on the impacts of fire and invasive plants on forest ecosystems using remote sensing and GIS. I am currently finishing up a project to map and study the distribution of the invasive shrub Amur Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii). See my web page for more information or check out my blog for what I’ve been up to. Prospective graduate students should see my research page for more information and PDFs of my publications.


  • BA, Geography & Environmental Studies. University of California at Santa Barbara (1992)
  • MA, Geography. San Diego State University (1996)
  • PhD, Geography. University of Arizona (2002)


  • Remote sensing
  • GIS
  • Landscape ecology


  • GEO 121: Earth’s Physical Environments
  • GEO 333: Geography of Natural Hazards
  • GEO 444/544: GIScience Techniques in Landscape Ecology
  • GEO 448/548: Techniques & Applications of Remote Sensing

Selected Publications

  • M. Henry, J. Maingi, J. McCarty. 2019. Fire on the Water Towers: Mapping Burn Scars on Mount Kenya Using Satellite Data to Reconstruct Recent Fire History, Remote Sensing.
  • Flessner, B., M. Henry, J. Green. 2017. Species Distribution Modeling of American Beech (Fagus Grandifolia) Distribution in Southwest Ohio, International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research.
  • Lin, M., M Henry (2016). Grassland and Wheat Loss Affected by Corn and Soybean Expansion in the Midwest Corn Belt Region 2006-2013, Sustainability.
  • Gorchov, D., M. Henry, P. Frank. 2014. Invasion of an exotic shrub into forested stands in an agriculture matrix. Invasive Plant Science and Management. 
  • Gillen, M., Y. Skryzhevska, M. Henry, J. Green (2010) Map interpretation instruction in introductory textbooks: a preliminary investigation, Journal of Geography, 109:181-189. 
  • Bryan N. Wilfong, David L. Gorchov, and Mary C. Henry (2009) Detecting an Invasive Shrub in Deciduous Forest Understories Using Remote Sensing, Weed Science, 57:512-520. *graduate student first author*
  • Winn N., C. E. Williamson, R. Abbitt, K. Rose, W. Renwick, M. Henry and J. Saros (2009) Modeling dissolved organic carbon in subalpine and alpine lakes with GIS and remote sensing, Landscape Ecology, 24(6):807-816.  *graduate student first author*
  • Henry, M. C. (2008) Comparison of single- and multi-date Landsat data for mapping wildfire scars in Ocala National Forest, Florida, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 74(7):881-891.
  • Resasco, J., A. N. Hale, M. C. Henry, and D. L. Gorchov (2007) Detecting an invasive shrub in a deciduous forest understory using late-fall Landsat sensor imagery, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 28(15-16):3739-3745.  *REU student first author*
  • Maingi, J. K. and Henry, M. C., (2007) Factors influencing wildfire occurrence and distribution in eastern Kentucky, USA, International Journal of Wildland Fire, 16(1):23-33. 
  • Henry, M. C. and S. R. Yool, (2005) The Sensitivity of SIR-C Backscatter to Fire-Related Forest Spatial Patterns, GIScience & Remote Sensing, 42(1):19-43. 
  • Henry, M. C. and S. R. Yool, (2004) Assessing relationships between forest spatial patterns and fire history with fusion of optical and microwave remote sensing, Geocarto International, 19(2):25-37. 
  • Henry, M. C. and S. R. Yool, (2002) Characterizing Fire-Related Spatial Patterns in the Arizona Sky Islands using Landsat TM Data, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 68(10); 1011-1019. 
  • Maingi, J. K., M. C. Henry, W. M. Luhn (2001) Assessing Forest Damage by the Southern Pine Beetle in the Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky, p. 27-34 in Papers and Proceedings of the Applied Geography Conferences, Volume 24, Fort Worth, Texas, November 14 – 17.
  • Henry, M. C. and A. S. Hope (1998) Monitoring Post-Burn Recovery of Chaparral Vegetation in Southern California using Multi-Temporal Satellite Data, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 19:3097-3107.