Jessica McCarty

Assistant Professor
Miami University
217 Shideler Hall
Oxford, Ohio  45056
(513) 529-5017


  • BA 2003, Morehead State University
  • MA 2005, University of Maryland
  • Ph.D. 2009, Univeristy of Maryland



  • GEO 101 Global Forces, Local Diversity
  • GEO 242 Mapping a Changing World
  • GEO 460 Open Source Geospatial Tools

Selected Publications

  • Enekel, M., Osgood, D.E., Greatrex, H., Powell, B.F., Brown, M.E., McCarty, J.L., Neigh, C.S.R., Carroll, M.L., Anderson, M.E., Hain, C., Husak, G., and Wooten, M.R. (Submitted), Supporting weather index insurance in Africa via an advanced understanding of satellite data on different scale. Global Food Security.
  • McCarty, J.L., Carroll, M.L., Neigh, C.S.R., and Wooten, M.R. (In Review), Extracting Smallholder Cropped Area in Tigray, Ethiopia with Wall-to-Wall Sub-Meter WorldView and Moderate Resolution Landsat 8 Imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment.
  • Brown, M.E., and McCarty, J.L. (In Review), Finding and Monitoring Urban Farms with Remote Sensing. Applied Geography.
  • Molina, L.T., Gallardo, L., Andrade, M., Baumgardner, D., Borbor-Cordova, M., Borquez, R., Casassa, G., Cereceda-Balic, F., Dawidowski, L., R. Garreaud, R., Huneeus, N., Lambert, F., McCarty, J.L., McPhee, J., Mena-Carrasco, M., Raga, G.B., Schmitt, C., and Schwarz, J.P. (2015), Pollutionand its Impacts on the South American Cryosphere. Earth's Future. doi:10.1002/2015EF00311
  • Ogle, S.m., Davis, K.J., Lauvaux, T., Schuh, A., Cooley, D., West, T., Heath, L., Miles, N., Richardson, S., Breidt, F., Smith, J., McCarty, J.L., Gurney, K.R., Tans, P.P., and Denning, A. (2015), An approach for verifying biogenic greenhouse gas emissions inventories with atmospheric CO2 concentration data. Environmental Research Letters. 10(3): doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/3/034012.
  • Potapov, P., Turubanova, S., Tyukavina, A., Krylov, A., McCarty, J.L., Radeloff, V.C., and Hansen, M.C. (2015), Eastern Europe forest cover dynamics from 1985 to 2012 quantified using Landsat archive. emote Sensing of Environment. 159: 28-43.
  • Krylov, A., McCarty, J.L., Potapov, P., Loboda, T., Tyukavina, A., Turubanova, S., and Hansen, M. (2014), Remote sensing estimates of stand-replacement fires in Russia, 2002-2011. Environmental Research Letters. 9(10): doi: 10.1088/1748-932609/10/105007.
  • Van Leeuwan, T.T., van der Werf, G.R., Hoffman, A.A., Detmers, R.G., Rucker, G., French, N.H.F., Archibald, S., Carvalho, Jr., J.A., Cook, G.D., de Groot, W.J., Hely, C., Kasischke, E.S., Kloster, S., McCarty, J.L., Pettinari, M.L., Savadogo, P., Alvarado, E.c., Boschetti, L., Manuri, S., Meyer, C.P., Siegert, F., Trollope, L.A., and Trollope, W.S.W. (2014), Biomass burning fuel consumption rates: a field measurement database. Biogeosciences. 11: 1-66.
  • Lin, H.W., McCarty, J.L., Wang, D., Rogers, B.M., Morton, D.C., Collatz, G.J., Jin, Y., and Randerson, J.T. (2014) Management and climate controls to satellite-derived active fire trends in the contiguous United States. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 119(4) 645-660.
  • McCarty, J.L., Ellicott, E.A., Romanenkov, V., Rukhovitch, D., and Koroleva, P. (2012), Multi-year black carbon emissions from cropland burning in the Russian Federation. Atmospheric Environment. 63: 223-268.