Stephen V. Stehman | Forest and Natural Resources Management | SUNY-ESF
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Stephen Stehman

Stephen V. StehmanDistinguished Teaching Professor

322 Bray Hall
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210

Phone: (315) 470-6692


Highest Education

Ph.D., Cornell University (Biometry), 1990.

Areas of Study

Environmental sampling, sampling design and analysis for land-cover monitoring

Courses Taught


Recent Publications

Stehman, S. V. (2013) Estimating area from an accuracy assessment error matrix, Remote Sensing of Environment,132, 202-211.

Hansen, M.C., Potapov, P.V., Moore, R., Hancher, M., Turubanova, S.A., Tyukavina, A., Thau, D., Stehman, S.V., Goetz, S.J., Loveland, T.R., Kommareddy, A., Egorov, A., Chini, L., Justice, C.O., Townshend J.R.G. (2013) High-resolution global maps of 21st-century forest cover change, Science, 342 (6160), 850-853.

Sleeter, B. M., Sohl, T. L., Loveland, T. R., Auch, R. F., Acevedo, W.,  Drummond, M. A., Sayler, K. L., and Stehman, S. V. (2013) Land-cover change in the conterminous United States from 1973-2000, Global Environmental Change, 23, 733-748.

Stehman, S. V. (2012) Impact of sample size allocation when using stratified random sampling to estimate accuracy and area of land-cover change,  Remote Sensing Letters, 3, 111-120.

Stehman, S. V., Hansen, M. C., Broich, M., and Potapov, P. (2011) Adapting a global stratified random sample for regional estimation of forest cover change derived from satellite imagery, Remote Sensing of Environment, 115, 650-658.

Hansen, M. C., Stehman, S. V., and Potapov, P. V. (2010) Quantification of global gross forest cover loss, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107, 8650-8655.

Wickham, J. D., Stehman, S. V., Fry, J. A., Smith, J. H., and Homer, C. G. (2010) Thematic accuracy of the NLCD 2001 land cover for the conterminous United States, Remote Sensing of Environment,114, 1286-1296.

Stehman, S. V., and Selkowitz, D. J. (2010) A spatially stratified, multi-stage cluster sampling design for assessing accuracy of the Alaska (USA) National Land-Cover Data (NLCD), International Journal of Remote Sensing, 31, 1877-1896.

Stehman, S. V. (2009) Model-assisted estimation as a unifying framework for estimating the area of land cover and land-cover change from remote sensing, Remote Sensing of Environment, 113, 2455-2462.

Stehman, S. V. (2009) Sampling designs for accuracy assessment of land cover, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 30, 5243-5272.

Johnson, D.H., Gibbs, J.P., Herzog, M., Lor, S., Niemuth, N.D., Ribic, C.A., Seamans, M., Shaffer, T.L., Shriver, W.G., Stehman, S.V., Thompson, W.L. (2009) A sampling design framework for monitoring secretive marsh birds, Waterbirds, 32, 203-215.

Stehman, S. V., Sohl, T. L., and Loveland, T. R. (2003) Statistical sampling to characterize land-cover change in the U. S. Geological Survey land-cover trends project, Remote Sensing of Environment, 86, 517-529.