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

Stephen Stehman

322 Bray Hall
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210


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., Fonte, C. C., Foody, G. M., and See, L. (2018). Using volunteered geographic information (VGI) in design-based statistical inference for area estimation and accuracy assessment of land cover. Remote Sensing of Environment, 212, 47-59.

Wickham, J., Stehman, S. V., Gass, L., Dewitz, J. A., Sorenson, D. G., Granneman, B. J., Poss, R. V., and Baer, L. A. (2017).  Thematic accuracy assessment of the 2011 National Land Cover Database (NLCD).  Remote Sensing of Environment, 191, 328-341.

Boschetti, L., Stehman, S. V., and Roy, D. P. (2016). A stratified random sampling design in space and time for regional to global scale burned area product validation.  Remote Sensing of Environment, 186, 465-478.

Cohen, W. B., Yang, Z., Stehman, S. V., Schroeder, T. A., Bell, D. M., Masek, J. G., Huang, C., and Meigs, G. W. (2016).  Forest disturbance across the conterminous United States from 1985-2012: The emerging dominance of forest decline.  Forest Ecology and Management, 360, 242-252.

Potapov, P. V., Dempewolf, J., Talero, Y., Hansen, M. C., Stehman, S. V., Vargas, C., Rojas, E. J., Castillo, D., Mendoza, E., Calderón, A., Giudice, R., Malaga, N., and Zutta, B. R. (2014). National satellite-based humid tropical forest change assessment in Peru in support of REDD+ implementation.  Environmental Research Letters 9(2014) 124012 (13pp), doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/12/124012.

Stehman, S. V. (2014). Estimating area and map accuracy for stratified random sampling when the strata are different from the map classes. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35, 4923-4939.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Current Graduate Advisees

Current Graduate Advisees

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  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Stehman
  • Area of Study: Environmental Monitoring