1986 - 2013
AAG member and University of Michigan Ph.D. student Courtney Wilson died on September 9, 2013 from a series of neurological events at the age of 27. Her work involved the use of satellite imagery to quantify how economic conditions affect changes to the physical landscape, and exploring how satellite imagery could be used to improve Census estimates. I worked with her when she was Lead Curriculum Designer for the Crossing Boundaries project through the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. I was always impressed by her dedication and expertise, but even more for her care for the Earth and everyone she met. I’ll never forget the look on her face as we parted ways at the AAG conference in Los Angeles – always looking forward to learning more. We will not forget you, Courtney.
Joseph J. Kerski