Chris J Johannsen

Professor Emeritus

Department: Agronomy
Phone: 765-494-6248
Fax: 765-496-2926
Office: LILY 3-365

Area of Expertise: Remote Sensing

Awards and Honors

Agronomy Achievement Award (2009) Department of Agronomy, Purdue University
Certificate of Achievement (2006) Purdue University Agricultural Alumni Association
Hugh Hammond Bennett Award (2005), Soil & Water Conservation Society
Global Facilitator Award (2004), Epsilon Sigma Phi, Purdue Chapter
Career Award (2003), Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialists Association
Fellow – Indiana Academy of Science (2002), American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (2000), Soil and Water Conservation Society (1985), American Society of Agronomy (1981), Soil Science Society of America (1981)

Selected Publications

Pantaleoni, E., B.A. Engel and C.J. Johannsen. 2007. Identifying Agricultural Flood Damage Using Landsat Imagery. Precision Agriculture 8:27-36.

Morris, D.K., K.W. Ross and C. J. Johannsen. 2008. The Characterization of Soil Properties to Develop “Soil Management/Mapping Units” Using High-Resolution Remotely Sensed Data Sets. Journal of Terrestrial Observation, Purdue University Press, Vol. 1:3-37.

Carter, P.G. C.J. Johannsen and B.A. Engel. 2008 Recognizing Patterns Within Cropland Vegetation: A Crop Anomaly Classification System, Journal of Terrestrial Observation, Purdue University Press, Vol. 1:38-49.

Getman, D, J. Harbor, C.J. Johannsen, B. Engel, and G. Shao. 2008. Improving the Accuracy of Historic Satellite Image Classification by Combining Low-Resolution Multispectral Data and High-Resolution Panchromatic Data. Journal of Terrestrial Observation. Purdue University Press. Vol. 1: 70-87.

Ross, K.W., D.K. Morris and C.J. Johannsen. 2008. “A Review of Intra-Field Yield Estimation from Yield Monitor Data,” Applied Engineering in Agriculture. Vol. 24(3): 309-317.

Johannsen, C.J. and C.S.T. Daughtry. 2009. Surface Reference Data Collection, Chapter 17: 244-256, In Warner, T.A., M.D. Nellis and G. Foody, (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Remote Sensing, Sage Publications, London, England.

Hamilton, R.M., R.E. Foster, T.J. Gibb, C.J. Johannsen and J.B. Santini. 2009. “Pre-Visible Detection of Grub Feeding in Turf Grass Using Spectrometer Data and Multispectral Imagery: The Potential for Site-Specific Grub Management”, Journal of Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Vol. 75 (No. 3) 1-11.

Johannsen, C.J. (2010) "Foreword: Lessons Learned in the Collection of Surface Reference Information," Journal of Terrestrial Observation: Vol. 2: Iss. 2, Article 3. Available at: