Dr. Mickey Campbell

Dr. Mickey Campbell
Assistant Professor of Geosciences


  • Geographic information systems
  • Remote sensing
  • Lidar
  • Wildland fire
  • Vegetation


  • Ph.D., Geography, University of Utah, 2018
  • M.S., Natural Resources, University of New Hampshire, 2012
  • B.A., Geography, State University of New York at Geneseo, 2009



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About Mickey Campbell

Mickey Campbell is an Assistant Professor of Geosciences at Fort Lewis College focused on teaching and research in geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing. He joined the College in 2018 after having earned his Ph.D. at the University of Utah, where his research focused on developing new tools and analysis techniques for improving wildland firefighter safety through the application of geospatial modeling and lidar remote sensing. More broadly, Campbell’s work focuses on human-environment interactions, and how those interactions can be observed and quantified from the air and space, including mapping land use/land cover change over time, terrain and vegetation structure, and resource management and use. At Fort Lewis, he teaches a range of courses in the GIS Certificate program, including introductory and advanced GIS, GIS programming and web mapping, and remote sensing. Campbell also mentors and supports Certificate students through their internships and independent study research projects.

In the news

Campbell, M.J., Page, W.G., Dennison, P.E. and Butler, B.W., 2019. Escape route index: a spatially-explicit measure of wildland firefighter egress capacity. Fire, 2(3), p.40.

Campbell, M.J., Dennison, P.E., Butler, B.W. and Page, W.G., 2019. Using crowdsourced fitness tracker data to model the relationship between slope and travel rates. Applied Geography, 106, pp.93-107.

Campbell, M.J., Dennison, P.E., Hudak, A.T., Parham, L.M. and Butler, B.W., 2018. Quantifying understory vegetation density using small-footprint airborne lidar. Remote sensing of environment, 215, pp.330-342.

Campbell, M.J., Dennison, P.E. and Butler, B.W., 2017. A LiDAR-based analysis of the effects of slope, vegetation density, and ground surface roughness on travel rates for wildland firefighter escape route mapping. International journal of wildland fire, 26(10), pp.884-895.

Campbell, M.J., Dennison, P.E. and Butler, B.W., 2017. Safe separation distance score: a new metric for evaluating wildland firefighter safety zones using lidar. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 31(7), pp.1448-1466.