Robert Gillies - Research
Dr. Robert R. Gillies is the Director of the Utah Climate Center at Utah State University (USU) and State Climatologist for the State of Utah. He is an associate professor in meteorology and geography in the Department of Plants, Soils and Climate at USU. His research focuses on land surface processes and remote sensing integrating the fields to study various aspects of the earth's environments.
Recent research projects have been concerned with impervious surface area analysis in Logan, Utah, the spatial analysis of vector-borne disease outbreaks like West Nile virus, the linked micromaps of chronic wasting disease in mule deer, and plant phenology in the timing of tree budburst within urban environments.