Brad Peter

Postdoctoral Researcher


  • PhD, Geography, Michigan State University, 2019
  • BA, Geography, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012

Research Areas

  • GISci
  • Digital Cartographic Production
  • Environmental Remote Sensing


Geographer researching and linking remote sensing of agriculture, environmental niche modeling, and geovisualization for transforming empirical data into scientific knowledge. Current research foci include (i) global agricultural land suitability, (ii) geographic scaling of sustainable agriculture technologies, and (iii) satellite/sUAS for precision agriculture.

Selected Publications

Peter, B. G., Messina, J. P., Carroll, J. W., Zhi, J., Chimonyo, V., Lin, S., and Snapp, S. S. 2020. Multi-spatial resolution satellite and sUAS imagery for precision agriculture on smallholder farms in Malawi. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing (PE&RS) 86(2):107–119. doi: 10.14358/PERS.86.2.107

Peter, B. G., Messina, J. P., Lin, Z., and Snapp, S. S. Crop climate suitability mapping on the cloud: A geovisualization application for sustainable agriculture. 2020. Scientific Reports 10(15487). doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-72384-x

Frake, A. N., Peter, B. G., Walker, E., and Messina, J. P. Leveraging big data for public health: Mapping malaria vector suitability in Malawi with Google Earth Engine. 2020. PLOS ONE 15(8): e0235697. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0235697

Peter, B. G., Cohen, S., Lucey, R., Munasinghe, D., Raney, A., and Brakenridge, G. R. Google Earth Engine Implementation of the Floodwater Depth Estimation Tool (FwDET-GEE) for Rapid and Large Scale Flood Analysis. 2020 [accepted]. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters.