Dr. Ayse Irmak is a faculty member of the School of Natural Resources and Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her M.S. and Ph.D. are from the University of Florida. Her research and teaching areas include hydrological information systems, geographical information systems (GIS) for water resources, remote sensing-based evapotranspiration and other surface energy fluxes, remote sensing in agricultural and natural resources systems, ımpacts of land use/land cover on climate change, and simulation of crop production, soil water processes, and interactions with climate. She has received six journal paper awards and a number of presentation awards. Dr. Irmak’s research has been funded by NASA, USDA, USGS and Nebraska agencies. She has published 44 articles in refereed journals and four book chapters. She teaches courses in GIS, remote sensing, data analysis, and surface water hydrology. Dr. Irmak is a member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers-EWRI, United States Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America, Soil and Water Conservation Society, and American Water Works Association.