- PhD Geology, 2002, University of Missouri-Columbia
- MS Geosciences, 1998, Mississippi State University
- BA Geology, 1996, Wittenberg University
- Department Head and Professor, Department of Geography, Geology and Planning, Missouri State University, June 2015-Present
- Chair, Department of Geoscience, Winona State University, Aug. 2007-2008; Aug. 2010-May 2015
- Professor, Department of Geoscience, Winona State University, Aug. 2002-July 2015
- Director, Southeast Minnesota Water Resources Center, Winona State University, Aug. 2002-July 2015
- Interim Program Director, Professional Science Master's program, Winona State University, Nov. 2012-July 2013
- Adjunct Faculty, Department of Geography-Geology, Illinois State University, April 2007-Present
Research and professional interests
Toby Dogwiler am broadly trained in field-based and remote monitoring of surficial processes and watershed dynamics with an emphasis on environmental issues in karst terrains and agricultural areas. Currently, his primary research focus is on the development and application of methodologies for drone-based remote sensing related to environmental, agricultural, and conservation problems. His current research focuses include:
- Developing methodologies for two-dimensional drone-based mapping and imaging in RGB and multispectral bands.
- Assessing and streamlining structure from motion (SfM) photogrammetry methodologies with a particular focus on the relationship between image acquisition techniques and the overall quality and accuracy of the resulting three-dimensional models, especially digital elevation models (DEMs).
- Developing methodologies for change detection in environmental, agricultural, and conservation systems and quantification of the accuracy and precision of these methodologies.
- Developing standards and protocols for drone-based scientific methods, including mission planning and design, field-based techniques of data acquisition, data processing methodologies, error analysis and quantification, and data archival standards.
Selected peer-reviewed articles
- Francis, A. K., Peterson, E. W., and Dogwiler, T., 2018, Lithology as an Erosional Control on the Cave Branch and Horn Hollow Fluviokarst Watersheds in Carter County, Kentucky, in Proceedings 15th Sinkhole Conference, Shepherdstown, WV, April 2018, p. 279-288. (Source)
- Schroeder, K. E., Peterson, E. W., and Dogwiler, T. J., 2015, Field Validation of DEM and GIS Derived Longitudinal Stream Profiles: Journal of Earth Science Research, v.3, n. 3, p. 43-54. (Source)
- Woodside, J., Peterson, E.W., and Dogwiler, T., 2015, Longitudinal profile and sediment mobility as geomorphic indicators within a fluviokarst stream system: International Journal of Speleology, v. 44, no. 2. (Source)
- Wilson, G., Dalzell, B. J., Mulla, D. J., Porter, P., and Dogwiler, T., 2014, Estimating water quality effects of conservation practices and grazing land-use scenarios: Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, v. 69, no. 4, p. 330-342. (Source)
- Jacoby, B. S., Peterson, E. W., Kostelnick, J. C., and Dogwiler, T., 2013, Approaching Cave Level Identification with GIS: A Case Study of Carter Caves: ISRN Geology, v. 2013, p. 1-7. (Source)
- Jacoby, B. S., Peterson, E. W., and Dogwiler, T., 2011, Identifying the Stream Erosion Potential of Cave Levels in Carter Cave State Resort Park, Kentucky, USA: Journal of Geographic Information System, v. 3, no. 4, p. 323-333, DOI: 10.4236/jgis.2011.34030. (Source)
- Jacoby, B. S., Peterson, E. W., Dogwiler, T., and Kostelnick, J. C., 2011, Estimating the Timing of Cave Level Development with GIS: Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers, v. 2011, no. 11, p. 52-61. (Source)
- Peterson, E. W., Dogwiler, T., and Harlan, L., 2011, Using GIS to identify cave levels and discern the speleogenesis of the Carter Caves karst area, Kentucky, in Kuniansky, E., ed., U.S. Geological Survey Karst Interest Group Proceedings, Fayetteville, Arkansas (April 26-29, 2011), U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5031, p. 94-103. (Source)
Recent professional presentations
- Dogwiler, T., Conway, B., Hostens, D. S., and Pfitzner, B., 2019, Using Drone-Based Imagery to Enhance Conservation Projects, Missouri Natural Resources Conference, February 5-7, 2019: Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach, MO.
- Bendix, J., Pavlowsky, R. T., Martin, D. J., and Dogwiler, T. J., 2018, Impact of an extreme flood on riparian forests in the Missouri Ozarks, American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, April 10-14, 2018, New Orleans, LA. (Source)
- Conway, B. C., and Dogwiler, T., 2018, Assessment of Oblique Photography in Enhancing sUas-Based Structure from Motion Photogrammetry-Derived DEMs, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, November 4-7, 2018, Indianapolis, Indiana, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 50, no. 6, 10.1130/abs/2018AM-323833.
- Evans, K. R., Dogwiler, T., Kenning, B., and Pavlowsky, R. T., 2018, Coastal geology of Bluefields Bay, Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 50, n. 6, 10.1130/abs/2018AM-317629.
- Hostens, D. S., and Dogwiler, T., 2018, Determining the Effect of Mission Design and Flight Pattern on the Quality and Accuracy of DEMs and Orthophotos Derived from UAV Imagery, 2018 GSA North-Central Section 52nd Annual Meeting: Geoscience Returns to the Heartland, April 16-17, 2018, Ames, IA, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 50, no. 4, 10.1130/abs/2018NC-312819.
- Pfitzner, B. D., and Dogwiler, T., 2018, Determining the Effect of GCP Quantity on DEM Accuracy in sUas-Based Structure-from-Motion Photogrammetry, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, November 4-7, 2018, Indianapolis, Indiana, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 50, no. 6, 10.1130/abs/2018AM-323546.
Awards and honors
- Remote Pilot Certification, licensed under US Federal Aviation Administration Part 107 for operation of small unmanned aerial systems.