Taking a reading in the woods

Remote Sensing and GIS—Research

Remote sensing and geographic information science are used to gain a better understanding of how the underlying spatial patterns of vegetation, animals, and natural features are related across landscapes, ultimately leading to more-informed decisions regarding the sustainable use of resources. Our faculty investigate these areas using technologies such as remotely sensed imagery, geographic information systems (GIS), and the Global Positioning System (GPS), presenting their results on digital and paper maps.

Faculty                          Areas of Interests

Predator ecology & ecological heterogeneity; Aquatic-terrestrial links; Stable isotopes in animal ecology & conservation; Vertebrate habitat ecology; Conservation ethics
Forest management and landscape planning; Silviculture, Quantitative Silviculture, and Growth & Yield; Populus silviculture, growth and yield, and simulation modelling; Empirical, process and hybrid forest modelling; Forest Inventory, Mensuration, and Biometrics
Geographic information systems; Cartography; Global positioning systems; Great Lakes Quaternary (glacial) geomorphology
Remote sensing; Digital image processing; Geographic information systems; Spatial modeling
Environmental and Natural Resources Policy; Sustainability science; Landscape ecology; Biodiversity and Conservation; International Trade; Information Theory