Research

Geospatial-Information Science and Remote Sensing

Geospatial-Information Science and Remote Sensing

Collecting and interpreting geospatial data is central to everything we do as geographers, whether on computers or in the field.  From local events to multi-scale processes, our faculty are developing and applying advanced remote sensing...

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Human Dimensions of Global Change – Coupled Human and Natural Systems

Human Dimensions of Global Change - Coupled Human and Natural Systems

The Department’s ultimate research goal is to advance an integrated understanding of the coupled Earth system including spatially distributed human processes.  Our research addresses both fundamental and applied issues in coupled human and...

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Land Cover – Land Use Change

Land Cover - Land Use Change

Land cover and land-use change is a key interface between human and natural systems. Our scientists are world leaders in the remote sensing of land-cover changes. This information is actively combined with human socio-economic data to study past...

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Landsat

Carbon, Vegetation Dynamics and Landscape-Scale Processes

The department carries out a broad array of research focused on monitoring vegetation dynamics, with a particular focus on mapping and studying human and natural disturbances and their landscape-scale impacts, as well as changes to the earth...

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