Resource Assessment, Monitoring, and Geospatial Analysis

Our research in this area has concentrated on the following: (1) developing individual tree and forest growth models that incorporate stand structure, weather, and anthropogenic factors, and use of these models in impact analyses and as decision support tools; (2) incorporating auxiliary information into forest, water, and land use measurement and estimation methods; (3) developing methods for using remote sensing and satellite-based digital data in sampling and resource survey methods; (4) improving geographic information systems capabilities for ecological and economic spatial analysis of resources; and (5) synthesis of the above in terms of web-based information systems for resource analyses and decision making.

The Remote Sensing and Geospatial Lab at the University of Minnesota is using remote sensing and geospatial analysis in the Superior National Forest to get an unprecedented understanding of how the forest is changing over time in order to identify what can be done to manage and preserve the forest in the future.

Faculty conducting Recreation Resources Management and Tourism research

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Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)