Remote Sensing and Mapping
Members of the remote sensing and mapping research group utilize terrestrial and satellite remote sensing, geophysical techniques, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and modeling to analyze natural resources and environmental systems.
Land Use and Landscape dynamics: Of particular interest are the assessment and modeling of the dynamics of landscape and land-cover/land-use change, and the effects of such changes on environments, ecosystems and natural resources.
GIS Mapping and Analysis: Geographic Information System (GIS) techniques and models are used to investigate habitat mosaics, design conservation networks to protect biodiversity, integrate GIS data and satellite imagery, and assess relationships between geomorphology and biological diversity.
Seismology / Imaging: See Geosciences
Research projects have supported scientific studies in various regions of the United States, in East and West Africa, locally in Rhode Island, the western Pacific, East Coast of North America, tectonic North America and in various regions in China.