In general my group is interested in environmental applications of geospatial technology and data, which address impacts of climate and land use changes, environmental sustainability and ecosystem services. Current research is focused on cross-scale (from the field to the space) characterizing and modeling ecosystem processes and structure, especially vegetation functional traits, plant diversity and ecosystem production by using remote sensing (e.g. imaging spectroscopy), GIS, and spatial data science. We emphasize on multidisciplinary approaches with collaborations with scientists in fields like Ecology, Wildlife Conservation, Agronomy, Computer Science, Geography, Statistics, Urban Planning, Soils and Biogeochemistry, Atmospheric, and Hydrologic Sciences.
Selected previous projects are:
- Great Basin shrub vegetation traits and species composition
- Live fuel moisture content and wildfire hazard
- Spatial data science and image analysis
- Social data visualization and WebGIS