Do we know how climate change and extreme weather conditions affect wildlife in particular bird populations?
Using powerful remote sensing technologies, Patrick Culbert seeks to map the size of agricultural fields with an unprecedented degree of detail, over large areas.
All disturbances are not created equal. Matthias Baumann has been developing image-processing algorithms that distinguish between anthropogenic and natural disturbances in the temperate forest region of European Russia.
Global climate change is increasing the incidence of extreme weather events. Jessica Gorzo, PhD candidate, is studying how these extreme events are affecting the abundance, geographical distribution, and breeding habits of forest songbirds.
Not knowing how land has been used in the past makes it difficult to understand how it is being used now and even more difficult to predict how it will be used in the future, especially in regions with multiple socio-economic shocks, such aslike the Carpathian Basin. Our team is working on that.
Dr. Oscar Cardenas is working to better understand patterns of forest change in the Sierra de Manantlan Biosphere Reserve to develop more effective management tools addressing a range of issues from biodiversity conservation to sustainable development programs and epidemiological applications.
The breakdown of the Soviet Union in 1991 triggered rapid and widespread farmland abandonment across Eastern Europe. Using remote sensing and statistical models, Matthias Baumann mapped where abandonment occurred in Ukraine and explained why it happened where it did.