University of Wisconsin–Madison
Spatial Analysis For Conservation and Sustainability

Mihai Nita

Visiting Scientist

Education

2011 - Ph.D., GIS and RS in Forest Hydrology, Transilvania University of Brasov

2008 - BS, Forestry, Transilvania University of Brasov

Research interests

I am interested in projects regarding forest management and monitoring, on topics like LULUCF (land use, land-use change and forestry) using remote sensing and drone mapping, modelling habitat distributions for species, evaluating Forest Ecosystem Services (FES), developing and managing GIS databases and WebGIS apps.

Currently I am exploring the effect of wars and political conflict on forest ecosystems in Romania by assessing the forest disturbances during Soviet occupation (1945 - 1956) using a heuristic method based on SfM (Structure from Motion) and DISI (Declassified Intelligence Satellite Imagery) and comparing with the recent rates of disturbance in forests after 1990. 

Personal interests

I love travelling and interacting with people. I like playing the guitar and listening to music.

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