Remote Sensing & GIS

Remote sensing and GIS research involves the use of the latest technology in computerized satellite and aerial data collection to help characterize and manage rangeland resources.

The goals of the research team in remote sensing and GIS are to better understand how human and natural factors influence plant and animal productivity.

Research programs include:

  • Mapping grassland burn patterns
  • Mapping the invasion of undesirable plant species over wide areas
  • Modeling primary productivity of grasslands
  • Tracking vegetative conditions on a continuous, wide-scale basis