Explore the Earth through Spatial Science

Professor: Dr. Yi Qi

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.

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