GIS Mapping & Biostatistics

Biostatistics & Modeling

  • Spatial modeling of animal distributions from telemetry or survey data

  • Stochastic population models for caribou and other large mammals

  • Multi-scale resource selection function analyses of seasonal distribution

  • Analysis of factors influencing avian movement rates from radar targets

  • Modeling probability of avian-wind turbine collisions based on turbine design

  • Post-construction analysis of avian and bat fatality rates at wind farms and transmission lines

  • Modeling of spring snow distribution from satellite imagery and field-based sampling

  • Random forest analysis to provide quantitative estimates of vegetation properties

GIS Mapping

  • Wetland, vegetation, and integrated terrain unit mapping

  • Telemetry data visualization and analysis

  • Geodatabase design and data management

  • Topographic analysis and viewshed modeling

  • Spatial analyses of map attributes

Remote Sensing

  • Landscape change detection, such as mapping coastal erosion 

  • Determining snow persistence 

  • Time-series analysis of vegetation biomass (NDVI) and snow cover for caribou and waterfowl habitat use studies

  • Vegetation, ecotype and soils mapping and modeling

  • Imagery processing, classification, and extraction from sources including satellites (e.g., Landsat, WorldView, GeoEye, QuickBird, Ikonos, Pleiades, SPOT, ASTER, MODIS, and AVHRR), airborne and terrestrial lidar, and aerial and UAV photography

  • Project of the Year—2011 Alaska Surveying and Mapping Conference