Introducing the Center for Geospatial Analytics’ New Associate Director of Social and Behavioral Science Applications
The Center is pleased to welcome Aaron Hipp to its team of associate directors, in a new leadership role focused on enhancing research collaborations at the intersection of geospatial analytics and the social sciences.
New PoPS Border Simulation Supports Front Lines of Pest Detection
Software developers at the Center for Geospatial Analytics have released the first version of a pest or pathogen spread (PoPS) simulation that can quantify the effectiveness of inspections at ports of entry and reveal how many pests are missed.
Ask an Expert: How Dangerous is Wildfire Smoke?
Faculty Fellow Jennifer Richmond-Bryant discusses how wildfire smoke can impact human health, even if it's from thousands of miles away.
Celebrating Faculty and Staff Achievements 2020–2021
The 2020-21 academic year was packed with achievements by our faculty fellows, research scholars and associates, staff and postdoctoral scholars. Learn more about the awards, popular press coverage and speaking engagements earned by our talented group of researchers.
Mapping the Future: Climate Change and Flooding in Coastal North Carolina
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Elyssa Collins is leading cutting-edge research to better assess flood risk. Learn how she and Research Associate Georgina Sanchez are developing new models to simulate flooding probabilities, now and into the future.
Researchers Design Simulation Tool to Predict Disease, Pest Spread
A team led by Research Scholar Chris Jones developed a computer simulation tool called PoPS to predict pest and disease attacks on crops or forests, and to test when and where to apply pesticides or other management strategies to contain them.
Analysis: Studies of U.S. National Parks Are Trending Down, Focused on Popular Parks
An analysis led by Faculty Fellow Jelena Vukomanovic finds that research conducted in U.S. national parks has focused largely on five iconic parks, and has dropped since 2013.
Forestry Student Overcomes Challenges to Shine as Research Assistant
Forestry and Environmental Resources senior Norman Urbanek is a shining example of how hard work, despite the struggles facing many students in today’s pandemic, pays off. His research with Faculty Fellow Jennifer Richmond-Bryant is exploring spatial patterns in air pollution and environmental justice.
Celebrating Our Community: Second Annual CGA Awards
At its virtual Awards Ceremony on March 4, the Center for Geospatial Analytics honored students, faculty and staff for their achievements and presented the CGA Awards.
Multi-Model Approach Could Help Farmers Prepare for, Contain PEDV Outbreaks
New research co-authored by Research Scholar Chris Jones and Faculty Fellow Gustavo Machado shows that a three-model approach could help farmers prevent the spread of PEDV in pigs. One of these models is the Center's signature PoPS (Pest or Pathogen Spread) model.