Forecasting Landscape and Environmental Change

Jun 3, 2021

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.

Apr 26, 2021

Where There’s Smoke: Reducing Downwind Impacts of Prescribed Burns

New research by Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Kate Jones will use geospatial modeling and interactive data visualization to help fire managers consider the vulnerability of communities downwind of prescribed burns.

Feb 12, 2021

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.

Jan 25, 2021

Ecologist: People Should Prepare for Landscapes to Change

In a new book, Faculty Fellow Rob Scheller describes how land managers and communities should expect landscape change and plan for it.

Oct 29, 2020

First Official Version of PoPS (Pest or Pathogen Spread) Model Released

Developers at the Center for Geospatial Analytics have announced the first stable release of the Pest or Pathogen Spread model (PoPS 1.0), the Center’s signature open source system for forecasting the spread of insect pests and disease and for testing control strategies.

Sep 16, 2020

Colorado’s Famous Aspens Expected to Decline Due to Climate Change

Recent research by Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Nikki Inglis and Faculty Fellow Jelena Vukomanovic predicts quaking aspen trees, known for their brilliant foliage in fall, will visibly decline along three scenic drives in Colorado.

Sep 9, 2020

Faculty Focus: Nelson to Help USDA Guide Agricultural Innovation

Faculty Fellow Natalie Nelson was selected by the US Department of Agriculture to serve as one of 11 subject matter experts for the USDA’s Agriculture Innovation Agenda. Her expertise in machine learning and data science will inform proactive strategies to prevent crop loss.

Jun 19, 2020

Undergrad Position Available for Urban Systems Research

The Landscape Dynamics group at the Center for Geospatial Analytics is recruiting an NC State University undergraduate to assist with ongoing urban systems research. Applications are due July 31, 2020.

Jan 14, 2020

Urban Growth Model FUTURES 2.0.0 Released

Developers at the Center for Geospatial Analytics have released the newest official version of the center’s signature open source software for modeling urban growth: FUTURES 2.0.0.

Nov 25, 2019

In the Battle Against a Spreading Forest Disease, Strategy Matters

Predicting and controlling the spread of disease requires the right geospatial tools. At a recent gathering of the Oregon Sudden Oak Death Task Force, over thirty representatives of government, academia, nonprofit groups and the timber industry experimented with two Center for Geospatial Analytics technologies that can help them do just that.