Forecasting Landscape and Environmental Change

Apr 20, 2022

New USDA-Funded Research Will Leverage Big Data and Machine Learning to Forecast Spread of Agricultural Pests

New research led by Center director Ross Meentemeyer and research scholar Chris Jones will address data gaps that have previously hindered the accuracy of, and rapid updates to, pest spread forecasts.

Feb 9, 2022

Future Fire Use and Wildland Urban Interface Communities in Western North Carolina

Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Kate Jones is working with land managers to develop scenarios of future prescribed fire management and predict the effect of different strategies on the distribution of downwind smoke through space and time.

Oct 8, 2021

Meet Our Landscape Dynamics 2021–22 Undergrad Researchers

The Center’s Landscape Dynamics group is excited to welcome four new undergrad researchers who bring talents from a variety of majors to our biological invasions and urban systems research.

Jul 16, 2021

Undergrad Position Available for Urban Flooding Research

The Landscape Dynamics group at the Center for Geospatial Analytics is recruiting an NC State University undergraduate to assist with ongoing urban flooding research. Applications are due July 30, 2021.

Jul 9, 2021

Undergrad Positions Available for Biological Invasions Research

The Landscape Dynamics group at the Center for Geospatial Analytics is recruiting two NC State University undergraduates to assist with ongoing biological invasions research. Applications are due July 26, 2021.

Jun 25, 2021

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.

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.