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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.