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Caren Cooper


Mapping a Dynamic Planet, Public Science

Forestry and Environmental Resources

Jordan Hall Addition 5219


Caren uses geospatial analytics to discern large-scale patterns across the natural and built environments to gain insights into the ecology, evolution and conservation of birds, as well as expose racial and economic inequities in environmental hazards and in the representativeness of environmental data itself. She develops public science programs that focus volunteer interests towards the generation of large-scale data to study and visualize the interactions between social and ecological systems. Her other interests include the ecosystem services of trees and public understanding of urban forests, for mitigation of air, light and noise pollution, flood risk and urban heat island effects.

Caren Cooper with students
Caren and her graduate students explore large-scale patterns revealed by public science data.


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