Current Center-Originated Collaborative Research
Role of North American forest disturbance and regrowth in the North American Carbon
Program: Integrated analyses of Landsat and U.S. Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis
Data – Phase 2.
Funding: $2,210,975 from NASA’s Terrestrial Ecology Program
Investigators: Sam Goward, Warren Cohen, Jeff Masek, Gretchen Moisen, Scott Powell, Robert
Kennedy, Sean Healey, and Chenquan Huang
Hyperspectral Sensor for large-area monitoring of carbon dioxide reservoirs and pipelines.
Funding: $274,740 from the Department of Energy
Investigators: Kevin Repasky, Rick Lawrence, Scott Powell, Tracy Dougher, and Gabriel Bellante
AgCam Science Applications Team – Development of site specific farming and ranching products based on red and near infrared satellite imagery.
Funding: $500,000 from NASA
Investigators: Rick Lawrence, Rick Engel, Bret Olson, and Lisa Rew
Whitebark Pine Dynamics – Investigation of decadal changes in whitebark pine distribution in the northern Rockies using satellite-based imagery.
Funding: $100,000 from NASA through the Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium; initial funding from USGS and NPS
Investigators: Rick Lawrence, Jeffrey Jewett
Saltcedar Mapping – Mapping distribution of saltcedar in the Bighorn Basin using satellite-based imagery.
Funding: $100,000 from NASA through the Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium
Investigators: Rick Lawrence, Christine Sommers-Austin
Implementing an Invasive Plant Inventory and Monitoring Protocol for Canyon Ferry Reservoir
Funding: $136,000 from Bureau of Reclamation
Investigators: Diana Cooksey, Monica Pokorny, Shana Wood, and Rob Lloyd
Collaborative research projects are defined as projects initiated by non-SSC personnel on which are key being conducted with Center personnel.