Papers recently published:

  • Gonzalez-Roglich & Swenson – Jan 2016 –Tree cover and carbon mapping of Argentine savannas: Scaling from field to region.   Remote Sensing of Environment
  • Schaffer-Smith & Swenson – In Press – Rapid conservation assessment for endangered species using habitat connectivity models.  Environmental Conservation
  • Schwantes, Swenson & Jackson – In revision – Quantifying Drought-Induced Tree Mortality in the Open Canopy Woodlands of Central Texas. Remote Sensing of Environment
  • Gonzalez-Roglich et al. 2015 Woody plant-cover dynamics in Argentine savannas from the 1880’s to 2000’s: the interplay of encroachment and agriculture conversion at varying scales Ecosystems.

Remote sensing class gets outside for our annual field trip to Duke Forest


Phd Candidate Aaron Berdanier & his drone






Bidding adieu tswenson_labo Kelly Howell- our remote sensing technician/IDL programmer- sad to see her go! (Kelly with, from left, Gonzalez-Roglich, Schaffer-Smith,Schwantes, Swenson)












Jan 2015 NSF dissertation enhancement grant to Danica Schaffer-Smith for migratory shorebird habitat research in central California– 24 water level data loggers already installed this February!                                                    →







 ←Connectivity between habitat remnants for critically endangered primate, Callicebus oenanthe, in San Martin, Peru. Presented at the 2nd Simposio de Primatologia en el Peru (Iquitos, November 2013) & at the Remote Sensing forConservation Symposium (London, May 2014) Schaffer-Smith, Swenson, Bóveda-Penalba, Murrieta-Villalobos


Current research:

 Measuring carbon en La Pampa, Argentina. Emanuel Ganora (Universidad Nacional de La Pampa) helping NASA PI Mariano Gonzalez Roglich






Some Duke links:

Other links

Latin American Geospatial Data:  GeoSur.info


Intensive Summer School for Computing in Environmental Sciences  with NASA internship http://www.uvacse.virginia.edu/isscens/


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