Projects & Publications
Evaluating the Use of High-Resolution Aerial Photography Acquired by Unmanned Aerial Systems for Use in Mapping Everglades Wetland Plant Communities
Unmanned aerial system (UAS) imagery may provide a valuable source of high-resolution plant community reference information that links ground reference data and vegetation mapping using remote sensing (RS) methods. This method can potentially augment expensive ground or helicopter surveys, while providing a valuable time series record for mapping projects with different purposes (e.g., different community [...]
The purpose of this project is to perform a trend analysis of vegetation communities and environmental parameters affecting them in Everglades National Park (ENP). Vegetation changes occurring over time in key areas will be characterized through a review and analysis of existing vegetation datasets and ENP- specific vegetation literature, as well as remote sensing methodologies. [...]
Determine the Effectiveness of Detectability and Scalability of Wetland Plant Communities Using WorldView 2 and Landsat Satellite Data for the Greater Everglades
The purpose of this project was to evaluate the use of remote sensing 1) to detect and map Everglades wetland plant communities at different scales; and 2) to compare map products delineated and resampled at various scales with the intent to quantify and describe the quantitative and qualitative differences between such products. We evaluated data [...]
The Regional Environmental Monitoring Assessment Program (REMAP) is funded by National Park Services. The FIU GIS-RS Center and the Department of Biology worked in collaboration to develop an interactive mapping application for sampling data retrieval of a regional environmental monitoring assessment program.
This research had four main objectives. The first was to develop methods to use satellite imagery to differentiate and map plant communities in WCA 2A from remotely sensed imagery and to test the effectiveness of those methods. The second was to develop methods to use satellite imagery to differentiate marl prairie communities from ridge/slough/tree island [...]
An interactive, web-based GIS System to download tiled datasets of ground elevation data derived from acquired LiDAR for selected counties in the state of Florida, US.
The Global Water for Sustainability (GLOWS) program is a USAID-funded initiative to promote the integrated management of water resources and aquatic ecosystems world-wide. Program activities seek to maximize the economic and social benefits derived from water resources while sustaining freshwater ecosystems.
This online portal provides access to the primary dataset representing the vouchered botanical collections of James Graham and Jose Schunke Vigo in the Department of Ucayali, Peru, from October 1997 until present. Over 3500 separate collections are included to date, many of which have associated images.
The AAGWP aims to provide support and new research tools for scientists, policy makers, educators as well as information professionals and the general public, who will find the fine scale data accessible through the portal particular beneficial. In addition, users will also find the interactive mapping tool to be the most intuitive way of finding [...]