Balancing the demands of economic development and environmental protection is a challenge which requires policymakers to be well-informed about the extent and value of key natural ecosystems.
The Day After Tomorrow, Where Will the Mangroves Be?
Across the globe, mangroves play a major role in coastal ecosystem processes mitigating erosion and serving as barriers against storm surges.
In the Line of Fire: Exposing the Vulnerable in Appalachia
Wildfires in the southeastern U.S. are understood less than those in other portions of the nation.
The Delta Smeltdown: Monitoring Turbidity to Aid Delta Smelt Conservation
Water quality is a critical element of freshwater supply, particularly in times and areas of drought.
Mapping Quaking Aspen in the Laramie Mountain Range, Wyoming
This study used remote sensing and distribution modeling techniques to map aspen cover in a remote mountain range in Southeast Wyoming to support elk and mule deer habitat management.
Catchment in the Rye: Conservation in the Chesapeake Bay
NASA DEVELOP team uses NASA Earth observations to map winter cover crop conservation performance in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to improve agricultural management strategies.
Holding Back the River Crest with CREST!
This is an article from the Summer 2015 VPS. For more VPS articles, click here. Category:åÊResponding to Hydrologic Disasters Project Team: Peru Disasters II Team Location: Wise County Clerk of Court’s Office, Wise, Virginia Authors: William Wilson Grant Bloomer Allison Daniel Anthony Donzella Josh Hammes Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Kenton Ross (NASA DEVELOP National Program) Dr. DeWayne Cecil (Global Science and Technology, … Read More
Ponds, Pines, and Precipitation: A Dusky Gopher Frog Investigation
This is an article from the Summer 2015 VPS. For more VPS articles, click here. Category:åÊDetecting Habitat Conservation and Species Distribution Project Team: Mississippi Ecological Forecasting Team Location: NASA Stennis Space Center – Stennis Space Center, Mississippi Authors: Ross Reahard Rudy Bartels James Brooke Meredith Williams Mentors/Advisors: Joseph Spruce (NASA John C. Stennis Space Center) James ÛÏDocÛ Smoot (NASA John … Read More
Water We Drinking? Mapping Mitigation Sites in Ralston Reservoir, Colorado
This is an article from the Summer 2015 VPS. For more VPS articles, click here. Category: Responding to Hydrologic Disasters Project Team: Colorado Water Resources II Team Location: U.S. Geological Survey at Colorado State University – Fort Collins, Colorado Authors: Tyler M. Rhodes Amy Phillips Romina Gotzmann Rebekke Muench Jared Ryks Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Kenton Ross (NASA DEVELOP National Program) Abstract: … Read More