As more outdoor lighting is installed for safety and development, light pollution has become a growing problem that threatens the quality of life for humans and wildlife.
Catching the Cheatgrass in the Act: Identifying the Movement of Cheatgrass in the Colorado National Monument
Bromus tectorum, otherwise known as cheatgrass, is an invasive grass from Europe that has increased its presence all over the world by out-competing native grasses due to its adaptability and lifecycle.
Pivotal Moments: Drought Response in the West
Category: Monitoring Drought Project Team: Western U.S. Water Resources Team Location: NASA Langley Research Center – Hampton, Virginia Authors: Kelly Meehan Molly Spater Teresa Fenn Thomas Smith Kaylie Taliaferro Grant Jaccoud Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Kenton Ross (NASA Langley Research Center) Past/Other Contributors: Emily Gotschalk (Center Lead) Tyler Rhodes (Center Lead) Abstract: A changing climate has been an issue of growing concern … Read More
Bad Bromes in the Badlands: Monitoring Invasives in the Great Plains
Category: Identifying Invasive Species Extent & Critical Species Habitat Project Team: Northern Great Plains Ecological Forecasting Team Location:åÊNASA Goddard Space Flight Center ÛÒ Greenbelt, Maryland Authors: Amanda Clayton Jessica Fayne Carl Green Jared Tomlin Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Kenton Ross (NASA Langley Research Center) Past/Other Contributors: Sean McCartney (Center Lead) Abstract: Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) and Japanese brome (Bromus japonicus) are widespread invasive … Read More
Weeding the West: Monitoring Invasives using NASA Earth Observations
Category: Identifying Invasive Species Extent & Critical Species Habitat Project Team: Southwest U.S. Ecological Forecasting Team Location: NASA Langley Research Center ÛÒ Hampton, Virginia Authors: Ryan Avery Katherine Landesman Jordan Vaa Timmera Whaley Dakoyta Greenman Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Kenton Ross (NASA Langley Research Center) Past/Other Contributors: Emily Gotschalk (Center Lead) Tyler Rhodes (Center Lead) Abstract: The southwestern United States spans six … Read More
Wildfire Destruction: A Changing Fire Regime Threatens Local Fauna
Category: Identifying Invasive Species Extent & Critical Species Habitat Project Team: Eastern Idaho Disasters Team Location:åÊBLM at Idaho State University Geographic Information Systems Training and Research Center ÛÒ Pocatello, Idaho Authors: Courtney Ohr Jenna Williams Priscilla Addison Mentors/Advisors: Keith Weber (GIS Training and Research Center at Idaho State University) Dr. John Schnase (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) Mark Carroll (NASA … Read More
National Park Service Seeks Interns for Summer 2016
George Mason University, in conjunction with the National Park Service, is offering paid summer internships for university students to promote a greater understanding of climate change in local national parks. George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication (4C) and the National Park Service (NPS) are offering up to eight paid student positions for summer 2016, open to rising juniors … Read More
Tapping Groundwater Resources—Literally! A Hypersaline Laguna Madre
This is a part of the 2015 Fall VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Category: Mapping Water Quality Project Team: Coastal Texas Water Resources II Team Location: Mobile County Health Department – Mobile, Alabama Authors: Elaina Gonsoroski Vishal Arya Jennifer Boyd Mentors/Advisors: Joe Spruce (NASA Stennis Space Center) Bernard Eichold, M.D., Dr.PH (Mobile County Health Department) Abstract: This project … Read More