Conflict Ecology is a geospatial research lab led by Jamon Van Den Hoek, Associate Professor of Geography at Oregon State University.

The Conflict Ecology lab works at the intersection of climate change and geospatial, humanitarian, and environmental science. We use satellite imagery and geospatial data to examine relationships between forced displacement, climate vulnerability, and land use/land cover change in conflict regions around the world. These themes shape a graduate collaborative geospatial research course, The Geography of Survival, offered in Winter terms at Oregon State University.

Our work has been published in a diverse group of outlets, and has funded by NASA Group on Earth Observations-Human Planet Initiative, NASA Land-Cover and Land-Use Change (LCLUC), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), and the National Geographic Society's Committee for Research and Exploration, among others.

Recent Work

Improving Satellite Monitoring of Armed Conflicts

Humanitarian Applications using NASA Earth Observations

On the limitations of using satellite data for monitoring war