RESEARCH PROGRAMS

MAPPING THE MISSING MILLIONS

A three-year NASA Applied Sciences-funded research project to detect and characterize informal settlements established by refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) using multi-sensor satellite image time series analysis, crowd-sourced data collection, and machine learning pattern recognition approaches. (More information)

GEOGRAPHY OF SURVIVAL

An ongoing research program examining human agency through land use and migration following disaster or during protracted civil war.

CONFLICT IS A LAND USE

With case studies in Gaza, Nigeria, and across African refugee camps, these projects examine how violent conflict processes manifest as forced or otherwise involuntary changes in land use. (More information)

THE ECOLOGY OF CONFLICT

Violent conflict is often considered an event when it is much more effectively thought of as a process or a chronology with attendant changes on the landscape and populations living on or moving through conflict regions. These projects represent new satellite image-driven approaches to documenting spatially and temporally explicit effects of violent conflict. (More information)

REMOTE SENSING TIME SERIES OF LANDSCAPE DYNAMICS

Our development of large volume remote sensing analytical frameworks span case studies in mountainous China and Nepal as well as tropical Colombia and Brazil. (More information)