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  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
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Hans Andersen

Research Forester
University of Washington
Box 352100
Seattle
Washington
United States
98195-2100

Phone: 206-221-9034
Fax: 206-685-0790
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Curriculum vitae (171 KB PDF)


Current Research

My research consists of developing new techniques for using remote sensing and other geospatial technologies within large-scale, multiobjective resource inventory systems. The scale of the Alaskan landscape, and the remoteness and lack of access to most of the forest and related ecosystems, requires development and application of inventory and monitoring techniques that largely depend on remotely acquired information, which must be integrated with field-based information in innovative and complex statistical sampling designs. I investigate how emerging geospatial/remote sensing technologies and analytical techniques can best be applied to assess the extent, condition, use, and trends associated with Alaska’s ecosystems and natural resources.

Why This Research is Important

This research is important because adequate technology has not been developed or applied to effectively, and comprehensively, inventory and monitor the forested ecosystems of Alaska. Therefore, critical baseline information on the extent, condition, trends, and uses of all Alaskan forests is not available to meet the needs for management and protection of these areas.

Education

  • University of Washington, Quantitative Resource Management (Forest Biometrics) , 2003
  • International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences (ITC), Forest Survey , 1998
  • University of Washington, Forest Resources , 1997
  • Williams College, History , 1994

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Last updated on : 08/25/2015