Forest and Woodland Ecosystems Science Program
Contact Information
  • Forest and Woodland Ecosystems Science Program
  • Southwest Forest Science Complex
  • 2500 South Pine Knoll
  • Flagstaff, AZ 86001-6381
  • Alison Hill 928-556-2105
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Ben Bright

Benjamin C. Bright

1221 South Main Street
Moscow, ID 83843
Phone: 208-883-2311
Fax: 208-883-2318
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Current Research

I develop and evaluate methodologies that use remote sensing to measure insect-caused forest disturbance.

Research Interests

I am interested in forest, woodland, and rangeland disturbance and ecology; and remote sensing of vegetation.

Past Research

My thesis project involved developing methodologies that combine multispectral and LiDAR remote sensing to measure biomass killed by mountain pine beetles.

Why This Research is Important

Remote sensing can provide valuable information about vegetation and disturbances that affect vegetation. Research that demonstrates and evaluates this capability needs to be done.


  • University of Idaho, Master of Science Environmental Science, 2011
  • Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Science Geography with an emphasis on Geographic Information Systems, 2009

Professional Experience

  • Geographer, Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service
    2013 - Current
  • Research Associate, University of Idaho
    2011 - 2013
  • Research Assistant, University of Idaho
    2009 - 2011
  • Biological Technician, Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service
    2007 - 2009
  • Research and Teaching Assistant, Brigham Young University
    2006 - 2007

Professional Organizations

  • Association of American Geographers, Member (2012 - Current)

Awards & Recognition

  • USDA Spot Award, 2009
    Awarded for excellence in sample and data management

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Last updated on : 10/03/2014