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  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Ben Bright

Benjamin C. Bright

1221 South Main Street
United States

Phone: 208-883-2311
Fax: 208-883-2318
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Current Research

He develops and evaluates methodologies that use remote sensing to measure vegetation, especially following disturbance.

Research Interests

He is interested in forest, woodland, and rangeland disturbance and ecology, and remote sensing of vegetation.

Past Research

His 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, M.S. Environmental Science 2011
  • Brigham Young University, B.S. 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

Awards & Recognition

  • USDA Spot Award, 2014
    For leading and publishing research
  • USDA Spot Award, 2009
    For excellence in sample and data management


Last updated on : 03/29/2021