Innovative approaches in spatial research can provide new perspectives on the world around us and better prepare us for the way society is evolving. U-Spatial supports thousands of faculty, staff, and student researchers across campus in geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and spatial computing.
Associate Professor Kurt Kipfmueller’s students Cait Bell, Suzanne Scotty, and Madison Pettersen are getting a deep dive in research practices and skills. They analyze tree rings to discover how humans shaped an ecosystem and to track an invasive species.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Laura Matson combines her expertise in law and geography to focus on the expansion of tribal jurisdiction in the Great Lakes region. Matson has developed and defended her dissertation in analyzing resource policy and water regulation.
The Twin Cities campus has long known about the treasure of geographical information that the Borchert Map Library contains in the sub basement of Wilson Library. As more of its artifacts are digitized, the library’s resources will be able to serve researchers and map-curious people everywhere.