The Laboratory for Remote Sensing and Environmental Change (LRSEC) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte was established in September, 2012. LRSEC focuses on the application of remote sensing and other geospatial sciences for natural and urban environmental management. We are especially interested in applying new tools (e.g., LiDAR, high-spatial resolution and hyperspectral remote sensing) and innovative techniques (e.g., GEOBIA and machine learning) to monitor the change of our terrestrial ecosystems (e.g., forest carbon dynamics and agricultural drought) and understand how natural (e.g., climate change, fire, and plant disease) and anthropogenic factors (e.g., urban development, and the construction of hydroelectric dams) drive the change.

Research Interests

  • Human-Environment Interaction
  • Geospatial Science
    • Remote Sensing [LiDAR, Hyperspectral Imaging, GEOBIA (Geographic Object-based Image Analysis), Time-Series Image Analysis]
    • GIS Spatial Analysis
  • Spatial Ecology
  • Spatial Statistical Modeling and Machine Learning