Western Geographic Science Center

About

The Western Geographic Science Center (WGSC) conducts geographic research on the environmental and societal consequences of a changing landscape.  Our tools and models help decision makers better use complex scientific information to understand their alternative options.  Our work links natural science and social science to analyze human/environmental interactions both spatially and temporally. 

Estimating impacts from Natural Hazards with GIS

Estimating impacts from Natural Hazards with GIS

Geographers at WGSC use Geographic Information Science (GIS) to estimate community exposure, risk of impacts, and model evacuation from natural hazards. 

Hazards Vulnerability Team

Hazards Societal Consequences and Risk Communication

Monitoring land change with Remote Sensing

Monitoring land change with Remote Sensing

Remote sensing scientists at WGSC use satellite images and aerial photography to map cropland around the globe and model changes to US lands over time to help understand long term impacts from climate change.

GFSAD30

Land Use and Climate Change Team

Protecting ecosystems with Remote Sensing

Protecting ecosystems with Remote Sensing

Remote sensing scientist at WGSC analyze imagery from satellites and data collected in the field to help decisions makers protect ecosystems.

Applied Landscape Ecology and Remote Sensing

Ecosystem Modelling and Decision Support