Andrew Strassman

Andrew is involved in the management of the vegetation mapping program at UMESC and actively works to document vegetation in the field and interpret aerial imagery to the finest scale of the U.S. National Vegetation Classification (USNVC) for vegetation mapping projects.

Biography

Research Interests:

  • General Ecology
  • Ecological Restoration
  • Vegetation Classification
  • Vegetation Mapping
  • Integration of GIS-based datasets and decision making into active ecological management
  • Application of technology in the field

Active Projects:

  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail (APPA) Vegetation Mapping Project
  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve (JELA) Vegetation Mapping Project
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GRSM) Vegetation Mapping Project

Completed Projects:

  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CUVA) Vegetation Mapping Project
  • Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (MISS) Vegetation Mapping Project
  • Natchez Trace Parkway (NATR) Vegetation Mapping Project

Education:
2005 M.S., Terrestrial Ecology, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
2002 B.S., Biology, B.S. Economics, University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point

Publications:

Hop, K., A. Strassman, S. Sattler, M. Pyne, J. Teague, R. White, J. Ruhser, E. Hlavacek, and J. Dieck. 2017. National Park Service Vegetation Mapping Inventory Program: Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve vegetation mapping project. Natural Resource Report NPS/GULN/NRR—2017/1528. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Hop, K., A. Strassman, M. Hall, S. Menard, E. Largay, S. Sattler, E. Hoy, J. Ruhser, E. Hlavacek, and J. Dieck. 2017. National Park Service Vegetation Mapping Inventory Program: Appalachian National Scenic Trail vegetation mapping project. Natural Resource Report NPS/NETN/NRR—2017/1437. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Hop, K., A. Strassman, C. Nordman, M. Pyne, R. White, J. Jakusz, E. Hoy, and J. Dieck. 2016. National Park Service Vegetation Mapping Inventory Program: Natchez Trace Parkway vegetation mapping project. Natural Resource Report NPS/GULN/NRR—2016/1255. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Hop, K., J. Drake, A. Strassman, E. Hoy, J. Jakusz, S. Menard, and J. Dieck. 2015. National Park Service Vegetation Inventory Program: Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, Minnesota. Natural Resource Report NPS/GLKN/NRR—2015/1002. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Hop, K., J. Drake, A. Strassman, E. Hoy, J. Jakusz, S. Menard, and J. Dieck. 2013. National Park Service Vegetation Inventory Program: Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/HTLN/NRTR—2013/792. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program. 2008. A Natural Heritage Inventory of McKean County. Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Middletown, PA.

Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program. 2008. A Natural Heritage Inventory of Philadelphia County. Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Middletown, PA.

Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program. 2007. A Natural Heritage Inventory of Juniata County. Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Middletown, PA.

Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program. 2007. A Natural Heritage Inventory of Mifflin County. Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Middletown, PA.