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.


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

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