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Lauren Tango

Lauren Tango is a geographer for the USGS Southwest Biological Science Center (SBSC), and the Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center (GCMRC) in Flagstaff, AZ. 

My research has focused on using Terrestrial Lidar to investigate geomorphic changes in fluvial environments. More specifically, at the USGS I use a range of remote sensing technologies to monitor geomorphic and ecosystem processes and their connections to rivers on upland environments along the river corridor in Grand Canyon National Park and Federal lands throughout the Southwest. The purpose of this research focuses on environmental and cultural resource management.  My work involves many field-based methods such as using aerial and terrestrial lidar and photogrammetry, but also incorporates satellite imagery to quantify earth processes. 

My interest lies in better understanding ecosystems surrounding river systems and how management actions can protect them in the face of human caused disturbances and an evolving climate. 

The work we do in the remote sensing group at GCMRC is designed to be responsive to the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program (GCDAMP).