Leila Gass

Biography

I’m an ecologist and GIS analyst, currently working with the Western Geographic Science Center in Tucson, Arizona.  

My primary interest and expertise is in using GIS and remotely-sensed imagery to analyze spatial patterns and relationships in ecological systems. Current and previous projects include modeling land cover change and assessing accuracy for the National Land Cover Database (NLCD); producing spatial data for a world-wide assessment of potash resources and for a mineral assessment of the Greater Antilles; and species distribution modeling for desert tortoises. My work includes project proposals, literature reviews, data compilation, database design and analysis, poster design, and report writing and editing.