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Geographic Information Systems

Environmental Analysis

Mapping, predictive modeling and other decision-support tools help to guide solutions that meet the needs of species and ecosystems. In the GIS lab, we analyze and visualize spatial data to better understand biodiversity threats, as well as the social, political and economic forces at play in the world. The College uses GIS to map estuarine bottoms and to better understand benthic habitats, to put forth plans for sustaining agriculture in Talbot County, to inventory tree canopy as part of its Urban Greening project with the Town of Chestertown, to monitor soil and bird populations, assess native grassland restoration efforts, and guide long-term management decisions and the potential for new research (such as biofuels) at Chino Farms.

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Past Environmental Analysis Projects