Dr. Bryan Pijanowski – Human-Environment Modeling & Analysis Lab
Dr. Pijanowski specializes in spatial modeling and analysis of land use/cover change. Grounded in the theoretical framework of complex socio-ecological systems, his research employs advanced technologies and methodologies from a wide array of disciplines. Many of his models are used to forecast and backcast land use/cover change patterns which are then linked to other ecological and economic models. Research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, NASA and various foundations (e.g., Kellogg Foundation, Great Lakes Fisheries Trust, Purdue Research Foundation). Dr. Pijanowski is interested in how results of simulations of the future can be used to achieve a more sustainable society.
A lot of the research being conducted uses geographic information systems, remote sensing, machine learning (e.g., neural networks), role playing simulation, agent-based modeling, expert judgment and semi-structured interview tools and approaches. He is a member of many national (e.g., American Association of Geographers) and international (e.g., Global Land Project) research organizations.
Research Group - Natural Resource Social Science, Forest Measurement and Assessment/GIS, Wildlife Science
Facilities - Human-Environment Modeling and Analysis Lab, Spatial Data Analysis Lab
Related Centers - Center for Global Soundscapes, Center for the Environment, Purdue Climate Change Research Center, Purdue Interdisciplinary Center for Ecological Sustainability