Precision Forestry Cooperative

People

Dr. L. Monika Moskal is the PFC Director (sine 2012), she is an Associate Professor of Remote Sensing in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS), within the College of the Environment. She serves as the Associate Director of SEFS. Dr. Moskal’s office is in Bloedel 382, she can be reached at (206) 225-1510 or lmmoskal@uw.edu.

Megan O’Shea is the PFC Administrative Specialist, she manages the daily operations of the PFC, coordinates its field training, public information, and outreach programs. She also supports the Stand Management Cooperative (SMC). She can be located in Winkenwarder Hall 202 or reached at (206) 543-9744 and moshea@uw.edu.

Dr. Meghan Halabisky is a remote sensing research scientist with the PFC and Jonathan Kane is a remote sensing specialist, both work across the labs within the PFC.

The PFC is comprised of three research laboratories and one research group:

  • Forest Resilience Laboratory, lead by Dr. Van Kane, works with Restoring Resilience at Multiple Scales (RRAMS) using LiDAR to guide burned
    landscape recovery and restoration.
  • Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Laboratory (RSGAL), lead by Dr. L. Monika Moskal, strives to understand the fine details of spatiotemporal resolution multidimensional ecosystem processes & functions,  through the application of innovative geospatial techniques and datasets.
  • Spatial Optimization Laboratory (SOL), lead by Dr. Sandor Toth, develops quantitative decision support tools to aid forest and natural resource management. SOL is particularly interested in building and testing mathematical models that can quantify and visualize the resource trade-offs and production possibilities between conflicting management objectives.
  • Natural Resource Spatial Informatics Group (NRSIG), lead by Luke Rogers, provides technologies and expertise for analyzing forestry and agricultural issues, specializing in large spatial scales and big data. NRSIG’s goal is to enable landscape, state, and regional scale analyses while simultaneously using the highest resolution data sets available.

PFC has strong collaborations with the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station (Dr. Hans-Erik Andersen a past PFC researcher, Bob McGaughey and Dr. Jocob Strunk) and the USGA (Dr. Christian Torgersen). PFC has an active Advisory Board comprising of private, public and non-profit sectors.