Vierling, Lee

Vierling, Lee
University of Idaho

My primary research interest is to study global environmental change by understanding the connections that link ecosystem structure with ecological function. I am particularly interested in developing and applying remote sensing techniques to study 1) exchanges of trace gases (e.g. carbon dioxide and water vapor) by vegetation canopies, 2) relationships between vegetation structure and wildlife habitat, and 3) the implications of land use and land cover change on ecological structure and function. I also strive to make cutting-edge discoveries in earth system science accessible and relevant to K-12 school children and have led the creation of an elementary earth system science curriculum.

Research Interests: 
Global Change Land Use Change Landscape Ecology Remote Sensing Habitat Conservation Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions Science Outreach and Communication