Lab Group: (From left) Rene Horne, Adam Belmonte, Jonathon Donager, Dr. Teki Sankey, Patrick Shin, Dan Solazzo, Ryan Lima, Richard Massey

We are Northern Arizona University's Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics Lab. Our research focuses on understanding the natural environment through a variety of image acquisition and analysis techniques, including the use of our state-of-the-art Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).

Funding Opportunities

Graduate applications are invited! We are currently recruiting PhD students to work in our lab and earn a
degree from the NSF-funded new PhD program in Ecological and Environmental Informatics at NAU.
We are also accepting PhD student applications for the Earth and Sustainability Program at NAU. Prospective
students should contact Dr. Sankey at Funding opportunities include NSF-funded
fellowships, NAU Presidential fellowships, and teaching assistantships.
Currently open opportunities include research projects in the Kaibab National Forest in northern Arizona and
the Sierra Ancha Experimental Forest in eastern Arizona. In both project, we will integrate long-term satellite
image archives with contemporary UAV images to examine forest cover and hydrological changes at decadal
scales. In collaboration with the US Forest Service, we will merge long-term precipitation data with land
management history to determine how climate and land use management have altered forest and water