Dr. Rick Lawrence is Director of the Spatial Sciences Center and Professor of Remote Sensing in the Land Resources and Environmental Science Department at Montana State University. He received his B.A in Political Science from Claremont McKenna College, J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, and M.S. and PhD in Forestry from Oregon State University. He conducts teaching, research, and outreach in the fields of remote sensing, geographic information systems, and spatial analysis. His current research spans a wide range of applications related to natural resource management including mapping habitat of Canada lynx, carbon sequestration both through alternative cropping systems and geologic storage, and land use and land cover change on tribal lands in the northern plains . He also has a strong interest in algorithm development for classification of remotely sensed imagery, specializing in classification tree analysis and its variants.
Role(s) in BANR: Investigator on Task 1 activities related to feedstock mapping, including bark beetle mortality.