My primary research goal is to develop a better understanding of the causes and consequences of landscape-scale ecosystem change. Such changes are the result of many interacting factors, including past and present human activity, climate, and local hydrologic and topoedaphic properties. These factors produce patterns and processes that integrate across scales resulting in unique spatial and temporal interactions. I seek to better understand these dynamics by combining field-based and remotely sensed data using spatial analysis and modeling. The integration of field-based and remote sensing analysis allows me to evaluate ecosystems at multiple scales, integrating processes evident at the plot level into landscape and global scale dynamics.