UW Remote Sensing & Geospatial Analysis Laboratory
The Research Laboratory of Dr. L. M. Moskal at the University of Washington
Understanding high spatiotemporal resolution multidimensional ecosystem process, function, monitoring and applications through geospatial techniques


NEWSWORTHY A story on Todd Erdody's research on the EPA Greenvantions Blog


2011 . 2010 . 2009 . 2008 . 2007 . 2006 . 2005 . 2004 . 2003




May 1-5, 2011 ASPRS Annual Conference
April 12-16, 2011 AAG Annual Meeting (10 talks will be given by RSGAL students and collaborators)
March 28, 2011 Guang Zheng sucessfully defends his PhD

March 2011 SFR Graduate Student Symposium Presentations by RSGAL Students:

March 3, 2011 UW RSGAL object based image analysis and landscape metrics workshop

Jan 13, 2011 PFC Board Meeting


Dec 9 2010 Meghan Halabisky successfully defends her MS thesis, she is staying on with Dr. Moskal for her PhD

  • pdfHalabisky, M. (2010) Towards a Semi-automated Remote Sensing Based Wetland Inventory. MS Thesis, University of Washington
Sept 14-17, 2010 SilviLaser 2010
April 28-30, 2010 RSGAL will present at the ASPRS 2010 meeting in San Diego
March 3-5, 2010 Dr. Moskal will be at the International Lidar Mapping Forum-LiDAR10 in Denver

Feb 17, 2010 Dr. Moskal presents at the 2010 Water Centre research review



Nov 7, 2009 RSGAL will present at the SFR Alumni Association Fall Reception
Nov 5, 2009 PFC Board Meeting
Oct 14-16, 2009 Dr. Moskal will be at SilviLaser2009
Oct 2-4, 2009 RSGAL Retreat Itinerary and Map
Sept 14, 2009 Dr. Moskal presents at the LiDAR workshop for the LTER All Scientists Meeting
Summer 2009 RSGAL Gear! and RSGAL got a logo (download)
May 26, 2009 PFC Board Meeting
May 11, 2009 Dr. Moskal presents RSGAL research at the CFR Faculty Research Forum

May 8, 2009 Chris Vondrasek and Meghan Halabisky present at the Communicating the Environment Interdisciplinary Student Conference. Listen to: 'Describing the Environmental Change and Ecological Challenges in Arid Wetlands Using Remote Sensing Technology'

May 5, 2009 Dr. Moskal presents at WAURISA

May 5, 2009 Todd Erdody successfully defends his MS, more info on Todd Erdody's research on the EPA Greenvantions Blog

  • pdfErdody, T. (2009) Fusion of LiDAR and Imagery for Estimating Forest Canopy Fuels in Eastern Washington. MS Thesis, University of Washington
May 2, 2009 RSGAL will be showing 2 exhibits at the Earth Revealed event at the Pacific Science Center (10AM -6PM)
April 21, 2009 ASPRS sponsored session at the regional ASF meeting
March 8-12 2009 ASPRS 2009 in Baltimore
Feb 19, 2009 Water Center's Annual Review
Feb 17, 2009 Wetland monitoring with high resolution remote sensing and GIS - The Water Center Seminar Series (8:30 in Anderson 223)


Dec 5, 2008 1st RSGAL PhD student, Akira Kato, successfully defends his PhD research

  • pdfKato, A. (2008) Capturing tree crown attributes from high resolution remotely sensed data. PhD Dissertation, University of Washington
Dec 4, 2008 PFC Winter Board Meeting
Nov 19, 2008 UW GIScience Speaker Series
Nov 3, 2008 RSGAL Mobile GIS training
Sept 16-17, 2008 Terrestrial LiDAR demo at the SMC meeting
Sept 2-5, 2008 Leica Scan Station 2 Training Workshop
Aug 13, 2008 at 1-3PM in Anderson 302 PFC JAVAD GPS training workshop for RSGAL students
Aug 1, 2008 Leica Scan Station 2 terrestrial LiDAR arrived
April 28 - May 2, 2008 ASPRS 2008 Conference in Portland, OR. A special session on LiDAR in forestry applications will be hosted by Precision Forestry Cooperative
April 2008 Akira Kato and Todd Erdody both win National ASPRS Awards.
April 18, 2008 CFR Centers Annual Research Review: Beyond Ground Surface Models: Ecological Applications of Terrestrial & Aerial LiDAR
April 14, 2008 CFR Faculty Research Forum; Dr. Moskal will present her current research
March 19, 2008 Geospatial Open Source & Remote Sensing, Anderson Hall (CFR-UW) 5:45-7:45PM see flyer
Feb 20-22, 2008 PFC is presenting at the International LiDAR Forum in Denver, CO
Feb 14, 2008 The Water Center 2008 Research Forum: "Seeing the forest through the leaves: estimating forest structure & leaf area index (LAI) with LiDAR" a presentation by Dr. Moskal
Jan 3, 2008 Precision Forestry Cooperative sponsored LiDAR Workshop held at the UW Botanic Gardens Center for Urban Horticulture

Dec 6, 2007 PFC Board Meeting
Nov 5, 2007 Precision Forestry Cooperative will be showcasing new research at the Washington Forest Protection Association meeting in Olympia, WA
Oct 24, 2007 Precision Forestry Cooperative poster presentations at the SAF 2007 National Convention in Portland, OR
Oct 30, 2007 ASPRS 2007 Fall Conference in Ottawa, Canada. Workshop on 3D Display of Imagery, LiDAR, GIS and Google Earth: Wall-Sized Stereoscopic Displays for Research, Exploration and Education will be given by Dr. L. Monika Moskal
June 8, 2007 1st meeting of the UW Geospatial Club & Puget Sound ASPRS Student Chapter
April 28, 2007 RSGAL CFR Centennial Grove Modeling and Visualization WMV movie

Dec 6, 2006 Collaborative research efforts to convert biomass to fuel: The Daily (UW Student Newspaper) link
Nov 1, 2006 Precision Forestry Cooperative participates in the Remote Sensing Workshop for Riparian Studies link

April 21, 2006 Three of RSGAL students successfully defend their MSc thesis, below are links to their defense presentations, pdf copies of their thesis can be found on RSGAL Workspace (link to the left)

  • Jennifer Haack - Geostatistical Analysis of Plant Communities at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Kansas
  • Nathan Huggins - Remote Sensing Classification Methods for Monitoring Eastern Cedar Encroachment
  • Teri Hunsinger - Spatiotemporal Patterns of Transitional Landscapes in the Southwest Missouri Ozarks

AAG 2005 Denver was attended by Dr. Monika Moskal, Teri Hunsinger and Chris Wood, all presented RSGAL research at the conference
ASPRS 2005 Baltimore, was attended by Dr. Monika Moskal, Chris Wood and Shannon Lear, Moskal and Wood both presented RSGAL research projects at the conference, Wood and Lear acted as student volunteers
Feb 2005 Please congratulate Chris Wood and Shannon Lear for winning the CR-ASPRS Graduate and undergraduate scholarships (respectively)
Feb 2005 RSGAL presents landscape modeling and geovisualization work at the Missouri Natural Resources Conference


Dec 20, 2004 RSGAL KSMU91.1 FM Public Radio interview about the MSU Arboretum Mapping Project link
Nov 17, 2007 RSGAL organizes the 1st GIS Day at MSU
Aug 2004 Chris Woods and Jon Woosley join RSGAL
April 2004 Jennifer Haack is one of the winners at the annual MSU Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Forum. Jennifer presented her work on the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Historic Tree Mapping Project, see the project website by link


Aug 2003 First three graduate students (Teri Hunsinger, Nathan Huggins and Jennifer Haack) join RSGAL
14 July 2003 RSGAL is established



RSGAL Leica Scan Station 2

RSGAL Wetland Project Crew


CUGOS meeting held at UW (Spring 2008)


Puget Sound ASPRS Student Chapter is established (Spring 2008)


Precision GPS in the CUH (Spring 2007)


Hemispherical photo UW Arboretum (Fall 2007)


MoNRC 2005 (TanTarra Resort, MO)


MSU 2004 GIS Day



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Seattle, WA 98195-2100  
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