Term position to work with the Jornada Experimental Range and New Mexico
State University to develop and apply novel approaches for analysis of large
vegetation monitoring datasets using spatial databases of soil properties,
climate, and other ecosystem characteristics and using techniques such as
spatial autoregressive models, data mining approaches, machine learning, and
time series analysis. Goal is to explain differences in ecosystem change
trajectories as function of spatiotemporal variation in key drivers to
inform land management, especially in rangelands.