Iryna Dronova

Iryna Dronova

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Dept of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning
Phone
(510) 642-2930
Research Expertise and Interest
landscape ecology, remote sensing, GIS, spatial analysis, urban geography, ecosystem change, biodiversity, ecosystem services, wetlands, urban regions, landscape dynamics
Research Description

I am interested in diverse aspects of landscape ecology and its potential to inform sustainable, multi-functional landscape-designs and decision-making in environmental planning. My research combines field ecological methods with remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial analysis to perform analyses of multi-scale structure of ecosystems, to facilitate scaling of ecological processes from local to regional levels and to develop remote sensing-based monitoring approaches for vulnerable areas and sites with limited field access. I am especially interested in developing new conceptual and practical frameworks for spatially heterogeneous and highly dynamic landscapes, both wildland and human-modified (including urban regions). Since May 2017 I am also an affiliate Professor of Geography at UC Berkeley Department of Geography.

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