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New environmental informatics major opens a world of opportunity


July 24, 2013 – The Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation is beginning a new undergraduate major in environmental informatics in the fall 2013 semester.

Bringing together information technology, data analysis, natural resources, geospatial science, and ecological modeling, environmental informatics enables students to explore and apply information science to the sustainable management of the natural world.

“In today’s digital age, we are amassing huge amounts of information about the environment at an astonishing rate,” said Valerie Thomas, assistant professor of forest remote sensing in the department.  See more........

Contacts:

Professor Randolph Wynne
wynne@vt.edu; 540-231-7811

Assistant Professor Valerie Thomas
thomasv@vt.edu; 540-231-0958

Department of Forest Resources and
Environmental Conservation
(MC 0324)
Cheatham Hall 319, Virginia Tech
310 West Campus Dr
Blacksburg, VA 24061
frec.vt.edu/ei


   

Landsat image of the Lena River delta, the most extensive protected wilderness area in Russia Landsat image of the Lena River delta, the most extensive protected wilderness area in Russia.

   

Landsat Thematic Mapper Image of the New River Valley Landsat Thematic Mapper Image of the New River Valley, showing forests (dark green), agriculture (light green), and development or bare soil (pink), bisected by the New River (black).

   

The Landsat 5 Earth observation satellite in orbit. The Landsat 5 Earth observation satellite in orbit.

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