Saint Louis University

Faculty Research

Climate Change, UAS/UAV and Precision Agriculture

Project: Climate Change, UAS/UAV and Precision Agriculture
Faculty: Dr. Abuduwasiti Wulamu
Summary: This research focuses on developing new methods for
monitoring crop growth and management, which is critical to improve
food security amid water scarcity and air pollution.

deforestation

Project: Deforestation and Biodiversity
Faculty:
Dr. Abuduwasiti Wulamu
Summary: 
Tropical forest habitats have been exacerbated by
contemporary climate change. This has lead to many different issues
in the areas.

InSAR Project: InSAR Monitoring of Geological Hazards
Faculty: Dr. Abuduwasiti Wulamu
Summary: Satellite based synthetic aperture radar (InSAR)
interferometry offers the advantage of providing precise
measurements of subsidence rates over a large geographic
area at a very competitive cost.
Watkins Creek

Project: OneSTL Regional Plan for Sustainable Development
Faculty: Dr. Sarah Coffin, Dr. John Woolschlager 
Summary: Development of a data portal, online toolkit, and series of
scenario models to help regional stakeholders understand how sustainability
can influence planning and development in the St. Louis region. 

Pollinators

Project: Social and Ecological Drivers of Pollinator Health
Faculty: Dr. Damon Hall, Dr. Camilo Gerardo
Summary: Development of an interdisciplinary approach for examining
relationships between pollinator health and urban land-use decision making in
St. Louis and other cities.

Communication

Project: Strategies for Communicating Systems Models
Faculty: Dr. Damon Hall
Summary: A collaboration among systems modelers and sustainability science
researchers to reflect on systems communication successes and failures. 

Wes Jackson

Project: Toward a More Sustainable Agricultural System
Faculty: Dr. Allison Miller
Summary: An ambitious, large-scale, global effort to identify perennial species
as candidates for domestication and use in perennial polycultures.

Project: Tree Health and Power Grid Damage Forecasting
Faculty:
Dr. Abuduwasiti Wulamu
Summary: 
Dr. Wulamu is working with researchers at Saint Louis University to
identify areas that are prone to windfalls and weather damage using satellite
remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems.

Lawn

Project: Unsustainable Ordinances
Faculty: Dr. Damon Hall
Summary: An examination of municipal ordinances that may prevent sustainable
land-use practices that support pollinator species. 

water

Project: Water Quality Under Climate and Land Use Changes
Faculty: Dr. Abuduwasiti Wulamu
Summary: This research addresses water quality concerns by developing models
and products of land-cover and land-use change and future climate scenarios.

Yellowstone River Basin

Project: Water Resources Management
Faculty: Dr. Damon Hall
Summary: A meaningful engagement of citizens in planning for the next 30 years
of water resource issues in Montana's Yellowstone River Basin.  

Higher purpose. Greater good.
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