The Institute works with faculty from the humanities, natural and social sciences,
education and business to explore new research dimensions and extend domain knowledge
with GIScience technology. We assist faculty and staff with management and technical
support for multi-year, collaborative research projects. Our staff also supports
the Learning Spatially (LENS) Initiative and the faculty and students of the MS
GIS program. Project examples include:
Dr. Wesley Bernardini, Archaeology:
Critical characteristics in defining human/landscape interactions. Dr. Bernardini
and his students investigate how patterns and histories of movement affect the structure
of social groups, using a combination of archaeological data, oral tradition, GIS
and 3-D visualization.
Dr. Mak Kaboudan, Business:
Forecasting applications in business and economics (2008-09) Combining genetic programming
and spatial analysis, Dr. Kaboudan investigates methods for forecasting real estate
prices and market value in Southern California.
Dr. Johannes Moenius, Business:
Global comparative advantage for business outsourcing (2008-09)
Dr. Wendy McIntyre, Environmental
Studies: Spatial patterns of raven nesting and juvenile desert tortoise
predation in the Mojave Desert. Dr. McIntyre and her students investigated factors
that affect raven nesting and predation patterns in areas designated as desert tortoise
critical habitat in the Western Mojave Desert.