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Geospatial Digital Informatics Lab (GeoDI Lab)

Welcome to GeoDI Lab in Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC)! 

I am an Assistant Professor in the Wyoming Geographic Information Center (WyGISC) at the University of Wyoming. I am a geographer and programmer focusing on the study of human-environment interactions by using remote sensing imageries. I am a bridge-builder for closing the gap between the operational uses of scientific remote sensing and GIS techniques and land management practices at the regional scale. The general theme of my work is to gain a quantitative understanding of the relationships between humans, landscape patterns, and ecological processes. Current projects include early NEON science, geospatial modeling, citizen science, and the applications of Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) at the macrosystems scale. 

Recent News

November 2022 --- New article published! Dr. Di Yang and many co-authors just published "People, infrastructure, and data: A pathway to an inclusive and diverse ecological network of networks" in Ecosphere. 

October 2022 --- Paper "Unfolding Community Homophily in U.S. Metropolitans via Human Mobility" has been published in Cities!

October 2022 --- New Guest Edited Collection from Nature Humanities & Social Sciences Communications and Scientific Reports released! Collection topic: Community Science. Dr. Di Yang is one of the guest editors. Learn more here

October 2022 --- Paper "A Random Forest Algorithm for Landsat Image Chromatic Aberration Restoration Based on GEE Cloud Platform—A Case Study of Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico" has been published in Remote Sensing


May 2022 ---- Our international collaboration paper "Remote Sensing and GIS-Based Suitability Mapping of Termite Habitat in the African Savanna: A Case Study of the Lowveld in Kruger National Park" has been published in Land. 

April 2022 --- Dr. Di Yang received the Wyoming NASA Space Grant Faculty Research Grant this year! 

February 2022 --- Paper "Leveraging Machine Learning and Geo-Tagged Citizen Science Data to Disentangle the Factors of Avian Mortality Events at the Species Level" has been published at Remote Sensing

December 2021 ---- Paper "Harnessing the NEON data revolution to advance open environmental science with a diverse and data-capable community" has been published in Ecosphere

We are launching the WyoGLOBE Land Cover Classification Challenge! Link here: 

wyoglobe_flyer_05122022.pngOctober 2021 ---- Paper "Human Mobility to Parks under the COVID-19 Pandemic and Wildfire Seasons in Western and Central United States" has been accepted at GeoHealth

September 2021 ---- Paper "Expanding NEON biodiversity surveys with new instrumentation and machine learning approaches" has been accepted at Ecosphere

More details to come

September 2021 ---- Dr. Di Yang launched the Special Issue in Remote Sensing, welcome to check it out and submit your manuscript here

September 2021 ---- Dr. Di Yang was selected to be the Program Committee of 2021 ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop - SpatialEpi'21

August 2021 ---- Dr. Di Yang was interviewed by Jackson Hole News & Guide about the lab's publication about examining the climate drivers of massive bird die-offs under extreme weather events

Link: Changing climate and western wildfires cause bird die-offs

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