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Research Professor
Natural Resources
Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources
Phone:See PR Contact
Public Relations:Josh Brown (802)656-3039
Specialty:avian ecology; wildlife habitat; models of wildlife habitat use; GIS analysis of biodiversity; Spacial Analysis Laboratory
Biography:Capen, a professor of natural resources, is an avian ecologist with primary research interests in wildlife habitat studies, especially landscape-level approaches to habitat analysis. His interests involve application of Geographic Information System (GIS) and remote sensing to wildlife habitat analysis and ecological classification. He is principal investigator for a number of research projects being conducted in UVM's research Spatial Analysis Laboratory. This lab specializes in biodiversity analysis, land-cover mapping, planning for conservation lands, and development of new applications for natural resource management.