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Associate Professor
Natural Resources
Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources
Public Relations:Josh Brown (802)656-3039
Specialty:Remote sensing, GIS, water quality, wetlands ecology, global climate change
Biography:Morrissey's work centers on remote sensing, Geographic Information System (GIS), water resources and ecology. Her research interests include water quality, wetlands ecology, boreal ecosystems, and global climate change. She has provided leadership in several NASA-funded research programs specializing in remote sensing and GIS. Her activities in Vermont include water quality research, reconstruction of historic landscapes, wetlands mapping, and urban development . Among recent grants are: "Computer-based Methodologies for Investigating the History of Significant Landscapes, Preservation, Technology, and Training Program," National Park Service, 2000-02, principal investigator; and, "Identification of Candidate Parcels for Riparian Buffer: Reducing Fecal Contamination of Vermont Surface Waters," Vermont Water Resources & Lake Studies Center, U.S. Geological Survey, 2000-01, principal investigator. She provides remote sensing and GIS expertise and consultation to federal, state, and local government agencies and non-profit organizations and oversees the Spatial Analysis Laboratory at the University of Vermont.