About SEAL

The Spatial Ecosystem Analytics Lab (SEAL) seeks to answer questions about change in terrestrial ecosystems. We primarily use remote sensing and other spatial technologies, machine learning, and models to investigate continental- to global-scale processes. Example research questions include: Where and how is agriculture intensifying, and what does this mean for water and carbon budgets? What do remotely sensed maps of land surface phenology tell us about climate controls on ecosystem function? How do disturbance, management, and land use legacy determine carbon fluxes across the landscape? and How best to fuse heterogeneous satellite image time series? The lab’s PI, Dr. Josh Gray, is a remote sensing scientist with a love for big datasets, high performance computing, and all things NASA. His passion for understanding global change drives the research agenda for SEAL. Dr. Gray is an assistant professor in the Dept. of Forestry and Environmental Resources and a faculty fellow in the Center for Geospatial Analytics at NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.