Aaron Kamoske

Aaron  Kamoske
  • Ph.D.
  • Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences
  • Geography Building
  • 673 Auditorium Road
  • East Lansing, MI 48824


LiDAR and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing. Temperate Closed-Canopy Forests. Landscape Ecology. Ecological Modeling. Computer Programming. Field Sampling.


My research examines the influences of environmental and anthropogenic controls on terrestrial ecosystem processes through the use of hyperspectral and LiDAR remote sensing, spatial statistics, ecological modeling, and field sampling. I approach this research in two (main) ways. First, examining how nutrient cycling influences productivity in temperate closed-canopy forests via field sampling, remote sensing, and ecological modeling. Second, by investigating how these processes are affected by environmental controls and anthropogenic changes at a landscape scale using spatial statistics. I primarily use the programming language R for my research, but I also dabble in Python from time to time. While much of my research is focused on using computers to ask ecological questions, I always look forward to summertime, when I conduct field research at sites throughout the Eastern U.S. When I am not out in the woods or writing code in front of the computer, I like to spend my time riding bicycles and exploring Michigan.