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Mark Bauer

Please welcome Mark Bauer to the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project office in the GECSC. Mark completed his B.S. in Geography, Natural Environmental Systems at University of Northern Illinois in 1998. He has worked with the former Rocky Mountain Geographic Science Center at USGS as a geospatial analyst contractor for 11 years, with a previous year of detailed work with the Colorado Geological Survey. Mark's background, in both the classified and unclassified realm, is in GIS, remote sensing, and photogrammetry. He's also an accomplished UAS operator of the AeroVironment Raven and Honeywell T-Hawk unmanned aircraft systems, concentrating on high-resolution structure from motion surveys, and automated feature extraction techniques.

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Our world is being transformed due to climate variability, population growth, intensive land use, and the increasing demands on water, ecological, agricultural, energy, and mineral resources. To address these issues, the Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center (GECSC) conducts research on (1) climatic, environmental, and landscape changes, (2) the geologic framework of natural resources and hazards, (3) ecological disturbance patterns resulting from natural and anthropogenic changes, and (4) the interactions among geologic, biologic, hydrologic, and human systems. This work supports policy and management decisions, the search for new sources of key materials, and the assessment of the combined environmental impacts of climate variability and human activities.

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