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RENEWABLE ENERGY FROM FOREST RESOURCES:
An Investigation of the Complex Interrelated Issues Associated with Generating Automotive Fuels From Lignocellulosic Biomass

MUSES

Michigan
Technological
University
Sustainable Futures Institute
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, Michigan 49931

Phone: 906.487.3612
Fax: 906.487.2943
e-mail: sfi@mtu.edu


mapUpper: Working GIS image exploring the RIPARIAN MODEL.
Lower: Current Research Project at Kinross Air Base, Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

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Geographic Information Systems:
Biomass Inventory and Analysis System (BIAS)
Faculty:
Ann Maclean , PhD;
Professor, Geographic Information Systems/Remote Sensing;
School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
Grad Students:

Sinan Abood
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Anthony Landon
School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science


GIS is the merging of cartography and database technology. 

GIS applications are tools that allow users to create interactive queries that analyze spatial information, edit data, maps, and present the results of all these operations.

This project utilizes geographic information systems technology to inventory and assess current feedstock availability; determine how and where it could be managed to meet current and future supply demands; evaluate the impact of land use changes on biodiversity (in particular, its impact on avian populations); choose study communities; and identify issues and potential solutions relating to the transport of feedstocks and the resultant products.

 



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