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Strager, Mike

Professor of Spatial Analysis    

Dr. Strager is a spatial scientist who uses appropriate spatial and decision analysis techniques to aid in the analysis and management of natural resources. He has applied Geographic Information Systems, spatial analysis, and remote sensing for forestry, water quality, wildlife, recreation and conservation planning. Much of his work has resulted in the development of spatial decision support to aid in prioritizing areas, evaluating alternatives and examining trade-offs when managing natural resources.

He is the program director of the Graduate Certificate in GIS and Spatial Analysis and is a faculty research associate with the Natural Resource Analysis Center.

Select Publications

  1. Strager, M. P., M. Thomas-Van Gundy, A. E. Maxwell. 2016. Predicting post-fire change in West Virginia, USA from remotely-sensed data. Journal of Geospatial Applications in Natural Resources. 1(2): 1-17.
  2. Strager, M. P., J. M. Strager, J. S. Evans, A. E. Maxwell, J. Dunscomb, B. Kreps. 2015. Combining a spatial model and demand forecasts to map future surface coal mining in Appalachia. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0128813. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0128813.
  3. Strager, M. P. 2012. Tools for watershed planning - development of a Statewide Source Water Protection System (SWPS). Water Resources Management and Modeling. ISBN 978-953-51-0246-5.
  4. Strager, M. P., J. T. Anderson, J. Osbourne. 2010. A three-tiered framework to select, prioritize, and evaluate potential wetland and stream mitigation banking sites. Wetlands Ecology and Management. DOI 10.1007/s11273-010-9194-y.
  5. Strager, M. P., J. J. Fletcher, J. M. Strager, C. B. Yuill, R. N. Eli, J. T. Petty, S. J. Lamont. 2010. Watershed analysis with GIS: The Watershed Characterization and Modeling System software application. Computers and Geosciences. 36:970-976.