Welcome to the kellylab page!

Our motto is "mapping for a changing California", and we use a range of mapping techniques - remote sensing, object-based image analysis, geospatial modeling, lidar analysis, participatory webGIS and field-based monitoring - to answer applied questions about how and why California landscapes are changing, and what that means for the people who live on, derive sustenance from, and manage them. Here you will find information on people in our lab, our projects, and some connections to other groups and sites of interest. For more on geospatial technology on campus, check out the geospatial innovation facility (GIF) and the GIS@Berkeley website. Enjoy, check out the blog, and stay in touch.


VTM website relaunches! 

After a decade of work, we are so pleased to announce that the vtm.berkeley.edu website is new and launched! The full collection (well, almost) is now digitized and ready for researchers to have at the data and work with them. The website is still in beta, but it is ready for your viewing.

We've got the plot data, plot maps, maps, photos and photo locations available for download. Check it out!

Please check it out and think about how these data can be of use in your research. The journey from paper collection to digital data has been a long one, with several cases of almost accidental and purposeful destruction. As such it is a cautionary tale about the importance of rescued and shared historical data in ecological and geographical analysis. We owe much to all the people who have contributed to the preservation and digitization of this important collection. Thanks to so many people who have been working on this project since the early 2000s: Barbara Allen-Diaz, James Thorne, Ken-ichi Ueda, the late great Norma Kobzina, Ann Huber, Shruti Myukhtar, Falk Schuetzenmeister, Kelly Easterday and Shufei Lei, and all of my lab group who digitized the plot data for no reward, and many many others.

I've been collecting tidbits about the collection here, including examples of photo reshoots.