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Firooza Pavri

GIS Department

Dr. Pavri teaches and conducts research in environmental geography, with a focus on society-environment interactions, natural resource conservation & policy, sustainable development, and geospatial technologies, including remote sensing. Her research uses satellite imaging and other geospatial tools and techniques to monitor landscape changes across wetland, freshwater, urban, and forested ecosystems, both in the United States and India. More recently her research has explored the socio-economic, environmental, and policy issues related to sustainable wind energy production. She is also currently collaborating with researchers from the University of Maine to assess the vulnerability of Maine lakes to water quality decline. Her part in this project considers the role of lake associations and stakeholders in data collection, monitoring, and conservation management vis-à-vis lake stewardship.