Today we are joined by Dr. Keith Weber, the GIS Director at Idaho State University. Dr. Weber has done research of ecosystem responses to grazing, animal impact, and total rest. This research provides key insights into the relationship between grazing animals and range health. He has also done extensive research on the use of GIS and remote sensing technologies as tools for monitoring rangelands.
In this interview we discuss the context, methods, and results of the O’Neal grazing research, a multi-year study on the effects of grazing that was conducted just outside of Pocatello, Idaho. We also discuss Dr. Weber’s work with satellite images to measure bare ground.
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