Ecological Research, Environmental Sciences, Sensors and Sensor Networks
Data Visualization, Image Data Processing and Analysis, Spatio-Temporal Data Analysis
Relevant Projects:


NASA Terrestrial Ecology




NASA LCLUC Program member

NASA Terrestrial Ecology program member

NASA NEFI Science Plan Team

American Association of Geographers

Member of NASA HQ DESDYNI Science Study Team

Kathleen M Bergen

Associate Research Scientist

School for Environment and Sustainability

Kathleen M Bergen, PhD, is Associate Research Scientist in the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Bergen currently has interim administrative oversight of the SEAS Environmental Spatial Analysis Laboratory (ESALab) and is interim Director of the campus-wide Graduate Certificate Program in Spatial Analysis.

Prof. Bergen works in the areas of human dimensions of environmental change; remote sensing, GIS and biodiversity informatics; and environmental health and informatics. Her focus is on combining field and geospatial data and methods to study the pattern and process of ecological systems, biodiversity and health. She also strives to build bridges between science and social science to understand the implications of human actions on the social and natural systems of which we are a part. She teaches courses in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems. Formerly she served as a founding member of the UM LIbrary’s MIRLYN implementation team, directed the University Map Collection, and set up the M-Link reference information network.