Faculty and students in the Department of Geoscience encompass a broad array of disciplines. Here you will find information on their areas of specialization, current research, teaching, and outreach.

Cooperating Faculty

  • Barbara Luke
    Adjunct Faculty Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Nevada, Las Vegas Geotechnical Engineering, Geophysical Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Soil Dynamics, Seismic Site Characterization Phone: (702) 895-1568

  • Henry Sun
    Adjunct Faculty Desert Research Institute (DRI) Endolithic Microbes, Desert Microbiology, Geomicrobiology

Forest Inventory and Analysis

Forest Inventory and Analysis
The UNLV-FIA group at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has partnered with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service (FS) to provide data management and analysis support for the  Forest Inventory and Analysis Program (FIA). This program provides the information needed to assess America’s forests, projects how forests are likely to appear in the future, and evaluates whether current forest management practices are sustainable in the long run. As part of it’s partnership with FIA, the UNLV-FIA group provides database support, application and tool development, and systems maintenance support for a number of ongoing FIA projects, including the National Management System-Computation System (NIMS-CS), Forest Inventory and Analysis Database (FIADB), Design and Analysis Toolkit for Inventory and Monitoring (DATIM), Forest Inventory Data Online (FIDO), Timber Products Output (TPO), National Woodland Owner Survey (NWOS), and others.