Monika Moskal uses remote sensing and GIS to take as close a look as possible at spatial and temporal large-scale landscape change. For example exploring seasonal and long term wetland and forest dynamics and tying these changes to climate and socio-economic data. As Director of the Precision Forestry Cooperative, she is broadly interested in how urban, managed and natural forests are structured, how that structure can change, whether through fire or other disturbances, and how we in turn can detect those changes. She and her students then look for indicators that will help guide sustainable forestry management and policy. She has worked throughout the western U.S. and Canada, and her research has received substantial funding from the NSF, as well as NASA.