Professor sets high goals in supporting urban and crop sustainability

Soe Myint

As a key player in sustainability science, Professor Soe Myint uses his background in geospatial statistics and modeling to help policymakers and land users manage resources sustainably. This year alone, Myint was awarded three grants—by the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)—a notable accomplishment.

Even though all the projects utilize satellite imagery, each one has different outcomes: understanding how cities alter the environment, identifying drought-tolerant crop species, and advancing satellite imagery methods.

“Researchers at ASU are developing new materials in an effort to solve society's most pressing problems in energy, health, public safety, sustainability, and other areas,” says Myint. “These projects will help build ASU’s strategic area that seeks to identify the cause of today’s environmental challenges in land use and create solutions that will allow us to preserve our natural resources for the near and distant future.”

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