Title

Tree Density as a Potential Indicator of Air Quality on WOU Campus

Date

5-28-2015 11:30 AM

End Time

28-5-2015 1:30 PM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Earth and Physical Science

Session Chair

Melinda Shimizu

Session Title

Case Studies in Geographic Information Science Application

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Melinda Shimizu

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

This study examines the spatial distribution of conifer and non-conifer trees on the WOU campus. Because both tree types participate in carbon sequestration, they have the potential for improving overall air quality in terms of CO2 concentrations. Using GIS to analyze the spatial distribution and density of these trees, this study is able to predict air quality on campus and identify areas that could potentially benefit from future planting of trees.

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May 28th, 11:30 AM May 28th, 1:30 PM

Tree Density as a Potential Indicator of Air Quality on WOU Campus

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

This study examines the spatial distribution of conifer and non-conifer trees on the WOU campus. Because both tree types participate in carbon sequestration, they have the potential for improving overall air quality in terms of CO2 concentrations. Using GIS to analyze the spatial distribution and density of these trees, this study is able to predict air quality on campus and identify areas that could potentially benefit from future planting of trees.