Michael Strager

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Michael P. Strager, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Division of Resource Management

Adjunct Professor
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources

Contact Information

2004 Agr. Science Bldg or 317D Percival Hall
Phone: 304-293-6463 (rings both offices)
Email: mstrager@wvu.edu


Ph.D. West Virginia University
M.S. West Virginia University
B.S. Penn State University

Professional Employment

Associate Professor, WVU, Morgantown, WV
Assistant Professor, WVU, Morgantown, WV
Visiting Assistant Professor, WVU, Morgantown, WV
Landscape Scientist, Canaan Valley Institute, Davis, WV
GIS Analyst, Edgewater Technologies, Lamar, PA

Courses Taught

FOR 326 Remote Sensing of the Environment
RESM 440 Foundations of Applied GIS
RESM 441 GIS in Natural Sciences
RESM 442 GIS in Social Sciences
RESM 575 Advanced Spatial Analysis
RESM 593a Spatial Statistics and Regression
ARE 621 Quanitative Methods

Research Interests

Applied GIS and spatial analysis for natural resource management
Spatial decision support systems

Professional Affiliations

Geographic Information and Multicriteria Decision Analysis Group
American Water Resources Association
Ecological Economics
International Association for Landscape Ecology US Regional Association
Society for Conservation GIS
ESRI Forestry GIS Users Group

Selected Publications

Strager, M. P., M. Thomas-Van Gundy, M. Metz. Mapping pre-settlement forest species with witness trees, Journal of GIS in Forestry. Jan, 2011.

Strager, M. P., J. T. Anderson, J. Osbourne. 2010. A three-tiered framework to select, prioritize, and evaluate potential wetland and stream mitigation banking sites. Wetlands Ecology and Management. DOI 10.1007/s11273-010-9194-y.

Strager, M. P., J. J. Fletcher, J. M. Strager, C. B. Yuill, R. N. Eli, J. T. Petty, S. J. Lamont. 2010. Watershed analysis with GIS: The Watershed Characterization and Modeling System software application. Computers and Geosciences,Vol. 36, pp 970-976.

Strager, M. P., J. T. Petty, J. M. Strager, J. Barker-Fulton. 2009. A spatially explicit framework for quantifying downstream hydrologic conditions. Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 90, pp 1854-1861.

Strager, M. P. and R. S. Rosenberger. 2007. Spatial and economic approaches for implementing conservation priorities at the parcel level. Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 82, pp 290-298.

Strager, M. P. and R. S. Rosenberger. 2006. Incorporating stakeholder preferences for land conservation: weights and measures in spatial MCA. Ecological Economics, Vol. 57, pp 627-639.