Mike Strager

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West Virginia University
4213 Ag Sci Bldg
West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia 26508
Email: mstrager@wvu.edu
Phone: 304-293-6463

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Research Disciplines: Research Interests:

UAVs, preference solicitation, optimization, multiple-criteria decision-making

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Strager is a spatial scientist who uses appropriate spatial and decision analysis techniques to aid in the analysis and management of natural resources. He has applied Geographic Information Systems, spatial analysis, and remote sensing for forestry, water quality, wildlife, recreation and conservation planning. Much of his work has resulted in the development of spatial decision support to aid in prioritizing areas, evaluating alternatives and examining trade-offs when managing natural resources.


  • BS, Penn State University
  • MS, West Virginia University
  • PhD, West Virginia University

Ongoing and Recent CESU Projects

  • Development of Wetland Water Quality Standards for West Virginia
  • Modeling Interdependent FEW Systems in the US and China: Nexus for Sustainability, Markets and Trade of Energy and Agricultural Commodities
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems for Pipeline Inspection, Monitoring, and Landscape Analysis
  • Appalachian Freshwater Initiative; Develop models capable of quantifying and predicting complex impacts on freshwater ecosystems.
  • Statewide High-Resolution Land Cover Classification for West Virginia

Other Research

  • Spatial Decision Support: Optimizing Drone Data Acquisition for Natural Resource
  • Modeling Flood Risk Potential in WV
  • Predicting Developed Land Expansion Using Deep Deconvolutional Neural Networks
  • An Analysis of Land Cover Change from Unconventional Oil and Gas Development in the Appalachian Region

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