The Environmental Planning and Sustainability Research Unit (EPSRU) is the newest initiative of the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center at Texas A&M University. We are an interdisciplinary research facility focused on understanding the interaction between physical development and maintaining the integrity of ecological systems over the long term. Funding for the EPSRU comes from the National Science Foundation, Texas Seagrant, NOAA, the National Park Service, and Texas A&M University. Our projects include, among others: wetland alteration and coastal watershed flooding; climate change planning; a Coastal Communities Planning Atlas for TX, and an early warning land use change system for Gulf Coast National Parks.
The EPSRU laboratory contains eight work stations and
a high resolution scanner. We use a variety of statistical and spatial
analytical software including: ArcView and ArcGIS, ARCIMS, ClusterSeer,
Geoda, and STATA.
Dr. Sam Brody - Director & Associate Professor - Department of Landscape Architecture and
Urban Planning; Faculty Fellow - Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center; Co-director, Texas Center for Beaches and Shores
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our past team members are now.