Environmental problems such as invasive species, land use, and climate change threaten ecosystem health on a global scale. The landscape ecology lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at UTEP,  works towards uncovering the mechanisms underlying spatial patterns in species distributions and the structural diversity and functioning of ecosystems in order to combat environmental threats at multiple geospatial scales. To do this, we use computational tools, remote sensing, and an eco-evolutionary understanding of the structure and distributions of species, communities, and ecosystems to improve management approaches. One of the lab’s goals is to develop remote sensing approaches for improving the monitoring and management of species and ecosystems that are under conservation concern.