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Dr Alistair Smith

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Dr Karen Lannom

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences

College of Natural Resources

University of Idaho

E-mail: klannom [at]
Office: College of Natural Resources



Karen Lannom is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the College of Natural Resources.  Karen earned her BS in Forestry and Wildlife at Virginia Tech in 1995.  She went on to earn her MS (1997) and PhD (2001) in Forest Science from Michigan Tech.  After graduate school Karen worked for the U.S. Forest Service at the Remote Sensing Applications Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, first as a remote sensing project manager and data analyst, and then as the Training and Technology Awareness Assistant Program Leader.  In 2005 Karen moved to east Tennessee with her husband Keith Lannom, the Tellico District Ranger on the Cherokee National Forest.  At that time she joined the University of Tennessee as a Research Associate and Adjunct Faculty.  Most of her work while in Tennessee focused on GIS data management and technical support to the Cumberland HCP project ( Since that time Karen moved with Keith and their son Bryce to Plymouth, New Hampshire (2008) and more recently (2011) to McCall, Idaho, where her Keith is the Forest Supervisor on the Payette National Forest.  Karen has broad interests in applying Remote Sensing and GIS technologies to address forest and range management issues. 


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