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 (www.cumberlandhcp.org).
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.