Martin Buchert’s research and professional practice have centered on characterization, modeling and analysis of landscapes, with particular focus on impacts and dynamics of urban growth, infrastructure extensification, and urban water and carbon fluxes.
He has 20 years of experience creating, analyzing, and communicating with geospatial data. This experience has included statewide GPS data collection projects, local- to national-scale analyses of urban form and economic dynamics, and analyzing remote sensed imagery from satellite, aircraft, drone, and towed underwater imaging platforms, using machine learning techniques.
His educational background is in landscape ecology and conservation biology, with a Master’s degree in Geography from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, as well as subsequent graduate work in remote sensing. Martin has also accumulated professional experience along the way in the construction, architectural design, and most recently real estate development. Martin has taught GIS in urban ecology, urban planning, and real estate development with the Department since 2010.