Brian Lee
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Professional Profile

As NRES faculty, Dr. Lee teaches NRE 355/LA 355, Introduction to Geospatial Applications for Land Analysis, as well as Contemporary Geospatial Applications for Land Analysis—LA 556/NRE 556.

Dr. Lee applies geospatially based analyses and visualization to community decision-making processes for land use planning primarily at the watershed/landscape scale in his research and his teaching. You can find out more about his work including Elk Landscape Suitability Modeling, Targeting Reforestation in Appalachia, Predicting Urbanization in Central Kentucky, Characterizing Kentucky’s Large Forest Blocks and Interior Forests over Time, Watershed Characterization Utilizing Landscape Scale Indicators, and Housing Price Differences in Central Kentucky.

He is also the Editor of Landscape Journal.


His doctoral research at the Pennsylvania State University in the School of Forest Resources – Center for Watershed Stewardship focused on the form and function of community watershed organizations and their capacity building efforts in watershed management. In addition, my formal education consists of a B.S. of Landscape Architecture from the Pennsylvania State University, a Master of Regional Planning and a Master of Liberal Arts (Landscape Ecology) from the University of Pennsylvania.