Brian Lee

Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Phone (859) 257-7295
LA Dept—Brian Lee

Landscape Architecture
S305 Agricultural Science Building South
Lexington KY 40546-0091

Professional Profile

As NRES faculty, Dr. Lee teaches NRE 555, Geographic Information Systems and Landscape Analysis, as well as Advanced Geographic Information Systems and Landscape Analysis—LA 956/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 at


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.