Kevaughan Smith is an MS candidate in the School of Forest Resources. He earned his BS in Environmental Studies from the University of Maine at Fort Kent in May 2020. His most recent work involved combining high-resolution aerial hyperspectral scans of Boreal and Arctic tundra communities with specimen-based ground-truthed data, to generate fine-scale, species-level vegetation maps. The results of his study will increase our understanding of how ecological communities are assembled at different spatial scales. Ultimately, his work will aid the development of rapid, low-cost ecological monitoring protocols in an environment particularly susceptible to climate change.