Greg McHale is a Masters student under Dan Hayes in the School of Forest Resources. His current research focuses on mapping the distribution and vegetation stress of coastal spruce forests in Maine using in-situ and remote sensing data sources. He is utilizing a scaling framework that connects ground-based, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), and satellite data sources to gain a more holistic understanding of this imperiled ecosystem. Before joining the Barbara Wheatland Geospatial Lab, Greg worked for the Nature Conservancy assisting in their forest restoration efforts in western Maryland. He has also worked as a forestry research technician, conservation easement monitor, and tree nursery assistant. He graduated from the University of Vermont in 2020 with a BS in Environmental Sciences.