Amy Frazier is a professor and the Jack and Laura Dangermond Endowed Chair of Conservation Science. She joined the Geography department in 2023, and previously held faculty appointments at Arizona State University (2018-2023) and Oklahoma State University (2013-2018). Dr. Frazier holds an A.B. in Environmental Earth Science from Dartmouth College , an M.A. in Geography from West Chester University, and a Ph.D. in Geography from the University at Buffalo. Dr. Frazier's research focuses on integrating remote sensing, GIS, and landscape ecology to study global environmental change, specifically to prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Professor Frazier’s research is motivated by the grand environmental challenges facing humankind, including the global loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services, the impending mass extinction of species, and the critical need to protect our planet in the face of climate change. She and her team use a variety of field- and lab-based methods, including drones, remote sensing, GIS, machine learning, and statistics, to harness massive amounts of biological and environmental data, produce valuable tools and knowledge from those data that can inform conservation decisions, and integrate that knowledge into policy-making pipelines. Her research program has been supported by over $48 million in grants from funding agencies such as the National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).