The Geospatial Analysis & Modeling of Ecological Systems Laboratory in the Department of Biology at the University of Central Florida was developed to integrate geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing technology with ecological modeling to simulate dynamic, spatially-explicit patterns and processes at scales ranging from molecules to individual organisms to ecosystems across land- and sea-scapes. Researchers explore the spatial properties of organism movements, ecological communities, and ecosystems to better understand compositional, structural, and functional biodiversity in terrestrial, freshwater, and marine systems. Study locales have ranged from tropical to temperate to boreal regions with an emphasis on Florida fauna and flora.