Texas Tech University

Geospatial Technologies Laboratory (GSTLab)

The GST Laboratory is a facility managed by the Department of Natural Resources Management equipped with essential and advanced GIS & remote sensing infrastructure for spatial analysis in all disciplines related to natural resources management and biological studies.

Our main role is to educate and prepare students with up-to-date methods in geospatial analysis applied to natural resources management.
Our mission is also to provide the Department of Natural Resources Management and Texas Tech University with a state-of-the-art Geographic Information System (GIS) for conducting advanced geospatial analyses and research applied to problems in natural resources management and wildlife biology.

To achieve the best standards of quality and excellence in terms of infrastructure, teaching content and research with uncompromised service to the students and faculty of Texas Tech University.


Dr. Ernest B. FishErnest Fish
Professor Emeritus

Research Interests
My students and I were involved in interdisciplinary research programs encompassing environmental inventories, geographic information systems applications, land use analysis, and land management planning in the southwestern region of the United States. Much of this work was conducted in my role as Director of the Geospatial Technologies Laboratory.

Dr. Carlos Portillo-Quintero
Assistant Professor

Research Interests:
My research focuses in understanding the contemporary dynamics of anthropogenic disturbances in human dominated ecosystems, with emphasis on tropical forests. My research, teaching and advising is directed towards capacity building in spatial prioritization for decision-making in ecosystem management. 

Facilities: coming soon

Services: coming soon

Teaching: coming soon


Contact Dr. Carlos Portillo-Quintero (carlos.portillo@ttu.edu) for inquiries about undergraduate and graduate research opportunities.