1. Drones,  and ICT for sustainable development & resource governance

from earth science to information science & analysis to agricultural monitoring to ICT4SD to digital humanities, I spend a lot of time thinking and writing about the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS, otherwise known as drones) for data collection in social-environmental systems. Along with colleagues from ESIP, RDA and beyond, I've convened sessions and presented at conferences, meetings and workshops all over the world.
Currently, I'm most interested [ optimistically & critically ] in the opportunities and tensions within 
human-technology-environment interactions.

Drones for Environment

Barbieri & O'Neil-Dunn, Gund Slam 2017

University of Vermont 

Agricultural Emissions Monitoring

Barbieri, Data Science I Final Presentation 2015, University of Vermont

A Height Advantage: Igniting the Drones-for-Science Landscape

Barbieri, AGU Ignite Talk 2015

American Geophysical Union 

2. Agriculture & Climate,  and soil biogeochemistry cycles

from collecting biophysical data in the field to lab processing & analysis to talking with farmers (and others), I spend a lot of time thinking and writing about the management of agricultural lands and soils. Along with colleagues from the Adair Lab, UVM Extension and beyond, I've shared and presented at many conferences, local programs, and farm field days.
Currently, I'm most interested [ optimistically & critically ] in the synergies and tradeoffs between
managing agricultural systems for both social and environmental resilience.

Presentations on Across the Fence:
a Daily farm community TV program on WCAX-TV

Mapping the World: UVM’s Spatial Analysis Lab


Making an Impact: UVM Extension Work in Water Quality


UVM Extension Research Update: Water Quality


and other environmental data analytics...

Network analysis
Social media

Network analysis for watershed management

L Barbieri, J Bagrow 2016


Observing vegetation phenology through social media


..luckily we are better at data analytics & science than we are at taking selfies :)

Silva SJ, Barbieri LK, Thomer AK (2018) Observing vegetation phenology through social media. PLoS ONE 13(5): e0197325. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0197325