Research Staff

The Environmental Data Center consists primarily of professional research staff, as well as both graduate and undergraduate student research assistants. ¬†All research associate positions are considered “soft money,” funded by contracts for professional services and competitively awarded grants.

Charles LaBash, MS, GISP

Director, Environmental Data Center; Research Associate IV

Focus: GIS, Remote sensing and GPS technologies

Office: 028 Coastal Institute Kingston

Phone: 874-2198

Email: labash@uri.edu


Peter V. August

Professor Emeritus Landscape Ecology

Focus: Landscape Ecology, GIS

Office: 025 Coastal Institute Kingston

Phone: 401-874-4794

Email: Pete@edc.uri.edu


Greg Bonynge, MS, GISP

RI Geospatial Extension Specialist; Research Associate IV

Focus: Geospatial Data Mgt. & Application Development

Office: 028 Coastal Institute Kingston

Phone: 401-874-2180

Email: greg@edc.uri.edu


Mike Bradley, MS, GISP

Research Associate IV

Focus: NPS Applications, Eelgrass & Subaqueous Soil Mapping

Office: 025 Coastal Institute Kingston

Phone: 401-874-5054

Email: mike@edc.uri.edu


Chris Damon, MS, GISP

Research Associate IV

Focus: International Applications Specialist

Office: 022 Coastal Institute Kingston

Phone: 874-2930

Email: cdamon@edc.uri.edu


Roland Duhaime, MS, GISP

Northeast Region NPS Field Technical Support Center Coordinator; Research Associate IV

Focus: GIS, Python, web technology, and 3D data

Office: 028 Coastal Institute Kingston

Phone: 874-5054

Email: roland@edc.uri.edu


Aimee Mandeville, MS, GISP

Research Associate IV

Focus: Training and Online Application Development Specialist

Office: 022 Coastal Institute Kingston

Phone: 874-5054

email: amandevi@uri.edu