Our mission is to further the generation of new ideas and applications as applied to spatial ecology through the continued integration of the explicitly spatial theories of location, distribution, interaction, and processes of spatial science.ASETS has a strong record of extramural funding in support of collaborative research with faculty and staff in the Department of Entomology and other research units within the MSU community interested in spatial ecology applications. We actively collaborate with members of the Department of Entomology here at Michigan State University, as well as with various academic, state and federal cooperators.
Applied Spatial Ecology and Technical Services (ASETS) was formed in 2008 as a spatial research and technology group within the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University. ASETS integrates elements from various fields including spatial ecology, quantitative geography, geomatics, geostatistics, and ecological, and agricultural entomology in order to foster an increased utilization of spatial analysis and modeling. Additionally, ASETS promotes the integration of relational databases and geographical information systems enhanced by web-based delivery technologies within these research and outreach activities.