Faculty research interests align with three areas of excellence:

  • Geospatial Analysis and Modeling. Theory and applications of geospatial technologies such as remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and data visualization, and their ethical implications.
  • Earth System Science. How biogeographic, physical, ecological, chemical, and human spheres interact within the Earth System and how these connected components are dynamically changing in time and space.
  • Global Change Risk and Resilience. How environmental processes such as climate change influence human risk and vulnerability, and how social processes such as resource consumption or geopolitical conflict affect justice, equity, and the environment.

(* indicates faculty who are currently advising graduate students)

Andrea Allan

Interests: physical geography, climate dynamics

 


Larry Becker*

Interests: rural livelihoods, food security, and agricultural policy in the global South, with a focus on Africa

 


Laurie Becker

Interests: GIS

 


Michael Campana*

Interests: water resources management; water resources in developing regions

 


Lynette de Silva*

Interests: water conflict management, integrated watershed management

 


Kelsey Emard*

Interests: land use and livelihood change, resource access, Latin America

 


Erica Fleishman*

Interests: biogeography, conservation, ecological responses to climate and land-use change

 


Matthew Goslin

Interests: geospatial science

 


Hannah Gosnell*

Interests: rural land use change; water resource policy; climate change adaptation

 


Michael Harte*

Interests: marine geography, natural resource management and planning

 


Demian Hommel

Interests: human dimensions of global change; environmental security and resource conflicts

 


Julia Jones*

Interests: spatio-temporal statistics, land use, climate change and disturbance effects on hydrology, geomorphology, water quality

 


Robert Kennedy*

Interests: geospatial analysis, remote sensing, modeling, landscape ecology, disturbance dynamics, computational methods

 


Peder Nelson

Interests: remote sensing, GIS, automated visualization and analysis tools

 


Mark Raleigh*

Interests: remote sensing, digital image processing, snow processes in mountain environments, hydroclimatology, cryosphere-climate interactions

 


Mary Santelmann*

Interests: wetlands ecology, biogeography

 


Jenna Tilt*

Interests: community resilience, hazard mitigation and adaptation; planning

 


Jamon Van Den Hoek*

Interests: geospatial intelligence, remote sensing, spatial programming, digital image processing, conflict ecology, land use/land cover change

 


Kuuipo Walsh

Interests: GIS, metadata, digital libraries and coastal atlases

 


James Watson*

Interests: complex adaptive systems, environmental science, social-ecological systems and quantitative analyses, seascape ecology, marine spatial planning, coastal vulnerability

 


Aaron Wolf*

Interests: transboundary water conflicts and conflict resolution

 


David Wrathall*

Interests: climate hazards, social vulnerability, migration, and political ecology