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I use GIS to map and model many different phenomena across space and time. Much of my work concerns issues related to human health either indirectly through examining threats to food supply (via crop pests and crop diseases) or more directly via disease, human movement and health care accessibility. I use GIS to understand the ecology of disease and connectivity between locations using novel data sources such as news feeds and social media microblogs. Recently, these have included looking at movement patterns in data-poor regions, in relation to vaccination needs, by identifying key travel routes, accessibility to healthcare and disease epicenters and mapping people’s activity space at a national and international level.
Nathan Teigland (MGIS in progress) Finding Balance: Estimating rebalancing events using bikeshare trip data
Melody Ovard (MGIS in progress) Oyster habitat mapping in the Chesapeake Bay with hydrographic acoustic data.
Kimberly Struthers (MGIS in progress) Assessment of climate, land use, and projected population changes to sky island species within Saguaro National Park, Arizona.
Teri Vlasak (MGIS in progress) Spatial and temporal analysis of rabid wild terrestrial animals along the Colorado Front Range.
Rosemary Alles (MGIS in progress) Exploring Open Source Geospatial technologies in the
context of monitoring and analyzing the behavior of highly vulnerable migratory
species: African elephants as a case
Mark Brady (MGIS in progress) Identifying spatially dynamic variables affecting the distribution of West Nile Virus in Pennsylvania.
Ryan Warne (MGIS '15) Spatial analysis of pertussis outbreaks and herd immunity in the USA.
(MGIS '15) Retrospective GIS-based multiple criteria decision analysis:
A case study of California waste transfer station siting decisions.
Lori Weingartner (MGIS '15) Rapid assessment of invasive plant species for establishing management priorities: progressive, strategic invasive plant management for resource managers.
Stephen Perrine (MGIS ‘14) International Food Imports: Identification of Vulnerabilities and Risks.
Kristina Kwiatkowski (MGIS ‘14) GIS analysis of commercial trucking movements from a Canadian perspective.
Susan Swinson-Williams (MGIS ‘14) Lyme disease in Texas? Enhancing prevention through the identification of areas of risk.
Jay Tompkins (MGIS ‘14) Social and spatial clustering of personal relationships: Understanding the impact of behavioural risks on sexually transmitted disease transmission.
Loren Pfau (MGIS '13). Sources and Uses of Geospatial Information in Wilderness Search and Rescue.
Mark Aurit (MGIS '12). Winter Strawberry Production in West Central Florida, at what cost? A GIS Analysis of the relationship between groundwater pumping for frost-freeze protection and sinkhole development.
Linda Foster (MGIS '11). Improving Cadastre: Development of a Workflow Prototype Utilizing ESRI’s Parcel Fabric.