Jennifer J. Swenson, PhD. Assistant Professor of the Practice of Geospatial Analysis/Landscape Ecology
Current Doctoral Students
Mariano Gonzalez-Roglich, ENV, Spatio-temporal dynamics of woody plant encroachment in semiarid rangelands of Argentina: changes in C stocks and climate change implications (NASA & NSF) Poster presented at NASA Conference October 2011
Amanda Schwantes UPE (Co-advised with Rob Jackson)
Danica Schaffer Smith ENV
Past Doctoral Students (committees)
Master’s Projects Advised (MEM)
(links to Duke Library’s DukeSpace)
Ben Riegel 2012 (co-advised with Emily Bernhardt) A Comparison of Remote Sensing Methods for Estimating Above-Ground Carbon Biomass at a Wetland Restoration Area in the Southeastern Coastal Plain
Sam Baraso 2012 An analysis of landscape characteristics influencing livestock depredation by lions, hyenas, and leopards in Loibar Siret, Tanania
Jill Derwin 2012 Temporal trends in secondary forest carbon sequestration
Brook Massa 2011. Predicting conflict over scarce resources: Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) and Fulɓe pastoralists
Cory Anco 2011 Habitat suitability and reintroduction potential for Puma concolour in the state of Georgia
Rachael Carnes 2011 Mexican wolf recovery: habitat suitability and dispersal potential
Jennifer Hushaw 2010. Searching for Eastern Old Growth: Modeling Primary Forest in Western North Carolina Using Terrain Attributes and Multispectral Satellite Imagery.
Matt Poti, 2010. Identifying Priority Conservation Areas in Georgetown County, South Carolina
Brian Tarpinian. 2010. Prioritizing proposed wilderness areas for wilderness designation
Ginevra Ryman 2010. More than Bucks and Acres: Assessing the Value of Conserved Lands
Julia Gruber. 2009. Targeting Potential Conservation Sites for Swallow-tailed Kites (Elanoides forficatus) in Levy County, Florida.
John Vetter. 2009. Impacts of Deforestation on the Conservation Status of Endemic Birds in the North Maluku Endemic Bird Area from 1990-2003.
Lisa Poser 2009. Setting Standards for Sustainable Tourism: An analysis of US tourism certification programs
Lindsey Smart 2009. Characterizing Spatial Pattern and Heterogeneity of Pine Forests in North Carolina’s Coastal Plain using LiDAR
Lincoln Smith. 2009. Modeling Land-Use in Georgia: Threats to Biodiversity and Opportunities for Conservation.
Kala Wolfe 2009. Monitoring Key Biodiversity Indicator Species in Southwestern El Salvador: Changes in Bird Populations during Five Years in the Apaneca Biological Corridor
Anne Rosenbarger 2009. Community-based forestry in Kalimantan: An assessment of authority, policy, and capacity.
Adam Bausch 2008. A Characterization of Spring Vegetation Phenology Using MODIS Imagery for the Piedmont of North Carolina from 2000 to 2007
Cesar Ignacio Delgado. 2008. Is the Interoceanic Highway Exporting Deforestation? A comparison of the intensity of regional Amazonian deforestation drivers within Brazil, Bolivia and Peru.
John Kerkering. 2008. Mapping Past and Future Permafrost Extent on the North slope Borough, Alaska.
Chris McPhee. (w/ Coleman Doggett). Managing an Urban Preserve
Seth Kirby. 2007. Identifying Sites for Protected Areas Based on Endemic Species Richness and Threat in Madre de Dios, Peru.
Seth Factor. 2007. Effects of Per-Vehicle Entrance Fees on U.S. National Park Visitation Rates
Selected Conservation GIS (ENV261) class projects
Petracca, L. 2010. A betweenness analysis of protected areas in panama: its implications for jaguar conservation.
McPherson, M. 2008. Predicting areas of increasing development in North Carolina coastal counties.
Vetter, J. 2008. The use of a species-habitat model to examine the historical and current distribution of the endangered cuckoo Hyetornis rufigularis of Hispaniola.
Weidner, E. 2008. Does deforestation threaten hydrological ecosystem services?: Making management recommendations for Malaysia.
Bausch, A. 2007. Mapping and fragmentation analysis of gallery forest in Senegal.
Bax, T., 2007. Investigation of Abiotic Controls on Color Polymorphism in Phlox drummondii, Texas.
Donohue, M. 2007. Shiretoko National Park: Land Cover Classification of Core and Buffer Areas.
Harford, A., 2007 Assessment of Riparian Buffer Zones Influencing Stream Habitat Quality for Atlantic Salmon, Green Mountain National Forest Vermont, USA
Leddick, J. 2007. Prioritizing Sub-Watersheds for Restoration within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed’s Coastal Plain.
Jon Shaffer. 2007. Analyzing a Prospective Red Wolf (Canis rufus)Reintroduction Site for Suitable Habitat.