Ph.D., Department of Geography and Environmental Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2021
M.Sc., Geographic Information Science, Northwest Missouri State University
B.A., University of Kansas
I use geographic information to guide land use decision making. My past research has involved ecological corridor modeling, geographic assessment of biofuels policy in the tropics, global grassland ecosystem mapping, fine scale mapping of natural and non-natural grasslands using remotely sensed data, and ecosystem service and biodiversity assessment for infrastructure development in Myanmar. My research at UMBC builds on these experiences working in the Lab for Anthropogenic Landscape Ecology to ask questions about the interactions between human land use and biophysical systems. The aim is to produce geographic visualizations and information to develop land use management practices that enhance human well-being, biodiversity conservation and ecosystem service provisioning.
Alumni: 2015-2021; GES