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Doctoral Student News: Publications


Runfola, D.M., Polsky, C., Nicolson, C., Giner, N., Pontius Jr., R.G., Krahe, J., Decatur, A., Accepted. "A Growing Concern?: Quantifying and Projecting the influence of Lawns on Residential Water Use in Suburban Boston, MA, USA" Landscape and Urban Planning.

Runfola, D.M., Polsky, C., Giner, N., Pontius Jr., R.G., Nicolson, C., Accepted. "Future Suburban Development and the Environmental Implications of Lawns: A Case Study in New England, USA" In: Cities and Nature, D. Czamanski, I. Benenson, and D. Malkinson, eds. Springer: New York.

Giner, Nicholas.M., Polsky, C., Pontius Jr., R.G., and Runfola, D.M., Accepted. "Understanding the determinants of lawn landscapes: A fine-resolution spatial statistical analysis in suburban Boston, Massachusetts, USA." Landscape and Urban Planning.

Islam, N., Kitazawar, Runfola, D.M., Giner, N., Accepted. "Urban Lakes in a Developing Nation: Drivers, States, and Impacts of Water Quality and Quantity in Dhaka, Bangladesh." Lakes & Reservoirs: Research and Management.

Johnston, Connie.L. 2013. Geography, Science, and Subjectivity: Farm Animal Welfare in the United States and Europe. Geography Compass 7(2): 139-148.

Johnston, Connie.L. 2013. Entangled in Language: The Linguistic Terrain of Human-Animal Relations. Carnets de géographes 5: 1-12. Available online at

Johnston, Connie.L. 2013. Productive Interactions: Geography and the Humanities. In Humanities in the Twenty-First Century: Beyond Utility and Markets, E. Belfiore and A. Upchurch, eds. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Johnston, Connie.L. 2013. Review of Animal Cities: Beastly Urban Histories, P. Atkins, ed. Journal of Historical Geography.

Kanai J M, Kutz W, 2013, "Entrepreneurial assemblages from off the map: (trans) national designs for Tangier" Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 31(1) 80 – 98.

Lauermann, John, (2013) Practicing space: vending practices and street markets in Sana’a, Yemen” Geoforum, 43(1): 65-72.

Lauermann, John, (2013) Review of Andrew Smith’s Events and urban regeneration: the strategic use of events to revitalise cities (2012, Routledge). Urban Affairs Review, DOI: 10.1177/1078087413476461

Nguon, Pheakkdey. and Kulakowski, D. Forthcoming. Natural forest disturbances and the design of REDD+ initiatives. Environmental Science and Policy.

Crampton, J.W., M. Graham, A. Poorthuis, T. Shelton, M. Stephens, M.W. Wilson and M. Zook. 2013. Beyond the Geotag: Situating ‘Big Data’ and Leveraging the Potential of the Geoweb. Cartography and Geographic Information Science 40(2): 130-139.

Shelton, Taylor., M. Zook and M. Graham. 2012. The Technology of Religion: Mapping Religious Cyberscapes. The Professional Geographer 64(4): 602-617.

Zook, M. and T. Shelton. 2012. “The Integration of Virtual Flows into Material Movements within the Global Economy”. In Cities, Regions and Flows, eds. P.V. Hall and M. Hesse. Routledge. pp. 42-57.

Trusel, L. D., K. E. Frey, S. B. Das, P. Kuipers Munneke, and M. R. van den Broeke (2013), "Satellite-based estimates of Antarctic surface meltwater fluxes", Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1002/2013GL058138.

Abram, N. J., R. Mulvaney, E. W. Wolff, J. Triest, S. Kipfstuhl, L. D. Trusel, F. Vimeux, L. Fleet, and C. Arrowsmith (2013), Acceleration of snow melt in an Antarctic Peninsula ice core during the twentieth century, Nature Geoscience, 6(5), 404–411, doi:10.1038/ngeo1787

Vanderhoof M, Williams CA, Pasay M, Ghimire B (2012) "Controls on the rate of CO2 emission from woody debris in clearcut and coniferous forest environments of central Massachusetts", Biogeochemistry, online 13 November 2012, DOI: 10.1007/s10533-012-9810-4.

Williams, Jill and Geoffrey Alan Boyce [equal authorship]. Forthcoming. “Fear, Loathing and the Everyday Geopolitics of Encounter in the Arizona Borderlands.” Geopolitics.

Massaro, Vanessa and Jill Williams [equal authorship]. Forthcoming. “Feminist Geopolitics: Redefining the Geopolitical, Complicating (In)Security.” Geography Compass.

Amy Lind and Jill Williams [equal authorship]. “Engendering Violence in De/Hyper-nationalized Spaces: Border Militarization, Territorialization, and Embodied Politics at the US-Mexico Border.” In Feminisms in North America: Identities, Citizenship, Human Rights. Anne Sisson Runyan, Marianne Marchand, Patricia McDermott, and Amy Lind, editors. New York: Ashgate. 156-170.


Aldwaik, S. Z. and R. G. Pontius Jr (2012). Intensity Analysis to Unify Measurements of Size and Stationarity of Land Changes by Interval, Category, and Transition. Landscape and Urban Planning 106: 103-114.

Aldwaik, S. Z. and R. G. Pontius Jr (in review). How much error can explain non-uniform results from Intensity Analysis? International Journal of Geographical Information Science

Aldwaik S. Z., R. G. Pontius Jr and J. A. Onsted (in review). Sequential Land Category Aggregations to Maintain Maximum Change Over Time. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems

Harris, E., Martin, D., Polsky, C., Denhardt, L. and Nehring, A. (2012) Beyond ‘Lawn People’: The role of emotions in suburban yard management practices. The Professional Geographer.

Lauermann, John (2012) Performing development in street markets: hegemony, governmentality, and the qat industry of Sana’a, Yemen. Antipode, 44(4): 1329-1347.

Neeti, N., Rogan, J., Christman, Z., Eastman, J.R., Millones, M., Schneider, L., Elsa, N., Schmook, B., Turner, B., and Ghimire, B. 2012. Mapping seasonal trends in vegetation using AVHRR-NDVI time series in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Remote Sensing Letters, 3:5, 433-442.

Shelton, T., M. Zook and M. Graham. (forthcoming) The Technology of Religion: Mapping Religious Cyberscapes. The Professional Geographer.

Shelton, T. 2012. Review of Code/Space: Software and Everyday Life by Rob Kitchin and Martin Dodge. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 102(1): 247-249.

Trusel, Luke. D., K. E. Frey, and S. B. Das (2012), Antarctic surface melting dynamics: Enhanced perspectives from radar scatterometer data, Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:10.1029/2011JF002126.

Jill Williams(2012) “Review of Spaces of Security and Insecurity: Geographies of the War on Terror, Alan Ingram and Klaus Dodds (eds).” Human Geography, 5(1


Aldwaik, Safaa and R G Pontius Jr. in review. Size, Intensity, and Stationarity of land changes by interval, category, and transition. Landscape and Urban Planning.

Haberly, Daniel. (in press) "Strategic Sovereign Wealth Fund Investment and the New Alliance Capitalism: A Network Mapping Investigation," Environment and Planning A.

Hawkins, R. and Ojeda D. (eds) (2011). Gender and Environments: Critical Traditions and New Challenges. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. Also with contributions by: K. Asher, B. Baptiste, L. Harris, S. Mellott, A. Nightingale, D. Rocheleau, J. Seager and F. Sultana. Vol. 29, No. 2: 237-253

Johnson, A. and Bebbington , A. (2011). Review of ‘Rural Social Movements of Latin America’. Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol. 38, No. 3, 651–653

Glaholt, Hayley, and Connie L. Johnston. 2011. "Learning from Teaching the Animal." [Review of the book Teaching the Animal, Margo Demello, ed.] Society and Animals 19(4): 432-435.

Kanai, M, & W. Kutz 2011. Entrepreneurialism in the Globalizing City-Region of Tangier, Morocco. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 102(3), pp. 346-360.

Lauermann, John (2011). Performing development in street markets: hegemony, governmentality, and the qat industry of Sana'a, Yemen. Antipode. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2011.00955.x

Lawhon, Mary, Manomaivbool, Panate and Hiromi Inagaki. (2011). Solving/understanding/evaluating the e-waste challenge through transdisciplinarity? Futures.

Murphy, James T. and Mary Lawhon. (2011). Market intermediaries and rural people in Bolivia’s forest products sector: Are trusting partnerships possible? Singapore Journal of Tropic Geography.

Lawhon, Mary. "South Africa" (2011) In The Encyclopedia of Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste: The Social Science of Garbage. William Rathje, (ed). London: Sage (1,500 words)

Morrow, O. (2011) Review of Marsh, I. (2010) Suicide: Foucault, History and Truth. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) in Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare. 38(3)

Morrow, O. (2011) Review of Gregg, M. and Seigworth, G. (eds) (2011) The Affect Theory Reader. (Durham and London: Duke University Press) in Emotion, Space, and Society

Neeti, N. and Eastman, J R. 2011 A contextual Mann-Kendall approach for the assessment of trend significance in image time series. Transactions in GIS .

Machado E., Neeti, N., Eastman, R. and Chen, H. 2011 (In Press). Implications of space-time orientation for Principal Component Analysis of earth observation image time series. Earth Science Informatics .

Ojeda, Diana 2011, "¿Paraíso para quién?", Justicia y Conservación, April 29. Available online at!/notes/justicia-y-conservaci%C3%B3n/para%C3%ADso-para-qui%C3%A9n/217593674933224.

Ojeda, Diana, forthcoming, "Género, naturaleza y política: Los estudios sobre género y medio ambiente", Historia Ambiental Latinoamericana y Caribeña

Pierce, J, Martin, DG, and Murphy, JT (2011 forthcoming) Relational
place-making: the networked politics of place. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.

Panday, P. K., Frey, K. E. & Ghimire, B. (2011), Detection of the timing and duration of snowmelt in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya using QuikSCAT, 2000–2008. Environmental Research Letters 6, 1-13.

R G Pontius Jr and M Millones. in press. Death to Kappa: birth of quantity disagreement and allocation disagreement for accuracy assessment. International Journal of Remote Sensing.

Gao, Y.,Marpu, P., Niemeyer, I., Runfola, D.M., Giner, N., Hamill, T., Pontius Jr., G.R.,2011. "Object-based classification with features extracted by a semi-automatic feature extraction algorithm - SEaTH." Geocarto International. 26 (3)

Hollander, J., Polsky, C., Zinder, D., Runfola, D.M., 2011. "The New American Ghost Towns.", Land Lines, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, April: p. 2-7.

Fortier, J., Rogan, J., Woodcock, C., Runfola, D.M., 2011. "Utilizing temporally invariant calibration sites to classify multiple dates of satellite imagery." Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing. 77 (2): p.181

Rogan, J., Bumbarger, N., Kulakowski, D., Christman, Z., Runfola, D.M., Blanchard, S., (Forthcoming, 2011). "Improving forest type discrimination with mixed lifeform classes using fuzzy classification thresholds informed by field observations." Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing.

Zook, M., M. Graham and T. Shelton. 2011. "The Presidential Placemark Poll". In Atlas of the 2008 Elections, eds. S.D. Brunn, G.R. Webster, R.L. Morrill, F.M. Shelley, J.C. Archer and S.J. Lavin. Rowman and Littlefield. pp. 43-44.

Jill M. Williams. (2011)“Protection as Subjection: Discourses of Vulnerability and Protection in Post-9/11 Border Enforcement Efforts.” CITY: Analysis of Urban Trends, Culture, Theory, Policy, 15(3-4): 414-428


Aragón S. & D. Woodcock. 2010. Plant community structure and conservation of a Northern Peru Sclerophyllous forest. Biotropica 42(2): 262-270.

Dai, Z. 2010. Intensive agropastoralism: dryland degradation, the Grain-to-Green Program, and islands of sustainability within the Mu Us Sandy Land of China. Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment 138: 249-256.

R. G. Pontius, Jr and N Neeti 2010 Uncertainty in the difference between maps of future land change scenarios. Sustainability Science. 5: 39-50

Diana Ojeda, 2010, (Interview by Luisa Sánchez), "Territories of Travel", Revue Interdisciplinaire de Travaux sur les Amériques, Institut des Hautes Etudes de l’Amérique Latine, No. 3

Dargan, L and Harris, E. 2010. "The reconstruction of local food knowledge in the Isle of Skye, Scotland," in: Fonte, M. and Apostolos, P. Naming food after places: Patterns of food relocalization and knowledge dynamics in rural development, Farnham: Ashgate.

Harris, E. 2010. "Eat local? Constructions of place in alternative food politics" Geography Compass, 4:4, 355-369

Emel, J. and R. Hawkins (2010). Dismantling the Hegemony of Meat to Save the World or, Is It Really Easier to Imagine the End of the World than the End of Capitalism? Human Geography 3(2): 35-48.

Hawkins, R. and J. Seager 2010 Gender and Water In Mongolia. The Professional Geographer. 62(1):16-31

Hawkins, R. (In Press). One Pack = One Global Motherhood? A Feminist Critique of Ethical Consumption. Gender, Place and Culture.

Kolden, C. A. and T.J. Brown (2010) Beyond Wildfire: Perspectives of Climate, Managed Fire and Policy in the U.S.A., International Journal of Wildland Fire, 19(3): 364-373.

Rogan J, Schneider LC, Christman Z, Millones M, Lawrence D, Schmook B.
Disturbance Mapping using MODIS EVI Data in the South-Eastern Yucatán, Mexico 2010. Remote Sensing Letters Volume 2 Issue 3, 259

O'Keefe, M. (2010) Chronic Crises in the Arc of Insecurity: A Case Study of Karamoja. Third World Quaterly, 31, 8, 1269-1293.

Brown, M., Ouyang, H., Habib, S., Shrestha, B., Shrestha, M., Panday, P., Tzortziou, M., Policelli, F., Artan, G., Giriraj, A., Bajracharya, S., and A. Racoviteanu, 2010. HIMALA: Climate impacts on glaciers, snow, and hydrology in the Himalayan region. Mountain Research and Development, 30(4): 401-404

Pearsall, H, and Pierce, J (2010) Urban sustainability and environmental justice: Evaluating the linkages in public planning/policy discourse. Local Environment. 15(6) 569-580

Pierce, J (2010 forthcoming) Reinvigorating the concept of land tenure for American Urban Geography. Geography Compass.

Runfola, D., Hankins, K., Forthcoming. "Urban Dereliction as Environmental Injustice." ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies.


City, C, "Legal Geography, Water and the Environment" in Forest, P (ed.), Géographie du Droit: Épistémologie, Développement et Perspectives, Les Presses de l’Université Laval (2009).

Ghimire, B, J. Rogan and J. Miller, In Press, Contextual land-cover random forests and the Getis Statistic, International Journal of Remote Sensing (accepted).

Harris, E. 2009. "Neoliberal subjectivities or a politics of the possible? Reading for difference in alternative food networks" Area, 41:1, 55-63

Huber, M.T. and Emel, Jody 2009 Fixed minerals, scalar politics: The weight of scale in conflicts over the '1872 Mining Act' in the United States, Environment and Planning A 41 (2): 371-388.

Huber, M.T. Energizing historical materialism: Fossil fuels, space and the capitalist mode of production, Geoforum 40(1): 105-115

Huber, M.T. The use of gasoline: Value, oil and the "American way of life", Antipode 41(3): 465-486.

Jones, B, C.A. Kolden, R. Jandt, J.T. Abatzoglou, F URban and C. Arp. 2009, "Fire behavior, weather and burn severity of the 2007 Anaktuvuk River tundra fire, North Slope, Alaska". Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 41(3): 309-316.

Goebel, A, R Fincham, T Hill and M Lawhon. In Press Transdisciplinarity in urban South Africa. Futures

Kiran Asher and Diana Ojeda (equal contribution), 2009, "Producing nature and making the state: Ordenamiento territorial in the Pacific lowlands of Colombia, Geoforum, themed issue: Gramscian Political ecologies, Vol. 40, No. 3: 292-302.

Ogneva-Himmelberger, Y., H. Pearsall, Rakshit, R., 2009, "Concrete evidence & geographically weighted regression: A regional analysis of wealth and the land cover in Massachusetts." Applied Geography.

Pearsall, Hamil In Press "Linking the Stressors and Stressing the Linkages: Human-Environment Vulnerability and Brownfield Redevelopment in New York City" Environmental Hazards

Horner, Rory and Yuko Aoyama. "Limits to FDI-driven growth in Ireland: A newspaper content analysis for investment, upgrading and divestment." Irish Geography 42 No. 2 (July): 187-207

Rakshit, R. and Y. Ogneva-Himmelberger, 2009. "Teaching and Learning Guide for: Application of Virtual Globes in Education." Geography Compass. Volume 3 Issue 4, pages 1579-1595, Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Eastman, J.R., Sangermano F, Ghimire B, Zhu H, Chen H, Neeti N, Cai Y, Machado E.A. and Crema S.C. 2009 Seasonal Trend Analysis of Image Time Series. International Journal of Remote Sensing 30(10): 2721-2726.

Book Chapters

Zook, M. and T. Shelton. 2012. “The Integration of Virtual Flows into Material Movements within the Global Economy”. In Cities, Regions and Flows, eds. P.V. Hall and M. Hesse. Routledge. pp. 42-57.

Book Reviews

Hawkins, R In Press Book Review "Gender and Natural Resource Management: Livelihoods, Mobility and Interventions" Gender, Place and Culture.

Ojeda, D. forthcoming Book Review, "Counting the Dead: The Culture of Politics of Human Rights Activism in Colombia", Revista de Estudios Colombianos.

Huber, M.T. 2009 Book Review "Our daily bread: wages, Workers and the Political Economy of the American West", Geoff Mann, Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press" Antipode 41(2): 395-399.

Huber, M.T. 2008 Book Review "The World System and the Earth System: Global Socioenvironmental Change and Sustainability since the Neolithic, edited by Alf Hornborg and Carole Crumley, Left Coast Press, 2007" Capitalism, Nature, Socialism 19(2): 126-129.

Ojeda, D., 2008 Book Review "Challenging Situatedness: Gender, Culture and the Production of Knowledge" Gender, Space and Culture Vol. 15, No. 5: 547-548.

Ojeda, D., 2008 Book Review "Disposable Woman and Other Myths of Global Capitalism", Antipode, Vol. 40, No. 4: 713-716.