George Perkins Marsh Institute

Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger, Research Associate Professor

Ogneva The George Perkins Marsh Institute
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477
508.421.3805 phone

Current Research Interests

Health applications of GIS and remote sensing, spatial statistics, urban applications of remote sensing, environmental justice issues in the United States, Russia, and other states of the Former Soviet Union, land-use change and environmental degradation.

Ogneva-Himmelberger is on the Clark team of researchers (along with Tim Downs and Rob Goble) participating in the National Children's Study. It is the largest and most long-term study ever conducted on how environmental and genetic factors impact children's health in the U.S. from birth to the age of 21. Within the Clark team she is leading the effort to use GIS methodology to identify representative areas for sampling within Worcester County and to map and analyze environmental conditions related to population health in Worcester County.

Selected Publications

Ogneva-Himmelberger, Y., R.R. Chowdhury, L. Schneider, P. Macario Mendoza, and S. Cortina Villar. 2004. Land cover and land use: Classification and change analysis. In Integrated land-change science and tropical deforestation in the southern Yucatan-final frontiers, eds. B.L. Turner II, Jacqueline Geoghegan, David R. Foster, 105-141. Oxford University Press.

Ogneva-Himmelberger, Y., Geoghegan, G., S.C. Villar, P. Klepeis, P.M. Mendoza, R.R. Chowdhury, B.L. Turner, and C. Vance. 2001. Modeling tropical deforestation in the southern Yucatan peninsular region: Comparing survey and satellite data. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 85 nos. 1-3: 25-46.