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Faculty members in the Graduate School of Geography disseminate their research findings in many ways, through articles in peer-reviewed journals, books, GIS software innovation, conference presentations and proceedings, and popular publications.

This page brings together books that the School’s faculty members have published since 2000, and is an indication of the creativity, breadth of interest, and productivity of our faculty.

Principal Investigator(s) Grant Title Funding Agency
Asha Best and Lyndon Estes Methodologies for just urban futures: Using geospatial tools to address police violence Urban Studies Foundation
Mark Davidson Organising the 21st Century City: An International Comparison of Urban Alliances as Citizen Engagement Henry Halloran Trust
Lyndon Estes Creating open agricultural maps and groundtruth data to better deliver farm extension services  

Tetratech for Gates Foundation

Lyndon Estes Combining spatially-explicit simulation of animal movement and Earth Observation to reconcile agriculture and wildlife conservation National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Lyndon Estes Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative Promotional Credits Award Amazon Web Services
Lyndon Estes Continued Development of the Mapping Africa Active Learning Platform Omidyar Network
Lyndon Estes SERVIR: Unlocking the power of active remote sensing for ecosystem services modeling in the Amazon’s forest-agriculture interface NASA
Lyndon Estes CNH2-L: Feedbacks between Urban Food Security and Rural Agricultural Systems National Science Foundation
Karen Frey Remote sensing of river carbon fluxes to the ocean NASA Carbon Cycle Science
Karen Frey Collaborative Research: The Distributed Biological Observatory (DBO)-A Change Detection Array in the Pacific Arctic Region National Science Foundation
Deborah Martin Planting Trees for Improved Community Health in Two Small Low-Income Cities in Massachusetts US Department of Agriculture
James Murphy Governing Sustainability through Place-Making: Eco-districts in the Pittsburgh Metro Region National Science Foundation
Robert Gilmore Pontius LTER-Plum Island Ecosystems: Dynamics of coastal ecosystems in a region of rapid climate change, sea-level rise, and human impacts National Science Foundation
Robert Gilmore Pontius Methods and software to understand and build the MapBiomas data. Instituto Humanize
John Rogan Urban Greenspace and Air Quality: Demonstrating the positive influence of the Hadwen Arboretum on Local Air Quality Clark University
John Rogan Assessing urban heat island effects in the Clark University Hadwen Arboretum Clark University
Florencia Sangermano Essential Biodiversity Variables – ScaleUp – Harnessing the power of GEE and GEO BON to bring EBVs from concept to application-ready global solutions in service of society GEO-Google Earth Engine Program
Florencia Sangermano Urban Heat Islands, Mosquito biodiversity, and the effect of vegetation as a regulating service in a city of Argentina National Geographic Society
Rinku Roy Chowdhury Collaborative research: MSB:FRA: Alternative futures for the American Residential Macrosystem National Science Foundation
Christopher Williams Decision Support Tools for Global Assessment of Albedo Impacts on NCS from Reforestation and Avoided Deforestation The Nature Conservancy
Christopher Williams Forest Loss from Wood Pellet Mill Industry in Southern US Southern Environmental Law Center
Christopher Williams Climate Change Mitigation through Avoided Deforestation and other Forest Pathways US Climate Alliance (Doris Duke Environment Foundation)
Christopher Williams Albedo Contributions to Climate Impacts of Forest Conversions in Canada  The Nature Conservancy
Christopher Williams Vegetation Decline and Recovery During the Millennium Drought in Australia Seen from Satellites NASA
Christopher Williams Providing Priors, Analyzing Error Structures, and Reducing Parameter Uncertainties NASA

Yuko Aoyama
Professor of Geography
Associate Provost and Dean of Research

Aoyama, Yuko and Luis F. Alvarez León, 2021.  “Urban Regulations for and the Creation of an Autonomous Vehicle Markets.”  Cities 119

Cruice, William and Yuko Aoyama, 2021.  Variegated Capitalism, Regional Development, and the Socio-Technical Transition to Renewable Energy: the case of the offshore wind industry in the Northeastern U.S.   Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 14 (2):  235–252

Parthasarathy, Balaji, and Yuko Aoyama, 2021, “Governing frugal innovation for sustainable development: The hybrid domain.” Chapter in Handbook of Frugal Innovation. Edward Elgar.


Anthony Bebbington
Professor of Geography
Higgins Professor of Environment and Society

Bebbington, A., Carballo, A. E., Gregory, G., & Werner, T. (2021). Negotiating the mine: Commitments, engagements, contradictions. In The Routledge Handbook of Critical Resource Geography (pp. 248-259). Routledge.

Bebbington, A. (2021). A Retrospective: Michael M. Cernea (1934–). Social Development in the World Bank, 347.

Bebbington, A., Fash, B., & Rogan, J. (2021). Mining governance in El Salvador and Honduras: Lessons from contrasting approaches to extractivism.

Lander, J., Hatcher, P., Bebbington, D. H., Bebbington, A., & Banks, G. (2021). Troubling the idealized pageantry of extractive conflicts: Comparative insights on authority and claim-making from Papua New Guinea, Mongolia, and El Salvador. World Development, 140, 105372.

Marimón, P. D., Bebbington, D. H., Bebbington, A. J., Sauls, L. A., Cuba, N., Chicchon, A., … & Zalles, V. (2021). ‘Tradescapes’ in the forest: framing infrastructure’s relation to territory, commodities, and flows. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 53, 29-36.

Bebbington, A., Chicchon, A., Cuba, N., Greenspan, E., Hecht, S., Bebbington, D. H., … & Sauls, L. (2020). Opinion: Priorities for governing large-scale infrastructure in the tropics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(36), 21829-21833.

Benites, G.V., & Bebbington, A. (2020). Political Settlements and the Governance of Covid-19: Mining, Risk, and Territorial Control in Peru. Journal of Latin American Geography 19(3), 215-223.

Mitlin, D., Hickey, S., & Bebbington, A. (2020). NGOs and Development Alternatives–Revisited. In NGO Management (pp. 26-39). Routledge.

Odell, S. D., Bebbington, A., & Frey, K. E. (2020). The Extractive Industries and Society.

Oldekop, J. A., Rasmussen, L. V., Agrawal, A., Bebbington, A. J., Meyfroidt, P., Bengston, D. N., … & Wilson, S. J. (2020). Forest-linked livelihoods in a globalized world. Nature Plants, 6(12), 1400-1407.

Toumbourou, T., Muhdar, M., Werner, T., & Bebbington, A. (2020). Political ecologies of the post-mining landscape: Activism, resistance, and legal struggles over Kalimantan’s coal mines. Energy Research & Social Science, 65, 101476.

van der Meulen Rodgers, Y., Bebbington, A., Boone, C., Dell’Angelo, J., Platteau, J. P., & Agrawal, A. (2020). Experimental approaches in development and poverty alleviation. World Development, 127, 104807.


Asha Best
Assistant Professor of Geography

Best, A. S., & Dundon, A. (n.d.). 7 Entries on Policing (On Why We Need Abolition). Boston Review.

Iolanthe, B., & Best, A. S. (2021). Prison fixes and flows: Carceral mobilities and their critical logistics. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space.


Mark Davidson
Professor of Geography
Associate Director of Geography

Davidson, M., Lukens, D., & Ward, K. (2021). The Post-Great Recession Geographies of U.S. Municipal Borrowing and Indebtedness. Professional Geographer, 73(2), 240–253. https://doi.org/10.1080/00330124.2020.1858886

Davidson, M. (2020). Between passion and reason: Rethinking critical urban scholarship in populist times. City, 1–12.


Lyndon Estes
Associate Professor of Geography

Crawford, C. L., Estes, L. D., Searchinger, T. D., & Wilcove, D. S. (2021). Consequences of underexplored variation in biodiversity indices used for land‐use prioritization. Ecological Applications, 31(7), e02396.

Estes, L. D., Ye, S., Song, L., Luo, B., Eastman, J. R., Meng, Z., … & Caylor, K. (2021). High resolution, annual maps of the characteristics of smallholder-dominated croplands at national scales.

Guido, Z., Lopus, S., Waldman, K., Hannah, C., Zimmer, A., Krell, N., Knudson, C., Estes, L., Caylor, K. and Evans, T. (2021). Perceived links between climate change and weather forecast accuracy: new barriers to tools for agricultural decision-making. Climatic Change, 168(1), pp.1-20.

Vergopolan, N., Xiong, S., Estes, L., Wanders, N., Chaney, N. W., Wood, E. F., … Sheffield, J. (2021). Field-scale soil moisture bridges the spatial-scale gap between drought monitoring and agricultural yields. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 1827–1847.

Davis, K. F., Koo, H. I., DellâAngelo, J., DâOdorico, P., Estes, L., Kehoe, L. J., … Tatlhego, M. (2020). Tropical forest loss enhanced by large-scale land acquisitions. Nature Geoscience, 1–7.

Davis, K., Koo, H., Dell’Angelo, J., D’Odorico, P., Estes, L. D., Kehoe, L., … Tatlhego, M. (2020). Foreign land investments target forests and drive deforestation. Nature Geoscience.

Elmes, A., Eastman, J. R., Alemohammad, H., Avery, R., Caylor, K., Fishgold, L., … Estes, L. D. (2020). Accounting for training data error in machine learning applied to Earth observations. Remote Sensing, 12(6), 1034. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12061034

Gago, J., Estrany, J., Estes, L., Fernie, A. R., Alorda, B., Brotman, Y., … & Medrano, H. (2020). Nano and micro unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs): a new grand challenge for precision agriculture?. Current protocols in plant biology, 5(1), e20103.

Mohammed, I., Marshall, M., de Bie, K., Estes, L., & Nelson, A. (2020). A blended census and multiscale remote sensing approach to probabilistic cropland mapping in complex landscapes. ISPRS journal of photogrammetry and remote sensing, 161, 233-245.

Schmitt-Harsh, M., Waldman, K., Estes, L., & Evans, T. (2020). Understanding social and environmental determinants of piecework labor in smallholder agricultural systems. Applied Geography, 121, 102243.


Abby Frazier
Assistant Professor of Geography

Cheng, C.L., Izuka, S., Kennedy, J.J., Frazier, A.G., and Giambelluca, T.W. (2021). Water-Resource Management Monitoring Needs, State of Hawai‘i. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report2020-5115, 114. https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20205115

Lucas, M. P., Longman, R. J., Giambelluca, T. W., Frazier, A. G., Mclean, J., Cleveland, S. B., … & Lee, J. (2022). Optimizing automated kriging to improve spatial interpolation of monthly rainfall over complex terrain. Journal of Hydrometeorology.

Selmants, P. C., Sleeter, B. M., Liu, J., Wilson, T. S., Trauernicht, C., Frazier, A. G., & Asner, G. P. (2021). Ecosystem carbon balance in the Hawaiian Islands under different scenarios of future climate and land use change. Environmental Research Letters, 16(10), 104020.

Crausbay, S.D., Betancourt J., Bradford J., Cartwright J., Dennison W.C., Dunham J., Enquist C.A.F., Frazier A.G., Hall K.R., Littell J.S., Luce C.H., Palmer R., Ramirez A.R., Rangwala I., Thompson L., Walsh B.M., and Carter S. (2020). Unfamiliar territory: emerging themes for ecological drought research and management. One Earth 3(3), 337-353. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2020.08.019

Frazier, A. G., Giardina, C. P., Giambelluca, T. W., Brewington, L., Chen, Y. L., Chu, P. S., … & Trauernicht, C. (2020). A century of spatial and temporal patterns of drought in Hawai’i across hydrological, ecological, and socioeconomic scales.

Frazier, A.G., and Brewington L. Current changes in alpine ecosystems of Pacific Islands. (2020). In: Goldstein, M.I., DellaSala, D.A. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of the World’s Biomes, vol. 1. Elsevier, pp. 607–619. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.11881-0

Lucas, M.P., Trauernicht C., Frazier A.G., and Miura T. (2020). Long-Term, Gridded Standardized Precipitation Index for Hawai‘i. Data 5(4), 109. https://doi.org/10.3390/data5040109

Grecni, Z., Miles, W., King, R., Frazier, A.G., and Keener, V. (2020). Climate Change in Guam: Indicators and Considerations for Key Sectors. Report for the Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center, http://www.eastwestcenter.org/PIRCA-Guam, doi: 10.5281/zenodo.4037481

Luo, X., Wang B., Frazier A.G., and Giambelluca T.W. (2020). Distinguishing variability regimes of Hawaiian summer rainfall: Quasi-Biennial and interdecadal oscillations. Geophysical Research Letters 47, e2020GL091260. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL091260


Karen Frey
Professor of Geography

Koch, C. W., Cooper, L. W., Woodland, R. J., Grebmeier, J. M., Frey, K. E., Stimmelmayr, R., … & Brown, T. A. (2021). Female Pacific walruses (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) show greater partitioning of sea ice organic carbon than males: Evidence from ice algae trophic markers. Plos one, 16(8), e0255686.

Santiago, M. I., & Frey, K. E. (2021). Assessment of Empirical and Semi-Analytical Algorithms Using MODIS-Aqua for Representing In-Situ Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) in the Bering, Chukchi, and Western Beaufort Seas of the Pacific Arctic Region. Remote Sensing, 13(18), 3673.

Stolpmann, L., Coch, C., Morgenstern, A., Boike, J., Fritz, M., Herzschuh, U., … & Grosse, G. (2021). First pan-Arctic assessment of dissolved organic carbon in lakes of the permafrost region. Biogeosciences, 18(12), 3917-3936.

Frey, K. E., Comiso, J. C., Cooper, L. W., Grebmeier, J. M., & Stock, L. V. (2020). Arctic Ocean Primary Productivity: The Response of Marine Algae to Climate Warming and Sea Ice Decline. Arctic Report Card 2020.

Odell, S. D., Bebbington, A., & Frey, K. E. (2020). The Extractive Industries and Society.

Wegner Koch, C. E., Cooper, L. W., Brown, T. A., Lalande, C. L., Frey, K. E., & Grebmeier, J. M. (2020). Seasonal latitudinal variations in sea ice algae deposition in the Northern Bering and Chukchi Seas determined by algal biomarkers. PLoS ONE,15(4): e0231178, 31. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0231178

Wegner Koch, C., Cooper, L. W., Grebmeier, J. M., Frey, K. E., & Brown, T. A. (2020). Ice algae resource utilization by benthic macro- and megafaunal communities on the Pacific Arctic shelf determined through lipid biomarker analysis. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 651(23–43).

Wegner Koch, C., Cooper, L. W., Brown, T. A., Lalande, C. L., Frey, K. E., & Grebmeier, J. M. (2020). Seasonal latitudinal variations in sea ice algae deposition in the Northern Bering and Chukchi Seas determined by algal biomarkers. PLoS ONE, 15(4), 31 pp.

York, A. V., Frey, K. E., Das, S. B., & Jamali, S. (2020). Change points detected in decadal and seasonal trends of outlet glacier terminus positions across central West Greenland. Remote Sensing, 12(21).

York, A. V., Frey, K. E., & Young, L. N. C. (2020). Changes at the Edge: Trends in sea ice, ocean temperature, and ocean color at the Northwest Atlantic/Southern Arctic interface. Annals of Glaciology.


Dominik Kulakowski
Professor of Geography

Guz, J., Sangermano, F., & Kulakowski, D. (2022). The Influence of Burn Severity on Post-Fire Spectral Recovery of Three Fires in the Southern Rocky Mountains. Remote Sensing, 14(6), 1363.

Chen, Y., Chen, W., Rahmati, O., Falah, F., Kulakowski, D., Lee, S., … & Bian, H. (2021). Toward the development of deep learning analyses for snow avalanche releases in mountain regions. Geocarto International, 1-26.

Guz, J., Gill, N. S., & Kulakowski, D. (2021). Long‐term empirical evidence shows post‐disturbance climate controls post‐fire regeneration. Journal of Ecology, 109(12), 4007-4024.

Lee, S., Li, Y., Rahmati, O., Rezaie, F., Moghaddam, D., Tiefenbacher, J., … Kulakowski, D. (2021). Debris flows modeling using anthropogenic and geo-environmental factors: developing hybridized deep-learning algorithms. Geocarto International.

Rodman, K., Andrus, R., Butkiewicz, C., Chapman, T., Gill, N., Harvey, B., … Hart, S. (2021). Recent Bark Beetle Outbreaks Transformed Forest Structure and Landscape Pattern in the Southern Rocky Mountains, U.S.A. Remote Sensing, 13(6).

Rodman, K. C., Andrus, R. A., Butkiewicz, C. L., Chapman, T. B., Gill, N. S., Harvey, B. J., … & Hart, S. J. (2021). Effects of Bark Beetle Outbreaks on Forest Landscape Pattern in the Southern Rocky Mountains, USA. Remote Sensing, 13(6), 1089.

Ye, S., Rogan, J., Zhu, Z., Hawbaker, T. J., Hart, S. J., Andrus, R. A., … & Kulakowski, D. (2021). Detecting subtle change from dense Landsat time series: Case studies of mountain pine beetle and spruce beetle disturbance. Remote Sensing of Environment, 263, 112560.

Gill, N., D. Jarvis, J. Rogan, & Kulakowski, D. (2020). Disturbance history modulates how litter and herbaceous cover influence conifer regeneration. International Journal of Wildfire Research.

Guz, J., & Kulakowski, D. (2020). Changing Forest Disturbances during the Anthropocene. Annals of the Association of American Geographers.

Guz, J., & Kulakowski, D. (2020). Forests in the Anthropocene. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 111(3), 869-879.

Kulakowski, D., Buma, B., Guz, J., & Hayes, K. (2020). The ecology of forest disturbances.

Rogers, P. C., Pinno, B. D., Šebesta, J., Albrectsen, B. R., Li, G., Ivanova, N., … & Kulakowski, D. (2020). A global view of aspen: Conservation science for widespread keystone systems. Global Ecology and Conservation, 21, e00828.


Deborah Martin
Professor of Geography 

Moody, R., Geron, N., Healy, M., Rogan, J., & Martin, D. (2021). Modeling the spatial distribution of the current and future ecosystem services of urban tree planting in Chicopee and Fall River, Massachusetts. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 66, 127403.

Pierce, J., DeFilippis, J., Williams, O. R., Martin, D., Kruger, R., & Hadizadeh Esfahani, A. (2021). Ownership is a habit of mind: how community land trusts expose key consensual fictions of urban property. Urban Geography.

Shdema, I., & Martin, D. (2021). PLACE IDENTITY AMONG NATIVE MINORITIES: LESSONS FROM ARABS IN ISRAEL. Geographical Review, 1–20.

Shdema, I., Martin, D. G., & Abu-Asbeh, K. (2021). Exposure to the majority social space and residential place identity among minorities: evidence from Arabs in Israel. Urban Geography, 42(4), 507-527.

Elmes, A., Healy, M., Geron, N., Andrews, M., Rogan, J., Martin, D., … Weil, B. (2020). “Mapping land surface temperature variability across the urban gradient in Worcester, Massachusetts using in-situ thermochrons and Landsat-8 Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) data” GIScience and Remote Sensing.

Hersh, J., Martin, D. G., Geron, N. A. B., & Rogan, J. (2020). A relational theory of risk: A case study of the Asian longhorned beetle infestation in Worcester, MA. Journal of Risk Research, 23(6), 781-795.

Kruger, R., DeFilippis, J., Williams, O. R., Esfahani, A. H., Martin, D. G., & Pierce, J. (2020). The Production of Community in Community Land Trusts. City & Community, 19(3), 638-655.

Martin, D. (2020). Place as human-environment network: Tree planting and place-making in Massachusetts, USA. In The Routledge Handbook of Place (pp. 109-117). Routledge.

Martin, D. G., Hadizadeh, E., Azadeh, Williams, O. R., Kruger, R., Pierce, J., & DeFilippis, J. (2020). Meanings of limited equity homeownership in community land trusts. Housing Studies, 35(3), 395–414.

Nelson, K., DeFilippis, J., Kruger, R., Williams, O., Pierce, J., Martin, D., & Hadizadeh Esfahani, A. (2020). The commodity effects of decommodification: Community Land Trusts and neighborhood property values. Housing Policy Debate, 30(5), 823-842.


James McCarthy
Professor of Geography
Director of Geography

Avila, S., Deniau, Y., Sorman, A. H., & McCarthy, J. (2021). (Counter) mapping renewables: Space, justice, and politics of wind and solar power in Mexico. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, 25148486211060657.

Harris, D. M., & McCarthy, J. (2021). Revisiting power and powerlessness: speculating on West Virginia’s energy future and the externalities of the socioecological fix. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, 4(3), 915-939.

McCarthy, J. (Ed.). (2020). Environmental Governance in a Populist/Authoritarian Era. Routledge.


James T. Murphy
Professor of Geography

Turker, K. A., & Murphy, J. T. (2021). Assembling community economies. Progress in Human Geography, 45(1), 49–69.

Binz, C., Coenen, L., Murphy, J. T., & Truffer, B. (2020). Geographies of transition—From topical concerns to theoretical engagement: A comment on the transitions research agenda. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 34, 1-3.

Grant, R., Carmody, P. R., & Murphy, J. T. (2020). A green transition in South Africa? Sociotechnical experimentation in the Atlantis Special Economic Zone. The Journal of Modern African Studies, 58(2), 189–211.

Ouma, S., Hughes, A., Murphy, J. T., & Opondo, M. (2020). Envisioning African futures: Perspectives from economic geography. Geoforum, 115, 146.


Robert Gilmore Pontius Jr.
Professor of Geography

Ahmadlou, M., Karimi, M., & Pontius Jr, R. G. (2021). A New Framework to Deal with the Class Imbalance Problem in Urban Gain Modeling Based on Clustering and Ensemble Models. Geocarto International, 1–21.

Evenden, E., & Pontius, R. G. (2021). Encoding a Categorical Independent Variable for Input to TerrSet’s Multi-Layer Perceptron. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 10(10), 686.

Harati, S., Perez, L., Molowny-Horas, R., & Pontius, R. G. (2021). Validating models of one-way land change: an example case of forest insect disturbance. Landscape Ecology, 36(10), 2919-2935.

Khallaghi, S., & Pontius Jr, R. G. (2021). Area method compared with Transect method to measure shoreline movement. Geocarto International, 1-22.

Liu, Z., & Pontius Jr, R. G. (2021). The Total Operating Characteristic from Stratified Random Sampling with an Application to Flood Mapping. Remote Sensing, 13(19), 3922.

Shafizadeh-Moghadam, H., Minaei, M., Pontius Jr, R. G., Asghari, A., & Dadashpoor, H. (2021). Integrating a forward feature selection algorithm, random forest, and cellular automata to extrapolate urban growth in the Tehran-Karaj Region of Iran. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 87, 101595.

Quan, B., Pontius Jr, R. G., & Song, H. (2020). Intensity Analysis to communicate land change during three-time intervals in two regions of Quanzhou City, China. GIScience & Remote Sensing, 57(1), 21-36.

Sangermano, F., Pontius Jr, R. G., Chaitman, J., & Meneghini, A. (2021). Linking land change model evaluation to model objective for the assessment of land cover change impacts on biodiversity. Landscape Ecology.

Varga, O. G., Pontius Jr, R. G., Szabó, Z., & Szabó, S. (2020). Effects of category aggregation on land change simulation based on corine land cover data. Remote Sensing, 12(8), 1314.

Xie, Z., Pontius Jr, R. G., Huang, J., & Nitivattananon, V. (2020). Enhanced intensity analysis to quantify categorical change and to identify suspicious land transitions: A case study of Nanchang, China. Remote Sensing, 12(20), 3323.


John Rogan
Professor of Geography

Healy, M., Rogan, J., Roman, L. A., Nix, S., Martin, D. G., & Geron, N. (2022). Holyoke and Chelsea, MA urban tree canopy cover data, 1952-2014.

Healy, M., Rogan, J., Roman, L. A., Nix, S., Martin, D. G., & Geron, N. (2022). Historical Urban Tree Canopy Cover Change in Two Post-Industrial Cities. Environmental Management, 1-19.

Arakwiye, B., Rogan, J., & Eastman, J. R. (2021). Thirty years of forest-cover change in Western Rwanda during periods of wars and environmental policy shifts. Regional Environmental Change, 21(2), 1–15.

Bebbington, A., Fash, B., & Rogan, J. (2021). Mining governance in El Salvador and Honduras: Lessons from contrasting approaches to extractivism.

Elmes, A., Marc, H., Geron, N., Andrews, M., Rogan, J., Martin, D., … Weil, B. (2020). Mapping land surface temperature variability across the urban gradient in Worcester, Massachusetts using in-situ thermochrons and Landsat-8 Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) data. Giscience and Remote Sensing.

Moody, R., Geron, N., Healy, M., Rogan, J., & Martin, D. (2021). Modeling the spatial distribution of the current and future ecosystem services of urban tree planting in Chicopee and Fall River, Massachusetts. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 66, 127403.

Nix, S., Roman, L., Healy, M., Rogan, J., & Pearsall, H. (2021). Linking Tree Cover Change to Historical Management Practices in Urban Parks.

Pagan, A., Rogan, J., Schmook, B., Christman, Z., & Sangermano, F. (2021). Understanding agricultural fire dynamics in the southern Yucatán Peninsular Region using the MODIS (C6) Active Fire product. Remote Sensing Letters.

Ye, S., Rogan, J., Zhu, Z., & Eastman, R. (2021). A Near-Real-Time Approach for Monitoring Forest Disturbance Using Landsat Time Series: Stochastic Continuous Change Detection. Remote Sensing of Environment.

Ye, S., Rogan, J., Zhu, Z., Hawbaker, T. J., Hart, S. J., Andrus, R. A., … & Kulakowski, D. (2021). Detecting subtle change from dense Landsat time series: Case studies of mountain pine beetle and spruce beetle disturbance. Remote Sensing of Environment, 263, 112560.

Bebbington, A., Chicchon, A., Cuba, N., Greenspan, E., Hecht, S., Bebbington, D. H., … & Sauls, L. (2020). Opinion: Priorities for governing large-scale infrastructure in the tropics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(36), 21829-21833.

Elmes, A., Alemohammad, S., Avery, R., Caylor, K., Eastman, R., Fishgold, L., … Estes, L. (2020). Accounting for Training Data Error in Machine Learning Applied to Earth Observations. Remote Sensing, 12(6).

Gill, N. S., Jarvis, D., Rogan, J., & Kulakowski, D. (2020). Disturbance history modulates how litter and herbaceous cover influence conifer regeneration after fire. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 29(6), 519-529.

Hersh, J., Martin, D. G., Geron, N. A. B., & Rogan, J. (2020). A relational theory of risk: A case study of the Asian longhorned beetle infestation in Worcester, MA. Journal of Risk Research, 23(6), 781-795.

Jiao, T., Williams, C., Rogan, J., De Kauwe, M., & Medlyn, B. (2020). Drought Impacts on Australian Vegetation During the Millennium Drought Measured With Multisource Spaceborne Remote Sensing. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 125 (2)(e2019JG005145).

Stephens, C., Collins, B., & Rogan, J. (2020). Land ownership impacts post-wildfire forest regeneration in Sierra Nevada mixed conifer forests. Forest Ecology and Management, 468.


Rinku Roy Chowdhury
Associate Professor of Geography

Meyfroidt, P., de Bremond, A., Ryan, C. M., Archer, E., Aspinall, R., Chhabra, A., … & Zu Ermgassen, E. K. (2022). Ten facts about land systems for sustainability. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119(7), e2109217118.

D’iaz, S., Settele, J., Brond’izio, E. S., Ngo, H. T., Pfaff, A., Polasky, S., … Zayas, C. N. (2020). Investments’ role in ecosystem degradation–Response. Science, (368), 377.

Engebretson, J. M., Nelson, K. C., Ogden, L. A., Larson, K. L., Grove, J. M., Hall, S. J., … others. (2020). How the Nonhuman World Influences Homeowner Yard Management in the American Residential Macrosystem. Human Ecology, 48(3), 347–356.

Larson, K. L., Andrade, R., Nelson, K. C., Wheeler, M. M., Engebreston, J. M., Hall, S. J., … others. (2020). Municipal regulation of residential landscapes across US cities: patterns and implications for landscape sustainability. Journal of Environmental Management, 275, 111132.

McElwee, P., Fern’andez-Llamazares, ’Alvaro, Aumeeruddy-Thomas, Y., Babai, D. ’aniel, Bates, P., Galvin, K., … others. (2020). Working with Indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) in large-scale ecological assessments: Reviewing the experience of the IPBES Global Assessment. Journal of Applied Ecology, 57(9), 1666–1676.

R. Dobler-Morales, C., Roy Chowdhury, R., & Schmook, B. (2020). Governing intensification: The influence of state institutions on smallholder farming strategies in Calakmul, Mexico. Journal of Land Use Science, 15(2-3), 108–126.

Turner, B. L., Meyfroidt, P., Kuemmerle, T., Muller, D., & Roy, C., Rinku. (2020). Framing the search for a theory of land use. Journal of Land Use Science, 15(4), 489–508.

Yoder, L., Chowdhury, R. R., & Hauck, C. (2020). Watershed restoration in the Florida Everglades: Agricultural water management and long-term trends in nutrient outcomes in the Everglades Agricultural Area. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 302, 107070.


Florencia Sangermano
Assistant Professor of Geography

Pagan, A., Rogan, J., Schmook, B., Christman, Z., & Sangermano, F. (2021). Understanding agricultural fire dynamics in the southern Yucatán Peninsular Region using the MODIS (C6) active fire product. Remote Sensing Letters, 12(7), 715-726.

Sangermano, F., Pontius, R. G., Chaitman, J., & Meneghini, A. (2021). Linking land change model evaluation to model objective for the assessment of land cover change impacts on biodiversity. Landscape Ecology.

Himmelberger, A., Frey, K. E., & Sangermano, F. (2020). Applying Landscape Fragmentation Analysis to Icescape Environments: Potential Impacts for the Pacific Walrus. Polar Research

Elmes, A., Healy, M., Geron, N., Andrews, M., Rogan, J., Martin, D., … Weil, B. (n.d.). “Mapping land surface temperature variability across the urban gradient in Worcester, Massachusetts using in-situ thermochrons and Landsat-8 Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) data” GIScience and Remote Sensing.


Christopher A. Williams
Professor of Geography

Gourdji, S. M., Karion, A., Lopez‐Coto, I., Ghosh, S., Mueller, K. L., Zhou, Y., … & Whetstone, J. R. (2022). A modified Vegetation Photosynthesis and Respiration Model (VPRM) for the eastern USA and Canada, evaluated with comparison to atmospheric observations and other biospheric models. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 127(1), e2021JG006290.

Davis, K. J., Browell, E. V., Feng, S., Lauvaux, T., Obland, M. D., Pal, S., … & Williams, C. A. (2021). The atmospheric carbon and transport (ACT)-America mission. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 102(9), E1714-E1734.

Drever, C. R., Cook-Patton, S. C., Akhter, F., Badiou, P. H., Chmura, G. L., Davidson, S. J., … & Kurz, W. A. (2021). Natural climate solutions for Canada. Science Advances, 7(23), eabd6034.

Feng, S., Lauvaux, T., Williams, C. A., Davis, K. J., Zhou, Y., Baker, I., … & Wesloh, D. (2021). Joint CO2 mole fraction and flux analysis confirms missing processes in CASA terrestrial carbon uptake over North America. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 35(7), e2020GB006914.

Jiao, T., Williams, C. A., De Kauwe, M. G., Schwalm, C. R., & Medlyn, B. E. (2021). Patterns of post‐drought recovery are strongly influenced by drought duration, frequency, post‐drought wetness, and bioclimatic setting. Global change biology, 27(19), 4630-4643.

Wei, Y., Shrestha, R., Pal, S., Gerken, T., Feng, S., McNelis, J., … & Davis, K. J. (2021). Atmospheric Carbon and Transport–America (ACT‐America) data sets: Description, management, and delivery. Earth and Space Science, 8(7), e2020EA001634.

Williams, C. A., Gu, H., & Jiao, T. (2021). Climate impacts of US forest loss span net warming to net cooling. Science Advances, 7(7), eaax8859.

Zhou, Y., Williams, C. A., Hasler, N., Gu, H., & Kennedy, R. (2021). Beyond biomass to carbon fluxes: application and evaluation of a comprehensive forest carbon monitoring system. Environmental Research Letters, 16(5), 055026.

Elmes, A., Healy, M., Geron, N., Andrews, M. M., Rogan, J., Martin, D. G., … & Weil, B. (2020). Mapping spatiotemporal variability of the urban heat island across an urban gradient in Worcester, Massachusetts using in-situ Thermochrons and Landsat-8 Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) data. GIScience & Remote Sensing, 57(7), 845-864.

Finzi, A. C., Giasson, M. A., Barker Plotkin, A. A., Aber, J. D., Boose, E. R., Davidson, E. A., … & Foster, D. R. (2020). Carbon budget of the Harvard Forest Long‐Term Ecological Research site: Pattern, process, and response to global change. Ecological Monographs, 90(4), e01423.

Jiao, T., Williams, C. A., Rogan, J., De Kauwe, M. G., & Medlyn, B. E. (2020). Drought impacts on Australian vegetation during the millennium drought measured with multisource spaceborne remote sensing. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 125(2), e2019JG005145.

Zhou, Y., Williams, C. A., Lauvaux, T., Davis, K. J., Feng, S., Baker, I., … & Wei, Y. (2020). A multiyear gridded data ensemble of surface biogenic carbon fluxes for North America: Evaluation and analysis of results. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 125(2), e2019JG005314.

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