Recently, I've taught the following courses:
GEG/ESC 3200: Human Impact on the Landscape
Click here for links to GIS data and other web resources for class exercises.
I am broadly interested in two areas: GIS modeling and historical ecology.
How are infinitely complex landscape patterns & processes captured in finite computer models, and how can we maximize information about the real world in our GIS? Some examples of my research include modeling gradation between ecoregions, estimating density from point-to-point distances and measuring interactions between point populations.
How do human activities alter landscapes at geographic scales? I am especially interested in the landscape pattern of North America prior to European and Euro-American settlement, as captured by presettlement land survey records of the General Land Office and colonial surveys.