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Name Year Degree Advisor Current Employer
(if known)
Dissertation/Thesis Title or Topic
Li Huang
2020 Ph.D.  Felix Liao    Analyzing the Spatiality of China’s Regional Inequality in A Geographic Information System Environment
Lanny McAden 2019 M.S. Steve Radil Deputy Sheriff, Scurry County, Texas Military Surplus and Modern Policing: A Spatial Analysis of Police Usage of the Federal 1033 Program 
Aparna Kumari 2019 Ph.D. Karen Humes   A Theoretical Framework for Social Capital for Short- and Long-term Post-disaster Recovery: A Case Study of Manatee County, Florida
David Russell 2019 M.S. Steve Radil Consultant and Researcher, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development The New Anglo-Saxons: Race, Place, and the Production of a Geopolitical Discourse
James McGee  2018 M.S. Grant Harley   Testing the Efficacy of Blue Intensity as a Temperature Proxy in Picea Engelmanii from its Southern Range Limit, Northern New Mexico, USA
Aly Bean  2018 Ph.D.  Karen Humes Research Geographer at US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Understanding Idaho’s Adaptive Capacity to Future Water Resource Change: A Legal and Political Analysis of Climate Informed Drought Planning
Seth Gorelik 2018 M.S. Jeff Hicke Geospatial Analyst / Research Associate at Woods Hole Research Center  Mapping Percent Tree Mortality Due to Drought in Pinon-Juniper Woodlands Using a Landsat Time Series from Northern New Mexico
Margot Vore
2018 M.S. Timothy Bartholomaus   Seismic Tremor Reveals Spatial Organization and Temporal Changes of Subglacial Water System
 Andrew Layton 2018 M.S. Felix Liao Cartographer with the Navigation Branch at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Nashville District. Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Urban Growth in the Coeur d'Alene Metropolitan Area, Idaho.
Courtney Thompson
2017 Ph.D. Raymond Dezzani
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University Enhancing Natural Hazards & Vulnerability/Resilience Studies Using Social Theory and Spatial Statistics
Wenlong Feng
2017 Ph.D. John
 Ph.D. student at New Jersey Institute of Technology Climate impacts on county-level variability in winter wheat yield in the Columbia Basin
Lauren Parker
2017 Ph.D. John Abatzoglou
Postdoctoral Fellow, USDA California Climate Hub, UC Davis Modeling the Thermal Niche for Perennial Agriculture under Current and Future Climate
Daniel Matsche
2016 M.S. Dr. Karen Humes
  A Geographically Weighted Regression Approach to Landslide Susceptibility Modeling
Hang Zhou
2016 Ph.D. Vladimir Aizen
Data Engineer at Descartes Labs Diagnosis and Estimation of Cryospheric Changes in Central Asia
Kevin Henry 2015 M.S. Tim Frazier U.S. Geological Survey Development of a Comprehensive Network-based Hazard Evacuation Model: a Case Study of Balboa Island, California
Laura Courtox 2015 M.S. Ray Dezzani
Potential Farm Planning Strategies for the Prevention of Modern Famines in Malawi Using Game Theory and Linear Programming Methods
Collette Gantenbein 2015 M.S. Karen Humes
Ensheng Dong 2015 M.S. Felix Liao Ph.D. student at Johns Hopkins University A Comprehensive Analysis of Travel Mode Choices for the Urban Grocery Shopping Trip: A Case Study of Salt Lake County, Utah
Nichole Pumell 2015 M.S. Karen Humes    
Jenna Putnam 2015 M.S. Karen Humes GIS Technician II at FLO Analytics  
Pamela Young 2015 M.S. Karen Humes    
Tyler Bleeker 2015 M.S. Crystal Kolden Australia Sustainability of Historical Wildfire Refugia in Contemporary Fire Events
Paige Farrell 2015 M.S. John Abatzoglou Project Geologist at Roux Associates Sensitivity of soil loss to climate change in the Inland Northwest USA
Lisa Nichols 2015 M.S. Tim Frazier    
John Parker-McGlynn 2015 M.S. Tim Frazier Archaeologist and GIS Analyst CH2M Hill  
Joseph Reber 2015 M.S. Tim Frazier GIS Specialist at Farmers Conservation Alliance (FCA)  
Samuel Ndegeah
2015 Ph.D. Ray Dezzani Assistant Professor, Westfield State University Peri-urbanization in a globalizing world: a retrospective evaluation of the complexities of geospatial urban growth and planning in the Nairobi Metropolitan Region, Kenya
Brendan Gordon 2014 M.S. Ray Dezzani GIS analyst at Hexagon Geospatial Spatial Shifting of Per-Capita GDP Levels in the European Union
Abigail Lute 2014 M.S. John Abatzoglou NRCS Boise Extreme Snowfall Events in the Western United States: Variability, Change, and Implications for Water Resource Management
Patrick Olsen 2014 M.S. Crystal Kolden Instructor at U Idaho Developing Marine Habitat Suitability Models In The Arctic From Remotely-Sensed Data and Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Katie Morrison 2014 M.S. Crystal Kolden Spatial Analyst, Oregon Department of Forestry Development of multi-year land cover data to assess wildfire impacts to coastal watersheds and the nearshore environment
Vincent Jansen 2014 M.S. Crystal Kolden PhD student at U Idaho Revealing livestock effects on bunchgrass vegetation with Landsat ETM+ imagery across a growing season
Andrea Villarroel 2014 M.S. Karen Humes   Non-Thesis
Patrick Fitzsimmons 2014 M.S. Harley Johansen    
Joy Campbell 2013 M.S. Tim Frazier Curriculum Associates Societal Resilience to Flooding: A case study of Seattle, WA
Kenneth Peters 2013 M.S. Ray Dezzani Microsoft Geographically Weighted Regression to characterize radioisotope transitions in heterogeneous environments
Christopher Cox 2013 Ph.D. Von Walden Postdoctoral Fellow at CIRES (U Colorado) Cloud across the Arctic: A spatial perspective uniting surface observations of downwelling infrared radiation, reanalyses and education.
Jeffrey Izo 2013 M.S. Karen Humes   Non-Thesis
Elizabeth Rau 2013 M.S. Hejun Kang   Non-Thesis
Courtney Thompson 2012  M.S.  Tim Frazier PhD student at U Idaho  Development of a probabilistic storm surge and inland precipitation model and a theoretical framework for vulnerability and resilience quantification for coastal communities
Erick Creeden 2012 M.S. Jeffrey Hicke Biologist and NEPA /GIS Specialist with Nelson Consulting Climate and Weather Associated with Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreaks in Lodgepole Pine Forests Across the Western U.S.
Jacob Wolf 2012 M.S. John Abatzoglou Air quality meteorologist with IDEQ Evaluation of Drought Metrics in Tracking Streamflow in Idaho
Forrest Bowlick 2012 M.S. Crystal Kolden PhD student Texas A&M Changed Perceptions of Geography in University Students: Roles of Demography and Background
Jeremy Jenkins 2012 M.S. John Abatzoglou Liberty Lake Water District Non-Thesis
Marwa Waseem Abdel Wahab Halmy 2012 M.S. Jeffrey Hicke PhD student UI Non-Thesis
Stephen Fricke 2012 M.S. Karen Humes Research Assoc. UI Non-Thesis
Riley Tschida 2012 M.S. Karen Humes    
Arjan Meddens 2012 Ph.D. Jeffrey Hicke Post doc at UI Geography Detecting and Mapping Bark Beetle Tree Mortality in the Western United States
Holly Diehl 2011 M.S. John Abatzoglou   Observed and Projected Climate and Hydrologic Trends in Eastern Nevada and Western Utah
Steven Peterson 2011 Ph.D. Raymond Dezzani Oak Ridge Nat'l Lab Modeling United States Railcar Flows, 1985 - 2002 Using Bayesian Methods with Markov Random Fields
Benjamin Bright 2011 M.S. Jeffrey Hicke Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station Measuring Aboveground Carbon Stocks of a Forest Affected by a Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreak in Idaho Using Lidar and Multispectral Imagery
Terri Jean Stamper 2011 M.S. Jeffrey Hicke   Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Changes in Protected Areas across the Southwestern United States
Raechel Anne Bianchetti 2010 M.S. Karen Humes Assistant Professor, Michigan State University Classification of Mixed-Conifer Forest Stands using SPOT-5 Imagery
Michelle Howard 2010 M.S. Karen Humes Ph.D. Program, UI An Evaluation of Modis 250m Imagery for Mapping Surface Turbidity in the Puget Sound
Paul Eugenio Reyes Paredes 2010 M.S. Christine Moffitt   GIS Tools to Assess the Risks and Benefits of Barrier Removal to Native Fish Populations in Idaho
Christina Brewer 2010 M.S. Hejun Kang   Non-Thesis
Stephan Joseph Gmur 2010 M.S. Karen Humes   Non-Thesis
Brian Jay Harshburger 2010 Ph.D. Humes/Walden Founder of Aniuk Consulting, LLC Approaches for Operational Forecasting of Short-to-Medium Range Streamflow for Snowmelt Dominated Basins
Jason Trook 2009 M.S. Jeffrey Hicke Coeur d'Alene Tribe, GIS Analyst Effects of Climate Change on the Distribution of the American Pika (Ochotona princeps) in the Western United States
Jennifer Lynn Rooker 2009 Ph.D. Karen Humes Asst. Prof., Texas State U. Lidar-Based Estimates of Leaf Area Index to Evaluate Coarse-Resolution, Satellite Based-Retrievals
Aimee M. Shipman 2008 Ph.D. Harley Johansen   The Structure of Susceptibility: A Multi-Scalar Investigation of Linkages Between Economic Development, Social Organization and HIV Susceptibility in Sub-Saharan Africa
Catherine Lyn Weaver 2008 M.S. Gundars Rudzitis   Restructuring and Economic Development in a Post-Industrial City:  A Case Study of Butte, Montana
Eileen Marie Perry 2008 Ph.D. Karen Humes Asst. Dir., WSU Prec. Ag: Postdoc, CSIRO, Australia Three Studies in Spatial Characterization of Crops Using Remote Sensing and Other Non-Destructive Methods for Precision Agriculture
Daniel R. Joswiak 2008 Ph.D. Vladimir Aizen   Changes in Atmospheric Chemical Composition Determined from Ice Core Records in Southwestern Siberia During the 20th Century
Arzhan B. Surazakov 2008 Ph.D. Vladimir Aizen In South America Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in Glacier Monitoring: Glacier Variability in Central Asia (Tien Shan and Altai) During the Last 30-60 Years
Jonathon Brent Slone 2008 M.S. Ray Dezzani Working in South Carolina Resource Selection Function Modeling of Grizzly Bears Habitat in the Selkirk and Cabinet-Yaak Ecosystems
Meghan Kathaleen Lonneker 2008 M.S. Karen Humes Idaho Dept of Lands, Geospatial Analyst Estimation and Mapping of Canopy Fuel Parameters for Mixed Conifer Forests Using Discrete Return Lidar and Multispectral Satellite Data
Richard C. Lovel 2008 M.S. Karen Humes   Non-Thesis
Yelizaveta Skryzhevska 2007 Ph.D. Harley Johansen Asst. Prof, Miami U of Ohio Regional Inequalities in Ukraine: Causes, Consequences, and Policy Implications
Brandon Cletus Moore 2006 M.S. Von Walden Ph.D. Program, UI Statistical Downscaling of Medium-Range Weather Forecasts Within Snowmelt Dominated Basins in the Intermountain West
Devonee Harshburger 2006 M.S. Harley Johansen Walgreens, GIS Analyst Efficacy of the Medically Underserved Area (MUA) Program to Determine Health Care Access Risk in Idaho
Joli Ann Hill 2006 M.S. Karen Humes Oregon Dept of Natural Resources Mapping Alternate Host Species for the Apple Maggot in the Yakima Canyon Riparian Zone
Troy R. Blandford 2006 M.S. Karen Humes Montana Dept of Natural Resources Seasonal and Synoptic Variations in Near-Surface Air Temperature Lapse Rates in a Mountainous Basin
Jane Xinxin Zhang 2005 Ph.D. Kang-Tsung Chang Asst. Prof., Massachusetts Effects of DEM Resolutions on the WEPP Runoff and Erosion Predictions:  A Case Study of Forest Areas in Northern Idaho
Denon S. Hildreth 2005 M.S. Karen Humes Pima County, Arizona, GIS Analyst The Analysis and Classification of Remotely Sensed Data to Provide Support for Weed Management on Rangeland in North Central Idaho
Jeffrey Richard Gossard 2005 M.S. Gundars Rudzitis High Technology Firm Location and Socioeconomic Change in King County
W. Lance Roth 2005 M.S. Von Walden Polar Field Services Validation of the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder over the Antarctic Plateau
Yao Tang 2005 M.S. Karen Humes U of North Dakota, Research Analyst Identification and Classification of Forest Tree Species Composition in Mixed Coniferous Forests of Northern Idaho Using SPOT 5 Imagery
Amy Lynn Haak 2005 Ph.D. Gundars Rudzitis Trout Unlimited An Integrated GIS and Political Ecology Approach to Conservation Geography on National Forests in Idaho
Katetegeilwe Moses Rwiza 2005 Ph.D. Harley Johansen Position in Tanzania Analysis of Physical and Social Economic Factors in Maize Production Decision-Making in Tanzania
Daniel R. Joswiak 2005 Ph.D. Vladimir Aizen Postdoc at China; just returned to US Changes in Atmospheric Chemical Composition Determined from Ice Core Records in Southwestern Siberia During the 20th Century


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