The People of Land use land Cover Change


Jeff Albert:
AAAS Fellow and Visiting Scholar, Watson Institute

Bethany Bradley:
Bethany is a graduate student working with Jack Mustard on Land Use/Land Cover Change in the Great Basin, US. She has been involved with remote sensing since completing a senior thesis on a martian geologic formation at Pomona College (’00). After college she worked at Goddard Space Flight Center on continued Mars research. At Brown, she was happy to return to environmental remote sensing, studying how land cover is affected by human action and understanding how change occurs over time. Her primary focus has been on the presence and spread of the invasive species cheatgrass through the Great Basin desert.
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Office phone: 401 863 9845

Lynn Carlson:
Lynn Carlson came to Brown in October of 1998 to manage the new Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System lab in MacMillan Hall. Prior to taking this position, she served the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management for ten years, first as staff in the Nonpoint Source Pollution Management Program, and for the last six years, as the Department's GIS Coordinator. Lynn has served on the Executive Board of the Northeast Arc User's Group, and also as the Chairman of the Rhode Island Geographic Information System Executive Committee. Her goals here at Brown are to integrate the use of GIS technology throughout the campus, and provide students, faculty, and staff with assistance in utilizing the technology in their courses and research. Lynn holds an undergraduate degree in Biology from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon; her graduate degree is in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island.
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Office phone: 401 863 9917

Jeremy Fisher:
Jeremy is a doctoral student in the Geological Sciences department at Brown University involved in remote sensing research at the local scale (thermal changes in Narragansett Bay) and the international level (land use practices in Burkina Faso). He received joint degrees in Geology and Geography from the University of Maryland in College Park, and a Masters degree in Geology at Brown University. Jeremy is a Luce Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies.
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Office phone: 401 863 9845

Steven Hamburg:
Steven Hamburg is an ecosystem ecologist interested in the effects of disturbances on forest structure and function. He specializes in the role of anthropogenic disturbances, particularly land-use and air pollution/climate change, on the northern hardwood forests of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. In addition he has ongoing projects on subtropical forests of Taiwan and in coastal New England. He has been involved in effects to define the effects of land-use change, in particular reforestation, on carbon sequestration. This work involves both quantifying carbon stock changes and their policy implications.
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Office phone: 401 863 1261

Jennifer Henman:
Jenny Henman is a British graduate student in the Master's Program at the Center for Environmental Studies at Brown University. Her
undergraduate background is in Geography at Durham University,UK. Jenny and Steve Hamburg have worked on this project in collaboration with Luis Campos Baca from Peru, Watson Scholar of the Environment 2003 and director of Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon (IIAP). Additionally Jenny has worked under the guidance of Gisela Ulloa Vargas from Bolivia, Watson Scholar of the Environment 2004.
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Office phone: 401 863 3445

Jack Mustard:
Jack Mustard researches the processes of environmental through the study of surface properties and surface processes using remotely sensed data. His focus is on understanding the natural and socio-economic forces driving land use and land cover change and the impacts of these changes on ecosystem goods and services. He is also engaged in the exploration of Mars, but that is another story.
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Office phone: 401 863 2417

Daniel Orenstein:
Daniel Orenstein is a Ph.D. candidate at Brown University's Center for Environmental Studies. He completed his B.Sc. in Environmental Biology and Management at the University of California, Davis (1992), and his M.Sc. in Ecology at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel (1997). His research interests include population and environment interactions, land use/land cover change science, and environmental issues in Israel. He is also a researcher with the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, Israel, and a co-coordinator of the Middle East Environmental Futures Project at Brown's Watson Institute for International Studies.
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Laura C. Schneider:
Laura Schneider is a Post Doctoral Research Associate for the Environmental Change Initiative. She received her PhD degree in Geography from Clark University. Her specific interests are in land use-cover change monitoring and modeling, biophysical remote sensing, GIS and ecological dynamics of plant invasives.
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Office phone: 401 863 9142

Ninian Stein
Ninian Stein is a fifth year graduate student in anthropology/archaeology, Ninian focuses on issues of environment and landscape in New England. Her dissertation is on subsistence and landscape in Late Woodland and Early Contact Period Southern New England, circa 1000-1500 AD. She has ongoing research projects at Yale-Myers Forest in Northeastern CT, and in coastal Rhode Island. Ninian holds masters degrees from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in environmental science and Harvard in archaeology. Her Brown University joint-department undergraduate honors thesis, on the industrial archaeology and environmental history of a textile mill in Pawtucket RI, was influential in the building being saved from destruction and transformed into an artists community called Riverfront Lofts.
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Matthew Vadeboncoeur:
Matthew Vadeboncoeur is a Research Assistant in the Hamburg Lab, working on the land use history project in Grafton County, NH. He graduated with an Sc.B. from the Center for Environmental Studies at Brown University in May 2003, and his thesis involved using aerial photography to map land use changes on Block Island, RI over the past 70 years.
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Office phone: 401 863 3449

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Last updated 11/29/04

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