Geographic Information Sciences

Recent Publications

* = student authors

Burke*, J.J., Pricope, N.G., and Blum, J. 2016. Thermal Imagery-Derived Surface Inundation Modeling to Assess Flood Risk in a Flood-Pulsed Savannah Watershed in Botswana and Namibia. Remote Sensing 2016, 8, 676; doi:10.3390/rs8080676

Lopez-Carr, D., Mwenda*, K., Pricope, N. G., Kyriakidis, P., Funk, C.,Husak, G., Jankowska, M., Weeks, J., and Michaelson, J. 2016. Climate-Related Child Undernutrition: an Integrated Spatial Analysis of Health Surveys, NDVI, and Precipitation Data in the Lake Victoria Basin. Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 9(6): 2830-2835.

Halls, Joanne N. and Kaitlyn Costin*, 2016. Submerged and Emergent Land Cover and Bathymetric Mapping of Estuarine Habitats Using WorldView-2 and LiDAR Imagery. Remote Sensing8(9), 718 (21 pp); doi: 10.3390/rs8090718.

Baker Jr, M. S., M. Sciance*, and J. Halls, 2016. Potential for a simple GPS-based binary logit model to predict fishing effort in a vertical hook and line reef fish fishery. Marine and Coastal Fisheries. Vol. 8, Issue 1: 118-131. DOI: 10.1080/19425120.2015.1135221

Sosnowski, A.*, E. Ghoneim, J. Burke*, E. Hines, J. Halls, 2016. Remote regions, remote data: A spatial investigation of precipitation, dynamic land covers, and conflict in the Sudd wetland of South Sudan. Applied Geography. Vol. 69: 51-64. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2016.02.007

Pricope, N.G., Gaughan, A.E., All, J.D., Binford, M.W. and Rutina, L.P. 2015. Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Vegetation Dynamics in Relation to Shifting Inundation and Fire Regimes: Disentangling Environmental Variability from Land Management Decisions in a Southern African Transboundary Watershed. Land 4, 627-655.

Pricope, N.G., All, J.D. and Miles*, L. 2015. Anthropogenic and environmental disturbance factors in the Annapurna Conservation Area of Nepal.In Human and Environmental Changes in South-East Asia. R.B. Singh and P. Prokop (editors), Springer Inc.

Ghoneim, Eman, Jehan Meshaly*, Douglas Gamble, Joanne Halls, Mostafa AbuBakr, 2015. Nile Delta exhibited a spatial reversal in the rates of shoreline retreat on the Rosetta promontory comparing pre- and post-beach protection. Geomorphology. Vol. 228:1-14.

Pricope, N.G., Binford, M., and All, J. 2014. Disentangling environmental variability from land management decisions in changing semi-arid savannas of Africa. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing (PE&RS) 80(11): 1005-1013.

All, J., Pricope, N.G., and Humagain*, K. 2014. Connecting pixels with people to examine environmental changes in the Mt. Everest region of Nepal. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing (PE&RS) 80(7): 600-604. July 2014 Cover page article.

Pricope, N.G., Caplow, S. and Gaughan, A. 2014. Community-Based Management and Conservation in Africa: Trade-offs and synergies in land-use decisions in local villages in Namibia.[Peer-reviewed Case Study]. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY.

López-Carr, D. and N. G. Pricope (co-first authors), M. M. Jankowska, J. Aukema, C. Funk, G. Husak, and J. Michaelsen. 2014. A spatial analysis of population dynamics and climate change in Africa: Potential vulnerability hot spots emerge where precipitation declines and demographic pressures coincide. Special issue entitled Understanding the Links between Population Dynamics and Climate Change, Population and Environment Journal 35: 323–339.

Pricope, N.G. and Gaughan, A.E. 2014. Terrestrial Ecosystems: conflicts and opportunities. Ch. 8 in Southern African Systems: coupling humans and environment in Southern Africa. Brown, Mark (editor).

Gaughan, A.E., Pricope, N.G., Venne, L. 2014. Biophysical drivers of ecosystem variability in southern Africa. Ch. 5 in Southern African Systems: coupling humans and environment in Southern Africa. Brown, Mark (editor).

McCarthy, Matthew J.* and Joanne N. Halls, 2014. Habitat Mapping and Change Assessment of Coastal Environments: An Examination of WorldView-2, QuickBird, and IKONOS Satellite Imageryand Airborne LiDAR for Mapping Barrier Island Habitats. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 3(1): 297-325; doi:10.3390/ijgi3010297.

Bremner, J., López-Carr, D., A. Zvoleff, N. G. Pricope. 2013. Using new methods and data to assess and address population, fertility, and environment links in the Lake Victoria Basin. (PDF)Proceedings of the 2013 International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP). Busan, Korea, August, 2013. Pp. 15.

López-Carr, D. and N. G. Pricope (co-first authors), M. M. Jankowska, C. Funk, G. Husak, and J. Michaelsen. 2013. Mapping population vulnerability to climate change in Africa. Proceedings of the International Seminar on Population Dynamics and the Human Dimensions of Climate Change. Canberra, Australia, 27-29 November 2012.

Pricope, N.G., Pardo*, L. and Lopez-Carr, D. 2013. Vulnerability to Climate Change. Oxford Bibliographies in "Geography". Ed. Barney Warf. New York: Oxford University Press, Entry Launch Date: March 2013.

Pricope, N.G. 2013. Variable-source flood pulsing in a semi-arid transboundary watershed: The Chobe River, Botswana and Namibia. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 185: 1883-1906 (featured as a key research article in Environment Progress, March 2013 issue).

Coordinating lead authors: T. Evans, C. Hunsberger; Lead authors: T. M. Aide, J. Albaladejo Montoro, S. M. Borras Jr., H. F. del Valle, T. Devisscher, J. Jabbour, S. Kant, D. Lopez-Carr, H. Masundire, N. G. Pricope (GEO Fellow) and R. Sanchez-Rodriguez; Contributing authors: M. T. Abdelhamid, B. Alfthan, F. Ayache, A. A. Berhe, C. Chinweze, J. Frelichova, L. Hislop, W. K. Pan, B.Schulte-Herbruggen, J. Smith, C. Souza Jr.,T. L. Timmins (GEO Fellow) and L. C. Zulu. 2012. Part I: Assessment of the State and Trends of the Global Environment. Chapter 3: Land.Fifth Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5). Nairobi: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Pages: 65-96.

Pricope, N.G. and Binford, M.W. 2012. A spatio-temporal analysis of fire recurrence and extent for semi-arid savanna ecosystems using moderate resolution satellite imagery. Journal of Environmental Management 100: 72-85.

Pricope, N.G. 2010. Resilience. In Encyclopedia of Geography, Ed. Barney Warf. Vol. 5, pages 2437-2441 SAGE Publications Inc. (Recipient of the "Outstanding Reference Source" award at the American Library Association ALA 2011).

Pricope, N.G. 2010. International watershed management. In Encyclopedia of Geography, Ed. Barney Warf. Vol. 3, pages 1618-1620. SAGE Publications Inc. ("Outstanding Reference Source" award ALA 2011).

Zavalaga, Carlos B.*, Joanne N. Halls, Gina P. Mori, Scott A. Taylor, and Giacomo Dell’Omo, 2010. At-Sea Movement Patterns and Diving Behavior of Peruvian Boobies Sula Variegata in Northern Peru, Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol. 404: 259-274.

Zavalaga, Carlos B.*, Joanne N. Halls, and Giacomo Dell’Omo, 2010. Marine Habitat Use of Peruvian Boobies: A Geographic and Oceanographic Comparison Between Inshore and Offshore Islands, ICES Journal of Marine Science. Vol. 67 no. 5: 940-951.

Pricope, N.G. 2009. Assessment of Spatial Patterns of Sediment Transport and Delivery for Soil and Water Conservation Programs. Journal of Spatial Hydrology  9(1) Spring 2009, 21-46.

Halls, Joanne N., 2009. Measuring Habitat Changes in Barrier Island Marshes: An Example from Southeastern North Carolina, USA. In Remote Sensing and Geospatial Technologies for Coastal Ecosystem Assessment and Management by Xiaojun Yang (editor).  Springer-Verlag series: Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, pp. 391-413.

All, J. and Pricope, N. G. 2008. How can sustainable land management contribute to mitigating climate change? Natural Resources Forum 32: 251-255.

Halls, Joanne N., Courtney L. Hanby*, and Laela S. Sayigh, 2006. Where are the Dolphins? A Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Dolphins in Southeastern North Carolina. In, Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences, vol. 29: 96-105.

Halls, Joanne N. and Lindsey M. Kraatz*, 2006. A Spatio-Temporal Assessment of Back-Barrier Salt Marsh Change: A Comparison of Multidate Aerial Photography and Spatial Landscape Indices. In, International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), Technical Commission 7, Mid-Term Symposium 2006: From Pixels to Processes, 8-11 May, 2006, Enschede, The Netherlands.

Halls, Joanne N. and Lindsey M. Kraatz*, 2006. Estimating Error and Uncertainty in Change Detection Analyses of Historical Aerial Photographs. In, Spatial Accuracy 2006, The 7th International Symposium on Spatial Accuracy Assessment in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, 5-7 July, 2006, Lisbon, Portugal.

Ensign, Scott H.*, Joanne N. Halls, and Michael A. Mallin, 2004. Application of digital bathymetry data in an analysis of flushing times of two large estuaries. Computers and Geosciences, Volume 30, Issue 5, June 2004, Pages 501-511.

Halls, Joanne N., 2004. The Oculina Banks Experimental Research Reserve: A Habitat Assessment Using Multi-Media and Internet GIS. In, WorldMinds: Geographical Perspectives on 100 Problems, AAG Centennial commemorative volume. D. G. Janelle, B. Warf, and K. Hansen (eds.), pp. 331-336.

Halls, Joanne N., 2003. River Run: An Interactive GIS and Dynamic Graphing Website for Decision Support and Exploratory Data Analysis of Water Quality Parameters of the Lower Cape Fear River, North Carolina. Environmental Modelling and Software, vol. 18, no. 6: 513-520.

Minton, Jason S.*, Joanne N. Halls, and Hiroyoshi Higuchi, 2003. Integration of Satellite Telemetry Data and Land-Cover Imagery: A Study of Migratory Cranes in Northeast Asia. Transactions in GIS, vol. 7, no. 4: 505-528.

Halls, Joanne N., 2002. A Spatial Sensitivity Analysis of Land Use Characteristics and Phosphorus Levels in Small Tidal Creek Estuaries of North Carolina, USA. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 36, pp. 340-351.

Halls, Joanne N., 2001. A Decision Support System of Animated Graphs, GIS, and Temporal Ecological Data to Quantify and Disseminate Water Quality Information, In, Environmental Software Systems, volume 4: Environmental Information and Indicators, pp. 195-206. Edited by David A. Swayne, Ralf Denzer, and Gerald Schmik, International Federation for Information Processing, pp. 195-206.

Jensen, John R., Joanne N. Halls, and Jacqueline Michel, 1998. A Systems Approach to Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Mapping for Oil Spill Contingency Planning and Response, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, vol. 64, no. 10: 1003-1014.