Student Research

A decade of students coauthoring research, 2010-2020

The faculty in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Tourism have a long history of publishing research articles alongside students both from the graduate and undergraduate level. We feel strongly that students, whether or not they intend to remain in academia, can gain innumerable skills from conducting research and publishing the results. We are proud to have produced with our students over 35 peer-reviewed publications in the decade of the 2010s. Take a look at these many fantastic works (ordered alphabetically; student names are bolded) :

  1. Baker, K.M., and C. E. Whatley. 2010. Vascular plant survey of privately owned wetlands, Pavilion Township, Kalamazoo County, Michigan. TheMichigan Botanist 49(3): 85-98.
  2. Baker, K.M., H. Petcovic, M. Wisniewska, and J. Libarkin. 2012. Spatial signatures of mapping expertise among field geologists. Cartography and Geographic Information Systems 39(3): 119-132. doi:10.1559/15230406393119
  3. Baker, K.M., P.Roehsner, T. Lake, D. Rivet, S. Benston, B. Bommersbach, and W. Kirk. 2014. Point-trained models in a grid environment: Transforming a potato late blight risk forecast for use with the National Digital Forecast Database. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 105: 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.compag.2014.04.002
  4. Baker, K.M., T. Lake, S.F. Benston, R. Trenary, P. Wharton, L. Duynslager, and W. Kirk. 2014. Improved weather-based late blight risk management: Comparing models with a ten year forecast archive. Journal of Agricultural Science. doi:10.1017/S0021859614000112
  5. Baker, K.M., A.C. Johnson, C.N. Callahan, and H. Petcovic. 2015. Use of cartographic images by expert and novice field geologists in planning fieldwork routes. Cartography and Geographic Information Science 43(2): 176-187. doi:10.1080/15230406.2015.1072735
  6. Campbell, N., E. Atekwana, A.J. Mathews, and A. Ismail. 2020. Geophysical applications of magnetic sensors in smartphones. The Leading Edge 39(5): 312-317.doi:10.1190/tle39050312.1.
  7. Ellis, E.A. and A.J. Mathews. 2019. Object-based delineation of urban tree canopy: assessing change in Oklahoma City, 2006-2013. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 73: 85-94.doi:10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2018.08.006.
  8. Emerson, C.W., B. Bommersbach, B. Nachman, and R. Anemone. 2015. An object-oriented approach to extracting productive fossil localities from remotely sensed imagery. Remote Sensing 7(12): 16555-16570. doi:10.3390/rs71215848
  9. Emerson, C.W., S. Chinniah, N.S.-N. Lam, and D.A. Quattrochi. 2007. Spatial and grayscale metadata for similarity searches of image databases. GIScience and Remote Sensing 44(2): 182-201. doi:10.2747/1548-1603.44.2.182
  10. Farley, B., L.M. DeChano-Cook, and L.F. Hallett. 2017. Environmental Impact of Power Five Conference Realignment. Geographical Bulletin 58(2): 93-106. 
  11. Filbin, R.J., L. Zhu, L.M. DeChano-Cook, and L. Meng. 2019. Implications of Dam Removal: Modeling Streamflow in Lansing, Michigan Using the Soil and Water Assessment Tool. International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research 6(1).
  12. Fojtik, E., and L.M. DeChano-Cook. 2015. Downy Woodpecker Habitat Suitability Study in Gourdneck State Game Area, Michigan. Geographical Bulletin 57(1): 15-24. 
  13. Frazier, A.E., A.J. Mathews, B. Hemingway, C. Crick, E. Martin, and S.W. Smith. 2017. Integrating small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) into meteorology and atmospheric science: challenges and opportunities for GIScience. GI_Forum 2017(2): 189-199. doi:10.1553/giscience2017_02_s189.
  14. Gill, S.A., E.E. Grabarczyk, K.M. Baker, K. Naghshineh, and M.J. Vonhof. 2017. Decomposing an urban soundscape to reveal patterns and drivers of variation in anthropogenic noise. Science of the Total Environment 599-560: 1191-1201. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.04.229
  15. Haffner, M., A.J. Mathews, E. Fekete, and G.A. Finchum. 2018. Location-based social media behavior and perception: views of university students. Geographical Review 108(2): 203-224. doi:10.1111/gere.12250
  16. Hambrick, D.Z., J. Libarkin, H.L. Petcovic, K.M. Baker, J. Elkins, C.N. Callahan, S.P. Turner, T.A. Rench, and N.D. LaDue. 2011. A test of the circumvention-of-limits hypothesis in scientific problem solving: The case of geological bedrock mapping. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 141(3): 397-403. doi:10.1037/a0025927 
  17. Kanclerz, L. and L.M. DeChano-Cook. 2013. Understanding Wildfire Vulnerability of Residents in Teton County, Wyoming. Disaster Prevention and Management 22(2): 104-118. doi:10.1108/09653561311325262
  18. Lind, A.F., A.E. Frazier, A.J. Mathews, and C.E. Cordova. 2020. Impacts of abrupt terrain changes and grass cover on vertical accuracy of UAS-SfM derived digital surface models. Papers in Applied Geography 6(4): 336-351. doi:10.1080/23754931.2020.1782254
  19. MacQuillan, E.L., A.B. Curtis, K.M. Baker, R. Paul, and Y.O. Back. 2016. Using GIS mapping to target public health interventions: Examining birth outcomes across GIS techniques. Journal of Community Health 41: 1-6. doi:10.1007/s10900-016-0298-z 
  20. MacQuillan, E., A. Curtis, K.M. Baker, and R. Paul. 2018. Geospatial Analysis of Birth Records to Target Programming for Mothers With Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Michigan, 2013. Public Health Reports 134(1): 27-35. doi:10.1177/0033354918815183
  21. Mathews, A.J. and J.P. Brasher. 2016. The use of place and geography to market wine in Oklahoma. Journal of Wine Research 27(4): 300-321. doi:10.1080/09571264.2016.1211512 
  22. Mathews, A.J. and E.A. Ellis. 2016. An evaluation of tornado siren coverage in Stillwater, Oklahoma: Optimal GIS methods for a spatially explicit interpretation. Applied Geography 68: 28-36. doi:10.1016/j.apgeog.2016.01.007
  23. Mathews, A.J., M. Haffner, and E.A. Ellis. 2017. GIS-based modeling of tornado siren sound propagation: refining spatial extent and coverage estimations. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 23: 36-44. doi:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.04.004
  24. Mathews, A.J. and K.C. Flynn. 2018. Supporting experiential learning with no-cost digital tools: a comprehensive GPS lesson. The Geography Teacher 15(3): 117-128. doi:10.1080/19338341.2018.1436461
  25. Nurjannah, N. and K.M. Baker. 2020. Using GIS and death records to inform statewide school-based diabetes prevention interventions in Michigan. Journal of Public Health Research 9(4). doi:10.4081/jphr.2020.1887
  26. Owusu, C., G.S. Silverman, D.S. Vinson, R. Paul, K.M. Baker, and E.M. Delmelle. 2020. Predicting coliform presence in private wells as a function of well characteristics, parcel size and leachfield soil rating. Science of the Total Environment doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143701
  27. Owusu, C., M. Desjardins, K.M. Baker, and E.M. Delmelle. 2019. Residential Mobility Impacts Relative Risk Estimates of Space-time Clusters of Chlamydia in Kalamazoo County, Michigan. Geospatial Health 14(2). doi:10.4081/gh.2019.812 
  28. Owusu, C., K.M. Baker, Y. Back, R. Paul, and A. Curtis. 2018. Modelling individual vulnerability to sexually transmitted infections to optimize intervention strategies: Results from a retrospective data analysis in Kalamazoo County, Michigan. Sexually Transmitted Infections 94: 353-358. doi:10.1136/sextrans-2017-053350
  29. Paul, R., C.Y. Lim, A.B. Curtis, T. Maiti, K.M. Baker, L.B. Mantilla, and E.L. MacQuillan. 2018. Assessing the association of diabetes self-management education centers with age-adjusted diabetes rates across U.S.: A spatial cluster analysis approach. Journal of Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Epidemiology 24: 53–62. doi:10.1016/j.sste.2017.11.002 
  30. Reicherts, J.D. and C.W. Emerson. 2009. Monitoring bathing beach water quality using composite sampling. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 168: 33-43. doi:10.1007/s10661-009-1089-0
  31. Roehsner, P., and K.M. Baker. 2016. Sustainable system design for gridded, spatio-temporal, agroecosystem forecasting models. Journal of Agricultural Informatics 7(2):1-10. doi:10.17700/jai.2016.7.2.269
  32. Roodbar, S. and G. Veeck. 2021. Spatial and temporal changes in Halal food sales and consumption. A case study of the city of Dearborn, Michigan. Journal of Cultural Geography. doi:10.1080/08873631.2021.1890945
  33. Smith, J.D., S.A. Gill, K.M. Baker, and M.J. Vonhof. 2018. Prevalence and diversity of avian Haemosporida infecting songbirds in southwest Michigan. Parasitology Research 117(2), 471-489. doi:10.1007/s00436-017-5724-3
  34. Veeck, G. and S.H.A. Diop. 2012. Chinese Engagement with Africa: The case of Madagascar. Eurasian Geography and Economics 53(3): 400-418. doi:10.2747/1539-7216.53.3.400
  35. Veeck, G., C. Emerson and E.S. Breidinger. 2020. Agricultural Permanence in large Asian cities: a case study of Nanjing, China. Asian Geographer. doi:10.1080/10225706.2020.1732432.
  36. Wu, I.-C., A.J. Mathews, H.-L. Liu, and N. Rose. 2020. A Historical Geospatial Analysis of Severe Weather Events in Oklahoma State Parks: A Park Management Perspective. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. doi:10.18666/JPRA-2020-10549
  37. Zhao, Y., G. Ovando, A.E. Frazier, A.J. Mathews, K.C. Flynn, and E.A. Ellis. 2017. Estimating home and work population using lidar-derived building volumes. International Journal of Remote Sensing 38(4): 1180-1196. doi:10.1080/01431161.2017.1280634