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Jennifer J. Swenson, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Geospatial Analysis and Director of Professional Studies and Assistant Professor of the Practice of Geospatial Analysis

I am interested in modeling spatial patterns of species and ecosystems, species diversity, and their relationship with functional ecological factors. During my career I've worked with geospatial and remote sensing technologies at the National Park Service, the National Forest Service, and with international non-governmental organizations in South America. I've been involved in a range of projects including vegetation mapping, land use planning, spatial modeling of landscape change and forest productivity, and biodiversity studies.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  A319 LSRC
Office Phone:  (919) 668-0606
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Fall 2015):

    LSRC A211, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
    Env Hall 1104, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM

PhDForest Ecology, Oregon State University2004
MAGeography, San Diego State University1995
BAGeography & International Relations, U.C. Santa Barbara1990

geospatial technologies
forest management and silviculture
conservation biology
land use and sprawl
tropical ecology
landscape dynamics
Research Interests: spatial mapping and modeling of ecological phenomena and landscape ecology.

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Riegel, B, Bernhard, E., Swenson, J.J., Estimating above-ground carbon biomass in a newly restored coastal plain wetland using remote sensing, PLoSOne (May, 2013)  [abs]
  2. Swenson, J.J., B.E. Young, et al., Plant and animal endemism in the eastern Andean slope: Challenges to conservation, BMC Ecology (2012)  [abs]
  3. Smart, L., Swenson, J.J., Christensen, N., Sexton, J.O., Vertical and spatial patterns of canopy structure in SE Pines: LiDAR applications for wildlife habitat., For Ecol Manage, vol. 281 (2012), pp. 100–110 [S0378112712003490]  [abs]
  4. Domec, J.C., G Sun, A. Noormets, M. Gavazzi, E.Treasure, E. Cohen, J.J. Swenson, S. McNulty, J. King, Water flux components and their responses to drought in two intensively managed coastal plain loblolly pine forests: method comparisons, Forest Science, vol. 58 (2012), pp. 497-512
  5. Swenson, JJ, Carter, C., Domec, JC, Delgado, C., Gold Mining in the Peruvian Amazon: Global Prices, Deforestation, and Mercury Imports, PLoS One (2011) [info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0018875]  [abs]

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