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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

Jennifer J. Swenson

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 2017):

    Env Hall 2102, TuTh 08:30 AM-09:45 AM
    Env Hall 1104, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM

PhDForest Ecology, Oregon State University2004

geospatial technologies
forest management and silviculture
conservation biology
land use and sprawl
tropical ecology
landscape dynamics

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Schwantes, AM; Swenson, JJ; González-Roglich, M; Johnson, DM; Domec, J-C; Jackson, RB, Measuring canopy loss and climatic thresholds from an extreme drought along a fivefold precipitation gradient across Texas., Global Change Biology (June, 2017) [doi]  [abs]
  2. Pettorelli, N; Nagendra, H; Rocchini, D; Rowcliffe, M; Williams, R; Ahumada, J; De Angelo, C; Atzberger, C; Boyd, D; Buchanan, G; Chauvenet, A; Disney, M; Duncan, C; Fatoyinbo, T; Fernandez, N; Haklay, M; He, K; Horning, N; Kelly, N; de Klerk, H; Liu, X; Merchant, N; Paruelo, J; Roy, H; Roy, S; Ryan, S; Sollmann, R; Swenson, J; Wegmann, M, Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation: three years on, Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation, vol. 3 no. 2 (June, 2017), pp. 53-56 [doi]
  3. Schaffer-Smith, D; Swenson, JJ; Barbaree, B; Reiter, ME, Three decades of Landsat-derived spring surface water dynamics in an agricultural wetland mosaic; Implications for migratory shorebirds, Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 193 (May, 2017), pp. 180-192 [doi]
  4. Austin, KG; González-Roglich, M; Schaffer-Smith, D; Schwantes, AM; Swenson, JJ, Trends in size of tropical deforestation events signal increasing dominance of industrial-scale drivers, Environmental Research Letters, vol. 12 no. 5 (May, 2017), pp. 054009-054009 [doi]
  5. González-Roglich, M; Swenson, JJ, Tree cover and carbon mapping of Argentine savannas: Scaling from field to region, Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 172 (January, 2016), pp. 139-147, ISSN 0034-4257 [doi]

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