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.

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


PhDForest Ecology, Oregon State University2004

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

  1. Panlasigui, S; Rico-Straffon, J; Pfaff, A; Swenson, J; Loucks, C, Impacts of certification, uncertified concessions, and protected areas on forest loss in Cameroon, 2000 to 2013, Biological Conservation, vol. 227 (November, 2018), pp. 160-166, Elsevier BV [doi]  [abs]
  2. Schwantes, AM; Parolari, AJ; Swenson, JJ; Johnson, DM; Domec, J-C; Jackson, RB; Pelak, N; Porporato, A, Accounting for landscape heterogeneity improves spatial predictions of tree vulnerability to drought., The New Phytologist, vol. 220 no. 1 (October, 2018), pp. 132-146 [doi]  [abs]
  3. Schaffer-Smith, D; Swenson, JJ; Reiter, ME; Isola, JE, Quantifying shorebird habitat in managed wetlands by modeling shallow water depth dynamics., Ecological Applications : a Publication of the Ecological Society of America, vol. 28 no. 6 (September, 2018), pp. 1534-1545 [doi]  [abs]
  4. Gray, P; Ridge, J; Poulin, S; Seymour, A; Schwantes, A; Swenson, J; Johnston, D, Integrating Drone Imagery into High Resolution Satellite Remote Sensing Assessments of Estuarine Environments, Remote Sensing, vol. 10 no. 8 (August, 2018), pp. 1257-1257, MDPI AG [doi]  [abs]
  5. Seyednasrollah, B; James S. Clark, ; Jean-Christophe Domec, ; Jennifer J. Swenson,, Leaf phenology paradox: Why warming matters most where it is already warm, Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 209 (May, 2018), pp. 446-455, Elsevier BV [doi]  [abs]