Publications by faculty in the University of Iowa Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences.


Publications from 2017


Assessing the potential for raw meat to influence human colonization with Staphylococcus aureus, Margaret Carrel, Chang Zhao, Dipendra Thapaliya, Patrick Bitterman, Ashley E. Kates, Blake M. Hanson, and Tara C. Smith

Interactions and constraints in model species response to environmental heteroscedasticity, George P Malanson


Ecotone response to climatic variability depends on stress gradient interactions, George P Malanson, Lynn M Resler, and Diana F Tomback


Synchronicity of influenza activity within Phoenix, AZ during the 2015-2016 seasonal epidemic, James Tamerius

Publications from 2016


Pigs in Space: Determining the Environmental Justice Landscape of Swine Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) in Iowa, Margaret Carrel, Sean G Young, and Eric Tate


Unequal Recovery? Federal Resource Distribution after a Midwest Flood Disaster, Cristina E Muñoz and Eric Tate


Predicting Avian Influenza Co-Infection with H5N1 and H9N2 in Northern Egypt, Sean G Young, Margaret Carrel, George P. Malanson, Mohamed A Ali, and Ghazi Kayali

Publications from 2014

Changing crops in response to climate: virtual Nang Rong, Thailand in an agent based simulation, George P Malanson, Ashton M Verdery, Stephen J Walsh, Yothin Sawangdee, Benjamin W. Heumann, Philip M. McDaniel, Brian G. Frizzelle, Nathalie E. Williams, Xiaozheng Yao, Barbara Entwisle, and Ronald R. Rindfuss

Publications from 2011

Toward an understanding of provenance in complex land use dynamics, David A. Bennett, Wenwu Tang, and Shaowen Wang

A parallel agent-based model of land use opinions, Wenwu Tang, David A. Bennett, and Shaowen Wang

Publications from 2008

Linear forest patterns in subalpine environments, Matthew F. Bekker and George P. Malanson

Evolutionary Algorithms., David A. Bennett

Coupled and complex: Human-environment interaction in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, USA, David A. Bennett and David McGinnis

Village settlement, deforestation, and the expansion of agriculture in a frontier region: Nang Rong, Thailand, Barbara Entwisle, Jeffrey Edmeades, George Malanson, Chai Podhisita, Pramote Prasartkul, Ronald R. Rindfuss, and Stephen J. Walsh

An agent-based model of household dynamics and land use change, Barbara Entwisle, George P. Malanson, Ronald Rindfuss, and Srephen J. Walsh

Case studies, cross-site comparisons, and the challenge of generalization: comparing agent-based models of land-use change in frontier regions, Dawn C. Parker, Barbara Entwisle, Ronald R. Rindfuss, Leah K. Vanwey, Steven M. Manson, Emilio Moran, Li An, Peter Deadman, Tom P. Evans, Marc Linderman, S. Mohammad Mussavi Rizi, and George Malanson

Land use change: complexity and comparisons., Ronald R Rindfuss, Barbara Entwisle, Stephen J Walsh, Li An, Nathan Badenoch, Daniel G Brown, Peter Deadman, Tom P Evans, Jefferson Fox, Jacqueline Geoghegan, Myron Gutmann, Maggi Kelly, Marc Linderman, Jianguo Liu, George P Malanson, Carlos F Mena, Joseph P Messina, Emilio F Moran, Dawn C Parker, William Parton, Pramote Prasartkul, Derek T Robinson, Yothin Sawangdee, Leah K Vanwey, and Peter H Verburg

Complexity theory, spatial simulation models, and land use dynamics in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon, Stephen J. Walsh, Joseph P. Messina, Carlos Mena, and George P. Malanson

Neutral Landscapes: Bases for Exploration in Landscape Ecology, Qian Wang and George P. Malanson

Spatial Hyperdynamism in a Post-Disturbance Simulated Forest, Qian Wang and George P. Malanson

Adding ecosystem function to agent-based land use models, V. Yadav, S. J. Del Grosso, W. Parton, and George P. Malanson

Spatially explicit historical land use land cover and soil organic carbon transformations in Southern Illinois, Vineet Yadav and George P. Malanson

Publications from 2007

MoGeo: A location-based educational service, David A. Bennett, Marc P. Armstrong, and Jerry D. Mount

Influences of geomorphology and geology on alpine treeline in the American West; more important than climatic influences?, David Butler, George P. Malanson, Stephen Walsh, and Daniel Fagre

Towards Ubiquitous Cartography, Georg Gartner, David A. Bennett, and Takashi Morita

Alpine treeline of western North America; linking organism-to-landscape dynamics, George P. Malanson, David Butler, Daniel Fagre, and Stephen Walsh

Alpine treeline, climate, and environmental changes, George P. Malanson and David R. Butler

Ecological Processes and Spatial Patterns Before, During and After Simulated Deforestation, George P. Malanson, Qian Wang, and John Kupfer

Patterns of Correlation Among Landscape Metrics, Qian Wang and George P. Malanson

Interactive evolutionary approaches to multiobjective spatial decision making: A synthetic review, Ningchuan Xiao, David A. Bennett, and Marc Armstrong

Progress in soil organic matter research, Vineet Yadav and George P. Malanson

Geomorphological limits to self-organization of alpine forest-tundra ecotone vegetation, Yu Zeng, George P. Malanson, and David Butler

Publications from 2006

Modelling adaptive, spatially aware, and mobile agents: Elk migration in Yellowstone, David A. Bennett and W. Tang

Landscape Models and Explanation in Landscape Ecology—A Space for Generative Landscape Science?, Daniel G. Brown, Richard Aspinall, and David Bennett

Not seeing the ocean for the islands: the mediating influence of matrix-based processes on forest fragmentation effects, John A. Kupfer, George P. Malanson, and Scott B. Franklin

Landscape Frontiers, Geography Frontiers: Lessons to Be Learned, George P. Malanson, Yu Zeng, and Stephen Walsh

Complexity at advancing ecotones and frontiers, George P. Malanson, Yu Zeng, and Stephen J. Walsh

Mobile Geographic Education: The MoGeo System, Jerry Mount, David A. Bennett, and Marc Armstrong

The Clear Creek Environmental Hydrologic Observatory: From Vision Toward Reality, Marian Muste, Dongsu Kim, and David Bennett

Endogenous Fractal Dynamics at Alpine Treeline Ecotones, Yu Zeng and George P. Malanson

Publications from 2004

Directional positive feedback and pattern at an alpine tree line, Kathryn J. Alftine and George P. Malanson

Exploring the Geographic Consequences of Public Policies Using Evolutionary Algorithms, David A. Bennett, Ningchuan Xiao, and Marc Armstrong

Turf-banked terrace treads and risers, turf exfoliation and possible relationships with advancing treeline, David Butler, George P. Malanson, and Lynn Resler

Measuring toxic emissions from landfills using sequential screening, Charles W. Emerson and Rangaswamy Rajagopal

Simulating the Development and Migration of the Monarch Butterfly, J.J. Feddeman, J. Shields, O.R. Taylor, and David A. Bennett

The biodiversity crisis., J. A. Kupfer and George P. Malanson


Identifying the Biodiversity Research Needs Related to Forest Fragmentation, John A Kupfer, George P. Malanson, and Scott B. Franklin

Ecological response to global climatic change, George P. Malanson, D. R. Butler, and S. Walsh

Uncovering Spatial Feedbacks At Alpine Treeline Using Spatial Metrics In Evolutionary Simulations, George P. Malanson and Yu Zeng

An Assessment of Snow Avalanche Paths and Forest Dynamics Using Ikonos Satellite Data, S. J. Walsh, D. J. Weiss, D. Butler, and George P. Malanson

Publications from 2003

Feedback-Driven Response to Multidecadal Climatic Variability at an Alpine Treeline, Kathryn Alftine, George P. Malanson, and Daniel Fagre

Using Genetic Algorithms to Create Multicriteria Class Intervals for Choropleth Maps, Marc P. Armstrong, Ningchuan Xiao, and David Bennett

Lithologic, structural, and geomorphic controls on ribbon forest patterns in a glaciated mountain environment, David Butler, George P. Malanson, Matthew Bekker, and Lynn Resler

Introduction to the special issue: mountain geomorphology--integrating earth systems, David R. Butler, Stephen J. Walsh, and George P. Malanson

Dispersal across continuous and binary representations of landscapes, George P. Malanson

Agent-based modelling environment for spatial decision support, Raja R. Sengupta and David A. Bennett

Mapping, modeling, and visualization of the influences of geomorphic processes on the alpine treeline ecotone, Glacier National Park, MT, USA, Stephen J Walsh, David R Butler, George P Malanson, Kelley A Crews-Meyer, Joseph P. Messina, and Ningchuan Xiao

Publications from 2001

Coastline complexity: a parameter for functional classification of coastal environments, J. D. Bartley, R. W. Buddemeier, and David Bennett

Evaluating Nonpoint Pollution Policy Using a Tightly Coupled Spatial Decision Support System, David A. Bennett and Andrew J. Vitale

Land-Use Dynamics in a Southern Illinois (USA) Watershed, Christopher Lant, Timothy Loftus, Steven Kraft, and David A. Bennett

The Western Cordillera, George P. Malanson and David R. Butler