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


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 2009

Linear Vegetation Patterns in Subalpine Forests., Matthew Bekker and George P. Malanson

Modeling feedback effects on linear patterns of subalpine forest advancement, M. F. Bekker and George P. Malanson

Capturing complexity in geospatial land-use systems: A provenance-aware approach, David A. Bennett and W. Tang

Parallel Agent-based Modelling of Land-Use Opinion Dynamics Using Graphics Processing Units, David A. Bennett and W. Tang

Geomorphic patterns and processes at alpine tree line, David Butler, George P. Malanson, Lynn Resler, and Stephen Walsh

Precipitation and Temperature Estimation Error at Alpine Treeline Ecotones Using the Mountain Climate Simulator Model (MT-CLIM), Darren Grafius and George P. Malanson

Soils and pedogenesis at alpine tree line, Ginger L. Schmid, David R. Butler, George P. Malanson, and Lynn M. Resler

Parallel implementation of a spatially-explicit agent-based model for rangeland management, W. Tang and David A. Bennett

A context-driven representation for spatiotemporally-explicit agent-based models, Wenwu Tang and David A. Bennett

Simulated village locations in Thailand: a multi-scale model including a neural network approach, Wenwu Tang, George P. Malanson, and Barbara Entwisle

Modeling impacts of erosion and deposition on soil organic carbon in the Big Creek Basin of southern Illinois, Vineet Yadav and George P. Malanson

Modeling watershed-scale sequestration of soil organic carbon for carbon credit programs, Vineet Yadav, George P. Malanson, Elias Bekele, and Christopher Lant

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

Context-driven routing as an open service, J. Mount, David A. Bennett, and Marc Armstrong

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 Rindfuss, and Leah K. Vanwey

Land use change: complexity and comparisons, Ronald R. Rindfuss, Barbara Entwisle, Stephen Walsh, and Li An

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 Armstrong, and Jerry 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

Using mobile computers to support route selection strategies for the mobility impaired, J. Mount and David A. Bennett

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

Clear Creek Environmental Hydrologic Observatory: From Vision Toward Reality, M. Muste, D. Kim, and David Bennett

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

Publications from 2005

A Manifesto on Mobile Computing in Geographic Education*, Marc P. Armstrong and David A. Bennett

An Agent-Based Simulation Of Yellowstone’s NorthernRange Elk Herd: A Cognitive Approach, David A. Bennett and W. Tang

The geomorphic influences of beaver dams and failures of beaver dams, David R. Butler and George P. Malanson

Using GIS-based ecological-economic modeling to evaluate policies affecting agricultural watersheds, Christopher L. Lant, Steven E. Kraft, Jeffrey Beaulieu, and David Bennett

Field-Based Geographic Education Using Mobile Computers, J. Mount, Marc P. Armstrong, and David Bennett

Topographic shelter and conifer establishment and mortality in an alpine environment, Glacier National Park, Montana, Lynn M. Resler, David R. Butler, and George P. Malanson


Exploring the visual correlation of choropleth maps using an evolutionary algorithm, Ningchuan Xiao and Marc P. Armstrong

Publications from 2004

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

Geostatistics and spatial analysis; characterizing form and pattern at the alpine treeline; Geographic information science and mountain geomorphology, Thomas Allen, Stephen P. Walsh, David Cairns, and Joseph Messina

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. Fedderma, J. Shields, O. Taylor, and David A. Bennett

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

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


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

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