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Applications: Environment, Human Well-being, Land Use Methodologies: Agent-based Modeling, Remote Sensing, Spatial Analysis Relevant Projects: NSF, NASA Connections:

Mapping Sciences Committee, NRC

Daniel Brown

Professor, Natural Resources and Environment, Survey Research Center for Social Research


Research interests focus on land use change and its effects on ecosystems and on human vulnerability. This work connects simulation (e.g., agent-based modeling) of land-use-change processes with GIS and remote sensing based data on historical patterns of landscape change and social surveys. We are also working to understand the ways in which land-use decisions are made and to evaluate consequences of change.