Independent and collaborative student research is one of the cornerstones of the Spatial Analysis Lab’s approach to teaching GIS and spatial analysis. Our students and alumni have had great success presenting their research at conferences all over the US and even internationally. Below are some of our recent research projects:
American Association of Geographers Meeting, April 2019
Olivia Hubert (’19), Nicole Maldonado (’19), Evelyn Jeong (’19), Haley Neuenfeldt (’19), Merissa Shebell (’19) — Climate Change Impacts in the Americas: A Student-led Case Study Approach to Raise Awareness
Nina Mauney, GIS Technician and Research Assistant — Temporal Trends in Kenyan Smallholder Settlement Scheme Allocation (1962 – 2015) (AAG 2019).
Virginia Association for Mapping and Land Information Systems (VAMLIS) GeoCon, March 2019
Valerie Galati (’20) — Mapping Occupancy Probability of the Golden-Winged Warbler (VAMLIS 2019).
Emily Routman (’20) — Poverty and Health Outcomes in Dallas Texas (VAMLIS 2019).
Matt Franklin (’19) and Griffin Walsh (’20) — Forest Assessment of Ivy Creek Natural Area (VAMLIS 2019).
- Austen Kelso ’15, Identifying Sediment and Nutrient Hotspots in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Using ENVI and Object-Based Classification
- Samuel Kane ’16, Analysis of Lead Isotopes in Quercus alba, Liquidamber stryaciflua, and Pinus taeda as a Metric for Pollutant Contributions From Air Transportation
- Taylor Holden ’15, Diversity and Carbon Content of University of Richmond Trees
- Ethan Strickler ’12, Western Hemlock Regeneration Response to Climate Change in Old-Growth Forests of the Pacific Northwest
- Andrew Pericak ’13, Downslope Migration of Forest Understory Species in Response to Changing Precipitation
- Adeline Hadjiosif ’17, Comparing Landsat 8-derived surface temperatures and field-collected air temperatures in the City of Richmond, Virginia