John is a geographer and research scholar in the Landscape Dynamics group who uses geospatial data, tools, and modeling to understand patterns and processes of landscape change with emphasis on urbanization, fragmentation, and per capita land consumption. John enjoys cartographic design and believes that a well crafted map can change minds and lives for the better. When not conducting research, he supports center research administration, project management, web development, field and workshop activities, and he coordinates the center’s Geospatial Forum.
- Trends in United States Human Footprint Revealed by New Spatial Metrics of Urbanization and Per Capita Land Change (2021)
- Modeling the connection between viewscapes and home locations in a rapidly exurbanizing region (2019)
- Not seeing the forest for the trees: Modeling exurban viewscapes with LiDAR (2018)
- When big data are too much: Effects of LiDAR returns and point density on estimation of forest biomass (2016)
- Citizen science helps predict risk of emerging infectious disease (2015)
- FUTURES: Multilevel simulations of emerging urban-rural landscape structure using a stochastic patch-growing algorithm (2013)