Daniel G. Brown

Professor, School for Environment and Sustainability

Director, Environmental Spatial Analysis Laboratory

Research Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research


440 Church St., 3505 Dana Building

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI U.S.A. 48109-1041

ph: (734) 763-5803; fax: (734) 936-2195

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Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

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NRE 531 - Principles of GIS (Winter 2015)

NRE 501 - Land Use and Global Change

NRE 534 - GIS and Landscape Modeling (Fall 2014)

NRE 639.039 - Seminar: Ambient and Volunteered Environmental and Geographic Information (Winter 2014)

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Research Interests

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Research focuses on linking landscape patterns with ecological and social processes. Particular focus is on land-use and land-cover dynamics and makes use of multiple methods, including GIS, remote sensing, social surveys and statistics, and computer simulation. Specific projects focus on the interacting social and ecological aspects of land use and cover change in rural and peri-urban environments, land use and climate vulnerability and adaptation in China and Mongolia, effects of land tenure change in Africa, and spatial and social effects on health.

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Professional Affiliations

American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)

International Assoc. for Landscape Ecology    (Editorial Board, Landscape Ecology, 1999-2005 )

University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) (Board Member, 2007-2008)

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (elected Fellow, 2010)

Association of American Geographers (AAG)

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