Lauren Andersen


M.A. Geography, Appalachian State University, 2018.

B.S. Geographic Information Systems, Appalachian State University, 2017.

B.S. Community and Regional Planning, Appalachian State University, 2017.

Course Taught

GHY / PLN 2812: Geospatial Technology in a Changing World

Research Interests

GIScience; Geovisualization; Mountain Geography; Natural Hazards; Vulnerability and Resilience; Environmental Justice; Land Use Planning

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Sugg, M.M., Andersen, L.M., Shay, E.D., Tyson, J., and Runkle, J.D. 2021. Climate, Environment, and Public Health in Western North Carolina. Sustainable Health (Under Review)

Andersen, L.M., Harden, S.R., Sugg, M.M., Runkle, J.D., and Lundquist, T.E. 2021. Analyzing the Spatial Determinants of Local COVID-19 Transmission in the U.S. Science of the Total Environment, 754: 142396. (PDF)

Andersen, L.M., Sugg., M.M. 2019. Geographic Multi-Criteria Evaluation and Validation: A Case Study of Wildfire Vulnerability in Western North Carolina, USA Following the 2016 Wildfires. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. (PDF)

Andersen, L.M., Bonevac, A.N., Thompson, L.K., Dempsey, K.E., Shay, E.D., and Sugg, M.M. 2019. Understanding Key-Informant Experiences and Perceptions of the 2016 Drought and Wildfires in Western North Carolina. Weather, Climate, and Society, 11(1): 229-241. (PDF)

Title: GIS Lab Supervisor & Adjunct Instructor
Department: Geography and Planning

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6698

Office address
Rankin Science West 331


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