Recent Department Publications

Recent Department Publications

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Andersen, L.M., A.N. Bonevac, L.K. Thompson, K.E. Dempsey, E.D. Shay, M.M. Sugg. 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. DOI: 10.1175/WCAS-D-18-0061.1.

Andersen, L.M., and M.M. Sugg. 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. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101123.

Guy, H., A. Seimon, L.B. Perry, B.L. Konecky, M. Rado, M. Andrade, M. Potocki, P.A. Mayewski. 2019. Subseasonal variations of stable isotopes in tropical Andean precipitation. Journal of Hydrometeorology. DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-18-0163.1.

Martin, D.J., C.P. Ely, B.C. Wemple. 2019. Bank erosion in an Andean páramo river system: Implications for hydro-development and carbon dynamics in the neotropical Andes. Journal of Mountain Science, 16(2):243-255. DOI: 10.1007/s11629-018-5110-3.

Osborne, Z.M., S.L. van de Gevel, M.A. Eck, M.M. Sugg. 2019. An assessment of geospatial technology integration in K-12 education. Journal of Geography. DOI: 10.1080/00221341.2019.1640271.

Runkle, J.R., M.M. Sugg, D. Boase, S. Galvin, C. Coulson. 2019. Use of wearable sensors for pregnancy health and environmental monitoring: Descriptive findings from the perspective of patients and providers. Digital Health, 2055207619828220. DOI: 10.1177/2055207619828220.

Soulé, P.T.J.T. Maxwell, P.A. Knapp. 2019. Climate-growth responses from Pinus Ponderosa trees using multiple measures of annual radial growth. Tree-Ring Research, 75(1):25-33. DOI: 10.3959/1536-1098-75.1.25.

Soulé, P.T., P.A. Knapp. 2019. A 400-year reconstruction of wintertime Arctic sea-ice extent using a high-elevation, mid-latitude tree-ring record. International Journal of Biometeorology. DOI: 10.1007/s00484-019-01739-5 IJBM-D-18-00345R1.

Sugg, M.M., P.G. Dixon, J.D. Runkle. 2019. Crisis support-seeking behavior and temperature in the United States: Is there an association in young adults and adolescents? Science of the Total Environment, 669:400-411. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.02.434.

Sugg, M.M., S. Stevens, J.D. Runkle. 2019. Estimating personal ambient temperature in moderately cold environments for occupationally exposed populations. Environmental Research, 173:497-507. DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2019.03.066.

Thompson, L.K., K. Michael, J.R. Runkle, M.M. Sugg. 2019. Crisis Text Line use following the release of Netflix series 13 Reasons Why season 1: Time series analysis of help-seeking behavior in youth. Preventative Medicine Reports, 100825. DOI: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.100825.

Wilson, M.J., M.M. Sugg, S.J. Lane. 2019. Identifying multivariate vulnerability of nursing home facilities throughout the southeastern United States. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101106.

Xu, M., Liu, H., Beck, R., Lekki, J., Yang, B., Shu, S., Kang, E.L., Anderson, R., Johansen, R., Emery, E., Reif, M., Benko, T. 2019. A spectral space partition guided ensemble method for retrieving chlorophyll-a concentration in inland waters from Sentinel-2A satellite imagery. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 45(3):454-465. DOI: 10.1016/j.jglr.2018.09.002.

Xu, M., Liu, H., Beck, R., Lekki, J., Yang, B., Shu, S., Liu, Y., Benko, T., Anderson, R., Tokars, R., Johansen, R., Emery, E., Reif, M. 2019. Regionally and locally adaptive models for retrieving chlorophyll-a concentration in inland waters From remotely sensed multispectral and hyperspectral imagery. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 57(7):1-17. DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2019.2892899.


Dempsey, K.E. 2018. Negotiated positionalities and ethical considerations of fieldwork on migration: Interviewing the interviewer. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies, 17(1):88-108. No DOI.

Dempsey, K.E., and S. McDowell. 2018. Disaster depictions and geopolitical representations in Europe’s migration “crisis." Geoforum, 98:153-160. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2018.11.008.

Eck, M.A., L.B. Perry, P.T. Soulé, J.W. Sugg, D.K. Miller. 2018. Winter climate variability and change in the southern Appalachian Mountains: 1910-2017. International Journal of Climatology, 39(1):206-217. DOI: 10.1002/joc.5795.

Ely, C.P., and D.J. Martin. 2018. Investigating the geomorphic characteristics of an Amazonian headwater stream draining a páramo ecosystem. Physical Geography, 40(2):164-185. DOI: 10.1080/02723646.2018.1513289.

Endries, J.L., L.B. Perry, S.E. Yuter, A. Seimon, M. Andrade-Flores, G. Mamani, F. Velarde, R. Winkelmann, M. Rado, N. Montoya, S. Arias. 2018. Radar-observed characteristics of precipitation in the tropical high Andes of southern Peru and Bolivia. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 57(1):1441-1458. DOI: 10.1175/JAMC-D-17-0248.1.

Martin, D.J., C.P. Harden, L. Tran, R.T. Pavlowsky. 2018. Investigating patterns of in-channel wood deposition locations in a low-gradient, variably-confined alluvial river system. Progress in Physical Geography, 42(2):139-161. DOI: 10.1177/0309133318759613.

Montpellier, E.E., P.T. Soulé, P.A. Knapp, J.S. Shelly. 2018. Divergent growth rates of alpine larch trees (Larix lyallii Parl.) in response to microenvironmental variability. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 50(1):e1415626-1. DOI: 10.1080/15230430.2017.1415626.

Shay, E., A. Khattak, B. Wali. 2018. Walkability in the connected and automated vehicle era: A U.S. perspective on research needs. Transportation Research Record, 2672(35):118-128. DOI: 10.1177/0361198118787630.

Shu, S., Liu, H., Frappart, F., Huang, Y., Wang, S., Hinkel, K.M., Beck, R.A., Yu, B., Jones, B.M., Arp, C.D., Wang, L., Ye, Z. 2018. Estimation of snow accumulation over frozen Arctic lakes using repeat ICESat laser altimetry observations – A case study in northern Alaska. Remote Sensing of Environment, 216:529-543. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2018.07.018.

Sugg, M.M. 2018. Heat-health vulnerability in North Carolina. North Carolina Medical Journal, 79:320-321. DOI: 10.18043/ncm.79.5.320.

Sugg, M.M., Fuhrmann, C.M., J.D. Runkle. 2018. Temporal and spatial variation in personal ambient temperatures for outdoor populations in the southeastern USA. International Journal of Biometeorology, 62(8):1-14. DOI: 10.1007/s00484-018-1553-z.

Thompson, L.K., M.M. Sugg, J.D. Runkle. 2018. Adolescents in crisis: A geographic exploration of help-seeking behavior using data from Crisis Text Line. Social & Scientific Medicine, 215(1):69-79. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.08.025.

Thompson, L.K., M.M. Sugg, J.D. Runkle. 2018. Report-back for geo-referenced environmental data: A case study on personal monitoring of temperature in outdoor workers. Geospatial Health, 13(1):629. DOI: 10.4081/gh.2018.629.


Dempsey, K.E., M. Qureshi, S. Ondoma, R. Dempsey. 2017. Effect of geopolitical forces on neurosurgical training in Sub-Saharan Africa. World Neurosurgery, 101:196-202. DOI:10.1016/j.wneu.2017.01.104.

Hutchins, M.G., J.D. Colby, G. Marland, E. Marland. 2017. A comparison of five high-resolution spatially-explicit, fossil-fuel, carbon dioxide emission inventories for the United States. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 22:947-972. DOI: 10.1007/s11027-016-9709-9.

Knapp, P.A., and P.T. Soulé. 2017. Spatio-temporal linkages between declining Arctic sea-ice extent and increasing wildfire activity in the western United States. Forests, 8:313. DOI: 10.3390/f8090313.

Maxwell, J.T., P.A. Knapp, J.T. Ortegren, D.L. Ficklin, P.T. Soulé. 2017. Changes in the mechanisms causing rapid drought cessation in the southeastern United States. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(24): 12476-12483. DOI: 10.1002/2017GL076261.

Perry, L.B., A. Seimon, M.F. Andrade-Flores, J.L. Endries, S.E. Yuter, F. Velarde, S. Arias, M. Bonshoms, E.J. Burton, R. Winkelmann, C.M. Cooper, G. Mamani, M. Rado, N. Montoya, N. Quispe. 2017. Characteristics of precipitating storms in glacierized tropical Andean cordilleras of Peru and Bolivia. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 107(2):309-322. DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2016.1260439.

Rochner, M.L., S.L. van de Gevel, M.D. Spond, H.D. Grissino-Mayer. 2017. Using dendrochronology to investigate the historical and educational value of two log structures at Bear Paw State Natural Area, North Carolina, USA. Tree-Ring Research, 73(2):136-148. DOI: 10.3959/1536-1098-73.2.136.

Schauwecker, S., M. Rohrer, C. Huggel, J. Endries, N. Montoya, R. Neukom, L.B. Perry, N. Salzmann, M. Schwarb, W. Suarez. 2017. The freezing level in the tropical Andes, Peru: An indicator for present and future glacier extents. Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, 122(10):5172-5189. DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025943.

Sugg, J.W., and C.E. Konrad II. 2017. Relating warm season hydroclimatic variability in the Southern Appalachians to synoptic weather patterns using self-organizing maps. Climate Research, 74:145-160. DOI: 10.3354/cr01493.

Sugg, J.W., C.M. Fuhrmann, L.B. Perry, D.K. Hall, C.E. Konrad II. 2016. Sub-regional snow cover distribution across the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Physical Geography, 38(2):105-123. DOI: 10.1080/02723646.2016.1162020.

van de Gevel, S.L., E. Larson, H.D. Grissino-Mayer. 2017. Separating trends in whitebark pine radial growth related to climate and mountain pine beetle outbreaks in the Northern Rocky Mountains. Forests, 8(6):195. DOI: 10.3390/f8060195.

Ye, Z., Liu, H., Chen, Y., Shu, S., Wu, Q., Wang, S. 2017. Analysis of water level variation of lakes and reservoirs in Xinjiang, China using ICESat laser altimetry data (2003–2009). PLoS ONE, 12(9). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0183800.


Austin, D., S.L. van de Gevel, P.T. Soulé. Forest dynamics and climate sensitivity of an endangered Carolina hemlock community in the southern Appalachian Mountains, U.S.A. Botany, 94(1):301-309. DOI: 10.1139/cjb-2015-0222.

Combs, T.E., E. Shay, D. Salvesen, C. Kolosna, M. Madeley. 2016. Understanding the multiple dimensions of transportation disadvantage: The case of rural North Carolina. Case Studies on Transport Policy, 4(2):68-77. DOI: 10.1016/j.cstp.2016.02.004.

Dempsey, K.E. 2016. Competing claims & nationalist narratives: A city/state debate in a globalizing world. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 107(1):33-47. No DOI.

Dempsey, K.E., and S. Wilbrand. 2016. The role of the region in the European landscape convention. Regional Studies, 51(6):909-919. DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2016.1144923.

Evenson, K.R., E. Shay, S. Williamson, D.A. Cohen. 2016. Use of dog parks and the contribution to physical activity by their owners. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 87(2):165-173. DOI: 10.1080/02701367.2016.1143909.

Fuhrmann, C.M., M.M. Sugg, C.E. Konrad. 2016. Airborne pollen characteristics and the influence of temperature and precipitation in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA (1999-2012). Aerobiologia, 32 (4):683-696. DOI: 10.1007/s10453-016-9442-6.

Fuhrmann, C.M., M.M. Sugg, C.E. Konrad, A. Waller. 2016. Impact of Extreme Heat Events on Emergency Department Visits in North Carolina (2007 to 2011). Journal of Community Health, 41(1):146-156. DOI: 10.1007/s10900-015-0080-7.

Keighton, S., D.K. Miller, D.G. Hotz, P.D. Moore, L.B. Perry, L.G. Lee, D.T. Martin. 2016. Northwest flow aspects of Superstorm Sandy in the Central and Southern Appalachian Mountains. Weather & Forecasting, 31:173-195. DOI: 10.1175/WAF-D-15-0069.1.

Knapp, P.A., J.T. Maxwell, P.T. Soulé. Tropical cyclone rainfall variability in Coastal North Carolina derived from longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.): AD 1771–2014. Climatic Change, 135(2):311-323. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-015-1560-6.

Knapp, P.A., J.T. Maxwell, J.T. Ortegren, P.T. Soulé. 2016. Spatio-temporal changes in comfortable weather duration in the continental U.S. and implications for human wellness. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 106(1):1-18. DOI: 10.1080/00045608.2015.1095058.

Kronenberg, M., S. Schauwecker, C. Huggel, N. Salzmann, F. Drenkhan, H. Frey, C. Giráldez, W. Gurgiser, G. Kaser, I. Juen, W. Suarez, J.G. Hernández, J.F. Sanmartín, E. Ayros, L.B. Perry, M. Rohrer. 2016. The projected precipitation reduction over the Central Andes may severely affect Peruvian glaciers and hydropower production. Energy Procedia, 97:270-277. DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2016.10.072.

Martin, D.J., R.T. Pavlowsky, C.P. Harden. 2016. Reach-scale characterization of fluvial wood in a mid-gradient, confined-meander river system. Geomorphology, 262:91-100. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.03.005.

Shay, E., T. Combs, D. Findley, C. Kolosna, M. Madeley, D. Salvesen. 2016. Identifying transportation disadvantage: Mixed-methods analysis. Transport Policy, 48(C):129-138. DOI: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2016.03.002.

Sugg, J.W., C.M. Fuhrmann, L.B. Perry, D.K. Hall, C.E. Konrad. 2016. Sub-regional snow cover distribution across the southern Appalachian Mountains. Physical Geography, 38(2):105-123. DOI: 10.1080/02723646.2016.1162020.

Sugg, M.M., C.E. Konrad, C.M. Fuhrmann. 2016. Relationships between maximum temperature and heat-related illness across North Carolina, USA. International Journal of Biometeorology, 60(5):663-675. DOI: 10.1007/s00484-015-1060-4.


Burton, E.J., L.B. Perry, M. Bonshoms, A. Seimon, N. Quispe, G. Mamani. 2015. Vertical structure, melting layer heights, and antecedent upstream air trajectories associated with precipitation events during the 2014-15 wet season in the central Andes of Peru. Proceedings of the 72nd Eastern Snow Conference, 181-190. No DOI.

Cockerill, K., P.A. Groothuis, T.M. Mohr, C. Cooper. 2015. Individualized water source as an indicator of attitudes about water management and conservation in humid regions. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 59(8): 1341-1359. DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2015.1075871.

Cooper, C., and K. Cockerill. 2015. Water quantity perceptions in northwestern North Carolina: Comparing college student and public survey responses. Southeastern Geographer, 55(4):386-399. No DOI.

Gu, C., W.P. Anderson, J.D. Colby, C.L. Coffey. 2015. Air-stream temperature correlation in forested and urban headwater streams in the Southern Appalachians. Hydrological Processes, 29(6):1110-1118. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10225.

Kovach, M.M., C.E. Konrad, C.M. Fuhrmann. 2015. Area-level risk factors for heat-related illness in rural and urban locations across North Carolina, USA. Applied Geography, 60:175-183. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.03.012.

Martin, D.T., L.B. Perry, D.K. Miller, P.T. Soulé. 2015. Snowfall event characteristics from a high-elevation site in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Climate Research, 63(3):171-190. DOI: 10.3354/cr01291.

Poremba, R., L.B. Perry, A. Seimon, D.T. Martin, A. Tupayachi. 2015. Meteorological characteristics of heavy snowfall in the Cordillera Vilcanota, Peru. Proceedings of the 72nd Eastern Snow Conference, 167-180. No DOI.

Soulé, P.T., and P.A. Knapp. 2015. Analyses of intrinsic water-use efficiency indicate performance differences of ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir in response to CO2 enrichment. Journal of Biogeography, 42(1):144-155. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12408.

Swinson, B., K. Cockerill, J.D. Colby, S. Tuberty, C. Gu. 2015. To restore or not to restore: Assessing pre-project conditions of a habitat restoration project on the New River, North Carolina. Environmental Processes, 2(4):647-668. DOI: 10.1007/s40710-015-0111-5.

Wang, L., Liu, H., Wang, S., Shu, S. 2015. Antarctica 2013/2014 seasonal melt extent and duration. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS), 96(7):S149-S150.

Woodward, D., M. Branham, G. Buckingham, S. Hogue, M. Hutchins, R. Gosky, G. Marland, E. Marland. 2015. A spatial uncertainty metric for anthropogenic CO2 emissions. Greenhouse Gas Measure and Management, 4(2-4):139-160. DOI: 10.1080/20430779.2014.1000793.

Yu, B., Shu, S., Liu, H., Wu, J., Chen, Z. 2014. Object-based spatial cluster analysis of urban landscape pattern using nighttime light satellite images: A case study of China. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 28(11):2328-2355. DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2014.922186.

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