Recent Grad Student Theses

2015

Balcomb, James Nathaniel: Structure-from-Motion based Vegetation Modeling and Shade Estimation

Cooper, Courtney: Human Systems in Watershed Modeling: A Literature Review of Integrated Watershed Models in the United States

Davis, Monica Jean: Flood Modeling and the Influence of Digital Terrain Models: A Case Study of the Swannanoa River in North Carolina

2014

Hutchins, Maya Gabrielle: The Finer Things in Life: Comparing High Resolution Fossil Fuel Carbon Dioxide Emissions Inventories      

Swinson, Bobbie Jo: To Restore or Not to Resore? Assessing Pre- Project Conditions of a Habitat Restoration Project on the New River, North Carolina   

2013

Brown, Reese Michael: Oak Regeneratin Patterns and Stand Dynamics in Burned and Unburned Forest Stands in Shawnee State Forest, Ohio, USA      

Carlyle, Cameron: The Influence of Impervious Surface Location on Water Quality in the Headwaters of the Southern Appalachain Mountains         

French, Jeffery: GIS Analysis of Impacts of TVA Dams on Upstream Residentail Property Values in Eastern Tennessee         

Hale, Robin L.: The Role of Perception on Water Allocation and Conservation Management in Western North Carolina 

Martin, Martin Timothy: Snowfall Event Characteristics From A High-Elevation Site in the Sothern Appalcahian Mountain   

Sugg, Johnathan W.: Satellite Perspectives on the Spatial Extent of New Snowfall in the Southern Appalachian Mountains 

2012

Anthony, Matthew Steven: Energy Policy and Social Network Analysis of the Clean Energy Economy in Western North Carolina: A Geographic Perspective on Sustainable Economic Development 

Bartlett, May: The Levee Boards of the Yazoo Mississippi Delta: A Fight to Control the River and Region  

Elliott, Jacob: A Trek Through Time: Geographic Factors Impacting Development of Afrikaner Politics             

Finkle, Kaitland Kali: Economic and Community Development Results of Ecotoursim in Costa Rica               

Welker, Jonathan A.: Backward Air Trajectories Associated with Snowfall Events in the Southern Appalachian Mountains: 2006 to 2011

2011

Coffey, Chris: Effects of Impervious Surfces and Forests on Water Quality in a Southern Appalachian Headwater Catchment: A Geospatial Modeling Approach 

Gray, Carla: Factors Influencing Restoration Successs of Abandoned Agricultural Fields on the Lower San Pedro River Terraces, Southeastern Arizona 

Hagevik, Cheryl: Mapping Bolivia's Socio-Political Climate: Evaluation of Miltivariate Design Strategies

Kelly, Ginger Marie: Aerosol-Precipitation Interactions in the Souther Appalachian Mountains 

Roberts, Amanda: On the Road to Healthy Communities: Cyclists' Perceptions of the Environment 

2010

Bowman, Lucas: Clifford Joel Sweeney's Role in the Northern Migration of the Traditional Southern Black Banjo: An HGIS Approach 

Kaase, Christopher Todd: The Effects of Stream Restoration on Woody Riparian Vegetation in the Northwestern North Carolina Mountain Region: A Comparative Study of Restored, Degraded, and Reference Sites

Renwick, Kelly Ann: Indigenous Conservations: An Alternative to the Displacement of Forest Swelling Indigenous and Tribal Populations?" 
 
Saunders, Brandon Scott: Assessing Impacts of Rural Gentrification on an Appalachian Community in Watauga County, NC 

Smith, Stephanie: Contribution of Rural Land Use to Biodiverrsity; a Multi-Scale Study of Organic Farms and Subdivisions in the Southern Appalachians.

Turner, Jacob Richmond: A Geographic Ontology and GIS Model For Carolina Bays 

White, Philip Bradley: Decadel-Scale Trends in Forest Succesion and Climatic Sensativity in a Red Spruce-Fraser Fir Forest at Roan Mountain, Pisgah and Cherokee National Forests 

Ziegler, Sandra Kathleen: The Development of Bridging and Bonding Social Capital Among Sudanese Refugees in Guilford County, North Carolina 

   


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