Developing and applying geospatial analytics for scientific discovery, communication of complex ideas, and decision-making––with particular attention on new methods and tools to forecast when and where things happen. Over the course of my 20+ research program, I have produced over 125 peer-reviewed journal articles, secured over $18M in funding from external grants, and mentored 18 Ph.D. students to graduation. I have extensive leadership experience in directing university research centers and currently direct the Center for Geospatial Analytics at North Carolina State University, where I led the establishment of a new doctoral program in Geospatial Analytics in 2018. As president of the U.S. International Association of Landscape Ecology (2016-18) I led a change to expand US-IALE to all of North America (IALE-North America) to broaden diversity and facilitate participation by underrepresented scientists, practitioners, and students.

Works (133)

Updated: April 9th, 2024 05:00

2023 journal article

An open-source platform for geospatial participatory modeling in the cloud

ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING & SOFTWARE, 167.

By: C. White n, A. Petrasova n, V. Petras n, L. Tateosian n, J. Vukomanovic n, H. Mitasova n, R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: GRASS GIS; Interactive modeling; Urban growth modeling; Watershed analysis; Actinia
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: July 6, 2023

2023 journal article

Forecasting global spread of invasive pests and pathogens through international trade

ECOSPHERE, 14(12).

By: K. Montgomery n, C. Walden-Schreiner n, A. Saffer n, C. Jones n, B. Seliger n, T. Worm n, L. Tateosian n, M. Shukunobe n, S. Kumar*, R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: biological invasions; bridgehead effects; international trade; iterative forecasting; network model; plant pests and pathogens
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: January 8, 2024

2023 journal article

Point Density Variations in Airborne Lidar Point Clouds

SENSORS, 23(3).

By: V. Petras n, A. Petrasova n, J. McCarter n, H. Mitasova n & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: airborne lidar; laser scanning; point density pattern; nonuniform point distribution; geospatial mapping; remote sensing; surface topography
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: February 2, 2023

2023 journal article

Spatially interactive modeling of land change identifies location-specific adaptations most likely to lower future flood risk

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 13(1).

By: G. Sanchez n, A. Petrasova n, M. Skrip n, E. Collins n, M. Lawrimore n, J. Vogler n, A. Terando n, J. Vukomanovic n, H. Mitasova n, R. Meentemeyer n

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: January 28, 2024

2023 journal article

Viewscape change highlights shifting drivers of exurban development over time

LANDSCAPE AND URBAN PLANNING, 238.

By: N. Inglis n, J. Vukomanovic n, A. Petrasova n & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: Landscape aesthetics; Rural development; Survival analysis; Visual assessment; Visual quality
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: July 6, 2023

2022 article

Integrating principles and tools of decision science into value-driven watershed planning for compensatory mitigation

Sanchez, G. M. M., Eaton, M. J. J., Garcia, A. M. M., Keisman, J., Ullman, K., Blackwell, J., & Meentemeyer, R. K. K. (2022, December 26). ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, Vol. 12.

By: G. Sanchez n, M. Eaton n, A. Garcia*, J. Keisman*, K. Ullman*, J. Blackwell*, R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: compensatory mitigation; decision science; knowledge coproduction; natural resources management; research-management partnerships; watershed planning
MeSH headings : Ecosystem; Conservation of Natural Resources; North Carolina; Environmental Policy
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: October 21, 2022

2022 journal article

Predicting flood damage probability across the conterminous United States

ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 17(3).

By: E. Collins n, G. Sanchez n, A. Terando n, C. Stillwell*, H. Mitasova n, A. Sebastian*, R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: flood damage; hazards; machine learning; random forest; CONUS; geospatial
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: February 22, 2022

2022 journal article

Rapid-DEM: Rapid Topographic Updates through Satellite Change Detection and UAS Data Fusion

REMOTE SENSING, 14(7).

By: C. White n, W. Reckling n, A. Petrasova n, R. Meentemeyer n & H. Mitasova n

author keywords: change detection; digital elevation model; lidar; drone; PlanetScope; GRASS GIS; Google Earth Engine; OpenStreetMap; urban change
TL;DR: Rapid-DEM is presented, a framework that identifies and prioritizes locations with a high likelihood of an urban topographic change to target UAS data acquisition and fusion to provide up-to-date DEM. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: April 7, 2022

2022 article

Spatially disaggregated simulation of interactions between home prices and land-use change

Amindarbari, R., Baran, P., & Meentemeyer, R. K. K. (2022, December 27). ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING B-URBAN ANALYTICS AND CITY SCIENCE, Vol. 12.

By: R. Amindarbari n, P. Baran n & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: Real estate pricing; land use; housing; hedonic pricing; spatial interaction
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: January 17, 2023

2022 journal article

Spotted lanternfly predicted to establish in California by 2033 without preventative management

COMMUNICATIONS BIOLOGY, 5(1).

By: C. Jones n, M. Skrip n, B. Seliger n, S. Jones n, T. Wakie*, Y. Takeuchi n, V. Petras n, A. Petrasova n, R. Meentemeyer n

MeSH headings : Animals; California; Hemiptera; Introduced Species; Natural Resources
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: June 9, 2022

2022 journal article

UrbanWatch: A 1-meter resolution land cover and land use database for 22 major cities in the United States

REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT, 278.

By: Y. Zhang*, G. Chen*, S. Myint*, Y. Zhou*, G. Hay*, J. Vukomanovic n, R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: Land cover and land use (LCLU); Very high resolution (VHR); Urban; Deep learning; UrbanWatch; Open access
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: June 27, 2022

2021 article

Evaluating online and tangible interfaces for engaging stakeholders in forecasting and control of biological invasions

Gaydos, D. A., Jones, C. M., Jones, S. K., Millar, G. C., Petras, V., Petrasova, A., … Meentemeyer, R. K. (2021, September 21). ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, Vol. 9.

By: D. Gaydos*, C. Jones n, S. Jones n, G. Millar n, V. Petras n, A. Petrasova n, H. Mitasova n, R. Meentemeyer n

Contributors: D. Gaydos*, C. Jones n, S. Jones n, G. Millar n, V. Petras n, A. Petrasova n, H. Mitasova n, R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: adaptive management; ecological forecasting; geospatial; interface design; participatory modeling; plant pathogen
MeSH headings : California; Environmental Monitoring / methods; Forecasting; Internet; Introduced Species; Oregon; Plant Diseases; Quercus
TL;DR: Recognizing the strengths of both tangible and online interfaces for collaboratively forecasting biological invasions and devising control strategies, workbench‐style interfaces that support simultaneous interactions and dynamic geospatial visualizations are suggested. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: September 27, 2021

2021 journal article

Forest landscape patterns shaped by interactions between wildfire and sudden oak death disease

FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, 486.

By: Y. He*, G. Chen*, R. Cobb*, K. Zhao* & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: Emerging infectious disease; Landscape epidemiology; Satellite remote sensing; Forest fragmentation; Disturbance interaction; Sudden oak death
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: March 22, 2021

2021 article

Iteratively forecasting biological invasions with PoPS and a little help from our friends

Jones, C. M., Jones, S., Petrasova, A., Petras, V., Gaydos, D., Skrip, M. M., … Meentemeyer, R. K. (2021, June 3). FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, Vol. 6.

By: C. Jones n, S. Jones n, A. Petrasova n, V. Petras n, D. Gaydos n, M. Skrip n, Y. Takeuchi n, K. Bigsby*, R. Meentemeyer n

Contributors: C. Jones n

TL;DR: This work describes a species‐agnostic, open‐source framework – called the Pest or Pathogen Spread (PoPS) Forecasting Platform – for co‐designing near‐term iterative forecasts of biological invasions and demonstrates that iterative calibration yields higher forecast skill than using only the earliest‐available data to predict future spread. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: June 14, 2021

2021 journal article

Spatially Explicit Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping for Participatory Modeling of Stormwater Management

LAND, 10(11).

By: C. White n, H. Mitasova n, T. BenDor*, K. Foy*, O. Pala n, J. Vukomanovic n, R. Meentemeyer n

Contributors: C. White n, H. Mitasova n, T. Bendor*, K. Foy*, O. Pala n, J. Vukomanovic n, R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: flooding; geospatial analytics; GRASS GIS; knowledge elicitation; spatial scale dependency; socio-environmental systems; climate change; urban growth; socio-hydrology
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: October 21, 2021

2020 journal article

Aboveground carbon loss associated with the spread of ghost forests as sea levels rise

ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 15(10).

Contributors: L. Smart n, P. Taillie*, B. Poulter*, J. Vukomanovic n, K. Singh*, J. Swenson*, H. Mitasova n, J. Smith*, R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: ghost forests; sea level rise; saltwater intrusion; LiDAR; aboveground carbon
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
14. Life Below Water (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: October 19, 2020

2020 journal article

Geospatial simulation steering for adaptive management

Environmental Modelling & Software, 133, 104801.

By: A. Petrasova n, D. Gaydos*, V. Petras n, C. Jones n, H. Mitasova n & R. Meentemeyer n

Contributors: A. Petrasova n, D. Gaydos*, V. Petras n, C. Jones n, H. Mitasova n & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: Stochastic; Participatory modeling; Adaptive management; Computational steering; Forecasting; Disease spread modeling
TL;DR: This work identified conceptual challenges associated with steering stochastic, spatio-temporal simulations and developed solutions that better represent the realities of decision-making by allowing both reactive and proactive, spatially-explicit interventions. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: August 11, 2020

2020 journal article

High Resolution Viewscape Modeling Evaluated Through Immersive Virtual Environments

ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 9(7), 445.

By: P. Tabrizian*, A. Petrasova n, P. Baran n, J. Vukomanovic n, H. Mitasova n & R. Meentemeyer n

Contributors: P. Tabrizian*, A. Petrasova n, P. Baran n, J. Vukomanovic n, H. Mitasova n & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: landscape; lidar; viewshed; urban design; urban planning; geospatial; perception; virtual reality
TL;DR: An integrative approach to measuring and modeling fine-scale viewscape characteristics of a mixed-use urban environment, a city park, and finds strongly significant correlations between viewscape metrics and participants’ perceptions of viewscape openness and naturalness, and moderately strong correlations with landscape complexity. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: July 21, 2020

2020 journal article

Modeling restorative potential of urban environments by coupling viewscape analysis of lidar data with experiments in immersive virtual environments

LANDSCAPE AND URBAN PLANNING, 195.

By: P. Tabrizian*, P. Baran n, D. Van Berkel*, H. Mitasova n & R. Meentemeyer n

Contributors: P. Tabrizian*, P. Baran n, D. Van Berkel*, H. Mitasova n & R. Meentemeyer n

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: February 10, 2020

2020 journal article

Modeling the impacts of urbanization on watershed-scale gross primary productivity and tradeoffs with water yield across the conterminous United States

Journal of Hydrology.

Ross Meentemeyer

author keywords: Carbon balance; Water balance; Urban sprawl; Ecosystem model; Causal analysis
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
Source: ORCID
Added: April 10, 2020

2020 journal article

Protection status and proximity to public‐private boundaries influence land use intensification near U.S. parks and protected areas

Conservation Science and Practice.

Ross Meentemeyer

author keywords: exurbanization; housing development; impervious surface; land change; USGS GAP
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: ORCID
Added: April 10, 2020

2020 journal article

Recurrent Shadow Attention Model (RSAM) for shadow removal in high-resolution urban land-cover mapping

REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT, 247.

author keywords: Shadow removal; Urban land-cover mapping; High resolution; Recurrent Shadow Attention Model (RSAM); Urban development patterns; Deep learning
TL;DR: A Recurrent Shadow Attention Model (RSAM) is developed, capitalizing on state-of-the-art deep learning architectures, to retrieve fine-scale land-cover classes within cast and self shadows along the urban-rural gradient to eliminate the effects in high-resolution mapping. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 3, 2020

2020 journal article

Spatiotemporal patterns and drivers of soil contamination with heavy metals during an intensive urbanization period (1989–2018) in southern China

Environmental Pollution.

Ross Meentemeyer; Georgina Sanchez

author keywords: Heavy metal; Soil contamination; Soil property; Land use and cover change; Urbanization
MeSH headings : China; Environmental Monitoring; Humans; Metals, Heavy; Soil; Soil Pollutants; Urbanization / trends
TL;DR: It is implied that strategies to improve soil physiochemical properties and optimize landscape structures are viable methods to mitigate soil contamination, and other factors not considered in the present study, such as atmospheric deposition, sewage irrigation, and agrochemical uses are also important to explain the variability of soil contamination. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Source: ORCID
Added: February 1, 2020

2020 journal article

The Magnitude of Regional-Scale Tree Mortality Caused by the Invasive PathogenPhytophthora ramorum

EARTHS FUTURE, 8(7).

By: R. Cobb*, S. Haas*, N. Kruskamp n, W. Dillon*, T. Swiecki*, D. Rizzo*, S. Frankel*, R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: tree mortality; sudden oak death; landscape ecology; geographic disequilibrium; invasive species; disease
TL;DR: Estimated infection and mortality for the four most susceptible host species of Phytophthora ramorum, an invasive pathogen that drives the most important biological cause of tree mortality in a broad geographic region of coastal California and southwest Oregon, suggest that the disease will intensify in the coming decades. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 24, 2020

2019 journal article

A disturbance weighting analysis model (DWAM) for mapping wildfire burn severity in the presence of forest disease

REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT, 221, 108–121.

By: Y. He*, G. Chen*, A. De Santis, D. Roberts*, Y. Zhou* & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: Burn severity; Disturbance Weighting Analysis Model (DWAM); Forestry; MESMA; Landsat; AVIRIS; Sudden oak death; Landscape epidemiology
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: February 11, 2019

2019 journal article

Anticipating trade-offs between urban patterns and ecosystem service production: Scenario analyses of sprawl alternatives for a rapidly urbanizing region

COMPUTERS ENVIRONMENT AND URBAN SYSTEMS, 74, 114–125.

By: D. Shoemaker*, T. BenDor* & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: Ecosystem service planning; Urban growth modeling; Non-point source pollution; Carbon sequestration; Urban form; Urban density; Land change model
TL;DR: A novel integration of land change simulation and ecosystem services modeling is used to estimate changes in water quality, climate regulation and biodiversity, and returns to landowners associated with sprawl alternatives and business-as-usual trends for the rapidly urbanizing Charlotte (NC) region by 2030. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: February 25, 2019

2019 journal article

Compound disease and wildfire disturbances alter opportunities for seedling regeneration in resprouter-dominated forests

ECOSPHERE, 10(12).

By: A. Simler-Williamson*, M. Metz*, K. Frangioso*, R. Meentemeyer n & D. Rizzo*

author keywords: disturbance interactions; emerging infectious disease; seedling regeneration; sudden oak death; vegetative reproduction; wildfire
TL;DR: It is highlighted that mechanisms related to biotic competition, seed limitation, and opportunities for seedling recruitment beneath mature canopies may determine possible shifts in the occurrence of resprouting traits, and has broad applications to other systems impacted by human-altered regimes. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: February 17, 2020

2019 journal article

Direct and indirect effects of forest microclimate on pathogen spillover

ECOLOGY, 100(5).

By: W. Dillon n & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: disease ecology; emerging infectious disease; microclimate; path analysis; pathogen spillover; Phytophthora ramorum; sudden oak death
MeSH headings : Humans; Microclimate; Phytophthora; Plant Diseases; Quercus; Umbellularia
TL;DR: Investigating the relative influence of biotic and abiotic factors on pathogen spillover for the emerging infectious forest disease sudden oak death (SOD) found that biotic factors of pathogen load and tree diversity had relatively stronger effects on pathogenic spillover compared to abiotic microclimate factors. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2019 journal article

Forecasting and control of emerging infectious forest disease through participatory modelling

By: D. Gaydos n, A. Petrasova n, R. Cobb* & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: participatory research; stakeholder engagement; landscape epidemiology; forest disease; geospatial; tangible interaction
MeSH headings : Communicable Diseases, Emerging; Forecasting; Models, Biological; Plant Diseases / prevention & control
TL;DR: This article investigates the potential for PM to integrate stakeholder and researcher knowledge, using Phytophthora ramorum and the resulting sudden oak death disease as a case study and finds that model co-development has great potential to empower stakeholders in the design, development and application of epidemiological models for disease control. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: July 8, 2019

2019 journal article

Integrating multi-sensor remote sensing and species distribution modeling to map the spread of emerging forest disease and tree mortality

REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT, 231.

By: Y. He*, G. Chen*, C. Potter* & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: Multi-sensor remote sensing; Species distribution model; Emerging infectious disease (EID); Spectral unmixing; Landscape epidemiology; Object-based image analysis; Sudden oak death
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: September 23, 2019

2019 journal article

Making It Spatial Makes It Personal: Engaging Stakeholders with Geospatial Participatory Modeling

LAND, 8(2).

By: J. Vukomanovic n, M. Skrip n & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: participatory modeling; participatory planning; land change model; decision-making; trade-offs
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: April 2, 2019

2019 journal article

Modeling landowner interactions and development patterns at the urban fringe

LANDSCAPE AND URBAN PLANNING, 182, 101–113.

By: J. Koch*, M. Dorning*, D. Van Berkel n, S. Beck*, G. Sanchez n, A. Shashidharan n, L. Smart n, Q. Zhang n ...

author keywords: Land systems science; Agent-based modeling; Integrated modeling; Willingness to sell; Urbanization; Scenario simulations
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: January 7, 2019

2019 journal article

Projecting Urbanization and Landscape Change at Large Scale Using the FUTURES Model

Land, 8(10), 144.

By: D. Berkel n, A. Shashidharan n, R. Mordecai*, R. Vatsavai n, A. Petrasova n, V. Petras n, H. Mitasova n, J. Vogler n, R. Meentemeyer n

Contributors: D. Van Berkel n, A. Shashidharan n, R. Mordecai*, R. Vatsavai n, A. Petrasova n, V. Petras n, H. Mitasova n, J. Vogler n, R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: land change model; urbanization; parallel computing; ecosystem services; land sharing; land sparing
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 29, 2019

2019 journal article

Validating land change models based on configuration disagreement

COMPUTERS ENVIRONMENT AND URBAN SYSTEMS, 77.

By: B. Pickard* & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: Model validation; Accuracy assessment; FUTURES; Landscape heterogeneity; Simulation
TL;DR: A new metric is developed, termed configuration disagreement, designed to focus on the size, shape, and complexity of land change simulations, and reveals why it may be more helpful to validate simulations in terms of configuration accuracy, if a study requires accurately modeling the spatial patterns and arrangements of land cover. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: October 21, 2019

2018 journal article

Exploring perceived restoration potential of urban green enclosure through immersive virtual environments

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 55, 99–109.

By: P. Tabrizian n, P. Baran n, W. Smith n & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: Virtual reality; Psychological restoration; lmmersive virtual environment; Design; Urban environment; Perceived safety
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 article

FUTURES-DPE: Towards Dynamic Provisioning and Execution of Geosimulations in HPC environments

26TH ACM SIGSPATIAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCES IN GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2018), pp. 464–467.

By: A. Shashidharan n, R. Vatsavai n & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: Geosimulation; Distributed Computing; Computational Steering
TL;DR: A co-scheduling approach for geosimulations in a resource constrained HPC environment is designed and a second design is presented which allows dynamic provisioning of resources in an HPC environments based on run-time users' demands. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: December 2, 2019

2018 journal article

Intra-annual phenology for detecting understory plant invasion in urban forests

ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 142, 151–161.

By: K. Singh n, Y. Chen n, L. Smart n, J. Gray n & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: Biological invasion; Vegetation indices; Vegetation phenology; Normalized difference vegetation index; Ligustrum sinense; Chinese privet; Random forest
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: February 24, 2020

2018 journal article

Modeling epidemiological disturbances in LANDIS-II

ECOGRAPHY, 41(12), 2038–2044.

By: F. Tonini n, C. Jones n, B. Miranda*, R. Cobb*, B. Sturtevant* & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: LANDIS-II; forest landscape model; pathogen; Phytophthora ramorum; disturbance; epidemiological model
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: December 17, 2018

2018 journal article

Novel disturbance interactions between fire and an emerging disease impact survival and growth of resprouting trees

ECOLOGY, 99(10), 2217–2229.

By: A. Simler*, M. Metz*, K. Frangioso*, R. Meentemeyer n & D. Rizzo*

author keywords: biological legacies; coast redwood; compounded disturbance; emerging infectious disease; Phytophthora ramorum; sudden oak death; tanoak; vegetative reproduction; wildfire
MeSH headings : California; Ecosystem; Fires; Forests; Trees
TL;DR: Assessment of the impacts of novel disturbance interactions between wildfire and SOD on the belowground survival and vegetative reproduction of resprouters suggests legacies maintained by resprouting may be more resilient to certain compounded disturbances, compared to seed-obligate species, because of high rates of individual survival under increasingly severe events. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: October 16, 2018

2018 journal article

Predicting private landowner hunting access decisions and hunter density

Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 24(2), 99–115.

By: C. Burke n, M. Peterson n, D. Sawyer*, C. Moorman n, C. Serenari*, R. Meentemeyer n, C. DePerno

author keywords: Hunter access; hunter density; landowner decisions; nonindustrial private land; North Carolina; urbanization; white-tailed deer
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, Crossref
Added: March 25, 2019

2018 journal article

Quantifying the visual-sensory landscape qualities that contribute to cultural ecosystem services using social media and LiDAR

ECOSYSTEM SERVICES, 31, 326–335.

By: D. Van Berkel*, P. Tabrizian n, M. Dorning*, L. Smart n, D. Newcomb*, M. Mehaffey*, A. Neale*, R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: Cultural ecosystem services; Spatial analysis; Coastal scenery; Social media
TL;DR: Evaluation of photo-image content highlights the opportunity of including temporally and spatially variable visual-sensory qualities in cultural ecosystem services (CES) evaluation like the sights, sounds and smells of wildlife and weather phenomena. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Spatial Patterns of Development Drive Water Use

WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH, 54(3), 1633–1649.

By: G. Sanchez n, J. Smith*, A. Terando*, G. Sun* & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: water and land planning; spatial pattern of development; development-related water use
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Tangible topographic modeling for landscape architects

International Journal of Architectural Computing, 16(1), 4–21.

By: B. Harmon n, A. Petrasova n, V. Petras n, H. Mitasova n & R. Meentemeyer n

Contributors: B. Harmon n, A. Petrasova n, V. Petras n, H. Mitasova n & R. Meentemeyer n

TL;DR: Tangible Landscape is a tangible interface powered by a geographic information system that gives three-dimensional spatial data an interactive, physical form so that users can naturally sense and shape it. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
4. Quality Education (Web of Science)
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

The managed clearing: An overlooked land-cover type in urbanizing regions?

PLOS ONE, 13(2).

By: K. Singh n, M. Madden*, J. Gray n & R. Meentemeyer n

MeSH headings : Conservation of Natural Resources / methods; Conservation of Natural Resources / statistics & numerical data; Ecosystem; Forests; Georgia; Maps as Topic; Natural Resources; North Carolina; United States; United States Department of Agriculture; Urbanization
TL;DR: This study reveals that managed clearings are the most common land cover type in these cities, covering 28% of the total sampled land area, 6.2% higher than the total area of impervious surfaces. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Assessing effect of dominant land-cover types and pattern on urban forest biomass estimated using LiDAR metrics

Urban Ecosystems, 20(2), 265–275.

By: K. Singh n, R. Bianchetti*, G. Chen* & R. Meentemeyer n

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Assessing the impact of emerging forest disease on wildfire using Landsat and KOMPSAT-2 data

Remote Sensing of Environment, 195, 218–229.

By: G. Chen*, Y. He*, A. De Santis*, G. Li*, R. Cobb* & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: Forest disease; Burn severity; Object-based filter; Landsat; KOMPSAT-2; Interacting disturbances
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: February 24, 2020

2017 journal article

Bayesian methods to estimate urban growth potential

Landscape and Urban Planning, 163, 1–16.

By: J. Smith*, L. Smart n, M. Dorning*, L. Dupéy*, A. Méley n & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: Stated choice methods; Urbanization; Land change; Bayesian model
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: February 24, 2020

2017 journal article

Comparing Quantity, Allocation and Configuration Accuracy of Multiple Land Change Models

LAND, 6(3).

By: B. Pickard n, J. Gray n & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: land change; modeling; accuracy; urbanization
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Forecasts of urbanization scenarios reveal trade-offs between landscape change and ecosystem services

LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY, 32(3), 617–634.

By: B. Pickard n, D. Van Berkel n, A. Petrasova n & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: Ecosystem services; Trade-offs; Land change; Geospatial
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Multi-temporal trajectories of landscape change explain forest biodiversity in urbanizing ecosystems

LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY, 32(9), 1789–1803.

By: A. Davis*, J. Thill* & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: Forest biodiversity; Land use change trajectories; Forest cover change; Multitemporal; Deforestation
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Payments for carbon sequestration to alleviate development pressure in a rapidly urbanizing region

Forest Science, 63(3), 270–282.

By: J. Smith*, M. Dorning*, D. Shoemaker*, A. Meley n, L. Dupey* & R. Meentemeyer n

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Tangible geospatial modeling for collaborative solutions to invasive species management

ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING & SOFTWARE, 92, 176–188.

By: F. Tonini n, D. Shoemaker n, A. Petrasova n, B. Harmon n, V. Petras n, R. Cobb*, H. Mitasova n, R. Meentemeyer n

Contributors: F. Tonini n, D. Shoemaker n, A. Petrasova n, B. Harmon n, V. Petras n, R. Cobb*, H. Mitasova n, R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: Stakeholder engagement; Participatory research; Geospatial modeling; Landscape epidemiology; Forest disease; Tangible user interface
TL;DR: This work applies Tangible Landscape, an open-source participatory modeling tool providing an interactive, shared arena for consensus-building and development of collaborative solutions for landscape-scale problems, to the complex problem of managing the emerging infectious disease, sudden oak death, in California and explored its potential to generate co-learning and collaborative management strategies. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Uncertainties in mapping forest carbon in urban ecosystems

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, 187, 229–238.

By: G. Chen*, E. Ozelkan*, K. Singh n, J. Zhou*, M. Brown* & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: Urban forest; Carbon mapping; Uncertainty analysis; Remote sensing resolution; Neighborhood pattern
MeSH headings : Carbon / analysis; Cities; Forests; Geography; North Carolina; Remote Sensing Technology / methods; Reproducibility of Results; Residence Characteristics; Trees / physiology; Uncertainty
TL;DR: It is found that changing remote sensing data resolution introduced noticeable uncertainties (variation) in forest carbon estimation at the neighborhood level, and for both LiDAR and NAIP, urban neighborhoods with a higher degree of anthropogenic disturbance unveiled a higher level of uncertainty in carbon mapping. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Using Landscape Characteristics to Predict Distribution of Temperate-Breeding Canada Geese

SOUTHEASTERN NATURALIST, 16(2), 127–139.

By: M. McAlister n, C. Moorman n, R. Meentemeyer n, J. Fuller*, D. Howell* & C. DePerno

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
14. Life Below Water (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 article

Who Wants More Open Space? Study of Willingness to Be Taxed to Preserve Open Space in an Urban Environment

SOCIOECONOMIC ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES AND EVALUATIONS IN REGIONAL SCIENCE: ESSAYS IN HONOR OF YOSHIRO HIGANO, Vol. 24, pp. 125–146.

By: C. Wang*, J. Thill* & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: Open space; Discrete choice; Willingness; Taxes; Response bias
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Accounting for residential propagule pressure improves prediction of urban plant invasion

ECOSPHERE, 7(3).

By: A. Davis*, K. Singh n, J. Thill* & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: Chinese privet; force of invasion; generalist invader; habitat suitability model; human-mediated invasion pressure; invasive shrub; Ligustrum sinense; plant invasion; propagule pressure; species distribution model; urban forest
TL;DR: SDMs for invasive exotic shrubs and potentially for other synanthropic generalist plants may be highly inefficient when residential propagule pressure is not accounted for, enabling decision makers to feasibly prioritize regional scale monitoring and control efforts. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

California forests show early indications of both range shifts and local persistence under climate change

GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY, 25(2), 164–175.

By: J. Serra-Diaz*, J. Franklin*, W. Dillon n, A. Syphard*, F. Davis* & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: California Floristic Province; climate change; early indicators; Forest Inventory and Analysis; forests; niche overlap; range dynamics; range shift; regeneration niche
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 review

Changing disturbance regimes, ecological memory, and forest resilience

[Review of ]. FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, 14(7), 369–378.

By: J. Johnstone*, C. Allen*, J. Franklin*, L. Frelich*, B. Harvey*, P. Higuera*, M. Mack*, R. Meentemeyer n ...

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Continental-scale quantification of landscape values using social media data

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 113(46), 12974–12979.

By: B. Zanten, D. Van Berkel n, R. Meentemeyer n, J. Smith*, K. Tieskens & P. Verburg

author keywords: cross-cultural analysis; volunteered geolocated content; outdoor recreation and leisure; cultural ecosystem services; European landscape
MeSH headings : Environment; Esthetics; Humans; Models, Theoretical; Photography; Recreation; Social Media; Socioeconomic Factors
TL;DR: It is found Panoramio, Flickr, and Instagram data can be used to quantify landscape values, with features of Instagram being especially suitable due to its relatively large population of users and its functional ability of allowing users to attach personally meaningful comments and hashtags to their uploaded images. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Effects of individual, community, and landscape drivers on the dynamics of a wildland forest epidemic

Ecology, 97(3), 649–660.

By: S. Haas n, J. Cushman*, W. Dillon n, N. Rank*, D. Rizzo* & R. Meentemeyer n

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Habitat use by adult red wolves, Canis rufus, in an agricultural landscape, North Carolina, USA

Mammal Study, 41(2), 87–95.

By: M. Karlin, T. Vaclavik*, J. Chadwick* & R. Meentemeyer n

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Host Phenology and Leaf Effects on Susceptibility of California Bay Laurel to Phytophthora ramorum

PHYTOPATHOLOGY, 106(1), 47–55.

By: S. Johnston n, M. Cohen n, T. Torok n, R. Meentemeyer n & N. Rank n

MeSH headings : California; Phytophthora / physiology; Plant Diseases / microbiology; Plant Leaves / microbiology; Seasons; Umbellularia / microbiology
TL;DR: Results indicate that seasonal changes in susceptibility of U. californica significantly influence P. ramorum infection levels, and variability in host plant susceptibility contributes to disease establishment of the plant pathogen. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 article

Immersive Tangible Geospatial Modeling

24TH ACM SIGSPATIAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCES IN GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2016).

By: P. Tabrizian n, A. Petrasova n, B. Harmon n, V. Petras n, H. Mitasova n & R. Meentemeyer n

Contributors: P. Tabrizian n, A. Petrasova n, B. Harmon n, V. Petras n, H. Mitasova n & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: immersive virtual environments; augmented reality; tangible user interfaces; tangible interaction; landscape modeling; head mounted display; Oculus Rift
TL;DR: The Tangible Landscape Immersive Extension is presented, its physical setup and software architecture is described, and its features are demonstrated with a case study. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Modeling when, where, and how to manage a forest epidemic, motivated by sudden oak death in California

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 113(20), 5640–5645.

By: N. Cunniffe*, R. Cobb*, R. Meentemeyer n, D. Rizzo* & C. Gilligan*

author keywords: Phytophthora ramorum; constrained budget; landscape-scale stochastic epidemiological model; optimizing disease control; risk aversion
MeSH headings : California; Epidemics; Forests; Phytophthora; Plant Diseases / prevention & control; Plant Diseases / therapy; Quercus / parasitology; Risk; Time Factors
TL;DR: A stochastic spatially explicit model parameterized using data on the spread of P. ramorum is used in California to investigate whether and how the epidemic can be controlled and finds that a dynamic strategy treating sites on the epidemic wave front leads to optimal performance. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Spatio-temporal reconstruction of missing forest microclimate measurements

AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST METEOROLOGY, 218, 1–10.

By: F. Tonini n, W. Dillon n, E. Money n & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: Missing data; Spatio-temporal prediction; Microclimate sensors; Empirical orthogonal functions; Near-surface air temperature; California
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 conference paper

Tangible landscape: cognitively grasping the flow of water

International archives of the photogrammetry remote sensing and spatial, 41(B2), 647–653.

TL;DR: Tangible Landscape is designed, a tangible interface powered by an open source geographic information system, so that users can naturally shape topography and interact with simulated processes with their hands in order to make observations, generate and test hypotheses, and make inferences about scientific phenomena in a rapid, iterative process. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

The effect of human population size on the breeding bird diversity of urban regions

BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION, 25(4), 653–671.

By: S. Gagne*, P. Sherman*, K. Singh* & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: Avian diversity; Avian ecology; Multi-city comparison; Urban planning; Urban population growth
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Wildfire and forest disease interaction lead to greater loss of soil nutrients and carbon

OECOLOGIA, 182(1), 265–276.

By: R. Cobb*, R. Meentemeyer n & D. Rizzo*

author keywords: Phytophthora ramorum; Sudden oak death; Tanoak; Nitrogen; Invasive pathogens; Ecosystem disease impacts
MeSH headings : Carbon; Fires; Forests; Phytophthora; Plant Diseases; Soil; Trees
TL;DR: Accumulation of sudden oak death generated fuels has potential to increase fire-related loss of soil nutrients at the region-scale of this disease and similar patterns are likely in other forests, where fire and disease overlap. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 article

pFUTURES: A Parallel Framework for Cellular Automaton Based Urban Growth Models

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE, (GISCIENCE 2016), Vol. 9927, pp. 163–177.

By: A. Shashidharan n, D. Berkel n, R. Vatsavai n & R. Meentemeyer n

TL;DR: This paper presents a generic framework for co-ordinating I/O and computation for geospatial simulations in a distributed computing environment and demonstrates the performance and scalability benefits of the parallel implementation pFUTURES, an extension of the FUTURES open-source multi-level urban growth model. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Changing decisions in a changing landscape: How might forest owners In an urbanizing region respond to emerging bioenergy markets?

LAND USE POLICY, 49, 1–10.

By: M. Dorning n, J. Smith n, D. Shoemaker n & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: Contingent behavior; Stated preference; Woody biomass; Bioenergy market; Forest owners
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Citizen science helps predict risk of emerging infectious disease

FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, 13(4), 189–194.

By: R. Meentemeyer n, M. Dorning n, J. Vogler n, D. Schmidt* & M. Garbelotto*

TL;DR: A unique study, in which citizen scientists played a key role in the spatial prediction of an emerging infectious disease, to develop predictive maps of disease risk and to inform stakeholders on where they should prioritize management efforts. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Detecting understory plant invasion in urban forests using LiDAR

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED EARTH OBSERVATION AND GEOINFORMATION, 38, 267–279.

By: K. Singh n, A. Davis* & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: Biological invasion; Chinese privet; Data integration; IKONOS; LiDAR; Ligustrum sinense; Random forest
TL;DR: The results demonstrate the superiority of LiDAR-derived metrics over spectral data and fusion ofLiDAR and spectral data for accurately mapping the spatial distribution of the forest understory invader L. sinense across the authors' country-wide study extent. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Effects of LiDAR point density and landscape context on estimates of urban forest biomass

ISPRS JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND REMOTE SENSING, 101, 310–322.

By: K. Singh n, G. Chen*, J. McCarter n & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: LiDAR; Biomass; Development density; Canopy stratification; Multiple linear regression; Large-area assessment; Point density
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Geographic clustering of elevated blood heavy metal levels in pregnant women

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 15(1).

By: K. King*, T. Darrah*, E. Money n, R. Meentemeyer n, R. Maguire n, M. Nye*, L. Michener*, A. Murtha* ...

author keywords: Cadmium; Lead; Mercury; Arsenic; Spatial analysis
MeSH headings : Adult; Arsenic / blood; Cadmium / blood; Female; Humans; Lead / blood; Maternal Exposure / statistics & numerical data; Mercury / blood; Metals, Heavy / blood; Pregnancy; Pregnancy Complications / blood; Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology; Prenatal Care / statistics & numerical data; Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects / prevention & control; Rural Population / statistics & numerical data; United States / epidemiology; Urban Population / statistics & numerical data; Young Adult
TL;DR: Elevated blood concentrations of Cd and Pb are spatially clustered in this urban environment compared to the surrounding areas and cluster membership was associated with lower education levels and higher pre-pregnancy BMI. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Integrating Free and Open Source Solutions into Geospatial Science Education

ISPRS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEO-INFORMATION, 4(2), 942–956.

By: V. Petras n, A. Petrasova n, B. Harmon n, R. Meentemeyer n & H. Mitasova n

Contributors: V. Petras n, A. Petrasova n, B. Harmon n, R. Meentemeyer n & H. Mitasova n

author keywords: online course; GRASS GIS; ArcGIS; FOSS; geospatial modeling; visualization
TL;DR: Only when free and open source software is fully integrated into geospatial education is able to encourage a culture of openness and, thus, enable greater reproducibility in research and development applications. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Mapping burn severity in a disease-impacted forest landscape using Landsat and MASTER imagery

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED EARTH OBSERVATION AND GEOINFORMATION, 40, 91–99.

By: G. Chen, M. Metz, D. Rizzo & R. Meentemeyer*

author keywords: Burn severity; Forest fire; Disease invasion; MASTER; Landsat; Sudden oak death; Interacting disturbances
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Object-based assessment of burn severity in diseased forests using high-spatial and high-spectral resolution MASTER airborne imagery

ISPRS JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND REMOTE SENSING, 102, 38–47.

By: G. Chen*, M. Metz*, D. Rizzo*, W. Dillon n & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: GEOBIA; Burn severity; Band reduction; Forest disease; Interacting disturbances; PCA (principal component analysis); MNF (minimum noise fraction)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Simulating urbanization scenarios reveals tradeoffs between conservation planning strategies

LANDSCAPE AND URBAN PLANNING, 136, 28–39.

By: M. Dorning n, J. Koch*, D. Shoemaker n & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: FUTURES; Land change modeling; Conservation planning; Urbanization
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Understanding Human-Coyote Encounters in Urban Ecosystems Using Citizen Science Data: What Do Socioeconomics Tell Us?

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, 55(1), 159–170.

By: S. Wine*, S. Gagne* & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: Autologistic regression; Crowdsourcing; Human-wildlife conflict; Invasion; Multimodel inference; Species distribution model; Urban wildlife
MeSH headings : Animals; Cities / economics; Coyotes / physiology; Ecosystem; Human Activities / economics; Human Activities / psychology; Humans; North Carolina; Socioeconomic Factors
TL;DR: The results indicate that the consideration of readily available socioeconomic variables in the analysis of citizen science data improves the prediction of species distributions by providing insight into the effects of important factors for which data are often lacking, such as resource availability for coyotes on private property and observer experience. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

A mixed-methods analysis of social-ecological feedbacks between urbanization and forest persistence

ECOLOGY AND SOCIETY, 19(3).

By: T. BenDor, D. Shoemaker*, J. Thill, M. Dorning* & R. Meentemeyer*

author keywords: forest persistence; land-use change; social-ecological feedbacks; tax policy; urban forests; urbanization
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Go with the flow: geospatial analytics to quantify hydrologic landscape connectivity for passively dispersed microorganisms

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SCIENCE, 28(8), 1626–1641.

By: A. Hohl*, T. Vaclavik* & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: cost distance; disease; epidemiology; functional connectivity; hydrology; invasion
TL;DR: This study illustrates a geospatial approach to modeling the degree to which hydrologic systems play a role in shaping landscape structures conducive for the transport of passively dispersed microbes in heterogeneous watersheds. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Perspectives of spatial scale in a wildland forest epidemic

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PLANT PATHOLOGY, 138(3), 449–465.

By: W. Dillon n, S. Haas n, D. Rizzo* & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: Host density; Landscape epidemiology; Multilevel; Multiscale; Phytophthora ramorum; Sudden oak death
TL;DR: This work developed statistical models of disease intensity across five nested levels of spatial aggregation, from an individual host through four broader spatial extents of observation, and found no significant difference in model performance at the individual level. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Biodiversity conservation in the face of dramatic forest disease: an integrated conservation strategy for tanoak (notholithocarpus densiflorus) threatened by sudden oak death

Madrono, 60(2), 151–164.

By: R. Cobb, D. Rizzo, M. Garbelotto, J. Filipe, C. Gilligan, R. Meentemeyer*, W. Dillon, Y. Valachovic ...

TL;DR: This work suggests distinct strategies for pathogen invaded and uninvaded areas, place these in the context of local management goals, and suggest a management strategy and associated research priorities to retain the biodiversity and cultural values associated with tanoak. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

FUTURES: Multilevel Simulations of Emerging Urban-Rural Landscape Structure Using a Stochastic Patch-Growing Algorithm

ANNALS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN GEOGRAPHERS, 103(4), 785–807.

By: R. Meentemeyer*, W. Tang*, M. Dorning*, J. Vogler*, N. Cunniffe* & D. Shoemaker*

author keywords: fragmentation; land change model; nonstationarity; object-based; region growing algorithm
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 article

Modelling species distributions with remote sensing data: bridging disciplinary perspectives

Cord, A. F., Meentemeyer, R. K., Leitao, P. J., & Vaclavik, T. (2013, December). JOURNAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHY, Vol. 40, pp. 2226–2227.

By: A. Cord*, R. Meentemeyer n, P. Leitao* & T. Vaclavik*

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Range-wide risks to a foundation tree species from disturbance interactions

Madrono, 60(2), 139–150.

By: W. Dillon, J. Vogler*, R. Cobb, M. Metz, D. Rizzo & R. Meentemeyer*

TL;DR: A rule-based spatial model is presented of the range-wide threat to tanoak populations from four disturbance factors that were parameterized to encode their additive effects and two-way interactions and can be extended to other species affected by these factors. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Unexpected redwood mortality from synergies between wildfire and an emerging infectious disease

ECOLOGY, 94(10), 2152–2159.

By: M. Metz*, J. Varner*, K. Frangioso*, R. Meentemeyer n & D. Rizzo*

author keywords: biological invasions; global change; interacting disturbances; Phytophthora ramorum; Sequoia sempervirens; sudden oak death; synergy
MeSH headings : California; Fires; Geologic Sediments; Phytophthora / physiology; Plant Diseases
TL;DR: The natural experiment presented by wildfires in redwood forests impacted by an emerging infectious disease is used to demonstrate unexpected synergistic increases in mortality when fire and disease co-occurred. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

Accounting for multi-scale spatial autocorrelation improves performance of invasive species distribution modelling (iSDM)

JOURNAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHY, 39(1), 42–55.

By: T. Vaclavik*, J. Kupfer* & R. Meentemeyer*

author keywords: Autocovariate; invasive species; model performance; Phytophthora ramorum; plant pathogen; spatial autocorrelation; spatial eigenvector mapping; species distribution model; trend surface; western USA
TL;DR: This work examined the efficacy of using a multi‐scale framework to account for different origins of spatial autocorrelation (SAC), and compared non‐spatial models with models that accounted for SAC at multiple levels. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

An emergent disease causes directional changes in forest species composition in coastal California

ECOSPHERE, 3(10).

By: M. Metz*, K. Frangioso*, A. Wickland*, R. Meentemeyer* & D. Rizzo*

author keywords: Big Sur, California; diversity-disease risk; emerging infectious disease; mixed evergreen forests; pathogen-mediated competition; Phytophthora ramorum; redwood forests; sudden oak death; tanoak
TL;DR: Examining interactions between P. ramorum and its hosts in redwood and mixed evergreen forest types over an 80,000 ha area in the Big Sur ecoregion of central California found that forest diversity plays an important role in pathogen establishment and spread, and is in turn changed by pathogen impacts. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

Common Factors Drive Disease and Coarse Woody Debris Dynamics in Forests Impacted by Sudden Oak Death

ECOSYSTEMS, 15(2), 242–255.

By: R. Cobb*, M. Chan*, R. Meentemeyer* & D. Rizzo*

author keywords: Phytophthora ramorum; emerging infectious disease; disease ecology; tanoak; coarse woody debris; decomposition
TL;DR: It is demonstrated that the same epidemiological mechanisms drive disease intensity and coarse woody debris dynamics in natural forest ecosystems impacted by an emerging disease and models of CWD dynamics need to integrate epidemiological processes to predict realistic ecosystem impacts and lead to management applications for forest pathogens. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

Ecosystem transformation by emerging infectious disease: loss of large tanoak from California forests

JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY, 100(3), 712–722.

By: R. Cobb*, J. Filipe*, R. Meentemeyer*, C. Gilligan* & D. Rizzo*

author keywords: community-driven transmission; disease ecology; forest disease; pathogen-caused extinction; Phytophthora ramorum; plant population and community dynamics; selective species removal; sudden oak death
TL;DR: This work states that forest disease has caused spectacular declines in North American overstorey trees and restructured forest ecosystems at large spatial scales over the past 100 years and that these events threaten biodiversity associated with impacted host trees and other resources valued by human societies even when they do not directly cause host extinction. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

Equilibrium or not? Modelling potential distribution of invasive species in different stages of invasion

DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTIONS, 18(1), 73–83.

By: T. Vaclavik* & R. Meentemeyer*

author keywords: Ecological-niche factor analysis; invasive species; landscape epidemiology; model performance; non-equilibrium; Phytophthora ramorum; potential distribution; species distribution model; virtual species
TL;DR: How stage of invasion affects the extent to which occurrence data represent the ecological niche of organisms and, in turn, influences spatial prediction of species’ potential distributions is examined. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

Estimating the demand for public open space: Evidence from North Carolina municipalities

PAPERS IN REGIONAL SCIENCE, 91(1).

By: C. Wang*, J. Thill* & R. Meentemeyer*

author keywords: Q31; Q51; Open space; demand; population growth; urban amenities; climate and weather
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

Landscape Epidemiology and Control of Pathogens with Cryptic and Long-Distance Dispersal: Sudden Oak Death in Northern Californian Forests

PLOS COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY, 8(1).

By: J. Filipe*, R. Cobb*, R. Meentemeyer*, C. Lee*, Y. Valachovic*, A. Cook*, D. Rizzo*, C. Gilligan*

MeSH headings : California; Computer Simulation; Ecosystem; Models, Biological; Plant Diseases / parasitology; Plant Diseases / prevention & control; Trees / parasitology
TL;DR: It is shown how the successful management of forest ecosystems depends on estimating the spatial scales of invasion and treatment of pathogens and pests with cryptic long-distance dispersal, and early synchronous treatment in newly-identified disease foci should be more cost-effective. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 article

Landscape Epidemiology of Emerging Infectious Diseases in Natural and Human-Altered Ecosystems

ANNUAL REVIEW OF PHYTOPATHOLOGY, VOL 50, Vol. 50, pp. 379–402.

By: R. Meentemeyer*, S. Haas* & T. Vaclavik*

author keywords: connectivity; disease control; dynamic model; invasive species; multiscale; species distribution model
MeSH headings : Agriculture; Animals; Computer Simulation; Ecology; Ecosystem; Geography; Humans; Introduced Species; Plant Diseases / microbiology; Plant Diseases / parasitology; Plant Diseases / statistics & numerical data; Plants / microbiology; Plants / parasitology
TL;DR: The state of the field of landscape epidemiology is reviewed and analytical frontiers that show promise for advancement are described, focusing on natural and human-altered ecosystems. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

LiDAR-Landsat data fusion for large-area assessment of urban land cover: Balancing spatial resolution, data volume and mapping accuracy

ISPRS JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND REMOTE SENSING, 74, 110–121.

By: K. Singh*, J. Vogler*, D. Shoemaker* & R. Meentemeyer*

author keywords: LiDAR; Landsat; Fusion; Land cover; Large-area assessment; Mapping accuracy; Managed clearings
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

Spatial variation and prediction of forest biomass in a heterogeneous landscape

Journal of Forestry Research, 23(1), 13–22.

By: S. Lamsal*, D. Rizzo* & R. Meentemeyer*

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Epidemiological modeling of invasion in heterogeneous landscapes: spread of sudden oak death in California (1990-2030)

ECOSPHERE, 2(2).

By: R. Meentemeyer*, N. Cunniffe*, A. Cook*, J. Filipe*, R. Hunter*, D. Rizzo*, C. Gilligan*

author keywords: computational biology; emerging infectious disease; GIS; landscape epidemiology; Markov chain Monte Carlo; Phytophthora ramorum; spatial heterogeneity; species distribution model
TL;DR: S spatio-temporal, stochastic epidemiological modeling in combination with realistic geographical modeling is used to predict the spread of the sudden oak death pathogen through heterogeneous host populations in wildland forests, subject to fluctuating weather conditions. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Forest species diversity reduces disease risk in a generalist plant pathogen invasion

ECOLOGY LETTERS, 14(11), 1108–1116.

By: S. Haas*, M. Hooten*, D. Rizzo* & R. Meentemeyer*

author keywords: Bayesian hierarchical model; emerging infectious disease; forest ecosystem; landscape epidemiology; Phytophthora ramorum; spatial autocorrelation; species diversity; sudden oak death; zero-inflation
MeSH headings : Bayes Theorem; Biodiversity; California; Ecosystem; Host Specificity; Host-Pathogen Interactions; Introduced Species; Linear Models; Models, Biological; Phytophthora / pathogenicity; Plant Diseases / microbiology; Plants; Population Density; Trees / microbiology
TL;DR: Evidence is found for pathogen dilution, whereby disease risk was lower in sites with higher species diversity, after accounting for potentially confounding effects of host density and landscape heterogeneity, suggesting that although nearly all plants in the ecosystem are hosts, alternative hosts may dilute disease transmission by competent hosts, thereby buffering forest health from infectious disease. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Influence of Abiotic and Environmental Factors on the Density and Infection Prevalence of Ixodes pacificus (Acari: Ixodidae) With Borrelia burgdorferi

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY, 48(1), 20–28.

By: A. Swei, R. Meentemeyer* & C. Briggs*

author keywords: abiotic limits; disease ecology; path analysis; spatial autocorrelation
MeSH headings : Animals; Borrelia burgdorferi / physiology; California; Ecosystem; Host-Pathogen Interactions; Ixodes / microbiology; Microclimate; Population Density; Quercus
TL;DR: It is found that in certain years but not others, temperature maxima in the dry season may constrain the density and density of infected I. pacificus nymphs, and biotic or stochastic factors may play a more important role in determining tick density. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Interacting disturbances: wildfire severity affected by stage of forest disease invasion

ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, 21(2), 313–320.

By: M. Metz*, K. Frangioso*, R. Meentemeyer* & D. Rizzo*

author keywords: Big Sur; coast live oak; emerging infectious disease; generalist forest pathogen; Phytophthora ramorum; tanoak
MeSH headings : California; Ecosystem; Fires; Plant Diseases; Trees
TL;DR: Examination of prefire fuels from host species in a forest monitoring plot network in Big Sur, California, to understand the interactions between disease-caused mortality and wildfire severity during the 2008 Basin Complex wildfire found no significant difference in burn severity between infested and uninfested plots. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Modeling of multi-strata forest fire severity using Landsat TM Data

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED EARTH OBSERVATION AND GEOINFORMATION, 13(1), 120–126.

By: Q. Meng & R. Meentemeyer*

author keywords: Fire severity; Multi-strata; dNBR; Heterogeneous landscapes; Landsat TM
TL;DR: It is found that the overall measure CBI is not optimal to represent multi-strata forest fire severity, and models using combinations of post-fire Landsat bands perform much better than NBR, dNBR, image differencing, and image ratioing. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Predicting the economic costs and property value losses attributed to sudden oak death damage in California (2010-2020)

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, 92(4), 1292–1302.

By: K. Kovacs*, T. Vaclavik*, R. Haight*, A. Pang*, N. Cunniffe*, C. Gilligan*, R. Meentemeyer*

author keywords: Natural disaster; Emerging infectious disease; Invasive species; Phytophthora ramorum
MeSH headings : California; Censuses; Communicable Diseases, Emerging / economics; Conservation of Natural Resources / economics; Conservation of Natural Resources / statistics & numerical data; Costs and Cost Analysis; Introduced Species / economics; Maps as Topic; Models, Biological; Phytophthora / pathogenicity; Plant Diseases / economics; Plant Diseases / parasitology; Plant Diseases / statistics & numerical data; Quercus / parasitology
TL;DR: The simulations predict an expanding sudden oak death (SOD) infestation that will likely encompass most of northwestern California and warrant treatment, removal, and replacement of more than 10 thousand oak trees with discounted cost of $7.5 million. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Spatial estimation of the density and carbon content of host populations for Phytophthora ramorum in California and Oregon

FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, 262(6), 989–998.

By: S. Lamsal*, R. Cobb*, J. Cushman*, Q. Meng*, D. Rizzo* & R. Meentemeyer*

author keywords: Forest inventory; Landscape epidemiology; Tree mortality; Biomass; Forest carbon; Species distribution model
TL;DR: This study represents the first spatially-explicit estimate of P. ramorum host populations and their carbon contents which exceed previously published estimates and will inform landscape- to regional-scale models of disease dynamics and guide management decisions regarding ecosystem impacts including risk of C release following widespread tree mortality. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 chapter

The emergence of Phytophthora ramorum in North America and Europe

In E. R. C. L. Olsen, D.A. Relman, & L. Pray (Eds.), Fungal diseases: an emerging threat to human, animal, and plant health : workshop summary. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press.

By: D. Rizzo, R. Meentemeyer & M. Garbelotto

Ed(s): E. L. Olsen, . D.A. Relman & L. Pray

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Alleviating the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem within Probe-Based Geospatial Analyses

COMPUTER GRAPHICS FORUM, 29(3), 923–932.

By: T. Butkiewicz*, R. Meentemeyer*, D. Shoemaker*, R. Chang*, Z. Wartell* & W. Ribarsky*

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 chapter

An association rule discovery system applied to geographic data

In H. K. R. Liping Di (Ed.), Standard-based data and information systems for Earth observation.

By: L. Rodman*, J. Jackson* & R. Meentemeyer*

Ed(s): H. Liping Di

TL;DR: An association rule discovery system has been developed for geographic data and results are presented that are derived from environmental conditions, anthropogenic features, land cover, and vegetation. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Apparent competition in canopy trees determined by pathogen transmission rather than susceptibility

ECOLOGY, 91(2), 327–333.

By: R. Cobb*, R. Meentemeyer* & D. Rizzo*

author keywords: apparent competition; community epidemiology; disease ecology; emerging infectious disease; forest pathogens; Lithocarpus densiflorus; Phytophthora ramorum; Qeurcus spp.; Sequoia sempervirens; sudden oak death; Umbellularia californica
MeSH headings : Host-Pathogen Interactions; Phytophthora / physiology; Plant Diseases / microbiology; Time Factors; Trees / microbiology
TL;DR: The degree to which invasive, generalist pathogens can cause rapid changes in forest canopy composition is demonstrated and that differences in transmission can be more important than susceptibility in driving patterns of apparent competition is demonstrated. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Pre-impact forest composition and ongoing tree mortality associated with sudden oak death in the Big Sur region; California

FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, 259(12), 2342–2354.

By: F. Davis*, M. Borchert*, R. Meentemeyer*, A. Flint* & D. Rizzo*

author keywords: Species distribution models; Landscape disease pattern; Community ordination; Spatial autocorrelation; Chaparral
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Predicting potential and actual distribution of sudden oak death in Oregon: Prioritizing landscape contexts for early detection and eradication of disease outbreaks

FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, 260(6), 1026–1035.

By: T. Vaclavik*, A. Kanaskie*, E. Hansen*, J. Ohmann* & R. Meentemeyer*

author keywords: Early detection; Invasive species; Landscape epidemiology; Maxent; Multi-criteria evaluation; Oregon; Phytophthora ramorum; Species distribution model
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

When is connectivity important? A case study of the spatial pattern of sudden oak death

OIKOS, 119(3), 485–493.

By: A. Ellis*, T. Vaclavik* & R. Meentemeyer*

TL;DR: It is demonstrated that connectivity can be important in systems not typically considered in connectivity studies – highlighting the importance of examining connectivity in a variety of different systems – and that the manner in which connectivity is measured may govern the ability to detect its importance. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

Invasive species distribution modeling (iSDM): Are absence data and dispersal constraints needed to predict actual distributions?

ECOLOGICAL MODELLING, 220(23), 3248–3258.

By: T. Vaclavik* & R. Meentemeyer*

author keywords: Species distribution model; Invasive species; Pseudo-absence data; Dispersal; Model assessment; Spatial prediction; Sudden oak death
TL;DR: It is suggested that true-absence data are a critical ingredient not only for accurate calibration but also for ecologically meaningful assessment of iSDMs that focus on predictions of actual distributions. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

Predicting Forest Microclimate in Heterogeneous Landscapes

ECOSYSTEMS, 12(7), 1158–1172.

By: T. Vanwalleghem* & R. Meentemeyer*

author keywords: microclimate; temperature; forest structure; landscape heterogeneity; regression kriging; California
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2008 journal article

Early detection of emerging forest disease using dispersal estimation and ecological niche modeling

ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, 18(2), 377–390.

By: R. Meentemeyer*, B. Anacker*, W. Mark* & D. Rizzo*

author keywords: dispersal kernel; early detection; ecological niche modeling; emerging infectious disease; invasive species; landscape epidemiology; Phytophthora ramorum; sudden oak death
MeSH headings : California; Ecosystem; Models, Biological; Mycoses / transmission; Phytophthora / physiology; Plant Diseases / microbiology; Trees / microbiology
TL;DR: Application of the combined niche plus dispersal models in a geographic information system predicted the presence of P. ramorum across approximately 8228 km2 of California's 84785km2 of land area with susceptible host species, suggesting that the modeling approach can be used to forecast locations of disease spread. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2008 journal article

Impact of sudden oak death on tree mortality in the Big Sur ecoregion of California

BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS, 10(8), 1243–1255.

By: R. Meentemeyer*, N. Rank*, D. Shoemaker*, C. Oneal*, A. Wickland*, K. Frangioso*, D. Rizzo*

author keywords: Big Sur; Emerging infectious disease; Forest disease; Invasive species; Landscape epidemiology; Phytophthora ramorum; Plant-pathogen; Tree mortality; Remote sensing
TL;DR: This is the first study to quantify a realistic number of dead trees impacted by P. ramorum over a defined ecological region and indicates similar prevalence of mortality in redwood-tanoak forests and mixed oak woodlands at this time. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2008 journal article

Influence of land-cover change on the spread of an invasive forest pathogen

ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, 18(1), 159–171.

By: R. Meentemeyer*, N. Rank*, B. Anacker*, D. Rizzo* & J. Cushman*

author keywords: fire suppression; forest microclunate; landscape epidemiology; path analysis; Phytophthora ramorum; simultaneous autoregressive (SAR) modeling; Sudden Oak Death
MeSH headings : Mycoses / transmission; Phytophthora / pathogenicity; Plant Diseases; Trees
TL;DR: Examination of the influence of land-cover changes between 1942 and 2000 on the establishment of an invasive pathogen, Phytophthora ramorum, concludes that enlargement of woodlands and closure of canopy gaps facilitated establishment of P. ramorum by increasing the area occupied by inoculum-production foliar hosts and enhancing forest microclimate conditions. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2008 journal article

Multi-scale patterns of human activity and the incidence of an exotic forest pathogen

JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY, 96(4), 766–776.

By: J. Cushman* & R. Meentemeyer*

author keywords: disease incidence; exotic forest pathogen; foliar and canker hosts; human activity; Phytophthora ramorum; Sudden Oak Death
TL;DR: The results suggest that human activity – along with temperature, moisture and host composition – is associated with increased prevalence of an influential exotic forest pathogen, and indicate that there may be conflicts between humans and disease. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2008 journal article

Susceptibility to Phytophthora ramorum in a key infectious host: landscape variation in host genotype, host phenotype, and environmental factors

NEW PHYTOLOGIST, 177(3), 756–766.

By: B. Anacker*, N. Rank*, D. Huberli*, M. Garbelotto*, S. Gordon*, T. Harnik*, R. Whitkus*, R. Meentemeyer*

author keywords: amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP); disease susceptibility; landscape epidemiology; oomycete; plant-pathogen interaction; sporangia; sudden oak death; Umbellularia californica
MeSH headings : California; Ecosystem; Genetic Predisposition to Disease; Genotype; Host-Pathogen Interactions / genetics; Host-Pathogen Interactions / immunology; Phenotype; Phytophthora / immunology; Plant Diseases / genetics; Plant Diseases / immunology; Plant Diseases / microbiology; Umbellularia / genetics; Umbellularia / immunology; Umbellularia / microbiology
TL;DR: Large genetic variation in susceptibility to Phytophthora ramorum occurs in its principal foliar host U. californica, but local environment mediates expression of susceptibility in nature, which explains most variation in field disease level. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2007 journal article

Effects of landscape heterogeneity on the emerging forest disease sudden oak death

JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY, 95(2), 364–375.

By: T. Condeso* & R. Meentemeyer*

author keywords: connectivity; fragmentation; emerging infectious disease; landscape pathology; invasive species; Phytophthora ramorum; sudden oak death
TL;DR: Both landscape-scale configuration and local composition of host habitat are related to the severity of this destructive forest disease, and increased disease severity within contiguous woodlands may have a considerable impact on the composition of such woodlands. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2006 journal article

A geographic analysis of wind turbine placement in Northern California

ENERGY POLICY, 34(15), 2137–2149.

By: L. Rodman* & R. Meentemeyer*

author keywords: wind turbines; geography; spatial analysis
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
7. Affordable and Clean Energy (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2006 article

An Association Rule Discovery System for Geographic Data

2006 IEEE INTERNATIONAL GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING SYMPOSIUM, VOLS 1-8, pp. 3478-+.

By: L. Rodman*, J. Jackson*, R. Huizar n & R. Meentemeyer n

author keywords: Association rule discovery; geographic data mining; geospatial data
TL;DR: An association rule discovery system has been developed for geographic data that extends the association rule formulation to handle spatial relationships and results are presented that are derived from environmental conditions, anthropogenic features, land cover, and vegetation. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2006 journal article

Effects of dam operation and land use on stream channel morphology and riparian vegetation

GEOMORPHOLOGY, 82(3-4), 412–429.

By: E. Gordon* & R. Meentemeyer*

author keywords: GIS; channel morphology; riparian vegetation; land use; ANCOVA; hydraulic exponent analysis
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2005 journal article

Climatologically aided mapping of daily precipitation and temperature

JOURNAL OF APPLIED METEOROLOGY, 44(10), 1501–1510.

By: R. Hunter* & R. Meentemeyer*

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2004 journal article

Mapping the risk of establishment and spread of sudden oak death in California

FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, 200(1-3), 195–214.

By: R. Meentemeyer*, D. Rizzo*, W. Mark* & E. Lotz*

author keywords: Phytophthora ramorum; oak mortality; disease spread; risk modeling; early-detection monitoring
TL;DR: A rule-based model of P. ramorum establishment and spread risk in California plant communities is presented, providing a simple and effective management tool for identifying emergent infections before they become established. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2002 journal article

Distribution of plant life history types in California chaparral: the role of topographically-determined drought severity

Journal of Vegetation Science, 13(1), 67–78.

By: R. Meentemeyer & A. Moody*

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2002 journal article

Landscape dynamics of the spread of sudden oak death

Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 68(10), 1001–1009.

By: M. Kelly & R. Meentemeyer

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2001 journal article

Environmental factors influencing spatial patterns of shrub diversity in chaparral, Santa Ynez Mountains, California

Journal of Vegetation Science, 12(1), 41–52.

By: A. Moody* & R. Meentemeyer*

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2001 journal article

Landscape-scale patterns of shrub-species abundance in California chaparral - The role of topographically mediated resource gradients

PLANT ECOLOGY, 156(1), 19–41.

By: R. Meentemeyer*, A. Moody* & J. Franklin*

author keywords: digital terrain model; environmental gradient; predictive mapping; resource availability; RHESSys; vegetation modeling
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2000 journal article

Automated mapping of conformity between topographic and geological surfaces

COMPUTERS & GEOSCIENCES, 26(7), 815–829.

By: R. Meentemeyer* & A. Moody*

author keywords: bedding planes; strike and dip; topography; DEM; digital terrain analysis
TL;DR: The methods provide an eAcient means for estimating topographic/bedding plane intersection angles over large areas and are useful for a variety of landscape-scale modeling applications, such as the prediction of potential hillslope failure, hydrologic flow paths, and vegetation patterns. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2000 journal article

Rapid sampling of plant species composition for assessing vegetation patterns in rugged terrain

LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY, 15(8), 697–711.

By: R. Meentemeyer* & A. Moody*

author keywords: chaparral; landscape scale; remote sensing; vegetation pattern; vegetation sampling
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

1999 journal article

Hydrogeomorphic effects of beaver dams in Glacier National Park, Montana

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, 20(5), 436–446.

By: R. Meentemeyer* & D. Butler*

author keywords: Castor canadensis; beaver dams; beaver ponds; sedimentation; biogeomorphology; hydrogeomorphology
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

1998 journal article

The geomorphic influences of burrowing beavers on streambanks, Bolin creek, North Carolina

Zeitschrift Fur Geomorphologie, 42(4), 453–468.

By: R. Meentemeyer, J. Vogler & D. Butler

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

1996 journal article

Temporal and spatial changes in beaver pond locations, eastern Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

Geographical Bulletin, 37(2), 97–104.

By: R. Meentemeyer & D. Butler

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

Employment

Updated: November 10th, 2023 16:00

2019 - present

North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina, US
Goodnight Distinguished Professor of Geospatial Analytics Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources

2013 - present

North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina, US
Director Center for Geospatial Analytics

2013 - present

North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina, US
Founding Faculty Member University Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program for Geospatial Analytics

2013 - 2019

North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina, US
Professor Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources

2010 - 2013

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, North Carolina, US
Professor Department of Geography and Earth Sciences

2006 - 2013

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, North Carolina, US
Executive Director Center for Applied Geographic Information Science

2005 - 2010

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, North Carolina, US
Associate Professor Department of Geography and Earth Sciences

2000 - 2005

Sonoma State University Rohnert Park, California, US
Director Geographic Information Center

2000 - 2005

Sonoma State University Rohnert Park, California, US
Assistant Professor Department of Geography

Education

Updated: April 9th, 2020 15:10

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina, US
Ph.D. Geography

University of Georgia Athens, Georgia, US
B.S. Geography

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