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Department Resume 2009|Department of Geography

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Department of Geography
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Phone: 307-766-3311
Fax: 307-766-3294
Email: aszabady@uwyo.edu
Dept 3371
1000 E University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071
Office Hours:
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Work Published in 2009

Bill Baker

Baker, W.L., J. Garner, and P. Lyon, "Effect of imazapic on cheatgrass and native plants in Wyoming big sagebrush," Natural Areas Journal 29:204-209.

Hanson, C.T., D.C. Odion, D.A. Dellasala, and W.L. Baker, "Overestimation of fire risk in the Northern spotted owl recovery plan, Conservation Biology 23:1314-1319.

Romme, W.H., C. D. Allen, J. D. Bailey, W.L. Baker, B.T. Bestelmeyer, P.M. Brown, K.S. Eisenhart, M.L. Floyd, D.W. Huffman, B.F. Jacobs, R.F. Miller, E.H. Muldavin, T.W. Swetnam, R.J. Tausch, and P.J. Weisberg, "Historical and modern disturbance regimes, stand structures, and landscape dynamics in pion-juniper vegetation of the western United States," Rangeland Ecology and Management 62:203-222.

Shinneman, D.J. and W.L. Baker, "The influence of climatic teleconnections, drought, and fire on pion-juniper woodland dynamics in western Colorado," Ecological Applications 19:1231-1245.

Shinneman, D.J. and W.L. Baker, "Environmental and climatic variables as potential drivers of post-fire cover of cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) in seeded and unseeded semiarid ecosystems, International Journal of Wildland Fire 18:191-202.

Baker, W. L. Fire Ecology in Rocky Mountain Landscapes. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.


Bill Gribb

Gribb, W., City of Rawlins, WY: An Overview of Approaches and Elements in a Comprehensive Plan, UW, 59 pp.

Gribb, W. and S. Lieske, Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail: Inventory and Assessment, preliminary draft, UW, 109 pp.

Gribb, W., book review, Environmental Geography, ed., N. Castree, D. Demeritt, D. Liverman, and B. Rhoads, Choice Literary Review.

Gribb, W., 2009, book review, Dreaming of Sheep in Navajo Country, M. Weisiger, Choice Literary Review.


Jeff Hamerlinck

Lieske, S.N.; S. Mullen; and J.D. Hamerlinck, "Enhancing comprehensive planning with public engagement and planning support integration." In Geertman, S. and J. Stillwell, eds. Planning Support Systems: Best Practice and New Methods. pp. 295-315. Berlin: Springer.

Hamerlinck, J.D. Review of New Geographies of the American West: Land Use and the Changing Patterns of Place, by William R. Travis. Journal of the American Planning Association, 75 (1): 92-93.

Hulme, D., C. Anderson, K. Parady, J. Hamerlinck, S. Lieske, and I. Burke. Wyoming's State of the Space: A Comprehensive Review of Land Use Trends in Wyoming. William D. Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming: Laramie, WY. 70 pp.

Rodemaker, E.J., J.D. Hamerlinck, J.R. Oakleaf, and Z. Shang. Wyoming Governor's Sage-Grouse Conservation Initiative: Habitat Mapping Project, Final Report. Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center, University of Wyoming: Laramie, WY. 154 pp.

 

Carl Legleiter

Legleiter, C.J., and Roberts, D.A., "A forward image model for passive optical remote sensing of river bathymetry," Remote Sensing of Environment, 113(5): 1025-1045.

Legleiter, C.J., Roberts, D.A., and Lawrence, R.L., "Spectrally based remote sensing of river bathymetry," Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 34(8): 1039-1059.

 

Deb Paulson

Local Foods: Safety, Freedom & Other Values in Conflict, Panelist. 2009 Consumers Issues Conference, Sept. 24-25, Wyoming Union, Laramie.


Steve Prager

Prager, S.D. and Plewe, B., "Assessment and evaluation of GIScience curriculum using the Geographic Information Science and Technology Body of Knowledge," Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 33(1): S46-S69.

Larson, R., Holmern, T., Prager, S.D., Maliti, H. and Røskaft, E., "The Extended Quarter Degree Grid Cell system to unify mapping and sharing of biodiversity data," African Journal of Ecology, Vol. 47, pp. 382-392.

Prager, S.D., and Spears, W.M., "A hybrid evolutionary-graph approach for finding functional network paths," In Proceedings of the 17th ACM GIS International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, pp. 306315, ACM.

 

Jerry Webster

Leib, Jonathan and Webster, Gerald R, "Electoral Districts," International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Edited by R. Kitchin and N. Thrift, pp. 399-404, London: Elsevier.

 

Work Accepted and Forthcoming

Bill Baker

Hanson, C. T., D.C. Odion, D.A. Dellasala, and W.L. Baker (In press). "More-comprehensive recovery actions for Northern spotted owls in dry forests: reply to Spies et al." Conservation Biology.

Williams, M.A., and W.L. Baker (In press), "Bias and error in using survey records for ponderosa pine landscape restoration," Journal of Biogeography.

Baker, W.L. (In press), "Pre-EuroAmerican and recent fire in sagebrush ecosystems," Studies in Avian Biology.

Connelly, J.W., C.E. Braun, S.T. Knick, W.L. Baker, E.A. Beever, T.J. Christiansen, K.E. Doherty, E.O. Garton. S.E. Hanser, D.H. Johnson, M. Leu, R.F. Miller, D.E. Naugle, S.J. Oyler-McCance, D.A. Pyke, K.P. Reese, M.A. Schroeder, S.J. Stiver, B.L. Walker, and M.J. Wisdom (In press), "Conservation of greater sage-grouse: a synthesis of current trends and future management," Studies in Avian Biology.

 

Jeff Hamerlinck

Hamerlinck, J.D. (forthcoming). GIS in land use management, In: Encyclopedia of Geography, B. Warf, editor, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

 

Steve Prager

Reiners, W.A. and Prager, S.D., (forthcoming), "Understanding systems on the cusp," Book Review, Ecology.

 

J. J. Shinker

Shinker, J. J. and Bartlein, P. J., 2010. "Spatial variations of effective moisture in the western United States", Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L02701, doi:10.1029/2009/GL041387.

Shuman, B., Pribyl, P., Minckley, T. A., and Shinker, J. J., (in press). "Rapid hydrologic shifts and prolonged droughts in Rocky Mountain headwaters during the Holocene', Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1029/2009GL042196.

Shinker, J. J., Shuman, B., Minckley, T. A., and Henderson, A. K., (in press). "Climatic shifts in the availability of contested waters: A long-term perspective from the headwaters of the North Platte River", Annals of the Association of American Geographers.


Jerry Webster

Webster, Gerald R., Chapman, Thomas, and Leib, Jonathan I. (forthcoming), "Sustaining the ‘Societal and Scriptural Fence": Cultural, Social and Political Topographies of Same Sex Marriage in Alabama," The Professional Geographer.

Webster, Gerald R. (forthcoming), "American Nationalism and the Invasion of Iraq," Geographical Review.

Webster, Gerald R. and Leib, Jonathan I. (forthcoming), "Race, Religion and the Southern Debate Over the Confederate Battle Flag," in Nancy Wadsworth and Robin Jacobson, editors, Faith and Race in American Political Life, University of Virginia Press.

Webster, Gerald R. and Leib, Jonathan I. (forthcoming), "Living on the Grid: The U.S. Rectangular Public Land Survey System and the Engineering of the American Landscape," in S.D. Brunn, Earth Engineering, Dordrecht, Netherlands, Kluwer Academic.


Papers Presented

Bill Baker

Baker, W.L. "Historical and recent fire in sagebrush landscapes," Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, NV

Andersen, M.D. and W.L. Baker, "Reconstructing landscape-scale tree invasion using survey notes in the Medicine Bow Mountains, Wyoming," Mountains and Plains Symposium, Laramie, WY


Bill Gribb

Gribb, W., Cole, D. and Herman, D. "Bringing the Past to Life: Extracting Spatial Information from Historical Maps for a Digital Atlas of American Indian Treaties and Territories," International Cartographic Congress, Santiago, Chile, November.

Gribb, W., "Beavers (Castor canadensis) in Grand Teton National Park: Inventory and Habitat," invited paper, Grand Teton National Park Research Symposium, Jackson Lake, WY, September.

Gribb, W., "Laramie Downtown Land Use," Main Streets Program Fall Meeting, Laramie, WY, November.

Gribb, W. and Roberts, C., "Design Guidelines for Laramie Main Street Program," Wyoming Main Streets Program Annual Meeting, Wheatland, WY, June.

Gribb, W.,"Livestock on the Wind River Reservation: The Arapaho Ranch," Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, NV, March.


Jeff Hamerlinck

Hamerlinck, J.D. , "All Things GIS: An Introduction to Geospatial Data and Technology," presentation at the WyGISC GIS Day Open House Lunch Seminar on November 18, Laramie, WY.

Hamerlinck, J.D. , "All Things Geospatial: Geography, Maps, Computers and Our Environment," Guest Lecture presented at the UW Lab School on November 17, Laramie, WY.

Hamerlinck, J.D., Oakleaf, J.R., Polzer, P.L., Wyckoff, T.B., "Developing a Cyberinfrastructure for Collaborative Carbon Sequestration Research at the University of Wyoming, Year-End Update,". Presentation at the UW Moxa Arch Carbon Sequestration Project Workshop on March 26, Laramie, WY.

Hamerlinck, J.D., Oakleaf, J.R., Wyckoff, T.B., "Wyoming Geo-Data: WyGISC Data Sharing - Past, Present, and Future," presentation at the Wyoming Library Association Annual Meeting, "All 'Digital' Things Wyoming" preconference workshop on September 30, Laramie, WY.

Coupal, R., Lieske, S.N., Hulme, D. and Hamerlinck, J.D. "Water Planning and Land Use Planning in Wyoming," presentation at the Fall Expo of the Wyoming Association of Rural Water Systems on September 15. Laramie, WY.

Hamerlinck, J.D., Sorenson, J., "All the IT You Need: Information Technology for Planners," presentation at the Western Planners Conference on September 10, Spearfish, SD.

Hamerlinck, J.D., Oakleaf, J.R., Polzer, P.L., Wyckoff, T.B., "Building a Geo-Cyberinfrastructure for Carbon Capture and Sequestration Research," Poster presentation at the ESRI International Users Conference on July 13-17, San Diego, CA.

Hamerlinck, J.D., Lieske, S.N., "Supporting Community Planning and Resource Management with Information Technology," presentation at the Building the Wyoming We Want Advisory Committee on April 14, Cheyenne, WY.

Hamerlinck, J.D., Oakleaf, J.R., Polzer, P.L., Wyckoff, T.B., "Developing a Cyberinfrastructure for Collaborative Carbon Sequestration Research at the University of Wyoming, Mid-Year Update," presentation at the UW Moxa Arch Carbon Sequestration Project Workshop on March 26, Laramie, WY.

Hamerlinck, J.D. , "ScienceSDIs: A Conceptual Framework for Advancing Spatial Data Infrastructures in Collaborative Research," presentation at the WyGISC Geospatial Forum on March 6, Laramie, WY.

Hamerlinck, J.D., "Geography - What is Where and Why? How Our Geographic Landscape Influences Our Political Landscape and Vice Versa. Guest lecture presented in POLS 4710: Wyoming's Political Identity on January 20.

 

John Patrick Harty

Harty, J.P., "A Lasting Legacy: The Permanence of Paul Bunyan & Blue Ox Features on the Landscape," Association of American Geographers Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting, Logan, UT, September, 2009

Harty, J.P., "Ghosts Schools: Remembering the Loss of a Community Landmark," Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, NV, March 2009

 

Carl Legleiter

Legleiter, C.J, Kyriakidis, P.C., McDonald, R.R., and Nelson, J.M., "Effects of uncertain topographic input data on two-dimensional modeling of flow hydraulics, habitat suitability, and bed mobility," American Geophysical Union, San Francisco.

Harrison, L.R., Legleiter, C.J., Wydzga, M.A., and Dunne, T., "Channel dynamics and habitat complexity in a meandering, gravel-bed river," American Geophysical Union, San Francisco.

Kinzel, P.J., Legleiter, C.J., and Nelson, J.M., "Computational modeling of river flow using bathymetry collected with an experimental, water-penetrating, green LiDAR," American Geophysical Union, San Francisco.

Steve Prager
Laituri, M., Evangelista, P., Prager, S., "Collaborative Networking and GIS Needs Assessment Workshop," National Science Foundation sponsored research workshop, Facilitator, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Prager, S., "Geo-Everything: the Future is Now: A dialog on the past, present and future of geospatial technologies," Invited Speaker, Department of Political Science Brown Bag Lunch Seminar, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.

Prager, S., and Reiners, W., "Links, interactions, and flows: formalizing conceptual frameworks for understanding the relationship between sustainability and ecology," Invited Speaker, Organized Oral Session, Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM.

Prager, S., "Understanding the relationship between air travel and the air traffic network," Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, NV.


Jacqueline Shinker

Shinker, J., "Using Color to Understand Climate Patterns and Process," Invited Lecture, November 23, Color Theory Course, University of Wyoming Department of Fine Arts.

Shinker, J. ,"Climate Change and Water in Wyoming," Invited Lecture, October, 26, Daughters of the America Revolution, Wyoming Chapter, Laramie, WY.

Shinker, J., "Climate Change and Wyoming," Invited Lecture, May 2, Wyoming League of Women Voters State Conference, Laramie, WY.

Shinker, J. J., B. N. Shuman, T. A. Minckley, "Modern analogs of climatic controls on long-term drought in the North Platte River Headwaters of Wyoming," Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, NV.

Minckley, T. A., B. N. Shuman, J. M. Beiswenger, E. Lips, and J. J. Shinker, "Climate change impacts on past wildfires in North America," Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, NV.

Shuman, B. N., A. K. Henderson, T. A. Minckley, and J. J. Shinker, "Evidence of multi-century to multi-millennial droughts in the Colorado River headwaters region during the past 8000 years," Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, NV.

 

Gerald R. Webster

Webster, G.R., "Custer May Have Died For Our Sins But He Didn't Go Away," Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers, Knoxville, TN, November.

Webster, G.R.,"American Nationalism and the Invasion of Iraq," National Council for Geographic Education, San Juan, Puerto Rico, September.

Quinton, N and Webster, G.R., "Place, Partisan Elections, and Direct Democracy: A Place-Based Analysis of Alabama's Electoral Geography," Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, NV, March.

Webster, G.R., "Thoughts on Mentoring Junior Faculty," Association of American Geographers, Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, NV, March.

Webster, G.R., "Voting in Alabama: Race, Religion, Place and the Culture Wars," WyGISC Colloquium Series, April.


Jim Oakleaf

Oakleaf, J.R. "WyGISC Data Management Activities and Direction," WyGISC GeoForum, Laramie, Wyoming, February.


Hamerlinck, J.D., Oakleaf, J.R., Polzer, P.L., Wyckoff, T.B., "Developing a Cyberinfrastructure for Collaborative Carbon Sequestration Research at the University of Wyoming, Year-End Update,". Presentation at the UW Moxa Arch Carbon Sequestration Project Workshop on March 26, Laramie, WY.

Oakleaf, J.R. "Wyoming GeoLibrary in Support of the WLCI Science Catalog," 2009 USGS WLCI Science Workshop, Laramie, Wyoming, May.

Hamerlinck, J.D., Oakleaf, J.R., Polzer, P.L., Wyckoff, T.B., "Building a Geo-Cyberinfrastructure for Carbon Capture and Sequestration Research," Poster presentation at the ESRI International Users Conference on July 13-17, San Diego, CA.

Hamerlinck, J.D., Oakleaf, J.R., Wyckoff, T.B., "Wyoming Geo-Data: WyGISC Data Sharing - Past, Present, and Future," presentation at the Wyoming Library Association Annual Meeting, "All 'Digital' Things Wyoming" preconference workshop on September 30, Laramie, WY.

Oakleaf, J.R. "WyGISC Resources," GIS Day Lecture, Laramie, Wyoming, November.

 

Contracts and Grants

Bill Baker: As PI: 3 grants, $294,547

Bill Gribb: As PI: 5 grants, $167,134

Jeff Hamerlinck: As PI: 2 grants, $320,000
As Co-PI: 5 grants, $1,722,000

Carl Legleiter: As PI: 2 grants, $23,660

Steve Prager: As PI: 2 grants, $500,549

Jacqueline Shinker:  As Co-PI: 2 grants, $48,223

Jim Oakleaf: As PI: 2 grants, $73,343

Jerry Webster: As Co-PI: 1 grant, $52,000


Honors and Awards

Bill Baker, James J. Parsons Distinguished Career Award, Biogeography Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers.


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