Jonathan Chipman

  • Director, Citrin Family GIS/Applied Spatial Analysis Laboratory

  • Senior Lecturer, Geography

  • Senior Lecturer, Earth Sciences

  • Quantitative Social Sciences program Steering Committee

In my work, I use remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and spatial analysis to study environmental and social systems. These tools (collectively referred to as "geospatial science and technology") can be applied to many types of problems. In recent years I've used them to measure the optical properties of lakes from satellite imagery, assess changes in the land use and hydrology of irrigated-agricultural landscapes in Egypt and China, and monitor the seasonal cycle of greenness and senescence in East Africa. Working with colleagues in the social sciences, I've also used spatial analysis to map patterns of segregation and diversity across the US, to interpret factors influencing closely fought elections, and to use landscape-scale spatial phenomena as a window onto economic policies.

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Contact

603-646-3321
Fairchild 120
HB 6017

Education

  • A.B. Dartmouth College
  • M.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Selected Publications

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