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Daniel G. Brown

Funded Research:

LCLUC Synthesis: Ecosystem-Society Interactions on a Changing Mongolian Plateau (NASA)

Addressing Disclosure Risk of Contextualized Microdata in Survey Design (OBSSR)

LCLUC SYNTHESIS: Forested Land Cover and Land Use Change in the Far East of the Northern Eurasia Under the Combined Drivers of Climate and Socio-Economic Transformation (NASA)

Extreme events impacts of water quality in the Great Lakes: Prediction and Management of nutrient loading in a changing climate (NSF)

NCRN-MN: Linking Surveys to the World: Administrative Data, the Web, and Beyond. Michigan Node of the NSF-Census Research Network (NSF)

A Spatial Agent-Based Model of Walking Behavior in Cities (NHLBI)

Explaining Protected Areas (PA) Outcomes in the Andes-Amazon Region (Moore, Gordon and Betty, Foundation)

WSC-Category 2: Extreme events impacts on water quality in the Great Lakes: Prediction and management of nutrient loading in a changing climate (NSF)

Collaborative Research: Coupled Observation Of The Water Environment: A National Survey Program (NSF)

From Vulnerability to Sustainability: Vulnerability and Sustainability Development in the Context Climatic and Institutional Changes in Rural China (NASA)

Grassland Ecosystems and Societal Adaptations Under Changing Grazing Intensity and Climate on the Mongolian Plateau. (NASA)

Neighborhoods and CVD Risk in a Multiethnic Cohort (NHLBI)

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and birth outcomes in Mexico City (NIEHS)

Air Pollution, Inflammation and Preterm Birth: A Mechanistic Study in Mexico City (NIEHS)

Collaborative Research: Spatial Land-Use Change and Ecological Effects (SLUCE): Interactions of Exurban Land Management and Carbon Dynamics (NSF)

Collaborative Research: Spatial Land-Use Change and Ecological Effects (SLUCE) (NSF)

Environmental Governance, Forests and Logging Concessions: The Effects of Institutional Complexity of Forest Systems, Cover and Change in Central Africa (NSF)

Population and Environment in the U.S. Great Plains (NICHD)

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Professor, School of Natural Resources & Environment.

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Brown's research focuses on linking observable landscape patterns -- obtained through remote sensing, ecological mapping, and digital terrain analysis -- with ecological and social processes.

Recent Publications


Bierbaum, R., Daniel Brown, and J. McAlpine. 2008. Coping with climate change: National Summit Proceedings. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources and Environment.

Journal Articles

White-Newsome, Jalonne L., Shannon J. Brines, Daniel G. Brown, J. Timothy Dvonch, Carina J. Gronlund, Kai Zhang, Evan M. Oswald, and Marie S. O'Neill. 2013. "Validating Satellite-Derived Land Surface Temperature with in Situ Measurements: A Public Health Perspective." Environmental Health Perspectives, 121(8): 925-931. PMCID: PMC3734495. DOI. Abstract.

Brown, Daniel G., Arun Agrawal, Daniel Sassler, Jun Wang, Jin Hua, and Yichun Xie. 2013. "Responses to climate and economic risks and opportunities across national and ecological boundaries: changing household strategies on the Mongolian plateau." Environmental Research Letters, 9: 1-9. PMCID: PMC4047987. DOI.

Wang, J., Daniel G. Brown, and A. Agrawal. 2013. "Climate adaptation, local institutions, and rural livelihoods: A comparative study of herder communities in Mongolia and Inner Mongolia, China." Global Environmental Change, 23(6): 1673-1683. DOI. Abstract.

O'Neill, M., A. Osornio-Vargas, M. Buxton, B. Sanchez, L. Rojas-Bracho, M. Castillo-Castrejon, I. Mordhukovich, Daniel Brown, and F. Vadillo-Ortega. 2013. "Air pollution, inflammation and preterm birth in Mexico City: Study design and methods." Science of the Total Environment, 448: 79-83. DOI. Abstract.

Robinson, D., S. Sun, M. Hutchins, R. Riolo, Daniel Brown, D. Parker, T. Filatova, W. Currie, and S. Kiger. 2013. "Effects of land markets and land management on ecosystem function: A framework for modelling exurban land-change." Environmental Modelling & Software, 45: 129-140. DOI. Abstract.

Sylvester, Kenneth M., Daniel G. Brown, G. Deane, and R. Kornak. 2013. "Land transitions in the American plains: Multilevel modeling of drivers of grassland conversion (1956-2006)." Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment, 168: 7-15. PMCID: PMC3634617. DOI. Abstract.

Wang, J., Daniel G. Brown, and J. Chen. 2013. "Drivers of the dynamics in net primary productivity across ecological zones on the Mongolian Plateau." Landscape Ecology, 28(4): 725-739. DOI. Abstract.

Agrawal, A., Daniel Brown, G. Rao, R. Riolo, D. Robinson, and M. Bommarito. 2013. "Interactions between organizations and networks in common-pool resource governance." Environmental Science & Policy, 25: 138-146. DOI. Abstract.

Oswald, E., R. Rood, K. Zhang, C. Gronlund, M. O'Neill, J. White-Newsome, S. Brines, and Daniel Brown. 2012. "An Investigation into the Spatial Variability of Near-Surface Air Temperatures in the Detroit, Michigan, Metropolitan Region." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 51(7): 1290-1304. DOI. Abstract.

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