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Daniel G. Brown

Funded Research:

Large-Scale Land Transactions as Drivers of Land-Cover Change in Sub-Saharan Africa (NASA)

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

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)

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

Books

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

Wilson, C., and Daniel G. Brown. 2015. "Change in visible impervious surface area in southeastern Michigan before and after the "Great Recession:'' spatial differentiation in remotely sensed land-cover dynamics." Population and Environment, 36(3): 331-355. DOI. Abstract.

Braden, J., Daniel G. Brown, D. Maidment, and S. Marquart-Pyatt. 2015. "Populating the Water World: Exploring Data Aspirations of Water Experts." Society & Natural Resources, 28(4): 439-451. DOI. Abstract.

Sylvester, Kenneth M., Daniel G. Brown, Susan Hautaniemi Leonard, Emily Merchant, and Meghan Hutchins. 2015. "Exploring agent-level calculations of risk and returns in relation to observed land-use changes in the US Great Plains, 1870-1940." Regional Environmental Change, 15(2): 301-315. PMCID: PMC4340090. DOI. Abstract.

Magliocca, N., Daniel G. Brown, V. McConnell, J. Nassauer, and S. Westbrook. 2014. "Effects of alternative developer decision-making models on the production of ecological subdivision designs: experimental results from an agent-based model." Environment and Planning B-Planning & Design, 41(5): 907-927. DOI. Abstract.

Visscher, R., J. Nassauer, Daniel G. Brown, W. Currie, and D. Parker. 2014. "Exurban residential household behaviors and values: Influence of parcel size and neighbors on carbon storage potential." Landscape and Urban Planning, 132: 37-46. DOI. Abstract.

Wang, J., Daniel G. Brown, and Y. Bai. 2014. "Investigating the spectral and ecological characteristics of grassland communities across an ecological gradient of the Inner Mongolian grasslands with in situ hyperspectral data." International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35(20): 7179-7198. DOI. Abstract.

Nassauer, J., Daniel Harris Cooper, L. Marshall, W. Currie, M. Hutchins, and Daniel G. Brown. 2014. "Parcel size related to household behaviors affecting carbon storage in exurban residential landscapes." Landscape and Urban Planning, 129: 55-64. DOI. Abstract.

Kahan, Ari Y., William S. Currie, and Daniel G. Brown. 2014. "Nitrogen and Carbon Biogeochemistry in Forest Sites along an Indirect Urban-Rural Gradient in Southeastern Michigan." Forests, 5(4): 643-665. DOI. Abstract.

Sun, Shipeng, Dawn Parker, Qingxu Huang, Tatiana Filatova, Derek Robinson, Rick Riolo, Meghan Hutchins, and Daniel G. Brown. 2014. "Market Impacts on Land-Use Change: An Agent-Based Experiment." Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 104(3): 460-484. DOI. Abstract.

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