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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)

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

Sylvester, Kenneth M., Daniel G. Brown, Susan Hautaniemi Leonard, Emily Merchant, and Meghan Hutchins. 2014. "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, 14(1). 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.

Vadillo-Ortega, Felipe, Alvaro Osornio-Vargas, M. Buxton, B. Sanchez, L. Rojas-Bracho, M. Viveros-Alcaraz, M. Castillo-Castrejon, J. Beltran-Montoya, Daniel G. Brown, and M. O'Neill. 2014. "Air pollution, inflammation and preterm birth: A potential mechanistic link." Medical Hypotheses, 82(2): 219-224. PMCID: PMC3928635. DOI. Abstract.

Magliocca, Nicholas, Daniel G. Brown, and Erle Ellis. 2014. "Cross-Site Comparison of Land-Use Decision-Making and Its Consequences across Land Systems with a Generalized Agent-Based Model." PLoS ONE, 9(1): e86179. PMCID: PMC3906050. DOI. Abstract.

Wang, Jun, Daniel G. Brown, and Dorit Hammerling. 2013. "Geostatistical inverse modeling for super-resolution mapping of continuous spatial processes." Remote Sensing of Environment, 139: 205-215. DOI. Abstract.

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.

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