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Daniel G. Brown

Funded Research:

Mapping Child Passenger Safety Needs and Resources for Michigan's Children (Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)

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.

Research Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research.

Interim Dean, School of Natural Resources and Environment.

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., Myron Gutmann, and Daniel G. Brown. Online Access 2015. "At the margins: agriculture, subsidies and the shifting fate of North America's native grassland." Population and Environment, . DOI. Abstract.

Tian, Qing, Daniel G. Brown, Shuming Bao, and Shuhua Qi. 2015. "Assessing and mapping human well-being for sustainable development amid flood hazards: Poyang Lake Region of China." Applied Geography, 63: 66-76. DOI. Abstract.

Chen, J., R. John, Y. Zhang, C. Shao, Daniel G. Brown, O. Batkhishig, A. Amarjargal, Z. Ouyang, G. Dong, D. Wang, and J. Qi. 2015. "Divergences of Two Coupled Human and Natural Systems on the Mongolian Plateau." BioScience, 65(6): 559-570. DOI. Abstract.

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.

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