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Daniel G. Brown's Select 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Yang, Y., Ana Diez Roux, A. Auchincloss, D. Rodriguez, and Daniel Brown. 2012. "Exploring walking differences by socioeconomic status using a spatial agent-based model." Health & Place, 18(1): 96-99. PMCID: PMC3345574. DOI. Abstract.

Bell, A.R., R.L. Riolo, J.M. Doremus, Daniel Brown, T.P. Lyon, J. Vandermeer, and A. Agrawal. 2012. "Fragmenting forests: the double edge of effective forest monitoring." Environmental Science & Policy, 16: 20-30. Abstract.

Hunter, M., and Daniel Brown. 2012. "Spatial contagion: Gardening along the street in residential neighborhoods." Landscape and Urban Planning, 105(4): 407-416. DOI. Abstract.

Wang, Zhifang, J. Nassauer, R. Marans, and Daniel Brown. 2012. "Different Types of Open Spaces and Their Importance to Exurban Homeowners." Society & Natural Resources, 25(4): 368-383. DOI. Abstract.

Zhao, T., Daniel Brown, H. Fang, D. Theobald, T. Liu, and T. Zhang. 2012. "Vegetation productivity consequences of human settlement growth in the eastern United States." Landscape Ecology, 27(8): 1149-1165. 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.

An, L., Daniel Brown, J.I. Nassauer, and Bobbi Low. 2011. "Variations in development of exurban residential landscapes: Timing, location, and driving forces." Journal of Land Use Science, 6(1): 13-32. DOI. Abstract.

Auchincloss, A.H., R.L. Riolo, Daniel Brown, J. Cook, and Ana Diez Roux. 2011. "An Agent-Based Model of Income Inequalities in Diet in the Context of Residential Segregation." American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 40(3): 303-311. DOI. Abstract.

Yang, Y., Ana Diez Roux, A.H. Auchincloss, D.A. Rodriguez, and Daniel Brown. 2011. "A Spatial Agent-Based Model for the Simulation of Adults' Daily Walking Within a City." American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 40(3): 353-361. PMCID: PMC3306662. DOI. Abstract.

Smajgl, Alex, Daniel Brown, Diego Valbuena, and Marco Huigen. 2011. "Empirical characterisation of agent behaviours in socio-ecological systems." Environmental Modelling and Software, 26(7): 837-844. DOI. Abstract.

Zhang, K., E.M. Oswald, Daniel Brown, S.J. Brines, C.J. Gronlund, J.L. White-Newsome, R.B. Rood, and M.S. O'Neill. 2011. "Geostatistical exploration of spatial variation of summertime temperatures in the Detroit metropolitan region." Environmental Research, 111(8): 1046-1053. DOI. Abstract.

Bush, K.F., G. Luber, S.R. Kotha, R.S. Dhaliwal, V. Kapil, M. Pascual, Daniel Brown, H. Frumkin, R.C. Dhiman, J. Hess, M.L. Wilson, K. Balakrishnan, J. Eisenberg, T. Kaur, R. Rood, S. Batterman, A. Joseph, C.J. Gronlund, A. Agrawal, and Howard Hu. 2011. "Impacts of Climate Change on Public Health in India: Future Research Directions." Environmental Health Perspectives, 119(6): 765-770. PMCID: PMC3114809. DOI. Abstract.

Churkina, G., Daniel Brown, and G. Keoleian. 2010. "Carbon stored in human settlements: Conterminous US." Global change Biology, 16: 135-143. DOI. Abstract.

Burnicki, A.C., Daniel Brown, and P. Goovaerts. 2010. "Propagating error in land-cover-change analyses: impact of temporal dependence under increased thematic complexity." International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 24(7): 1043-1060. DOI. Abstract.

O'Neill, M.S., D.K. Jackman, M. Wyman, X. Manarolla, C.J. Gronlund, Daniel Brown, S.J. Brines, J. Schwartz, and A.V. Diez-Roux. 2010. "US local action on heat and health: are we prepared for climate change?" International Journal of Public Health, 55(2): 105-112. DOI. Abstract.

Zellner, M.L., R.L. Riolo, W. Rand, Daniel Brown, S.E. Page, and L.E. Fernandez. 2010. "The problem with zoning: nonlinear effects of interactions between location preferences and externalities on land use and utility." Environment and Planning B-Planning & Design, 37(3): 408-428. DOI. Abstract.

Smiley, Melissa J., Ana Diez Roux, Shannon J. Brines, Daniel Brown, Kelly R. Evenson, and Daniel A. Rodriguez. 2010. "A spatial analysis of health-related resources in three diverse metropolitan areas." Health & Place, 16(5): 885-892. DOI. Abstract.

Carter, N.H., Daniel Brown, D. Etter, and L.G. Visser. 2010. "American black bear habitat selection in northern Lower Peninsula, Michigan, USA, using discrete-choice modeling." Ursus, 21(1): 57-71. DOI. Abstract.

Zellner, M.L., S.E. Page, W. Rand, Daniel Brown, D.T. Robinson, J. Nassauer, and Bobbi Low. 2009. "The emergence of zoning policy games in exurban jurisdictions: Informing collective action theory." Land Use Policy, 26(2): 356-367. DOI. Abstract.

Robinson, D.T., and Daniel Brown. 2009. "Evaluating the effects of land-use development policies on ex-urban forest cover: An integrated agent-based GIS approach." International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 23(9): 1211-1232. DOI. Abstract.

Robinson, D.T., Daniel Brown, and W.S. Currie. 2009. "Modelling carbon storage in highly fragmented and human-dominated landscapes: Linking land-cover patterns and ecosystem models." Ecological Modelling, 220(9-10): 1325-1338. DOI. Abstract.

Qi, Shuhua, Daniel Brown, Qing Tian, Luguang Jiang, Tingting Zhao, and Kathleen A. Bergen. 2009. "Inundation Extent and Flood Frequency Mapping Using LANDSAT Imagery and Digital Elevation Models." GIScience & Remote Sensing , 46(1): 101-127. DOI. Abstract.

Peterson, L.K., K M. Bergen, Daniel Brown, L. Vashchuk, and Y. Blam. 2009. "Forested land-cover patterns and trends over changing forest management eras in the Siberian Baikal region." Forest Ecology and Management, 257(3): 911-922. DOI. Abstract.

Zhao, Tingting, Kathleen M. Bergen, Daniel Brown, and Herman H. Shugart. 2009. "Scale dependence in quantification of land-cover and biomass change over Siberian boreal forest landscapes." Landscape Ecology, 24(10): 1299-1313. DOI. Abstract.

Braden, J.B., Daniel Brown, J. Dozier, P. Gober, S.M. Hughes, D.R. Maidment, S.L. Schneider, S.L, P.W. Schultz, J.S. Shortle, S.K. Swallow, and C.M. Werner. 2009. "Social science in a water observing system." Water Resources Research, 45: W11301. DOI. Abstract.

Gronlund, C., M. O'Neill, J. Schwartz, Daniel Brown, and S. Brines. 2009. "Heat Waves, Impervious Surfaces, and Hospital Admissions among the Elderly in US Cities." Epidemiology, 20(6): S145-S145.

Auchincloss, A.H., A.V. Roux, Daniel Brown, C.A. Erdmann, and A.G. Bertoni. 2008. "Neighborhood resources for physical activity and healthy foods and their association with insulin resistance." Epidemiology, 19(1): 146-157. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Rindfuss, R.R., B. Entwisle, S.J. Walsh, L. An, N. Badenoch, Daniel Brown, P. Deadman, T.P. Evans, J. Fox, J. Geoghegan, Myron Gutmann, M. Kelly, M. Linderman, Jianguo Liu, G.P. Malanson, C.F. Mena, J.P. Messina, E.F. Moran, D.C. Parker, W. Parton, P. Prasartkul, D.T. Robinson, Y. Sawangdee, L.K. Vanwey, and P.H. Verburg. 2008. "Land use change: complexity and comparisons." Journal of Land Use Science, 3: 1-10. PMCID: PMC2846795. DOI.

An, L., and Daniel Brown. 2008. "Survival analysis in land change science: Integrating with GIScience to address temporal complexities." Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 98(2): 323-344. Abstract.

Brown, Daniel, D.T. Robinson, L. An, J.I. Nassauer, M. Zellner, W. Rand, R. Riolo, S.E. Page, Bobbi Low, and Z.F. Wang. 2008. "Exurbia from the bottom-up: Confronting empirical challenges to characterizing a complex system." Geoforum, 39(2): 805-818. DOI. Abstract.

Jiang, L.G., K.M. Bergen, Daniel Brown, T.T. Zhao, Q. Tian, and S.H. Qi. 2008. "Land-cover change and vulnerability to flooding near Poyang Lake, Jiangxi Province, China." Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 74(6): 775-786. Abstract. Public Access.

Burnicki, A.C., Daniel Brown, and P. Goovaerts. 2007. "Simulating error propagation in land-cover change analysis: The implications of temporal dependence." Computers Environment and Urban Systems, 31:282-302. DOI. Abstract.

Duh, J.D., and Daniel Brown. 2007. "Knowledge-informed Pareto simulated annealing for multi-objective spatial allocation." Computers Environment and Urban Systems, 31:253-281. DOI. Abstract.

Robinson, D.T., Daniel Brown, D.C. Parker, P. Schreinemachers, M.A. Janssen, M. Huigen, H. Wittmer, N. Gotts, P. Promburom, E. Irwin, T. Berger, F. Gatzweiler, and C. Barnaud. 2007. "Comparison of empirical methods for building agent-based models in land use science." Journal of Land Use Science, 2:31-55. DOI. Abstract.

Roux, A.V., K.R. Evenson, A.P. McGinn, Daniel Brown, L. Moore, S. Brines, and D.R. Jacobs. 2007. "Availability of recreational resources and physical activity in adults." American Journal of Public Health, 97:493-499. PMCID: PMC2254179. DOI. Abstract.

Xie, Y.C., and Daniel Brown. 2007. "Simulation in spatial analysis and modeling." Computers Environment and Urban Systems, 31(3): 229-231. DOI. Public Access.

Auchincloss, A.H., A.V. Roux, Daniel Brown, Trivellore Raghunathan, and C.A. Erdmann. 2007. "Filling the gaps: Spatial interpolation of residential survey data in the estimation of neighborhood characteristics." Epidemiology, 18(4): 469-478. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Bergen, K.M., A.M. Gilboy, and Daniel Brown. 2007. "Multi-dimensional vegetation structure in modeling avian habitat." Ecological Informatics, 2(1): 9-22. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Taylor, J.J., Daniel Brown, and L. Larsen. 2007. "Preserving natural features: A GIS-based evaluation of a local open-space ordinance." Landscape and Urban Planning, 82(1-2): 1-16. DOI. Abstract.

Zhao, T.T., Daniel Brown, and K.M. Bergen. 2007. "Increasing gross primary production (GPP) in the urbanizing landscapes of southeastern Michigan." Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 73(10): 1159-1167. Abstract. Public Access.

Brown, Daniel, Richard Aspinall, and David A. Bennett. 2006. "Landscape models and explanation in landscape ecology- A space for generative landscape science?" Professional Geographer, 58(4): 369-382. DOI. Abstract.

Brown, Daniel, and Derek T. Robinson. 2006. "Effects of heterogeneity in residential preferences on an agent-based model of urban sprawl." Ecology and Society, 11 (1). Abstract. Public Access.

Brown, Daniel, and Yichun Xie. 2006. "Spatial agent-based modelling." International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 20(9): 941-943. DOI.

Brown, Daniel, R. Riolo, D.T. Robinson, M. North, and W. Rand. 2005. "Spatial Process and Data Models: Toward Integration of Agent-Based Models and GIS." Journal of Geographical Systems, 7(1): 1-23. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Brown, Daniel, S.E. Page, R.L. Riolo, M. Zellner, and W. Rand. 2005. "Path Dependence and the Validation of Agent-Based Spatial Models of Land-Use." International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 19(2): 153-174. DOI. Abstract.

Bergen, K.M., Daniel Brown, J.F. Rutherford, and E.J. Gustafson. 2005. "Change detection with heterogeneous data using ecoregional stratification, statistical summaries and a land allocation algorithm." Remote Sensing of Environment, 97(4): 434-446. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Geddes, C., Daniel Brown, and D.B. Fagre. 2005. "Topography and vegetation as predictors of snow water equivalent (swe) across the alpine treeline ecotone at Lee Ridge, Glacier National Park, Montana." Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 37(2): 197-205. DOI. Abstract.

Brown, Daniel, Kenneth M. Johnson, Thomas R. Loveland, and David M. Theobald. 2005. "Rural Land Use Trends in the Conterminous United States, 1950-2000." Ecological Applications, 15(6), 1851-1863. DOI. Abstract.

Fernandez, L.E., Daniel Brown, R.W. Marans, and J.I. Nassauer. 2005. "Characterizing location preferences in an exurban population: Implications for agent based modeling." Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 32(6) 799-820. DOI. Abstract.

Brown, Daniel, S.E. Page, R.L. Riolo, and W. Rand. 2004. "Agent Based and Analytical Modeling to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Greenbelts." Environmental Modelling and Software, 19(12): 1097-1109. DOI. Abstract.

Cifaldi, R., J.D. Allan, J.D. Duh, and Daniel Brown. 2004. "Spatial Patterns in Land Cover of Exurbanizing Watersheds in Southeastern Michigan." Landscape and Urban Planning, 66(2): 107-123. DOI. Abstract.

Brown, Daniel, and J.D. Duh. 2004. "Spatial Simulation for Translating Between Land Use and Land Cover." International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 18(1): 35-60. DOI. Abstract.

Brown, Daniel. 2003. "Land Use and Forest Cover in Private Parcels in the Upper Midwest USA, 1970-1990." Landscape Ecology, 18(8): 777-790. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Walsh, S.J., L. Bian, S. McKnight, Daniel Brown, and E.S. Hammer. 2003. "Solifluction Steps and Risers, Lee Ridge, Glacier National park, Montana, USA: A Scale and Pattern Analysis." Geomorphology, 55(1-4): 381-398. DOI. Abstract.

Brown, Daniel, P. Goovaerts, A. Burnicki, and M.Y. Li. 2002. "Stochastic Simulation of Land-Cover Change Using Geostatistics and Generalized Additive Models." Phtogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 68(10): 1051-1061. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Pijanowski, B.C., Daniel Brown, B.A. Shellito, and G.A. Manik. 2002. "Using Neural Nets and GIS to Forecast Land Use Changes: A Land Transformation Model." Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 26(6): 553-575. DOI. Abstract.

Bowersox, M.A., and Daniel Brown. 2001. "Measuring the Abruptness of Patchy Ecotones: A simulation-based Comparison of Patch and Edge Metrics." Plant Ecology, 156(1): 89-103. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Brown, Daniel, and J.M. Olson. 2001. "Integrating Teaching of Geographic Information Science and Physical Geography Through Digital Terrain Analysis." Journal of Geography, 100(1): 4-13. DOI. Abstract.

Brown, Daniel, B.C. Pijanowski, and J.D. Duh. 2000. "Modeling the Relationships Between Land-use and Land-cover on Private Lands in the Upper Midwest, USA." Journal of Environmental Management, 59: 247-263. DOI. Abstract.

Brown, Daniel, J.D. Duh, and S. Drzyzga. 2000. "Estimating Error in an Analysis of Forest Fragmentation Change Using North American Landscape Characterization (NALC) Data." Remote Sensing of Environment, 71: 106-117. DOI. Abstract.

Chapters

Brown, Daniel. 2008. "Simulation." In Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science edited by Kemp, Karen K. Los Angeles: Sage Publications.

Brown, Daniel. 2006. "Agent-based models." In The Earth's Changing Land: An Encyclopedia of Land-Use and Land-Cover Change edited by H. Geist. 7-13. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.

Duh, J.D., and Daniel Brown. 2005. "Generating prescribed patterns in landscape models." In GIS, Spatial Analysis, and Modeling edited by D. Maguire, M. Goodchild, and M. Batty. Redlands, CA: ESRI Press.

Brown, Daniel, R. Walker, S. Manson, and K. Seto. 2004. "Modeling Land Use and Land Cover Change." In Land Change Science: Observing, Monitoring and Understanding Trajectories of Change on the Earth's Surface edited by G. Gutman, A. C. Janetos, C. O. Justice, E. F. Moran, J. F. Mustard, R. R. Rindfuss, D. L. Skole, B. L. Turner, and M. A. Cochrane. Ch. 23. New York: Springer.

Brown, Daniel, E.A. Addink, J.D. Duh, and M.A. Bowersox. 2004. "Assessing Uncertainty in Spatial Landscape Metrics Derived from Remote Sensing Data." In Remote Sensing and GIS Accuracy Assessment edited by R, Lunetta and J. G. Lyon. Pp. 22-232. Boca Ranton, FL: CRC Press.

Brown, Daniel, G. Elmes, K.K. Kemp, S. Macey, and D. Mark. 2004. "Geographic Information Systems." In Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century edited by G. Gaile and C. J. Wilmott. Pp. 353-375. New York: Oxford University Press.

Lam, N., D. Catts, D. Quattrochi, Daniel Brown, and R. McMaster. 2004. "Scale." In A Research Agenda for Geographic Information Science edited by R. B. McMaster and E. L. Usery. Chapter 4. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Drzyzga, S.A., and Daniel Brown. 2002. "Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Owndership Parcels and Forest Cover in Three Counties of Northern Lower Michigan USA, ca. 1970 to 1990." In Linking People, Place, and Policy: A GIScience Approach edited by S. J. Walsh and K. A. CrewsMeyer. Pp. 155-185. Dordrecht: Kluwer.

Brown, Daniel. 2001. "Characterizing the Human Imprint on Landscapes for Ecological Assessment." In A Guidebook for Integrated Ecological Assessments edited by M. Jensen and P. Bourgeron. Pp. 404-415. New York: Springer.

Brown, Daniel. 2000. "A Spectral Unmixing Approach to Leaf Area Index (LAI) Estimation at the Alpine Treeline Ecotone." In GIS and Repote Sensing Applications in Biogeography and Ecology edited by A. C. Millington, S. J. Walsh, and P. E. Osborne. Pp. 7-21. Dordrecht: Kluwer.

Fried, J.S., Daniel Brown, M.O. Zweifler, and M.A. Gold. 2000. "Mapping Contributing Areas for Stormwater Discharge to Streams Using Terrain Analysis." In Terrain Analysis: Principles and Applications edited by J. P. Wilson and J. Gallant. Pp. 183-203. New York: John Wiley and Sons.

Brown, Daniel, G.M. Jacquez, J.D. Duh, and S. maruca. 2000. "Accuracy of Remotely Sensed Estimates of Landscape Change Using Patch- and Edge-based Pattern Statistics." In Spatial Accuracy 2000 edited by M. J. P. M. Lemmens, G. Heuvelink, et al.. Pp. 75-82. Amsterdam: Delft University Press.