Master’s Theses and Degrees 1991-2000

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2011-2020 | 2001-2010 | 1991-2000 | 1977-1990

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Degree DateNameTitleChairCommittee
Fall 2000BIGGS, TrentTropical Land Use Change Effects on Stream Flow Chemistry at the Regional Scale: A Deforestation Signal in the Southwestern Brazilian AmazonDunneChadwick, John Melack
Fall 2000COLEE, MichaelA High-Resolution Distributed Snowmelt Model in an Alpine CatchmentJeff DozierFrank Davis, Roberts, Bert Davis
Fall 2000GOLDSTEIN, NoahThe Predictive Modeling of Endangered Plant Species in the Santa Monica Mountains Using a Knowledge Base ApproachDavisClarke, Goodchild
Fall 2000ZHOU, JainyuAnalysis of Variability of Weekly Travel Behavior Using GPS-Recorded DataGolledgeClarke, Church
Spring 2000ALAGONA, PeterWorking Together, Thinking Apart: Collaborative Planning, Ecological Knowledge and Environmental Attitudes in Biodiversity ConservationMontelloDavis, Sweeney,
Spring 2000CHAMRAN, FaranehAn Explicit Treatment of Topography in Measurement and Modeling of Hydrological Processes on a Small HillslopeChadwickLoaciga, Josh Schimel
Spring 2000KLINE, KarenHistory of Global Mapping: Lessons, Issues and Challenges for National Mapping OrganizationsEstesClarke, Goodchild
Winter 2000KELLY, MelissaImage Interpretation Keys for Validation of Global Land Cover Data SetsEstesClarke, Strahler, Tom Loveland
Fall 1999BIRCHLER, JamesThe Nature of Intervention: General Environmental Attitudes as Predictors of Attitudes in Specific Cases of Biodiversity Conservation MangementProctorClarke, Bruce Bimber
Fall 1999DENNISON, PhilAn Examination of the Relationship Between Chaparral Biomass and Radar BackscatterRobertsChurch, Clarke
Fall 1999HUSAK, GregThe Impact of Landsat Thematic Mapper Positional Accuracy on the Validation of the DISCover Global Land Cover Database.EstesRoberts, Clarke
Fall 1999JONES, David R.Landsat Commercialization and its Impact on Remote Sensing Research and Education at Colleges and Universities in the Unitd StatesEstesR. Smith, Couclelis
Fall 1999McFARLAND, ChrisNumerical Modeling of the Santa Barbara Sundowners of 27 June, 1990MichaelsenRoberts, Charles Jones
Fall 1999WALLER, EricA Comparison of Landsat Multispectral Scanner Imagery and Aerial Photography for Identifying Land Cover Change in Coastal Southern CaliforniaRobertsDavis, Michaelsen
Fall 1999ZEDLER, SarahObservations and Modeling of the Ocean's Response to Hurricane Felix at the Bermuda Testbed MooringDickeySiegel, Washburn, Scott Doney, Jim Price
Summer 1999COBB, MichelleMapping Gradients on Santa Cruz Island, California from Remotely Sensed and Ground Sample DataMertesDavis, Goodchild
Spring 1999FUNK, ChristopherThe VDELB Model of Orographic RainMichaelsenClarke, Roberts
Spring 1999HOLMES, KarenCalculation of Error in a USGS 30-meter Digital Elevation Model and its Effects on Terrain Attributes and Environmental ModelingChadwickClarke, Michaelsen
Spring 1999MILLER, AaronRedox Control of Phosphorus Dynamics in Montane Forest Soils in HawaiiChadwickMelack, Schimel
Spring 1999PYKE, ChristopherFloristic composition across a climatic gradient in a neotropical forestDavisChadwick, Michaelsen
Winter 1999KIEDMAN, CharlesAssessment of Land Cover Change and Regeneration in a Northern California Forested Ecosystem using Historical Landsat and GISRobertsGoodchild, Michaelsen
Winter 1999KEIGHTLEY, KeirMapping Productivity and Boundary Layer Conditions Using the Airborne Visible and Infrared Imaging SpectrometerRobertsGautier, Michaelsen
Winter 1999TOOLE, DierdreRemote Sensing Reflectance Determinations in Coastal Environments - Impacts of Instrumental Characteristics and Environmental VariabilitySiegelDickey, Washburn
Fall 1998BENISON, SeanField GISGoodchildClarke, Chadwick
Fall 1998JOHNSON, TammyClimate Change and Sierra Nevada SnowpackDozierMichaelsen, David Hinkley
Spring 1998FOHL, PeterSimulating Nominal FieldsGoodchildClarke, Michaelsen
Winter 1998BRODY, EricValidation and Modeling of In Situ Inherent Optical Properties in the Sargasso SeaSiegelDickey, R. Smith, Washburn
Summer 1997JOHNSON, Andrea20th Century Growth Trends in Pseudotsuga macrocarpa in Relation to Climate and Atmospheric CO2- Pine Mountain, CAMichaelsenDavis, Loaiciga
Summer 1997SHORTRIDGE, AshtonCharacterizing the Relationship between 7.5 and 1 Degree Digital Elevation ModelsGoodchildClarke, Michaelsen
Fall 1997ALBRIGHT, ThomasMapping Snow and Ice on the North-Slope of Mt. Everest with DEM-Corrected SIR-C/X-SAR ImageryDozierEstes, Roberts
Fall 1997NEWTON, BradleyRainfall-Discharge Relation of a Bedrock Aquifer in the Santa Ynez Mountains and a Model for its InterpretationLoaicigaDunne, Chadwick
Fall 1997OKIN, William J.The Biodiversity Management Area Selection Model: Constructing a Solution ApproachChurchDavis, Goodchild
Spring 1997GARDNER, MargaretMapping Chaparral with AVIRIS Using Advanced Remote Sensing TechniquesRobertsChurch, Gautier, Michaelsen
Spring 1997LOVELACE, KristinComparing Spatial Knowledge from Two Sources and in Two Orders of Recall using Verbal Navigational InstructionsMontelloGolledge, Couclelis
Spring 1997MCGHIE, R. GavinCreation and Accuracy Assessment of a Comprehensive Managed Areas Spatial Database for the Conterminous United StatesEstesGoodchild, J. Michael Scott
Spring 1997NUNEZ, AlfonsoMapping of Vertical Leakage in the Hueco Bolson Aquifer in El Paso County, Texas, using a Geographic Information SystemLoaicigaChadwick, Arturo Keller
Spring 1997RENEHAN, StephenAnalysis of Water Demand, Supply, and Pricing: 1987-1992 Drought in Santa Barbara, CaliforniaLoaicigaChurch, Chadwick
Spring 1997RICHARDSON, AnthonySpatial Knowledge Acquisition from Maps and from Navigation in Real and Virtual EnvironmentsMontelloGolledge, Mary Hegarty
Spring 1997THORNE, JamesGAP Analysis: TheVegetation of Northwestern CaliforniaDavisGoodchild, Roberts
Winter 1997VENEGAS, JuanPlace and Space Factors Affecting Employment Opportunities for Latinos within California Enterprise ZoneCouclelisGolledge, Montello
Fall 1996FELKNER, JOHNAn Analysis of International Data Exchange PolicyGoodchildDozier, Estes
Fall 1996LAWLESS, MICHAELPotential Commercial Applications of EOS Science Data ProductsEstesGoodchild, Roberts
Fall 1996PAINTER, THOMASImproving Spectral Mixture Analysis of Snow-Covered Area from AVIRIS DataDozierRoberts, Gautier
Fall 1996PATTERSON, KARENCalculation of Biologically Effective UV Dose Rates for Larval Anchovies in the Southern California Bight Using PUV Data in Combination with a Simple High-Spectral Resolution ModelR. SmithSiegel, Gautier
Spring 1996FIGUEROA, MICHAELConstruction of an Exploratory Modeling System for Public Sector Location-Allocation PlanningChurchGoodchild, Couclelis
Spring 1996SORENSEN, JENSVariability and models of the effective quantum yield of carbon assimilation in the Sargasso SeaSeigelR. Smith, Washburn
Spring 1996TUCHBAND, DANAComparing Linear and Nonlinear Rainfall-Runoff Models in the Steep Mountain Catchments of Santa Barbara County, CaliforniaLoaicigaChadwick, Clark
Winter 1996GALINSKY, KEVINdegree by examinationWashburnSiegel, Michaelsen
Winter 1996MERCHANT, GEORGEConservation Principles and the Initiation of Channelized Surface FlowsT. SmithMertes, Siegel
Fall 1995CLOUD, JOHNA Splendor Which is its Own: Realizing the Potential of Space Shuttle Earth Observations PhotographyCouclelisDozier, Tobler
Fall 1995COVA, THOMASA Spatial Search for Neighborhoods that may be Difficult to EvacuateChurchCouclelis, Goodchild
Fall 1995LOSCH, CLAUDINEVegetation Change from 1973 to 1987 in the Rora Habab Plateau, Northern Eritrea, Based on Landsat MSS ImageryJonesEstes, Mertes
Spring 1995AURAND, MICHELEAn Intelligent Assistant for Processing GIS DataLanterCouclelis, Goodchild
Spring 1995HAWKSWORTH, JOHNdegree by examinationLoaicigaMertes, Ferren
Spring 1995SUTTON, PAULPublic Opinion of Population IssuesGolledgeMontello, Tobler
Spring 1995VAN ZUYLE, PAULModeling Schistosomiasis: Using new tools to explore the relationship between human behavior and water-borne diseaseCouclelisGolledge, Montello, Kloos
Winter 1995BELL, SCOTTCartographic Presentation as an Aid to Spatial Knowledge Acquisition in Unknown EnvironmentsGolledgeCouclelis, Montello
Winter 1995CAETANO, MARIOBurned Vegetation Mapping in Mountainous Areas with Satellite Remote SensingMertesDavis, Goodchild, Pereira
Winter 1995GIORDANO, ALBERTOUnderstanding Cartographic Design: An Experientialist ApproachToblerCouclelis, Lanter
Winter 1995NOSSE, CRAIGVariations of the Optical and Physical Structure of Rainwater Layers in the Western Equatorial Pacific OceanWashburnSiegel, R. Smith
Winter 1995SALETA, JOSEStand Discrimination in a Western Coniferous Forest Using AIRSAR DaraDavisMelack, Michaelsen
Winter 1995WANG, NAXINRetrieving Temperature and Water Vapor Profiles of the Lower Part of the Atmosphere in Thermal InfraredR. SmithDozier, Michaelsen, Wan
Fall 1994BYERS, MICHAELA Computation of Global Oceanic Net Primary Productivity from Satellite Derived DataR. SmithGautier, Siegel
Fall 1994CAYOCCA, KELLYMap-assisted Spectral Characterization of a Community Ecotone for Long Term MonitoringEstesDavis, Proctor
Fall 1994DOUGHERTY, VALERIESpatial Familiarity and Globalness of Spatial Reference Systems in Cognitive Maps of Large-Scale EnvironmentsGolledgeCouclelis, Montello
Fall 1994GRAY, M. VIOLETA Digital Multipurpose Vegetation Map for the Colorado Desert of CaliforniaDavisGoodchild, Michaelsen
Fall 1994HICKE, JEFFREYAn Analysis of Surface Solar Radiation in the Southern Ocean Computed from ISCCP DataGautierMichaelsen, R. Smith
Fall 1994LENAY, JEFFREYA Preliminary Analysis of the Classification and Prediction of Regional Scale Vegetation Distribution Using Climatic Edaphic Data in a Decision Tree ModelEstesMichaelsen, Roberts
Summer 1994PALLADINO, STEVEA Role for Geographic Information Systems in the Secondary Schools: An Assessment of the Current Status and Future PossibilitiesGoodchildGolledge, Proctor
Summer 1994SVENSSON, BJORNCognitive Maps at Different ScalesGolledgeMontello, Lanter
Spring 1994PETERSON, PETERdegree by examinationR. SmithTobler, Couclelis
Spring 1994SCHULMAN, JOANNAA Video Tour of Santa Juanita: How Viewing Angle and Perspective Affect the Salience Attributed to LandmarksGolledgeCouclelis, Aitken
Spring 1994SORENSEN, PAULAnalysis and Design of Heuristics for the P-Median Location-Allocation ProblemChurchGoodchild, T. Smith
Spring 1994VAN DEN BOSCH, J.Atmospheric Corrections for Hyperspectral Airborne Imaging Spectrometer DataDavisGautier, R. Smith
Spring 1994VAN KIRK, JOHNAn Assessment and Analysis of Air Pollution in the Czech RepublicLoaicigaMichaelsen, Gautier
Spring 1994WHITE, LIONELA Non-relational Analysis of Buildings in the Environment and Rates of Suicide: San Diego County, California: 1990GolledgeProctor, Hammond
Winter 1994BUYAN, BRETTdegree by examinationDavisMichaelsen, Lanter
Winter 1994HE, GANGToward Understanding the Interactions Between the Atmospheric Radiation and Surface Vidirectional Reflectance: Snow SurfaceGautierMichaelsen, R. Smith
Winter 1994VERNON, GREGORYdegree by examinationGoodchildMichaelsen, Tobler
Winter 1994WANG, TAOSatellite-Derived Long Term Net Solar Radiation Over the Global Ocean Surface: Its Relationship to Low Frequency SST Variation and El NinoGautierMichaelsen, Siegel
Fall 1993BEARDSLEY, KARENCompiling a Digital Map of Managed Areas at the National and State LevelsEstesDavis, Goodchild, Star
Fall 1993FAIRBANKS, DEANRelationship of GIS-based Environmental and Remotely Sensed Data to Floristic Gradients within California Vegetation CommunitiesEstesDavis, Haller, McGwire
Fall 1993ROSENTHAL, C. WALTERMapping Montane Snow Cover at Subpixel Resolution from the Landsat Thematic MapperDozierMichaelsen, Mertes
Fall 1993SPRINGER, DAVIDDetermining the Air Permeability of Porous Materials as a Function of a Variable Water Content under Controlled Laboratory ConditionsLoaicigaKeller, Everett
Fall 1993STAMMERJOHN, SHARONSpatial and Temporal Variability in Southern Ocean Sea Ice CoverageR. SmithMichaelsen, Siegel, Washburn
Summer 1993COGAN, CHRISTOPHERQuantitative Analysis of Habitat Use by the California CondorDavisGoodchild, Estes
Summer 1993DODSON, RUSTINIntegrating GIS and Spatial Analysis: An Implementation and Appraisal of Two Prototype Software LinkagesGoodchildAnselin, Tobler
Spring 1993BURKE, LAURETTAEnvironmental Equity in Los AngelesGoodchildAnselin, Michaelsen
Spring 1993DAY, JOHNImaging Coniferous Forest Gaps with Synthetic Aperture RadarDavisMichaelsen, Melack
Spring 1993FRICKE, LISAdegree by examinationMichaelsenLoaiciga, Davis
Spring 1993HESS, LAURAL-Band Radar Detection of Standing Water in Forested Wetlands of Coastal GeorgiaSimonettDavis, Melack
Spring 1993ROBINSON, TIMOTHYFate and Transport of Agricultural Contaminants from Rice Paddies; Impact Sampling Strategies and the Potential Environmental Degradation to Dry Tropical Coastal Wetlands - Guanacaste, Costa RicaLoaicigaChurch, Jones
Winter 1993MOLLETT, MICHAELdegree by examinationCouclelisGoodchild, Ford
Fall 1992BUENO, MICHAELQuantification of Cartographic Generalization in Land Cover Maps Using Spatial Pattern Index Measurements Derived from Digital Satellite ImageryDavisEstes, Goodchild
Fall 1992HUDAK, SHERISpatial Econometrics in PracticeAnselinGoodchild, Michaelsen
Fall 1992LOMBARD, KRISTIGenerating Alternatives in Corridor LocationChurchCouclelis, Goodchild
Fall 1992MAROTTI, ANDREAA Bio-Optical Model of Primary Production for Application in the Antarctic Marginal Ice-Edge ZoneR. SmithSiegel, Prezelin
Fall 1992RUGGLES, AMYAn Analysis of Late-Horizon Settlement Patterns in the Temascalapa-Teotihuacan Basins: The Creation of Idealized Settlement Patterns Through Location-Allocation Models and GISChurchAnselin, Goodchild
Fall 1992SCHWEIZER, DIANEData Quality and Choropleth Maps: An Experiment with the Use of ColorGoodchildLanter, Michaelsen
Spring 1992LOBAN, SCOTTA Heuristic for an Interactive Decision Support Approach for Timber Harvest SchedulingChurchJones, Anselin
Winter 1992SHU, SHOURONGDynamic 3D Display of the Globe Using a Hierarchical Triangular Data ModelGoodchildTobler, Estes
Winter 1992WALKER, RICHARDCommunity Models of Species Richness: Regional Variation of Plant Community Species Composition on the West Slope of the Sierra NevadaEstesDavis, Haller
Fall 1991BROWN, RODNEYHistorical Mortality of Valley Oak (Quercus lobata, Nee) in the Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County, California, 1938-1989DavisEstes, Michaelsen
Fall 1991LEFEBVRE, PAULdegree by examinationDavisEstes, Michaelsen
Spring 1991DUNCAN, BREANUtilizing GIS Technology to Combine Regional Physiognomic and Floristic Vegetation MapsDavisEstes, Goodchild
Spring 1991MOODY, AARONSpatial Variability of Soil Properties Beneath Quercus Agrifolia on Santa Cruz Island, CaliforniaJonesMichaelsen, Davis
Winter 1991YANG, XIAO LIDesign and Implementation of a Spatial Data Base for a Blind and Visually Impaired Navigational System Using GIS: Components of a Visual Guidance SystemGolledgeGoodchild, Couclelis