PhD Dissertations 2001-2010


Doctoral dissertations are posted in chronological order. The list includes the graduate’s name, quarter of graduation, dissertation title, committee chair, and committee members.

2011-2020 | 2001-2010 | 1991-2000 | 1982-1990


Degree DateNameTitleChairCommittee
Fall 2010YOON, Seo-YounImpact of time-space prism accessibility on time use behavior and its propagation through intra-household interactionGouliasChurch, Raubal, Pendyala (external, Arizona State)
Fall 2010MARSHALL, MichaelModeling Actual Evapotranspiration in sub-Saharan Africa with Implications for Food SecurityMichaelsenStill, Roberts, Funk, Williams
Fall 2010LEI, Ting[PDF Document]  Full Text PDF
Location Modeling Utilizing Closest and Generalized Closest Transport/Interaction Assignment Constructs
ChurchGoulias, Clarke, Current (external)
Fall 2010GROSSNER, KarlRepresenting Historical Knowledge in Geographic Information SystemsGoodchildCouclelis, Clarke, Raubal, Mostern (UC Merced, History)
Summer 2010LI, Linna Design of a Conceptual Framework and Approaches for Geo-Object Data ConflationGoodchildClarke, Kyriakidis, Alan Saalfeld (School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University)
Spring 2010HAMADA, Yuki (SDSU)Characterizing Conditions of California Sage Scrub Communities in Mediterranean Type Ecosystems Using Remote SensingStowFranklin, Roberts, kyriakidis
Spring 2010KUHN, WilliamRoad Systems, Land Use, and Related Patterns of Valley Oak (Quercus lobata Nee) Populations, Seedling Recruitment, and HerbivoryDavisMichaelsen, Kendall, Clarke
Winter 2010YE, Xinyue (SDSU)Comparative Space Time DynamicsReyGetis, An, Goodchild, Church
Winter 2010MORENO, Christopher (SDSU)Geographies of Addiction and Recovery: Drugs, Space, and Body PoliticsAitkenFernando Bosco, Colin Gardner, Couclelis, Carr
Winter 2010DAVIS, JasonInternational Migration, Remittances, Fertility, and Development: Quantitative and Qualitative Evidence from Central AmericaCarrJohn Weeks, Eakin, Ronald Lee
Winter 2010PINGEL, ThomasStrategic Elements of Route ChoiceClarkeMontello, Hegarty, Raubal
Fall 2009THOMAS, Matthew[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
High Spectral-Resolution Infrared Remote Sensing of Saharan Mineral Dust: Ground and Satellite-Based Estimations of Dust Optical Thickness, Scattering, Mineralogy, Radius, Temperature and Climate Forcing
GautierNatalie Mahowald, Michaelsen, Jens Redemann, Roberts
Fall 2009MARSH, MeredithSpatial Concepts: What Students Should Know? What Do They Know? How Can We Know What They Know?SweeneyHegarty, Michael Gerber, Sarah Battersby
Summer 2009HASTINGS, JordanAutomatic Conflation of Digital Gazetteer Data: Summary of Research and DemonstrationGoodchildClarke, Golledge, Linda Hill, Gary Raines
Summer 2009WILLIAMS, ParkTree Rings, Climate Variability, and Coastal Summer Stratus Clouds in the Western United StatesStillMichaelsen, Gautier, Leavitt
Summer 2009PERROY, RyanQuantifying Land Degradation and Vegetation Recovery on Southwestern Santa Cruz Island, CaliforniaChadwickBookhagen, Muhs, Roberts
Summer 2009LOPEZ, Annacarla (SDSU)Spatial Patterns of Urban Food Security in Accra, Ghana: A Geographic Analysis of Household Hunger in an African CityWeeksStow, Eakin, Church
Summer 2009KILHAM, NinaFloodplain Sedimentation on the Feather River, California: Combined Use of Remote Sensing and Numerical Modeling to Analyze Contemporary Deposition Patterns in a Historically Mined BasinChadwickSinger, Roberts, Dunne
Summer 2009ECKMANN, TedMeasuring Subpixel Fire Properties to Improve Global Monitoring and Understanding of FiresRobertsRanderson, Still, Michaelsen
Winter 2009ROBINSON, Michael[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
The Impacts of Heterogeneous Behavior on Fishing Fleet Location and Performance
SiegelSweeney, Costello, Montello, Goulias
Winter 2009NISHIMOTO, MaryEffects of Coastal Circulation on the Distributional Patterns of Pelagic Juvenile Fishes and Otolith Chemistry, and on the Timing of Juvenile Reef Fish SettlementWashburnWarner, Carr, Love, Ralston
Fall 2008LEGLEITER, CarlAlternative Representations of In-stream HabitarDunneRoberts, Kyriakidis, Gressewell
Fall 2008DILLEMUTH, JulieMap Use and Spatial Knowledge Acquisition with Small, Mobile Map DisplaysClarke, MontelloGolledge, Hegarty
Summer 2008SCHNEIDER, PhillipModeling Spatial Patterns of Wildfire Susceptibility in Southern California: Applications of MODIS Remote Sensing Data and Mesoscale Numerical Weather ModelsRobertsKyriakidis, Goodchild, Burgan
Summer 2008NUERNBERGER, AndreaPresenting Accessibility to Mobility-Impaired TravelersGolledgeChurch, Clarke, Gerber, Goulias
Summer 2008HOWARTH, JeffLandscape and Purpose: Modeling the Functional and Spatial Organization of the LandCouclelisClarke, Goodchild, Knowles, Laughrin
Summer 2008GRACE, KathrynThree Essays on Fertility and Family Planning in GuatemalaSweeney & Lopez-CarrJones, Tavrow
Summer 2008BALLANTINE, JohnThe Influence of Source Landforms, Antecedent Precipitation, and Winds on Dust Events in North AfricaDunneRoberts, Chadwick, Mahowald
Summer 2008ANTONINETTI, Maurizio (SDSU)Peter Pan Will Not Live Here Anymore. A Multi-Approach Study of the Relation Between Neighborhood Design and the Ability to Age in PlaceFordAitken, Couclelis, Goodchild
Summer 2008ANTONINETTI, Maurizio (SDSU)Peter Pan Will Not Live Here Anymore. A Multi-Approach Study of the Relation Between Neighborhood Design and the Ability to Age in PlaceFordAitken, Couclelis, Goodchild
Spring 2008GUAN, QingfengParallel algorithms for Geographic ProcessingClarkeSmith, Goodchild, Usery
Spring 2008FUGATE, Debbie (SDSU)Geodemographic Modeling of Data-Poor Populations in a Security ContextWeeksStow , Clarke, Carr
Spring 2008BURBIDGE, ShaunnaEvaluating the Impact of Neighborhood Trail Development on Active Travel Behavior and Overall Physical ActivityGouliasChurch, Couclelis, Handy
Winter 2008LIGMANN-ZIELINSKA, Arika (SDSU)Exploring Normative Scenarios of Land Use Development Decisions with an Agent-Based Simulation LaboratoryJankowskiAn Li, Couclelis, Church
Winter 2008CLAESSENS, Lodevicus (SDSU)Hydro-Ecological Linkages in Urbanizing Watersheds: The Role of Small Streams in Controlling Nitrogen ExportTagueLoaiciga, Melack, Stow
Fall 2007ZHANG, Tong (SDSU)Developing Grid-enabled Internet GIService Portals to Support Geospatial Cyberinfrastructure: A Pilot Study in AccessibilityTsou Ming-HsiangJankowski, Clarke, Goulias
Summer 2007ONSTED, Jeff[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
The Effectiveness of the Williamson Act: A Spatial Analysis
ClarkeCarr, Cleveland, Couclelis
Summer 2007HALLIGAN, KerryMapping Forest Canopy Fuels in Yellowstone National Park Using Lidar and Hyperspectral DataRobertsKyriakidis, Michaelsen, Jan Van Wagtendonk
Summer 2007GOLDSBERRY, KirkReal-Time Traffic Maps for the InternetClarkeTobler, Goulias, Fabrikant
Spring 2007MIDDLETON, ErinToward a Behavioral Model of School ChoiceSweeneyChurch, Yang, Yun
Winter 2007GALLO, John[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
Engaged Conservation planning and uncertainty mapping as means towards effective implementation and monitoring
GoodchildDavis, Couclelis, Church, Bojorquez-Tapia
Winter 2007FISCHER, DouglasEcological and Biogeographic Impacts of Fog and Stratus Clouds on Coastal Vegetation, Santa Cruz Island, CAChristopher J. StillChadwick, Church, Tiffney
Fall 2006YOO, Eun-Hye (Enki)A Geostatistical Framework for Downscaling Spatial DataKyriakidisClarke, Goodchild
Fall 2006KAYZAR, Brenda (SDSU)Analyzing Revitalization Outcomes in Downtown San DiegoFordWeeks, Couclelis, Clarke
Fall 2006JANIKAS, Mark (SDSU)Comparative Regional Income Dynamics: Clustering, Scale, and GeocomputationReyGetis, Sweeney, Kyriakidis
Summer 2006ZHOU, Jianyu (Jack)[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
Empirical Tracking and Analysis of the Dynamics in Activity Scheduling and Schedule Execution
GolledgeClarke, Church, Loomis
Summer 2006CRAINE, James (SDSU)Rethinking Geovisualization: New Geography for New MediaAitkenClarke, Fabrikant, Ford
Spring 2006RYAN, John (SDSU)Using Spatial Updating Bias to Explore the Robustness of a Collaborative Geovisualization ModelJankowskiGolledge, Clarke, Tsou
Spring 2006NUMATA, IzayaCharacterization and Analysis of Pasture Degradation in Rondonia Using Remote SensingRobertsChadwick, Schimel, Soares
Spring 2006BATTERSBY, SarahDistortion of Area in the Global-Scale Cognitive Map: A Geographic PerspectiveGolledge & MontelloClarke, Hegarty
Winter 2006POWELL, RebeccaLong-Term Monitoring of Urbanization in the Brazilian Amazon Using Remote SensingRobertsClarke, Stonich, Hess
Winter 2006LULKA, David (SDSU)Networks Affecting the Geographical Distribution and Position of Bison in Modern AmericaAitkenCouclelis, Proctor, Friedrich
Winter 2006MIDDLETON, RichardGeographical Distillation: Application of the p-Median, Traveling Salesman, and Regionalization ProblemsChurchGoodchild, Kyriakidis, John Hodgson
Fall 2005SIFUENTES, Jorge[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
Geographical Information Systems Data Implementation for Analyses of Settlement Patterns of an Early Agricultural Society
GoodchildClarke, Church, Anabel Ford
Fall 2005RICE, MatthewIntellectual Property Control for Maps and Geographic DataGoodchildClarke, Couclelis, B.S. Manjunath
Fall 2005GOLDSTEIN, NoahThe Computational Testing of Urban Growth ModelingClarkeCouclelis, Roberts, Steen Rasmussen
Summer 2005SYPHARD, Alexandra (SDSU)[PDF Document]  Full Text PDF
Simulating the Effects of Urban Growth and Frequent Fire on Southern California Shrublands
Janet FranklinClarke, Molly Pohl, Roberts
Summer 2005ROGAN, John (SDSU)Operational Monitoring of Land-Cover Change Using Multitemporal Remote Sensing DataFranklinFrank Davis, Roberts, Douglas Stow
Summer 2005NAGLE, NicholasContinuous Field Statistical Methods for Spatial Analysis in the Social SciencesKyriakidis, SweeneyChurch, Goodchild, Steigerwald
Summer 2005ENGSTROM, Ryan (SDSU)[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
Effects of Spatial and Temporal Variability in Vegetation, Soil Moisture, and depth of Thaw on Modeled Evapotranspiration Estimates in Arctic Coastal Plain Ecosystems.
HopeStow, Tague, Chadwick, Michaelsen
Summer 2005DE SOUZA, CarlosMapping and Spatiotemporal Characterization of Degraded Forests in the Brazilian Amazon Through Remote SensingRobertsChadwick, Mark Cochrane, Kyriakidis
Summer 2005CORRIGAN, WilliamTravel Time Estimation for Emergency Medical Vehicles with Applications to Location ModelsChurchSweeney, Clarke,Rachev
Summer 2005CLARK, MatthewAn Assessment of Hyperspectral and Lidar Remote Sensing for the Monitoring of Tropical Rain Forest TreesRobertsChadwick, David Clark, Kyriakidis
Spring 2005HUSAK, GregMethods for the Statistical Evaluation of African PrecipitationMichaelsenKyriakidis, Wendy Meiring, Jim Verdin
Spring 2005DIETZEL, CharlesFrom Parameters to Scenarios: Using the Behavior of Cellular Automata to Create New FuturesClarkeCouclelis, Sweeney, Michael Teitz
Winter 2005KLINE, KarenA Quantitative Analysis of the Users of Global Environmental Data SetsClarkeGoodchild, Mertes, Eric Anderson
Summer 2004TAYLOR, RobertA natural history of coastal sage scrub in southern California: Regional floristic patterns and relations to physical geography, how it changes over time, and how well reserves represent its biodiversityDavisMichaelsen, Clarke, John O'Leary
Spring 2004WEST, Eric (SDSU)[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
Imagined Transitions: The Geography of Reform in American Foreign Correspondence From Post-Soviet Russia
Stuart AitkenDoreen Mattingly, John Pickles, Couclelis, Proctor
Spring 2004McMICHAEL, Christi (SDSU)[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
Modeling the Effects of Fire on Streamflow in a Chaparral Watershed
Allen HopeJanet Franklin, Roberts, Loaiciga
Spring 2004KEUPER, Alex [PDF Document] The Influence of Uncertainty Metadata on Decision-making Using Geographic Data Products MontelloFabrikant, Goodchild, Richard Mayer
Spring 2004HEROLD, Martin[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
Remote Sensing and Spatial Metrics for Mapping and Modeling of Urban Structures and Growth Dynamics
ClarkeCouclelis, Roberts, Gunter Menz, Christiane C. Schmullius
Fall 2003HOLMES, Karen[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
Regional Effects of Deforestation on Soil Biogeochemistry in the Southwestern Amazon
ChadwickKyriakidis, Roberts, Dunne, James Boles
Fall 2003BIGGS, Trent[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
Regional Deforestation and Stream Biogeochemistry in the Southwestern Amazon Basin
DunneChadwick, Melack
Summer 2003MILLER, Jennifer (SDSU)[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
Incorporating Spatial Dependence in Predictive Vegetation Models
FranklinGoodchild, Michaelsen, Sergio Rey
Summer 2003LIU, XiaoHang[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
Estimation of the Spatial Distribution of Urban Population Using High Spatial Resolution Satellite Imagery
GoodchildClarke, Kyriakidis, Victor Mesev
Fall 2003DENNISON, Philip[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
Measuring Vegetation Type, Biomass and Moisture for Integration into Fire Spread Models Using Hyperspectral and Radar Remote Sensing
RobertsMichaelsen, Clarke, Susan Ustin
Spring 2003RASHED, Tarek (SDSU)[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
Measuring the Environmental Context of Social Vulnerability to Urban Earthquake Hazards: An Integrative Remote Sensing and GIS Approach
WeeksClarke, Couclelis, Hope, Wright, Menoni
Spring 2003GREEN, Robert[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
Understanding the Three Phases of Water with Imaging Spectroscopy in the Solar Reflected Energy Spectrum
DozierGautier, Roberts, Warren Wiscombe
Spring 2003CARTER, Christopher (SDSU)[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
Neoliberal Economic Reforms and Urban Sociospatial Change in Latin America: The Case of La Serena-Coquimbo, Chile
GriffinWeeks, Couclelis, Clarke
Fall 2002PYKE, Christopher[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
Modeling Vernal Pool Hydrologic Regimes and Assessing Their Sensitivity to Climatic and Land-Use change
DavisGoodchild, Chadwick, Cooper
Fall 2002FUNK, Christopher[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
Modeling Patterns of Interannual Variability in Sub-Saharan African Rainfall to support Food Security.
MichaelsenGautier, Roberts, Verdin
Summer 2002MARSTON, James[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
Towards an Accessible City: Empirical Measurement and Modeling of Access to Urban Opportunities for those with Vision Impairments, Using Remote Infrared Audible Signage
GolledgeChurch, Montello, William Crandall
Summer 2002CURTIN, Kevin[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
Models for Multiple-Type Discrete Dispersion
ChurchClarke, Goodchild, Samuel Ratick
Summer 2002ISHIKAWA, Toru[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
Spatial Knowledge Acquisition in the Environment: The Integration of Separately Learned Places and the Development of Metric Knowledge
MontelloGolledge, Mary Hegarty, Jack Loomis
Spring 2002SCHWEIZER, Diane[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
Heating Up the Science Classroom through Global Warming: An Investigation of Argument in Earth System Science Education
Gautier, KellyMichaelsen, Judith Green
Spring 2002SCULL, Peter (SDSU)[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
"Predictive Soil Mapping in the Mojave Desert of California"
FranklinChadwick, McArthur, Clarke
Spring 2002PAINTER, Thomas[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
"The Hyperspectral Bidirectional Reflectance of Snow: Modeling, Measurement and Instrumentation"
DozierGautier, Roberts, Robert Davis, Bradley Paden
Winter 2002ALEXANDER, Nicole[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
An Object-Oriented Approach to Spatial Data Capture
ClarkeGoodchild, Couclelis, Divyakant Agrawal
Winter 2002WARRICK, Jonathan (MSI)[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
The Source and Fate of River Water and Sediment for the Santa Barbara Channel, California.
MertesSiegel, Washburn, John Milliman
Fall 2001DOW, David (SDSU)[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
The Effects of Symbol Iconicity on the Integration of Spatial Knowledge Acquired from the Fly-through Navigation of Simulated Environments.
WrightNelson, Golledge, Montello
Fall 2001SORENSEN, Paul[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
Locating Resources for the Provision of Emergency Medical Services
ChurchGoodchild, Couclelis, Jerry Weaver
Fall 2001DIBBLE, Catherine[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
Theory in a Complex World: GeoGraph Computational Laboratories
GoodchildClarke, Michaelsen, Stephen DeCanio
Spring 2001GEBELEIN, Jennifer[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
Validation of Three Land Cover Maps Utilizing Space Shuttle Photography and Landsat Thematic Mapper Imagery
EstesClarke, Mertes, Tim Foresman
Spring 2001WESTMORELAND, Sally (SDSU)[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
Radiometric Correction of Multisensor Imagery
StowDavis, Hope, Michaelsen
Spring 2001CHEN, DongMei (SDSU)[PDF Document] Full Text PDF
Multi-resolution Image Analysis and Classification for Improving Urban Land Use/Cover Mapping Using High Resolution Imagery
StowGetis, Church, Goodchild
Spring 2001WELLS, Michael (SDSU) [PDF Document] Full Text PDF
Human-Altered Fire Regimes and the Development of Stand Structure in Macrocarpae Pines
O'LearyGetis, Franklin, Michaelsen, Frank Davis