PhD Dissertations 2011-2020


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      You can search by date (example: Fall 2016)


NameDegree DateTitleChair
HENSON, Kriste M.D.Winter 2011Travel Determinants and Multi-scale Transferability of National Activity Patterns to Local PopulationsGoulias
KUZERA, Kristopher (SDSU)Spring 2011Climate and Climate Change and Infectious Disease Risk in Thailand: A Spatial Study of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Using GIS and Remotely-Sensed ImageryGetis
GUOFENG, CaoSpring 2011A Geostatistical Framework for Categorical Spatial Data ModelingGoodchild and Kyriakidis
LERNER, AmySpring 2011Landscapes and Livelihoods on the Urban Fringe: Implications for Maize Production in Central MexicoSweeney
LIU, ShishiSpring 2011The Impacts of Soil Moisture on Grassland and Oak SavannaChadwick
PETERSON, SethSpring 2011Fire Risk in CaliforniaRoberts
DARA-ABRAMS, DrewSummer 2011The World in the Head: Measuring People's Spatial Knowledge and Travel Patterns Using Mobile DevicesMontello, Raubal
MURTINHO, FelipeSummer 2011Adaptation to Environmental Change among Water User Associations in the Columbian AndesLopez-Carr, Eakin
PULTAR, EdwardSummer 2011The Role of Geography in Social Networks: Couch Surfing as a Case StudyRaubal
REBICH HESPANHA, StacySummer 2011Thematic and Affective Content in Textual and Visual Communication About Climate Change: Historical Overview of Mass Media Sources and Empirical Investigation of Emotional ResponsesMontello
CHAUDHURI, GargiFall 2011Impact of Policy on Interaction Between Land Use and Road Network and its Change Over TimeClarke
TOOMEY, MichaelFall 2011Remote Sensing of Forest Dynamics and Land Use in AmazoniaRoberts
CAVANAUGH, KyleFall 2011Variability of giant kelp forests in southern California: a remote assessment of kelp biomass and the drivers of kelp dynamicsSiegel
LIPPITT, Christopher (SDSU)Winter 2012Time-Sensitive Remote SensingStow
HURT, IndyWinter 2012A Spatially Distributed Agent-Based Model for Exploring Tuberculosis Risk Factors in KenyaGoodchild
ROYAL, NathanielWinter 2012Dracunculiasis: The Endgame, Proximity, and RiskGoodchild
STOLER, Justin (SDSU)Winter 2012Spatial Patterns of Water Insecurity in a Developing City: Lessons from Accra, GhanaWeeks
QUICK, DaynaSpring 2012Incorporation of salt-rich dust from Owens Lake playa in soils along the Sierra Nevada piedmont: soil properties, and ionic and ionic and isotopic ratios as provenance tracersChadwick
BREMER, Leah (SDSU)Summer 2012Land-use Change, Ecosystem Services, and Local Livelihoods: Ecological and Socio-economic Outcomes of Payment for Ecosystem Services in Ecuadorian Paramo GrasslandsFarley
KIM, Ick Hoi (SDSU)Summer 2012Developing High Performance GIS Simulation Models on Geospatial Cyberinfrastructure: A Case Study of Population Change Models with Grid Computing and Cloud Computing TechnologiesMing-Hsiang Tsou
FREEMAN, Mary Pyott (SDSU)Summer 2012An Analysis of Tree Mortality Using High Resolution Remotely-Sensed Data for Mixed-Conifer Forests in San Diego CountyStow
BRACHMAN, MicahFall 2012Modeling Evacuation VulnerabilityChurch
CROTTY, Sean (SDSU)Fall 2012The Geographic Dimensions of Day Labor Conflict in the San Diego Metropolitan AreaBosco
REITH, ErnestFall 2012A Multitemporal, Multisensor Approach to Mapping the Canadian Boreal ForestRoberts
SUTER, LaurelFall 2012Land Succession and Intensification in the Agricultural Frontier: Sierra del Lacandón National Park, GuatemalaLopez-Carr
SWOBODZINSKI, Martin (SDSU)Fall 2012Exploring Human Decision Making in the Context of Web-Based Public Participation in Transportation PlanningJankowski
GLENNON, Alan JohnWinter 2013Analysis of Geographically Embedded NetworksGoodchild
BRADLEY, ElizaSpring 2013Characterizing Methane Emissions at Local Scales with a 20 Year Total Hydrocarbon Time Series, Imaging Spectrometry, and Web Facilitated AnalysisRoberts
CARTER, Norman Dale (SDSU)Spring 2013The Strugle to Create a Residential Community in Downtown Los AngelesBosco
ARCHER, ReginaldSummer 2013Measuring and Monitoring Long Term Disaster Recovery Using Remote Sensing: A Case Study of Post Katrina New OrleansClarke
BOMBARDI, RodrigoSummer 2013The South Atlantic Coupled Variability and the South Atlantic Convergence ZoneCarvalho
DALAL, PamelaSummer 2013Stability and Change in Travel Behavior and the Built EnvironmentGoulias
DAVENPORT, FrankSummer 2013Three Essays on Time Varying Spatial Price Behavior and Correlation StructuresSweeney, Doug Steigerwald (Econ)
DEUTSCH-BURGNER, KathleenSummer 2013An Investigation in Decision Making and Destination Choice Incorporating Place Meaning and Social Network InfluencesGoulias
DEWES, CandidaSummer 2013Understanding climate impacts on Mexican rainfed maizeSweeney, Gautier
GOERISCH, Denise (SDSU)Summer 2013Smart Cookies: The Gendered Spaces of Labor, Citizenship, and Nationalism in the Girl Scout Cookie SaleSwanson
JANKOWSKA, Marta (SDSU)Summer 2013Integrating Space and Place into Children's Perceptions of Environmental Health Hazards in Accra, GhanaWeeks
LIPPITT, Caitlin (SDSU)Summer 2013Remote Sensing Based Characterization of Herbaceous Vegetation in California ShrublandsStow
SIMONS, Nicole (SDSU)Summer 2013Improving Decision Making During Wildland Fire EventsJankowski
WANDERSEE, Sarah (SDSU)Summer 2013Land-Cover and Land-Use Change in Human-Environment Systems: Understanding Complex Interactions among Policy and Management, Livelihoods, and ConservationLi An, Lopez-Carr
ZVOLEFF, Alex (SDSU)Summer 2013Understanding the Dynamics of Changing Land-use and Land-cover, Population, and Climate in the Chitwan Valley, NepalLi An, Lopez-Carr
XIAO, DanqingSummer 2013Individual and Cultural Differences in the Interpretation and Generation of Natural Language Descriptions of Spatial LayoutMontello
McNALLY, AmyFall 2013Estimating root zone soil moisture in the West African Sahel using remotely sensed vegetation and rainfallGautier, Michaelsen
RAVULAPARTHY, SrinathFall 2013Spatial Perspectives in Business Establishment Behavioral Modeling: A Case-Study Analysis in Santa Barbara CountyGoulias
WANG, Ninghua (SDSU)Fall 2013Statistics for Time-Series Spatial Data: Applying Survival Analysis to Study Land-Use ChangeLi An
YUAN, YihongFall 2013Characterizing Human Mobility from Mobile Phone UsageRaubal
ROTH, KeelyWinter 2014Discriminating Among Plant Species and Functional Types Using Spectroscopy Data: Evaluating Capabilities Within and Across Ecosystems, Across Spatial Scales and Through SeasonsRoberts
CHEN, CherylWinter 2014Assessing and Mapping Vulnerability in the California Commercial Sea Urchin FisheryLopez-Carr
BART, Ryan (SDSU)Spring 2014Regional Streamflow Response to Wildfire in California WatershedsHope
BENZA, Magdalena (SDSU)Spring 2014Population Dynamics Throughout the Urban Context: A Case Study in Sub-Saharan Africa Utilizing Remotely Sensed Imagery and GISWeeks
SALIM, Zia (SDSU)Spring 2014Building Community? Analyzing Gated Housing Compounds in BahrainBosco
DEV, Boris (SDSU)Summer 2014Assessing Inequality Using Geographic Income DistributionsRey
HARTMAN, BrettSummer 2014The Influence of Social Factors on Land Restoration in Rural Development AreasChadwick, Cleveland
NIBLETT, MatthewSummer 2014The Disruptive Anti-Covering Location Problem: New Modeling Perspectives and Solution ApproachesChurch
CARTER, Norman (SDSU)Fall 2014The Struggle to Create a Residential Community in Downtown Los AngelesBosco
HARRISON, LauraFall 2014Impacts of Climate Variability on Surface Energy and Water Budgets in Sub-Saharan AfricaMichaelsen
MEDRANO, Fernando AntonioFall 2014Corridor Location: Generating Competitive and Efficient Route AlternativesChurch
GARCIA, ElizabethFall 2014Ecohydrologic Modeling in Three Western U.S. Mountain Watersheds: Implications of Climate, Soil, and Carbon Cycling Interactions for StreamflowTague
BARRON, RebeccaFall 2014Constraining the variability of optical properties in the Santa Barbara Channel: A phytoplankton storySiegel
BAGUSKAS, SaraFall 2014Influence of coastal fog on the physiology and distribution of Bishop pine on Santa Cruz Island, CaliforniaStill/King
LIN, YangWinter 2015Direct and Indirect Contributions of Photodegradation to Litter Decomposition in a California GrasslandKing
McKENZIE, GrantWinter 2015A Temporal Approach to Defining Place Types based on User-Contributed Geosocial ContentJanowicz/Raubal
THORPE, AndrewSummer 2015Mapping and quantifying methane emissions from local sources using airborne imaging spectrometersRoberts
ALONZO, MichaelSummer 2015Urban Forest Ecosystem Analysis Using Fused Airborne Hyperspectral and Lidar DataRoberts
SADEGHI, K. MajidSummer 2015Optimization Programming for Stormwater Control Measures: Methods for Sizing and SelectionLoaiciga
Henderikx Freitas, FernandaFall 2015Space-time variability of bio-optical properties in the Southern California BightSiegel
Menzer, OlafFall 2015Temporal and Spatial Modeling of Urban Carbon Dioxide Fluxes Using a Data Based ApproachMcFadden
Fouad, Geoffrey, GeorgeSpring 2016Flow duration curve prediction for ungauged basins: A data-driven study of the contiguous United StatesHope - SDSU
Hu, YingjieSpring 2016Valuing Geographic Information: Extending Information Value Theory in the Context of Human Mobility Janowicz
Irmischer, Ian, JosephSpring 2016Space, Time, and Energy in Dismounted NavigationClarke
Messina, Alex, ThomasSpring 2016Terrigenous sediment dynamics in a small, tropical, fringing- reef embaymentBiggs
Elwell, Tammy, LynnSummer 2016Incorporating Human Dimensions of Land and Seascapes into Spatial PlanningAlagona / Lopez-Carr
Han, Su, YeonSummer 2016Discovering Spatial Relationships between Cyberspace and Real Space, and Re-examining Theories in Geography with Social Media and Big DataTsou - SDSU
Cannon, Forest, GlenFall 2016Influence of Large-Scale Circulation on the Dynamics of Extratropical Cyclones and Orographic Precipitation in High Mountain AsiaCarvalho
Lee, Jae HyunFall 2016Travel Behavior Dynamics in Space and Time






Goulias
Niblett, Timothy, JohnFall 2016On the Development of a New Class of Covering-Path ModelsChurch