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Selected Publications

Arima, E. Y. (2013). Assessing the performance of linear feature models: an approach to computational inference. ResearchGate, 79(9), 847–855.


Arima, E. Y., Barreto, P., Araújo, E., & Soares-Filho, B. (2014). Public policies can reduce tropical deforestation: Lessons and challenges from Brazil. Land Use Policy, 41, 465–473. doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2014.06.026


Arima, E. Y., Richards, P., Walker, R., & Caldas, M. M. (2011). Statistical confirmation of indirect land use change in the Brazilian Amazon. Environmental Research Letters, 6(2), 024010. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/6/2/024010


Arima, E. Y., Walker, R. T., Jr, C. S., Pereira, R., & Canto, O. do. (2013). Spontaneous Colonization and Forest Fragmentation in the Central Amazon Basin. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 103(6), 1485–1501. doi:10.1080/00045608.2013.834231


Bury, J., Mark, B. G., Carey, M., Young, K. R., McKenzie, J. M., Baraer, M., French, A., Polk, M. H. (2013). New Geographies of Water and Climate Change in Peru: Coupled Natural and Social Transformations in the Santa River Watershed. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 103(2), 363–374. doi:10.1080/00045608.2013.754665


Caldas, M. M., Simmons, C., Walker, R., Perz, S., Aldrich, S., Pereira, R., Leite, F., Arima, E. (2010). Settlement formation and land cover and land use change. Journal of Latin American Geography, 9(1), 125-144.


Carey, M., Baraer, M., Mark, B. G., French, A., Bury, J., Young, K. R., & McKenzie, J. M. (2014). Toward hydro-social modeling: Merging human variables and the social sciences with climate-glacier runoff models (Santa River, Peru). Journal of Hydrology, 518, Part A, 60–70. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.11.006


Chang, H., Jung, I.-W., Strecker, A., Wise, D., Lafrenz, M., Shandas, V., Moradkhani, H., Yeakley, A., Pan, Y., Bean, R., Johnson, G., Psaris, M. (2013). Water Supply, Demand, and Quality Indicators for Assessing the Spatial Distribution of Water Resource Vulnerability in the Columbia River Basin. Atmosphere-Ocean, 51(4), 339–356. doi:10.1080/07055900.2013.777896


Crews, K. (2010). Remote Sensing and Population‐Environment Community Needs, Expert Statement (Invited) for PERN (Population‐Environment Research Network) Cyberseminar. Presented at the PERN (Population‐Environment Research Network) Cyberseminar, Columbia University’s Earth Institute.


Crews, K., & Meyer, T. (2010). Mkgadikgadi Remote Sensing Project (Vegetation Mapping), for Centre for Applied Research for Botswana Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism.


Crews, K., & Miller, J. A. (2015). The Amended Tobler’s Law of GIS for STEM for Higher Education: Both Near and Distant Things Matter. In David J. Cowen (Ed.), GIS and STEM in Higher Education. Esri Press.


Crews, K., & Young, K. (2013). Forefronting the Socio-Ecological in Savanna Landscapes through Their Spatial and Temporal Contingencies. Land, 2(3), 452–471. doi:10.3390/ land2030452


French, A., Aspilcueta, M.A., Baraer, M., Mark, B., McKenzie J., López, R.J.G., Young, K.R., Polk, M.H., Carry, M., Bury., J. (2013). Las Áreas Naturales Protegidas Informan. Los impactos del cambio global en las áreas naturales protegidas y sus zonas de influencia: El caso del Parque Nacional Huascarán y la cuenca del Río Santa. SERNANP, 1(1).


Fry, M., Ponette-González, A. G., & Young, K. R. (2015). A Low-Cost GPS-Based Protocol to Create High-Resolution Digital Elevation Models for Remote Mountain Areas. Mountain Research and Development, 35(1), 39–48. doi:10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-14-00065.1


Fu, B., Newham, L. T. H., & Ramos-Scharrón, C. E. (2010). A review of surface erosion and sediment delivery models for unsealed roads. Environmental Modelling & Software, 25(1), 1–14. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2009.07.013


Ghimire, B., Rogan, J., & Miller, J. (2010). Contextual land-cover classification: incorporating spatial dependence in land-cover classification models using random forests and the Getis statistic. Remote Sensing Letters, 1(1), 45–54. doi:10.1080/01431160903252327 


Gobagoba, L., Meyer, T., Ringrose, S., Kampunzu, A. B., & Coetzee, S. (2005). Calcrete Mapping and Palaeo-Environments in the Qangwa Area, Northwest Botswana. Botswana Notes and Records, 37, 264–279.


Grubesic, T. H., Miller, J. A., & Murray, A. T. (2014). Geospatial and geodemographic insights for diabetes in the United States. Applied Geography, 55, 117–126. doi:10.1016/j.apgeog. 2014.08.017

Hill, M.J., Zhou, Q., Sun, Q., Schaaf, C.B., Southworth, J., Mishra, N.B., Gibbes, C., Bunting, E., Christiansen, T.B. and Crews, K.A. (2016). Dynamics of the relationship between NDVI and SWIR32 vegetation indices in southern Africa: implications for retrieval of fractional cover from MODIS data. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 37(6), 1476-1503. doi: 10.1080/01431161.2016.1154225


Holloway, P., & Miller, J. A. (2014). Uncertainty Analysis of Step-Selection Functions: The Effect of Model Parameters on Inferences about the Relationship between Animal Movement and the Environment. In M. Duckham, E. Pebesma, K. Stewart, & A. U. Frank (Eds.), Geographic Information Science, 48–63


Holloway, P., & Miller, J. A. (2015). Exploring Spatial Scale, Autocorrelation and Nonstationarity of Bird Species Richness Patterns. ISPRS International Journal of GeoInformation, 4(2), 783–798. doi:10.3390/ijgi4020783


King, B., & Crews, K. A. (Eds.). (2013). Ecologies and politics of health. Routledge.

King, B.,  Shinn, J. E.,  Crews K. A., and Young, K. R. (2016). Fluid waters and rigid livelihoods in the Okavango Delta of Botswana.Land, 5, 16; doi:10.3390/land5020016

Lafrenz, M. D., Bean, R. A., & Uthman, D. (2013). Soil ripening following dam removal. Physical Geography, 34(2), 124–135. doi:10.1080/02723646.2013.799033


Latrubesse, E. M., Stevaux, J. C., & Young, K. R. (2013). Hydro-geomorphologic processes and Quaternary landforms controlling biotic components in South American wetlands: Introduction. 

Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 46, 110–112. doi:10.1016/j.jsames. 2013.05.003


Laue, J. E., & Arima, E. Y. (2016). Spatially explicit models of land abandonment in the Amazon. Journal of Land Use Science, 11(1), 48–75. doi:10.1080/1747423X.2014.993341


León, B., Rothfels, C. J., Arakaki, M., Young, K. R., & Pryer, K. M. (2013). Revealing a Cryptic Fern Distribution Through DNA Sequencing: Pityrogramma trifoliata in the Western Andes of Peru. American Fern Journal, 103(1), 40–48. doi:10.1640/0002-8444-103.1.40


León, B., & Young, K. R. (2010). A fortuitous ant-fern association in the Amazon lowlands of Peru. Revista Peruana de Biología, 17(2), 245-247.


McCauley, S., Rogan, J., & Miller, J. (2013). Modeling Forest Species Distributions in a Human-Dominated Landscape in Northeastern, USA: International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research, 4(3), 39–57. doi:10.4018/jagr.2013070103


Meyer, T., Crews K.A., Ross K., Bourquin S., Gibson D., & Craig C. (2010). Consultancy to Identify Important Habitats for Key Wildlife in the Western Kgalagadi Conservation Corridor

(WKCC). Conservation International: Johannesburg, South Africa and Washington, DC., 268.


Meyer, T., L. Cassidy, S. Ringrose, C. Vanderpost, D.L. Kgathi, B.N. Ngwenya, Bendsen, H. Matheson, W., T. Kemosidile. (2011). An Assessment Of Plant Based Natural Resources in The Okavango Region, Botswana Using Satellite Imagery. In Rural Livelihoods, Risk and Political Economy of Access to Natural Resources in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, 99–130.


Meyer, T., D’Odorico, P., Okin, G. S., Shugart, H. H., Caylor, K. K., O’Donnell, F. C., Bhattachan, A., Dintwe, K. (2014). An analysis of structure: biomass structure relationships for characteristic species of the western Kalahari, Botswana. African Journal of Ecology, 52(1), 20–29. doi:10.1111/aje.12086


Meyer, T., & Okin, G. S. (2015). Evaluation of spectral unmixing techniques using MODIS in a structurally complex savanna environment for retrieval of green vegetation, nonphotosynthetic vegetation, and soil fractional cover. Remote Sensing of Environment, 161, 122–130. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2015.02.013


Miller, J. (2010). Species Distribution Modeling. Geography Compass, 4(6), 490–509. doi:



Miller, J. A. (2012a). Species distribution models Spatial autocorrelation and non-stationarity. Progress in Physical Geography, 36(5), 681–692. doi:10.1177/0309133312442522


Miller, J. A. (2012b). Using Spatially Explicit Simulated Data to Analyze Animal Interactions: A Case Study with Brown Hyenas in Northern Botswana. Transactions in GIS, 16(3), 271–291. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9671.2012.01323.x


Miller, J. A. (2014). Virtual species distribution models Using simulated data to evaluate aspects of model performance. Progress in Physical Geography, 38(1), 117–128. doi:10.1177/0309133314521448


Miller, J. A., & Hanham, R. Q. (2011). Spatial nonstationarity and the scale of species– environment relationships in the Mojave Desert, California, USA. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 25(3), 423–438. doi:10.1080/13658816.2010.518147 


Miller, J. A., & Holloway, P. (2015). Incorporating movement in species distribution models. Progress in Physical Geography, 39(6), 837-839. doi:10.1177/0309133315580890


Mishra, N. B., & Crews, K. A. (2014a). Estimating fractional land cover in semi-arid central Kalahari: the impact of mapping method (spectral unmixing vs. object-based image analysis) and vegetation morphology. Geocarto International, 29(8), 860–877. doi:10.1080/10106049.2013.868041


Mishra, N. B., & Crews, K. A. (2014b). Mapping vegetation morphology types in a dry savanna ecosystem: integrating hierarchical object-based image analysis with Random Forest.

International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35(3), 1175–1198. doi:10.1080/01431161.2013.876120


Mishra, N. B., Crews, K. A., Miller, J. A., & Meyer, T. (2015). Mapping Vegetation Morphology Types in Southern Africa Savanna Using MODIS Time-Series Metrics: A Case Study of Central Kalahari, Botswana. Land, 4(1), 197–215. doi:10.3390/land4010197


Mishra, N. B., Crews, K. A., Neeti, N., Meyer, T., & Young, K. R. (2015). MODIS derived vegetation greenness trends in African Savanna: Deconstructing and localizing the role of changing moisture availability, fire regime and anthropogenic impact. Remote Sensing of Environment, 169, 192–204. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2015.08.008


Mishra, N. B., Crews, K. A., & Neuenschwander, A. L. (2012). Sensitivity of EVI-based harmonic regression to temporal resolution in the lower Okavango Delta. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 33(24), 7703–7726. doi:10.1080/01431161.2012.701348


Mishra, N. B., Crews, K. A., & Okin, G. S. (2014). Relating spatial patterns of fractional land cover to savanna vegetation morphology using multi-scale remote sensing in the Central Kalahari. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35(6), 2082–2104. doi:10.1080/01431161.2014.885666


Montoya, M., & Young, K. R. (2013). Sustainability of natural resource use for an Amazonian indigenous group. Regional Environmental Change, 13(6), 1273–1286. doi:10.1007/ s10113-013-0439-1

Muelbert, A. E., Baker, T. R., Dexter, K., Lewis, S. L, ter Steege, H., Lopez-Gonzalez, G., Monteagudo Mendoza, A.,  Brienen, R., Feldpausch, T. R., Pitman, N., Alonso, A., van der Heijden, G. Peña-Claros, M. Ahuite, M.,  Alexiaides, M. Álvarez Dávila, E., Araujo Murakami, A., Arroyo, L., Aulestia, M., Balslev, H., Barroso, J., Boot, R., Cano, A.,Cardenas Lopez, D., Cerón, C., Chama Moscoso, V., Comiskey, J., Cornejo Valverde, F., Dallmeier, F., Daly, D., Dávila, N., Duivenvoorden, J., Duque Montoya, A. J., Erwin, T., Di Fiore, A., Fredericksen, T., Fuentes, A., García-Villacorta, R., Gonzales, T., Andino Guevara, J. E., Honorio Coronado, E. N., Huamantupa-Chuquimaco, I., Killeen, T., Malhi, Y., Mendoza, C., Mogollón, H.,  Jørgensen, P. M., Montero, J. C., Mostacedo, B., Nauray, W., Neill, D., Núñez Vargas, P., Palacios, S., Palacios Cuenca, W., Pallqui Camacho, N. C., Peacock, J., Phillips, J. F., Pickavance, G., Quesada, C. A., Ramírez-Angulo, H., Restrepo, Z., Reynel Rodriguez, C., Ríos Paredes, M., Sierra, R., Silveira, M., Stevenson, P., Stropp, J., Terborgh, J., Tirado, M., Toledo, M., Torres-Lezama, A., Umaña Medina, M. N., Urrego, L. E., Vasquez Martinez, R., Valenzuela Gamarra, L., Vela, C., Vilanova Torre, E., Vos, V., von Hildebrand, P., Vriesendorp, C., Wang, O.,  Young, K. R., Zartman, C. E., and Phillips. O. L. (2016). Seasonal drought limits tree species across the Neotropics. Ecography. DOI: 10.1111/ecog.01904


Paine, J. G., Andrews, J. R., Saylam, K., Tremblay, T. A., Averett, A. R., Caudle, T. L., Meyer, T., & Young, M. H. (2013). Airborne lidar on the Alaskan North Slope: Wetlands mapping, lake volumes, and permafrost features. The Leading Edge, 32(7), 798-805.

Pomara, L. Y., Ruokolainen, K., Tuomisto, H., & Young, K. R. (2012). Avian Composition Covaries with Floristic Composition and Soil Nutrient Concentration in Amazonian Upland Forests. Biotropica, 44(4), 545–553. doi:10.1111/j.1744-7429.2011.00851.x


Pomara, L. Y., Ruokolainen, K., & Young, K. R. (2014). Avian species composition across the Amazon River: the roles of dispersal limitation and environmental heterogeneity. Journal of Biogeography, 41(4), 784–796. doi:10.1111/jbi.12247


Ponette-González, A. G., Brauman, K. A., Marín-Spiotta, E., Farley, K. A., Weathers, K. C., Young, K. R., & Curran, L. M. (2014). Managing water services in tropical regions: From land cover proxies to hydrologic fluxes. Ambio, 44(5), 367–375. doi:10.1007/s13280-014-0578-8

Ponette-González, A. G., Ewing, H. A., Fry, M., and Young, K. R. (2016). Soil and fine root chemistry at a tropical Andean timberline. Catena 137: 350-359.


Ponette-González, A. G., Marín-Spiotta, E., Brauman, K. A., Farley, K. A., Weathers, K. C., & Young, K. R. (2014). Hydrologic Connectivity in the High-Elevation Tropics: Heterogeneous Responses to Land Change. BioScience, 64(2), 92–104. doi:10.1093/biosci/bit013


Postigo, J. C., & Young K.R. (In Press). Naturaleza y sociedad: Perspectivas Socio-Ecológicas sobre Cambios Globales en América Latina. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, Lima.


Ramberg, L., Hancock, P., Lindholm, M., Meyer, T., Ringrose, S., Sliva, J., Van, J.A., Post, C. V. (2006). Species diversity of the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Aquatic Sciences, 68(3), 310–337. doi:10.1007/s00027-006-0857-y


Ramos Scharrón, C. E. (2010). Sediment production from unpaved roads in a sub-tropical dry setting — Southwestern Puerto Rico. CATENA, 82(3), 146–158. doi:10.1016/j.catena. 2010.06.001


Ramos-Scharrón, C. E. (2012). Effectiveness of drainage improvements in reducing sediment production rates from an unpaved road. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 67(2), 87–100. doi:10.2489/jswc.67.2.87


Ramos Scharrón, C. E., Castellanos, E. J., & Restrepo, C. (2012). The transfer of modern organic carbon by landslide activity in tropical montane ecosystems. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 117(G3), G03016. doi:10.1029/2011JG001838


Richards, P. D., Walker, R. T., & Arima, E. Y. (2014). Spatially complex land change: The indirect effect of Brazil’s agricultural sector on land use in Amazonia. Global Environmental Change, 29, 1–9. doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.06.011


Shinn, J. E., King, B., Young, K. R., & Crews, K. A. (2014). Variable adaptations: Micro-politics of environmental displacement in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Geoforum, 57, 21–29. doi:



Simmons, C., Walker, R., Perz, S., Aldrich, S., Caldas, M., Pereira, R., Fernandes C., Arima, E. (2010). Doing it for Themselves: Direct Action Land Reform in the Brazilian Amazon. World Development, 38(3), 429–444.


Sounny-Slitine, M. A., Tasker, K. A., Doubleday, K. F., Polk, M. H., Knight, B. R., & Schneider, C. (2015). On Making and Becoming a Graduate. The Southwestern Geographer 18:C1–C3.


ter Steege, H., Pitman, N. C. A., Killeen, T. J., Laurance, W. F., Peres, C. A., Guevara, J. E., Phillips, O. L., Castilho, C. V., Magnusson, W. E., Molino, J.-F. Abel Monteagudo, Núñez Vargas, P.,Montero, J. C., Feldpausch, T. R., Honorio Coronado, E. N., Killeen, T. J., Mostacedo, B.,Vasquez, R., Assis, R., Terborgh, R., Wittmann, R., Andrade, R., Laurance, W. F., Laurance, S. G. W., Marimon, B. S. Marimon Jr. B. H., Guimarães Vieira, I. C., Leão Amaral, I., Brienen, R., Castellanos, H.,Cárdenas López, D., Duivenvoorden, J. F., Mogollón, H. F., de Almeida Matos, F. D., Dávila, N., García-Villacorta, R., Stevenson Diaz, P. R., Costa P. R., Emilio T., Levis C., Schietti, C., Souza, P., Alonso, A., Dallmeier, Duque Montoya, A. J., Fernandez Piedade, M. T., Araujo-Murakami, A., Arroyo L., Gribel, R., Fine P., Peres, C. A., Toledo, M., Aymard C. G. A., Baker, T. R., Cerón, T. R., Engel, J., Henkel, J., Maas, J., Petronelli, P. Stropp, J. Zartman, C. E., Daly D., Young, K.R., Neill, D., Silveira, M., Ríos Paredes M., Chave, J., de Andrade Lima Filho D., Jørgensen, P. M., Fuentes, A., Schöngart, J., Cornejo Valverde, F., Di Fiore, A., Jimenez, E. M., Peñuela Mora, M. C., Phillips J. F., Rivas, G., van Andel, T. R., von Hildebrand, P., Hoffman, B., Zent, E. L., Malhi, Y., Prieto, A., Rudas, A., Ruschell, A. R., Silva, N., Vos, V., Zent, S., Oliveira, A. A., Cano Schutz, A., Gonzales, T., Trindade Nascimento, M., Ramirez-Angulo, H., Sierra, R., Tirado M., Umaña Medina, M. N., van der Heijden, G., Vela, C. I. A., Vilanova Torre, E., Vriesendorp, C., Wang, O., Baider, C., Balslev, H.,Ferreira, C., Mesones, I. Torres-Lezama, A.,Urrego Giraldo, L. E., Zagt, R.,Alexiades, M. N., Hernandez, L.,Huamantupa-Chuquimaco, I., Milliken, W., Palacios Cuenca, W., Pauletto, D., Valderrama Sandovala, E., Valenzuela Gamarra, L., Dexter, K. G., Feeley K., Gamarra, L. V. (2015). Estimating the global conservation status of more than 15,000 Amazonian tree species. Science Advances, 1(10). e1500936. doi:10.1126/sciadv.1500936


Walker, R., & Arima, E. (2011). Smallholder timber sales along the Transamazon Highway: a comment. Ecological Economics, 70(9), 1565–1567.


Walker, R., Arima, E., Messina, J., Soares-Filho, B., Perz, S., Vergara, D., Sales M, Pereira R, Castro, W. (2013). Modeling spatial decisions with graph theory: logging roads and forest fragmentation in the Brazilian Amazon. Ecological Applications: A Publication of the Ecological Society of America, 23(1), 239–254.


Walker, R., Simmons, C., Aldrich, S., Perz, S., Arima, E., & Caldas, M. (2011). The Amazonian Theater of Cruelty. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 101(5), 1156–1170. doi:10.1080/00045608.2011.579539


Wrathall, D. J., Bury, J., Carey, M., Mark, B., McKenzie, J., Young, K., Baraer, M. French A., Rampini, C. (2014). Migration Amidst Climate Rigidity Traps: Resource Politics and Social-Ecological Possibilism in Honduras and Peru. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 104(2), 292–304. doi:10.1080/00045608.2013.873326


Young, K. R. (2012). Future Climate Change in the Global South. The Journal of Sustainability Education.


Young, K. R. (201a). Biogeography of the Anthropocene Novel species assemblages. Progress in Physical Geography, 38(5), 664–673. doi:10.1177/0309133314540930

Young, K. R. (2014). Research and activism on extractive industries: Visualizing the cryptic. Applied Geography, 54, 283–284. doi:10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.06.015

Young, K. R. (Guest Ed.). (2014). “Landscape Perspectives on Environmental Conservation.”  [Special Issue]. Land.

Young, K. R. (2015). Ecosystem change in high tropical mountains. Pp. 227-246 in C. Huggel, M. Carey, J. Clague & A. Kääb (eds.),The High-Mountain Cryosphere: Environmental Changes and Human Risks. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.


Young, K. R. (2016). Ecology of de-glaciation. In Oxford Bibliographies in Ecology, David Gibson, ed. Oxford University Press, NY ( DOI:10.1093/obo/9780199830060-0156

Young, K. R. (2016). Biogeography of the Anthropocene Domestication. Progress in Physical Geography, 40(1), 161–174. doi:10.1177/0309133315598724


Young, K.R. & Polk, M. H. (In Press). Bofedales y los efectos de cambios ambientales através de un sistema socio-ecológico alto-andino. In J. Postigo & K.R. Young, Perspectivas SocioEcológicas en América Latina. Lima, Peru: Institúto de Estudios Peruanos.

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