Graduate Students

Graduate Students (A-N)

  • Mohammed Rafi ArefinArefin, Mohammed Rafi
  • mrafiarefin@gmail.com
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Moore
  • Research Area: Waste, Urban geography, Psychoanalytic and Emotional Geographies, Social Theory
  • Website
  • Neslihan AtatimurAtatimur, Neslihan
  • atatimur@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Kaiser
  • Research Area: Political and feminist geography; political ecology; visual methodologies; social activism; Turkey and the Middle East
  • Emily AtkinsonAtkinson, Emily
  • eeatkinson@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Marin-Spiotta
  • Research Area: Land-use change, ecosystem ecology, ecosystem services, environmental policy
  • Website

  • Sarah BennettBennett, Sarah
  • scbennett@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Kaiser
  • Research Area: Qualitative movement analysis, mapping, art-science collaboration, environmental art
  • Website
  • Rachel BoothbyBoothby, Rachel
  • boothby@wisc.edu
  • Program: M.S.
  • Advisor: Cronon
  • Research Area: Farm-to-table restaurant sourcing, local food movement, political ecology, environmental history
  • Marc BrakkenBrakken, Marc
  • mbrakken@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Kaiser
  • Research Area: human geography, complexity theory, post-structuralism, theoretical ecology, complementary economics, community development, topologies
  • Mario BruzzoneBruzzone, Mario
  • bruzzone@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Woodward
  • Research Area: Transnational migration; migrant politics; community activism and social movements; Mexico and Central America; international development and development studies; labor and embodiment; care; feminist geography
  • Chris CanteyCantey, Chris
  • ccantey@wisc.edu
  • Program: M.S.
  • Advisor: Zhu
  • Research Area: Cartography/GIS, Space-Time Analysis of Social Media Content
  • Website
  • Charlie CarlinCarlin, Charlie
  • crcarlin@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Moore/Woodward
  • Research Area: Human geography
  • Yuying ChenChen, YuYing
  • chen449@wisc.edu
  • Program: M.S.
  • Advisor: Burt
  • Research Area: Cart/GIS

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  • Andy DaveyDavey, Andy
  • adavey@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Cronon (MS with Turner)
  • Research Area: sustainable agriculture, political ecology, political theory, environmental history, and intellectual and cultural history
  • Catherine DayDay, Catherine
  • ctday@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Turner
  • Research Area: Impacts of climate change on agriculture, agricultural insurance, arid/semi-arid agriculture, farm/rural livelihoods, political ecology, agricultural history
  • Richard DonohueDonohue, Richard
  • rgdonohue@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Roth
  • Research Area: Web Mapping
  • Michael EggenEggen, Michael
  • meggen@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Ozdogan
  • Research Area: People-Environment
  • James FosterFoster, James (Jamie)
  • jpfoster@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Olds
  • Research Area: economic geography, market construction, Andes

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  • Kevin GibbonsGibbons, Kevin
  • kmgibbons@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Turner
  • Research Area: People-environment, political ecology, fishing communities, participatory filmmaking, Uganda, Lake Victoria
  • Website
  • Kramer GillinGillin, Kramer
  • kgillin@wisc.edu
  • Program: M.S.
  • Advisor: Turner
  • Research Area: People-environment, nomadic pastoralists, resource conflicts, law and geography, land tenure, Afghanistan and Central Asia
  • Daniel GrantGrant, Daniel
  • dagrant2@wisc.edu
  • Program: M.S.
  • Advisor: Robertson/Cronon
  • Research Area: Narrative, place-based identities, ethnography, environmental history, political ecology, The American West
  • Sam Greene Greene, Samantha (Sam)
  • greene1@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Research Area: Water resources management, dams and dam removal, fluvial geomorphology, and riparian ecology
  • Website
  • Kristy Gruley Gruley, Kristine E. (Kristy)
  • gruley@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Mason
  • Research Area: Soils, geomorphology, Quaternary studies
  • Website
  • Shanxin Guo Guo, Shanxin
  • sguo52@wisc.edu
  • Program: Visiting Ph.D
  • Advisor: Zhu
  • Research Interests: GIS, Digital Soil Mapping, Remote Sensing, Lake area monitoring
  • Erin HamiltonHamilton, Erin
  • elhamilton@wisc.edu
  • Program: M.S. Cart/GIS
  • Advisor: Burt
  • Research Area: Geovisualization, GIS application development, open source GIS applications
  • Laura HayesHayes, Laura
  • ljhayes@wisc.edu
  • Program: M.S.
  • Advisor: Mason
  • Research Area: glacial geology, soils, geomorphology, OSL dating
  • Chung-Hsin HoHo, Chung-Hsin
  • ho22@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Olds
  • Research Area: Human Geography

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  • Yanghui KangKang,Yanghui
  • ykang38@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Ozdogan
  • Research Area: Remote sensing in agriculture; Crop yield prediction.
  • Tim KennedyKennedy, Tim
  • ttkennedy@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Jim Burt & Howard Veregin
  • Research Area: Land-use change modeling, drivers and factors of rural land-use change
  • Erin KitchellKitchell, Erin
  • ekitchell@wisc.edu
  • Program: M.S.
  • Advisor: Turner
  • Research Area: Land tenure, land use and management in drylands, Sahelian agropastoral systems, urbanization in Africa, political ecology
  • Vanessa Knoppke-WetzelKnoppke-Wetzel, Vanessa
  • vknoppkewetz@wisc.edu
  • Program: M.S. Cart/GIS
  • Advisor: Roth
  • Research Area: Historical cartography, aesthetics in cartography, geovisualization, cartographic design, web-based cartography, people-environment interactions geography, urban geography, cultural geography, Spanish linguistics, Latin American geography
  • Caitlin KontgisKontgis, Caitlin
  • kontgis@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Schneider
  • Research Area: Remote sensing, land cover and climate change,rice agriculture systems
  • Jae-Youl LeeLee, Jae-Youl
  • lee14@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Olds
  • Research Area: Economic and Urban geography: Networks, Global trade, Restructuring, and regional re-development
  • Chris Limburg Limburg, Chris
  • cjlimburg@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Cronon, Turner
  • Research Area: Nature/Culture, Place, Space, Buddhism, Himalaya, Water, Nagas, Other visions of landscape
  • Blog | Website
  • Jess L'Roe L'Roe, Jess
  • jelong@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Naughton
  • Research Area: People-Environment
  • Jian Liu Liu, Jian
  • jianliu@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Zhu
  • Research Area: Environmental modeling with GIS applications

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Graduate Students (M-Z)

  • Fei MaMa, Fei
  • fma4@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Mason
  • Research Area: Physical Geography
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  • Rachel McGrawMcGraw, Rachel
  • rmcgraw@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Olds
  • Research Area: Cultural, economic and political geography, globalization and higher education
  • Carly MeretesMertes, Carly
  • cmertes@wisc.edu
  • Program: M.S. Cart/GIS
  • Advisor: Schneider
  • Research Area: Land-use/land-cover change and urbanization, remote sensing and GIS, urban environmental sustainability
  • Website
  • Chris Muellerleile Muellerleile, Chris
  • cmuellerleil@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Olds
  • Research Area: Urban, economic and financial geographies, financial derivative markets, and the political economy of Chicago
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  • Samuel MunozMunoz, Samuel
  • semunoz@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Williams
  • Research Area: Late Quaternary paleoecology, North American prehistory, human-environment interaction
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  • Garrett Nelson Nelson, Garrett
  • ggnelson@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Cronon
  • Research Area: Landscape and ideology, parkland and gardens, futurism and utopias, theory, historical-cultural geography, rural studies, North America, socialist Europe, Modernism
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  • Chelsea NestelNestel, Chelsea
  • nestel@wisc.edu
  • Program: M.S
  • Advisor: Roth
  • Research Area: Cartography, geography of the classical world, the spatial humanities
  • Eric NostNost, Eric
  • nost@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Robertson
  • Research Area: Political ecology, ecosystem service markets, ecological design, climate adaptation and law, (big) data and the environment, mixed-methods research, GIS, US
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  • Elsa NotermanNoterman, Elsa
  • noterman@wisc.edu
  • Program: M.S
  • Advisor: Woodward
  • Research Area: Human Geography
  • Jason NuNu, Jason
  • nu@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D.
  • Advisor: Olds/Kaiser
  • Research Area: Urban geography; the global city; the sustainable city; the production, politics, meanings and representations of the urban built environment; mega-events, mega-projects; Brazil; Scandinavia

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  • Marie PichlerPichler, Marie
  • mpichler@wisc.edu
  • Program: M.S. Cart/GIS
  • Advisor: Burnicki
  • Research Area: Land-use change, environmental modeling, spatial analysis
  • Caroline RoseRose, Caroline
  • cmrose@wisc.edu
  • Program: M.S.
  • Advisor: Roth
  • Research Area: Visual storytelling in cartography, non-digital media, interactive art
  • Heather Rosenfeld Rosenfeld, Heather
  • hrosenfeld@wisc.edu
  • Program: M.S.
  • Advisor: Woodward
  • Research Area: hybridity, labor, and infrastructure; critical GIS; information theory and the body; feminism and feminist geography; science and technology studies; animals
  • Karen RussRuss, Karen
  • kruss@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Mason
  • Research Area: Climate change, paleoclimate, the response of the hydrological cycle to global warming

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  • Carl SackSack, Carl
  • northlandiguana@gmail.com
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Roth
  • Research Area: Cartography/GIS Lake Superior mining impacts
  • Aaron SchuckSchuck, Aaron
  • aarondschuck@gmail.com
  • Program: M.S. Cart/GIS
  • Advisor: Zhu
  • Research Area: Cartography/GIS/Remote Sensing
  • William ShattuckShattuck, William
  • wshattuck@wisc.edu
  • Program: M.S.
  • Advisor: Baird
  • Research Area: People-Environment, Smallholder agriculture in Southeast Asia
  • Leslie SinakSinak, Leslie
  • sinak@wisc.edu
  • Program: M.S.
  • Advisor: Knox
  • Research Area: Physical Geography
  • John SoutherSouther, John
  • souther@wisc.edu
  • Program: M.S.
  • Advisor: MarĂ­n-Spiotta
  • Research Area: Physical Geography
  • Rebecca SummerSummer, Rebecca
  • rsummer@wisc.edu
  • Program: M.S
  • Advisor: Cronon
  • Research Area: Environmental history, public parks and public lands, urban planning, connection to the outdoors
  • Peter SwiftSwift, Peter
  • pswift@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Baird
  • Research Area: People-Environment
  • Laura SzymanskiSzymanski, Laura
  • lszymanski@wisc.edu
  • Program: M.S.
  • Advisor: Marin-Spiotta
  • Research Area: Physical geography: soil carbon stabilization, biogeochemistry, ecosystem dynamics

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  • Pao VueVue, Pao
  • pdvue@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Baird
  • Research Area: People-Environment Relationship, Wildlife Conservation, Sustainabilty and Forest Restoration in Southeast Asia
  • Tim WallaceWallace, Tim
  • twallace2@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Burt
  • Research Area: Cartography, Design, History of Cartography
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  • Yue WangWang, Yue
  • ywang327@wisc.edu
  • Program: M.S.
  • Advisor: Williams
  • Research Area: Paleoecology, Climate Change
  • Mikaela WeisseMikaela, Weisse
  • mweisse@wisc.edu
  • Program: M.S.
  • Advisor: Naughton
  • Research Area: People-environment geography, land use/ land cover change, Amazon
  • Jeremy WhiteWhite, Jeremy
  • jjwhite4@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Burt
  • Research Area: Interactive cartography, information visualization, techniques for spatio-temporal synthesis
  • Guiming ZhangZhang, Guiming
  • gzhang45@wisc.edu
  • Program: Ph.D
  • Advisor: Zhu
  • Research Area:GIScience; Environmental Modelling with GIS Applications; Wildlife Habitat Mapping

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