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Emily E. Atkinson

Graduate student (Ph.D.)

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Past Education

M.S., Geography, San Diego State University, 2009
B.A., Political Science, University of California San Diego, 2004

Research

I research how human land use can alter ecosystem properties and processes over generations, even after land use has ceased. I measure forest regeneration on former agricultural land to characterize biodiversity and soils at the landscape scale.

Teaching

Teaching Assistant, Quantitative Methods (Geog 360)
Dr. Karen Russ, UW-Madison Department of Geography, Spring 2012

Teaching Assistant, Global Physical Environments (Geog 120)
Dr. Jim Burt & Dr. Erika Marin-Spiotta, UW-Madison Department of Geography, Fall 2009)

Publications

Tiemann, L.K., A.S. Grandy, E.E. Atkinson, E. Marin-Spiotta, M.D. McDaniel. 2014. Plant biodiversity enhances belowground communities and functions in an agroecosystem. Ecology Letters (Submitted).

Marin-Spiotta, E., K.E. Gruley, J. Crawford, E.E. Atkinson, J.R. Miesel, S. Greene, C. Cardona-Correa, and R.G.M. Spencer. 2014. Paradigm shifts in soil organic matter research affect aquatic carbon turnover interpretations: Transcending disciplinary and ecosystem boundaries. Biogeochemistry 117: 279-297.

Atkinson, E.E. and E. Marin-Spiotta. 2010. Tropical land use change and soil carbon: Implications for REDD. Tenure Brief 12: 1-5. Land Tenure Center. University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Farley Wolf, K.A., L. Ojeda-Revah, E.E. Atkinson, B.R. Eaton-Gonzales. 2012. Changes in land use, land tenure, and landscape fragmentation in the Tijuana River Watershed following reform of the ejido sector. Land Use Policy 29: 187-197.

Biggs, T.W., E.E. Atkinson, R.L. Powell, L. Ojeda-Revah. 2010. Physical characteristics of urban Tijuana, using multiple endmember spectral mixture analysis. Landscape and Urban Planning 96: 78-87.

Contact Information

Website: https://www.emilyelaineatkinson.info

Mailing Address:
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Geography
550 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706

Email: : eeatkinson@wisc.edu


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