Graduate student (M.S.)
BS, Environmental Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2010
Tropical deforestation, GIS, land cover change, mining, Latin America
Broadly, I am interested in how human activities affect tropical deforestation, and how conservation initiative can slow the course of land cover change. My thesis research focuses on buffer zones as a conservation tool in the Peruvian Amazon. I use both quantitative spatial analyses and qualitative interviews in my work, to better understand the impact of buffer zones in Peru and how they can be improved.
Geog 309: People, Land, and Food, Spring 2015
Geog 434: People, Wildlife, and Landscapes, Fall 2014
Weisse, M. J., Omri, M., White, G., Roth, R. E., & Naughton-Treves, L. C. (2015). Who owns paradise? Using web mapping to enhance a geography course exercise about tropical forest conservation. Journal of Maps, 11(3): 525-533.
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