Lecturer in Environmental Studies
Adams Hall - 108
Eileen Sylvan Johnson Crystal Hall
Examines emerging digital techniques in environmental management and analysis within government, academic, and media sectors. Topics include collaborative resource management, leveraging the power of social networks, social-ecological system management, the role of volunteered information and citizen science, and expanding capacities for adaptation and resilience. Introduces the basics of the programming language R for network and text analysis, spatial analysis and GIS, geotagging, and crowdsourcing.
Eileen Sylvan Johnson
Geographical information systems (GIS) organize and store spatial information for geographical presentation and analysis. They allow rapid development of high-quality maps, and enable powerful and sophisticated investigation of spatial patterns and interrelationships. Introduces concepts of cartography, database management, remote sensing, and spatial analysis. The productive use of GIS and Remote Sensing technology with an emphasis on the biophysical sciences and environmental management is investigated through a variety of applied exercises and problems culminating in a semester project that addresses a specific environmental application.
I teach courses that incorporate spatial analysis and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and remote sensing with a community based focus. I also oversee the ES program’s endowed summer fellowship program.