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Recent publications by DU faculty and students



Eric Boschmann

Boschmann, E., & Gabriel, J. N. (2013). Urban Sustainability and the LEED rating system: Case studies on the role of regional characteristics and adaptive reuse in green building in Denver and Boulder, Colorado. The Geographical Journal, 179(3), 221-233. 


J. Michael Daniels

Conyers, L., Daniels, J. M., Haws, J. A., & Benedetti, M. M. (2013). A late Paleolithic landscape analysis of coastal Portugal using ground penetrating radar. Archaeological Prospection, 17, 75-80. 

Joshi, V., Daniels, J. M., & Kale, V. (2013). Morphology and origin of valley-side gullies formed along the watersheds of Deccan Province, India, and the rangeland of Colorado, USA. Transactions of the Institute of Indian Geographers, 35, 103-122.

Katz, H., Daniels, J. M., & Ryan, S. E. (2013). Slope‐area thresholds of road‐induced gully erosion and consequent hillslope‐channel interactions, Pikes Peak Highway, Colorado. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, DOI: 10.1002/esp.3443.


Russell Fielding

Fielding, R. T. (2013). Whaling Futures: A Survey of Faroese and Vincentian Youth on the Topic of Artisanal Whaling. Society and Natural Resources, 26, 810-826.

Fielding, R. T. (2013). Coastal Geomorphology and Culture in the Spatiality of Whaling in the Faroe Islands. Area, 45(1), 88-97.

Fielding, R. T., & Mathewson, K. (2012). Queen of the Caribbees: Farming and Fishing Foci on the Island of Nevis. Focus on Geography, 55(4), 132-139.


Andrew Goetz

Goetz, A. R. (2013). Suburban sprawl or urban centers: tensions and contradictions of smart growth approaches in Denver, Colorado. Urban Studies, 50(11), 2178-2195. 


Goetz, A. R. (2012). International Air Transportation Association. In Mark Juergensmeyer & Helmut K. Anheier (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Global Studies. (pp. 926-927). Sage Publications. 


Jing Li

Li, Z., Yang, C., Sun, M., Li, J., Xu, C., Huang, Q., & Liu, K. A high performance web-based system for analyzing and visualizing spatiotemporal data for climate studies. The 12th International Symposium on Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems (W2GIS 2013). 

Gui, Z., Yang, C., Xia, J., Liu, K., Xu, C., Li, J., & Lostritto, P. A performance, semantic and service quality enhanced lightweight distributed search engine for improving geospatial resource discovery. International Journal of Geographic Information Science, 27(6), 1109-1132. 

Sun, M., Li, J., Yang, C., Schmidt, G., Bambacus, M., Huang, Q., Xu, C., Nobel, E., Cahalan, R., & Li, Z. A Web-based Geovisual Analytical System for Climate Studies. Future Internet, 4(4), 1069-1085. 

Huang, Q., Xia, J., Yang, C., Liu, K., Li, J., & Gui, Z. An Experimental Study of Open-Source Cloud Platforms for Dust Storm Forecasting. Proceedings of 20th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2012). 

Gui, Z., Yang, C., Xia, J., Li, J., Rezgui, A., Sun, M., Xu, Y., & Fay, D. An interactive graphical user interface for discovering, exploring and utilizing geospatial resources. Annals of GIS

Huang, Q., Yang, C., Liu, K., Xia, J., Xu, C., Li, J., Gui, Z., Sun, M., & Li, Z. Evaluating Open-source Cloud Computing Solutions for Geosciences. Computers & Geosciences, 59, 41-52. 

Li, J., Jiang, Y., Yang, C., Huang, Q., & Rice, M. Visualizing 3D/4D Environmental Data Using Many-core Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) and Multi-core Central Processing Units (CPUs). Computer & Geosciences, 59, 78-89.


Rebecca Powell

Garcia-Perez, B., Hobson, K. A., Powell, R. L., Still, C. J., & Huber, G. H. (2013). Switching hemispheres: A new migration strategy for the disjunct Argentinean breeding population of barn swallow (Hirundo rustica). PLoS ONE, 8(1), e55654. 

Morse, L., Powell, R. L., & Sutton, P. C. (2012). Scampering in the city: Examining attitudes towards black-tailed prairie dogs in Denver, Colorado. Applied Geography. Ref. No.:  JAPG-D-12-00185R1.

Yamamoto, K. H., Powell, R. L., Anderson, S. & Sutton, P. C. (2012). Using LiDAR to Quantify Topographic and Bathymetric Details for Sea Turtle Nesting Beaches in Florida. Remote Sensing of Environment, 125 (October 2012), 125-133. Ref.:  RSE-D-12-00070R2.

Powell, R. L., Yoo, E. -H., & Still, C. J. (2012). Vegetation and Soil Carbon-13 Isoscapes for South America: Integrating Remote Sensing and Ecosystem Isotope Measurements. Ecosphere, 3(11), Article 109.


Paul Sutton

Montello, D. R., & Sutton, P. C. (2012). An Introduction to Scientific Research Methods in Geography and Environmental Studies. Thousand Oaks * London * New Delhi: SAGE Publications.

Sutton, Paul. (2013). Space Matters: Exploring Problematic Spatial Issues in the Valuation of Ecosystem Services in the Book titled: Valuing Ecosystem Services: Methodological Issues and Case Studies (Edward Elgar Press) Editor: Karachepone Ninan (In Press)

Sutton, P. C. (2012). Alone in the Void: Getting Real about the Tenuous and Fragile Nature of Modern Civilization. Humanities, 1(3), 178-191.

Tuttle, B., Anderson, S. J., Elvidge, C. D., & Sutton, P. C. (2013). It Used To Be Dark Here: Geolocation Calibration of the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Operational Linescan System. To appear in Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 79(3).

Morse, L., Powell, R. L., & Sutton, P. C. (2012). Scampering in the city: Examining attitudes towards black-tailed prairie dogs in Denver, Colorado. Applied Geography. Ref. No.:  JAPG-D-12-00185R1.


Matthew Taylor

Steinberg, M. K., & Taylor, M. J. (2013). The El Cielo Biosphere Reserve: Forest Cover Changes and Conservation Attitudes in a Unique Neotropical Region. The Professional Geographer(doi:10.1080/00330124.2013.799994), 10. 10.1080/00330124.2013.799994. 10.1080/00330124.2013.799994.

Taylor, M. J., & Steinberg, M. K. (2013). Forty years of conflict: state, Church and spontaneous representation of massacres and murder in Guatemala. In Hilda Keane & Paul Martin (Eds.), The Public History Reader. London: Routledge. 978-0-415-52041-6.