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Geography & the Environment

Recent publications by DU faculty and students



Eric Boschmann

Boschmann, E., & Cubbon, E. (2014). Sketch maps and qualitative GIS: Using cartographies of individual spatial narratives in geographic research. The Professional Geographer, 66(2), 236-248.

Boschmann, E., & Brady, S. (2013). Travel behaviors, sustainable mobility, and transit-oriented developments: A travel counts analysis of older adults in the Denver, Colorado metropolitan area. Journal of Transport Geography, 33, 1-11.


J. Michael Daniels

Geiger, S., Daniels, J. M., Miller, S. N., & Nicholas, J. (2014). Hydrologic influence of rock glaciers in the La Sal Mountains, Utah. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, 46(3), 645-658.

Ryan, S., Bishop, E., & Daniels, J. M. (2014). Influence of large wood on channel morphology and sediment storage in headwater mountain streams, Fraser Experimental Forest, Colorado. Geomorphology, 217, 73-88.


Russell Fielding

Fielding, R. T. (2014). "The Good Garbage": Waste to Water in the Small Island Environment of St. Barthélemy. Focus on Geography, 57(1), 1-13.


Andrew Goetz

Jonas, A. E., Goetz, A. R., & Bhattacharjee, S. (2014). City-regionalism as a Politics of Collective Provision: Regional Transport Infrastructure in Denver, USA. Urban Studies, 51(11), 2444-2456.

Perl, A. D., & Goetz, A. R. (2014). Corridors, Hybrids and Networks: Three Global Development Strategies for High Speed Rail. Journal of Transport Geography.

Goetz, A. R., & Budd, L. (2014). Conclusion. In Andrew R. Goetz & Lucy Budd (Eds.), The Geographies of Air Transport. (pp. 267-273). Ashgate.

Budd, L. C., & Goetz, A. R. (2014). The Geographies of Air Transport: An Introduction. In Andrew R. Goetz & Lucy CS Budd (Eds.), The Geographies of Air Transport. (pp. 1-6). Ashgate.

Goetz, A. R. & Budd, L., Eds. (2014). The Geographies of Air Transport. Ashgate.

Szyliowicz, J. S., & Goetz, A. R. (2014). Getting Realistic About Megaproject Planning: The Case of the New Denver International Airport. In Bent Flyvberg (Ed.), Megaproject Planning And Management: Essential Readings. Abingdon: Edward Elgar. 978 1 78100 170 7.

Goetz, A. R., & Sutton, C. J. (2014). The geography of deregulation in the US airline industry. In Lucy Budd & Stephen Ison (Eds.), Low Cost Carriers: Emergence, Expansion and Evolution. Abingdon: Ashgate. 978-1-4094-6903-2.

Bergantino, A. S., & Goetz, A. R. (2013). Infrastructure, Accessibility and Growth: Some Open Issues. International Journal of Transport Economics, 40(3), 301-311.


Jing Li

Yang, C., Liu, K., Li, Z., Li, W., Wu, H., Xia, J., Huang, Q., Li, J., Sun, M., Miao, L., Zhou, N., & Nebert, D. (2014). GEOSS Clearinghouse - Integrating Geospatial Resources to Support the Global Earth Observation System of Systems. In Hassan Karimi (Ed.), (pp. 213). CRC Press.

Li, J., & Wong, D. (2014). STModelViz: A 3D Spatiotemporal GIS Using a Constraint-based Approach. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems(45), 34–49.

Yang, C., Sun, M., Xia, J., Li, J., Liu, K., Huang, Q., & Gui, Z. (2014). Chapter 12 How to Test Cloud Services? In Chaowei Yang & Qunying Huang (Eds.), Spatial Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach. (pp. 201-222). Taylor & Francis, CRC.

Xu, C., Gui, Z., Li, J., Liu, K., & Huang, Q. (2014). Chapter 13 Open Source Cloud Computing Solutions. In Chaowei Yang & Qunying Huang (Eds.), Spatial Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach. (pp. 223-240). Taylor & Francis, CRC.

Huang, Q., Xia, J., Sun, M., Liu, K., Gui, Z., Li, J., Xu, C., & Yang, C. (2014). Chapter 14 Readiness of Open Source Cloud. In Chaowei Yang & Qunying Huang (Eds.), Spatial Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach. (pp. 241-260). Taylor & Francis, CRC.

Yang, C., Huang, Q., Gui, Z., Li, Z., Xu, C., Jiang, Y., & Li, J. (2014). Chapter 17 Cloud Computing Research. In Chaowei Yang & Qunying Huang (Eds.), Spatial Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach. (pp. 295-301).

Li, J., Li, Z., Huang, Q., Sun, M., & Liu, K. (2014). Chapter 9 Cloud-Enabled Climate@Home. In Chaowei Yang, Qunying Huang, Zhenlong Li, Chen Xu, & Kai Liu (Eds.), Spatial Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach. (pp. 143-160). Taylor & Francis, CRC.

Li, J., Jiang, Y., Yang, C., & Huang, Q. (2014). Utilizing CUDA-Enabled GPUs to Support 5D Scientific Geovisualization: A Case Study of Simulating Dust Storm Events. In Xuan Shi, Chaowei Yang, & Volodymyr Kindratenko (Eds.), Modern Accelerating Technologies for GIScience. (pp. 69-82). Springer.


Rebecca Powell

Lutz, D.A., Powell, R.L., Silman, M.R. 2013. Four decades of Andean timberline migration and implications for biodiversity loss with climate change. PLoS ONE 8(9): e74496. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0074496.


Paul Sutton

Robert Costanza, Rudolf de Groot, Paul Sutton, Sander van der Ploeg, Sharolyn J. Anderson, Ida Kubiszewski, Stephen Farber, R. Kerry Turner, Changes in the global value of ecosystem services, Global Environmental Change, Volume 26, May 2014, Pages 152-158, ISSN 0959-3780,

Sutton, P. C. (2013). Space Matters: Exploring Problematic Spatial Issues in the Valuation of Ecosystem Services. In Ninan Karachepone (Ed.), Valuing Ecosystem Services: Methodological Issues and Case Studies. Edward Elgar.

Joseph H. Hoover, Paul C. Sutton, Sharolyn J. Anderson, Arturo C. Keller, Designing and evaluating a groundwater quality Internet GIS, Applied Geography, Volume 53, September 2014, Pages 55-65, ISSN 0143-6228,

Luca Coscieme, Federico M. Pulselli, Nadia Marchettini, Paul C. Sutton, Sharolyn Anderson, Sharlynn Sweeney, Energy and ecosystem services: A national biogeographical assessment, Ecosystem Services, Volume 7, March 2014, Pages 152-159, ISSN 2212-0416,


Matthew Taylor

Alvarado, N., & Taylor, M. J. (2014). ¿Del mar quién es dueño? Artisanal Fisheries, Tourism Development and the Struggles Over Access To Marine Resources in Playa Gigante, Nicaragua. Journal of Latin American Geography, 13(3), 37-62.

Steinberg, M. K., Taylor, M. J., & Moran-Taylor, M. J. (2014). Coffee and Mayan Cultural Commodification in Guatemala. The Geographical Review, 104(3), 361-373.

McSweeney, K., Nielsen, E., Taylor, M. J., Wrathall, D., Pearson, Z., Wang, O., & Plumb, S. (2014). Drug policy as conservation policy: narco-deforestation. Science, 343, 489-490.