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Selected Theses and Dissertations

Ph.D. Dissertations

2019 Molden, Olivia The Lived Experiences of Water Insecurity: Spatial Narratives from the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
2019 Zettler-Mann, Aaron Lateral Channel Confinement, Tributaries, and Their Impact on Channel Morphology
2019 Yu, Yi Aging in Place: The Paradox of Community Eldercare in Urban China
2019 Goswami, Swagata Geomorphology, hydrology and human-environment interactions in the Kosi megafan, India
2019 Brittell, Megen Neuro-imaging Support for the Use of Audio to Represent Geospatial Location in Cartographic Design
2019 Wang, Kuan-Chi Border Assemblages: The Political Economy of Asian Regional Vegetable Trade
2018 Thill, Zackery Rights Holders, Stakeholders, and Scientists: A Political Ecology of Ambient Environmental Monitoring in Alberta, Canada
2018 Carolan, Christine Searching for a Future for Lough Neagh: Natural Resource Management and Peace Making in Northern Ireland
2017 Perry, Denielle The Uneven Geography of River Conservation In The U.S.: Insights From The Application Of The Wild And Scenic Rivers Act
2017 Jackson, Jerilynn Tangled Up in Blue: Narratives of Glacier Change in Southeast Iceland
2017 Moore, Anna A Critical Geography of the United States’ Diplomatic Footprint
2017 Lind, Pollyanna Geomorphology and Sediment Dynamics of a Humid Tropical Montane River, Rio Pacuare, Costa Rica
2016 Perdue, Nicholas Cognitive Agents and Pedestrian-Oriented Redevelopment
2016 Ptak, Thomas Understanding Hydropower in China: Balancing Energy Security, Development, and Environmental Sustainability in the Nu River Valley of Yunnan Province
2015 Foster, Douglas Militarism in Tajikistan: Realities of Post-Soviet Nation Building
2014 Chigumira, Easther Re-peasantization Under the Fast Track Land Reform Program: Implications for Livelihood and Landscape Change in Sanyati District, Zimbabwe
2014 Dietrich, James Applications of Structure-from-Motion Photogrammetry to Fluvial Geomorphology
2014 Herring, Erin Mauryeen Late Quaternary and Holocene Paleocology of the Interior Mesic Forests of Northern Idaho
2014 Izumi, Kenji Applications of Paleoenvironmental Data of Testing Climate Models and Understanding Past and Future Climate Variations
2014 McKinnon, Innisfree Lorien Some Assemblies Required: the Politics of Land-Use Change in Jackson County, Oregon
2014 Naylor, Lindsay Brooke Decolonial Autonomies: Fair Trade, subsistence, and the Everyday Practice of food Sovereignty in the Highlands of Chiapas
2014 Praskievics, Sarah Jean A Hierarchical Modeling Approach to Simulating the Geomorphic Response of River Systems to Climate change
2014 Trautman, Laurie Darian Temporary Worker, Permanent Alien: an analysis of guest worker Policies in the United States and Canada
2013 Atha, Jane Berna Heath Fluvial Wood Presence and Dynamics over a Thirty-Year Interval in Forested Watersheds
2013 Flower, Aquila Dawn Western Spruce Budworm, climate, and Forest Fire Interactions in the Interior Pacific Northwest: a Multi-Century Dendrochronological Analysis
2013 Kelley, Maureen Ann Route Descriptions Using Maps, Photomaps, and Imagery: An Experiential Analysis
2013 Martinez, Adriana Elizabeth The Geographic Effects of Native and Invasive Riparian Vegetation: Sprauge River, Oregon
2013 Osofsky, Hari Scales of Law: Rethinking Climate Change Governance
2012 Lake, Adam Bryan Jewish Immigrants from the former Soviet Union: The Formation of New Social Networks, Integration, and Activity Spaces
2012 Rasmussen, Christine Gail Geomorphology, Hydrology, and Biology of Floodplain Vegetation in the Sprauge Basin, OR: History and Potential for Natural Recovery
2012 Kelley, Maureen Route Descriptions Using Maps, Photomaps, and Imagery: An Experimental Analysis
2012 Nelson, Ingrid Lauren A Femenist Political Ecology of Livelihoods and Intervention in the Miombo Woodlands of Zambezia, Mozambique
2012 McLees, Leslie Ann Understanding the Urban: The role of Open-Space Agriculture in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2011 Derrick, Mathew Placing Faith in Tarastan, Russia: Islam and he Negotiation of Homeland
2011 Massingill, Christine Geomorphology, Hydrology and Biology of Floodplain Vegetation in the Sprague Basin, OR: History and Potential for Natural Recovery
2011 Lawrence, Megan Behavioral and Neurological Studies in Tactile Map Reading by Persons Who are Blind or Visually Impaired
2011 Walther, Suzanne Corrine Remote Measurement of Gravel-Bed River Depths and analysts of the Geomorphic Response of Rivers to Canals and Small Dams
2010 Blanton, Paul The distribution and impact of roads and railroads on the river landscapes of the coterminous United States
2009 Marlon, Jennifer R. The geography of fire: A paleo-perspective
2009 Dixon, Megan L. The Baltic Pearl in the Window to Europe: St. Petersburg’s Chinese Quarter
2009 Hommel, Demian H. Placing risk and security: news media framing of the 2004 tsunami disaster
2009 Walsh, Megan K. Natural and Anthropogenic Influences on the Holocene Fire and Vegetation History of the Willamette Valley, Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington
2008 Briles, Christy Holocene Vegetation and Fire History of the Floristically Diverse Klamath Mountains, Northern California, USA
2008 Coleman, Amanda K. Reform(ulat)ing the Region:  Competing Discourses of Region and Regional Change in the Depression-Era U.S. South
2008 Johnson, Corey Spatial Strategies for Addressing Structural Changes:  The Case of Eastern Germany
2008 Tang, Guoping An Examination of Vegetation and Modeling-Related Issues and the Variation and Climate Sensitivity of Vegetation and Hydrology in China
2008 Vogel, Eve The Columbia River’s Region:  Politics, Place and Environment in the Pacific Northwest, 1933-Present
2007 Laudati, Ann The Greening of the Fortress: Reclaiming the Politics of Exclusion in a Green Era
2007 Songer, Lynn Comparative Impacts Of Web-Based GIS On Student Content Knowledge, Geography Skills, And Self-Efficacy In Introductory Human Geography
2006 Power, Mitchell Recent and Holocene Fire, Climate and Vegetation Linkages in the Northern Rocky Mountains, USA
2005 Kohler, Nicolas Protected Areas and Landscape Change in Mainland Southeast Asia
2005 Knox,  Margaret A. Territory, Identity and Place: Insights from the Warm Springs Reservation, Oregon
2005 Shobe, Hunter W. Mes Que Un Club: Place, Identity and  Futbol Club Barcelona
2005 Hume, Susan E. Just Drops in the Ocean: The Contextualized Identities of African University Students in Their Home Countries and in the United States
2004 Holman, Justin O. Quantitative Comparison of Categorical Maps with Applications for the Analysis of Global Environmental Data
2004 Hurley, Patrick T. Whose Vision? The Political Ecology of Land-Use Planning in Nevada County, California
2004 Light, Adam F. Design Patterns for Cartography and Data Graphics
2004 Leiserowitz, Anthony A. Global Warming in the American Mind: The Roles of Affect Imagery and World Views in Risk Perception, Policy Preferences and Behavior
2004 Pavulans, Anna-Minna U. Identitles in Motion: Citizenship, Mobility and the Politics of Belonging in the Post-Cold War Era
2004 Serralles, Roberto J. Landscape, Electricity and Policy: An Integrated Geographic Approach to Renewable Ener
2003 Shinker, Jacqueline J. Mechanistic Controls of North American Climate Variability
2003 Scott, Gwen G. Situating Fijian  Transmigrants: Spatial Legitimacy As Geographic Process and Theoretical Paradigm
2003 Long, Colin J. Holocene Fire and Vegetation History of the Oregon Coast Range USA
2003 Fouty, Suzanne C. Stream Channel Response to Changes in Cattle and Elk Grazing Pressure and Beaver Activity
2003 Baldwin, Jeffrey R. Reconceiving Wealth for Geographic Analysis: Intersections of Environments, Life and Ethics
2002 Kerr, Robert The Territorial Imperative of Xenophobia: Putting the Extreme Right in its Place
2002 Evered, Kyle Romancing the Region: Mapping the Discursive: Terrains in Turkish Constructs of a “Turkish Dunyasi”
2002 Rothenberg-Aalami, Jessica Coming Full Circle? Nike Production Networks In and Beyond Viet Nam
2002 Brunelle, Andrea Holocene Changes in Fire, Climate andVegetation in the Northern Rocky Mountains of Idaho and Western Montana
2001 Mansfield, Becky Globalizing Nature: Political and Cultural Economy of a Global Seafood Industry
2001 Forest, Marguerite Ecological Sustainability on Haida Gwaii
2000 Grigg, Laurie Millennial-scale Vegetation and Climate Variations in the Pacific Northwest During the Last Glacial Period (60,000-16,000 cal. yr. B.P.) 
2000 Shafer, Sarah Potential Vegetation Response to Future Climate Change in Western North America and its Implications for Biological Conservation and Geographical Conceptualizations of Place
2000 Kepka, Joanna Euroregions in the New Europe: The Case of Poland’s Western Borderlands
2000 Bjarneson, Stefan Lawn and Order: Gated Communities and Social Interaction in Dana Point, California
2000 Fox, Coleen Flexible Sovereignty and the Politics of Hydro-Development


M.A. / M.S. Theses

2019 Baldwin, Daniel Monitoring Aquatic Habitat Restoration using High-Resolution Multispectral Remote Sensing
2019 Ginart, Lourdes Imaginaries of Climate Change Science in the Americas: A Case Study of the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research
2019 Perry, Katherine Voter Migration and Electoral Trends in North Carolina, 2000-2016
2019 Behrens, Syler Monitoring Water Quality in Complex Wetland Ecosystems Using Remote Sensing: A Case Study of the Peace-Athabasca Delta
2018 Hayes, Katherine Fire History and Soil Carbon in Old Growth Coast Redwood Forests across the Late Holocene
2017 Johnson, Geoffrey Environmental History of Estuarine Dissolved Oxygen Inferred from Trace-Metal Geochemistry and Organic Matter
2017 Proctor, Sarah Fluvial Biogeomorphic Evolution of the Upper South Fork Toutle River, WA After the 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens
2016 Appleby, Christina Modeling Historical Meander Bends Reconnection on the lower Long Tom River in Lane Co. and Benton Co., OR
2016 Bohlinger, Brittany Greening the Gulag: Politics of Sustainability in Prison
2016 Bard, Joseph Finding High Ground: Simulating an Evacuation in a Lahar Risk Zone
2016 Shintani, Christina Comparing Photogrammetric and Spectral Depth Techniques in Extracting Bathymetric Data from a Gravel-Bed River
2016 Grummon, Christine Examining the role of collaborative governance in fostering adaptive capacity: A case study from northwest Colorado
2016 Masrudy, Omri Every Tweet Counts: Examining Spatial Variability of Twitter Data Representativeness
2016 Morse, Adam From Guantanamo Bay to Pelican Bay: Hunger Striking and the Biopolitical Geographies of Resistance
2015 Tierney, Lauren C. An Agent-Based Model of Wildlife Migratory Patterns in Human-Disturbed Landscapes
2015 Morris, Emily R. Identifying Spatial Data Needs for Chagas Disease Mitigation
2015 Molden, Olivia C. Traditional Infrastructure, Modern Flows: Cultural Politics of Modernization in the Kathmandu Valley
2015 Langston, Trevor B. Spatial Patterns of Sediment Transport in the Upper Willamette River, Oregon
2015 Kenbeek, Seth D. Understanding the Roles of Network Structure and Distance in the Process of Natural Resource Policy Implementation
2015 Duffin, Jenna L. Effects of Engineered Log Jams on Channel Morphology, Middle Fork of the John Day River, Oregon
2014 White, Ariana L. Postglacial Vegetation Change in the Interior Temperate Rainforest of British Columbia
2014 Young, Alanna V. Analysis of Spatiotemporal Variations in Human- and Lightning-caused Wildfires from the Western United States (1992-2011)
2014 Beeson, Helen The Influence of Deep-Seated Landslides on Topographic Variability and Salmon Habitat in the Oregon Coast Range, USA
2013 Duffy, Tyler J. Assembling the Protest Camp: Politics, Public Space, and Occupy Protests
2013 Thomas, Christopher M. Participatory Forest Management and Actor Role Dependency in Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserve, Kenya
2013 Slager, Emily J. Touring Detroit: Ruins, Representation, and Redevelopment
2013 Miller, Patrick Return to the Motherland: Scripting Place and Identity Construction in Korean Adoptees
2013 Gordon, Josef C. Comparative Geospatial Analysis of Twitter Data Sentiment during the 2008 and 2012 Presidential Elections
2013 Fisher, David M. Postglacial Dynamics of Olympic Peninsula, WA Forests: Comparing Predictions and Observations
2013 Donish, Cassandra J. Geographies of Art and Urban Change: Contesting Gentrification Through Aesthetic Encounters in San Francisco’s Mission District
2013 Brady, Dylan P. Forging the Nation Through Rails: Transportation Infrastructure and the Emergence of Chinese Nationalism
2012 McAfee, Heather J. Identity Making and ‘Home’: Resettlement of Post-2003 Iraqi Refugees in Portland, Oregon and Austin, Texas
2012 Hill, Gretchen L. Inventing the Basque Block: Heritage Tourism and Identity Politics in Boise, Idaho
2012 Watkins, Derek A. Digital Facets of Place: Flickr’s Mappings of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands
2012 Reinholtz, Amanda L. Reforestation, Water Yield, and Management of Micro-Watersheds in Central America
2012 Kusler, Jennifer E. Late Holocene Salmon Abundance in the Oregon Coast Range: A Paleolimnological Approach
2012 Metcalfe, Benhamin Walter The Influence of Cognitive Style on Navigational Map Reading Ability
2011 Khan, Mahmood N. Genocide, Territory, and the Geopolitics of International Adjudication: The Judgment of the International Court of Justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina v. Serbia and Montenegro
2011 Shao-Wai, Tu Assessment of Methods for Monitoring Responses to River Restoration: Riverbed and Channel Form Changes
2011 Crickmore, Ian David M. Interactions Between Forest Insect Activity and Wildfire Severity in the Booth and Bear Complex Fires, Oregon
2011 Artman, Vincent M. “Passport Politics”: Passportization and Territoriality in the De Facto States of Georgia
2011 Phelps, Jessica D. The Geomorphic Legacy of Splash Dams in the Southern Oregon Coast Range
2011 Bellinger, Nathan H. Globalization and Neoliberalism in Ecuador: The Expansion and Effects of the Commercial Tuna Fishing Industry
2011 Kladzyk, Rene G. Sin Miedo: Violence, Mobility, and Identity in el Paso del Norte
2011 Ginsburg, Alexander D. Climate Change and Culture Change in Salluit, Quebec, Canada
2010 Michelsen-Correa, Stephani Geomorphic Response to Disturbance and Restoration: Grazing, Fire, and Flooding on the Middle Fork John Day River, OR
2010 Isaak, Marissa T. Remembering the Present: Oregon’s Afghan-Iraqi Freedom Memorial
2010 Frederiksen, Lia M. Bodies, Geography, and Globalization: Social Reproducation in Capte Town, South Africa
2010 Landers, Matthew W. Catalonia is a Country: World Heritage and Regional Nationalism
2010 Miller, Derek W. Anti-Immigrant Attitudes and Neighborhood Exclusion: A Microscale Analysis of How Moroccan Immigrants Are Perceived in Almería, Spain
2010 Millett, Matthew E. The Egocentric Map Perspective in Qualitative Classed Chloropleth Maps
2010 Ptak, Thomas W. Tibetan Migration, Cultural Identity and Place in Portland and New York City
2009 English, John T. Effectiveness of Extracting Water Surface Slopes From LiDAR Data Within the Active Channel: Sandy River, Oregon, USA
2009 Jablonski, Jon R. Cultural Heritage Cyberinfrastructure: A Geographic Case-study of China
2009 Javdani, Marie S. Stop the Bleeding, Heal the Wound: The Role of Fertilizer Subsidies in Food Security — Zomba District, Malawi
2009 Lind, Pollyanna Holocene Floodplain Development of the Sycan River, Oregon
2008 Choi, Y Minie “Fighting” in the Nation’s Capital:  Understanding Residential and Occupational Assimilation of Koreans by Generation in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area
2008 Fischetti, Diana Resist From Home?:  Confronting Consumerism from Ecovillage at Ithaca
2008 Goworowska, Justyna Gentrification, Displacement and the Ethnic Neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn
2008 Martinelli, Earl N. Dynamic Time Course of Cognitive Map Distortion
2008 Nurhussein, Safy Global Networks, Fragmentation, and the Rise of Telecommunications in Stateless Somalia
2008 Pera, Jennifer L. Tamagringo:  Citizenship and Political Agency in Tamarindo, Costa Rica
2007 Machell, Erin L. Whose Development? Agency, Democracy and Efficacy in Nicaraguan NGO Landscapes
2007 McConnel, Jonothon L. U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Nautical Charts: A Cartographic History
2007 Mansfield, Ginger S. Canadians Among Us: Migration to the Twin Cities Urban Area
2007 Lake, Adam B. North African Immigrants in Marseille: A Comparison of Settlement Patterns, Activity Spaces, and the Urban Landscape
2007 Fox, Samuel H.. Collaborative Structure, Power and Place: A Case Study of Four Western Oregon Watershed Councils
2007 Crooks, Mary L. A Geographical Look at Students’ Experiences: Cognitive Maps of the University of Oregon Campus
2006 Metzger, Kate T. A Geomorphic Assessment of Reference and Managed Stream Channel Conditions in Two Ecological Regions on the Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia
2006 Cram, Shannon C. Nuclear Legacies: The Changing Cultural Landscape of the Tri-Cities and Hanford
2006 Steingisser, Alethea Y. Losing Steam: A Multi-scale Historic Analysis of Human Impacts on Geyser Basins
2006 Sproles, Eric A. Integrating Hydraulic and Geomorphic Processes in River Restoration
2006 Jones, Brittany G. McBurney Ethnic Communities in Diaspora: Constructing Tibetan Identity in the United States
2005 Cates, Barbara E. Behind the Industrial Facade: An Exploration of Urban Revitalization and Migration in Portland, Oregon’s Pearl District
2005 Derrick, Matthew A. Contested Autonomy: Tatarstan under Putin
2005 Day, Jonathan W. Historical Savanna Structure and Succession at Jim’s Creek, Willamette National Forest, Oregon
2005 Hiemstra, Nancy A. Latino Immigrants, Spaces of Interaction, and the Politics of “Being Illegal” in Leadville, CO
2005 Lawrence, Megan M. The Neural Basis of Map Comprehension and Spatial Abilities
2005 Pak, Maylian J. Poverty, Race, and Community Organization: Social and Environmental Justice in Eugene, Oregon
2005 Rubinstein, Vicki B. Interpretation of Charcoal Accumulation Rates in a Sediment Core From Carp Lake, Washington
2005 Strandhagen, Erik Views of the Rivers: Representing Streamflow of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
2004 Groshong, Lorin C. Mapping Riparian Vegetation Change in Yellowstone’s Northern Range Using High Spatial Resolution Imagery
2004 Hommel, Demian H. People and Politics in a Thai National Park
2004 Johnson, Corey M. Hamburg’s New Geographies: Strategies of Coping with Structural Change
2004 Knox, Andrew G. A Survey of Secondary Geography Curricula in Canada and England
2004 Marlon, Jennifer A Meta-Analysis of Charcoal-Based Fire History Records from the Northwestern United States
2004 Plank, Alexandria R. Conventional Agriculture and the National Organic Standards: Implications for Local Food Production
2004 Rubinstein, Vicki Interpretation of Charcoal Accumulation Rates in a Sediment Core From Carp Lake, Washington
2003 Juhn, Anika E. A Critical Review of Categories of race and Pan-ethnicity using Cluster Analysis of Foreign-born Residentail Settlement
2003 Green, John K. Influence of Debris Flow Deposits on Small Stream Channel Morphology in the Oregon Coast Range
2003 Ray, Maureen A Tale of Two Cities: The Role of Place in Ethnic Acculturation


Masters in the Geographic Education Summer Program

2015 Niedzweicki, Mark J.
2015 Morales-Ramirez, Carlos A.
2015 Goodwin, Iain
2015 Burkybile, Amanda K.
2014 Vullmer-Buhl, Brian
2014 Mosurinjohn, Nathan
2014 Mills, Amanda L.
2013 Rawis, Sharon M.
2012 Shin-Cooper, Jeanne
2012 Nishimoto, Stephanie L.
2012 Crane, Terressa M.
2011 Shepard, Robert T.
2011 Peters, David A.
2011 Kresner, Jeremy D.
2011 Anno, Stephen E.
2010 Boggs, Eric M.
2010 Graves, Richard K.
2010 Haapanen, Rebecca C.
2010 Lawrence, Damien C.
2010 Peterson, Keith
2010 Schneider, Jane B.
2010 Swope, Deborah
2010 Graham, Casey T.
2009 Highfield, Christopher M.
2009 Highfield, Christopher M.
2009 Scholtz, Michael
2009 Shea, Kristin L.
2009 Wren, Janelle K.
2008 Evaniuck, Jayson Raleigh-Egypt High School, Memphis, TN
2008 Gault, Jonthan M. Thurston Middle School, Springfield
2008 Shea, Kristi Teeland Middle School, Matanuska Valley, Alaska
2008 Wakefield, Julie R. McQueen High School, Reno, NV
2008 Webster, Melissa C. Cascade High School, Everett, WA
2007 Deutsch-Kirkman, Anne Centennial Middle School, Portland
2007 Klarr, Nathan Agnes Middle School, Springfield
2007 Ray, Jason Briggs Middle School, Springfield
2007 Shilling, Annika Duniway Middle School, McMinnville
2007 Thrope, Britt Russia High School
2007 Unruh, Nancy Harrison Elementary School, Cottage Grove
2006 Hernandez, Kimberly Centennial Middle School, Eugene
2006 Holman, Chris University of Oregon
2006 Peters, Scott Astoria Middle School, Astoria
2005 Clark, Robert B. Western Oregon University
2004 Brown, Ray Cascade Middle School, Eugene
2004 Mellor, Brant Churchill Middle School, Eugene
2003 Boyle, John Lowell High School, Lowell
2003 Knox, Andrew Sitka, Alaska
2003 Mattiace, James Springfield
2003 Wondra, Patrick Mapleton High School, Mapleton
2002 Shafer, Eric Othello Jr. High School, Othello, Washington
2001 Maeyart, Pam Lebanon High School
2001 Geffen, Brooke Portland Outdoor School
2000 Simmons, Leslie Willamette High School, Eugene