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Bryan C Pijanowski

Forestry and Natural Resources 

  • Professor of Human-Environment Modeling & Analysis Laboratory
FORS Room 305
195 Marsteller Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Dr. Bryan Pijanowski – Human-Environment Modeling & Analysis Lab

Dr. Pijanowski specializes in spatial modeling and analysis of land use/cover change. Grounded in the theoretical framework of complex socio-ecological systems, his research employs advanced technologies and methodologies from a wide array of disciplines. Many of his models are used to forecast and backcast land use/cover change patterns which are then linked to other ecological and economic models. Research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, NASA and various foundations (e.g., Kellogg Foundation, Great Lakes Fisheries Trust, Purdue Research Foundation). Dr. Pijanowski is interested in how results of simulations of the future can be used to achieve a more sustainable society.

A lot of the research being conducted uses geographic information systems, remote sensing, machine learning (e.g., neural networks), role playing simulation, agent-based modeling, expert judgment and semi-structured interview tools and approaches. He is a member of many national (e.g., American Association of Geographers) and international (e.g., Global Land Project) research organizations.

Research Group - Natural Resource Social Science, Forest Measurement and Assessment/GIS, Wildlife Science

Facilities - Human-Environment Modeling and Analysis Lab, Spatial Data Analysis Lab 

Related Centers - Center for Global Soundscapes, Center for the Environment, Purdue Climate Change Research Center, Purdue Interdisciplinary Center for Ecological Sustainability

Awards & Honors

(2018) Newcomer Award. CoA PK-12 Purdue.

Selected Publications

Dietze, M. C., Fox, A., Beck-Johnson, L. M., Betancourt, J. L., Hooten, M. B., Jarnevich, C. S., . . . White, E. P. (2018). Iterative near-term ecological forecasting: Needs, opportunities, and challenges. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115(7), 1424-1432. doi:10.1073/pnas.1710231115

Fan, Y., Jin, X., Gan, L., Jessup, L. H., Pijanowski, B. C., Yang, X., . . . Zhou, Y. (2018). Spatial identification and dynamic analysis of land use functions reveals distinct zones of multiple functions in eastern China. Science of the Total Environment, 642, 33-44. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.05.383

Wang, L., Pijanowski, B. C., Yang, W., Zhai, R., Omrani, H., & Li, K. (2018). Predicting multiple land use transitions under rapid urbanization and implications for land management and urban planning: The case of Zhanggong District in central China. Habitat International, 82, 48-61. doi:10.1016/j.habitatint.2018.08.007

Smidt, S. J., Tayyebi, A., Kendall, A. D., Pijanowski, B. C., & Hyndman, D. W. (2018). Agricultural implications of providing soil-based constraints on urban expansion: Land use forecasts to 2050. Journal of Environmental Management, 217, 677-689. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.03.042

Kirkpatrick, E., Davis, A., & Pijanowski, B. C. (2018). The Environmental Impacts of Parking Lots. In Parking and the City (pp. 133-140). Routledge.

Gottesman, B. L., Francomano, D., Zhao, Z., Bellisario, K. M., Ghadiri, M., Broadhead, T., . . . Pijanowski, B. C. (in press). Acoustic monitoring reveals diversity and surprising dynamics in tropical freshwater soundscapes. Freshwater Biology.

Gasc, A., Gottesman, B. L., Francomano, D., Jung, J., Durham, M., Mateljak, J., & Pijanowski, B. C. (2018). Soundscapes reveal disturbance impacts: biophonic response to wildfire in the Sonoran Desert Sky Islands. Landscape Ecology, 33(8), 1399-1415. doi:10.1007/s10980-018-0675-3

Brinley Buckley, E. M., Caven, A. J., Gottesman, B. L., Harner, M. J., Pijanowski, B. C., & Forsberg, M. L. (2018). Assessing biological and environmental effects of a total solar eclipse with passive multimodal technologies. Ecological Indicators, 95, 353-369. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.07.017

Deichmann, J. L., Acevedo-Charry, O., Barclay, L., Burivalova, Z., Campos-Cerqueira, M., D'Horta, F., . . . Mitchell Aide, T. (2018). It's time to listen: there is much to be learned from the sounds of tropical ecosystems. 50(5), 713-718. doi:10.1111/btp.12593

Ghadiri Khanaposhtani, M., Liu, C. C., Gottesman, B. L., Shepardson, D. P., & Pijanowski, B. C. (2018). Evidence that an informal environmental summer camp can contribute to the construction of the conceptual understanding and situational interest of STEM in middle-school youth. International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 8(3), 227-249. doi:10.1080/21548455.2018.1451665

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