Latest SEER Lab and QDEC Lab publication defines sex-specific anthrax risk for elk

SEER Lab and QDEC Lab‘s latest publication in the Journal of Wildlife Management examines resource selection and anthrax risk in female elk in southwestern Montana. This paper, led by SEER Lab and Geography #MedGeo alum Dr. Anni Yang, builds on previous work defining male elk resource selection in the same study area and compares females […]

Sex-Specific Elk Resource Selection during the Anthrax Risk Period

BLACKBURN, RYAN, YANG – Sex-Specific Elk Resource Selection during the Anthrax Risk Period Anni Yang, Kelly M. Proffitt, Valpa Asher, Sadie J. Ryan, Jason K. Blackburn Article first published online: 01 OCT 2020 The Journal of Wildlife Management DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21952 ABSTRACT: Anthrax, caused by the spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis, is a zoonosis affecting animals and […]

Exploring environmental coverages of species: a new variable contribution estimation methodology for rulesets from the genetic algorithm for rule-set prediction

BLACKBURN, YANG – Exploring environmental coverages of species: a new variable contribution estimation methodology for rulesets from the genetic algorithm for rule-set prediction Anni Yang, Juan Pablo Gomez, and Jason K. Blackburn Article first published online: 12 MAY 2020 PeerJ DOI: 10.7717/peerj.8968 ABSTRACT: Variable contribution estimation for, and determination of variable importance within, ecological niche […]

Latest SEER Lab publication introduces novel variable selection method for ecological niche modeling

Ecological niche models (ENMs) are widely used to predict the geographic distribution of species and are applied across taxa. Within the geography department, ENMs have been used to map hosts, vectors, and pathogens for MedGeo studies, species of conservation concern, and invasive species potential. Such models rely on relating non-random patterns of occurrences, locations where […]

A Metacoupling Framework for Exploring Transboundary Watershed Management

MERZ, YANG – A Metacoupling Framework for Exploring Transboundary Watershed Management Leandra Merz, Di Yang, and Vanessa Hull Article first published online: 2 MAR 2020 Sustainability DOI: 10.3390/su12051879 ABSTRACT: Water is crucial for ecosystem health and socioeconomic development, but water scarcity is becoming a global concern. Management of transboundary watersheds is inherently challenging and has the […]

A Healthy Park Needs Healthy Vegetation – The Story of Gorongosa National Park in the 21st Century

CHILD, HERRERO, KHATAMI, SOUTHWORTH, WAYLEN, YANG – A Healthy Park Needs Healthy Vegetation – The Story of Gorongosa National Park in the 21st Century Hannah Herrero, Peter Waylen, Jane Southworth, Reza Khatami, Di Yang, Brian Child Article first published online: 03 FEB 2020 Remote Sensing DOI: 10.3390/rs12030476 ABSTRACT: Understanding trends or changes in biomass and […]

Announcing The Navi-Gator, Issue 2!

  University of Florida Department of Geography The Navi-Gator OCTOBER 2019, ISSUE 2 So many new and exciting things have happened… Check out our amazing new grad lab in 1215! Come visit us in the geography office– lounge around in reclining chairs and grab some new GeoGator merch. We have T-shirts and sweatshirts for sale, […]

Geography Colloquium: Drone Mapping for Coastal Seagrass Monitoring and Citizen Science

Drone Mapping for Coastal Seagrass Monitoring and Citizen Science Speaker: Dr. Bo Yang Citizen Science GIS, University of Central Florida Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:50-3:50 PM (Period 8) Turlington Hall Room 3018 University of Florida All are welcome to attend. High quality multi-spectral observations with fine spatial resolution and frequent temporal coverage are indispensable in seagrass […]

Geography Colloquium: Multi-scale Modeling for Infectious Disease Transmissions – Exploring two Indirectly Transmitted Pathogens in Southwestern Montana

Multi-scale Modeling for Infectious Disease Transmissions – Exploring two Indirectly Transmitted Pathogens in Southwestern Montana Speaker: Ms Anni Yang PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, University of Florida Thursday, February 7, 2019 2:50-3:50 PM (Period 8) Turlington Hall Room 3012 University of Florida All are welcome to attend.