Marc Linderman

Marc Linderman

University of Iowa - assistant professor of geography


My research focuses on the interactions between dynamic human and natural systems.  I use remote sensing and spatio-temporally explicit models to study these processes at spatial and temporal scales typically prohibitive for studies based on ground observations only. Currently, we are developing methods to better quantify the spatial arrangement and temporal dynamics of natural systems using time-series of remote sensing data and examining the interactions between socio-economic and biophysical systems that lead to these dynamics.

I examine the interactions between human activities and natural systems at landscape to regional-level scales with particular interest in studying the impacts of human activities on the spatio-temporal dynamics of natural systems. I use remotely sensed data and spatially explicit models to better understand the interactions between human and natural systems.

University of Iowa


Title Book/Journal Year
Long-Term Ecological Effects of Demographic and Socioeconomic Factors in Wolong Nature Reserve (China) Human Population: Its Influences on Biological Diversity 2011
Evaluating the efficacy of zoning designations for protected area management Biological Conservation 2011
Spatial and temporal patterns of fuelwood collection in Wolong Nature Reserve: Implications for panda conservation Landscape and Urban Planning 2009
Effects of Fuelwood Collection and Timber Harvesting on Giant Panda Habitat Use Biological Conservation 2008
Temporal changes in giant panda habitat connectivity across boundaries of Wolong Nature Reserve, China Ecological Applications 2007
Interactive Effects Of Natural And Human Disturbances On Vegetation Dynamics Across Landscapes Ecological Applications 2006
Modeling the spatio-temporal dynamics and interactions of households, landscapes, and giant panda habitat Ecological Modelling 2005
Exploring Complexity in a Human-Environment System: An Agent-based Spatial Model for Multidisciplinary and Multiscale Integration Annals of the Association of American Geographers 2005
A New Paradigm for Panda Research and Conservation Giant Panda: Conservation Priorities for the 21st Century 2004
Human Impacts on Land Cover and Panda Habitat in Wolong Nature Reserve Linking Ecological, Socioeconomic, Demographic, and Behavioral Data People and the Environment:Approaches for Linking Household and Community Surveys to Remote Sensing and GIS 2003
Modeling the Choice to Switch from Fuelwood to Electricity Implications for Giant Panda Habitat Conservation Ecological Economics 2002
Simulating Demographic and Socioeconomic Processes on Household Level and Implications for Giant Panda Habitats Ecological Modelling 2001
Ecological degradation in protected areas: The Case of Wolong Nature Reserve for Giant Pandas Science 2001