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EnviroAtlas Publications

The research supporting EnviroAtlas is documented here through conference posters and peer-reviewed publications.

Boryan, C., Yang, Z. W., Mueller, R., & Craig, M. (2011). Monitoring US agriculture: the US Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Cropland Data Layer Program. Geocarto International, 26(5), 341-358. doi: 10.1080/10106049.2011.562309

Boykin, K. G., Kepner, W. G., Bradford, D. F., Guy, R. K., Kopp, D. A., Leimer, A. K., . . . Gergely, K. J. (2013). A national approach for mapping and quantifying habitat-based biodiversity metrics across multiple spatial scales. Ecological Indicators, 33, 139-147. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2012.11.005

Burke TA, WE Cascio, DL Costa, K Deener, TD Fontaine, FA Fulk, LE Jackson, WR Munns Jr, J Orme-Zavaleta, MW Slimak, VG Zartarian. 2017. Rethinking Environmental Protection: Meeting the Challenges of a Changing World. Environmental Health Perspectives 125: A43-A49.

Christensen, Jay R, Nash, Maliha S, & Neale, Anne. (2013). Identifying Riparian Buffer Effects on Stream Nitrogen in Southeastern Coastal Plain Watersheds. Environmental Management, 52(5), 1161-1176. doi: 10.1007/s00267-013-0151-4

Cox, Llael M., Almeter, Andrew L., & Saterson, Kathryn A. (2013). Protecting our life support systems: An inventory of U.S. federal research on ecosystem services. Ecosystem Services, 5, 163-169. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2013.04.006

Daniel, J., P. Barclay, & K. Bush. Building a Greenway: Using EnviroAtlas in the Classroom. CASE STUDY. US EPA Office of Research and Development, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-16/006, 2016.

Egorov AI, SM Griffin, RR Converse, JN Styles, EA Sams, A Wilson, LE Jackson, TJ Wade. 2017: Vegetated Land Cover Near Residence is Associated with Reduced Allostatic Load and Improved Biomarkers of Neuroendocrine, Metabolic and Immune Functions. Environmental Research 158: 508-521.

Fry, J. A., Xian, G., Jin, S., Dewitz, J. A., Homer, C. G., Yang, L., . . . Wickham, J. D. (2012). Completion of the 2006 National Land Cover Database Update for the Conterminous United States. Photogrammetric Engineeering and Remote Sensing, 77, 858-864.

Garcia, V., Cooter, E., Crooks, J., Hinckley, B., Murphy, M., & Xing, X. (2017). Examining the impacts of increased corn production on groundwater quality using a coupled modeling system.  Science of the Total Environment, 586 (2017), 16-24. 

Hassett, E. M., Stehman, S. V., & Wickham, J. D. (2012). Estimating landscape pattern metrics from a sample of land cover. Landscape Ecology, 27(1), 133-149. doi: 10.1007/s10980-011-9657-4

Homer, C., Dewitz, J., Yang, L., Jin, S., Danielson, P., Xian, G., . . . Megown, K. (2015). Completion of the 2011 National Land Cover Database for the conterminous United States – representing a decade of land cover change information. Photogramm. Eng. Remote Sens, 81(5), 345-354.

Jackson, L. E., Daniel, J., McCorkle, B., Sears, A., & Bush, K. F. (2013). Linking ecosystem services and human health: the Eco-Health Relationship Browser. Int J Public Health, 58(5), 747-755. doi: 10.1007/s00038-013-0482-1

Jiang Y, Y Yuan, A Neale, L Jackson, M Mehaffey. 2016. Association between Natural Resources for Outdoor Activities and Physical Inactivity: Results from the Contiguous United States. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 13:830.

Johnson, D. M., & Mueller, R. (2010). The 2009 Cropland Data Layer. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 76(11), 1201-1205.

Kepner, W. G., Ramsey, M. M., Brown, E. S., Jarchow, M. E., Dickinson, K. J. M., & Mark, A. F. (2012). Hydrologic futures: using scenario analysis to evaluate impacts of forecasted land use change on hydrologic services. Ecosphere, 3(7). doi: 10.1890/Es11-00367.1

Loperfido, J. V., Noe, Gregory B., Jarnagin, S. Taylor, & Hogan, Dianna M. (2014). Effects of distributed and centralized stormwater best management practices and land cover on urban stream hydrology at the catchment scale. Journal of Hydrology(0). doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.07.007

Macpherson, A. J., Principe, P. P., & Mehaffey, M. (2013). Using Malmquist Indices to evaluate environmental impacts of alternative land development scenarios. Ecological Indicators, 34, 296-303. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2013.05.009

Mbonimpa, Eric G., Yuan, Yongping, Mehaffey, Megan H., & Jackson, Michael A. (2012). SWAT Model Application to Assess the Impact of Intensive Corn-farming on Runoff, Sediments and Phosphorous loss from an Agricultural Watershed in Wisconsin. Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 04(07), 423-431. doi: 10.4236/jwarp.2012.47049

Mehaffey, M., Smith, E., & Van Remortel, R. (2012). Midwest U.S. landscape change to 2020 driven by biofuel mandates. Ecol Appl, 22(1), 8-19. 

Nash, M.S. & Christensen, J.R. (2017) Description of Changes in Climatic Indices in USA over 25 Years (1989-2013). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Report EPA/600/S-17/256 . Open report.

Nie, W., Yuan, Y., Kepner, W., Erickson, C., & Jackson, M. (2012). Hydrological impacts of mesquite encroachment in the upper San Pedro watershed. Journal of Arid Environments, 82, 147-155. doi: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2012.02.008

Norman, Laura M., Villarreal, Miguel L., Lara-Valencia, Francisco, Yuan, Yongping, Nie, Wenming, Wilson, Sylvia, . . . Sleeter, Rachel. (2012). Mapping socio-environmentally vulnerable populations access and exposure to ecosystem services at the U.S.–Mexico borderlands. Applied Geography, 34, 413-424. doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2012.01.006

Nowak, David J, Hirabayashi, Satoshi, Bodine, Allison, & Greenfield, Eric. (2014). Tree and forest effects on air quality and human health in the United States. Environmental Pollution, 193, 119-129. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2014.05.028

Pickard, Brian R., Baynes, Jeremy, Mehaffey, Megan, & Neale, Anne C. (2015). Translating Big Data into Big Climate Ideas. Solutions, 6(1). 

Pickard, Brian R., Daniel, Jessica, Mehaffey, Megan, Jackson, Laura E., & Neale, Anne. (2015). EnviroAtlas: A new geospatial tool to foster ecosystem services science and resource management. Ecosystem Services, 14(0), 45-55. 

Qaiser, K., Yuan, Y., & Lopez, R. D. (2012). Urbanization Impacts on Flooding in the Kansas River Basin and Evaluation of Wetlands as a Mitigation Measure. Transactions of the Asabe, 55(3), 849-859.

Ramsey, Kevin, & Bell, Alexander. (2014). A Nationwide Data Resource Characterizing the Built Environment and Destination Accessibility at the Neighborhood Scale. Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research, 16(2), 145-162.

Riitters, K. H., Coulston, J. W., & Wickham, J. D. (2012). Fragmentation of forest communities in the eastern United States. Forest Ecology and Management, 263, 85-93. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2011.09.022

Riitters, K. H., & Wickham, J. D. (2012). Decline of forest interior conditions in the conterminous United States. Scientific Reports, 2, 653. doi: 10.1038/srep00653

Riitters, K. H., Wickham, J. D., Wade, T. G., & Vogt, P. (2012). Global survey of anthropogenic neighborhood threats to conservation of grass-shrub and forest vegetation. J Environ Manage, 97, 116-121. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2011.11.009

Sanders, E. C., Yuan, Y. P., & Pitchford, A. (2013). Fecal Coliform and E. coli Concentrations in Effluent-Dominated Streams of the Upper Santa Cruz Watershed. Water, 5(1), 243-261. doi: 10.3390/W5010243

Smith, Elizabeth R., Neale, Anne C., Ziegler, C. Richard, & Jackson, Laura E. (2014). New Interoperable Web Tools to Facilitate Decision-making to Support Community Sustainability. In M. P. Mueller, Tippins, Deborah J., Stewart, Arthur J. (Ed.), Assessing Schools for Generation R (Responsibility) (pp. 201-214): Springer.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2015. Health Impact Assessment & EnviroAtlas: Integrating Ecosystem Services into the Decision Making Process. Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Research Triangle Park, NC. EPA/600/RR-15/128.

Weltz, M. A., Jolley, L., Goodrich, D., Boykin, K., Nearing, M., Stone, J., . . . Kepner, B. (2011). Techniques for assessing the environmental outcomes of conservation practices applied to rangeland watersheds. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 66(5), 154a-162a. doi: 10.2489/jswc.66.5.154A

Wickham, J., Homer, C., Vogelmann, J., McKerrow, A., Mueller, R., Herold, N., & Coulston, J. (2014). The Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC) Consortium-20 Years of Development and Integration of USA National Land Cover Data. Remote Sensing, 6(8), 7424-7441. doi: Doi 10.3390/Rs6087424

Wickham, J., Wood, P. B., Nicholson, M. C., Jenkins, W., Druckenbrod, D., Suter, G. W., . . . Amos, J. (2013). The Overlooked Terrestrial Impacts of Mountaintop Mining. Bioscience, 63(5), 335-348. doi: 10.1525/bio.2013.63.5.7

Wickham, J. D., & Flather, C. H. (2013). Integrating biodiversity and drinking water protection goals through geographic analysis. Diversity and Distributions, 19(9), 1198-1207. doi: Doi 10.1111/Ddi.12103

Wickham, J. D., Stehman, S. V., Gass, L., Dewitz, J., Fry, J. A., & Wade, T. G. (2013). Accuracy assessment of NLCD 2006 land cover and impervious surface. Remote Sensing of Environment, 130, 294-304. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2012.12.001

Wickham, J. D., Wade, T. G., & Norton, D. J. (2014). Spatial patterns of watershed impervious cover relative to stream location. Ecological Indicators, 40, 109-116. doi: DOI 10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.01.013

Wickham, J. D., Wade, T. G., & Riitters, K. H. (2012). Comparison of cropland and forest surface temperatures across the conterminous United States. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 166, 137-143. doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2012.07.002

Wickham, J. D., Wade, T. G., & Riitters, K. H. (2013). Empirical analysis of the influence of forest extent on annual and seasonal surface temperatures for the continental United States. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 22(5), 620-629. doi: 10.1111/Geb.12013

Wu, J. and Jackson, L. (2016). Association of land use and its change with beach closure in the United States, 2004–2013. Science of The Total Environment, 571, pp.67-76. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.07.116

Wu J, LE Jackson, 2017. Inverse Relationship between Urban Green Space and Childhood Autism in California Elementary School Districts. Environment International 107:140-146.

Wu J, LE Jackson, 2018. Exploring Links between Greenspace and Sudden Unexpected Death: A Spatial Analysis. Environment International 113: 114-121.

Xian, G., Homer, C., Demitz, J., Fry, J., Hossain, N., & Wickham, J. (2011). Change of Impervious Surface Area Between 2001 and 2006 in the Conterminous United States. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 77(8), 758-762.

Yuan, Y. P., Locke, M. A., Bingner, R. L., & Rebich, R. A. (2013). Phosphorus losses from agricultural watersheds in the Mississippi Delta. Journal of Environmental Management, 115, 14-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2012.10.028

Barclay P, Yngve L, Jackson L. Integrating Ecosystem Services into Health Impact Assessment. Poster presentated at A Community on Ecosystem Services Conference. December 2014. 

Baynes J, Dannenberg M, Pilant AN. Hierarchical, Machine Learning Approach to Meter-scale Urban Land Cover Mapping. Poster presented at Esri International User Conference. July 2013.

Bush, KF, Jackson LE, Alexandra Sears A, McAlexander T, Maxson P, Edwards SE, Miranda ML. Applying EnviroAtlas to Public Health: Investigating the association between green space and birth outcomes in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC. Poster presented at Esri International User Conference. July 2013.

Horvath E, Mehaffey M, Neale A, Browning D. Water Supply and Demand by Watershed for the Contiguous U.S. Poster presented at Esri International User Conference. July 2013.

Horvath E, Christensen J, Mehaffey M, Neale A. Potentially Restorable Wetlands in the Contiguous U.S. Poster presented at Esri International User Conference. July 2013.

Jackson LE, Daniel J, McCorkle  B, Sears A, Bush KF. Linking Ecosystem Services and Human Health: The Eco-Health Relationship Browser. Poster presented at the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology Conference, August 2013.

Jahre J, Neale A, Jackson LE, Mehaffey M. EnviroAtlas: Connecting Ecosystems, People, and Well-being. Poster presented at Esri International User Conference. July 2013.

Mehaffey M, Neale A, Ebert D. Landscape and Water Tools for Desktop and Web Applications. Poster presented at Esri International User Conference. July 2013.

Sears A, Jackson LE, Wade T. Near Road Tree Cover in the Portland, ME EnviroAtlas Community Area. Poster presented at Esri International User Conference. July 2013.

Sears A, Jackson LE. Proximity to Parks in the Durham, NC EnviroAtlas Community Area. Poster presented at Esri International User Conference. July 2013.

Walton BT, Perla D, Smith ER. Sustainability Assessment of a National Bioeconomy: Approaches and Tools to Evaluate Emergent Properties. Poster presented at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting. November 2015. 

Wu J, LE Jackson, 2018. Exploring Links between Greenspace and Sudden Unexpected Death: A Spatial Analysis. Environment International 113: 114-121.

Wu J, LE Jackson, 2017. Inverse Relationship between Urban Green Space and Childhood Autism in California Elementary School Districts. Environment International 107:140-146.

Yngve L, Beyer K, Malecki K, Jackson L. Street-scale Green Infrastructure and Physical Activity. Poster presented at the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Annual Conference. September 2016. 

Yngve L, Jackson L. Integrating Local "Green" Assets into Brownfields Redevelopment: Tools and Examples. Poster presented at National Brownfields Training Conference. September 2015. 

Yngve L, Jackson L. Neighborhood Indicators of Walkability using Fine-Scale Land Cover. Poster presented at Esri Health and Human Services GIS Conference. September 2015.