Dan Brown

  • Director and Professor
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  • Dan Brown

    • Director and Professor

    Research areas

    GIS, remote sensing, spatial modeling; land-use and land-cover dynamics; linking landscape patterns with ecological and social processes

    B.A. Geoenvironmental Studies, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
    M.A. Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Ph.D. Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Dan Brown is not currently accepting graduate students. 

    Current Sponsored Projects

    Selected publications

    2019. Agrawal, A., Brown, D.G., and Sullivan, J. Are global land grabs ticking socio-environmental bombs or just inefficient investments? One Earth, 1(2): 159-162. doi: 10.1016/j.oneear.2019.10.004 Link2019. Chesterman, N., Entwistle, J., Chambers, M.C., Liu, H.C., Agrawal, A., Brown, D.G. The effects of trainings in soil and water conservation on farming practices, livelihoods, and land-use intensity in the Ethiopian Highlands. Land Use Policy, 87:104051. Link 

    2018. Endsley, K.A., Brown, D.G., Bruch, E. Housing market activity is associated with disparities in urban and metropolitan vegetation. Ecosystems, 21(8): 1593-1607. doi: 10.1007/s10021-018-0242-4 Link

    2018. Liao, C., Brown, D.G. Assessments of synergistic outcomes from sustainable intensification of agriculture need to include smallholder livelihoods with food production and ecosystem services. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 32: 53-59. doi: 10.1016/j.cosust.2018.04.013 Link

    Allington, G.R.H., Li, W., and Brown, D.G. 2017. Urbanization and environmental policy effects on the future availability of grazing resources on the Mongolian Plateau: Modeling socio-environmental system dynamics. Environmental Science and Policy, 68: 35-46. Link

    Xu, H., Brown, D.G., Moore, M.R., and Currie, W.C. 2017. Optimizing spatial land management to balance water quality and economic returns in a Lake Erie watershed. Ecological Economics 145C: 104-114.  Link

    Currie, W.S., Kiger, S., Nassauer, J.I., Hutchins, M., Marshall, L.L., Brown, D.G., Riolo, R.L., and Robinson, D.T. 2016. Multi-scale heterogeneity in vegetation and soil carbon in exurban residential land in Southeastern Michigan. Ecological Applications 26(5):1421-1436.  Link

    Tian, Q., Holland, J.H., Brown, D.G. 2016. Social and economic impacts of subsidy policies on rural development in the Poyang Lake Region, China: insights from an agent-based model. Agricultural Systems 148: 12-27.  Link