Zachary Christmanemail address (last name first initial at rowan edu)
Zachary Christman
I am a geographer, employing the theory, data, and methods of Geographic Information Science, Remote Sensing, and Cartography for the investigation of:
  • Land cover classification and change detection
  • Natural and anthropogenic disturbance events
  • Landscape composition and configuration
  • Vegetative variability and phenology
  • Integration and visualization of geospatial data
  • Uncertainty and error propagation in geospatial analysis
I am currently conducting research projects on several themes of changing social and environmental contexts in landscapes in the US and Mexico.  More updates soon.
I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, teaching the following courses:
  • Introduction to Mapping and Geographic Information Science
  • Geospatial Modeling
  • Remote Sensing of Environment
From 2011-2012, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Geography at Middlebury College, and offered the following courses:
  • Environmental Field Methods
  • Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
  • Environmental Change in Latin America
PABC team after a long day

Article in Addision County Independent, 11/3/2011, p A1 & A14

From 2010 to summer 2011, I was employed as a postdoctoral research associate in the Geography Department at Rutgers University in association with the Environmental Damage in the Greater Yucatán project, directed by Dr. Laura Schneider.  
This interdisciplinary project is focused on the social and ecological impacts and responses following Hurricane Dean, which struck the peninsula as a category 5 storm in August, 2007.
My dissertation research, in the Lerma-Chapala-Santiago watershed of central Mexico, sought to resolve three major challenges regarding the use of coarse-resolution remotely sensed data for the analysis of land change.  Under the advisorship of Drs. John Rogan and B. L. Turner, II, I completed my PhD at the Graduate School of Geography of Clark University in 2010, entitled Land Change in Central Mexico: Landscape Heterogeneity, Natural Variability, and Classification Uncertainty.
last updated 2013-04-06, though barely.  email me for better information!