Dr.C uses GIS and remote sensing technologies to assess sources of non-point source pollution in the Maumee River Watershed and Lake Erie through the Muamee River GIS and the Lake Erie Center. We develop land cover classifications using remote sensing linking that to wetlands in the watershed (Lake Erie Center Sensor Project).
Dr.C uses remote sensing and GIS to investigate the potential health hazards due to the application of biosolids to agricultural fields.
Dr.C investigates the impact of land cover on surface temperature and the energy budget. He engages K-12 teachers and students through the SATELLITES Program which utilizes surface temperature observations through GLOBE. He also engages in the education programs: ESSEA and LEADERS.
USEPA-Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Projects
Grant Number: GL00E00519
Project: Prevention of surface water contamination from biosolids... Learn More
Dr.C's Program Links
Lake Erie Center Sensor Project
Lake Erie Center
Education Program: ESSEA
1) Dr.Nemeth recently published a book chapter titled “Blissful Devolution: Our Rolling Judgment Day” In James Norwine, ed., A World After Climate Change and Culture-shift. Amsterdam: Springer, 2014, pp. 327-350. In this chapter he is writing as a futurist and describing the
condition of humankind in the A.D. 2110. His projection assumes that the two major
drivers at present effecting change for the next hundred years are a) anthropogenic
climate change and b) rapid shifts in cultural values. In a nutshell, the future in
a totalitarian utopia.
2) Dr.Nemeth recently published a co-authored article for Applied Geography (December, 2013:109-118) titled “Alternative Tourism Geographies: Leveraging the Ironic Case of Pennsylvania’s Route 666 for Economic Development.” In this article searching for The Beast is proposed as an alternative tourism strategy designed to revitalize economically-distressed appropriate rural regions. His co-author is Dr. Deborah Che, at Southern Cross University in Australia.
3) Dr.Nemeth has recently published a co-authored book chapter project in press: “Sweetwater, Mountain Springs, and Great Lakes: A Hydro-geography of Beer Brands.” In Mark Patterson and Nancy Hoalst-Pullen, eds., The Geography of Beer: Regions, Environment, and Societies. New York: Springer, 2014: pp. 89-98. The chapter explores the marketing of commercial beers in the American Beer Belt and the significance of the “purity” of the water ingredient in popular local, regional and national brews, now and in the past. His co-authors are Dr. Jay Gatrell and Dr. Charles Yeager, both at Indiana State University.
4) Dr.Nemeth have just completed a book-length memorate comprised of 52 chapters describing his Peace Corps Volunteer service on Jeju (Cheju) Island in South Korea during 1973-1974. The title is Jeju Island Rambling: Self-exile in Peace Corps, 1973-1974. Toledo, OH: Open Wide Press (self-published).
5) Dr.Nemeth is continuing to write a monograph-length manuscript tentatively titled
“Dr. Irving Brown in the Land of the Ouled Nail.” This is his elaboration on an unpublished travel-adventure by Irving Henry Brown
(1888-1940). His elaboration discusses at length the hypothesis that proto-Romany
migrations into the Iberian Peninsula across North Africa occurred prior to and independent
of the historic fifteenth-century migrations of Romanies into the Peninsula from the
6) Dr.Nemeth is continuing work on another book project tentatively titled Road to Poona. The style and content represent his continuing interests in cultural geography as “magical realism.” He is writing the book as “Stevie,” a postmodern amalgam of Voltaire’s Candide and Schrodinger’s Cat. His explorations and adventures include a brief sojourn in Poona, India. He has already designed the book’s dust jacket:
Dr. Patrick L. Lawrence
Dr. Lawrence’s current research interests include environmental planning with a focus on water resources, watershed planning, the Great Lakes, watershed planning, parks and protected areas, natural hazards, and the use of remote sensing and GIS technologies for land use planning, landscape studies, and community decision-making.
Dr. Lawrence has received research funding support from US EPA, USDA, the National Science Foundation, Ohio EPA, and the Stranahan Foundation. His current projects include restoration of the Ottawa River on the main campus of the University of Toledo, watershed planning in the Maumee Area of Concern, planning for parks and protected areas in the Great Lakes basin, and climate change education for GK12.
Dr. Lawrence also serves as the President of the Board of Director for Partners for Clean Streams Inc. and chair of the Maumee Remedial Action Plan Committee with community focus efforts at addressing issues with rivers and streams in NW Ohio.
Dr.Lawrence's Project Links
Geospatial Tools for Urban Water Resources (Book Chapter 8)
Ottawa River Restoration Project (Pre-project Fact Sheet)
As The Water Flows: Community Based Decision-Making and Participatory Planning for the MaumeeArea of Concern (Book Chapter 13)
Poster-Climate Change Education Initiatives at UT
Great Lakes Areas of Concern Center
MA Education Degree Program
Dr. Neil Reid
Dr. Neil Reid is a regional scientist and industrial geographer.
He has a number of current research projects including the role of social networks in the development of industrial clusters, the role and place of shrinking cities in the new urban world, the success of university spin-off programs, and the geography of microbreweries and brewpubs.
* Photo: the Great Wall
Dr. Reid visited China in 2007
Dr. Peter Lindquist
Dr. Peter Lindquist researches new applications for GIS in location-allocation modeling, and transportation planning. His research in location-allocation has been used to plan the locations of fire stations in Sylvania Township. He has also worked with the Intermodal Transportation Institute to study the Upper Midwest Freight Corridor.
He has also worked with graduate students Samir Dhar and Guy Schafer to create AirView: An International Air Freight Resource for Economic Development .
Dr. Lindquist's Project Links
Upper Midwest Freight Corridor
Intermodal Transportation Institute at UT
Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute
Urban Affairs Center