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|Dr. Kevin Czajkowski
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|Dr.C's research interests are diverse and all revolve around geospatial technologies.
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.
Project: Prevention of surface water contamination from biosolids... Learn More
|Dr. David J. Nemeth
|Dr. Nemeth's current (Fall 2012) research and writing, now in various stages of completion,
1) A book chapter project titled “Blissful Devolution: Our Rolling Judgment Day.” Dr. Nemeth 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. The book title is After Climate Change and Culture-shift: Imagining the Future, edited by Dr. James Norwine. It is on schedule to appear in December 2012 as a Springer
3) Dr. Nemeth has a co-authored project on a front burner titled “Toward a Darker Phantasmal Destination Tourism: Pennsylvania Route 666 (The David Zeisberger Highway).” This is a manuscript for a special issue of a major academic tourism journal. His co-author is Dr. Deborah Che in the Tourism Department at Southern Cross University, Australia.
4) Having recently conducted archival research funded by retired University of Toledo Provost William McMillen, Dr. Nemeth has resumed writing a monograph-length manuscript tentatively titled “Dr. Irving Brown in the Land of the Ouled Nail.” This is a critique of an unpublished travel-adventure by Irving Henry Brown (1888-1940). The article discusses at length the hypothesis that Romani migrations into the Iberian Peninsula across North Africa occurred prior to and independent of the historic fifteenth-century migrations of Romanies into the Peninsula.
5) Dr. Nemeth has another co-authored book chapter project on the front-burner titled “Sweetwater, Mountain Springs, and Great Lakes: A Hydro-geography of Beer Brands.” The paper 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 Mr. Charles Yeager, both at Indiana State University.
|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's Project Links
Sustainability in the New Urban World: Lessons from Shrinking Cities
Social network analysis: A tool for better understanding and managing your cluster
Dr. Reid's Webpage
|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