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Faculty

Andrew J. Elmore

Associate Professor
Faculty
Andrew J. Elmore
Associate Professor
Appalachian Laboratory

Bio

Dr. Elmore is Associate Professor of landscape ecology at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Appalachian Laboratory. He works broadly across issues relevant to global environmental change, with a particular interest in ecosystem interactions with land-use and land-cover change. Recent work has focused on the effect of groundwater decline on wind erosion and air quality in deserts; the impact of urban stream burial on stream network structure and functioning; modeling coastal habitat change associate with sea level rise; and, understanding forest responses to changes in spring and autumn timing associated with climate change. He applies an array of tools to these problems, but has made the greatest impact on methods for analyzing satellite and airborne remote sensing data. Dr. Elmore received a BSc in Applied Physics from Purdue University and an MSc and PhD in Geoscience from Brown University. He worked as a postdoctoral scholar at the Carnegie Institution for Science and Dartmouth College before moving to Maryland.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Remote sensing of vegetation structure using LiDAR and optical data
  • Interactions between vegetation structure and ecosystem functioning
  • Impact of climate change on forest phenology and biogeochemistry
  • Landscape evolution in the face of land use and climate change
  • Effects of urban development and agriculture on stream ecosystems
  • Nitrogen and carbon isotopic systems in ecology

Education

  • Brown University, 2003, Ph.D., Geological Sciences
  • Brown University, 1999, M.S., Geological Sciences
  • Purdue University, 1997, B.S., Applied Physics

Regularly Offered Courses

Graduate Program Foundation Areas