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Joni  Downs

Joni Downs

Joni Downs
Director, School of Geosciences


Office: NES 303
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My research aims to develop new methods of spatial analysis and modelling that can be broadly applied within GIScience and related fields. Specific statistical and mathematical approaches of interest include: density estimation, point pattern analysis, time geography, spatial optimization models, and network analysis. Application areas of interest encompass a variety of topics, including wildlife ecology, global sustainability, public health and safety, and transportation. I am also interested in geovisualization, particularly in how it facilitates spatial analysis and modelling.

Graduate Students

Zachary Smith, John Taylor

Specialty Area

Geographic Information Science, Wildlife Ecology, Public Health and Safety