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 Rebecca W. Loraamm

Rebecca W. Loraamm

Rebecca W. Loraamm

Contact

Email: rloraamm@mail.usf.edu

Website

http://www.naturallyspatial.net

Advisor

Joni Downs

Research

My research centers on the use of Geographic Information Systems for treatment of ecological research questions, with special attention paid to urban wildlife species and how they interact with and adapt to human environments. Specifically, my research seeks to quantify wildlife-road interactions by developing new quantitative techniques incorporating space and time dynamics as central analysis components.

Publications

Joni A. Downs, David Lamb, Garrett Hyzer, Rebecca Loraamm, Zachary J. Smith, Blaire M. O’Neal (2014) Quantifying spatio-temporal interactions of animals using probabilistic space-time prisms. Applied Geography. accepted September/in press

Joni A. Downs, Mark W. Horner, Garrett Hyzer, David Lamb, Rebecca Loraamm. (2014). Voxel-based probabilistic space-time prisms for analysing animal movements and habitat use International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 28 (5), 875-890

Lin Yuan, Yanbo Huang, Rebecca Loraamm, Chenwei Nie, Jihua Wang, Jingcheng Zhang. (2014) Spectral analysis of winter wheat leaves for detection and differentiation of diseases and insects. Field Crops Research. Feb 1, 2014, Vol. 156, p199, 9 p

Jingcheng Zhang, Lin Yuan, Ruiliang Pu, Rebecca Loraamm, Jihua Wang. (2014) Comparison between wavelet spectral features and comparison spectral features in detecting yellow rust for winter wheat. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, vol 100, pg 79.

Joni A. Downs, Mark W. Horner, Rebecca Loraamm, James H. Anderson, Hyun Kim, Dave Onorato. (2014) Strategically locating wildlife crossing structures for Florida panthers using maximal covering approaches.Transactions in GIS,vol:18, iss:1 pg 46.

Lin Yuan, Jingcheng Zhang, Ke Wang, Rebecca W. Loraamm, Wenjiang Huang, Jihua Wang, Jinling Zhao. (2013) Analysis of spectral difference between the frontside and backside of leaves in yellow rust disease detection. Precision Agriculture, 14:495-511.

Patrick T Vander Kelen, Joni A Downs, Lillian M Stark, Rebecca W Loraamm, James H Anderson and Thomas R Unnasch. (2012) Spatial Epidemiology of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Florida. International Journal of Health Geographics, 11:47.

Joni A. Downs, Justin H. Heller, Rebecca Loraamm, Dana Oppenheim, Cassandra McDaniel, Dave Onorato. (2012) Accuracy of home range estimators under assumptions of stationarity and nonstationarity. Ecological Modeling, 225, 66– 73

Program

PhD

Concentration

Geography and Environmental Science and Policy