Date to be Announced
Keynote Address
From Spatial Modeling of Land-Change Patterns to Processes
Daniel G. Brown
School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, USA

PhD Geography, 1992 (UNC at Chapel Hill). Has aimed at understanding human-environment interactions through a focus on land-use and land-cover changes, through modeling these changes, and through spatial analysis and remote sensing methods for characterizing landscape patterns. Recent work has used agent-based and other spatial simulation models to understand and forecast landscape changes that have impacts on carbon storage and other ecosystem services, and human health and well-being. Has chaired the Land Use and Carbon Cycle Steering Groups and was a lead coordinating author for the third National Climate Assessment (U.S. Climate Change Science Program). Has served as a member of NASA LCLUC Science Team, as panelist for NRC, NASA, EPA, USDA Forest Service, NSF, and ERC, and on Editorial Boards for Landscape Ecology, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, IJGIScience, and Journal of Land Use Science. In 2009, was elected fellow of the AAAS.