Dr. John Waldron
Building 13, Rm 317
PhD Geography, Texas A&M University, 2002
Biogeography, Landscape Ecology, Ecological Modeling
GEO3372 Conservation of Natural Resources
GEO3421 Cultural Geography
EVR4990/5990 Environmental Impact Assessment
GEO4990/GEO5990 Landscape Biogeography
EVR6930 Special Topics: Advanced Concepts in Biogeography
GEO4333 Seminar in Environmental Issues
GEA4990/GEO5990 Geography of Japan
GEO 4316/5317 Landscape Biogeography, EVR 4823/5824 Environmental Impact Assessment, GEA 4730/5731 Geography of Japan, Cultural Geography
My primary research interests are in forest vegetation dynamics. I am interested in the interactions between abiotic environmental conditions, natural and anthropogenic disturbances, and vegetation pattern and composition. My most recent research has focused on the impacts of southern pine beetle outbreaks on vegetation in the southern Appalachian Mountains.
Cairns, D., C. Lafon, J. Waldron, M. Tchakerian, R. Coulson, K. Klepzig, A.G. Birt, and W. Xi. 2008. The reciprocal interaction of forest landscape structure and southern pine beetle herbivory using LANDIS. Landscape Ecology 23: 403-415. (Awarded the 2009 Henry Cowles Award for Excellence in Publication)
Gielstra, D., C. Runyan, and J. Waldron. 2007. Hydrochory and Successional Changes in Abandoned Rice Fields, Georgetown County, South Carolina. Southeastern Geographer 47(2): 239-253.
Waldron, J., C. Lafon, D. Cairns, R. Coulson, M. Tchakerian, A. Birt and K. Klepzig. 2007. Simulating the Impacts of Southern Pine Beetle and Fire on the Dynamics of Xerophytic Pine Landscapes in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Applied Vegetation Science 10(1): 53-64