Andrea Gaughan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Geography & Geosciences


Research Interests
Spatial and Temporal Complexity of Coupled Human-Environment Systems
Land-Use/Land-Cover Change Dynamics
Climate Variability/Change (focus: Precipitation Dynamics)
Remote Sensing and GIS

Population Modeling and Spatial Statistics

Remote Sensing (GEOS 355 and 655)
Advanced Remote Sensing (GEOS 656)
Global Environment (GEOS 200)
Global Environmental Change (GEOS 360)

External funding/Current Projects
2016 National Science Foundation Geography and Spatial Science (GSS): Change and Adaptation in Southern Africa: Climate and Land Systems Dynamics of the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area. PI: Andrea Gaughan, Co-I: Narcisa G. Pricope, Forrest Stevens, and Joel Hartter. $325,000 for May 2016 – April 2019. 

2015  Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Global high resolution population denominators. PI: Andrew Tatem (University of Southampton), Co-I: Andrea E. Gaughan (University of Louisville), Forrest R. Stevens (University of Louisville), Greg Yetman (Columbia University). $2,321,000 for January 2016 – December 2017. Sub-contract, University of Lousiville: $440,867.

Grad Students Mentored (with thesis titles)
Jeremy Sandifer, Remotely-Sensed Heat: Variation and Change in Surface Urban Heat Islands in a Temperate Eco-region of the United States

Ariel Weaver, Land Use and Natural Resource Management in Zambezi, Namibia

Adam King (co-advised), Underlying drivers of human mobility in Bangladesh

Philip Reed (co-advised), Gridded Populations at the Global Scale