A.E. Gaughan


B.A., English Furman University, 2003

M.S., Geography University of Florida, 2006

Ph.D., Geography University of Florida, 2011


My research interests are defined by a central theme of spatial and temporal complexity of coupled human-environment systems. I am interested in questions about the intersection of local livelihoods, land use/land cover change (LCLUC), and climate variability. To address these questions, I also am interested in the application of different remote sensing and statistical modeling approaches most effective in quantifying system dynamics.



Tatem A.J., A.J., Garcia, R.W., Snow, A.M., Noor, A.E., Gaughan, M. Gilbert, and C. Linard C. 2013. Millennium development health metrics: where do Africas children and women of child bearing age live? Population Health Metrics. 11(11).

Gaughan, A.E., R.M.,Holdo, T. M. Anderson. 2013. Using short-term MODIS time-series to quantify tree cover in an African savanna. International J. of Remote Sensing. 34(19): 6865-6882.

Tatem, A.J., A.E. Gaughan, F.R. Stevens, N.N. Patel., P. Jia, A. Pandey, and C. Linard. 2013. Quantifying the effects of using detailed spatial demographic data on health metrics: a systematic analysis for the AfriPop, AsiaPop, and AmeriPop projects. The Lancet. 381:S142. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)61396-3.

Gaughan, A.E., F.R. Stevens, C. Linard, P. Jia, and A. J. Tatem. 2013. High resolution population distribution maps for Southeast Asia in 2010 and 2015.  PLoS One. 8(2): e55882.

Gaughan, A.E., Stevens, F.R., Gibbes, C., Southworth, J., and M.W. Binford. 2012. Linking vegetation response to seasonal  precipitation in the Okavango-Kwando-Zambezi catchment of southern Africa. InternationalJ. of Remote Sensing. 33 (21): 6783-6804.

Gaughan, A.E., P.R. Waylen. 2012. Spatial and temporal precipitation variability in the Okavango-Kwando-Zambezi catchment, southern Africa. J. of Arid Env. 82: 19-30.

Fensholt, R., Langanke, T., Rasmussen, K., Reenberg, An., Prince, S.D., Scholes, R., Tucker, C., Le Bao, Q., Boundeau, A., Eastmand, R., Epstein, H., Gaughan, A.E., Hellden, Ul., Mbow, C., Olsson, L., Paruelo, J., Scheitzer, C., Seaquist, J., and K. Wessels. 2012. Greenness in semi-arid areas across the globe 1981-2007 an Earth Observing Satellite based analysis of trends and drivers. Remote Sensing of Environment. 121: 144-158.

Gaughan, A.E., Binford, M.W., Southworth, J. 2009. Tourism, forest conversion, and land transformation in the Angkor basin, Cambodia. Applied Geography. 29: 212-223.

Hartter, J., Lucas, C., Gaughan, A.E., and L.L. Aranda. 2009. Detecting tropical dry forest succession in shifting cultivation mosaic of the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico. Applied Geography. 28:134-149.

Kiker, G.A., Muñoz-Carpena, R., Wolski, P., Cathey, A., Gaughan, A., Kim, J. 2008. Incorporating Uncertainty into Adaptive, Transboundary Water Challenges: a conceptual design for the Okavango River Basin. Journal of Risk Management.



Remote Sensing (GEO 351 and 691)

The Global Environment (GEO 200)

Advanced Remote Sensing (GEO 599)