Selected Publications by Graduate Students: 2012-Forthcoming

Graduate Students listed in bold.


Adams, Aaron, Chen, X., Li, W., & Zhang, C. (2023). Normalizing the pandemic: exploring the cartographic issues in state government COVID-19 dashboards. Journal of Maps. Pages 1-9.

Gallaher, Adam, Graziano, M., Axon S., Bertana, A. (2023). Breaking wind: A comparison between U.S. and European approaches in offshore wind energy leadership in the North Atlantic region. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 187: 113766.

Jin, Ailing, Chen, X., Huang, X., Li, Z., Caspi, C. E., & Xu, R. (2023). Selective Daily Mobility Bias in the Community Food Environment: Case Study of Greater Hartford, Connecticut. Nutrients, 15(2), 404.

Molloy, Quinn, Garrick, N., & Atkinson-Palombo, C. (2023). A New Approach to Understanding the Impact of Automobile Ownership on Transportation Equity. Transportation Research Record.


Bhattacharya, Shamayeta, Ghosh, D. & Purkayastha, B. 2022.  Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act’ of India: An Analysis of Substantive Access to Rights of a Transgender Community.  Journal of Human Rights Practice, huac004,

Chen X, Ye X, Widener M, Delmelle E, Kwan M, Shannon J, Racine EF, Adams A, Liang L, Jia P. (2022). A systematic review of the modifiable areal unit problem in community food environmental research. Urban Informatics.


Adams, Aaron.  2021.  Treating Invasive Tamarisk as an Intern at San Andres National Wildlife Refuge. The Geographical Bulletin, 62(2B): Pages 101-103. ISSN 2163-5900.

BenBella, Diane  & Ghosh, D.  2021.  Combining Geospatial Analysis with HIV Care Continuum to Identify Differential HIV/AIDS Treatment Indicators in Uganda.  The Professional Geographer

Bhattacharya, Shamayeta.  2021.  Becoming An Ally and Understanding the Geographies of Gender Identity: Lessons from Fieldwork. The Geographical Bulletin, 62(2A): Pages 72-76.  ISSN 2163-5900.

Chen, Xiang, Aiyin Zhang, Hui Wang, Adam Gallaher, and Xiaolin Zhu.  2021.  Compliance and containment in social distancing: mathematical modeling of COVID-19 across townships. Int. Journal of GIS, 35:3, 446-465. DOI:

Gallaher, Adam, Marcello Graziano, Maurizio Fiaschetti.  2021.  Legacy and Shockwaves: A Spatial Analysis of strengthening resilience of the power grid in Connecticut. Energy Policy, 159: 112582. DOI:

Wang, H., Xu, R., Qu, S., Schwartz, M., Adams, A., Chen, X.  2021.  Health inequalities in COVID-19 vaccination among the elderly: Case of Connecticut.  Journal of Infection and Public Health.


Adams, Aaron, Li, W., Zhang, C., & Chen, X.  2020. The disguised pandemic: the importance of data normalization in COVID-19 web mapping. Public health, 183, 36–37.

Barocci, Antonio.  2020.  Political arrests of women under fascism: gender and the special tribunal in Italy 1926–1928. GeoJournal.

Bhattacharya, Shamayeta & Ghosh, D.  2020.  Studying physical and mental health status among hijra, kothi and transgender community in Kolkata, India. Social Science & Medicine, 265.

Buchanan, Mary. 2020. Potential for Leasing Institutional Lands in Windham County, Connecticut: Toward A New England Food Vision. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development 9 (4).

Charles, Shea. 2020. "The (Re)Urbanization of Honolulu: Colonialism and Urban Renewal in Hawai'i." Ayana: Revista de Investigacion en Turismo. Argentina: Buenas Aires.

Charles, Shea, Fox, K., Jabola-Carolus, K., Shaw, A., Smith-Johnson, T. (2020)."Hawai’i-Pacific Participatory Feminist, Anti-Racist, and Indigenous-Centered Responses to COVID-19” University of Colorado - Boulder.

Graziano, Marcello, Peter Gunther, Adam Gallaher, Fred V. Carstensen, and Brian Becker. (2020) The Wider Regional Benefits of Power Grids Improved Resilience through Tree-Trimming Operations Evidences from Connecticut, USA. Energy Policy, 138: 111-293. DOI:

Terbeck, Fabian. 2020. Defining Suburbs: An Evaluation and Comparison of Four Methods. The Professional Geographer.


Barocci, Antonio. 2019. La Risiera di San Sabba, Noi dei Lager. 20(1-2): 22-25.

Joshua Fisher, Hannah Stutzman, Mariana Vedoveto, Debora Delgado, Ramon Rivero, Walter Quertehuari Dariquebe, Luis Seclén Contreras, Tamia Souto, Alexandra Harden & Sophia Rhee.  2019.  Collaborative Governance and Conflict Management: Lessons Learned and Good Practices from a Case Study in the Amazon Basin.  Society & Natural Resources DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2019.1620389

Li, Xueke, Chuanrong Zhang, Weidong Li, Richard Anyah and Jing Tian. 2019. Exploring the trend, prediction and driving forces of aerosols using satellite and ground data, and implications for climate change mitigation. Journal of Cleaner Production.

Perez-Bonilla, Lauren. "Dominican Bugarrones: (in)Visibiliity, Masculinities, and Same-Sex Performances" in R.A. Shepard & S.L. Ginzburg (Eds.), Gender, Health, and Society in Contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean.  Lexington Books.

Wang, Hui, Scott Stephenson, and Shijin Qu. 2019. Modeling spatially non-stationary land use/cover change in the lower Connecticut River Basin by combining geographically weighted logistic regression and the CA-Markov model. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. doi: 10.1080/13658816.2019.1591416

Zhai, Ruiting, Weidong Li, Chuanrong Zhang, Weixing Zhang, and Wenjie Wang. 2019. The transiogram as a graphic metric for characterizing the spatial patterns of landscapes. Landscape Ecology.

Zhang, Weixing, Weidong Li, Chuanrong Zhang, and Tian Zhao. 2019. Parallel computing solutions for Markov chain sequential simulation of categorical fields. International Journal of Digital Earth. doi: 10.1080/17538947.2018.1464073


Oculi, Neil and Scott Stephenson.  2018.  Conceptualizing climate vulnerability: understanding the negotiating strategies of Small Island Developing States.  Environmental Science & Policy.  85: 72-80.

Wang, Hui and Scott Stephenson.  2018.  Quantifying the impacts of climate change and land use/cover change on runoff in the lower Connecticut River Basin.  Hydrological Processes.  32: 1301-1312.

Wang, Wenjie, Weidong Li, Chuanrong Zhang and Weixing Zhang. 2018. Improving object-based land use/cover classification from medium resolution imagery by Markov chain geostatistical post-classification. Land. 7(1), 31. doi: 10.3390/land7010031

Zhai, Ruiting, Chuanrong Zhang, Jenica Allen, Weidong Li, Mark Boyer, Kathleen Segerson, and Kenneth Foote. 2018. Predicting land cover change in Long Island Sound Watersheds (LISW) and its effect on invasive species: A case study for glossy buckthorn. Annals of GIS. 24(2): 83-97. doi: 10.1080/19475683.2018.1450786

Zhang, Weixing, Chandi Witharana, Weidong Li, Chuanrong Zhang, Xiaojiang Li, and Jason Parent. 2018. Using deep learning to identify utility poles with crossarms and estimate their locations from Google Street View images. Sensors. 18(8), 2484,

Zhang, Weixing, Weidong Li, Chuanrong Zhang, Dean Hanink, Yueyan Liu, and Ruiting Zhai. 2018. Analyzing horizontal and vertical urban expansions in three East Asian megacities with the SS-coMCRF model. Landscape and Urban Planning. 177: 114-127. doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2018.04.010


Danko, Joseph and Dean Hanink.  2017.  Evaluating the local socio-economic impact of redevelopments using shift-share analysis: a case study of destination redevelopments in Las Vegas (1990–2010).  Journal of Urban Design.  22(3): 347–369.   doi: 10.1080/13574809.2017.1281733

Li, Xueke, Chuanrong Zhang, Weidong Li, and Kai Liu. 2017. Evaluating the use of DMSP/OLS nighttime light imagery in predicting PM2.5 concentrations in the Northeastern United States. Remote Sensing. 9, 620.  doi:10.3390/rs9060620.

Zhang, Weixing, Weidong Li, Chuanrong Zhang, Dean Hanink, Xiaojiang Li, and Wenjie Wang.  2017.  Parcel-based Urban Land Use Classification in megacity using airborne LiDAR, high resolution orthoimagery, and Google Street View.  Computers, Environment and Urban Systems.  64: 215-228.

Zhang, Weixing, Weidong Li, Chuanrong Zhang, Dean Hanink, Xiaojiang Li, and Wenjie Wang. 2017. Parcel feature data derived from Google Street View images for urban land use classification in Brooklyn, New York City. Data in Brief. 12: 175-179.

Zhang, Weixing, Weidong Li, Chuanrong Zhang, and William Ouimet. 2017.  Detecting urban horizontal and vertical growths from medium resolution imagery and their relationships with major socioeconomic factors.  International Journal of Remote Sensing.   38(12): 3704-3734.  doi: 10.1080/01431161.2017.1302113


Buchanan, Mary, Robert Askins, and Chad Jones.  2016.  Response of Bird Populations To Long-Term Changes In Local Vegetation and Regional Forest Cover.  The Wilson Journal of Ornithology.  128(4): 704-718.

Danko, Joseph, V. DeLauer, D. Martin, and John Rogan.  2016.  Asian Longhorned Beetle outbreak in Worcester, Massachusetts: a history of urban forestry practices.  The Northeastern Geographer  8: 1-21.

Johnson, Katharine and William Ouimet.  2016.  Physical properties and spatial controls of stone walls in the northeastern USA:  Implications for Anthropocene studies of 17th to early 20th century agriculture.  Anthropocene

 Li,  Xiaojiang, Chuanrong Zhang, Weidong Li, and  Yulia Kuzovkina.  2016.  Environmental inequities in terms of different types of urban greenery in Hartford, Connecticut.  Urban Forestry and Urban Greening  18: 163-172.  doi:10.1016/j.ufug.2016.06.002

Wang, Wenjie, Chuanrong Zhang, Jenica Allen, Weidong Li, Mark Boyer, Kathleen Segerson, and John A. Silander.  2016.  Analysis and Prediction of Land Use Changes Related to Invasive Species and Major Driving Forces in the State of Connecticut.  Land  5, 25.  doi:10.3390/land5030025

Zhai, Ruiting, Chuanrong Zhang, Weidong Li, Mark Boyer, and Dean Hanink. 2016. Prediction of Land Use Change in Long Island Sound Watersheds Using Nighttime Light Data. Land. 5(4), 44. doi:10.3390/land5040044

Zhang, Weixing, Weidong Li, and Chuanrong Zhang.  2016.  Land cover post-classifications by Markov chain random field cosimulation based on pre-classifications by different conventional classifiers.  International Journal of Remote Sensing

Zhang Weixing, Weidong Li, Chuanrong Zhang, and Xiaojiang Li.  2016.  Incorporating Spectral Similarity into Markov Chain Geostatistical Cosimulation for Reducing Smoothing Effect in Land Cover Post-Classification.  IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote SensingDOI: 10.1109/JSTARS.2016.2596040


Cooke, Thomas and Curtis Denton.  2015.  The suburbanization of poverty? An alternative perspective. Urban Geography  36: 300-13.  DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2014.973224

Cromley, Robert, Shuowei Zhang, and Natalia Vorotyntseva.  2015.  A concentration based approach to data classification for choropleth mapping. International Journal of Geographical Information ScienceDOI: 10.1080/13658816.2015.1058388

Bloetscher, Frederick, Chi Ho Sham, Joseph Danko, Samuel Ratick.  2015.  Status of aquifer storage and recovery in the United States – 2013.  British Journal of Science, 12 (2): 70-88.

Garceau, Timothy, Carol Atkinson-Palombo, and Norman Garrick.  2015.  Peak car travel in the United States: a two-decade long phenomenon at the state level.  Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2531.

Li, Xiaojang, Weidong Li, Qingyan Meng, Chuanrong Zhang, Tamas Jansco and Kangli Wu.  2015.  Modeling building proximity to green spaces in a three-dimensional perspective using multi-source remotely sensed imagery.  Journal of Spatial Science

Li, Xiaojang, Chuanrong Zhang, Weidong Li, Yulia Kuzovkina, and Daniel Weiner.  2015.  Who lives in greener neighborhoods? The distribution of street greenery and its association with residents' socioeconomic conditions in Hartford, Connecticut, USA.  Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 14(4): 751-9.   DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2015.07.006

Li, Xiaojang, Chuanrong Zhang, Weidong Li, Robert Ricard, Qingyan Meng, and Weixing Zhang.  2015.  Assessing street-level urban greenery using Google street view and a modified green view index.  Urban Forestry & Urban Greening  14(3): 675-85.  DOIi:10.1016/j.ufug.2015.06.006

Li, Xiaojang, Chuanrong Zhang, and Weidong Li.  2015.  Does the visibility of greenery increase perceived safety in urban areas? Evidence from the Place Pulse 1.0 dataset.  ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  4(3): 1166-83.  DOI: 10.3390/ijgi4031166

Liu, Kai, Hongbo Su, and Xueke Li.  2015.  Estimating High-Resolution Urban Surface Temperature Using a Hyperspectral Thermal Mixing (HTM) Approach.  Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE Journal of, vol. PP, pp. 1-12, 2015.  DOI: 10.1109/JSTARS.2015.2459375.

Perez Bonilla, Lauren Maria. 2015. Feto ¡Es nena!  Revista [In]Genios, 2(1): 1. ISSN#: 2324-2747.

Zhang, Mengyao and Debarchana Ghosh.  2015.  Spatial supermarket redlining and neighborhood vulnerability: a case study of Hartford, Connecticut.  Transactions in GISDOI: 10.1111/tgis.12142.

Zhang, Yue, Robert Cromley, and Dean Hanink.  2015.  A spatial hedonic model application of variance function regression to residential property prices in Beijing.  Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences  DOI: 10.1007/s12076-015-0142-6.


Bloetscher, Frederick,  Chi Ho Sham, Joseph Danko, and Samuel Ratick.  2014.  Lessons learned from aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) systems in the United States.  Journal of Water Resource and Protection  6: 1603-1629.  DOI: 10.4236/jwarp.2014.617146.

Danko, Joseph, John Rogan, Dominik Kulakowski, and Maureen McConnell.  2014.  Mapping burn severity using the composite burn index in an oak savannah in Central Massachusetts.  The Geographic Bulletin  55: 36-48.

Garceau, Timothy, Carol Atkinson-Palombo, and Norman Garrick.  2014.  Peak travel and the decoupling of vehicle travel from the economy: a synthesis of the literature.  Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, no. 2412: 41-8.  DOI: 10.3141/2412-05

Johnson, Katharine and William Ouimet.  2014.  Rediscovering the lost archaeological landscape of southern New England using airborne light detection and ranging (LiDAR).  Journal of Archaeological Science  43: 9-20.  DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2013.12.004

Li, Xiaojang, Qingyan Meng, Weidong Li, Chuarong Zhang, Tamas Jansco, and Sébastien Mavromatisd.  2014.  An explorative study on the proximity of buildings to green spaces in urban areas using remotely sensed imagery.  Annals of GIS  20(3): 193-203.  DOI: 10.1080/19475683.2014.945482

Liu, Zhiqiang.  2014.  Global and local: measuring geographical concentration of China’s manufacturing industries.  Professional Geographer  66: 284-97.  DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2013.784953

Martin, Katie, Debarchana Ghosh, Martha Page, Michele Wolff, Kate McMinimee, and Mengyao Zhang.  2014.  What role do local grocery stores play in urban food environments? A case study of Hartford-Connecticut.  PLoS One  9 (4):e94033.  DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094033.

Zhang, Daxiang, Chuarong Zhang, Weidong Li, Robert Cromley, Dean Hanink, Daniel Civco, and David Travis.  2014.  Restoration of the missing pixel information caused by contrails in multispectral remotely sensed imagery.  Journal of Applied Remote Sensing  8.  DOI: 10.1117/1.JRS.8.083698


Cromley, Robert, Dean Hanink, and Jie Lin.  2013.  Developing choropleth maps of parameter results for quantile regression. Cartographica 48: 177-88.  DOI: 10.3138/carto.48.3.1564

Bentley, George, Robert Cromley, and Carol. Atkinson-Palombo. 2013.  The network interpolation of population for flow modeling using dasymetric mapping.  Geographical Analysis  45: 307-23.   DOI: 10.1111/gean.12013

Bentley, George, Dean Hanink, Robert Cromley, and C. Patrick Heidkamp. 2013.  Forest cover change in the Northeastern U.S.: a spatial assessment in the context of an environmental Kuznets Curve.  International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research  4(3): 1-18.  DOI: 10.4018/jagr.2013070101

Garceau, Timothy, Carol Atkinson-Palombo, Norman Garrick, J. Outlaw, C. McCahill, and H. Ahangari. 2013.  Evaluating selected costs of automobile-oriented transportation systems from a sustainability perspective. Research in Transportation Business & Management, 7: 43-53.

Li, Xiaojang, Qingyan Meng, Xingfa Gu, Tamas Jancso, Tao Yu, Ke Wang, and Sébastien Mavromatis.  2013.  A hybrid method combining pixel-based and object-oriented methods and its application in Hungary using Chinese HJ-1 satellite images.  International journal of Remote Sensing  34(13), 4655-4668.  DOI:10.1080/01431161.2013.780669

Lin, Jie, Robert Cromley, Daniel Civco, Dean Hanink, and Chuarong Zhang.  2013.  Evaluating the use of publicly available remotely sensed land cover data for areal interpolation.  GIScience & Remote Sensing  50: 212-30.  DOI: 10.1080/15481603.2013.795304

Shen, Yanjun, Shuo Li, Yaning Chen, Yongqing Qi, and Shuowei Zhang.  2013.  Estimation of regional irrigation water requirement and water supply risk in the arid region of Northwestern China 1989–2010.  Agricultural Water Management  128: 55-64.  DOI: 10.1016/j.agwat.2013.06.014

Terbeck, Fabian and Giulia Montanari.  2013.  Wohnungsgenossenschaften in Leipzig – Standorte und Leerstände, Statistischer Quartalsbericht, 3: 30-33.


Cromley, Robert, Dean Hanink, and George Bentley.  2012.  A quantile regression approach to solving areal interpolation.  Annals of the Association of American Geographers  102: 763-77.  DOI: 10.1080/00045608.2011.627054

Cromley, Robert, Jie Lin, and David Merwin.  2012.  Evaluating representation and scale error in the maximal covering location problem using GIS and intelligent areal interpolation.  International Journal of Geographical Information Science  26: 495-517.   DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2011.596840

Obidoa, Chinekwu and Robert Cromley.   2012.  A geographical analysis of HIV/AIDS infection in Nigeria, 1991-2001.  Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences  6:13-29.

Smith, Martyn and Robert Cromley.  2012.  Measuring historical coastal change using GIS and the change polygon approach.  Transactions in GIS  16: 3-15.  DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9671.2011.01292.x

Terbeck, Fabian.  2012.  Kommunal geplante Kreativquartiere als Instrument zur Gestaltung des Strukturwandels in Westfalen, in: Westfalen Regional, N 133, online at

Terbeck, Fabian.  2012.  Kommunal geplante Kreativquartiere in Westfalen – ein Umsetzungsbericht, in: Westfalen Regional, N 134, online at

Zhang, Daxiang., Chuarong Zhang, Robert Cromley, David Travis, and Daniel Civco.  2012.  An object based method for contrail detection. GIScience & Remote Sensing 49: 412-27.  DOI: 10.2747/1548-1603.49.3.412