CLAIRE A. JANTZ

Shippensburg University

Department of Geography and Earth Science

1871 Old Main Dr.

Shippensburg, PA 17257

cajant@ship.edu

717-477-1399

 

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Jantz is a geographer who uses geographic information science to study land use change, particularly patterns of urbanization and associated ecosystem impacts in the mid-Atlantic region. She has extensive experience applying computational models to applied research questions and has served as an advisor to various working groups in the Chesapeake Bay Program, where she recently received special recognition from the Bay Program for her work to develop a land cover change model for the watershed that will be used to inform regional planning efforts. Her research is currently being funded by several federal agencies, including NASA, NSF and the National Park Service, and she also holds locally funded contracts with Pike County, PA and Delaware County, NY.

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. (2005), Geography, University of Maryland, College Park

M.A. (2000), Geography, University of Maryland, College Park

B.A. (1997), Summa Cum Laude, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Major: College Scholar Program, concentration in Ecology and Anthropology

 

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

Assistant Professor, Shippensburg University Department of Geography and Earth Science (August 2005 – present)

Research Associate, The Woods Hole Research Center.  Woods Hole, MA (July 2003 – July 2005)

 

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Jantz, C.A. and P.G. Marr (in press). Gentrification and neighborhood dynamics in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Middle States Geographer.

Jantz, P.A., S. J. Goetz and C.A. Jantz (2005). Urbanization and the loss of resource lands in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Environmental Management 36(6): 808-825.

Jantz, C.A. and S.J. Goetz (2005).  Analysis of scale dependencies in an urban land use change model. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 19 (2): 217-241.

Dougherty, M, R.L. Dymond, S.J. Goetz, C.A. Jantz and N. Goulet (2004). Evaluation of impervious surface estimates in a rapidly urbanizing watershed. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 70 (11): 1275-1284.

Claggett, P.R, C.A. Jantz, S.J. Goetz, and C. Bisland (2004).  Assessing development pressure in the Chesapeake Bay watershed: an evaluation of two land use change models. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 94: 129-146.

Jantz, C.A., S.J. Goetz, and M. K. Shelley (2003). Using the SLEUTH urban growth model to simulate the impacts of future policy scenarios on urban land use in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.  Environment and Planning B 31 (2): 251-271.


 

NON PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Jantz, C.A. and S.J. Goetz (2007). Can Smart Growth Save the Chesapeake Bay? Journal of Green Building 2 (3): 41-51.

Elvidge, C., P. C. Sutton, T. W. Wagner, R. Ryznar, S. J. Goetz, A. J. Smith, C. Jantz, K. C. Seto, M. L. Imhoff, Y. Q. Wang, C. Milesi, and R. Nemani. (2004). Urbanization. In Land Change Science: Observation, Monitoring, and Understanding Trajectories of Change on the Earth Surface. Eds. G. Gutman, D. Skole, and C. Justice.  Springer, New York.

Goetz, S. J., D. Varlyguin, A. J. Smith, R. K. Wright, S. D. Prince, M. E. Mazzacato, J. Tringe, C. Jantz, and B. Melchoir. 2004. Application of multitemporal Landsat data to map and monitor land cover and land use change in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. In Analysis of Multi-temporal Remote Sensing Images, pp. 223-232. Eds. P. Smits and L. Bruzzone. World Scientific Publishers, Singapore.

Goetz S. J., Jantz C. A., Prince S. D., Smith A. J., Wright R. and Varlyguin D. 2004. Integrated analysis of ecosystem interactions with land use change: the Chesapeake Bay watershed. In Ecosystems and Land Use Change, pp. 263-275. Eds. R. S. DeFries, G. P. Asner & R. A. Houghton. Geophysical Monograph Series, American Geophysical Union, Washington DC.

Jantz, C.A. (2002).  “Cades Cove: reconstructing human impacts on the environment prior to Euroamerican settlement.”  In Culture, Environment and Conservation in the Appalachian South.  Ed. Benita J. Howell.  University of Illinois Press, Champagne.

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Goetz, S.J., C.A. Jantz, C.A. Towe, and N.E. Bockstael (2007). Modeling the Urbanization Process across Maryland in the Context of Chesapeake Bay Restoration. Conference Paper 06. Smart Growth @ 10. College Park, MD. URL: http://www.rff.org/rff/Events/SmartGrowthat10.cfm.

Jantz, C.A., S.J. Goetz, P.A. Jantz and B. Melchior (2005). Resource land loss and forest vulnerability in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. In Proceedings of the 4th Southern Forestry and Natural Resources GIS Conference, December 16-17, 2004, Athens, GA, pp. 84-95. Warnell School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Eds. P. Bettinger, C. Hyldahl, S. D. Danskin, J. Zhu, Y. Zhang, W. G. Hubbard, T. Lowe, M. Wimberly, and B. Jackson, eds.

Goetz, S.J., A.J. Smith, C. Jantz, R.K. Wright, M.E. Mazzacato, and B. Melchoir (2003). Monitoring and modeling urban land-use change using multi-temporal satellite data. Proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 21 July.

 

ACTIVE RESEARCH GRANTS

Jantz, C.A. and Scott Drzyzga 2007-2010. Collaborative Research: Dynamic Coupling of the Water Cycle with Patterns of Urban Growth. Lead investigator: Claire Welty, University of Maryland Center for Urban Research and Education. NSF Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, Dynamics of Coupled Natural-Human Systems. $175,388.91

Moglen, Glenn, Jim Reilly and Claire Jantz (2007-2009). “Developing a decision support system for the Delmarva Peninsula: A tool to integrate alternative growth scenarios and environmental impact assessments into local land use planning.” Maryland SeaGrant. $232,311.

Jantz, C.A. (2006-2007). Forecasting Land Use Change in Delaware and Sullivan Counties, NY. Delaware County Planning Commission. $13,000.

Mronzinski, M., C. A. Jantz, E. de Coulstoun and D. Forney (2006-2008). Forecasting Land Use Change in Pike & Wayne Counties, PA. Pennsylvania DCNR Community Conservation Partnership Program Grants. $25,000.


 

Goetz, S.J., S.D. Prince, N. Bockstael, R. Holmes, T. Stone and C. Jantz (2005-2008). Urban growth impacts on surface hydrology in mid-Atlantic and New England watersheds. NASA Energy- and Water-Cycle Sponsored Research (NEWS) NRA, Land Cover and Land Use Change Program. $570,000.

 

COMPLETED RESEARCH GRANTS

Goetz, S.J. and C.A. Jantz (co-investigator) (2004-2006).  Modeling the rates and spatial patterns of future land use change in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  Chesapeake Bay Program, US Environmental Protection Agency. $100,000.

Goetz, S.J. and C.A. Jantz (co-investigator) (2003).  Modeling the effects of land use policies on urban land use patterns in Maryland.  National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education Small Grants Program, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. $20,000.00.

 

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Of more than 20 since 2001

Jantz, C.A. and P.G. Marr (2007). Gentrification and neighborhood dynamics in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Middle States Division of the Association of American Geographer annual meeting. Nov. 16-17. Reading, PA.

Goetz, S.J., C.A. Jantz, C.A. Towe, and N.E. Bockstael (2007). Modeling the Urbanization Process across Maryland in the Context of Chesapeake Bay Restoration. Smart Growth @ 10 Conference: A Critical Examination of Maryland’s Landmark Land Use Program. Oct. 3-5. College Park, MD.

Jantz, R.L., P.G. Marr and C.A. Jantz (2007). Do trunk length-leg length proportions reflect climate adaptation in Native North Americans? American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting, April 29-31. Philadelphia, PA.

Jantz, C.A. and S.J. Goetz (2006). Calibration of an urban land cover change model for the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.

Jantz, C.A. and M.E. Geores (2005). Defining the suburban forest across space and time: a multi-scale analysis of forest management policies in the Washington, DC suburbs. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. Denver, CO.

Jantz, C.A., S.J. Goetz, J. Opton-Himmel (2005). Vulnerability of National Parks to “sprawl:” a regional analysis in the eastern United States. George Wright Society. Philadelphia, PA.

Jantz, C.A., S.J. Goetz, P.A. Jantz, and B. Melchoir (2005). Resource land loss and forest vulnerability in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Ecological Society of America, Mid-Atlantic Division. Baltimore, MD.

Jantz, C.A. and S.J. Goetz (2004). Modeling and assessing urban land use change in the mid-Atlantic region. The International Association of Landscape Ecology United States Regional Association, 19th Annual Symposium. Las Vegas, NV.

Jantz, C.A., S.J. Goetz, and N. Bockstael (2004). Towards an integrated approach to modeling sprawl in the mid-Atlantic region.  Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.

Jantz, C.A. (2003). Using aerial photographs to analyze the changing suburban landscape, 1937-1998.  Social Science History Association. Baltimore, MD.

Jantz, C.A., S.J. Goetz, and A.J. Smith (2003). Mapping and modeling land use change in the Baltimore-Washington, DC area: tools for regional planning in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, USA. Framing Land Use Dynamics International Conference. Utrecht University, Netherlands.

 


 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

14 November, 2007. Jantz, C.A. and S.J. Goetz (2007). Modeling land cover change in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. James Madison University. Harrisonburg, VA.

17 July, 2006. Jantz, C.A. and S.J. Goetz (2006). Modeling land cover change in the Chesapeake Bay watershed: SLEUTH progress, performance and interactions. Invited speaker, Chesapeake Bay Program worksession, “Integrating Trend Information to Forecast 2030 Land Use.” Annapolis, MD.

21 April, 2006. “Modeling land cover change in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed: an overview of the SLEUTH model.” Presentation of modeling activities to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and other Bay Program stakeholders in Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA.

7 February, 2006. Jantz, C.A. and S.J. Goetz (2006). Modeling land cover change in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed: an overview of the SLEUTH model. Presentation to the Chesapeake Bay Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee and Bay Program partners at the kick-off meeting related to CBP/EPA grant funded research activities. Edgewater, MD.

21 March, 2004. “Mapping and modeling land cover change in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.” Harvard Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences GIS Colloquium guest speaker. Cambridge, MA.

23 September, 2004. “Mapping and modeling land cover change in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.” Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Marine Safety and Environmental Protection Department seminar. Buzzards Bay, MA.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

Faculty Research Award (2006). Department of Geography-Earth Science, Shippensburg University.

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Outstanding Advisor Award (2003).  University of Maryland, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

 

SERVICE

Environmental Steering Committee, co-chair. Shippensburg University. 2005 – present.

Departmental Professional Affairs Committee. Department of Geography-Earth Science. Shippensburg University. 2007-present.

Facilities and Resource Management Committee, Department of Geography-Earth Science, Shippensburg University. 2005-2006.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONOR SOCIETIES

Association of American Geographers (AAG)

The American Geographical Society

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

The George Wright Society

International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE)

Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society

Golden Key National Honor Society

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

 

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