Dr Andrea Gaughan
Andrea E. Gaughan completed a B.A. in English with a concentration in Environmental Studies at Furman University in 2003. She then went on to complete a M.S. (2006) and Ph.D. (2011) in the Department of Geography at the University of Florida focused on understanding coupled human-environment interactions for developing regions of the world where conservation and development issues strongly influence land-use decisions and subsequent land-cover change. In 2011, she took a position as a post-doctoral associate with Dr. Ricardo Holdo in the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Missouri to investigate appropriate modeling and remotely-sensing techniques for tree-grass dynamics in the Serengeti. She then began a post-doctoral position in 2012 with Dr. Andy Tatem, directing the AsiaPop extension of the WorldPop project to develop new geostatistical methodologies to map human population distribution. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky and recent work involves modeling and remote sensing applications for population mapping, land-change and climate issues for coupled human-environment systems.