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Landscape Architecture Faculty and Staff

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Academic Advisor

Graduate Coordinator



Professor Emeritus

Paul Anderson

Professor Emeritus, Landscape Architecture

Mailing Address

Landscape Architecture Department
158 College of Design
Ames, IA, 50011

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BSLA, Iowa State University, 1972; MLA, Iowa State University, 1974

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Research Interests

Ecological design through landscape modeling applications of geographic information systems (GIS) technology; projects emphasizing landscape planning and natural resource management using descriptive and predictive GIS models for land-use suitability, site selection, route selection, and environmental impact assessment

Current Projects

GIS Methodology to Identify Potential Corn Stover Collection Site Locations (with Monica Haddad).  For the Value Chain Partnerships for a Sustainable Agriculture, a joint effort of the Leopold Center and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation; in cooperation with Iowa Northern Railway.

Ioway Project for Connectivity.  In cooperation with the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, funded by the Agrestal Foundation, and Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Trail Corridor Management Study from Waukee to Perry and Dawson.  In cooperation with the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation and Dallas County Conservation Department.

Comparison of Historic and Modern Classification of Agricultural Suitability:  GIS Descriptive Modeling of GLO Soil Ratings.