AMES, Iowa — Zachary Christman, a geographer who studies the interactions between humans and our environments using geospatial technology, will give a virtual presentation next month hosted by the Iowa State University Department of Community and Regional Planning.

Event details

Christman will speak about “Integrating GIS and Virtual Field Observations to Assess the Built and Natural Environments” from 12:05–12:55 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, over Zoom. Register in advance to attend this free online event.

About the speaker

Christman is an associate professor of geography and environment and director of the geographic information science program at Rowan University in New Jersey, where he teaches mapping and geographic information science, geospatial modeling, remote sensing of the environment, cartography and digital image processing.

He holds a bachelor of arts in anthropology (archaeology) from the University of Pennsylvania, where he investigated South American landscapes of the past. He received a master of arts and PhD in geography from Clark University Graduate School of Geography, where he analyzed modern landscapes of Mexico and how they change.

Christman completed postdoctoral work at Rutgers University on the social and ecological impacts of Hurricane Dean on the Yucatan Peninsula. He has current research projects in both rural and urban landscapes of Mexico, Chile, Brazil, New Jersey and the Greater Philadelphia region.


Monica Haddad, Community and Regional Planning, haddad@iastate.edu
Heather Sauer, Design Communications, hsauer@iastate.edu