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Michelle Stuhlmacher

Michelle Stuhlmacher

PhD Student, School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning, Arizona State University

Michelle.Stuhlmacher@asu.edu

School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning
Arizona State University
PO BOX 875302
Tempe, AZ 85287-5302

Titles

  • PhD Student, School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning, Arizona State University

Biography

Michelle is interested in how urban land uses are defined and measured. Many of the current measurement techniques were developed for natural areas and there is mixed evidence on whether they transfer well to urban areas. Her dissertation uses satellite imagery and image processing techniques to quantify urban expansion and pattern changes around the world. Having a robust set of metrics for measuring urban land use/land cover is crucial because urban areas are home to over half of the world's population and this proportion is growing. Results of this work will provide a set of suitable metrics that allow us to measure expansion and pattern changes of urban land uses. In future work she plans to apply these metrics to research questions related to urban policy design, specifically the optimization of landscape patterns for urban resilience.

Journal Articles

2019

Uludere Aragon, N., M. Stuhlmacher, J. P. Smith, N. Clinton and M. Georgescu. 2019. Urban agriculture's bounty: contributions to Phoenix's sustainability goals. 14(10):. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab428f . (link )

2018

Goldblatt, R., M. Stuhlmacher, B. M. Tellman, N. Clinton, G. Hanson, M. Georgescu, C. Wang, F. S. Candela, A. K. Khandelwal, W. Cheng, R. C and B. Jr. 2018. Using Landsat and nighttime lights for supervised pixel-based image classification of urban land cover. Remote Sensing of Environment 205(Feb):253-275. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2017.11.026. (link )

Wang, C., S. W. Myint, P. Fang, M. Stuhlmacher and J. Yang. 2018. The impact of urban expansion on the regional environment in Myanmar: A case study of two capital cities. Landscape Ecology 33(3):765-782. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-018-0632-1. (link )

Posters

2020

Stuhlmacher, M., S. R. Earl and L. Watkins. 2020. Numerical summaries and raster data of vegetation indices and land surface temperature derived from remotely sensed imagery. Poster presented at the Twenty-second Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, January 17, 2020, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2019

Stuhlmacher, M., R. Andrade and B. L. Turner II. 2019. The ecological outcomes of land system architecture (LSA) change: A case study of riverfront redevelopment in Tempe, Arizona. Poster presented at the 21st Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, January 11, 2019, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2018

Stuhlmacher, M., R. Goldblatt, M. Georgescu, N. Clinton, B. M. Tellman, G. Hanson and A. K. Khandelwal. 2018. 30-meter resolution urban classification in Google Earth Engine. Poster presented at the 20th Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, January 5, 2018, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

Thesis (PhD)

2020

Stuhlmacher, M. F. 2020. Patch to landscape and back again: Three case studies of land system architecture change and environmental consequences from the local to global scale. PhD Dissertation. Arizona State University. (link )