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Robert Edsall

Robert Edsall

Assistant Professor, School of Geographical Sciences

School of Geographical Sciences
Arizona State University
PO BOX 870104
Tempe, AZ 85287


  • Assistant Professor, School of Geographical Sciences

Journal Articles


Larson, K. L. and R. M. Edsall. 2010. The impact of visual information on perceptions of water resource problems and management alternatives. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 5(3):335-352. (link )


Edsall, R. M. and K. L. Larson. 2009. Effectiveness of a semi-immersive virtual environment in understanding human-environment interactions. Cartography and Geographic Information Science 36(4):367-384. DOI: 10.1559/152304009789786317. (link )

Book Chapters


Deitrick, S. and R. M. Edsall. 2008. Making uncertainty usable: Approaches for visualizing uncertainty information. In: Dodge, M. and R. M. Turner eds., Geographic Visualization: Concepts, Tools, and Applications. Wiley & Sons.


Deitrick, S. and R. M. Edsall. 2006. The influence of uncertainty visualization on decision making: An empirical evaluation. Pp. 719-738 In: Riedl, A., W. Kainz and G. Elmes eds., Progress in Spatial Data Handling: Twelfth International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling. Springer.

Edsall, R. M. and K. L. Larson. 2006. Decision making in a virtual environment: Effectiveness of a semi-immersive "Decision Theater" in understanding and assessing human-environment issues. Conference Proceedings for Automated Cartography 2006.



Kruger, M., K. L. Larson, R. M. Edsall and J. Block. 2006. The effects of 3D visualization on lay perspectives of environmental issues. Poster presented at the May 3, 2006 Community of Undergraduate Research Scholars (COURS) Poster Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Larson, K. L., R. M. Edsall, J. Block and M. Kruger. 2006. Environmental awareness and perceptions among lay and expert groups: Cognitive responses to three-dimensional visual information displays. Poster presented at the June, 2006 International Conference on Society and Natural Resource, Vancouver, BC.



Edsall, R. M. and K. L. Larson. 2007. Testing usability of visualization in a semi-immersive virtual environment for decision-making. Presented April 20, 2007 at the Annual Conference of Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA.


Larson, K. L., R. M. Edsall and J. Block. 2006. The effects of visual information on environmental understanding: Awareness and perceptions of water and heat problems in metropolitan Arizona. Presented at the September, 2006 Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, Eugene, OR.