Rebecca W. Loraamm, PhD

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Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma Dept. of Geography and Environmental Sustainability

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About Myself:

I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma Geography and Environmental Sustainability department. I identify as both a GIScientist and ecologist; my research agenda centers on the use of Geographic Information Systems for treatment of ecological research questions. My methodological focus is on spatial analysis and modeling of ecological systems; particularly the interactions between human activities and wildlife and the development of GIS-based strategies for mitigating related conflicts. The primary goal of my work is to transform the way wildlife ecologists and land managers measure and mitigate the impact of roads on wildlife.

Education:

(2015) Ph.D. Geography and Environmental Science and Policy, University of South Florida Dissertation: Quantifying the interaction of wildlife and roads: a habitat and movement approach

(2011) M.S. Environmental Science and Policy, University of South Florida Thesis: Road-based landscape metrics for quantifying habitat fragmentation

(2011) Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science, University of South Florida

(2011) Graduate Certificate in Environmental Policy and Management, University of South Florida

(2009) B.S. Biology, Florida Southern College Undergraduate Research: The Effect of Heavy Metals on Rhizobium Legume Symbiosis

(2009) B.S. Political Science, Florida Southern College