Allen Roberts

Assistant Professor


Assistant Professor of Geospatial Information Systems (GIS)
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences

Contact Information:
Office Location: 012 Lawson Hall
Telephone: 615-963-1495
FAX: 615-963-5436
Email: arober14@tnstate.edu

Research Areas:
GIS, Remote Sensing, Hydrology, Water Quality and Watershed Modeling, Nonpoint Source Pollution Modeling, Climatology, and Regional Land Cover and Land Use Change.

Publications:
Roberts, A. D. and Prince, S. D., 2010. Effects of urban and non-urban land cover on nitrogen and phosphorus runoff to Chesapeake Bay. Ecological Indicators 10(2): 459-474.

Roberts, A. D., Prince, S. D., Jantz, C. A., and Goetz, S. J., 2009. Effects of projected future urban land cover on nitrogen and phosphorus runoff to Chesapeake Bay. Ecological Engineering 35(12): 1758-1772.

Roberts, A. D., Submitted for publication. Comparison of EPA and SPARROW model estimates in six largest tributaries of Chesapeake Bay. Chesapeake Bay Journal.

Reviewed Publications:
Goodall, J. L., Fay, J. P., and Jr, Bollinger, D. L., Article in press. A software library for quantifying regional-scale nitrogen transport within river basin systems. Environmental Modeling and Software.

Medeiros, P., and Marcuzzo, F., Submitted for publication. Noise autocorrelation and linear regression for temperature based evapotranspiration estimates improvement. American Water Resources Association.

Hu, Changwei., Sun, Zhandong., Ou, Yuxiong., Zhao, Yongjun., Zheng, Zheng., Submitted for publication. Phytoremediation of the polluted Waigang River and general survey on variation of phytoplankton population. Ecological Engineering.

 Presentations:
As The Gulf Turns: BP’s Recent Oil Spill, The Department of Government and History’s Global Literacy Panel Discussion on Recent Environmental Disasters in the Gulf of Mexico, Fayetteville, North Carolina. November 2, 2010.

Effects of urban and non-urban land cover on nitrogen and phosphorus runoff to Chesapeake Bay, Chesapeake Modeling Symposium, Annapolis, Maryland. May 12-14, 2008.

Effects of urban and non-urban land cover on nitrogen and phosphorus runoff to Chesapeake Bay, National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Joint Science Workshop (CCE JSW), Adelphi, Maryland. April 28-May 2, 2008.

The effects of changes in land cover/land use on nutrient loadings to the Chesapeake Bay estuary using forecasts of future urbanization, American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California. December 11, 2006.         

Recent Honors and Awards:
Postdoctoral Fellow
, Morehouse College
Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Management Program (EMP) with U.S. Army and Oak Ridge Associated Universities/Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORAU/ORISE)
Geography Department Geography Graduate Fellow, University of Maryland-College Park
Presidential Graduate Fellow, University of Delaware
USDA-1890 Scholarship Fellow, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Teaching:
Advanced Geospatial Information Systems
Advanced Spatial Analysis
Advanced Geospatial Metadata
Advanced Spatial Database Design and Management
Advanced Geospatial Information Systems Application and Design
Advanced Global Positioning Systems
Sustainable Energy
Introduction to Remote Sensing
Physical Geography
Introduction to Meteorology
Meteorology I
Introduction to Environmental Science
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Water and Society

Education:
Bachelor of Science Degree
, Agricultural (Earth & Environmental) Science
Master of Science Degree, Geography (Hydroclimatology Focus)
Doctor of Philosophy Degree, Geography (Water Quality Modeling, GIS, Remote Sensing, and Land Cover/Land Use (LC/LU) Change Focus)

Date joined staff:  July 2012






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