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  • Tippecanoe Soundscape Studies, Indiana
  • Life Story Interviews and Social Networks Along Climate Gradients of Mt. Kenya, Kenya
  • Muskegon River Watershed Mega Model Ecosystem Project
  • Tipping Points of Land Use on Ecosystem Integrity
  • NSF Chicago ULTRA Project - Balancing Ecosystem Services in Urban Areas
  • NSF Climate-Land Interaction Project (CLIP) in East Africa (Mt. Kilimanjaro)
  • USGS Fish Habitat Assessment Project - Assessing Impacts of Climate Change and Land Use Change on Nation's Fisheries
  • NSF III-XT: Tropical Soundscapes, Land Use and Biodiversity La Selva, Costa Rica
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HEMA Publications


In review


Ray, D.K., B.C. Pijanowski, A.D. Kendall and D.W. Hyndman. In revision. Coupling land use and groundwater models to map land use legacies: Using GIS to assess model uncertainties relevant to land use planning. Applied Geography.


Washington-Ottombre, C. and B.C. Pijanowski. In review. Participation in local rural institutions and rural producer organizations for adaptation to climate change and variability in rural Kenya. Regional Environmental Change.


Kumar, S., V. Merwade, S. Rao and B. C. Pijanowski. In review. Land-cover change history in the United States from 1850 to 2000: Socioeconomic and biophysical determinants of change. Ambio.


Pekin, B.K., A.V. Zhalnin and B.C. Pijanowski. In review. Assessing ecological risk in stream and river catchments based on critical loading of multiple water pollutants. Journal of Environmental Management.


Pijanowski, BC, A. Davis, K. Robinson and B. Pekin. In review. Quantifying error in a land change model across multiple scales: implications for coupling land-climate models. International Journal of Geographic Information Science.


Pekin, B. and B.C. Pijanowski. In revision. The use of differentiation diversity measures for biodiversity conservation at global and regional scales. Global Ecology and Biogeography.



2011 and in press


Yang, G, L.C. Bowling, K.A. Cherkauer and B.C. Pijanowski. In Press. The impact of urban development patterns on hydrologic regime from catchment to basin scales. Landscape and Urban Planning.


Villanueva-Rivera L., B.C. Pijanowski, J. Doucette, and B. Pekin. In Press. A primer of acoustic analysis for landscape ecologists. Landscape Ecology.


Dumyahn, S.L., and B.C. Pijanowski. In Press. Soundscape conservation. Landscape Ecology.


Dumyahn, S.L. and B.C. Pijanowski. In Press. Beyond noise mitigation: Soundscapes as common-pool resources. Landscape Ecology.


Villanueva-Rivera, L., B.C. Pijanowski, J. Doucette and B. Pekin. In Press. A primer of acoustic analysis for landscape ecologists. Landscape Ecology Supplement.


Pijanowski, B.C., N. Moore, D. Mauree and D. Niyogi. In Press. Evaluating error propagation in coupled land-atmosphere models. Earth Interactions.


Pijanowski, B.C., and K. D. Robinson. 2011. Rates and patterns of land use change in the Upper Great Lakes States, USA: A framework for spatial-temporal analysis. Landscape and Urban Planning. DOI:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2011.03.014.


Pijanowski, B.C., A. Farina, S Dumyahn, B. Krause, and S. Gage. 2011. What is soundscape ecology? Landscape Ecology.


Tayyebi, A. B.C. Pijanowski, B. Pekin. 2011. Two rule-based urban growth boundary models applied to the Tehran Metropolitan Area, Iran. Applied Geography 31:908-918.


Pijanowski, B.C., L. Villanueva-Rivera, S. Dumyahn, A. Farina, B. Krause, B. Napoletano, S. Gage and N. Pieretti. 2011. Soundscape ecology: the science of sound in landscapes. BioScience 61(3): 203-216.


Tayyebi, A., B.C. Pijanowski. 2011. An urban growth model for the Tehran, Iran Metropolitan Area. Landscape and Urban Planning 100:35-44.


Moore, N., G. Alagarswamy, B.C. Pijanowski, P. Thornton, B. Lofgren, J. Olson, J. Andresen, P. Yanda, J. Qi. 2011. East African food security as influenced by future climate change and land use change at local to regional scales. Climatic Change.



Dunning, J.B., A. DeWoody, B. Pijanowski, M. Sepulveda, R. Swihart, H. Weeks, R. Willians and P. Zollner. 2010. Improving wildlife education: fourteen years of change at Purdue University. The Widllife Professional.


Ray, D.K., J. Duckles and B.C. Pijanowski. 2010. The impact of future land use scenarios on runoff volumes in the Muskegon River Watershed. Environmental Management 46(3):351-366.


Davis, A.Y., B.C. Pijanowski, K. D. Robinson and P. B. Kidwell. Estimating parking lot footprints in the Upper Great Lakes region of the USA. Landscape and Urban Planning 96:68-77.


Wiley, M., D. Hyndman, B. Pijanowski, A. Kendall, C. Riseng, E. Rutherford, S. Cheng, M. Carlson, R. Richards, R. Seelbach and J. Koches. 2010. A multi-modeling approach to evaluate the impacts of global change on river ecosystems. Hydrobiologia 657:243-262.


Mishra, V., K. Cherkauer, D. Niyogi, B. Pijanowski, D. Ray and L. Bowling. 2010. Regional scale assessment of land use/cover and climatic change on surface hydrologic processes. International Journal of Climatology.


Tayyebi, A., M. Delavar, M. J. Yazdanpanah, B. C. Pijanowski, S. Saeedi and A. H. Tayyebia. 2010. A Spatial Logistic Regression Model for Simulating Land Use Patterns: A Case Study of the Shiraz Metropolitan Area of Iran. In Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Spatial Data Quality, St. John’s, Canada, Springer-Verlag.


Davis, A., B. Pijanowski and K. Robinson. 2010. Environmental and economic costs of sprawling parking lots in the United States. Land Use Policy. doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2009.03.002.


Ray, D. and B. Pijanowski. 2010. Developing a backcast land use change model for the Muskegon River Watershed, Michigan. Journal of Land Use Science. doi:10.1080/17474230903150799. [faculty of 1000 recognized!]


Yang, G., L. Bowling, K. Cherkauer, B. Pijanowski and D. Niyogi.  2010. Hydrologic response of watersheds to urbanization in the White River basin, Indiana. Journal of Hydrometeorology. doi: 10.1175/2009JHM1143.1


Washington, C., B. Pijanowski, D. Campbell, J. Olson, J. Kinyamario, E. Irandu, J. Nganga, and P. Gicheru. 2010. Using a role-playing game to inform the development of land-use models for the study of a complex socio-ecological system. Agricultural Systems. doi: 10.1016/j.agsy.2009.10.002.


Moore, N., N. Torbick, B. Pijanowski, B. Lofgren, J. Wang, J. Andresen, D. Kim, and J. Olson. 2010.Adapting MODIS-derived LAI and fractional cover into the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) in East Africa. International Journal of Climatology. doi: 10.1002/joc.2011.


Pijanowski, B., L. Iverson, C. Drew, H. Bulley, J. Rhemtulla, M. Wimberly, A. Bartsch and J. Peng. 2010. Addressing the Interplay of Poverty and the Ecology of Landscapes: A Grand Challenge Topic for Landscape Ecologists?  Landscape Ecology. doi:10.1007/s10980-009-9415-z. [Faculty of 1000 recognized].




Pijanowski, B., Tayyebi, A.,M. Delavar and M. Yazdanpanah. 2009. Urban expansion simulation of Tehran using geographic information systems and artificial neural networks. International Journal of Environmental Research. 3(4).


Long, D. , M. Parson, B. Pijanowski, D. Ray, C. Yansa, S. Yohn, C. McLean and R. Vannier. 2009. Assessing ecosystem response to land use change using sediemtn chemical chronologies and a backcast model.  Proceedings of the Conference on Environmental Science and Technologies, Crete, Greece, September 3-5, 2009.




Lang, R., G. Shao, B. Pijanowski and R. Farnsworth. 2008. Optimizing unsupervised classifications of remotesly sensed imagery with a data-assisted labeing approach. Computers and Geosciences 34(12). 1837-1862.


Pijanowski, B.C. 2008. Sustainability, Climate Change and Uncertainty. Proceedings of the 8th international symposium on spatial accuracy assessment in natural resources and environmental sciences. Shanghai, China, June 25-27, 2008. (keynote paper)


Olson, J., G. Alagarswamy, J. Andresen, D. Campbell, A. Davis, J. Ge, M. Huebner, B. Lofgren, D. Lusch, N. Moore, B. Pijanowski, J. Qi, P. Thornton, N. Torbick, J. Wang. 2008. Integrating Diverse Methods to Understand Climate-Land Interactions in East Africa. GeoForum 39(2):898-911.


Pontius Jr.,R., W. Boersma, J. Castella, K. Clarke, T. de Nijs, C. Dietzel, Z. Duan, E. Fotsing, N. Goldstein, K. Kok, E. Koomen, C. Lippitt, W. McConnell, B. Pijanowski, S. Pithadia, A.Sood, S. Sweeney, T. Trung, and P. Verburg. 2008. Comparing input, output and validation maps for several models of land change. Annals of Regional Science 42(1):11-47.




Pijanowski, B., D. Ray, A. Kendall, J. Duckles and D. Hyndman. 2007. Using backcast land use change and groundwater travel-time models to generate land use legacy maps for watershed management. Ecology and Society 12(2):25.


Fitzpatrick, M, D. Long and B. Pijanowski. 2007. Characterizing biogeochemical fingerprints of land use on surface water quality across a regional watershed in the Upper Midwest, USA. Applied Geochemistry (22) 1825-1840.


Alexandridis, K. Bryan C. Pijanowski , and Zhen Lei. 2007. Assessing Multi-Agent Parcelization Performance in the MABEL Simulation Model using Monte Carlo Replication Experiments.Environment and Planning B. 34:223-244.


Pontius, R., J. Castell, T. de Nijs, Z. Duan, E. Fotsing, N. Goldstein, K. Kok, E. Koomen, C. Lippit, W. McConnel, A. Mohd Sood, B. Pijanowski, A. Veldkamp and P. Verburg. 2007. Lessons and challenges in land change modleing as revleaed by map comparisons. TransAtlantic Land Use Conference, Washington D.C., August 2007.


Pijanowski, B., J. Olson, C. Washington-Ottombre, D. Campbell, and K. Alexandridis. 2007. Pluralistic modelling approaches to simulating climate-land interactions in East Africa. Proceedings of the Simulation and Modeling Conference (peer reviewed article)


Wiley, M., B. Pijanowski, R. Stevenson, P. Seelbach, P. Richards, C. Riseng, D. Hyndman, and J. Koches. 2007. Integrated Modeling of the Muskegon River: Ecological Risk Assessment in a Great Lakes Watershed. In "Wetland and Water Resource Modeling and Assessment: A Watershed Perspective" (peer reviewed book chapter).


Stevenson, R. M. Wiley, S. Gage, V. Lougheed, C. Riseng, P. Bonnell, T. Burton, R. Hough, D. Hyndman, J. Koches, D. Long, B. Pijanowski, J. Qi, A. Steinman, and D. Uzarski. 2007. Watershed Science: Essential, Complex, Multidisciplinary and Collaborative. In "Wetland and Water Resource Modeling and Assessment: A Watershed Perspective" (peer reviewed book chapter).


Broussard, S., C. Washington-Ottombre and B. Miller. 2007. Attitudes toward policies to protect open space: A comparative study of government planning officials and the general public. Landscape and Urban Planning. Landscape and Urban Planning 86(1):14-24.


Farina, A.; Scozzafava, S. and Napoletano, B. 2007. Therapeutic landscapes: Paradigms and
applications. Journal of Mediterranean Ecology. 8:9-16.




Pijanowski, B., K. Alexandridis and D. Mueller. 2006. Modeling urbanization in two diverse regions of the world. Journal of Land Use Science.(1):83-108.


Pijanowski, B. 2006. Afforestation patterns in the Upper Midwest, USA. Proceedings of the IUFRO Landscape Ecology Conference, Bari, Italy, Sept 26-28, 2006.


Alexandridis, K. 2006. Exploring complex dynamics in multi agent-based intelligent systems: Theoretical and experimental approaches using the Multi Agent-based Behavioral Economic Landscape (MABEL) model. PhD Dissertation. Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue, University, West Lafayette, Indiana. 261 pages.




Alexandridis, K., B. Pijanowski and Z. Lei. 2005. The use of robust and efficient methodologies in agent-base modeling: case studies using repeated measures and behavioral components in the MABEL simulation model. Proceedings of the Agent 2004 Conference on Social Dynamics, Interaction, Reflexivity and Emergence. Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago. 2005, October 3-6, 2004.


Lei, Z., B. Pijanowski and K. Alexandridis. 2005. Distributed Modeling Architecture of a Multi Agent-based Behavioral Economic Landscape (MABEL) Model. Simulation and Modeling International. 81(7):503-515.


Tang, Z., B. Engel, K. Lim, B. Pijanowski and J. Harbor. 2005. Minimizing the impact of urbanization on long-term runoff. Journal of the Water Resources Association. 41(6): 1347-1359.


Tang, Z., B. A. Engel, B.C. Pijanowski, and K. J. Lim. 2005. Forecasting Land Use Change and Its Environmental Impact at a Watershed Scale. Journal of Environmental Management. 76: 35-45.


Pijanowski, B., S. Pithadia, K. Alexandridis, and B. Shellito. 2005. Forecasting large-scale land use change with GIS and neural networks. International Journal of Geographic Information Science. 19(2): 197-215.


Alexandridis, K. and B.C. Pijanowsk. 2005. Modular Bayesian Inference and Learning of Decision Networks as Stand-Alone Mechanisms of the MABEL Model: Implications for Visualization, Comprehension, and Policy-Making. Paper to be presented at the Agent 2005 Conference on: Generative Social Processes, Models and Mechanisms. Argonne National Laboratory and TheUniversity of Chicago , October 13-15, 2005.


Campbell, David J. Pijanowski, B, S.G. Gichere, Patrick O. Hayombe, Bernard Kaaria Irigia, Humphrey M. Kaburu, Timothy W. Kibaki, Albert Mwangi, Alphonse S. Musili, Edward Owango. 2005. The use of role playing simulation to understand land use changes in semi-arid regions ofKenya . CLIP Working Paper #05-01. 28 pp.




Wiley, M. J., B. C. Pijanowski, P. Richards, C. Riseng, D. Hyndman, P. Seelbach and R Stevenson. 2004. Combining valley segment classification with neural net modeling of landscape change: A new approach to integrated risk assessment for river ecosystems. Proceedings of WEF 2004 Specialty Conference Series: Watershed 2004, Dearborn Michigan . Water Environment Federation.


Alexandridis., K., B. Pijanowski and Z. Lei. 2004. The Use of Robust and Efficient Methodologies in Agent-Based Modeling: Case Studies Using Repeated Measures and Behavioral Components in the MABEL Simulation Model. Agent2004 Conference, Chicago , Illinois . October 5, 2004.




Wayland, K., D. Long, D. Hyndman, B. Pijanowski, S. Woodhams and S. Haack. 2003. Identifying Relationships Between Baseflow Geochemistry and Land Use With Synoptic Sampling and R-Mode Factor Analysis. Journal of Environmental Quality 32: 180-190.


Shellito, B. and B. Pijanowski. 2003. Using Neural Nets to Model the Spatial Distribution of Seasonal Homes. Cartography and Geographic Information Systems 30 (3):281-290.


Lei Z., B. Pijanowski and K. Alexandridis. 2003. Simulation and Distributed Architecture in Multi-agent-based Environmental Landscape (MABEL) Model with Swarm. October 2, 2003. Agent2003 Conference. Chicago , Illinois .


Pijanowski, B.C., and S.H. Gage. 2003. GIS in Action - GIS Fights the Gypsy Moth. In Clark K.C., Getting Started with Geographic Information Systems. Prentice Hall Inc. 353 pp.




Pijanowski, B.C., D. G. Brown, G. Manik and B. Shellito. 2002. Using Neural Nets and GIS to Forecast Land Use Changes: A Land Transformation Model. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 26(6) 553-575.


Wayland, K., D. Long, D. Hyndman, B. Pijanowski, and S. Haack. 2002. Modeling The Impact Of Historical Land Uses On Surface Water Quality Using Ground Water Flow And Solute Transport Models. Lakes and Reservoirs 7: 189-199.


Pijanowski, B.C., B. Shellito and S. Pithadia. 2002. Using artificial neural networks, geographic information systems and remote sensing to model urban sprawl in coastal watersheds along eastern Lake Michigan. Lakes and Reservoirs 7: 271-285.


Alexandridis, K. T., and B. C. Pijanowski. 2002. Multi Agent-Based Environmental Landscape (MABEL) - An Artificial Intelligence Simulation Model: Some Early Assessments (Staff Paper No. 2002-09). Lansing , MI : Department of Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University . Proceedings of the AERE/EAERE: 2002 World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, Monterey , California , June 24-27.


Skole, D., S. Batzli, S. Gage, B. Pijanowski, W. Chomentowski and W. Rustem. 2002. ForecastMichigan : Tracking Change for Land Use Planning and Policy Making. In Informing the Debate: Urban Housing and Land Development. Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, MichiganState University , East Lansing , Michigan . pp. 30.




Brown, D., B. Pijanowski and J. Duh. 2001. Modeling the Relationships between Land Use and Land Cover on Private Lands in the Upper Midwest. Journal of Environmental Management. 59:247-263.


Boutt, D.F., D.W. Hyndman, B.C. Pijanowski, and D.T. Long. 2001. Identifying Potential Land Use-derived Solute Sources to Stream Baseflow Using Ground Water Models and GIS. Ground Water 39 (1): 24-34.


Pijanowski, B. C., Shellito, B. A., Bauer, M. E., and Sawaya, K. E. 2001. Using GIS, Artificial neural networks and remote sensing to model urban change in the Minneapolis-St.Paul and Detroit metropolitan areasProceedings, Annual Meeting of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 2001, St. Louis, Missouri. Unpaginated CD ROM.




Haack, R., T. Petrice, S. Haack, D. Hyndman, D. Long and B. Pijanowski. 2000. Aquatic insects as bioindicators of land use change in the Grand Traverse Bay area of Michigan . Newsletter of theMichigan Entomological Society of Michigan . 45(3) 13.


2000 and earlier


Sharov, A., B.C. Pijanowski, A. Liehbold and S.H. Gage. 1999. What affected the rate of Gypsy Moth (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) spread in Michigan: Winter temperature or forest susceptibility?Agriculture and Forest Entomology 1:37-45


Yang, D., B. C. Pijanowski and S. Gage. 1998. Gypsy moth (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) population dynamics in Michigan analyzed using geographic information systems. Environmental Entomology27(4):842-843.


Pijanowski, B.C., S.H. Gage and D. H. McCullough. 1996. Policy issues as they relate to the impacts of an introduced forest pest, the gypsy moth. In Policy Choices: Framing the Debate for Michigan 's Future. Eds. P. Grummon and B. Mullan. Michigan State University Press.


Cheng, B, R. Bourdeau and B. Pijanowski. 1996. A regional information system for environmental data analysis. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 62(7):885-861.


Pijanowski, B. 1991. A revision of Lack's brood reduction hypothesis. American Naturalist. 1270-1292.




Last updated August 19, 2013