M.A. Geography, University of Arizona
Expected Graduation Date: May 2015
B.S. Physical Geography, Minors in GIS and Anthropology
University of Arizona, May 2013
I am interested in studying the Kyoto Protocol, Clean Development Mechanisms (CDMs), and the carbon market in developing countries. More specifically, I would like to look at the relationships between CDMs, surrounding communities, and land use change through the use of remote sensing and GIS.
-Coe, M.A., Archer, S., Breshears, D., Field, J., and Predick. The Equation of Dust: How Vegetation Characteristics Influence Dry-Land Dust Emissions. National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates. Ninth Annual Research into Semi-Arid Ecosystems (RISE) Symposium, October 13, 2012. Tucson, AZ (Poster). http://www.tucson.ars.ag.gov/rise/2012/Posters/CoePoster.pdf
-Coe, M.A., Villarreal, M. Using High Resolution Satellite Phenology to Identify Grassland Response to Wildfire during Different Climate Periods. Association of American Geographer’s Annual Conference, April 9-13, Los Angeles, California (Poster).
-Gass, L., Norman, L., Villarreal, M., Tolle, C., Coe, M., and Jamwal, P. A Test of Methods to Measure Vegetation Change Adjacent to Gabions in Sonora, Mexico using Landsat imagery. Santa Cruz River Researcher’s Day, April 15-16, Tucson, Arizona (Poster). http://www.sonoraninstitute.org/images/stories/pdfs/Presentations/SCRRes...
-Norman, L., Villarreal, M., Pulliam, H. Ronald, Minckley, R., Gass, L., Tolle, C., Coe, M. Remote Sensing analysis of riparian vegetation response to desert marsh restoration in the Mexican Highlands. Journal of Ecological Engineering.
-Tucson Weekly Article : http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/learning-through-landscapes/Content?oid=3918303
-Arizona Illustrated Public Media Video: https://originals.azpm.org/p/azill-nature/2014/1/6/29358-az-illustrated-...
University of Arizona:
Spring 2013-Student Preceptor- Geography 230 Our Changing Climate
Assistant to PhD candidate Jesse Minor
Responsibilities for this course included grading, leading a discussion, and tutoring/assisting students outside of the classroom 1-2 times a week.
Approximately 45 students were enrolled in this course.
NASA Space Grant Fellowship: Incorporating Manzo Elementary's restoration ecology program further into the classroom by implementing projects occurring at Biosphere 2's Landscape Evolution Observatory (LEO) into Manzo Elementary's greenhouse. Manzo's 4th grade class will be learning and replicating projects happening at the LEO site, as well as visiting the Biosphere 2 twice during the school year. Projects will include hypothesizing, data collection, and analyzing results of native seedlings planted on LEO soil, with variation to aspect, temperature, and soil moisture as it may occur in a natural landscape. This will help the children get a sense of how their research and projects are relateable to science at a larger scale, as well as allow a new and innovative area for math, science, and English skills to be incorporated into the curriculum.
Areas of Study:
Climate change, environmental governance, political ecology, GIS and remote sensing