Geography-Earth Science Department, Shippensburg University 1871 Old Main Dr
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257
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land use and land cover change, urban geography, land change modeling, sustainabilityView Claire's CV
Dr. Claire Jantz is a Professor in the Geography-Earth Science Department and the Director of the Center for Land Use and Sustainability at Shippensburg University. She holds an MA and PhD in geography from the University of Maryland. She has extensive expertise in land use and land cover change analysis and modeling, and interdisciplinary research. Dr. Jantz has particular expertise within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, the Delaware River Basin, and the Delmarva Peninsula. She has participated in several collaborative research efforts funded by NASA, Maryland SeaGrant, NPS, and the William Penn Foundation.
- Ph.D. (2005), Geography, University of Maryland, College Park
- M.A. (2000), Geography, University of Maryland, College Park
- B.A. (1997), Summa Cum Laude, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Major: College Scholar Program, concentration in Ecology and Anthropology
Ongoing and Recent CESU Projects
Jantz, C.A. T. Hawkins, P. Jantz, A. Price, and A. Yanez Morillo (2018-2021). Assessment of Natural Resource Condition for the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Total budget: $149,963.67.
Jantz, C.A. (2016-2021). Facilitate collaborative learning opportunities through UPDE service learning partnership with the Center for Land Use and Sustainability. National Park Service. Total budget: $130,102
Rosenberger, J. J. Chester, and C.A. Jantz (in review). Spatiotemporal analysis of long-term and short-term land cover trends along the Kittatinny Ridge Corridor in Pennsylvania’s Appalachian landscape. Middle States Geographer.
Wentz, A. A.M. York, M. Alberti, L. Conrow, H. Fischer, L. Inostroza, C.A. Jantz, S.T.A. Pickett, K. Seto, and H. Taubenbock (2018). Six fundamental aspects for conceptualizing multidimensional urban form: A spatial mapping perspective. Landscape and Urban Planning 179:5 5-63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2018.07.007
Bhaskar, A.S. C.A. Jantz, C. Welty, S.A. Drzyzga, and A. Miller (2016). Coupling of the water cycle with patterns of urban growth in the Baltimore metropolitan region, United States. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 52(6): 1 – 15 DOI 10.1111/1752-1688.12479
Jantz, C.A. S.A. Drzyzga, and M. Maret (2014). Calibrating and validating a simulation model to identify drivers of urban land cover change in the Baltimore, MD metropolitan region. Land. 3(3): 1158-1179; doi:10.3390/land3031158
Jantz, C.A. H.K. Kubach, J.R. Ward, S. Wiley, and D. Heston (2014). Assessing land use changes due to natural gas mining operations in the Marcellus Shale formation in Bradford County, PA. Geographical Bulletin 55(1): 18-35.
Ciavola, S.J., C.A. Jantz, J. Reilly, and G. Moglen (2014). Forecast changes in runoff quality and quantity in the DelMarVa peninsula. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 19(1): 1-9 DOI10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000773
Jantz, C.A. and J.J. Manuel (2013). Estimating impacts of population growth and land use policy on ecosystem services: A community-level case study in Virginia, USA. Ecosystem Services, 5: 110-123.