Andrew Elmore

National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center and UMCES Appalachian Laboratory


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Andrew Elmore

National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center and UMCES Appalachian Laboratory

Dr. Elmore is Professor of landscape ecology at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Appalachian Laboratory and at the National Socio-environmental Synthesis Center. He works broadly across issues relevant to global environmental change, with a particular interest in ecosystem interactions with land-use and land-cover change. Recent work has focused on the effect of groundwater decline on wind erosion and air quality in deserts; the impact of urban stream burial on stream network structure and functioning; modeling coastal habitat change associate with sea level rise; and, understanding forest responses to changes in spring and autumn timing associated with climate change. He applies an array of tools to these problems, but has made the greatest impact on methods for analyzing satellite and airborne remote sensing data. Dr. Elmore received a BSc in Applied Physics from Purdue University and an MSc and PhD in Geoscience from Brown University. He worked as a postdoctoral scholar at the Carnegie Institution for Science and Dartmouth College before moving to Maryland.



2020 Mississippi River Watershed Report Card Methods Document (REPORT)


2020 Verde River Watershed Report Card (REPORT CARD)


Verde River Watershed Report Card 2nd Newsletter (NEWSLETTER)

Verde River Watershed Report Card 1st Newsletter (NEWSLETTER)


Tennessee River Basin Report Card (REPORT CARD)

Tennessee River Basin Report Card Methods Document (REPORT)


Potential Stream Density in Mid-Atlantic US Watersheds (JOURNAL ARTICLE)

Reduction of the temperature sensitivity of soil organic matter decomposition with sustained temperature increase (JOURNAL ARTICLE)


Channel head locations in forested watersheds across the mid-Atlantic United States: A physiographic analysis (JOURNAL ARTICLE)

Landscape controls on the timing of spring, autumn, and growing season length in mid-Atlantic forests (JOURNAL ARTICLE)

Timing of climate variability and grassland productivity (JOURNAL ARTICLE)


Beryllium-7 in soils and vegetation along an arid precipitation gradient in Owens Valley, California (JOURNAL ARTICLE)

Spectroscopic Analysis of Canopy Nitrogen and Nitrogen Isotopes in Managed Pastures and Hay Land RID D-4569-2009 (JOURNAL ARTICLE)


Climate change and cattle nutritional stress (JOURNAL ARTICLE)

Influence of wetland networks on bat activity in mixed-use landscapes (JOURNAL ARTICLE)

Synergistic use of Landsat Multispectral Scanner with GIRAS land-cover data to retrieve impervious surface area for the Potomac River Basin in 1975 (JOURNAL ARTICLE)


Altered ecological flows blur boundaries in urbanizing watersheds (JOURNAL ARTICLE)

Global patterns of foliar nitrogen isotopes and their relationships with climate, mycorrhizal fungi, foliar nutrient concentrations, and nitrogen availability (JOURNAL ARTICLE)


Disappearing headwaters: patterns of stream burial due to urbanization (JOURNAL ARTICLE)

Groundwater influences on atmospheric dust generation in deserts (JOURNAL ARTICLE)

Spatial distribution of agricultural residue from rice for potential biofuel production in China (JOURNAL ARTICLE)


Building EDENs: The rise of environmentally distributed ecological networks (JOURNAL ARTICLE)

Detecting open vegetation in a forested landscape: pollen and remote sensing data from New England, USA (JOURNAL ARTICLE)