Recent Publications


                      Asterisks (*) denote a student author

Island Peak, NepalMapes, K.L.; Pricope, N.G.; Baxley, J.B.; Schaale, L.E.; Danner, R.M. 2020. Thermal Imaging of Beach-Nesting Bird Habitat with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Considerations for Reducing Disturbance and Enhanced Image Accuracy. Drones 2020,4, 12.

Pricope, N.G., Smith, N.D., and Divakaran, D. 2020. Empowering innovations, solutions and the GEOINT workforce through university, industry and government partnerships. In The 2020 State & Future of GEOINT Report, published by the The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation; pp. 34-37 https://usgif.org/system/uploads/6904/original/2020-SaFoG.pdf

Mapes*, K.L. and Pricope, N.G. 2020. Evaluating SWAT model performance for runoff, percolation, and sediment loss estimation in low-gradient watersheds of the Atlantic Coastal Plain. Hydrology 7,21.

Bailey, K., Drake, M., Salerno, J., Cassidy, L., Gaughan, A., Stevens, F., Pricope, N.G., Woodward., K., and Hartter, J. 2020. Mapping Natural Resource Collection Areas from Household Survey Data in Southern Africa. Applied Geography (in press).

Jonathan Salerno, Karen Bailey, Forrest Stevens, Andrea Gaughan, Timothy Bowles, Lin Cassidy, Narcisa Pricope, Joel Hartter. 2020. Wildlife conflict and changing climate pose compounding threats to human food security. Nature Sustainability (revise and resubmit).

Kolarik, N., Gaughan, A., Stevens, F., Pricope, N.G., Woodward, K., Cassidy, L., Salerno, J., and Hartter, J. 2020. A multi-plot assessment of vegetation structure using a micro-unmanned aerial system (UAS) in a semi-arid savanna environment. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 164, 84-96.

Salerno, J., Gaughan, A., Stevens, F., Drake, M., Cassidy, L., Pricope, N.G., and Hartter, J. 2020. Wildlife impacts and vulnerable livelihoods in a transfrontier conservation landscape. Conservation Biology DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13480.

Pricope, N.G., Mapes*, K.L. and Woodward*, K.D. 2019. Remote sensing of human-environment interactions in global change research: a review of advances, challenges and future directions. Remote Sensing 2019, 11, 2783.

Pricope, N.G., Cassidy, L., Gaughan, A., Salerno, J., Stevens, F. Hartter, J., Drake*, M. and Mupeta-Muywama, P. 2019. Addressing integration challenges of interdisciplinary research in social-ecological systems. Society and Natural Resources DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2019.1680783

Pricope, N.G., Mapes, K., Woodward*, K., Olsen, S. and Baxley*, B. 2019. Multi-sensor assessment of the effects of varying processing parameters on UAS product accuracy and quality. Drones 2019, 3, 63.

Gaughan, A., Stevens, F., Pricope, N.G., Hartter, J., Cassidy, L. and Salerno, J. 2019. Operationalizing vulnerability: land systems dynamics in a transfrontier conservation area. Land 2019, 8, 111.

Pricope, N.G., Halls, J., Rosul*, L., and Hidalgo*, C. 2019. Residential flood vulnerability along the developed North Carolina, USA coast: high resolution social and physical data for decision support. Data in Brief 24 (2019) 103975: 1-7 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2019.103975

Pricope, N.G., Halls, J. and Rosul*, L. 2019. Modeling residential coastal flood vulnerability using finished-floor elevation and socio-economic characteristics. Journal of Environmental Management 237, 387-398.

Mainali*, J. and Pricope, N.G. 2018. Mapping the need for adaptation: assessing drought vulnerability using the livelihood vulnerability index approach in a mid-hill region of Nepal. Climate and Development, DOI: 10.1080/17565529.2018.1521329.

Pricope, N.G., Pardo-Rodriguez*, L., Lopez-Carr, D., Williams*, E., Zorich*, L. 2018. “Geographic Vulnerability to Climate Change.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Geography. Ed. Barney Warf. New York: Oxford University Press, 22 February 2018.

Kantor, C., Pricope, N.G., and Wang, S. 2018. Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) – a new approach to teaching and learning in Geospatial Intelligence. In The State & Future of the GEOINT 2018, The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation. Print. Available online here.

Pricope, N.G.  and Halls, J. 2017. Enhancing applied learning opportunities in the geosciences using geospatial mapping, analysis and modeling tools. Applied Learning in Higher Education. Salena Rabidoux  et al. (editors). Pp: 23-29.

Mainali*, J. and Pricope, N.G. 2017b. Geospatial datasets in support of high-resolution spatial assessment of population vulnerability to climate change in Nepal. Data in Brief 12: 459-462.

Mainali*, J. and Pricope, N.G. 2017a. High-resolution spatial assessment of population vulnerability to climate change in Nepal. Applied Geography 82: 66-82.

Le*, A.M. and Pricope, N.G. 2017. Increasing the Accuracy of Runoff and Streamflow Simulation in the Nzoia Basin, Western Kenya, through the Incorporation of Satellite-Derived CHIRPS Data. Water: 9, 114.

Aukema JE, Pricope NG, Husak GJ, Lopez-Carr D. 2017. Biodiversity Areas under Threat: Overlap of Climate Change and Population Pressures on the World’s Biodiversity Priorities. PLOS ONE 12(1): e0170615.

Burke*, J.J., Pricope, N.G., and Blum, J. 2016. Thermal Imagery-Derived Surface Inundation Modeling to Assess Flood Risk in a Flood-Pulsed Savannah Watershed in Botswana and Namibia. Remote Sensing 2016, 8, 676; doi:10.3390/rs8080676

Lopez-Carr, D., Mwenda*, K., Pricope, N. G., Kyriakidis, P., Funk, C.,Husak, G., Jankowska, M., Weeks, J., and Michaelson, J. 2016. Climate-Related Child Undernutrition: an Integrated Spatial Analysis of Health Surveys, NDVI, and Precipitation Data in the Lake Victoria Basin. Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 9(6): 2830-2835.

Pricope, N.G., Gaughan, A.E., All, J.D., Binford, M.W. and Rutina, L.P. 2015. Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Vegetation Dynamics in Relation to Shifting Inundation and Fire Regimes: Disentangling Environmental Variability from Land Management Decisions in a Southern African Transboundary Watershed. Land 4, 627-655.

Pricope, N.G., All, J.D. and Miles, L. 2015. Anthropogenic and environmental disturbance factors in the Annapurna Conservation Area of Nepal.In Human and Environmental Changes in South-East Asia. R.B. Singh and P. Prokop (editors), Springer Inc.

Pricope, N.G., Binford, M., and All, J. 2014. Disentangling environmental variability from land management decisions in changing semi-arid savannas of Africa. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing (PE&RS) 80(11): 1005-1013.

All, J., Pricope, N.G., and Humagain, K. 2014. Connecting pixels with people to examine environmental changes in the Mt. Everest region of Nepal. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing (PE&RS) 80(7): 600-604. July 2014 Cover page article.

Pricope, N.G., Caplow, S. and Gaughan, A. 2014. Community-Based Management and Conservation in Africa: Trade-offs and synergies in land-use decisions in local villages in Namibia. [Peer-reviewed Case Study]. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY.


López-Carr, D. and N. G. Pricope (co-first authors), M. M. Jankowska, J. Aukema, C. Funk, G. Husak, and J. Michaelsen. 2014. A spatial analysis of population dynamics and climate change in Africa: Potential vulnerability hot spots emerge where precipitation declines and demographic pressures coincide. Special issue entitled Understanding the Links between Population Dynamics and Climate Change, Population and Environment Journal 35: 323–339.


Pricope, N.G. and Gaughan, A.E. 2014. Terrestrial Ecosystems: conflicts and opportunities. Ch. 8 in Southern African Systems: coupling humans and environment in Southern Africa. Brown, Mark (editor).

Gaughan, A.E., Pricope, N.G., Venne, L. 2014. Biophysical drivers of ecosystem variability in southern Africa. Ch. 5 in Southern African Systems: coupling humans and environment in Southern Africa. Brown, Mark (editor).

Pricope, N.G., Michaelsen, J., Lopez-Carr, D., Funk, C., and Husak, G. 2013. The climate-population nexus in the East African Horn: emerging degradation trends in rangeland and pastoral livelihood zones. Global Environmental Change, 23, 1525-1541.

Bremner, J., López-Carr, D., A. Zvoleff, N. G. Pricope. 2013. Using new methods and data to assess and address population, fertility, and environment links in the Lake Victoria Basin. (PDF) Proceedings of the 2013 International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP). Busan, Korea, August, 2013. Pp. 15.

López-Carr, D. and N. G. Pricope (co-first authors), M. M. Jankowska, C. Funk, G. Husak, and J. Michaelsen. 2013. Mapping population vulnerability to climate change in Africa. Proceedings of the International Seminar on Population Dynamics and the Human Dimensions of Climate Change. Canberra, Australia, 27-29 November 2012.

Pricope, N.G., Pardo, L. and Lopez-Carr, D. 2013. Vulnerability to Climate Change. Oxford Bibliographies in "Geography". Ed. Barney Warf. New York: Oxford University Press, Entry Launch Date: March 2013. http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199874002/obo-9780199874002-0040.xml

Pricope, N.G. 2013. Variable-source flood pulsing in a semi-arid transboundary watershed: The Chobe River, Botswana and Namibia. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 185: 1883-1906 (featured as a key research article in Environment Progress, March 2013 issue).

Coordinating lead authors: T. Evans, C. Hunsberger; Lead authors: T. M. Aide, J. Albaladejo Montoro, S. M. Borras Jr., H. F. del Valle, T. Devisscher, J. Jabbour, S. Kant, D. Lopez-Carr, H. Masundire, N. G. Pricope (GEO Fellow) and R. Sanchez-Rodriguez; Contributing authors: M. T. Abdelhamid, B. Alfthan, F. Ayache, A. A. Berhe, C. Chinweze, J. Frelichova, L. Hislop, W. K. Pan, B.Schulte-Herbruggen, J. Smith, C. Souza Jr.,T. L. Timmins (GEO Fellow) and L. C. Zulu. 2012. Part I: Assessment of the State and Trends of the Global Environment. Chapter 3: Land. Fifth Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5). Nairobi: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Pages: 65-96.

Pricope, N.G. and Binford, M.W. 2012. A spatio-temporal analysis of fire recurrence and extent for semi-arid savanna ecosystems using moderate resolution satellite imagery. Journal of Environmental Management 100: 72-85.

Pricope, N.G. 2010. Resilience. In Encyclopedia of Geography, Ed. Barney Warf. Vol. 5, pages 2437-2441 SAGE Publications Inc. (Recipient of the "Outstanding Reference Source" award at the American Library Association ALA 2011).

Pricope, N.G. 2010. International watershed management. In Encyclopedia of Geography, Ed. Barney Warf. Vol. 3, pages 1618-1620. SAGE Publications Inc. ("Outstanding Reference Source" award ALA 2011).

Pricope, N.G. 2009. Assessment of Spatial Patterns of Sediment Transport and Delivery for Soil and Water Conservation Programs. Journal of Spatial Hydrology  9(1) Spring 2009, 21-46.

All, J. and Pricope, N. G. 2008. How can sustainable land management contribute to mitigating climate change? Natural Resources Forum 32: 251-255.

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