Jennifer J. Swenson

Jennifer J. Swenson

Associate Professor of the Practice of Geospatial Analysis

In The News


Panlasigui, S., J. Rico-Straffon, A. Pfaff, J. Swenson, and C. Loucks. “Impacts of certification, uncertified concessions, and protected areas on forest loss in Cameroon, 2000 to 2013.” Biological Conservation 227 (November 1, 2018): 160–66.
Schwantes, Amanda M., Anthony J. Parolari, Jennifer J. Swenson, Daniel M. Johnson, Jean-Christophe Domec, Robert B. Jackson, Norman Pelak, and Amilcare Porporato. “Accounting for landscape heterogeneity improves spatial predictions of tree vulnerability to drought..” The New Phytologist 220, no. 1 (October 2018): 132–46.
Schaffer-Smith, Danica, Jennifer J. Swenson, Matthew E. Reiter, and Jennifer E. Isola. “Quantifying shorebird habitat in managed wetlands by modeling shallow water depth dynamics..” Ecological Applications : A Publication of the Ecological Society of America 28, no. 6 (September 2018): 1534–45.
Gray, P. C., J. T. Ridge, S. K. Poulin, A. C. Seymour, A. M. Schwantes, J. J. Swenson, and D. W. Johnston. “Integrating drone imagery into high resolution satellite remote sensing assessments of estuarine environments.” Remote Sensing 10, no. 8 (August 1, 2018).
Seyednasrollah, Bijan, Bijan Jennifer J. Swenson, Bijan Jean-Christophe Domec, and Bijan James S. Clark. “Leaf phenology paradox: Why warming matters most where it is already warm.” Remote Sensing of Environment. 209 (May 2018): 446–55.

Recent Grants


ENVIRON 707: Geospatial Analysis for the Human Environmental Condition (ENVIRON 707: Geospatial Analysis for the Human Environmental Condition)
ENVIRON 857L: Remote Sensing for Environmental Analysis (ENVIRON 857L: Remote Sensing for Environmental Analysis)
ENVIRON 720S: Land Conservation in Practice (ENVIRON 720S: Land Conservation in Practice)
ENVIRON 761: Geospatial Analysis for Conservation Management (ENVIRON 761: Geospatial Analysis for Conservation Management)

Contact Information

Box 90328, Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0328
A319 LSRC, Duke University
Durham, NC 27708


Ph.D., Oregon State University (2003)
M.A., San Diego State University (1995)
B.A., University of California at Santa Barbara (1990)