Human-environment interactions within the field of land change science
Advancement of remote sensing techniques for analyses of land use land cover change
Socio-ecological implications of conservation strategies
Understanding and Predicting the Impact of Climate Variability and Climate Change on Land Use and Land Cover Change
Governance, Land Use and Resource Rights in Southern Africa: Paths toward grassroots Democratization
Land use, land cover and flooding in the Caribbean
Remote Sensing (GES4060/5060)
Image Analysis (GES4090/5090)
Digital Earth (GES2050)
Awards and Honors:
Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS) Fellow - 2012
NASA Land Cover/Land Use Change Research Assistantship (2009-2011)
Social Science Research Council – Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship
NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Award
Hopkins, A., Gibbes, C., Inurreta, A., Rojas, R. (2012). Linking Remote Sensing, Census and Interview Data to Understand Forest Transitions in the Southern Cone of the State of Yucatan, Mexico. Ethnobotany Research and Application, 10, 1-13.
Gaughan, A., Stevens, F.R., Gibbes, C., Southworth, J., and Binford, M. (2012). Linking vegetation response to seasonal precipitation in the Okavango-Kwando-Zambezi catchment of southern Africa. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 33, 6783-6804.
Southworth, J., Gibbes, C. (2010). Remote Sensing within the field of Land Change Science: Past, present and future directions. Geography Compass, 4, 1695-1712.
Gibbes, C., Southworth J., Keys E. (2009). Wetland conservation: change and fragmentation in Trinidad’s protected areas. Geoforum, 40, 91-104.
Outreach and Service:
UCCS Committee on Academic Progress
UCCS LAS Scholars Award Committee
Social Science Symposium Series Committee
Women in Geography Endowment Committee
Reviewer for Journal of Environmental Management, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Biological Conservation