Social and ecological impacts of land use land cover change
Human-environment dynamics at the interface of agriculture and conservation
Remote sensing of landscape change
PhD, Geography, University of Florida, 2011
MS, Geography, University of Florida, 2006
BS, Geography, University of Florida, 2004
Remote Sensing (GES4060)
Statistical Analysis in Geography (GES 4000)
Image Analysis (GES4090)
Urban Ecology (GES 4700)
Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa (GES 3070)
Digital Earth (GES2050)
Gibbes,C., Hopkins, A., Inurreta, A., and JImenez-Osornio, J. (2018). Defining and measuring sustainability: A systematic review of studies in rural Latin America and the Caribbean. Environment, Development and Sustainability. 10.1007/s10668-018-0209-9.
Klenk, N., Fiume, A., Meehan, K., & Gibbes, C. (2017). Local knowledge in climate adaptation research: Moving knowledge frameworks from extraction to co‐production. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 8(5), e475.
Gibbes, C., Southworth, J., Waylen, P., Child, B. (2014). Climate variability as a dominant driver of post-disturbance savanna dynamics. Applied Geography, 53, 389-401.
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.
Gibbes, C., Southworth J., Keys E. (2009). Wetland conservation: change and fragmentation in Trinidad's protected areas. Geoforum, 40, 91-104.
Honors and Awards
UCCS Faculty Award for Excellence in Research 2017
LAS Outstanding Teaching Award 2017
Fulbright Fellowship 2014-2016
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
Volunteer and Service
Director, Global Intercultural Research Center
Faculty Council Ethnic and Minority Affairs Committee, University of Colorado
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee
UCCS Committee on Academic Progress
Reviewer: Journal of Land Use Science, Environmental Management, Biological Conservation, Applied Geography