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
PhD, Geography, University of Florida, 2011
MS, Geography, University of Florida, 2006
BS, Geography, University of Florida, 2004
Remote Sensing (GES4060/5060)
Image Analysis (GES4090/5090)
Urban Ecology (GES 4700)
Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa (GES 3070)
Digital Earth (GES2050)
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
UCCS Committee on Academic Progress
UCCS LAS Scholars Award Committee
Regional Director ASPRS-RMR
Reviewer for Journal of Environmental Management, Remote Sensing, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Biological Conservation, Applied Geography