Creative component / thesis research

LA 599/699

Paul F. Anderson

I served as major professor for the following graduate students in Landscape Architecture. My responsibilities included academic and career advising and supervision of their thesis research. Students were awarded the MLA degree.  Included below is a brief summary of their research in text and graphics, the outreach aspects of their work, and their career after graduation.


Bill Martin

lukethe3.gif (28944 bytes)lukethe0.gif (26154 bytes)Kitchen gardening and edible landscapes: the theory and practice of household commitments to local food systems as seen from central Iowa.. Bill Martin (LA) thesis research, 2004-2005. This research is an outgrowth of Bill's interests in food systems and their roles in the landscape.

 

 

red diamondStrauss Hsieh

lukethe3.gif (28944 bytes)lukethe0.gif (26154 bytes)Riverpoint West Brownfield Redevelopment Plan, City of Des Moines, Iowa.. Strauss Hsieh (LA) thesis research, City of Des Moines, Iowa, 2003-2004. This research is an outgrowth of Strauss' travel experiences and career interest in urban riverfronts and in brownfields.

 

 

red diamondLuke Slings

lukethe3.gif (28944 bytes)lukethe0.gif (26154 bytes)Development of a GIS tool for searching and viewing General Land Office surveyors' field notes. Luke Slings (Water Resources/LA) thesis research, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, 2001-2002. This research is an outgrowth of Luke's undergraduate research assistantship in digitizing GLO surveyors' field notes.

 

 

Steve Morgan

smorgan1.gif (53881 bytes)smorgan2.gif (41067 bytes)Hydrologic modeling of overland flow within Little Beaver Creek, Iowa. Steve Morgan (LA) thesis research, Iowa National Guard, Johnston, 2000-2001. This research is an outgrowth of Steve's graduate research assistantship in archaeological site modeling of Camp Dodge.

 

 

Patrick Brown

patrickb.gif (73329 bytes)pb_profiles1.gif (87418 bytes)Analysis of past and future growth impacts to habitat within  Boone, Hardin, Hamilton, Marshall, Story, and Webster counties in Iowa using FRAGSTATS and an urban growth model. Patrick Brown (LA) thesis research, USDA Prairie Rivers RC&D, Boone, 1999-2000. This research is an outgrowth of Patrick's graduate research assistantship in the ISU GIS Research and Support Facility.

 

 

Mohd Said Musli

glo_ham.gif (19596 bytes)GIS descriptive modeling of General Land Office vegetation types in Hamilton County, Iowa. Mohd Said Musli (LA) thesis research, Hamilton County Conservation Board, Webster City, 1998-1999. This research is an outgrowth of previous research in GLO historic vegetation.

 

 

Jane Chen

janeglo2.gif (166383 bytes)janeglo3.gif (118888 bytes)Development and demonstration of a hypermedia database for General Land Office surveyors’ field notes. Jane Chen (LA) thesis research, Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Dallas County Conservation Board, Perry, 1997-1998. This research is an outgrowth of previous research in GLO historic vegetation. After completing her research, Jane entered private practice in northern Illinois (Thompson Dyke & Associates), specializing in design and computer graphics.

 

Chris Seeger

cjsspati.gif (17815 bytes)cjsdispl.gif (99483 bytes)World Wide Web Geographical Information System: development of a historic photo database for Shenandoah National Park. Chris Seeger (LA) thesis research, National Park Service, Virginia, 1996-1997. This research is an outgrowth of Chris' assistantship and previous research in GIS design and database development. After completing his research, Chris was hired to coordinate outreach projects in community visioning with ISU Extension, specializing in computer graphics.

 

 

Marilyn Magnuson

magnus5.gif (398631 bytes)magnus6.gif (528894 bytes)Use of visual assessment surveys for planning in agricultural landscapes. Marilyn Magnuson (LA/CRP) thesis research, Story County Conservation Board, Story County Planning and Zoning Commission, Nevada, 1996-1997.  This research is an outgrowth of visual resource management projects in LA 463. After completing her research, Marilyn worked on community design and master planning projects with Dave Dahlquist in Des Moines.

 

 

Shuangyan Li

s_los.gif (25604 bytes)Modeling definitions of scenic byway corridors using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Shuangyan (Karen) Li (LA) thesis research, USDA Golden Hills RC&D, Oakland, 1995-1996. This research is an outgrowth of Shuangyan's assistantship and previous research in Loess Hills scenic byway GIS databases. After completing her research, Karen began developing GIS applications in private practice in State College, Pennsylvania.

 

Michael Miller

fayette1.gif (8133 bytes)glo_tree.gif (13857 bytes)Analysis of historic vegetation patterns in Iowa using General Land Office surveys and a Geographic Information System. Michael Miller (LA) thesis research, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Des Moines, 1994-1995. This research is an outgrowth of previous research in GLO historic vegetation. After completing his research, Mike became manager of computing facilities in the ISU College of Design.

 

Jeff Logsdon

iwrapcv2.jpg (75742 bytes)Development of an Iowa planning model for the state wetland and riparian area plan. Jeff Logsdon (LA) thesis research, US Environmental Protection Agency, Kansas City, and Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Des Moines, 1993-1994.  This research is an outgrowth of Jeff's involvement in the Iowa Wetlands and Riparian Areas Conservation Plan. After completing his research, Jeff studied at Harvard University under a Loeb Fellowship, then continued his job as director of the Dallas County Conservation Department. Jeff also works on landscape planning projects for ISU Extension.

David Wanberg

wanb_jou.gif (183792 bytes)An analysis of the resource enhancement committees in the Iowa Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) Program. David Wanberg (LA/CRP) thesis research, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Des Moines, and Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, 1991-1992. This research is an outgrowth of David's graduate research assistantship in the ISU GIS Research and Support Facility. After completing his research, David taught landscape planning courses in the College of Architecture, Planning, and Design at Kansas State University.  David is currently in private practice in Minneapolis.

Robert Satter

s_clake1.gif (11512 bytes)Analysis of Clear Lake watershed management strategies using GIS technology. Robert Satter (LA) thesis research, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Des Moines, and Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board, 1990-1991. Bob has not completed his research.

 

Nik Ab. Rahman

hardin.gif (14113 bytes)Environmental considerations in a method for highway route selection. Nik Ab. Rahman (LA) thesis research, Iowa Department of Transportation, Ames, 1989-1990. This research is an outgrowth of Nik's route selection projects in LA 361 and LA 463.  After completing his research, Nik taught landscape architecture in Malaysia and continued working on his PhD degree at Michigan State University.

 

Ned Crankshaw

ned_carp.gif (24161 bytes)Computer-Aided Reverse Perspective Analysis (CARPA) for historic site documentation. Ned Crankshaw (LA) thesis research, Shimer College, Mt. Carroll, Illinois, 1988-1989. This research won the Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award, Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS). It is an outgrowth of Ned's interest in CAD, computer graphics, historic preservation, and image interpretation. After completing his research, Ned began teaching in the Landscape Architecture Department at the University of Kentucky.

 

 

Kevin Kane

kkane1.jpg (114368 bytes)kkane3.jpg (135974 bytes)Integration of LANDSAT data into the MSDAMP geographic information system for regional recreation planning applications. Kevin Kane (LA) thesis research, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Des Moines, 1985-1986.  This research is an outgrowth of Kevin's graduate research assistantship to develop a county land use inventory method for ISU Extension and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (Division of Soil Conservation).  After completing his research, Kevin was GIS coordinator at Iowa DNR. Kevin is now manager of the ISU GIS Research and Support Facility.

 

 

Keith Holdsworth

holdswo2.gif (60612 bytes)holdswo3.gif (70992 bytes)Agri-community as a farmland preservation tool. Keith Holdsworth (LA) creative component research, Madison County Conservation Board, 1984-1985.  This research is an outgrowth of Keith's interest in land use policy and implementation.  After completing his research, Keith prepared park mater plans for the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department.

 

 

Sugeng Gunadi

gunadi1.jpg (97889 bytes)gunadi2.jpg (105657 bytes)Application of the Hand-Drawn Datafile technique to East Java, Indonesia. Sugeng Gunadi (LA) creative component research, Surabaya Institute of Technology, 1982-1983.  This research is an outgrowth of Gunadi's interest in teaching GIS technology in academic practice. After completing his research, Gunadi returned to teach at the Surabaya Institute of Technology in Indonesia.

 


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