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Andrew Evans
Andrew Evans
Phone:
(478) 394-3402
Email:
andevans@email.tamu.edu
Office:
CSA 203E
Address:

810 Eller O&M Building
Texas A&M University
MS 3147 
College Station, Texas 77843


Degrees:

Ph.D. Geography, Texas A&M University (expected 2017)

M.S. Geography, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 2013

B.A. Geography-Environmental Analysis, University of New Orleans 2010

Awards:
  • 2012-2013 Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year, Department of Geography, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • 2011-2012 Outstanding Teaching Assistant of the Year, Department of Geography, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • 2010 Robert Cartmill Distinguished Undergraduate Student Award, Department of Geography, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
  • 2nd Place Student Research Paper Competition, Southwest Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tahlequah, OK,  2010 "Habitat Limitations of Myocastor coypus in Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA"
Courses:
  • Geography 213 Planet Earth Lab
  • Geography 390 Introduction to GIS (Summer 2015)

Andrew Evans

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests

My current research interests include Biogeography, Landscape Ecology, Terrain-based Ecological Modeling, Ecological Applications of GIS and Remotely Sensed data.  In particular, my research is focused on the Red Spruce-Fraser Fir ecosystem, and its ecotone with surrounding forest types.  Presently, I am looking into response of the Red Spruce-Fraser Fir ecosystem to disturbance and climate change with regard to stand composition, recruitment, and release events.  I use extensive field data in tandem with digital data to quantify relationships between montane forest ecosystems, climate, and anthropogenic disturbances. 

Selected Publications

Ford, W.M., Evans, A.M., Odom, R.H., Rodrique, J.L., Kelly, C.A., Abaid, N., Diggins, C.A., Newcomb, D. (2015) Predictive habitat models derived from nest-box occupancy for the endangered Carolina northern flying squirrel in the southern Appalachians. Endangered Species Research 27: 131-140.

Evans, A., Odom, R., Resler, L., Ford, W. M., & Prisley, S. (2014). Developing a Topographic Model to Predict the Northern Hardwood Forest Type within Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus) Recovery Areas of the Southern Appalachians. International Journal of Forestry Research

Ford, W.M., A. Evans, and R. Odom.  (2012). Preliminary Application of Occupancy Modeling (Program Presence) For Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel Monitoring.  Report to the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Asheville, NC.  7pg.

Copenheaver, C., J. Seiler, J. Peterson, A. Evans, J. McVay, J. White.  (2012). A Dendroecological Reconstruction of an Old-Growth Forest on a University Campus.  Dendrochronoligia.

Additional Information

Advisor: Dr. Charles Lafon

Invited Talks and Workshops

Evans, Andrew. Introduction to Spatial Analysis with R. GIS Day 2014. Texas A&M University

Evans, Andrew. Species Distribution Modeling. Geography 314:Biogeography

Evans, Andrew; Michalowski, Martin; Goldberg, Daniel. True Spatial-Temporal Data Analysis using ArcGIS and the Statistical Computing Language. 2014 ESRI Developers Summit, Palm Springs, CA.

Paper Presentations

Ford, W.M., A.M. Evans, R. Odom, J. Rodrigue, C. Kelly, N. Abaid, and C. Diggins. 2014. Modeling endangered carolina northern flying squirrel occupancy from nest-box data. 2014 Meeting of the Southeastern Bat Diversity Network and Colloquium on Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern United States, Nacogdoches, TX.

Evans, Andrew, W. M. Ford, L. Resler, and R. Odom. 2013. Digital Elevation Model Accuracy Effects on a Predictive Forest Model: A Comparison Analysis. The 2013 Meeting of the Southwest Division of the Association of American Geographers, Nacogdoches, TX.

Kelly, C, W.M. Ford, L.M. Gilley, C.A. Diggins, and A.M. Evans. 2013. Toward a Better Understanding of the Distribution and Monitoring Needs of the Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel. 2013 Meeting of the Southeastern Bat Diversity Network and Colloquium on Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern United States, Pikeville, TN.

Evans, Andrew, W. M. Ford, L. Resler, and R. Odom. 2012. Modeling the Distribution of Northern Hardwoods in the Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel, Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus, Recovery Areas of North Carolina and Tennessee. The 2012 Meeting of the Southeast Division of the Association of American Geographers, Asheville, NC. 

Evans, Andrew. 2011. Habitat Limitations of Myocastor Coypus in Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA. The 2011 Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, WA.

Evans, Andrew. 2010. Pilot Study: Habitat Limitations of Myocastor Coypus in Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA. The 2010 Meeting of the Southwest Division of the Association of American Geographers, Tahlequah, OK 

Poster Presentations

Evans, Andrew, D. Goldberg, C. Lafon, S. Quiring. 2014. Economic Techniques in an Ecological Application: A case study of spatio-temporal fire trends in the forest of the eastern United States. 2014 Texas A&M GIS Day.

Evans, Andrew, R. Odom, W. M. Ford, L. Resler, and S. Prisley. 2014. Developing a Terrain-based Multinomial Predictive Model for the Northern Hardwood Forest type in the Southern Appalachians. The 2014 Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Tampa, FL.

Bhuta AAR, Evans AM. 2013. The structure and composition of Carolina hemlock communities in the Blue Ridge and Ridge and Valley of Virginia. Ecological Society of America (ESA) 96th Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN

Evans, Andrew. 2012. Topographic Analysis of Nest box Usage of the Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus) in Western North Carolina using GIS. 2012 GIS and Remote Sensing Symposium, Office of Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

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