Dr. Jeffrey Ueland

Associate Professor

Office: HS

Phone: (218) 755-2805

Box #: 23

Email: jueland@bemidjistate.edu

Bio

Dr. Jeff Ueland is an associate professor and the Chair of the Geography Department at Bemidji State University.  Previously, Dr. Ueland worked several years applying GIS and spatial methodologies for both the academic and private sectors.  Jeff received his Ph.D. from Florida State University in 2005 and his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of North Dakota in 1994 and 1995 respectively.  After attending UND he worked as a GIS professional in the Twin Cities for Vista Information Solutions and CB Richard Ellis until going to FSU in 2000.  Before joining the faculty at BSU, Dr. Ueland was an Assistant Professor in the Geography Department at Ohio University for three years where he taught courses across all levels of GIS including spatial statistics and basic application development.

Jeff has been involved in several projects where he has utilized GIS and spatial analysis.  Past projects include work on mangrove habitats in Florida, chagas disease in Ecuador, the impacts of marine recreational fishing in the United States, the spatial dimensions of housing value, crime, and education in Jacksonville, Florida, and an examination of race and elevation in the urban areas of the Southern United States. Dr. Ueland’s current research examines changes in the land cover of wetlands at various scales, broad-scale climate changes, spatial and Bayesian statistical methods, and complex adaptive systems. Through these and other projects Dr. Ueland has given over 40 invited and conference presentations, has over 10 peer-reviewed journal articles including contributions in Science, The Bulletin of Marine Science, and The Geographical Review. Dr. Ueland currently teaches courses in GIS, Remote Sensing, Spatial Statistics, Biogeography, and Physical Geography.  Dr. Ueland was just awarded a yearlong, Fulbright Scholarship to Namibia where he will be teaching and conducting research in the Department of Geography, History, and Environmental Studies at the University of Namibia starting in January 2013.