Hepinstall-Cymerman, Jeffrey

Hepinstall-Cymerman, Jeffrey
University of Georgia

Jeff is a landscape ecologist with training in biology, wildlife and forest ecology, and geospatial analysis who applies spatial data and modeling techniques to ecological and social systems to measure patterns and processes, and to explore the interactions between coupled natural and human systems. Jeff uses this information and knowledge to aid in the planning for and conservation of natural and human resources.

Jeff graduated from University of Maine with a PhD in Forest Resources in 2000. While in Maine, Jeff used remotely sensed data to assist in mapping bird habitat in Maine, Guatemala, and Mexico. Jeff worked on several different post-doctoral research projects in Maine and Seattle mapping wildlife habitat as well as predicting land cover change into the future and modeling the potential effects of these changes on bird populations.

In 2006, Jeff moved to the University of Georgia as an assistant professor. Since then he has been teaching a mixture of undergraduate and graduate courses on spatial data analysis, applications of GIS to natural resources, spatial thinking, and landscape ecology. His graduate students have or are working on a variety of projects attempting to understand how species respond to changes in their habitat.

Jeff is an avid outdoorsmen and equestrian, enjoying hiking, biking, kayaking, camping, and sharing these experiences with his family and others.