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Christopher Laingen

Associate Professor, Geography

Fall 2016 Office Hours:  MW 8-9, Tues 10-11 & 1-2, or by appointment

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    Doctor of Philosophy, 2009, Kansas State University
    Master of Science, 2003, South Dakota State University
    Bachelor of Science, 2001, South Dakota State University

    Research Interests

    My research involves assessing multi-decadal trends of rural and agricultural land use change in the conterminous U.S. and describing the complex web of socio-ecological driving forces that cause them.  I rely highly upon land use and land cover change data products derived from remotely-sensed satellite imagery, as well as more traditional types of data such as those from the quinquennial U.S. Department of Agriculture's Census of Agriculture.

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    Phone: (217) 581-2999

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