In my research I have attempted to integrate insights of landscape ecology and geography with the application of geo-spatial technology to improve our understanding of the structure and function of coupled human-environmental systems at broader landscape to regional scales and then translate that understanding into effective and appropriate techniques to improve 'on-the-ground' natural resource management and land use planning.
Giri, S., Mishra. A., Zhang, Z., Lathrop, R.G. and Alnahit, A.O. 2021. Meteorological and Hydrological Drought Analysis and Its Impact on Water Quality and Stream Integrity.Sustainability 13, 8175. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13158175
Leidman, S.Z., Rennermalm, A.K., Lathrop, R.G., Cooper, M. 2021. Terrain-Based Shadow Correction Method for Assessing Supraglacial Features on the Greenland Ice Sheet. Frontiersin Remote Sensing. https://doi.org/10.3389/frsen.2021.690474
Gallagher, M.R., Skowronski, N.S., Lathrop, R.G., McWilliams, T. and Green, E.J. 2020. An Improved Approach for Selecting and Validating Burn Severity Indices in Forested Landscapes. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing https://doi.org/10.1080/07038992.2020.1735931
Giri, S., Lathrop, R.G., and C. Obropta. 2020. Climate change vulnerability assessment and adaptation strategies through best management practices. Journal of Hydrology 580 124311.
Lathrop, R.G., W. Irving, J.J. Seneca, J. Trimble and R.M. Sacatelli. 2019. The limited role salt marshes may have in buffering extreme storm surge events: Case Study on the New Jerseyshore. Ocean and Coastal Management. 178: 104803. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2019.05.005.
Giri, S., Zhang, Z., Krasnuk, D., Lathrop, R.G., 2019. Evaluating the impact of land use on stream integrity using machine learning algorithms. Science of The Total Environment,133858.
Giri, S., N.N. Arbab and R.G. Lathrop. 2019. Assessing the potential impacts of climate and Land use change on water fluxes and sediment transport in a loosely coupled system. Journalof Hydrology 123955. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.123955
Giri, S., N.N. Arbab, R.G. Lathrop**. 2018. Water security assessment of current and Future scenarios through an integrated modeling framework in the Neshanic River Watershed. Journal of Hydrology 563:1025-1041.
Lathrop, R.G., L. Auermuller, J. Herb, and M. Kaplan. 2017. Integrated Assessment of Risk and Vulnerability. The Use of Online Decision-Support Tools to Communicate Coastal Vulnerability and Promote Adaptation Planning. GI_Forum 2017, Issue 1:352-359.
Lathrop, R.G., J. Odell, T. MacDonald, K. Vilacoba, J. Bognar, J. Trimble, C. Bruce, G. Crichton, D. Seminara, J. Herb, M. Campo. 2017. The role of Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal in supporting ocean planning. Frontiers Marine Science 08 August 2017.
Lathrop, R.G., J. Bognar, E. Buenaventura, M. Ciappi, E. Green, T. Belton. 2017. Establishment of marine protected areas to reduce water craft impacts in Barnegat Bay, NJ. Journal of Coastal Research SI 78:277-286.