Core Faculty, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S. University of Maryland
B.S. Yale University
NSF IGERT Fellow
NASA Graduate Student Research Fellowship recipient
Fulbright Scholar - Bolivia
US Peace Corps - Guatemala
Landscape Ecology, Human-Environment Systems Seminar, Research Methods in Human-Environment Systems Science
Please contact Dr. Brandt via email if you are interested in pursuing an advanced degree at Boise State.
How research fits into HES
Jodi is the leader of LUL@BSU -- the Land Use Lab at Boise State University. She is a land-use scientist who studies landscape change and its drivers, and the impacts of landscape change on biodiversity and ecosystem services.
We are LUL@BSU - the Land Use Lab at Boise State University. In the Anthropocene, human land use is the most important driver of Earth system change. We lead a diversity of projects all over the world, that measure land use change, its drivers, and implications for ecosystem services and sustainability. We have a core expertise in remote sensing, spatial analysis, econometric and policy impact analysis, ecological modelling, and ecosystem services. We are a team-oriented research group, and we are always happy to contribute our expertise to our collaborators and partners who are delving into human land use processes and sustainability issues.
Publications and In-Press
Torres, A., Brandt, J., Lear, K., Liu, J., 2017. A looming tragedy of the sand commons. Science 357, 970-97
Brandt, J. S., T. Allendorf, V. Radeloff, and J. Brooks. 2017. Effects of national-level forest management regimes on non-protected forests of the Himalaya. Conservation Biology.
Reo, NJ, K. Whyte, D. Ranco, J. Brandt, E. Blackmer and B. Elliot. (2017). “Invasive species, Indigenous stewards and vulnerability discourse”. American Indian Quarterly. 41(3): 201-223.
Lishawa, S. C., B. D. Carson, J. S. Brandt, J. M. Tallant, N. J. Reo, D. A. Albert, A. M. Monks, J. M. Lautenbach, and E. Clark. 2017. Mechanical Harvesting Effectively Controls Young Typha spp. Invasion and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Data Enhances Post-treatment Monitoring. Frontiers in Plant Science 8.
Sprague, Christian; Fragkias, Michail; Narducci, Jenna; Brandt, Jodi; Schneider, Jen; Moroney, Jillian; and Benner, Shawn G.. (2017). Raster Data, Figures and White Paper for Projecting Urban Expansion in the Treasure Valley (Idaho) to Year 2100 Under Different Scenarios of Population Growth and Housing Density [Data set]. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.18122/
Narducci, J., Sprague, C., Brandt, J., Schneider, J., Moroney, J., Fragkias, M., & Benner, S. (2017). Projecting Urban Expansion in the Treasure Valley to 2100. Boise, ID: Boise State University.
Brandt, J. S., C. Nolte, and A. Agrawal. 2016. Deforestation and timber production in Congo after implementation of sustainable forest management policy. Land Use Policy 52:15-22.
Torres A., J. Brandt, K. Lear and J. Liu. (2016) “Global sand trade is paving the way for a tragedy of the sand commons.” American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco.
Torres A., J. Brandt, and Lear K. (2016) “Telecouplings of Limited Resources: The case of sand.” International Association of Landscape Ecology (IALE), Asheville, NC.
Wood, E. M., J. S. Brandt, A. M. Pidgeon, and V. C. Radeloff. 2015. Habitat-occupancy associations and tree-species use patterns by breeding birds in Tibetan sacred forests. Biodiversity and Conservation 24:129-148
Brandt, J. S., V. Butsic, B. Schwab, T. Kuemmerle, and V. C. Radeloff. 2015. The relative effectiveness of protected areas, a logging ban, and sacred areas for old-growth forest protection in southwest China. Biological Conservation 181:1-8.
Haynes, M. A., K.-J. S. Kung, J. S. Brandt, Y. Yang, and D. M. Waller. 2014. Accelerated climate change and its potential impact on Yak herding livelihoods in the eastern Tibetan plateau. Climatic Change 123:147-160.
Brandt, J. S., C. Nolte, J. Steinberg, and A. Agrawal. 2014. Foreign capital, forest change and regulatory compliance in Congo Basin forests. Environmental Research Letters 9.
Allendorf, T. D., J. S. Brandt, and J. M. Yang. 2014. Local perceptions of Tibetan village sacred forests in northwest Yunnan. Biological Conservation 169:303-310.
Brandt, J. S., M. A. Haynes, T. Kuemmerle, D. M. Waller, and V. C. Radeloff. 2013. Regime shift on the roof of the world: Alpine meadows converting to shrublands in the southern Himalayas. Biological Conservation 158:116-127.
Brandt, J. S., E. M. Wood, A. M. Pidgeon, L.-X. Han, Z. Fang, and V. C. Radeloff. 2013. Sacred forests are keystone structures for forest bird conservation in southwest China's Himalayan Mountains. Biological Conservation 166:34-42.
Brandt, J.S., and E. Bartee. (2012). “The Birds of Shangrila”. Yunnan Minorities Publishing. 266 pp. Interactive pdf: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/263271811_Birds_of_Shangrila
Brandt, J. S., T. Kuemmerle, H. Li, G. Ren, J. Zhu, and V. C. Radeloff. 2012. Using Landsat imagery to map forest change in southwest China in response to the national logging ban and ecotourism development. Remote Sensing of Environment 121:358-369.
Brandt, J. S., and P. A. Townsend. 2006. Land use - land cover conversion, regeneration and degradation in the high elevation Bolivian Andes. Landscape Ecology 21:607-623.