Dr. Shannon McCarragher
Assistant Professor of Geography
Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies Dept.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Research Interests: Conservation Biogeography, GIScience/Cartography, and STEM Education. These realms do at times intertwine to create creative, interdisciplinary research opportunities.
- The Conservation Biogeography realm includes projects that explore abiotic and biotic factors influencing vegetation communities in relation to plant invasion dynamics, biodiversity conservation, restoration, productivity, plant-soil interactions, population genetics, and human-environment interactions – with a specific focus on southeastern US, wetlands, Midwestern oak savannas, and urban/human-dominated environments.
- The GIScience/Cartography realm includes projects that incorporate geospatial analyses, remote sensing, and/or the design, use, and visual communication of geographic information using Geographic Information Systems (e.g. ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS StoryMaps, etc.).
- The STEM Education realm concentrates on research related to (but not limited to): 1) pedagogy – theory, practice, and effectiveness of teaching STEM; 2) gender and STEM – women in science; and 3) STEM literacy – citizen science, public outreach, civic engagement, and K-12 STEM education.
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All are welcome.