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Brent Chamberlain

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LAEP

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Go toOffice Location: FAV 260
DialPhone: 435-797-0213
SendEmail: brent.chamberlain@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Forestry, (GIS; Env. Plan. and Psych.), University of British Columbia, 2011
MS, Forestry, (GIS; Visualization), University of British Columbia, 2007
BA, Computer Science, (Information Systems), Pacific Lutheran University, 2002
BBA, Business Administration, (Information Systems), Pacific Lutheran University, 2002

Biography

My research and teaching combines geovisualization, information visualization, GIS and environmental psychology to conduct scientific inquiry, facilitate decision making, and improve communication of scientific information. My research interests are in digital modeling (gaming, virtual reality, animation/video, 2D/3D/4D medium) related to representation of landscapes, geovisual analytics of landscape change and processes, landscape ecology, environmental psychology, landscape computation and visualization (e.g. simulation and cartographic).


Teaching Interests

Environmental Planning; Geospatial Analysis & GIScience; Immersive Geovisualization

Research Interests

Environmental Psychology (Spatial Memory, Wayfinding, Environmental Design, Nature and Affect); Cultural Ecosystem Services (Aesthetics Methods of Forests and Public Lands); Geovisualization (Sea-Level Rise, Natural Disasters, Future Visioning, Urban Development, Virtual & Augmented Reality); Decision Making (Preference Elicitation, Information Visualization, Group Processes); Urban Form and Health (Smart Cities and applications of Machine Learning); Check out the Visualization, Instrumentation and Virtual Interaction Design (VIVID) Laboratory for more information, grants, current and past students and opportunities! Click on the website link under the profile picture.

Publications - Abstracts

  • Chamberlain, B., (2019). Konza Studio: A pedagogical retrospective. Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture
  • Chamberlain, B., (2018). Cross-cultural, cross-modal and cross-species' spatial perception and action in virtual and real environments . Cognitive Process
  • Chamberlain, B., (2017). A Spatially Explicit Classification Model for Affective Computing in Built Environments: Proceedings of the 7th AAAC International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2017) Workshops and Demos.
  • Chamberlain, B., (2016). Taxation Policies and Financing Street Maintenance: Kansas American Planning Association.
  • Chamberlain, B., (2016). Your Environment and You: Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. *
  • Chamberlain, B., (2014). Interactive Visualization for Decision Making in Sewage Management: International Water Association Specialist Conference: Sustainable Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery.
  • Chamberlain, B., (2012). Visualization for complex decision making – with applications in sustainability: Vancouver Institute for Visual Analytics, Face-To-Face VIII. *
  • Chamberlain, B., (2011). Supporting Communities in the Selection of Suitable Waste Water Alternatives: U21 workshop on Water Reuse. *
  • Chamberlain, B., (2006). Towards a digital atlas of permanent preservation forest areas for the Brazilian Amazon: In Proceedings of the Twelfth International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. *
  • Chamberlain, B., (2006). Visualizing natural disturbances: implications for assessing public perceptions of salvage and recovery operations: In Proceedings of the Twelfth International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. *
  • Chamberlain, B., (2019). Konza StudioVR: Developing the virtual reality environment. Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture
  • Chamberlain, B., (2018). An Evaluation and Comparison of Spatial Memory Assessments: 59th Annual Meeting of Psychonomics.
  • Chamberlain, B., (2018). Cue the space: the role of landmarks and navigational aids in spatial memory and recall: ICSC – 7th International Conference on Spatial Cognition.
  • Chamberlain, B., (2018). Measuring Urban Health and Environmental Affect Using Mobile Sensors: Environmental Design Research Association.
  • Chamberlain, B., (2018). Designing Spaces in a World of GPS: ASLA Central States. *
  • Chamberlain, B., (2018). Stress Recovery by Exposure to Nature in Virtual Reality: Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.
  • Chamberlain, B., (2018). Virtual Konza Prairie: ASLA Central States. *
  • Chamberlain, B., (2017). Visualizing Landscape Impacts: The development and application of a new spatial analysis tool: Visual Resource Stewardship Conference.
  • Chamberlain, B., (2017). An Evaluation of the Influence of Nature on Stress and Arousal Using Wearables: Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.
  • Chamberlain, B., (2017). The Public’s Perception of Air Pollution in China: Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.
  • Chamberlain, B., (2017). Geovisualization of Coastal Climate Change: Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. *
  • Chamberlain, B., (2017). Immersive Visualization: a conduit for exploring perceptions of the environment: Aesthesia: Showcasing the future of immersive technologies for science, storytelling, design and gaming. *
  • Chamberlain, B., (2016). Visualization and Simulation for Urban Planning: Kansas American Planning Association. *
  • Chamberlain, B., (2016). Using 3D Visualizations to Investigate Perceptions of Streetscape Design: Digital Landscape Architecture.
  • Chamberlain, B., (2016). 3D/4D Visualization, Representation and Photorealism to support scientific exploration and communication: Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. *
  • Chamberlain, B., (2016). Landscape Visualization in Gaming Environments: Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.
  • Chamberlain, B., (2015). Landscape Planning and the Human Perspective: A visual quality analysis method: Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.
  • Chamberlain, B., (2015). Little Apple Meets a Big Pickle: Addressing a major increase in public transit ridership: Quad State American Planning Association. *
  • Chamberlain, B., (2015). A Spatially Explicit Analysis of Ecosystem Services in Clayoquot Sound, BC: Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. *
  • Chamberlain, B., (2015). Mapping Cultural Ecosystem Services and Aesthetics to Inform Landscape Planning Decisions: Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.
  • Chamberlain, B., (2014). Using and Designing a Database: Kansas Association of Mappers Conference. *
  • Chamberlain, B., (2014). A New Visibility Analysis Toolset: ESRI International User's Conference. *
  • Chamberlain, B., (2014). Developing the Gap Analysis Tool for Outdoor Recreation: A Case Study in Vancouver, Canada: Digital Landscape Architecture.
  • Chamberlain, B., (2013). A Planning Tool for Natural Resource Management in Scenic Landscapes: ESRI International User's Conference. *
  • Chamberlain, B., (2012). A GIS Tool for Managing Visual Quality in British Columbia: ESRI International User's Conference. *
  • Chamberlain, B., (2012). Comparing Scenic Quality of North American Highway Drives: ESRI International User's Conference. *
  • Chamberlain, B., (2012). Designing Sustainable Wastewater Systems: Generating Design Alternatives: 3rd International Conference on Computational Sustainability.
  • Chamberlain, B., (2012). Designing Sustainable Wastewater Systems: Visual, Interactive Preference Elicitation: 3rd International Conference on Computational Sustainability.
  • Chamberlain, B., (2012). Measuring the Visible Effects of Harvesting: Calculating Percent Alteration: ESRI International User's Conference. *
  • Chamberlain, B., (2012). New Geographical Information Systems tools for Scenery Management: National Association of Environmental Professionals.
  • Chamberlain, B., (2011). Improving the Viewshed Analysis: the human-centric alternative: ESRI International User's Conference. *
  • Chamberlain, B., (2011). The Landscape Through Time: a design approach for GIS-based evaluation criteria: 48th International Federation of Landscape Architects World Congress.
  • Chamberlain, B., (2011). The Multidimensional Viewshed: A Visualization Technique for Landscape Planning: The 2011 American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. *
  • Chamberlain, B., (2011). Exploring the Implications of Permanent Preservation Areas in Brazil: International Development Research Network Research Conference. *
  • Chamberlain, B., (2009). Mapping the Amazon Basin Hydrography: An Automated Approach: ESRI International User's Conference. *
  • Chamberlain, B., (2008). Visual aesthetics and forest harvest design: an automated approach: ESRI International User’s Conference. *
  • Chamberlain, B., (2007). Delineating Permanent Preservation Areas in Brazil: GIS in the Rockies Conference. *
  • Chamberlain, B., (2006). Designing Variable Retention Using Harvest and Retention Planner (HaRP): ESRI International User’s Conference. *
  • Chamberlain, B., (2006). The effects of surrounding landscape character on an individual’s community preferences: In Proceedings of the Twelfth International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. *
  • Chamberlain, B., (2005). Visualizing International Deforestation Trajectories Using ArcGIS: ESRI International User Conference 2005. ESRI *
  • Chamberlain, B., (2001). E-Commerce & Technology Management Center: Bridging PLU and the Internet Economy: What’s in IT for you, PLU School of Business Conference on Information Technology. *

Publications - Books & Book Chapters

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        Publications - MultiMedia

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              Scheduled Teaching

              LAEP 3400 - Advanced Geospatial Analysis and Visualization, Spring 2019

              LAEP 6200 - Bioregional Analysis and Planning, Fall 2018

              LAEP 6200 - Bioregional Analysis and Planning, Fall 2018


              Graduate Students Mentored

              Rebecca Thorpe, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, January 2019
              Meredith Andrus, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, August 2018
              Tiffany Woods, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, August 2018