Tatiana V. Loboda

Associate Professor

Dr. Tatiana Loboda is an Associate Professor at the Geography Department of the University of Maryland at College Park. Her research interests include wildland fire, biodiversity, climate change, and their interactions with other human and physical factors on the landscape. Her research is mostly focused on boreal forest and tundra biomes, although she has also been involved in studies of temperate and tropical ecosystems. Dr. Loboda uses remote sensing and modeling to study fire extent and impact on ecosystems, biodiversity, and human health in the present and to develop potential scenarios of climate-induced changes of these systems in the future. This research is focused on developing deeper understanding of potential impact of climate change on future quality of life and overall habitability of the planet.

Areas of Interest:
  • Multi-scale impacts of socio-economic and environmental factors on wildland fire occurrence and its characteristics
  • Impacts of land use and land cover change on human health
  • Impact of climate change on arctic ecosystems: implications for the indigenous people and area’s biodiversity
Degrees
  • BA Geography/English, Moscow Pedagogical State University, Moscow Russia, 1995
  • Ph.D Geography, University of Maryland, College Park MD, 2008
  • MA Geography, University of Maryland, College Park MD, 2004
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
GEOG671 Remote Sensing Instruments and Observtions Fall 2015 Syllabus
GEOG372 Remote Sensing Spring 2015
GEOG472 Remote Sensing: Digital Processing and Analysis Fall 2014 Syllabus
Professional Associate Editor for the International Journal of Wildland Fire
Former Students
  • Alexandra Cockerham
    Intern at the University Maryland School of Medicine
1121 LeFrak Hall
Department of Geographical Sciences
Phone: (301) 405-8891
Email: loboda@umd.edu
Office Hours:
Tuesday 3-4 pm