Amanda Hoffman-Hall earned her PhD in Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland College Park in 2020. She works as the Geographical Sciences Director of Undergraduate Studies while also instructing GEOG212: Career Planning, GEOG201: Geography of Environmental Systems, GEOG306: Quantitative Methods, and GEOG441: The Coastal Ocean. Her research focuses on algorithm development for satellite mapping of land cover and land use change, spatial epidemiology and prediction of infectious disease risk, and population and human settlement mapping. She is passionate about undergraduate education and ensuring that every Geographical Sciences major achieves a fulfilling post-graduate career.
Her dissertation research investigated the influence of landscape on individual malaria risk for a remote population in Myanmar. She has served as a research assistant studying land cover and land use change in Northern Eurasia under the combined drivers of climate and socio-economic transformation as well as studied the synthesis of forest growth, response to wildfires, and carbon storage of Russian forests. She has authored publications in the journals GeoHealth, Remote Sensing of Environment, Remote Sensing, and Environmental Research Letters. She has also studied the impact of climate change on the forest pathogen Phytophthora cinnamomi in northeastern US forests, for which she was awarded two UMD BSOS Dean's Research Initiative Grants.
Amanda received her Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from the University of Oklahoma, where she was a coxswain for the Women's D1 Rowing Team. In her spare time, she enjoys cheering on the Washington Nationals & Oklahoma Sooners, attending concerts, attempting not to pass out while doing CrossFit, and traveling with her children and husband.
Chen, D., Shevade, V., Baer, A., He, J., Hoffman-Hall, A., Ying, Q., Li, Y., & Loboda, T.V. (2021). A disease control-oriented land cover land use map for Myanmar. Data, 6, 63 https://doi.org/10.3390/data6060063
Hoffman-Hall, A., Puett, R., Silva, J.A., Chen, D., Baer, A., Han, K., Han, Z., Thi, A., Htay, T., Thein, Z, Aung, P., Plowe, C. Nyunt, M., Loboda, T.V. (2020). Contextualizing Malaria Exposure in Myanmar by Combining Satellite-Derived Land Cover and Use Observations with Field Surveys. GeoHealth. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GH000299
Bergen, K., Loboda, T., Sun, G., Newell, J., Kharuk, V., Hitztaler, S., Johnson, T., Hoffman-Hall, A., Ouyang, W., Park, K., Fort, C. (2020). Long-term trends in anthropogenic land use in Siberia and the Russian Far East: A case study synthesis from Landsat. Environmental Research Letters, 15, 105007. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab98b7
Hoffman-Hall, A., Loboda, T. V., Hall, J. V., Carroll, M. L., & Chen, D. (2019). Mapping remote rural settlements at 30 m spatial resolution using geospatial data-fusion. Remote Sensing of Environment, 233, 111386. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2019.111386
Jacquelyn K Shuman, J.K., Foster, A.C., Shugart, H.H., Hoffman-Hall, A., Krylov, A., Loboda, T.V., Ershov, D., and Sochilova, E. (2017). Fire disturbances and climate change: implications for Russian forests. Environmental Research Letters, 12(3). https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aa5eed
Chen, D., Loboda, T.V., Hoffman-Hall, A., Channan, S., (2014). Long-term record of sampled disturbances in Northern Eurasian boreal forest from pre-2000 Landsat data. Remote Sensing, 6: 6020-6038. doi:10.3390/rs6076020
Chen, Dong; Baer, Allison; He, Jiaying; Hoffman-Hall, Amanda; Shevade, Varada; Ying, Qing; Loboda, Tatiana V (2020): Land cover land use map for Myanmar at 30-m resolution for 2016. PANGAEA, https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.921126
Loboda, T.V., J.V. Hall, A.H. Hall, and V.S. Shevade. 2017. ABoVE: Cumulative Annual Burned Area, Circumpolar High Northern Latitudes, 2001-2015. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1526
Chen, D., T.V. Loboda, S. Channan, and A. Hoffman-Hall. 2015. Russian Boreal Forest Disturbance Maps Derived from Landsat Imagery, 1984-2000. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1294