Rutherford V. Platt

Rutherford V. Platt is Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Chair of the Environmental Studies Department, and Director of the Geographical Information System laboratory at Gettysburg College. He earned his B.A. in Economics and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College and M.A. and Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Professor Platt studies human and ecological systems to the study of environmental change in the wildlife-urban interface.

Representative Publications

Platt, Rutherford V., et al. “Conservation-induced resettlement as a driver of land cover change in India: An object-based trend analysis.” Applied Geography 69 (2016): 75-86.

Platt, Rutherford V. “Mapping settlements in the wildland–urban interface: A decision tree approach.” The Professional Geographer 64.2 (2012): 262-275.

Platt, Rutherford V., Thomas T. Veblen, and Rosemary L. Sherriff. “Are wildfire mitigation and restoration of historic forest structure compatible? A spatial modeling assessment.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 96.3 (2006): 455-470.

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