In my research I have attempted to integrate insights of landscape ecology and geography with the application of geo-spatial technology to improve our understanding of the structure and function of coupled human-environmental systems at broader landscape to regional scales and then translate that understanding into effective and appropriate techniques to improve 'on-the-ground' natural resource management and land use planning.
Giri, S., N.N. Arbab, R.G. Lathrop**. 2018. Water security assessment of current and Future scenarios through an integrated modeling framework in the Neshanic River Watershed. Journal of Hydrology 563:1025-1041.
Lathrop, R.G., L. Auermuller, J. Herb, and M. Kaplan. 2017. Integrated Assessment of Risk and Vulnerability. The Use of Online Decision-Support Tools to Communicate Coastal Vulnerability and Promote Adaptation Planning. GI_Forum 2017, Issue 1:352-359.
Lathrop, R.G., J. Odell, T. MacDonald, K. Vilacoba, J. Bognar, J. Trimble, C. Bruce, G. Crichton, D. Seminara, J. Herb, M. Campo. 2017. The role of Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal in supporting ocean planning. Frontiers Marine Science 08 August 2017.
Lathrop, R.G., J. Bognar, E. Buenaventura, M. Ciappi, E. Green, T. Belton. 2017. Establishment of marine protected areas to reduce water craft impacts in Barnegat Bay, NJ. Journal of Coastal Research SI 78:277-286.