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Amber Ignatius

Title: Assistant Professor of Geography and Geospatial Science

Office: Watkins 176, Gainesville
Areas of Expertise: Geography and Geospatial Science

Courses Taught

  • GEOG 1111K - Introduction to Physical Geography
  • GEOG 1102 - World Regional Geography


  • Ph.D., Geography, University of Georgia, 2015
  • M.S., Geography, Florida State University, 2009
  • B.S., History and Anthropology, Florida State University, 2005

Research/Special Interests

  • Geography
  • GIS
  • Remote Sensing
  • Water Resources
  • Cartography
  • Data Visualization


Ignatius, A.R., Jones, J.W. High Resolution Water Body Mapping for SWAT Evaporative Modeling in the Upper Oconee Watershed of Georgia, USA. Forthcoming submission to Hydrological Processes.

Clark, J., Schaeffer, B., Darling, J., Urquhart, E., Johnston, J., Ignatius, A.R., Myer, M., Loftin, K., Werdell, J., Stumpf, R. Satellite Monitoring of Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Bloom Frequency in Recreational Waters and Drinking Water Sources. Ecological Indicators. Vol 80, 84–95.

Ignatius, A.R., Rasmussen, T.C. Small Reservoir Effects on Headwater Water Quality in the Rural-Urban Fringe, Georgia Piedmont, USA. 2016. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies.

Ignatius, A.R., Wolfe, K., Parmar, R., Flaishans, J., Harwell, L., Yee, S., Purucker, T., Galvin, M. 2016. Interoperable Software Development for Data Discovery, Integration, and Evaluation: Human WellBeing Index (HWBI) REST API. Proceedings of the 8th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, Toulouse, France.

Flaishans, J., Galvin, M., Ignatius, A.R., Kuan, C., Laniak, G.F., Wolfe, K., Purucker, T. 2016. Environmental models as a service: Enabling interoperability through RESTful endpoints and API documentation. Proceedings of the 8th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, Toulouse, France.

Parmar, R., Johnston, J.M., Galvin, M., Ignatius, A.R., Foley, C. 2016. Watershed Economic Data Inter-Operability System. Proceedings of the 8th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, Toulouse, France.

Ignatius, A.R., Rasmussen, T.C. 2015. Small Reservoir Impacts on Stream Water Quality in Agricultural, Developed, and Forested Watersheds: Georgia Piedmont, USA. Proceedings of the 2015 Georgia Water Resources Conference, Athens, GA.

Ignatius, A.R., Jones, J.W. 2014. Small Reservoir Distribution, Rate of Construction, and Uses in the Upper and Middle Chattahoochee Basins of the Georgia Piedmont, USA, 19502010.
ISPRS International Journal of GeoInformation. 3(2): 460480.

Ignatius, A.R., Stallins, T.A. 2011. Assessing Spatial Hydrological Data Integration to Characterize Geographic Trends in Small Reservoirs in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin. Southeastern Geographer. 51(3): 371393.

Work Experience

  • United States Environmental Protection Agency, ORISE Postdoctoral Fellow, August 2015-August 2017.
  • United States Geological Survey, Pathways Geographer, Summers 2011-July 2015.
  • Florida Natural Areas Inventory (NatureServe), Environmental GIS Analyst Oct 2006-July 2009.

Personal Information

My favorite things about working in North Georgia are running, hiking and enjoying the beautiful southern Blue Ridge mountains.

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