Dr. Tatiana Loboda

Assistant Professor
Office:   1121 LeFrak Hall     
Telephone:  301-405-8891
FAX:  301-314-9299
Email:  loboda@umd.edu


PhD   Geography, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
MA    Geography, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
BA     Geography/English Language, Moscow State Pedagogical University,                    Moscow, Russia

Research Interests

  • 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/wildlife co-existence and conservation of large carnivores
  • Impact of climate change on arctic ecosystems: implications for the indigenous people and area’s biodiversity
Dr. Tatiana Loboda is an Assistant 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.

Current Research Projects

  • Impacts and Implications of Increased Fire in Tundra Regions of North America
  • Respiratory Health Impacts of Wildlife Particulate Emissions under Climate Change Scenarios
  • Evaluation of habitat availability for large carnivores, under a changing climate and disturbance regime: an Amur Tiger and Amur Leopard case study

Representative Publications

Loboda, T.V., Hoy, E., Giglio, L., Kasischke, E.S. (in press).  Mapping burned area in Alaska using MODIS data: A data limitations-driven modification to the regional burned area algorithm. International Journal of Wildland Fire.

McCarty, J., Korontzi, S., Justice, C., Loboda, T. 2009.  The spatial and temporal distribution of crop residue burning in the contiguous United States.  Science of the Total Environment, 407 (21): 5701-5712.

Loboda, T., 2009.  Modeling Fire Danger in Data-Poor Regions: A case study from the Russian Far East.  International Journal of Wildland Fire, 18 (1): 19-35.

Giglio, L., Loboda, T., Roy, D.P., Quayle, B., Justice, C.O., 2009.  An Active-Fire Based Burned Area Mapping Algorithm for the MODIS Sensor.  Remote Sensing of Environment, 113 (2): 408-420.

McCarty, J., Loboda, T., Trigg, S., 2008.  A hybrid approach to quantifying crop residue burning in the US based on burned area and active fire data.  Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 24 (4): 515-527.

Loboda , T., O’Neal, K.J., Csiszar, I., 2007. Regionally adaptable dNBR based algorithm for burned area mapping from MODIS data.  Remote Sensing of Environment 109: 429 – 442.

Loboda, T. and Csiszar, I., 2007.  Assessing the Risk of Ignition in the Russian Far East within a Modeling Framework of Fire Threat.  Ecological Applications, 17 (3): 791-805.

Loboda, T. and Csiszar, I., 2007.  Reconstruction of Fire Spread within Wildland Fire Events in Northern Eurasia from the MODIS Active Fire Product.  Global and Planetary Change, 56 (3-4): 258-273.