Elena Lioubimtseva

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Title: Associate Professor

Field of Study: Geography and Planning


Office: B-4-202 Mackinac Hall

Phone: 616-331-2874

Email: lioubime@gvsu.edu

Teaches

GPY 410 Landscape Analysis

GPY 412 Global Environmental Change

ENS 201 Introduction to Environmental Studies and Sustainability

Areas of interest: remote sensing, GIS, paleoclimatology, landscape ecology, environmental change in desert environments.

Degrees

Ph.D. Environmental Geography. M.S. Geography (Physical), Moscow State University, Russia.

Professor Lioubimtseva's Publications:

  • Lioubimtseva, E., De Beurs, K. M., & Henebry, G. M. 2013. Grain production trends in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan in the context of the global climate variability and change, Chapter 6. In: Younos, Tamim; Grady, Caitlin A. (Eds.) Climate Change and Water Resources, The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry. Vol. 25, 2013, XVIII, 221 p. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Lioubimtseva, E., Kariyeva, J., and G.M. Henebry. 2012. Climate Change in Turkmenistan. In A. Kostianov and I.S. Zonn (Eds.), The Turkmen Lake Altyn Asir and Water Resources in Turkmenistan, The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry. Berlin,Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Lioubimtseva, E. 2012. Human Dimensions of Climate Change in Arid and Semi-Arid Environments: A Case Study of Post-Soviet Central Asia. Annals of Arid Zone, 47(3-4).
  • Lioubimtseva, E. 2010. Global Food Security and Grain Production Trends in Central Eurasia: Do Models Predict a New Window of Opportunity?. National Social Science Journal, 34(2), 79-92. http://www.nssa.us/journals/nssj_2009-2010_index.htm.
  • Lioubimtseva, E. 2010. Russia's role in the post-2012 climate change policy: key contradictions and uncertainties. Forum on Public Policy, vol.2010, issue 3 (Environment)), on line journal of Oxford Round Table.http://forumonpublicpolicy.com/spring2010.vol2010/spring2010archive/Lioubimtseva.pdf.
  • Lioubimtseva, E. and G.M. Henebry. 2009. Potential impact of climate change on the grain productivity in Central Eurasia: human vulnerability and adaptations. In: Global Changes: Vulnerability, Mitigation, and Adaptation. Sofia university "St. Kliment Ohridski" University Press, Sofia, Bulgaria, pp. 22-27.
  • Lioubimtseva, E. and G.M. Henebry. 2009. Climate and environmental change in arid Central Asia: Impacts, vulnerability, and adaptations. Journal of Arid Environments,73(11): 963-977.
  • Lioubimtseva, E. 2008. Climate Change in Turkmenistan, In S. G. Philander, ed., Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change. New York: SAGE Reference, Golson Books.
  • Lioubimtseva, E. 2007. Possible Changes in the Carbon Budget of Arid and Semi-arid Central Asia Inferred from Landuse/Landcover Analyses during 1981 to 2001. In Rattan Lal, ed., Climate Change and Carbon Sequestration in Central Asia. New York: Taylor and Francis. Pages 441-452.
  • Lioubimtseva E. and R. Cole. 2006. Uncertainties of climate change in arid environments of Central Asia. In R. R. Stickney, ed.,Reviews in Fisheries Science, 14(1-2): 29-50.
  • Lioubimtseva, E. 2005. Environmental changes in arid Central Asia inferred from remote sensing data and ground observations. Arid Ecosystems, 11(26-27): 64-72.
  • Lioubimtseva, E., R. Cole, J. M. Adams, and G. Kapustin. 2005. Impacts of climate and land-cover changes in arid lands of Central Asia. Journal of Arid Environments. Volume 62(2): 285-308.
  • Lioubimtseva E. 2004. Climate Change in Arid Environments: revisiting the past to understand the future. Progress in Physical Geography, 28(14):.525-538.
  • Lioubimtseva E. and J. Adams. 2004.Possible implications of increased carbon dioxide levels and climate change for desert ecosystems. Environmental Management, 33(4): S388-S404.
  • Lioubimtseva E. 2003. An evaluation of VEGETATION-1 imagery for broad-scale landscape mapping of Russia: effects of resolution on landscape pattern. Landscape and Urban Planning, 65(4): 187-200.