Publications

Platt, R.V., M.V. Ogra, R. Badola, S.A. Hussain. 2016. Conservation-induced resettlement as a driver of land use change in India: An object-based trend analysis. Applied Geography. 69:75-86. Download

Platt, R.V. 2014. Wildfire Hazard in the Home Ignition Zone: An object-oriented analysis integrating LiDAR and VHR Satellite Imagery. Applied Geography. 51: 108-117. Download

Sherriff, R.L., R. Platt, T.T. Veblen, T.L. Schoennagel, M.H. Gartner. 2014. Historical, Observed, and Modeled Wildfire Severity in Montane Forests of the Colorado Front Range. PLOS ONE. 9(9). Download

Commito, J.A., A.E. Commito, R.V. Platt, B.M. Grupe, W.E. Dow, N.J. Gownaris, K.A. Reeves, and A.M. Vissichelli. 2014. Recruitment facilitation and spatial pattern formation in soft-bottom mussel beds. Ecosphere. 5(12).  Download

Walter, J.A. and R.V. Platt. 2013. Multi-temporal analysis reveals that predictors of mountain pine beetle infestation change during outbreak cycles. Forest Ecology and Management. 302: 308-318. Download

Platt, R.V. 2012. Mapping Settlements in the Wildland Urban Interface: A Decision Tree Approach. Professional Geographer. 62(2): 262-275. Download

Platt, R.V., T. Schoennagel, T.T Veblen, R.L. Sherriff. 2011. Modeling Wildfire Potential in Residential Parcels: A Case Study of the North-Central Colorado Front Range. Landscape and Urban Planning. 102: 117-126. Download

Platt, R. V. 2010. The Wildland-Urban Interface: Evaluating the Definition Effect. Journal of Forestry 108(1): 9-15. Download

Platt, R.V. and T. Schoennagel. 2009. An object-oriented approach to assessing changes in tree cover in the Colorado Front Range 1938-1999. Forest Ecology and Management. 258: 1342-1349. Download

Platt, R.V. and T. Schoennagel. Have forests really become denser? An object-oriented case study of a key premise in wildfire policy. GEOBIA 2008 – Pixels, Objects, Intelligence: Geographic Object Based Image Analysis for the 21st Century, conference proceedings. August 6-7, 2008. Calgary, Canada. Download

Platt, R.V., T.T. Veblen, R.L. Sherriff.  2008. A Spatial Model of Mechanical Thinning Location and Forest Management Outcomes in the Wildland-Urban Interface.  Natural Hazards Review. 9(4): 199-208. Download

Platt, R.V. and L.M. Rapoza.  2008An evaluation of an object-oriented paradigm for land use/land cover classification. Professional Geographer. 60(1): 87-100. Download

Platt, R.V., T.T. Veblen, R.L. Sherriff.  2006. Are Wildfire Mitigation and Restoration of Historic Forest Structure Compatible?  A Spatial Modeling Assessment. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 93(3): 455-470. Download

Platt, R.V. 2006.  A Model of Land Use Change and Wildfire Mitigation.  Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design. 33: 749-765. Download

Platt, R.V. and F.H. Goetz. 2004.  A Comparison of AVIRIS and Landsat for Land Use Classification at the Urban Fringe.  Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. 70(7): 813-819. Download

Platt, R.V. 2004. Local and Global Analysis of Fragmentation in a Colorado Mountain Region. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment.  101: 207-218. Download