Soil ecology and biogeochemistry
Biophysical remote sensing
Ph.D. Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Expected 2013.
Advisor: Dr. Erika Marín-Spiotta.
M.Sc. Department of Geography, San Diego State University. 2009.
Thesis: An analysis of land-use change in the Tijuana River Watershed, 1994-2006.
Advisor: Dr. Kathleen Farley Wolf.
B.A. Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego. 2004.
Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur. Latin American Studies: History, Society,
and Ecology of the Baja Peninsula. 2007. No degree.
Research and Teaching Appointments.
Research Assistant. Multi-scale consequences of diversity in agricultural ecosystems - Kellogg
Biological Research Station with Dr. Erika Marín-Spiotta, Department of Geography,
UW-Madison. Summer 2010 - Present.
Project Assistant. Tropical Carbon Project with Dr. Lisa Naughton and Dr. Erika
Marín-Spiotta, Department of Geography, UW-Madison. Spring 2010.
Teaching Assistant. Introduction to Physical Geography, Department of Geography, UW-Madison.
Research Assistant. Policy drivers of land-use change along the U.S.- Mexico border with
Dr. Kathleen Farley Wolf, Department of Geography, San Diego State University. 2008-2009.
Research Assistant. Land cover following rapid urbanization on the US–Mexico border with
Dr. Trent Biggs, Department of Geography, San Diego State University. 2007-2008.
Farley Wolf, K.A., L. Ojeda-Revah, E.E. Atkinson, B.R. Eaton-Gonzales. 2012. Changes in land use,
land tenure, and landscape fragmentation in the Tijuana River Watershed following reform of
the ejido sector. Land Use Policy 29: 187-197.
Atkinson, E.E. and E. Marín-Spiotta. 2010. Tropical Land Use Change and Soil Carbon: Implications
for REDD Policies. Land Tenure Center Policy Policy Brief, No. 12.
Biggs, T.W., E.E. Atkinson, R.L. Powell, L. Ojeda-Revah. 2010. Physical characteristics of urban
Tijuana, using multiple endmember spectral mixture analysis. Landscape and Urban
Planning. Landscape and Urban Planning 96: 78-87.
Attendee. Soil metagenomics workshop. Argonne National Labs. Bloomingdale, IL. 2011.
Session Chair. "Soil carbon and land-use change in the tropics: an updated meta-analysis."
Session: Land-Use Change and Ecosystem Services. Association of American Geographers.
Seattle, WA. 2011.
Presenter. "Linking land use and policy: San Diego's Multiple Species Conservation Program."
Session: Land Use Along the U.S.- Mexico Border. Association of Pacific Coast Geographers.
San Diego, CA. 2009.
Attendee. Association of American Geographers. Boston, MA. 2008.
Presenter. San Diego State University Annual Student Research Symposium. San Diego, CA. 2008.
Attendee. Association of Pacific Coast Geographers. Long Beach, CA. 2007.
Seminar: Special Study with Dr. Kathleen Farley Wolf.
Seminar: Object-based classification for remote sensing with Dr. Doug Stow.