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Michelle researches human-environment relationships, specifically the relationships that play out on the Earth's surface. Her research employes satellite imagery to evaluate and measure human-induced changes to Earth's landscapes. To process satellite imagery, Michelle applies methods from computer science such as machine learning. With this landscape data she is interested in understanding the mechanisms through which humans change landscapes, such as development and land policy.
2017 - M.A. (Geography) Arizona State University, Tempe AZ
2015 - B.A. (Geography) George Washington University, Washington DC
Research Assistant to Dr. Matei Georgescu, ASU SGSUP [2016 - present]
Research Assistant to Big Pixel Initiative University of California, San Diego [Summer 2017]
Research Assistant to Dr. Sanjay Patnaik, George Washington School of Business [2013 - 2015]
Hollings Research Intern, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [Summer 2014]
Research Assistant to Dr. Achim H�ger, School for Field Studies, Atenas, Costa Rica [Summer 2013]
Chhetri, N., Stuhlmacher, M., and Ishtiaque, A., “Nested Pathways to Adaptation”. Environmental Research Communications. (2019) DOI: 10.1088/2515-7620/aaf9f9
Wang, C., Myint, F., Fan, P., Stuhlmacher, M., Yang, J., “The impact of urban expansion on the regional environment in Myanmar: a case study of two capital cities” Landscape Ecology. (2018). pp. 1-18. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-018-0632-1
Clinton, N., Stuhlmacher, M., Miles, A., Uludere, N., Wagner, M., Georgescu, M., Herwig, C., and Gong, P., “Global Geospatial Ecosystem Services Estimate of Urban Agriculture” Earth‘s Future. (2018). DOI: 10.1002/2017EF000536
Goldblatt, R., Stuhlmacher, M., Tellman, B., Clinton, N., Hanson, G., Georgescu, M., Wang, C., Serrano-Candela, F., Khandelwal, A., Cheng, W., and Balling, R. “Mapping Urban Land Cover: A Novel Machine Learning Approach Using Landsat and Nighttime Lights”. Remote Sensing of Environment. (2018), pp. 253-275. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2017.11.026
Häger, A., Fernández Otárola, M., Stuhlmacher, M., Acuña Castillo, R., and Contreras Arias, A. Effects of landscape composition and management on the diversity and structure of tree species assemblages in coffee agroforests. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. (2015), pp. 43-51. DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2014.08.022
[2019-2020] Emeritus Faculty Fellowship, ASU Emeritus College and ASU Graduate College
 Completion Fellowship, ASU Graduate College
 Collaborative Graduate Student Research Grant, Central Arizona Project Long Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER)
 Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) Collaboratory Graduate Student Grant
 Central Arizona Project Long Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) Graduate Student Grant
[2017-2018] Lattie and Elva Coor Building Great Communities Graduate Fellowship
 Global Intensive Experience Scholarship
[2016-2017] Gilbert F. White Fellowship
Stuhlmacher, M., Andrade, R., Turner, B.L. II. (2019). "The Ecological Outcomes of Land System Architecture Change: A Case Study of Riverfront Redevelopment in Tempe, Arizona." Central Arizona-Phoenix LTER Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ. January 11th.
Stuhlmacher, M., Georgescu, M., Goldblatt, R., Gupta, S., Gupta, V., and Clinton, N. (2018). "Urbanization Dynamics in the United States and India: Assessing Growth Patterns from Landsat Time-Series." American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Washington, DC. December 13th.
Stuhlmacher, M., Goldblatt, R., Georgescu, M., Gupta, S., Clinton, M. (2018) "Mapping Urban Landcover with Machine Learning Techniques". Heidelberg Laureate Forum, Heidelberg, Germany. September 27th.
Stuhlmacher, M., Goldblatt, R., Georgescu, M., Clinton, M., Tellman, B., Hanson, G., Khandelwal, A. (2018). 30-meter Resolution Urban Classification in Google Earth Engine. Central Arizona-Phoenix LTER Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ. January 5th.
Stuhlmacher, M., Goldblatt, R., Thai, G., Roy, S. (2017). Quantifying Urbanization and Deforestation Outcomes from Indias National Highways Development Project. Berkeley, CA. September 6th.
Stuhlmacher, M., Georgescu, M., Clinton, N. (2017). Google Earth Engines Utility for Urban Applications. Urban Water Innovation Network Annual Meeting. Fort Collins, CO. July 31st.
Stuhlmacher, M., Goldblatt, R., Tellman, B., Clinton, N., Hanson, G., Georgescu, M., Wang, C., Serrano-Candela, F., Khandelwal, A. (2017). Global Urban Initiative. Google Earth Engine Users Summit. Mountain View, CA. June 12th.
Stuhlmacher, M., Patnaik, S. (2017) The Economic Geography of International Cap and Trade Programs: Evidence from the European Union Trading Scheme. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. April 9th.
Stuhlmacher, M., Wang, C., Georgescu, M., Tellman, E., Balling, B., Clinton, N., Collins, L., Goldblatt, R., and Hanson, G. (2016). Towards a 30m Resolution Times Series of Historical Global Urban Expansion: Exploring Variation in North American Cities. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. December 15th.
Stuhlmacher, M. (2016). Governance and Adaptation: A Case Study of Urban Agriculture in Cubas Special Period. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA April 1st.
Stuhlmacher, M. and Squires, M. (2015). Regional Snowfall Impact, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting: GIS Poster Session, Chicago, IL April 24th.
Stuhlmacher, M. and H�ger, A. (2013). Land-use factors influencing plant similarity between forest and agroforests. Association of American Geographers' Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL April 12th.
College of Liberal Arts and Science Graduate Excellence Award 
Heidelberg Laureate Forum Participant 
Honorable Mention at the Institute for Social Science Research Poster Competition, ASU 
College of Liberal Arts and Science Student Leader Award, ASU 
Udall Scholarship, Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation [2014-2015]
Hollings Scholarship, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [2013-2015]
Robert Campbell Prize, Department of Geography at George Washington University 
Sigelman Undergraduate Research Enhancement Award, University Honors Program, George Washington University 
George Washington Undergraduate Research Enhancement Fund Award 
J.B. & Maurice C. Shapiro Public Service Award, George Washington University 
Association of American Geographers | Phi Beta Kappa | Gamma Theta Upsilon | ASU Graduate and Professional Student Association | Central Arizona Chapter of the Association for Women in Science | American Geophysical Union | US Regional Association for the International Association for Landscape Ecology
[2018-2019] Graduate Representative for SGSUP Diversity and Inclusion Committee
[2016-2019] Steering Committee Member of Graduates in Integrative Society and Environment Research (GISER)
[2018-2019] SGSUP PhD Student Liaison
[2015-2019] Research Grant Reviewer for ASU Graduate and Professional Student Association
[2016-2017] SGSUP Graduate Student President
[2015-2016] SGSUP Colloquium Graduate Student Coordinator