Towards best practices for assessing land use change with data and imagery

Jennifer Dunn

Argonne National Laboratory

Dr Jennifer B. Dunn is an analyst in the Systems Assessment Section of the Energy Systems Division at Argonne National Laboratory and the Director of Research of the Northwestern-Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering. She is a Research Associate Professor at Northwestern University in Chemical and Biological Engineering.  Jennifer investigates life cycle energy consumption and environmental impacts of advanced transportation and fuel technologies, including biofuels and battery-powered electric drive vehicles.  Prior to her current position, Jennifer led life cycle analysis projects in the United States for URS Corporation and supported mobile source emission reduction programs at the United States Environmental Protection Agency. She holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan.


Recently, examinations of land use change (LUC) from agricultural expansion into native grasslands and forests have employed data such as the Cropland Data Layer (CDL) and the National Land Cover Data (NLCD). Some of these... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Jennifer Dunn (Argonne National Laboratory)
  2. Dylan Merz (Genscape, Inc.)
  3. Ken Copenhaver (Genscape, Inc.)
  4. Steffen Mueller (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Topic Areas

• Open source data, big data, data mining and industrial ecology , • Sustainable energy systems


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