Assistant Professor of Geography and Environment
University of Richmond
Stephanie Spera’s research focuses on using remotely-sensed data, spatial statistics, climate models, and other tools to analyze tradeoffs in ecosystem services. Much of her previous work has focused on mapping and understanding the socioeconomic drivers and consequences of land-clearing for large-scale agricultural expansion along the eastern Amazon/Cerrado boundary in Brazil. She also has projects in Richmond, Virginia, Acadia National Park, and the transboundary region of the Peruvian-Brazilian Amazon. Currently an Assistant Professor of Geography and Environment at the University or Richmond, Bachelors in Earth and Planetary Science from Washington University in St. Louis, and PhD in Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Science from Brown University.