Kim C. Diver
Kim is a geographer who applies GIS to a range of issues such as climate change and social justice. Her main research program combines fieldwork and GIS to examine the influence of human-environment interactions and global environmental change on spatiotemporal distributions of insular plant species. Archipelagoes studied by her research team include islands in the Great Lakes and the Pacific Ocean (Panama). Dr. Diver has over twenty years of university teaching experience prior to joining the University of Michigan.
- Kaplan, A.W., Diver, K., Sandin, K.J., & Mill, S.K. 2019. Homeless interactions with the built environment: A spatial pattern language of abandoned housing. Urban Science, 3, 1-15.
- Diver, K. 2017. Dendrochronological analysis of insular forest stands in relation to climate and water-level fluctuations in the Great Lakes. In Proceedings of the Thirtieth Annual Keck Research Symposium in Geology (R. Varga, ed.), 7 pp.
- Diver, K. 2014. Potential effects of water-level changes on island ecosystems: a GIS spatiotemporal analysis of shoreline configuration. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Annual Keck Research Symposium in Geology (R. Varga, ed.), 7 pp.
- Diver, K. 2013. GIS-based service learning at Wesleyan University: contributing to the quality of open space in South central Connecticut. GeoFocus, 6, 6.
- Kyne, A. & Diver, K. 2012. Climate change and autumn colors in New England’s forests. The Northeastern Geographer, 4, 34-53.
- Diver, K. 2010. Beyond area and isolation: forest dynamics and change in plant species richness patterns on islands. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 100, 1110-1127.
- Diver, K. 2008. Not as the crow flies: assessing effective isolation for island biogeographical analysis. Journal of Biogeography, 35, 1040-1048.
PhD, Syracuse University (geography)
MA, Syracuse University (geography)
BA, Carthage College (geography, graphic design)