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Jessica Salo

Jessica Salo

Department Chair & Associate Professor

Geography, GIS, and Sustainability
College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Contact Information

(970) 351-2777
Cand 2200B
Office Hours
Tuesday 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Wednesday 1:30 - 3:30 pm or by appointment
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
Department of Geography & GIS
Campus Box 115
Greeley, CO 80639


PhD, Ecology, Colorado State University
MA, Geography, Appalachian State University
BA, Geography, State University of New York at Geneseo

Professional/Academic Experience

Other Experience

Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP), number 00058136

Research/Areas of Interest

Geographic Information Systems (GIS), landscape ecology, riparian ecosystems, land use change, physical geography, Western North America

Publications/Creative Works

Von Fischer, J.C., D. Cooley, S. Chamberlain, A. Gaylord, C.J. Grienbenow, S.P. Hamburg, J. Salo, R. Schumacher, D. Theobald, J. Ham. 2017. Rapid, vehicle-based identification of location and magnitude of urban natural gas pipeline leaks. Environmental Science & Technology. 51(7): 4091-4099. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b06095

Klein, P., K. Barton, J. Salo, J. Lee, T. Vowles. 2019. Conveying geographic concepts through issues-based inquiry. Handbook for Teaching and Learning Geography. Edward Elgar Publishing. UK.

Mockrin, M.H., S.E. Reed, L. Pejchar, J. Salo. 2017. Balancing housing growth and land conservation: Conservation development preserves private lands near protected areas. Landscape and Urban Planning. 157: 598-607. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2016.09.015

Salo, J., D. Theobald, and T. Brown. 2016. Evaluation of methods for delineating potential riparian zones in semi-arid mountain regions of the Western United States. Journal of American Water Resource (JAWRA)   1-16. DOI: 10.1111/1752-1688.12414

Salo, J. and D. Theobald. 2016. A multi-scale, hierarchical model to estimate riparian zones. River Research and Applications DOI: 10.1002/rra.3019

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