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Barbara J. Andersen

Urban and Regional Planning, Environmental Geography
Dow Science Complex 287
  • ​Ph.D., University of Idaho, 2008
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002
  • MLA, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 1990
  • BSLA, Iowa State University, 1981
​Teaching Areas
Land Use Planning (GEO 530 and 531), Environmental Geography (GEO 120QR)
Research Fields
Open Space Planning, Landscape History, Urban Water Conservation
​​Selected Publications
  • Van Dijk, Terry and Andersen, Barbara J.  2009. Government or market: competing ideals in American metropolitan regions. In van der Valk, A.J.J. and van Dijk, T. (Eds.). Regional Planning for Open Space. London: Routledge, pp. 125-150.
  • Andersen, Barbara J. 2008. Research in the Journal Landscape Ecology, 1987-2005. Landscape Ecology 23:129-134.
  • Mahler, Robert L., Shafii, Bahman, Hollenhorst, Steven and Andersen, Barbara J.  2008. Public Perceptions on the Ideal Balance between Natural Resource Protection and Use in the Western USA.  Journal of Extension 46(1). Available at
  • Andersen, Barbara J. 2007. The Effect of the Attitude Concept, Public Education Campaigns, Social Discourse and Socio-demographic Factors on Water Conservation Behaviors in Residential Landscapes. Proceedings of the 7th International Association of Landscape Ecology World Congress: 102-103. Wageningen, The Netherlands.
  • Andersen, Barbara J. 2006. The Shift from Centralized Regional Planning to Diverse, Decentralized Planning. Proceedings of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture:7-11. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Andersen, Barbara J. 2005. The History of the Tension Zone Concept in the Great Lakes Region. The Michigan Botanist 44(3):127-138.
  • Andersen, Barbara J., Crow, Thomas R., Lietz, Sue M. and Stearns, Forest. 1996. Transformation of a Landscape in the Upper Mid-west, USA: The History of the Lower St. Croix River Valley, 1830-present. Landscape & Urban Planning 35:247-267.