Qualifications Emphasis in Arctic Plant Ecology - University of Colorado, USA Environmental Conservation - University of Colorado, USA Assistant Professor Auerbach teaches introductory Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Her teaching philosophy revolves around helping students learn to see the world differently, and to reflect on what they know and why they believe it to be true. Her classes reflect a hands-on approach to learning, and emphasize real-world applications of the technologies that support geospatial thinking. She has worked at scientific institutions implementing the strength of GIS in spatial analysis, mapping, and information presentation for almost 25 years, and has used GIS in research ranging from the Arctic to the Sub-Tropics. She has professional GIS and spatial analysis experience including documenting baseline plant and animal distributions for Long Term Ecological Research in Alpine environments, conducting spatial analysis of human-induced ecosystem disturbances in Arctic Alaska, and mapping circumpolar Arctic vegetation. She has also managed an Oracle spatial database, and has implemented Web-enabled maps and data access for monitoring global ocean climate measurements. Recently, she has used GIS in visualizing Australasian turtle migration, and for preparing biogenic emission data for modelling an air pollution assessment of Queensland. Assistant Professor Auerbach sees the human race as stewards of the Planet Earth, and envisions spatial analysis as a means for creating solutions to address some of the many challenges in sustainability that we face today.
The generative potential of community-based geographic information systems (with Dirk Hovorka), Positive design and appreciative construction: From sustainable development to sustainable value (2010)
Building Community Sustainability with Geographic Information Systems (with Dirk S. Hovorka), AMCIS 2010 Proceedings (2010)
Conceptualization of Green IS must look beyond the limited horizon of profit-driven corporate sustainability to...