I try to keep this as updated as possible but often times forget. A full list of my publications can be found on my google scholar page and research gate.


Education

Ph.D. College of Public Service and Community Solutions, Arizona State University - (expected completion May 2019)

M.S. College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science, Oregon State University - 2014

B.S. College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science, Oregon State University - 2012


Experience/Projects

Current -

Arizona State University College of Public Service and Community Solutions - Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant 

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory - Post-Graduate Research Fellow

2014 -

Oregon State University Mathematics Department - Graduate Research Assistant

2012 - 2014 -

Oregon State University College of Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Science - Graduate Research Assistant

Dimension of Biodiversity Distributed Graduate Seminar (DBDGS) - GIS lead, Oregon State University

2012 -

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory - Research Fellow

2011 -

Oregon State University College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science - Data Analyst, Cartography Lab


Refereed Journal Articles

2018

Nelson, J.R., Grubesic, T.H., (2018). The Implications of Oil Exploration off the Gulf Coast of Florida. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 6(2), 30.

Nelson, J.R.; Grubesic, T.H. (2018). Environmental Justice: A Panoptic Overview Using Scientometrics. Sustainability, 10, 1022.

Nelson, J.R., Grubesic, T.H., Sim, L., Rose, K., (2018). A Geospatial Evaluation of Oil Spill Impact Potential on Coastal Tourism in the Gulf of Mexico, Computers Environment and Urban Systems, 68, 26-36. 

Grubesic, T. H., Wallace, D., Chamberlain, A. W., & Nelson, J. R. (2018). Using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for remotely sensing physical disorder in neighborhoods. Landscape and Urban Planning, 169, 148-159.

2017

Nelson, J.R, Grubesic, T. (2017), Current State of the Art in Oil Spill Risk and Impact Assessments. Progress in Physical Geography

Nelson, J.R., Grubesic, T.H., Sim, L., Rose, K., (2017) A Geospatial Evaluation of Oil Spill Impact Potential on Coastal Tourism in the Gulf of Mexico, Computers Environment and Urban Systems

Grubesic, T., Wei, R., & Nelson, J. (2017). Optimizing Oil Spill Cleanup Efforts: A Tactical Approach and Evaluation Framework. Marine Pollution Bulletin.

Nelson, J.R., Grubesic, T.H., A Repeated Sampling Method for Oil Spill Impact Uncertainty and Interpolation. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.  DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.01.014

2015

Grubesic, Tony; Nelson, Jake. “Spatial Analysis.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Geography. Ed. Barney Warf. New York: Oxford University Press. 2015

Piacenza, S. E., Thurman  L., Barner A., Benkwitt  C., Boersma K.  , Cerny-Chipman  E., Ingeman  K., Kindinger T., Lindsley  A. J., Nelson  J., Reimer J., Rowe  J., Shen C., Thompson  K., and Heppell S. Evaluating Temporal Consistency in Marine Biodiversity Hotspots. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0133301. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133301

Nelson, J.R., Grubesic, T.H., Sim, L., Rose, K., Graham, J., Approach for Assessing Coastal Vulnerability to Oil Spills for Prevention and Readiness Using GIS and the Blowout and Spill Occurrence Model. Ocean & Coastal Management. 112(0), 1-11

2014

Nelson, J.R., Bauer, J.R., and Rose, K., 2014 Assessment of Geographic Setting on Oil Spill Impact Severity in the United States - Insights from Two Key Spill Events in Support of Risk Assessment for Science-Based Decision Making. Journal of Sustainable Energy Engineering. 2 (2), 152-165


Presentations

2018

Nelson, J., Wei, R., Grubesic, T., Spatial Optimization to Enhance Oil Spill Damage Control. Session 051 Modeling Anthropogenic Hazards. AAG Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. April 10 – 14.

Nelson, J., Kim, Y., Grubesic, T., Exploring the Potential Consequences of Drone Use Regulations from a Social Justice Perspective. Session SA10.30.16 Scalar Planning, Scenarios, Building Codes, and Social Justice, Urban Affairs Association, Toronto, ON. April 4 – 7.

Grubesic, T., Wei, R., Nelson, J., A Geographic Perspective for Protecting Sensitive Coastal Areas with Exclusion Booms During Oil Spill Events. Session RSP-004 Biological Aspects and Recovery and Operational Methods, GOMOSES, New Orleans, LA. February 5 – 8.

Nelson, J. Where it’s been and where it’s going: An Inquiry into Environmental Justice Research through Citation Analysis, Session 3 Nonprofits, Justice and Sustainability, College of Public Service and Community Solutions Doctoral Student Research Conference, Phoenix, AZ. January 26

2017

Zhang, F., Nelson, J., Welch, E. Public Organization Adaptation to Extreme Weather Events: A Simulation Approach, In Organizational Adaptation and Change, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM), Chicago, IL. November 2 – 4.

Nelson, J. Grubesic, T. Current State of the Art in Oil Spill Risk and Impact Analysis, Session 2540 Exploring Uncertainties in Modeling, American Association of Geographers, Boston, MA. April 5 – 9.

2016

Nelson, J., Spatial Modelling Approach for Oil Spill Impact Calculations, Session 2245 Spatial Modeling of Human-Environment Interaction in the Anthropocene (2), Association of American Geographers (AAG), San Francisco, CA. March 29th – April 2nd. 

2015

Nelson, J., Grubesic, T., Sim, L., Rose, K., Geospatial Approach for Evaluating Potential Impacts and Improving Response Readiness for Coastal Communities to Hydrocarbon Spills. North American Regional Science, Portland, OR, November 11 – 14, 2015.

Romeo, L., Bauer, J., Nelson, J., Dick, D., Rose, K., Impact Assessment Modeling: Robust Multivariate Spatial Analysis Tool, ESRI International User Conference, San Diego, CA, July 20–24, 2015.

Bauer, J., Rose, K., Nelson, J., Romeo, L., Madsen, L., Ossiander, M., Pesynska, M., and J. Mbuthia,. Utilizing GIS for Engineered-Natural Systems Risk Reduction and Incident Response. Esri Petroleum GIS Conference, Houston, TX, April 8-10, 2015.

Nelson, J., Bauer, J., Madsen, L., Pesynska, M., Ossiander, M., Mbuthia, J. Spatially integrated Multivariate Probability Assessment, Session 4211 Spatial optimization and Analysis, Association of American Geographers (AAG). Chicago, IL. 

Nelson, J., Sim, L., Bauer, J., Romeo, L., Rose, K., Assessing the vulnerability and implications of modeled oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico, Session 011 #134, 2015 Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference.

Sim, L., Rose, K., Graham J., Duran, R., Nelson, J., Umhoefer, J., and Vielma, J. Potential subsurface plume formation and fate in ultra-deepwater blowout simulations using BLOSOM (Blowout and Spill Occurrence Model). 2015 Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference, Houston, TX.

2013

Graham, J., Rose, K., Nelson, J., Sim, L., and Ringo, C., Modeling potential impact of oil spills on commercial fisheries in the northern Gulf of Mexico, AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90163, AAPG 2013 Annual Convention and Exhibition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 19-22


Technical Reports

2015

Sim, L.; Graham, J.; Rose, K.; Duran, R.; Nelson, J.; Umhoefer, J.; Vielma, J. Developing a Comprehensive Deepwater Blowout and Spill Model; NETLTRS-9-2015;EPAct Technical Report Series; U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory: Albany, OR, 2015; p 44.

Romeo, L., Bauer, J., Rose, K., Disenhof, C., Sim, L., Nelson, J., Mark-Moser, M., Thimmisetty, C., and A. Barkhurst. in press. NETL ORD’s Offshore Integrated Assessment Modeling Approach and Needs for Adaptation to the Offshore Arctic. NETL-TRS-3-2015; EPAct Technical Report Series; U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory: Albany, OR. 2015;

Madsen, L.; Nelson, J.; Ossiander, M.; Peszynska, M.; Bauer, J.; Mbuthia, J.; Rose, K. Cumulative Evaluation of Spatial Risk & Uncertainty in Support of CO2 Storage Evaluation; NETL-TRS-X-2014; NETL Technical Report Series; U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory: Albany, OR, (In review)

Bauer, J. R.; Nelson, J.; Romeo, L.; Eynard, J.; Sim, L.; Halama, J.; Rose, K.; Graham, J. A Spatio-Temporal Approach to Analyze Broad Risks and Potential Impacts Associated with Uncontrolled Hydrocarbon Release Events in the Offshore Gulf of Mexico; NETL-TRS-2-2015; EPAct Technical Report Series; U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory: Morgantown, WV, 2015; p 60.

2012

Graham, J.; Rose, K.; Bauer, J.; Disenhof, C.; Jenkins, C.; Nelson, J.; Ringo, C.; Sim, L.; VanAckeren, K. Integration of Spatial Data to Support Risk and Impact Assessments for Deep and Ultra-deepwater Hydrocarbon Activities in the Gulf of Mexico; NETL-TRS-4-2012; EPAct Technical Report Series; U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory: Morgantown, WV2012; p 36.


Research Funding

2016

2016-2018, Enhancing Community Resilience and Optimizing Oil Spill Response through the Participatory Design of a Decision Support System, funded by the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Science, # 2000007349

2014

2014-2016, Leveraging Offshore Hydrocarbon Risk Assessment Models and Datasets to Support the Evaluation and Ranking of Worst Case Discharge Scenarios, funded by Department of Interior, BSEE FOA E14PS00054


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