Amy M. Villamagna
Asst. Professor of Environmental Science & Policy, Center for the Environment
Ph.D. Fisheries & Wildlife Science, Virginia Tech M.S. Sustainable Development & Conservation Biology, University of Maryland
B.A. Environmental Studies – Policy, Eckerd College
About Professor Villamagna
Dr. Villamagna uses a combination of field and GIS methods to explore how changes in land use and climate affect ecosystems. By incorporating principles of landscape, ecosystem, and community ecology, she identifies key patterns and processes in natural and semi-natural environments. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Biological Conservation, Adaptive Management, Conservation Ecology, Environmental Sustainability, Invasion Ecology, and various conservation-themed seminars.
- Introduction to Environmental Science and Policy I
- GIS Applications in Environmental Science
- Applied Environmental GIS
Recent Publications (*student collaborators)
Villamagna, A., L. Scott*, and J. Gillespie. 2015. Collateral benefits from public and private
conservation lands: a comparison of ecosystem service capacities. Environmental
Villamagna, A., B. Mogollón*, and P. Angermeier. 2014. A multi-indicator framework for
mapping cultural services: the case of freshwater recreational fishing. Ecological
Indicators 45, 255-265.
Villamagna, A., N. Niazi*, and P. Angermeier. 2013. Evaluating Opportunities to Enhance
Ecosystem Services in Public Use Areas. Ecosystem Services 7: 167–176 Villamagna, A. and C. Giesecke*. 2013. Adapting a Human Well-being Framework for
Ecosystem Service Assessment. Ecology and Society. 19 (1): 11.
Villamagna, A., P. Angermeier, and E. Bennett. 2013. Capacity, Demand, Pressure, and Flow: A
conceptual framework for analyzing ecosystem service provision and delivery. Ecological Complexity 15:114-121