PSU Faculty member Amy Villamagna

Amy Villamagna

Associate Professor
Program Coordinator, Environmental Science & Policy
Phone: (603) 535-2177
Office: Tourism, Environment & Sustainable Societies, Boyd Science Center, MSC 48, Plymouth, NH 03264


Ph.D. Fisheries & Wildlife Science, Virginia Tech,
M.S. Sustainable Development & Conservation Biology, University of Maryland
B.A. Environmental Studies – Policy, Eckerd College

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 teaches in the undergraduate and graduate Environmental Science & Policy programs, Geography, and Sustainability (minor).

Courses (undergraduate)

  • Introduction to Environmental Science and Policy I
  • Introduction to Field Techniques
  • Advanced Conservation Ecology
  • Sustainability Capstone – Community Sustainability
  • Watershed Systems
  • A variety of GIS in Environmental Science courses

Courses (graduate)

  • Applied Environmental GIS

Recent Publications (*student collaborators)

Scott, L.*, A. Villamagna. 2020. SWAT vs. RUSLE: Which better predicts benthic habitat condition? Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. In press

Scott, L.*, A. Villamagna, P. Angermeier. 2018. A new modeling approach to prioritize riparian restoration to reduce sediment loading in two Virginia river basins. Environmental Management. 62(4):721-739.

Evans, E., A. Villamagna, M. Green, J. Cambell. 2018. Origins of stream salinization in an upland New England watershed. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 190: 523.

Sutherland, I*, A. Villamagna,… 2017. Undervalued and under pressure: A plea for greater attention toward regulating ecosystem services. Ecological Indicators. In Press

Villamagna, A., B. Mogollón*, and P. Angermeier. 2017 Inequity in ecosystem service delivery: socioeconomic gaps in the public-private conservation network. Ecology & Society 22(1):36.

Villamagna, A., L. Scott*, and J. Gillespie. 2015. Collateral benefits from public and private conservation lands: a comparison of ecosystem service capacities. Environmental Conservation. 1-12.

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