My research involves using geographic information systems (GIS) and other spatial analysis techniques to study ecological and environmental processes. Specifically, I am interested in developing and applying novel methods for spatial and space-time analysis. Currently, I focus largely on the development of quantitative methods for exploring spatial patterns movement data, e.g., data obtained through GPS tracking. I am also interested in other research areas relating more broadly to GIScience; including spatial modelling, volunteered geographic information (and non-traditional data), and map comparison. Finally, as a huge sports fan, I am fascinated by ways spatial data and analysis can be used in sports analytics.

Recent Publications

Crawford, R.E., Long, J.A. Habitat preferences of juvenile Scottish ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) at stopover and wintering sites. Ringing and Migration. Accepted: 2016-11-01.

Marantz, S., Long, J., Webb, S., Gee, K., Little, A., Demarais, S. Impacts of harvest risk on spatial behavior of white-tailed deer. Canadian Journal of Zoology . DOI: 10.1139/cjz-2016-0125. Link

Konzack, M., McKetterick, T.J., Ophelders, T., Buchin, M., Giuggioli, L., Long, J.A., Nelson, T., Westenberg, M.A., Buchin, K. (2017) Visual analytics of delays and interaction in movement data. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 31(2): 320-345. Link

Jones, E., Rendell, L., Pirotta, E. Long, J.A. Novel application of a quantitative spatial comparison tool to species distribution data. Ecological Informatics. 70: 67-76.Link

Sila-Nowicka, K., Demsar, U., Oshan, T., Vandrol, J., Long, J.A., Fotheringham, A.S. (2016) Analysis of human mobility from GPS trajectories and contextual information. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 30(5): 891-906.Link