Department of Geography
University of California,
analyst with four years of experience in environmental and scientific
research. Proven capabilities are applicable in several areas, including
geographic information systems (GIS), database design and management,
soil sciences, digital terrain analysis, environmental survey, and
creative graphical display of quantitative information.
2000 to present
Specialist/Research Associate - Soil Sciences Group, University of California
at Santa Barbara
information systems project management; design, implementation of
knowledge, and scheduling of various projects. Gathering records and
manipulating data and information for analysis, and providing spatial
information and reports as requested by grant-project guidelines.
for creating and implementing a relational database upon which structured
queries could be served through the Internet.
Assistant for a GIS introductory course. Lead weekly laboratory discussions
on GIS theory and application for 25-30 students. Responsible for
weekly downloading and processing of data related to lab assignments.
Duties include troubleshooting computer hardware and software problems.
1997 to June 2000
Assistant II - University of California at Santa Barbara
digital terrain analysis, modeling, and monitoring studies using GIS
and GPS to provide a continuous and dynamic representation of hydro-ecological
predictions such as change in soil-moisture, transpiration rates,
and productivity in the California grasslands.
and implemented a strategy using GIS tools to display and query quantitative
information based on model results.
successful proposals and reports to support M.A. research in the Geography
Department at University of California, Santa Barbara.
Surveyor - Konza Prairie Long Term Ecological Research Site, Kansas
biological and ecological research on the Konza Prairie research natural
area by conducting a thorough survey of the vegetation and mammal
habitat using real time kinematic GPS survey (Trimble Navigation).
reliable maps of the surveyed prairie using land survey processing
software (Trimmap). Integrated these maps with topographical information
in a GIS to guide future sampling strategies.
1996 to September 1997
Sciences Field and Computer Technician - University of California at Santa
extensive soil field sampling determining morphological, taxonomic
classification and field map of soils for the University of California
at Sedgwick Natural Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA.
processing and analysis of Landsat (TM) to created classified maps
of oak-woodland density, structure and health at the Sedgwick Natural
Reserve, Santa Ynez, CA.
and led weekly soil science field exercises for 30 students.
Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, June 2000
in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Soil Sciences
Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, June 1997
in Soil Sciences
Software, Map Info, AutoCAD Map, S-PLUS (spatial statistics)
ER Mapper, IPW (image processing software)
(Trimmap - land survey and data processing software)
- MS Access,
Adobe Illustrator; Photoshop, Dreamweaver
Presentations and Publications
Chamran, O.A. Chadwick, and P.E. Gessler, A Spatially Explicit Treatment
of Soil-Water Dynamics Along a Semiarid Catena, 2000: Soil Science
Society of America Journal (in Review).
P.E. Gessler, O.A. Chadwick, F. Chamran, L.D. Althouse, and K. W. Holmes,
Modeling of Carbon Along a Catena, 2000: Soil Science Society of America
Chadwick, F. Chamran, and P.E. Gessler, Measurement and Modeling of
Distributed Ecological Processes in Soil Landscapes, June 10-12, 1999:
Soil Resources, 2nd International Conference. Minneapolis,
Chamran, O.A. Chadwick, and P.E. Gessler, Modeling of Soil-water in
Oct. 18-22, 1998: Soil Science Society of America, 90th Annual
Meeting. Baltimore, MD.
Scholarship, University of California, Santa Barbara
Graduate Student Research Grant
Space Grant, University of California Space Institute
Undergraduate Student Research Grant
Honor Roll, University of California, Santa Barbara
Womenís Association Academic Scholarship