Date of Award

Summer 8-24-2015

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Jochen Albrecht

Second Advisor

William Solecki

Academic Program Adviser

Hongmian Gong


This thesis presents an analysis (1830-2014) of the historical events of land use/land cover change in the Jamaica Bay estuary, identification of the agents of change, and a perspective on the potential drivers of transportation and sanitation in land use/land cover change.



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