University of Vermont

Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne

Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne

Research Associate / Director of Spatial Analysis Lab

Phone: 802-656-3324
Office: 205E Aiken Center

Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne is the Director of the University of Vermont's (UVM) Spatial Analysis Laboratory. Over the years his research has focused on the application of geospatial technology to a broad range of natural resource related issues such as environmental justice, wildlife habitat mapping, high-elevation forest decline, land cover change detection, community health, and water quality modeling. The results of his urban tree canopy assessments have been used by dozens of communities to establish tree canopy goals. Jarlath is the recipient of the Vermont Spatial Data Partnership's 2008 Outstanding Achievement Award, a member of the team recognized with the New York State GIS Partnership Award in 2008, and the U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station's 2010 award for Excellence in Science and Technology.

Instructional Program

Natural Resources


University of New Hampshire, Bachelor's degree
University of Vermont, Master's degree
Certificates in hyperspectral image exploitation and joint GIS operations, National Geospatial Intelligence College

Selected Publications

O’Neil-Dunne, Jarlath P.M., Sean W. MacFaden, Anna R. Royar, and Keith C. Pelletier. 2012. An Object-based System for LiDAR Data Fusion and Feature Extraction. Geocarto International (May 29): 1–16. doi:10.1080/10106049.2012.689015.

Troy, A., J. Morgan Grove, and J. O’Neil-Dunne. 2012. The Relationship Between Tree Canopy and Crime Rates Across an Urban–rural Gradient in the Greater Baltimore Region. Landscape and Urban Planning 106 (3): 262–270.