University of Vermont


Jim Duncan

Jim Duncan

Data and Web Coordinator, Vermont Monitoring Cooperative

Phone: 802-656-2975
Office: 705 Spear Street, Forest Service Northern Research Station

Areas of Interest

Human-environment interactions, land use, landscape ecology, transboundary river basin management, social-ecological resilience, natural resource governance

Jim Duncan works for the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative as the Data and Web Coordinator, where he's helping to make long-term monitoring data on Vermont's forested ecosystems more accessible, more interoperable and more useful for seeing and responding to change. He previously worked to increase transparency in the oil, gas and mining sectors by giving decision makers and citizens tools to map and interact with data, including in Mongolia and Ghana. He was also lucky enough get outdoors in 2005 and spend a year building trails and cutting fire-prone forests in Arizona.


MS Geography, Oregon State University, 2010
BA Physics, Haverford College, 2003

Selected Publications

Duncan, J.A. and T. Burcsu. 2012. Landscape Development and Mule Deer Habitat in Central Oregon. In Kerns, B.K., A. Shlisky, and C.J. Daniel (eds.) 2012. Proceedings of the First State-and-Transition Simulation Modeling Conference, June 14-16, 2011, Portland, Oregon. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-869, Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station.

De Stefano, L., Duncan, J., Dinar, S., Stahl, K., Strzepek, K.M. and A.T. Wolf. 2012. Mapping the resilience of international river basins to future climate change-induced water variability. Journal of Peace Research, 49(1): 193-209.

Gosnell, H., Kline, J.D, Chrostek, G., and J. Duncan. 2010. Is Oregon's land use planning program conserving forest and farm land? A review of the evidence. Land Use Policy, 28(1): 185-192.

Additional Links

Vermont Monitoring Cooperative