Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2023-12-01 Watershed Sediment Cannot Offset Sea Level Rise in Most US Tidal WetlandsScience.  382:1191-1195. 2023-12-01
2022-09-01 UAS Hyperspatial LiDAR Data Performance in Delineation and Classification Across a Gradient of Wetland TypesDrones.  6:268. 2022-09-01
2021-03-01 High on the Hill and Down by the River: The Relationship between Wealth and Flood Risk in the United States, Past and Present.Natural Hazards Review..  22. 2021-03-01
2020-01-01 A multi-decadal investigation of tidal creek wetland changes, water level rise and ghost forestsRemote Sensing.  12:1141. 2020-01-01
2020-01-01 Biofuel contribution of ethanol in rainwaterAtmospheric Environment2020-01-01
2020-01-01 Quantitative comparison of UAS-borne LiDAR systems for high-resolution forested wetland mapping.Sensors2020-01-01
2019-12-01 Implementation of a billable transitional care model for stroke patients: the COMPASS study.BMC Health Services Research.  19:978. 2019-12-01
2019-01-01 A Methodology to Assess Land Use Development, Flooding, and Wetland Change as Indicators of Coastal Vulnerability.Remote Sensing.  11:23. 2019-01-01
2019-01-01 Modeling residential coastal flood vulnerability using finished-floor elevations and socio-economic characteristics.Journal of Environmental Management.  237:387-398. 2019-01-01
2019-01-01 Residential flood vulnerability along the developed North Carolina, USA, coast: high resolution social and physical data for decision support.Data in Brief2019-01-01
2018-07-01 An Automated Model to Classify Barrier Island Geomorphology using Lidar Data and Change Analysis (1998-2014).Remote Sensing.  10:1109. 2018-07-01
2018-01-01 Distribution Pattern of Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) Dens and Spatial Relationships with Sea Turtle Nests, Recreation, and Environmental Characteristics.ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information.  7:247. 2018-01-01
2018-01-01 Nesting Patterns of Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta caretta): Development of a multiple regression model tested in North Carolina, USA.ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information.  7:348. 2018-01-01
2017-06-01 Enhancing applied learning opportunities in the geosciences using geospatial mapping, analysis and modeling tools -- Applied Learning in Higher EducationUNCW’s Applied Learning eBook2017-06-01
2017-02-01 Multisectoral approaches to addressing youth violenceJournal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.  27:760-767. 2017-02-01
2016-01-01 Potential for a simple GPS-based binary logit model to predict fishing effort in a vertical hook and line reef fish fishery.Marine and Coastal Fisheries.  8:118-131. 2016-01-01
2016-01-01 Remote regions, remote data: A spatial investigation of precipitation, dynamic land covers, and conflict in the Sudd wetland of South Sudan.Applied Geography.  69:51-64. 2016-01-01
2016-01-01 Submerged and emergent land cover and bathymetric mapping of estuarine habitats using WorldView-2 and LiDAR imagery.Remote Sensing.  8:718. 2016-01-01
2015-01-01 Nile Delta exhibited a spatial reversal in the rates of shoreline retreat on the Rosetta promontory comparing pre- and post-beach protection.Geomorphology.  228:1-14. 2015-01-01
2014-03-01 Habitat Mapping and Change Assessment of Coastal Environments: An Examination of WorldView-2, QuickBird, and IKONOS Satellite Imageryand Airborne LiDAR for Mapping Barrier Island HabitatsISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information.  3:297-325. 2014-03-01
2013-12-01 ArcGIS Server: An Application Migration, Application Template Construction and Server Analysis & Design for the University of North Carolina Wilmington Department of Geography & GeologyAnnals of the MS in Computer Science and Information Systems at UNC Wilmington.  7. 2013-12-01
2010-01-01 Marine Habitat Use of Peruvian Boobies: A Geographic and Oceanographic Comparison Between Inshore and Offshore IslandsICES Journal of Marine Science2010-01-01
2004-01-01 Application of digital bathymetry data in an analysis of flushing times of two North Carolina estuariesComputers and Geosciences.  30:501-511. 2004-01-01
The use of automated shorelines to assess the response of pre- and post-beach protection and projected shoreline change in the Rosetta Promontory, Nile Delta.Geomorphology.  228:1-14..


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2023-08-01 Spatial Statistics: A GIS Methodology to Investigate Point Patterns in Stroke Patient Healthcare -- Recent Advances in Biostatistics.  IntechOpen. 2023-08-01
2009-06-01 Measuring Habitat Changes in Barrier Island Marshes: An Example from Southeastern North Carolina, USA.  Remote Sensing and Geospatial Technologies for Coastal Ecosystem Assessment and Management. 561 p.. 2009-06-01

Conference Poster

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2008-04-01 An Investigation of IKONOS Image Classification and Change Detection Techniques to Measure Coastal Habitat ProgressioAmerican Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). 2008-04-01


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2020-01-01 Brunswick County Community Health Assessment, 2019Brunswick County. 2020-01-01
2018-01-01 Evidence-Based Assessment of Wetland Changes in Southeastern North Carolina: A Fieldwork and GIS Approach to Identifying Wetland Transitions from Freshwater to Saltwater.UNCW Community Engagement grant. 2018-01-01
2018-01-01 “Engage SE” website assessment and recommendationsUNCW Community Engagement grant. 2018-01-01
2014-01-01 Masonboro Island GPS Habitat Mapping Field Guide. 2014-01-01


Research Overview

  • Spatial analysis of coastal land use development, marine mammals, birds, barrier islands, marshes, tidal creeks, social vulnerability and equity, and Web mapping tools for information dissemination and visualization.
  • Investigator On

  • MRI: Acquisition of a novel multi sensor-equipped unmanned aerial system (UAS) observatory for coastal mapping 2022-09-01 - 2024-12-01
  • Fusing multi-source UAS-derived data to improve project planning and the NCDOT Wetlands Prediction Model 2019-08-01 - 2021-08-01
  • Town of Navassa Environmental and Cultural History 2021-01-01
  • Exploring Spatiotemporal Variability in Carbon Dioxide Fluxes in Wilmington’s Tidal Creeks Via Novel Sensor/Drone/Satellite Integrations 2020-01-01 - 2021-01-01
  • GIS Analysis of Sampling Design and Survey Results 2019-01-01 - 2020-01-01
  • Enhancing socio-ecological resilience in low elevated coastal zones subject to recurrent inundation 2019-01-01 - 2019-12-01
  • Assessment of flood risk and simulations of wetland change in Pender County, NC 2018-01-01 - 2019-01-01
  • Engage SENC website 2018-01-01
  • Evidence-Based Assessment of Wetland Changes in Southeastern North Carolina 2018-01-01
  • An Investigation of Stroke Victim Follow-up Care Across North Carolina 2017-01-01 - 2018-01-01
  • High Performance Computing across the curriculum: A Pilot Study 2017-01-01 - 2018-01-01
  • Spatial Analysis of Parkinson’s Disease and Distance to United States Treatment Centers 2016-01-01 - 2017-01-01
  • 2016 Research Travel Award 2016-01-01
  • 2016 Travel Award 2016-01-01
  • Customer Analysis and Potential Market Demand: A Geospatial Investigation of Community Engagement, Accessibility, Diversity and Opportunities for Growth 2015-01-01
  • Application of Geospatial Technology to Enhance Multi-Disciplinary Learning at UNCW 2014-01-01
  • Green Infrastructure Solutions to Support Flood Mitigation and Adaptation in Coastal Low-Lying Disadvantaged Communities 2022-08-01 -
  • UNCW Geospatial and Drone Analysis Service Group start-up funding 2019-01-01 -
  • High-Performance Computing Across the Curriculum: a Pilot Study 2017-01-01 -
  • Proposal to create NCView, an AmericaView consortium
  • Teaching Overview

  • beginner, intermediate and advanced geospatial technologies
  • Full Name

  • Joanne N Halls