USC Dornsife Spatial Sciences Institute

An-Min Wu

An-Min Wu

Assistant Professor (Teaching) in Spatial Sciences

  • 2014: Ph.D., Land and Atmospheric Science; Geographic Information Science minor, University of Minnesota
  • 2004: M.S., Soil Science, The Pennsylvania State University
  • 2002: M.E.P.C., Environmental Pollution Control, The Pennsylvania State University
  • 1998: B.S., Horticultural Science, National Taiwan University

An-Min Wu, Ph.D., is an assistant professor (teaching) in the Spatial Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

Her teaching experience and research interests are in the integration of environmental sciences and geographic information science. Her research focuses on using advanced GIS technologies and associated software/languages such as ArcGIS, SAGA-GIS, Python and R to develop upslope terrain attributes to better predict the spatial redistribution of soil mass and soil organic carbon under this human disturbance.

She teaches and has taught courses in concepts in spatial thinking, spatial databases and spatial analysis in the Spatial Sciences Institute undergraduate, GIST graduate and doctoral programs.
She has worked as a GIS analyst, mapping engineer and mapping project manager.

Wu is currently serving on the advisory board of the Pedometrics Commission of the International Union of Soil Sciences and the board of directors of the California Geographic Information Association. She is also currently serving as a member of the USC Dornsife College Faculty Council, and serves on its Research, Policy and Documentation Caucus.

Wu is a member of the American Geophysical Union, the Association for Women Geoscientists, the California Geographic Information Association and the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium.

Selected Works and Presentations

Wu, A., Hansen, A., LaBine, K., and Jelinski, N. Spatial distributions of soil lead across scales in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Areas, United States. 21st World Congress of Soil Science, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 2018.

Wu, A., and Swift, J. Approaches to today’s spatial database education challenges. Paper presented at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 2018.

Fissore, C., Dalzell, B.J., Berhe, A.A., Voegtle, M., Evans, M. & Wu, A. Influence of topography on soil organic carbon dynamics in a Southern California grassland. CATENA, 149, 140-149, 2017, doi:10.1016/i.catena.2016.09.016.

Wu, A., Identifying terrain attribute effects on soil organic carbon stock in US Forests. Paper presented at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, April 2017.

Wu, A., Nater, E.A., Perry, C.H., Dalzell, B.J. & Wilson, B.T. Change detection for soil carbon in the forest inventory and analysis. In S.M. Stanton & G.A. Christensen (Eds.), U.S. Department of Agriculture, Pushing Boundaries – New directions in Inventory Techniques and Applications; Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Symposium (pp.159-162). Portland, OR, 2015.

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