My teaching and research activities are very strongly linked.  I have secured research funding as PI or Co-PI for sixteen (16) research projects from federal, state, and private sources, and sustained a continuous and connected publication record with my teaching activities.  I am engaged in research activities with broad impact on current issues, ranging from basic and descriptive research of the changing patterns in ecological processes to human health factors in walkable urban communities. I collaborate in research addressing animal behavior, emergency response to natural disasters, and public policy analysis affecting the future use of the world’s ocean resources.


Joseph J. Bizzarro; Kristin M. Broms; Miles G. Logsdon; David A. Ebert; Mary M. Yoklavich; Linda A. Kuhnz; Adam P. Summers, “Spatial segregation in Eastern North pacific skate assemblages”,PLoS ONE. 2014; 9(10).

Wigand, Laura A; Terrie Klinger; Miles G. Logsdon, “Patterns in groundfish abundance along the Eastern Bering Sea outer continental margin”, ICES Journal of Marine Science. 2013;70(6):1181-1197.

Sautter, Leslie R.; Miles Logsdon; Paul Cooper, “Developing the ocean survey workforce: The BEAMS programme, College of Charleston and University of Washington, Hydro International. 2013;17(5).

Lander, Michelle, Lowell W. Fritz, Devin S. Johnson,  M. G. Logsdon. (2013), “Population trends of Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) with respect to remote sensing measures of chlorophyll-a in critical habitat”.  Marine Biology. Oct. 26 (DOI) 10.1007/s00227-012-2077-4.

Harris, Karin, G. Scott, M.G. Logsdon, T. Klinger, (2012), “ Spatial Pattern Analysis of Cruise Ship-Humpback Whale Interactions in and near Glacier bay National Park, Alaska”. Environmental Management. Jan,49(1), 44-54.

Keil, Richard; Keri Salemme; Brittany Forrest; Jaqui Neibauer; Miles Logsdon, “Differential presence of anthropogenic compounds dissolved in the marine waters of Puget Sound, WA and Barkley Sound, BC.” Marine pollution bulletin. 2011;62 (11):2404-2411.

Scullion, Jason, C.W. Thomas, K. Vogt, O. Perez-Maqueo, M. G. Logsdon, (2011) “Evaluating the Environmental Impact of Payments for Ecosystem Services: a Case Study of Coatepec, Mexico Using Remote Sensing and On-Site Interviews”. Environmental Conservation”.  38 (4), 426-434.

Lander, Michelle M. G. Logsdon, T. R. Loughlin, G. R. VanBlaricom,  (2011), “Spatial Patterns and Scaling Behaviors of Stellar Sea Lion (Eumetopias jubatus) Distributions and Their Environment)”. Journal of Theoretical Biology. Apr. 7,274(1),74-83.

Lander, Michelle E., T. Loughlin, M. G. Logsdon, G. R. VanBlaricom,  B. Fadely, B. Fadely. (2010), “Foraging effort of juvenile Steller sea Lions Eumetopias jubatus with respect to heterogeneity of sea surface temperature”. Endangered Species Research. Vol. 10, 145-158. Online March 3, 2010

Laidre K.L., M.P. Heide-Jørgensen, M.G. Logsdon, L. Delwiche, T. G. Nielsen (2010) A whale of an opportunity: Examining the vertical structure of chlorophyll-a in high Arctic waters using instrumented marine predators, Marine Biology Research. 6:519-529

Lander, Michelle E., T. Loughlin, M. G. Logsdon, G. R. VanBlaricom,  B. Fadely, L. W. Fritz. (2009), “Regional Differences in the Spatial and Temporal Heterogeneity of Oceanographic Habitat Used by Steller Sea Lions”. Ecological Application. Vol. 19, Issue 6, 1645-1659.

Nuwer, J., M. Logsdon, R. Keil. (2008), “Spatially explicit analysis of marine organic matter geochemistry: Depositional Regimes and Driving mechanisms”, Congresso Lbero-Americano de Oceanografia – I CIAO, Fortaleza (CE), 20 a 24 de maio. Available from

Hauser, D.D.W., M.G. Logsdon, E.E. Holmes, G.R. VanBlaricom, R.W. Osborne. (2007), “Summer distribution patterns of Southern Resident killer whale (Orcinus orca): core areas and spatial segregation of social groups”. Marine Ecology Progress Series. Vol. 351:301-310.

Heide-Jørgensen M.P., Laidre K.L., M.G. Logsdon, T. G. Nielsen (2007) Springtime Coupling between Chlorophyll-a, Sea Ice, and Sea Surface Temperature in Disko Bay, West Greenland, Progress in Oceanography Special Issue on sub-arctic Seas., Volume 73, Issue 1, 79-95

Thanapakwin, P., J.E. Richey, D. Thomas, S.D. Rodda, B. Campbell, & M.G. Logsdon. (2007) Effects of land use change on the hydrologic regime of the Mae Chaem river basin, NW Thailand. Journal of Hydrology. Volume 334, Issues1-2, February, 215-230

Logsdon, Miles G., Robin Weeks, Milton Smith, Jeff Richey, Victoria Ballester, Yosio Shimabukoro (2005) Detection of Mesoscale seasonal and inter-annual Variation in Vegetation of the Amazon Basin.  Earth Interaction (on-line), Volume 9, paper 25.

Gelfenbaum, G., T. Mumford, J. Brennan, H. Case, M. Dethier, K. Fresh, F. Goetz, M. van Heeswijk, T.M., Leschine, M. Logsdon, D. Myers, J. Newton, H. Shipman, C.A. Simenstad, C. Tanner, and D. Woodson, 2006. Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound: A research plan in support of the Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership. Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership Report No. 2006-1. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey, Seattle, Washington. Available at

Simenstad, C, M. Logsdon, K. Fresh, H. Shipman, M. Dethier, J. Newton. (2006). Conceptual model for assessing restoration of Puget Sound nearshore ecosystems. Puget Sound Neearshore Partnership report No. 2006-03. Published by Washington Sea Grant Program. University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. Available at

Goetz, F., C. Tanner, C.S. Simenstad, K. Fresh, T. Mumford and M. Logsdon, 2004.  Guiding restoration principles.  Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership Report No. 2004-03.  Published by Washington Sea Grant Program, University of Washington, Seattle,Washington.  Available at

Fresh, K., C. Simenstad, J. Brennan, M. Dethier, G. Gelfenbaum, F.  Goetz, M. Logsdon, D. Myers, T. Mumford, J. Newton, H. Shipman, C. Tanner. 2004. Guidance for protection and restora-tion of the nearshore ecosystems of Puget Sound.  Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership Report No. 2004-02.  Published by Wash-ington Sea Grant Program, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. Available at

Mayorga, Emilio, Miles G. Logsdon, Victoria Ballester, Jeff Richey (2005) Estimating cell-to-cell Land Surface Drainage Paths from Digital Channel Networks with an Application to the Amazon Basin. Journal of Hydrology, 315, 167-182.

Wissmar, Robert C., R. K. Timm, M.G. Logsdon (2004) Effects of changing forest and Impervious land covers on discharge characteristics of watersheds. Environmental Management (online), 34(1) July, 10.1007/s00267-004-0224-5.

Laidre K. L., M. P. Heide-Jorgensen, M.G. Logsdon, R. Dietz, R. C. Hobbs, G. R. Van Blaricom (2004) Fractal Analysis of Narwhal Space Use Patterns. Zoology, 107, 3-11.

Laidre K.L., M.P. Heide-Jørgensen, M.G. Logsdon, R.C. Hobbs, P. Heagerty, R. Dietz, O.A. Jørgensen, and M. A. Treble (2004) Seasonal narwhal habitat associations in the high Arctic. Marine Biology, 145, 821-831.

Ballester, M.V.R., Victoria, D., Krusche, A.V., Coburn, R., Victoria, R.L.,  Richey,J.E., Logsdon, M.G., Mayorga, E., & Matricardi, E. (2003) A Remote Sensing / GIS-based physical template to understand the biogeochemistry of the Ji-Paraná river basin (Western Amazonia). Remote Sensing of the Environment, 87, 429-445.

Sackmann, B.S., L. Mack, M.G. Logsdon and M.J. Perry (2004) Seasonal and inter-annual variability of SeaWiFS-derived chlorophyll a concentrations in waters off the Washington and Vancouver Island coasts, 1998-2002.  Deep Sea Research II, 51, 945-965.

Hess, P.M., A.V. Moudon, and M.G. Logsdon (2001) Measuring land use patterns for transportation research. Transportation Research Record, 1780, TRB 17-24.

Logsdon, M.G., V. Kapos, J.B. Adams (2000) Characterizing the changing spatial structure of the landscape. In Rob Bierregaard (ed.) Lessons from Amazonia, Yale University Press.

Richey, J.E., M. Logsdon, S. Rodda, B. Nijssen, D. Lettenmaier, and A. Snidvongs. 2000. Sea-Basins: Towards A Coupled Hydrological and Material Transport Model of Southeast Asia and the Mekong River System. Pp. 40-62, In R.W. Al-Soufi (ed.), Proc. of the Workshop on Hydrologic and Environmental Modelling in the Mekong Basin. Tech Support Division, Mekong River Commission MKG/R.00017, Phnom Penh. 382 p.

Greenberg, J., M.G. Logsdon, Franklin, J. (2000) An introduction to geographic information systems. In S.E. Gergel and M.G. Turner (eds.), Learning Landscape Ecology: a Practical Guide to Concepts and Techniques, Springer-Verlag, New York.

Logsdon, M.G., E.J. Bell, and F.V. Westerlund (1996) Probability mapping of land use change: a GIS interface for visualizing transition probabilities. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 20(6), 389-398.


Book Chapters and Manuscripts in Conference Proceedings

Delwiche, L.M. & Logsdon, M.G. (2005). Optical measurements of backscatter and absorption for characterizing water column structure and spatial pattern of coastal ocean color.  Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability II. In Gao, Wei, D. Shaw, D. R. (eds). Proceedings of the SPIE, vol. 5885, pp. 77-84.

Lander, M.E., T.R. Loughlin, G.R. Vanblaricom, M.G. Logsdon, J.T. Sterling, (2003).  Spatially explicit foraging ecology of juvenile Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus).  Society for Marine Mammalogy: 15th biennial proceedings of the Biology of Marine Mammals, pp. 90.

Simenstad, C.A., D. Finlayson, M.G. Logsdon, R.J. Garono, and R. Robinson. (2002). Natural and anthropogenic factors influencing fine-grain landscape structure of intertidal eelgrass (Zostera marina) in Hood Canal, Washington (USA). Proceedings of the Third Joint Meeting, The Coastal Environment Science and Technology (CEST) Panel of the United States-Japan Cooperative Program in Natural Resources (UNJR), 16-19 July 2002, Yokohama, Japan, pp. 303-320.

Logsdon, M.G. (2001). A Virtual Puget Sound: Integrating Advances in Ecosystem Modeling in the Puget Sound Regional Synthesis Model (PRISM), Coastal GeoTools ’01. Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial Coastal GeoTools Conference. Charleston, SC., January.

M.E. McClain, E. Mayorga, M.G. Logsdon and J.E. Richey (1996). A conceptual framework for modelling organic dynamics in large river systems. In S.H. Bottrell (ed.). Fourth International Symposium on the Geochemistry of the Earth’s Surface, University of Leeds, Leeds, England, pp. 323–326.

Logsdon, M.G. (1996). Modeling land cover change from measures of landscape structure. Proceedings of 3rd International GIS and Environmental Modeling Conference, Santa Fe. NM.

Logsdon, M.G. (1981). The research needs of the practicing planner. In S. Lieber & D. Fesenmaier (eds.) Recreation Research.  E. & F.N. Spon: London.

Logsdon, M.G. (1979) Simulating changes in recreational travel patterns and their effects on a recreation system: an application of RECSAD. Geography Masters Thesis, Oklahoma State University.


Technical Reports (peer-reviewed)

Fresh, K., M, Dethier, C. Simenstad, M.G. Logsdon, H. Shipman, C. Tanner, T. Leschine, T. Mumford, G. Gelfenbaum, R. Shuman, J. Newton, (2011) Implications of Observed Anthropogenic Changes to The Nearshore Ecosystems in Puget Sound. Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Program, Program Technical Report 2011-03.

Kull, K., S.Wyllie-Echeverria, J. Coyle, M. Logsdon. (2007) Differences in water chemistry and light availability within the San Juan Islands. Washington State Department of Natural Resources: Eelgrass Stressor-Response Project (in press)

Logsdon, M.G., R. Weeks, L. Delwiche, J. Coyle, A. Bohlander, A. Jakobitz, T. Egan. (2006) Strategic and practical use of remote sensing in emergency management. Washington Military Department of Emergency Management Division, Project BAA-01-OES-01.

Mumford, T., F. Goetz, H. Shipman, J. Newton, R. Shuman, J. Brennan, C. Simenstad, Fresh, K., M, Dethier, M.G. Logsdon, C. Tanner, D. Meyers, G. Gelfenbaum (2003) Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Program: Program Overview, Puget Sound Conceptual Model and Guiding Principles, Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Program, Program Document 1.

Finlayson D.P., Haugerud R.A., Greenberg, H. and Logsdon, M.G. (2000). Puget Sound Digital Elevation Model. Technical Report, Remote Sensing Applications Lab, University of Washington.

Logsdon, M.G., J. Richey (1997) River System Modeling for Coastal Typology. In R.W. Buddemeier, S.V. Smith, D. P. Swaney and C.J. Crossland (eds.) Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone: The role of the Coastal Ocean in the Disturbed and Undisturbed Nutrient and Carbon Cycles. LOICZ Reports & Studies, no. 24.

Logsdon, M.G. (1991) Assessing Changes in Seattle Tree Cover, 1971 – 1988. Technical Report, Remote Sensing Applications Lab, University of Washington.

Logsdon, M.G. (1991) Archiving and Utilizing Student Generated Research in Graduate Schools of Planning: An Initial Look. Technical Report, Remote Sensing Application Lab, University of Washington.