Claire Jantz

Shippensburg University
Geography-Earth Science Department, Shippensburg University 1871 Old Main Dr
Shearer Hall
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257
Phone: 717-477-1399

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Research Disciplines: Research Interests:

land use and land cover change, urban geography, land change modeling, sustainability

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Biographical Sketch

Dr. Claire Jantz is a Professor in the Geography-Earth Science Department and the Director of the Center for Land Use and Sustainability at Shippensburg University. She holds an MA and PhD in geography from the University of Maryland. She has extensive expertise in land use and land cover change analysis and modeling, and interdisciplinary research. Dr. Jantz has particular expertise within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, the Delaware River Basin, and the Delmarva Peninsula. She has participated in several collaborative research efforts funded by NASA, Maryland SeaGrant, NPS, and the William Penn Foundation.


  • Ph.D. (2005), Geography, University of Maryland, College Park
  • M.A. (2000), Geography, University of Maryland, College Park
  • B.A. (1997), Summa Cum Laude, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Major: College Scholar Program, concentration in Ecology and Anthropology

Ongoing and Recent CESU Projects

Other Research

Stubbs Q., I.Y. Yeo, M. Lang, J. Townshend, L. Sun, K. Prestegaard, and C.A. Jantz (2020). Assessment of Wetland Change on the Delmarva Peninsula from 1984 to 2010. Journal of Coastal Research 36 (3), 575-589

Woltemade, C.J., T.W. Hawkins, C.A. Jantz, S. Drzyzga (2020). Impact of changing climate and land cover on flood magnitudes in the Delaware River Basin, USA. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association

Johnson L.R., T.L.E. Trammell, T.J. Bishop, J. Barth, S. Drzyzga, and C.A Jantz (2020). Squeezed from All Sides: Urbanization, Invasive Species, and Climate Change Threaten Riparian Forest Buffers. Sustainability 12 (4), 1448

Wentz, A. A.M. York, M. Alberti, L. Conrow, H. Fischer, L. Inostroza, C.A. Jantz, S.T.A. Pickett, K. Seto, and H. Taubenbock (2018). Six fundamental aspects for conceptualizing multidimensional urban form: A spatial mapping perspective. Landscape and Urban Planning 179:5 5-63.

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