Stacey Stark

Stacey Stark

Professional title

Director, Geospatial Analysis Center


Director, Geospatial Analysis Center
Swenson College of Science & Engineering
1303 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812
Ph: 218-726-7438
F: 218-726-6540

My research involves geographic information analysis in regional sustainability applications; including land-use and transit planning, rural community sustainability, hazard mitigation, and foodshed assessment and analysis. Under my direction, the Geospatial Analysis Center conducts both internal and external sales support projects that provide the GIS professionals of tomorrow with meaningful hands-on GIS experience while serving community geospatial analysis needs.

MS Watershed Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, 1997
BA Environmental, Population, Organismic Biology, and
BA Environmental Conservation, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 1991

2002 – present Director, Geospatial Analysis Center, UMN Duluth
2005 – present Adjunct Instructor, Duluth Pharmacy Program, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota
2003 – present Graduate Faculty, Examining Status, Department of Geography, UMN Duluth
2005 – 2011 Certified Trainer, Esri, Redlands, CA.
2003 - 2011 Instructor, Department of Geography, College of Liberal Arts
2001 – 2002 Senior GIS Analyst, CSC, contract to EPA Mid-Continent Ecology Division
1998 - 2001 GIS Analyst, OAO Corporation, contract to EPA Mid-Continent Ecology Division
1997 - 1998 Research Associate, Environmental Health Advanced Systems Lab, Colorado State University
1996 – 1997 Graduate Research Assistant, Environmental Health Advanced Systems Lab, Colorado State University

See Research and Projects for selected projects and funded grants.

Mapping and Viewshed Analysis for Hartley Nature Area Master Plan (2014)
With Hartley Nature Center Board of Directors

Duluth Central Hillside Citizen Survey Results and Revitalization Study (2014)
With Sara Kilgour, One Roof Community Housing

Food Bank Access Analysis (2012)
With Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank

Flute Reed Partnership, GLRI survey and restoration: Mapping and watershed analysis (2012)
With South St Louis Soil and Water Conservation District

Western Waterfront Trail Extension Project (2009)
With Morgan Park Community Club, Local Initiatives Support Corporation

UMD Staff Council (2015-2017), P and A Representative
Executive Board Member, Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium (2009-2010; 2012-2014, 2016-present)
    Chair, Scholarship Committee (2009-2013, 2016-present)
    Chair, Mn GIS/LIS Mentor Program (2010- present)
Association for Women in Science
Certified Desktop Associate, Esri (2010 – present)
GIS Certified Professional, GIS Certification Institute (2009 – present)

President’s Community Engaged Scholar Finalist, 2014, University of Minnesota
Outstanding Service Award, 2008, University of Minnesota Duluth
OAO Team Award, 2000
OAO Manager’s Award, 1999
Special Map Galley Recognition, 1999 ESRI User Conference
National Park Service Special Achievement Award, 1993

June 26, 2016: Esri International User Conference, What Does a Sustainable GIS Support Center Look Like?

March 31, 2016: Meeting Society's Grand Challenges Through Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Learning Conference, GAC Community Grants Program

July 18, 2015: Esri Education GIS Conference Plenary, The Undergraduate Experience and Community Engagement with GIS

October 25, 2013: MN GIS/LIS Conference, Northeast Minnesota Archaeology Partnership Projects

Feb 28, 2012: Northern Minnesota GIS User Group presentation, Hazard Mitigation Planning and GIS

Feb 14, 2012: Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative Webinar, Esri ArcGIS: An overview to applications to forestry in Minnesota.

October 4, 2011: MN GIS/LIS Conference, GIS and Sustainability Studies in the Classroom and Community

Apr 20, 2010: UMD Sustainability Week presentation, UMD Energy Action Plan: teaching and research

July 13, 2010: Invited Presentation: Land Grant Administrators Conference, St. Paul Campus, University of Minnesota, Project Report from Superior Region Foodshed Team. With David Abazs

Feb 17, 2010: IAS Faculty Seminar, Agricultural Landscape of the Western Lake Superior Region

Mar 25, 2010: WDIO TV interview, 100 percent local food, with David Abazs.

Mageau M., Sunderland B., Stark S., Graham S. 2016. Wind resource development along Minnesota's North Shore of Lake Superior. Renewable Energy, Volume 96, Part A, Pages 812–823.

Stark, Stacey L., Patrice M. Farrell, Susan C. Mulholland, 2008. Methods to Incorporate Historic/Prehistoric Surface Hydrology layer in Mn/Model Using Existing GIS Data. Report no. Mn/DOT 2008-13, St Paul.

Diamond, SA, PC Trenham, MJ Adams, BR Hossack, RA Knapp, D Bradford, PS Corn, K Czarnowski, SL Stark, PD Brooks, D Fagre, B Breen, NE Detenbeck, K Konnessen. Estimated ultraviolet radiation doses in wetlands in six National Parks. Ecosystems, Vol. 8, pp. 462–477. July 2005.

Brazner, J., D.Tanner, N.Detenbeck, S.Batterman, S. Stark, L. Jagger, and V. Snarski. Watershed and site-specific environmental influences on fish assemblage structure and function in western Lake Superior tributaries. Can J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. Vol 62, pp 1254–1270. June 2005.

Detenbeck, Naomi E., L.A. Jagger, S.L. Stark, M.A. Starry. WV REMAP Final Report: Watershed Classification Framework for the State of West Virginia. US EPA Mid-Continent Ecology Division Report. Duluth, MN. 2003

Stark, S.L., J.R. Nuckols, and J.R.Rada. Using GIS to investigate septic system site characteristics and nitrate pollution potential. Journal of Environmental Health. Volume 61, No 8. April 1999.

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