Frank Witmer

Frank Witmer is a computational geographer who conducts research in violent conflict and human-environment interactions using spatial statistical methods, remote sensing data, and simulation. He received his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Recent projects have looked at the spatial distributions of violence in the North Caucasus of Russia and Afghanistan/Pakistan. He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and continues to study climate variability and conflict in sub-Saharan Africa, coastal erosion in Alaska, and other topics.

This site provides information regarding his publications and teaching. An alternate listing of his publications can be found at Google Scholar.

Frank (left) in Brčko interviewing Bosniak returnees (members of a farmer's cooperative) during a trip to Bosnia-Herzegovina to collect ground reference data for satellite image analysis.