Jennifer Gebelein

PhD, Geography, University of California (2001)

Office: Office: FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, ECS 467

Phone: 305-348-1859


Areas of Expertise: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing


Jennifer Gebelein, Ph.D., is a Visiting Professor in the Earth and Environment Department in the School of Environment, Arts and Society at Florida International University. Dr. Gebelein received her Master's degree in Marine Affairs and Policy from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (RSMAS) in 1996 and her Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2001. The focus of her work is land cover/land use mapping in the Caribbean, and change in the Caribbean landscape due to anthropogenic influences. Her research has involved utilizing satellite image analysis and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) spatial data to assess the land use and natural land cover history of Cuba. Dr. Gebelein has made several field trips to Cuba to acquire field data for accuracy assessment analysis in her land cover maps of the island's vegetation, coastal, agricultural and urban features. She is a member of the South Florida Geographers Association, American Association of Geographers, the Explorer's Club, and the Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) Faculty Advisory Board. Please click here for more information on Dr. Jennifer Gebelein.

Courses Taught

GIS 5620: Surveillance, Intelligence, and International Relations

ISS 6926: Capstone Project