Faculty Biography

Florencia Sangermano

Florencia Sangermano, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Geography
Research Assistant Professor, Clark Labs

Graduate School of Geography
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Office: Room 212, Jefferson Academic Center
Email: fsangermano@clarku.edu


I’m a geographer interested in geographic information science (GIS), remote sensing, landscape ecology, and ecoacoustics applied to conservation. My research focuses on climate and land cover change impacts on ecosystems and biodiversity through the lens of geospatial analysis, with the objective of supporting conservation planning and ecosystem management.

My current research focuses on the impact of deforestation, fragmentation, and forest regeneration on zoonotic spillover risk in the Brazilian Atlantic forest, and on the use of soundscapes to monitor habitat health.  

I earned a B.Sc./M.Sc. equivalent (Licenciatura) in Biology from Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina, where I worked in the field of Geoecology; and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Geography from Clark University.  

Courses Offered

GEOG 190, IDCE 310: Introduction to GIS
GEOG 293/383.01, GEOG 383.02: Introduction to Remote Sensing
GEOG 330:  Introduction to Species Distribution Modeling
GEOG 336: Wildlife Conservation GIS Seminar

Selected Publications

Sangermano, F. (2022). Acoustic diversity of forested landscapes: Relationships to habitat structure and anthropogenic pressure. Landscape and Urban Planning, 226 doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2022.104508

Guz, J., Sangermano, F., & Kulakowski, D. (2022). The influence of burn severity on post-fire spectral recovery of three fires in the southern rocky mountains. Remote Sensing, 14(6) doi:10.3390/rs14061363

Himmelberger, A., Frey, K. E., & Sangermano, F. (2022). Applying landscape fragmentation analysis to icescape environments: Potential impacts for the pacific walrus (odobenus rosmarus divergens). Polar Research, 41 doi:10.33265/polar.v41.5169