Robbyn Abbitt

GIS Coordinator

Miami University
109 Shideler Hall
Oxford, Ohio  45056
(513) 529-5016


  • BS, Environmental Science and Public Administration. Indiana University (1996)
  • MS, Environmental Science. University of Idaho (1999)


  • Food Deserts and Food Access in Butler County, Ohio
  • LiDAR applications for Stream Mapping
  • Environmental Science & Natural Resources
  • Conservation Planning


  • GEO 442/542: Advanced GIS 
  • GEO 443/543: Python Programming for Geospatial Applications 
  • GEO 242: Mapping a Changing World (Occasional Instructor)
  • Guest Instructor for special topics:  GISci Topics in Landscape Ecology (GEO 444/544), Regional Physical Environments (GEO 221)

Selected Publications

Medley, K., K. Maingi, J. Maingi, R. Abbitt. 2018. Short-term dynamics in livelihood conditions and woody plant extraction as an environmental entitlement at Mt. Kasigau, Kenya. GeoJournal.

Larrea, P., S. Salinas, E. Widom, C. Siebe, R. Abbitt. 2017. Compositional and volumetric development of a monogenetic lava flow field: the historical case of Paricutin (Michoacan, Mexico). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. 

Winn, N., C.E. Williamson, R.J.F. Abbitt, K. Rose, W. Renwick, M. Henry, J. Saros.  2009.  Modeling Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) in Subalpine and Alpine Lakes with GIS and Remote Sensing.  Landscape Ecology.  24:807-816.

Wagner, T., P.A. Soranno, B. Renwick, K. Webster, P.Vaux, R.J.F. Abbitt. 2008.  Quantifying sample biases of inland lake state sampling programs for states in the mid-west and northeast, United States.  Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.  141:131-147.

Sowa, S.P., D.D. Diamond, R. Abbitt, G.M. Annis, T. Gordon, M.E. Morey, G.R. Sorensen, and D. True. 2004. The aquatic component of GAP analysis: a Missouri prototype.  Final Report to United States Department of Defense Legacy Program, Project numbers 981713 and 991813.

Abbitt, R.J.F., J.M. Scott. 2001. Examining Differences Between Recovered and Declining Endangered Species, Conservation Biology, 15:1274-1284.

Scott, J.M., R.J.F. Abbitt, C.R. Groves. 2001. What Are We Protecting? Conservation Biology in Practice, 2:18-19.

Svancara, L.K., R.J.F. Abbitt, G.M. Minshall, G.R. Wright. 2000. Creating a Conservation Plan for Latah County, Idaho. GAP Analysis Bulletin 9.

Abbitt, R.J.F., J.M. Scott, D.S. Wilcove. 2000. The Geography of Vulnerability: Incorporating Species Geography and Human Development Patterns in Conservation Planning. Biological Conservation, 96:169-175.