PHOEBE B MCNEALLY portrait
  • DIGIT Lab Director, Geography Department
  • Research Associate Professor, Geography Department

Research Statement

My research interests include geographic information science, geographic visualization, spatial database design, and spatial decision support systems. My main application area is in improving the data visualization and usability of decision support systems utilized by snow scientists and avalanche forecasters  in their decision making process. 

Research Keywords

  • Spatial database design
  • Spatial Data or Analysis
  • Snow science/ avalanche forecasting
  • Geographical information systems (GIS)
  • Geographic visualization

Presentations

  • McNeally, P.B.,2015, Snow Safety Control Operations: An Interactive Web-Based Approach, Utah Geographic Information Council Annual Conference, Snowbird, UT. Presentation, Presented, 05/14/2015.
  • Collins, J., Barklow, K., McNeally, P., 2015, Introducing the New On-Street Bike Data Schema, Utah Geographic Information Council Annual Conference, Snowbird, UT. Presentation, Presented, 05/13/2015.
  • Edelman, L.S., Barghoshi, D., McNeally, P., Butler, J., Cortez, J. & Nirual, R., Can Space Time Paths Informs Older Adult Trauma Referral Patterns. Poster presented at University of Utah Center on Aging Retreat, Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 04/03/2015.
  • McNeally,P.B., 2014. Building the Salt Lake Cooperative County Plan's GIS Capabilities, Utah Geographic Information Council Annual Conference, Richfield, UT. Other, Presented, 05/15/2014.
  • McNeally, P.B., 2014. Go Spatial with Your Research, Clinical Research and Methods (CRAM) seminar series, Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, School of Medicine, University of Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/23/2014.
  • McNeally, P.B., 2013. Incorporating GIS into Health Research, Pediatric Clinical and Translational (PCAT) Research Seminar Series, University of Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/13/2013.
  • McNeally,P.B., Collinson,J., Trover, R., and Schory,P., 2012. Snow Safety Control Operations:an Interactive Web-Based Approach, 2012 International Snow Science Workshop, Anchorage, Alaska. Presentation, Presented, 09/20/2012.
    http://www.issw2012.com/
  • Edelman, L. S., McNeally, P. B. & Cook, L. J.,2012, Burns occurring to rural older adults: the implications of geography and access to care. Poster presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Burn Association, Seattle, WA. Poster, Presented, 04/25/2012.
  • Edelman, L. S. & McNeally, P., 2011. Geographic Isolation and Risk of Injury in a Rural Older Adult Population, Gerontological Society of America, Boston MA, conference paper presentation. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2011.
  • McDonnell, W.M., McNeally, P.B., and Firth, S.D., 2009, Proximal Exposure of Utah Schoolchildren to Airborne Pollutants from Major Roadways, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, 2009 Annual Program, Baltimore, Maryland. Presentation, Presented, 05/2009.
  • Painter, T.H., Barrett, A.P., Landry, C.C., and McNeally, P.B., 2008, A 4-year Shortwave and Longwave Radioation Climatology in a Dust-Influenced Mountain Snow Regime, American Geophysical Union 2008 Fall Meeting. Presentation, Presented, 12/2008.
  • McNeally, P.B. and Miller, H.J., 2008, A New Approach to Data Visualization for Avalanche Forecasting, 2008 International Snow Science Workshop, poster presentation. Poster, Presented, 09/2008.
  • McNeally, P.B., and Miller, H.J., 2006, Holistic Geographical Visualization of Spatial Data with Applications in Avalanche Forecasting: in Proceedings, 2006 International Snow Science Workshop, p.478-482. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2006.
  • McNeally, P.B., and Miller, H.J., 2006, Holistic Geographical Visualization of Spatial Data with Applications in Avalanche Stability Modeling, The Association of American Geographers, 2006 Annual Program, Chicago, Illinois. Presentation, Presented, 03/2006.

Publications

  • Newmark, W.D., Jenkins, C.N., Pimm, S.L., McNeally, P.B. & Halley, J.M. (2017). Targeted habitat restoration can reduce extinction rates in fragmented forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Vol. 114, 9635-9640. Published, 08/21/2017.
    http://www.pnas.org/content/114/36/9635.abstract
  • McNeally, P.B., 2008, Holistic Geographical Visualization of Spatial Data with Applications in Avalanche Forecasting, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Utah, 146 p. Published, 05/2008.
  • McNeally, P.B., and Miller, H.J., 2006, Holistic Geographical Visualization of Spatial Data with Applications in Avalanche Forecasting: in Proceedings, 2006 International Snow Science Workshop, p.478-482. Published, 10/2006.
  • McNeally, P.B., Biedigier,B., and McCool, D., 2004, The Development of A Geographic Information System at Tohono O’odham Nation, Arizona: In The U.S.-Mexican Border Environments: Tribal Environmental Issues of the Border Region, SCERP Monograph Series, no.9, p. 101-121. Published, 10/2004.
  • McNeally, P.B., 2000, Avalanche Stability Modeling using GIS, M.S. thesis, University of Utah, 120 p. Published, 11/2000.