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Editorial Advisor: Donald A. Friend

E-mail: don.friend@mnsu.edu

Department of Geography, Minnesota State University, USA


1997: Ph.D., Geography, Arizona State University

1988: M.A., Geography, University of Colorado at Boulder

1984: B.S., Conservation of Natural Resources, University of California at Berkeley

Work Experience

1997 – present Department of Geography, Minnesota State University, Mankato.
2006 – present Professor
2005 – present  Department Chair (elected to a 2nd term in 2008, and to a 3rd term in 2011)
2001 – 2006  Associate Professor
1997 – 2001  Assistant Professor
1997 – present  Director of Earth Science Programs
2013 – present Special Assistant to the Provost, Minnesota State University.
2013 Meridian Book Award Committee, Association of American Geographers (one year stand-in appointment).
2011 – present Awards Committee Member, Geomorphology Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers.
2010 – present Mel Marcus Fund for Physical Geography Committee Member, Association of American Geographers.
2009 – present Founding Director, Minnesota Modeling & Simulation Center, Minnesota State University.
2008 – present Graduate Faculty Status Review Committee, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Minnesota State University.
2011 – Present Chair
2008 – 2010 Member
2005 – present Journal of Mountain Science published by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu. http://www.imde.ac.cn/journal/index.htm.
2013 – Present Editorial Board Member
2011 – 2013 Editorial Advisor
2007 – 2010 Associate Editor in Chief
2005 – 2006 Editorial Board Member
2002 – present Advisory Board Member, Mountain Studies Institute, Silverton, Colorado. http://www.mountainstudies.org
2000 – present Steering Committee Member of the International Geographical Union Commission on Mountain Response to Global Change.
1997 - present Director of Earth Science Programs, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Research Interest

Rock glaciers, slope development, boundary layer climatology, snow, climate change in mountain environments, and the interaction of earth surface and atmospheric processes with people in mountains.

Major Publications

2013 Price, Martin F., Alton C. Byers, Donald A. Friend, Thomas Kohler, and Larry W. Price (Editors). Mountain Geography: Physical and Human Dimensions. University of California Press, Berkeley.
2012 Yuan, Fei, Bryce Hoppie, Donald Friend and Namyong Lee. “Blue Earth River Quality Monitoring Using ARCHER Hyperspectral Data and Field Measurements.” Geocarto International, DOI:10.1080/10106049.2012.726657.
2007 Yuan, Fei and Donald A. Friend. "GISc Certificate Program at Minnesota State University, Mankato." MN GIS/LIS NEWS: The Newsletter of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium, Winter 2007-8, Issue 51. http://www.mngislis.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=299 (accessed 12-12-07).
 Brenning, A., M. Grasser and D. A. Friend. "Statistical Estimation and Generalized Additive Modeling of Rock Glacier distribution in the San Juan Mountains, Colorado, United States."  Journal of Geophysical Research, v.112, F02S15. DOI: 10.1029/2006JF000528. Impact Factor 2.784 in 2005.
 Fickert, Thomas, Donald Friend, Friederike Grüninger, Bruce Molnia and Michael Richter. "Did Debris-Covered Glaciers Serve as Pleistocene Refugia for Plants? A New Hypothesis Derived from Observations of Recent Plant Growth on Glacier Surfaces." Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, v.39(2):245-257. DOI: 10.1657/1523-0430(2007)39[245:DDGSAP]2.0.CO;2.  Impact Factor 1.045 in 2005.
2005 Friend, Donald A., "Surface Macrofabric of Boulder Dominated Desert Mountain Slopes, California, USA." Journal of Mountain Science, v.2(3):181-192. DOI:  10.1007/BF02973191. ISSN 1672-6316 (Print) 1993-0321 (Online).
2004 Friend, Donald A., "Foreword: An Environmental and Geographic Perspective." In: Bishop, Michael P., and John F. Shroder, Jr., editors, Geographic Information Science and Mountain Geomorphology. Spring-Praxis, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York. Pp. xxiii-xxiv. ISBN: 3-540-42640-X
2003 Friend, D. A. and Williams M.W. "Water Quality as an input to Development Policy." In: Taylor, Leslie and Anne Ryall, editors, Sustainable Mountain Communities: Environmental Sustainability for Mountain Areas Impacted by Tourism and Amenity Migration, The Banff Centre, Canada. pp. 93-97. ISBN 1-984773-07-1.
 Friend, Donald A., "Mountain Geography." In: Gaile, Gary L. and Cort J. Wilmott, editors, Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century. Oxford University Press, New York. Chapter 6, pp.72-80. ISBN 0-19-823392-2.
2002 Friend, Donald A., (Guest Editor), "Special Issue: Mountain Geography." Geographical Review, v.92(2):155-306.
 Friend, Donald A., Review of: Mountain Environments and Communities. By Don Funnell and Romola Parish. London and New York, Routledge, 2001. Geographical Review, v.92(4):612-613.
2000 Friend, Donald A., Fred M. Phillips, Sean W. Campbell, Tanzhuo Liu, and Pankaj Sharma. "Evolution of Desert Colluvial Boulder Slopes." Geomorphology, v.36(1-2):19-45. Impact factor 1.508 in 2005.
 Friend, Donald A., "Revisiting William Morris Davis and Walther Penck to Propose a General Model of Slope "Evolution" in Deserts." The Professional Geographer, v.52(2):164-178.