Erich Seamon – Research Scientist, University of Idaho

Erich Seamon is a quantitative climatologist and data scientist, who works as a postdoctoral fellow in IMCI’s geospatial modeling core initiative. Erich has a M.S. in geological sciences from Bowling Green State University and a Ph.D. in Natural Resources from the University of Idaho, with a focus on climatological analysis, machine learning, and agricultural processes. His research focuses on statistical modeling techniques to explore natural system spatiotemporal relationships, with a particular focus on climatological impacts and their varying conditional relationships to areas such as agriculture, insurance, human health, and socio-ecological feedback systems.

Curriculum Vitae

Recent Publications

Seamon, E., Megheib, M., Williams, C.J., Murphy, C.F., Brown, H.F. (2022) “Estimating Idaho county level health indicators using spatial microsimulation” Population, Space and Place.  Under invited review.

Adhikari, S., Seamon, E., Wu, Y., Sadeghi, S.E., Eigenbrode, S.D. 2022. “Do Invasive and Naturalized Aphid Pest Populations Respond Differently to Climatic and Landscape Factors?” Journal of Economic Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toac044

Seamon, E., Gessler, P.E., Abatzoglou, J.T., Mote, P.E., Lee, S., 2022. “Random Forest Climatic Modeling of Agricultural Insurance Loss Across the Inland Pacific Northwest Region of the United States.” Environmental Data Science (via International Conference on Climate Informatics) In Press.

Ridenhour, B., Sarathchandra, D., Seamon, E., Brown, H., Leung, F.Y., Johnson-Leon, M., Megheib, M., Miller, C., Johnson-Leung, J. 2021 “Effects of trust, risk perception, and health behavior on COVID-19 disease burden: Evidence from a multi-state US survey” Accepted Publication. PLoS One. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0268302

Gartstein, M.A., Seamon, E., Mattera, J., Bosquet-Enlow, M., Rosalind J. Wright, Perez-Edgar, K., Buss, K.,  LoBue, V., Bell, M.A., Calkins, S.D., Goodman S.H., Spieker, S., Bridgett, D.J.,  Salisbury A.L.,  Mliner S.B., Gunnar, M.R., Muzik, M., Stifter, C.A., Planalp, E.M., Mehr, S.A., Spelke, E.S., Lukowski, A.F., Groh, A.M., Lickenbrock, D.M., Santelli, R., Du Rocher Schudlich, T., Anzman-Frasca S., Thrasher, C., Diaz, A., Dayton C., Moding, K.J., Jordan, E.M. 2021 “Using Machine Learning to Understand Age and Gender Differences in Infant Temperament”.  2022. PLOS One https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0266026

Seamon, E., Gessler, P.E., Abatzoglou, J.T., Mote, P.E., Lee, S., 2021 “Agricultural Insurance Loss and Relationships to Climate Across the Inland Pacific Northwest Region of the United States”. Northwest Science.  Submitted manuscript.

Seamon, E, Roesch-McNally, G., McNamee, L., Roth, I., Wulfhorst, J., Eigenbrode, S., & Laursen, D., 2017. “Producer Perceptions on Climate Change and Agriculture: A Statistical Atlas”. University of Idaho Agricultural Economics Extension Series 17-01. Funded through award #2011-68002-30191 from USDA-NIFA.

Gartstein, M.A., Prokasky, A., Bell, M.A., Calkins, S., Bridgett, D.J., Braungart-Rieker, J., Leerkes, E., Cheatham, C., Eiden, R.D., Mize, K.D., Jones, N., Mireault, G., & Seamon, E. (2017). Latent Profile and Cluster Analysis of infant temperament: Comparisons across person-centered approaches. Developmental Psychology, 53, 1811-1825 https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0000382

Gartstein, M.A., Seamon, E., Thompson, S.F., Lengua, L., 2018. “Community Crime Exposure and Risk for Obesity: Examining Child Hypothalamic–Pituitary–Adrenal (HPA)-Axis Response as a Moderator” Journal of Pediatric Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsx116

Gartstein M.A., Seamon E., Dishion T.J. Geospatial Ecology of Adolescent Problem Behavior: Contributions of Community Factors and Parental Monitoring. J Community Psychol. 2015 Apr;42(3):299-315. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.21611