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Philip Chaney
Associate Professor

Research Areas: Water Resources, Coastal Geography and Hazards

Office: 2046D Haley Center

2050 Beard Eaves Coliseum
Auburn, AL 36849

Phone: (334) 844-3420
Fax: (334) 844-3409


Ph.D., Geography, Louisiana State University
M.A., Geography, University of Arkansas
B.S., Agriculture, University of Arkansas

Professional Employment

Associate Professor, Auburn University
2005 - Present
Assistant Professor, Auburn University
Instructor/Visiting Assistant Professor, Auburn University

Professional Activities

Professional Surveyor, State of Arkansas #1169 (1989)

Research and Teaching Interests

Human-Environment Interaction, Public Policy and Sustainability are the major themes that capture my interest and influence my research and teaching activites. Specific areas of intererest:

  • Water Resources: Water Use, Public Policy and Sustainability, Agricultural and Recreational Use. 
  • Coastal Geography and Hazards: Impacts on Society, Public Policy and Sustainability, National Flood Insurance Program.

Selected Publications

  1. Jescovitch, L.N., P.L. Chaney, and C.E. Boyd. 2016. A preliminary assessment of land-to-water surface area ratios (LWR) for sustainable land use in aquaculture. Papers in Applied Geography 2(2): 178-188.
  2. Chaney, P.L., G.S. Weaver, S.A. Youngblood, and K. Pitts. 2013. Household preparedness for tornado hazards: the 2011 disaster in Macon County, Alabama. Weather, Climate, and Society 05: 345-358.
  3. Chaney, P.L., C.E. Boyd, and E. Polioudakis. 2012. Number, size, and distribution of small impoundments in Alabama. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 67 (2): 111-121.
  4. Chaney, P.L. and G.S. Weaver. 2010. The vulnerability of mobile home residents in tornado disasters: the 2008 Super Tuesday tornado in Macon County, Tennessee. Weather, Climate, and Society 2: 190-199.
  5. Boyd, C.A., P.L. Chaney, C.E. Boyd, and D.B. Rouse. 2009. Distribution of ground water suitable for use in saline-water aquaculture in central and west-central Alabama. Journal of Applied Aquaculture 21-4: 228-240. 

Last updated: 05/18/2017