Dr. Helene Avocat
Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2011, University of Franche-Comté
I am a geographer and cartographer who uses GIS and cartographic techniques to estimate and map renewable energies resources. I am especially interested in estimating the proportion of forest aboveground biomass that can sustainably be harvested for energy purposes in temperate climates at regional and national scale. Since my PhD, I collaborated on different research projects involving energy, natural resources, urban planning, mobility, land use, agriculture, epidemiology etc.
- Mariet A.-S., Retel O., Avocat H., Serre A., Schapman L., Schmitt M., Charron M., and Monnet E. 2013. Estimated incidence of erythema migrans in five regions of France and ecological correlations with environmental characteristics. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases VBZ-2012-1199.R1
- Avocat H., Tabourdeau A., Chauvin C., and De Sede Marceau M.-H. 2011. Energy and wood in the French Alps: strategies for an uncertain resource. Journal of Alpine Research 99-3.
Dr. Avocat is a French native Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Geospatial Sciences at Kansas State University since 2016. She studied abroad for her Master’s degree and followed a joint program of studies between the University of Franche-Comte (France) and the University of Quebec in Montreal (Canada). She received her PhD in Geography and Planning from the University of Franche-Comte (France).
Before joining Kansas State University, Dr Avocat worked as a GIS specialist in the IT Department at the University of Michigan. Dr. Avocat has a significant teaching and mentoring experience. She taught various undergraduate classes during her PhD. At Kansas State University, her teaching experience focuses on Cartography and Geographic Information Systems, both at undergraduate and graduate levels. She mentors students from various majors on the geospatial aspect of their research.