Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center Staff - Jennifer Dieck

Jennifer DieckJennifer J. Dieck         

Position Title:  Chief, Geospatial Sciences & Technologies Branch

Email: jdieck@usgs.gov        
Phone: 608.781.6382
Fax: 608.783.6066

1998 M.S., Biology (emphasis in GIS), University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 
1996 B.S., Biology, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Primary Responsibilities/Activities:
As Chief of the Geospatial Sciences & Technologies Branch, I oversee the overall science direction and work of 10-15 Branch employees.  The Branch consists of two teams, the Resource Mapping & Spatial Analysis Team and the Geospatial Sciences Team.  Their work focuses mainly on geospatial analysis, model development, decision support systems, data management, cartography, vegetation/resource mapping, and Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) processing; I also lead the Resource Mapping & Spatial Analysis Team on NPS Vegetation Inventory Program (VIP), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), and the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program (LTRMP) vegetation mapping projects. I work closely with scientists and natural resource partners to identify pressing issues, define high priority research needs for conservation, conduct effective research, and deliver timely results and technical assistance for natural resource management and decision making.

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Select Publications:
Hop, K., M. Reid, J. Dieck, S. Lubinski, and S.V. Cooper. 2007. USGS-NPS Vegetation Mapping Program: Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin, August 2007. 131 pp + Appendixes A-L.  (In review)

Dieck, J. J., and Robinson, L. R. 2004. Techniques and Methods Book 2, Collection of Environmental Data, Section A, Biological Science, Chapter 1, General classification handbook for floodplain vegetation in large river systems: U.S. Geological Survey, Techniques and Methods 2 A-1, 52 p.

Dieck, J, J. 1998.  Changes in vegetation from 1975 to 1996 in backwaters of Navigation Pools 4 and 13, upper Mississippi River.  M.S. thesis. University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.

USGS Vegetation Characterization Program

NPS Vegetation Inventory Program

Long Term Resource Monitoring Program (LTRMP)

LTRMP Land Cover/Use Data

LTRMP Digital LiDAR Derivatives

Decision Support Systems

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