Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Position Title: Chief, Geospatial Sciences & Technologies Branch
1998 M.S., Biology (emphasis in GIS), University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
1996 B.S., Biology, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
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.
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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