Dana Peterson

Contact Information

Phone 785-864-1510
Fax 785-864-1534
Email
Office 122 Higuchi Hall

Curriculum Vitae

Detail

Specialty

Remote sensing and GIS

Background

Dana Peterson earned a M.A. in Geography at the University of Kansas in 1999.

Research Interests

Land cover mapping and analysis, watershed quality and condition modeling, and other ecological and agricultural applications using multi-temporal satellite imagery.

Research

Map image displaying the locations of biofuel production facilities in Kansas. Plant locations are shown on top of the Kansas Land Cover Patterns 2005 map.

Biofuels and Climate Change: Farmers' Land Use Decisions

Oct. 2009 - present Statewide
Image of the 2005 Kansas Land Cover Patterns Map viewed within Google Earth. The image shows an area of southwestern Kansas known for agricultural production using a large number of center-pivot irrigation systems.

2005 Kansas Land Cover Patterns - Level IV

Nov. 2006 - present Statewide
Image taken from the land cover map of the Kansas River Watershed created for the Ecological Forecasting project. Dataset is displayed in Google Earth, see the project page for more details.

Ecological Forecasting: 2005 Land Cover - Level I

May 2006 - Nov. 2009 Kansas River Watershed

Watershed Classification System for Tiered Diagnosis of Biological Impairments: A Scalable, Central Plains Focus with National Applicability

March 2003 - March 2007 EPA Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska)

Landsat 7 Satellite Imagery Database 2002

Jan. 2002 - Dec. 2003 Statewide

KansasView: Advancing the Use of Remote Sensing Data and Technology in Kansas

Jan. 2002 - Dec. 2003 Statewide

Kansas GAP Land Cover Mapping

Jan. 2000 - Dec. 2001 Statewide

Interaction Between Land Cover/Land Use Dynamics and Climatological Variability in the Western Oklahoma/Kansas/Texas Indicator Region

Jan. 1997 - Jan. 2001 Regional

Landscape Analysis and Characterization to Support Regional Environmental Assessment

Jan. 1997 - Dec. 1999 Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska

Maps

2005 Kansas Land Cover Patterns

2005 Kansas Land Cover Patterns Story Map

December 8, 2015 Kansas
Image of the 2005 Kansas Land Cover Patterns Map viewed within Google Earth. The image shows an area of southwestern Kansas known for agricultural production using a large number of center-pivot irrigation systems.

2005 Kansas Land Cover Patterns - Level IV

November 12, 2009 Statewide

Published Works

Delisle, J. M., C. C. Freeman, and D. L. Peterson. 2012. Vegetation Survey and Mapping of the Fort Riley Military Reservation, Kansas. Open-file Report No. 174. Kansas Biological Survey. Lawrence, KS. 78 pp.
Peterson, D., S. Egbert. 2010. KLCP2005 fact sheet.
Peterson, D., J. Whistler, S. Egbert, E. A. Martinko. 2010. 2005 Kansas Land Cover Patterns: Phase II--final report. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 167:49 pp.
Peterson, D., J. Whistler, C. Bishop, S. Egbert, E. A. Martinko. 2009. The Kansas next-generation land use/land cover mapping initiative. Proceedings, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 12 pp.
Martinko, E. A., S. Egbert, M. Jakubauskas, K. Dobbs, J. Lomas, J. Whistler, D. Peterson. 2008. 2005 Kansas Land Cover Patterns Phase I--final report. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Open-file Report No. 150.
Martinko, E. A., J. Whistler, D. Peterson, J. Kastens, R. Hagen, D. Huggins, M. Jakubauskas. 2007. A watershed classification system for tiered diagnosis of biological impairments: A scalable, Central Plains focus with national applicability: Final report to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency STAR Program. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 141:153 pp.
Cully, J.F., K.M. McNyset, S. Egbert, D. Peterson, J.C. Kostelnick. 2007. Ecological niche modeling of black-tailed prairie dog habitats in Kansas using geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and the Genetic Algorithm for Rule-set Prediction (GARP). Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 110(3/4):187-200.
Peterson, D., J. Whistler, B. Mosiman. 2004. The Kansas Satellite Image Database 2002-2003: Final Report. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 121.
Peterson, D., S. Egbert, K. Price, E. A. Martinko. 2004. Identifying historical and recent land-cover changes in Kansas using post-classification change detection techniques. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 107(3/4):105-118. http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.16...
Jakubauskas, M., D. Peterson, S. Campbell, S. Campbell, D. Penny, J. deNoyelles. 2003. Remote sensing of invasive aquatic plant obstruction in navigable waterways. U.S. Department of Transportation Research and Special Programs Administration 30 pp.
Egbert, S., D. Peterson, A.M. Stewart, C. Lauver, K. Price, C. Blodgett, J. Cully, G. Kaufman. 2003. Kansas vegetation mapping using multi-temporal remote sensing data: A hybrid approach. Journal of the Korean Geographical Society 38(5):667-685.
Peterson, D., K. Price, E. A. Martinko. 2002. Investigating grazing intensity and range condition of grasslands in northeastern Kansas using Landsat Thematic Mapper data. GeoCarto International 17(4):1-11.
Whistler, J., D. Peterson, B. Mosiman. 2002. The Kansas Satellite Image Database 2000-2001: Final Report. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 104:27 pp.
Lauver, C., D. Peterson, A.M. Stewart, S. Egbert, E. A. Martinko, K. Price. 2002. The challenge of mapping grasslands: Assessing the accuracy of the Kansas Gap Analysis Land Cover Map. Society for Range Management.
Peterson, D., K. Price, E. A. Martinko. 2002. Discriminating between cool season and warm season grassland cover types in northeastern Kansas. International Journal of Remote Sensing 23(23):5015-5030.
Menard, S., K. Kindscher, D. Peterson. 2002. Using ecological systems as land cover map units for the GAP Analysis Program in Kansas: Summary Report to the USGS-BRD Gap Analysis Program. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS 63 pp.
Mosiman, B., D. Peterson, J. Whistler, S. Egbert, A. Stewart, E. A. Martinko, K. Price. 2002. Remote sensing tools for statewide management: Developing a Landsat 7 imagery database of Kansas. ASPRS Annual Meeting.
Jakubauskas, M., D. Peterson, D. Legates. 2002. Fourier decomposition of an AVHRR NDVI time series for seasonal and interannual land cover change detection. 2. Analysis of Multitemporal Remote Sensing Images, Series in Remote Sensing. River Edge, NJ:World Scientific Publishing. 387-394.
Jakubauskas, M., D. Peterson, S. Campbell, S. Campbell, D. Penny, J. deNoyelles. 2002. Assessing aquatic plant infestations in navigable waterways in Rio Grande River, Texas. Achievements of the DOT-NASA Joint Program on Remote Sensing and Spatial Information. Washington, DC:U.S. Department of Transportation. 62-63.
Jakubauskas, M., D. Peterson, S. Campbell, S. Campbell, D. Penny, J. deNoyelles. 2002. Remote sensing of invasive aquatic plant obstruction in navigable waterways. 1. ASPRS-ACSM Annual Conference and FIG XXII Congress 8 pp.
Jakubauskas, M., D. Peterson, J. Kastens, D. Legates. 2002. Time series remote sensing of landscape-vegetation interactions in the southern Great Plains. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 68(10):1021-1030.
Jakubauskas, M., D. Peterson, S. Campbell, S. Campbell, D. Penney, J. deNoyelles. 2002. Mapping and monitoring invasive aquatic plant obstructions in navigable waterways using satellite multispectral imagery. William T. Pecora Memorial Remote Sensing Symposium.
Peterson, D., M. Jakubauskas, K. Kindscher, D. Debinski. 2001. Hyperspectral remote sensing of nonforested montane vegetation communities. Geospatial Information in Agriculture and Forestry 8 pp.
Jakubauskas, M., D. Peterson, D. Legates. 2001. Interaction between land cover/land use dynamics and cllimatological variability in the Western Oklahoma/Kansas/Texas indicator region. National Institute for Global Environmental Change 6 pp.
Jakubauskas, M., D. Peterson, D. Legates. 2001. Fourier decomposition of an AVHRR NDVI time series for seasonal and interannual land cover change detection. Workshop on the analysis of Multitemporal Remote Sensing Images.
Lauver, C., J. Delisle, D. Peterson. 2001. GIS database development of a ground-based statewide vegetation survey. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 100.
Peterson, D., S. Egbert, C. Lauver, A. Stewart, E. A. Martinko, K. Price, S. Park. 2001. Identifying and understanding land use/land cover change in Kansas. ASPRS Annual Meeting 11 pp.
Egbert, S., D. Peterson, A.M. Stewart, C.L. Lauver, C.F. Blodgett, K. Price, E. A. Martinko. 2001. The Kansas GAP land cover map final report. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 99.
Egbert, S., S. Park, A.M. Stewart, D. Peterson, C.L. Lauver, K. Price, E. A. Martinko. 2001. Landscape structure and the U.S. Conservation Research program on the Central High Plains. ASPRS Annual Meeting.
Martinko, E. A., J. Whistler, J. deNoyelles, J. Griffith, D. Peterson. 2000. EPA Region VII R-EMAP Project: Landscape analysis and characterization to support regional environmental assessment (LACRA). Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS 109 pp.