Jerry Whistler

Jerry Whistler

Contact Information

Phone 785-864-1513
Fax 785-864-1534
Email
Office 118 Higuchi Hall

Curriculum Vitae

Detail

Specialty

Remote sensing applications.

Background

Jerry Whistler received his BA and MA in Geography at the University of Kansas. Jerry directed the development of the first statewide digital land use/land cover database of Kansas. He currently serves at the Kansas Biological Survey's representative on the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Kansas GIS Policy Board. Jerry has been with the KARS Program since 1982.

Research Interests

Jerry's research focuses on digital land use/land cover inventory, phenology-based vegetation classification techniques, and the use of remote sensing data to model agricultural non-point source pollution.

Research

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

StateView Program Development and Operations for Kansas

Jan. 2004 - present Kansas
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

StateView Program, Website, and Imagery Development and Operations for the State of Kansas

Jan. 2007 - June 2009 Statewide
Kansas Land Cover Patterns 1990 map showing the land cover around Wichita, KS.

1990 Kansas Land Cover Patterns

Jan. 1991 - Dec. 2008 Statewide

Development of Watershed Classification Systems

Jan. 2002 - Dec. 2007 Statewide

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)

Development of Website for KansasView for Advancing the Use of Remote Sensing Data and Technology

Jan. 2003 - Dec. 2004 Statewide

Kansas Satellite Imagery Database

Jan. 2001 - Dec. 2004 Statewide

An Inventory of Dams for Kansas Using Remotely Sensed Satellite Imagery

Jan. 2002 - Dec. 2003 Statewide

Website Development and Enhancement for KansasView for Kansas' Geospatial Data and Archives

Jan. 2002 - Dec. 2003 Statewide

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

Jan. 2002 - Dec. 2003 Statewide

Landsat 7 Satellite Imagery Database 2002

Jan. 2002 - Dec. 2003 Statewide

The Great Plains Regional Earth Science Applications Center Database

Jan. 1999 - Dec. 2003 Statewide

Digitizing the EPA Region Watersheds

Jan. 1999 - Oct. 2000 Statewide

Landscape Analysis and Characterization to Support Regional Environmental Assessment

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

Watershed GIS Database Development and Landscape Analysis

Jan. 1997 - Dec. 1999 Statewide

Horseshoe Creek Land Cover Inventory

Jan. 1998 - Dec. 1998 Marshall and Washington Counties

Equipment for the University of Kansas for the Enhancement of Environmental Remote Sensing

Jan. 1997 - Dec. 1998 Douglas County

Mapping Irrigated Agriculture in Rawlins County, Kansas

Jan. 1995 - Dec. 1996 Rawlins County

Pracht Wetland Land Cover Inventory

Jan. 1995 - Dec. 1995 Sedgwick County

Identification and Delineation of Loggerhead Shrike Habitat on the Fort Riley Military Reservation

Jan. 1993 - Dec. 1995 Geary and Riley Counties

Neosho River Vegetation Inventory Study

Jan. 1994 - Jan. 1995 Neosho River watershed

Imagery and Modeling for Land Cover Characterization

Jan. 1993 - Dec. 1994 Northeast Kansas

Development of a Land Cover Database in ARC/INFO Format Via Classification of Landsat Thematic Mapper Data

Jan. 1989 - Dec. 1994 Statewide

Classifying Remotely Sensed Data for Use in an Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution Model

Jan. 1989 - Oct. 1989 Bourbon County

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

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.
Peterson, D., J. Whistler, B. Mosiman. 2004. The Kansas Satellite Image Database 2002-2003: Final Report. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 121.
P. Taylor, B. Mosiman, S. Egbert, J. Whistler. 2003. The Kansas Surface Water Database: Final Report. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 116.
Mosiman, B., S. Egbert, J. Whistler. 2003. The Kansas Dam Inventory Project: Final Report. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 114:19 pp.
Martinko, E. A., K. Price, S. Egbert, M. Jakubauskas, J. Whistler, T.J. Crooks. 2003. The NASA Great Plains Regional Earth Science Applications Center, 2000-2003. National Aeronautics and Space Administration 45 pp.
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.
Griffith, J., E. A. Martinko, J. Whistler, K. Price. 2002. Preliminary comparison of landscape pattern-normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) relationships to Central Plains stream conditions. Journal of Environmental Quality 31(3):846-859.
Griffith, J., E. A. Martinko, J. Whistler, K. Price. 2002. Interrelationships among landscapes, NDVI, and stream water quality in the U.S. Central Plains. Ecological Applications 12(6):1702-1718. http://www.esajournals.org/doi/full...
Griffith, J., E. A. Martinko, J. Whistler. 2002. An analysis of interrelationships among landscapes, NDVI, and stream condition in the U.S. Central Plains. Ecological Applications 12(6):1702-1718. http://www.esajournals.org/doi/pdf/...
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.
Lauver, C., W. H. Busby, J. Whistler. 2002. Testing a GIS model of habitat suitability for a declining grassland bird. Environmental Management 30(1):88-97.
Griffith, J., E. A. Martinko, J. Whistler. 2000. Vegetation phenological metrics and their relation to water quality and biophysical condition in Central Plains streams. Proceedings, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
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.
Whistler, J., J. Lomas. 1999. Horseshoe Creek land cover inventory. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 99:1-18.
Egbert, S., J. Whistler, K. Price. 1997. The Kansas Applied Remote Sensing Program. RSSG Newsletter: Remote Sensing Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers 18(1):7.
Whistler, J. 1996. A phenological approach to land cover characterization using Landsat MSS data for analysis of nonpoint source pollution. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS KARS 96-1:59 pp.
Whistler, J., J. Dunham. 1995. Pracht Wetland landcover inventory. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS.
Liechti, P., J. Whistler, A. Clements, J. Dunham. 1995. Neosho vegetation inventory study. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 6:22 pp.
Dillworth, M.E., J. Whistler, J.W. Merchant. 1994. A comparison of geometric and geographic windows for measuring landscape structure. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 60(10):1215-1224.
Lauver, C., J. Whistler. 1993. A hierarchical classification of Landsat TM data to identify natural grassland areas and rare species habitat. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 59(5):627-634.
Jakubauskas, M., J. Whistler, M.E. Dillworth, E. A. Martinko. 1992. Classifying remotely sensed data for use in an agricultural non-point source pollution model. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 47(2):179-182.
Lauver, C., J. Whistler. 1992. Using Landsat TM imagery to estimate coverage of natural grassland and rare species habitat. ASPRS/ACSM Annual Convention and Exposition Technical Papers 1:241-246.
Lauver, C., J. Whistler. 1991. The use of Landsat Thematic Mapper data to identify high quality grasslands and rare species habitat in Eastern Kansas. Natural Areas Conference NPS D-374:214-221.
Jakubauskas, M., J. Whistler, M.E. Dillworth. 1990. Derivation of nonpoint source pollution model inputs from remotely sensed data. ASPRS Annual Meeting 44-53.
Martinko, E. A., J.W. Merchant, D.O. Whittemore, J. Whistler. 1987. Development of a prototype geographic information system for groundwater quality protection in Kansas. Kansas Department of Health and Environment 27 pp.