Kevin Dobbs

Contact Information

Phone 785-864-1512
Fax 785-864-1534
Office 124 Higuchi Hall



Remote sensing and GIS


Kevin earned a Bachelor of Arts (Environmental Studies) from the University of Kansas in 1999. He has been the Project Coordinator for the KBS Kansas Urban Water Quality Restoration and Protection Initiative since 2000.

Research Interests

Current research interests include the use of high-resolution satellite imagery to investigate the impacts of urban development on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, with an emphasis on the use of object oriented image classification and hydrologic modeling. I am also interested in the development of real-time, integrated remote sensing, GIS, and GPS systems to complements emergency management and disaster relief operations.


FLDPLN Model Software Development

Jan. 2010 - present Kansas

Reservoir-Off-Stream Storage Siting in Eastern Kansas

Jan. 2010 - present Eastern Kansas
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

Aerial Imaging of Greensburg, KS, Tornado Emergency Response

Jan. 2007 - Dec. 2007 Kiowa County


Image taken from the Depth to Flood - Eastern Kansas web mapping application.

Depth To Flood Eastern Kansas

September 25, 2009 Eastern Kansas

Published Works

Ashworth, S., W. Kettle, K. Dobbs. 2010. Response of herbaceous plant community after removal of woody vegetation in a tallgrass prairie restoration. Proceedings of the 22nd North American Conference, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, August 2010.
Kindscher, K., H. Kilroy, J. Delisle, Q. Long, H. Loring, K. Dobbs. 2010. Vegetation classification and mapping of Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. National Park Service.
Dobbs, K., J. Kastens, S. Egbert. 2010. Evaluation of NED Elevation Data and the FLDPLN Model for Inundation Extent Estimation.
Kastens, J., K. Dobbs, S. Egbert. 2010. Mapping Potential Flood Extents in Eastern Kansas.
Kastens, J., K. Dobbs. 2010. Inundation fact sheet 2010.
Kastens, J., K. Dobbs, M. Luna. 2010. Reconstructing the Texas Flood of 1938.
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.