Stephen Egbert

Professor

Department of Geography

Contact Information

Phone 785-864-1507
Fax 785-864-1534
Email
Office 104C Higuchi Hall
Phone 785-864-4252
Office 217C Lindley Hall

Curriculum Vitae

Detail

Specialty

Remote Sensing and GIS

Background

Steve Egbert earned his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 1994.

Research Interests

In over 25 years of research, most of my emphasis has centered on the use of time-series remotely sensed imagery for land cover mapping and monitoring applications. Although some of my work has used (and continues to use) multi-seasonal imagery from Landsat and similar sensors, I am currently more focused on the use of dense time-series imagery from wide-field sensors such as MODIS. Recent and current studies include using time-series imagery to map the agricultural landscape of the Central Great Plains; examining the relationship of vegetation phenology metrics (VPMs), such as onset of greenness, to actual vegetation growth stages and conditions on the ground; and exploring the impacts of date variations in maximum-value NDVI composites.

In addition to the study and application of time-series remotely sensed imagery, I am also involved in the use of geospatial technologies for responding to, and mitigating, both natural and human disasters. In that regard, I have been involved for several years with a team from KU in assisting the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining in evaluating a handheld mapping system for creating field databases of minefields. We also have ongoing research projects to create inundation databases for the state of Kansas to assist in mapping predicted flood extents.

Research

Dam Breach Modeling for Medium and High Hazard Dams in Kansas--Work Statement #2

Jan. 2010 - present Kansas

Evaluating the Effect of Large-Format Stereoscopic Displays on Student Learning in Introductory College Physical Geography Classes

Jan. 2010 - present Kansas

Dam Breach Modeling for Medium and High Hazard Dams in Kansas--Work Statement #1

Jan. 2010 - present 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
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
Logo from the Geneva Centre for Humanitarian Demining

KU Humanitarian Demining

July 2004 - present International

StateView Program Development and Operations for Kansas

Jan. 2004 - present Kansas

Bowman Expedition: Study of Transportation in Kazakhstan

Jan. 2009 - Dec. 2009 Kazakhstan

Mapping and Characterization of Playa Basins on the High Plains of Western Kansas and Development of a Regional Subclass-Specific Guidebook for Applying the Hydrogeomorphic (HGM) Approach to Assessing Wetland Functions of Playa Basin Depressional Wetlands

Jan. 2006 - Dec. 2009 Western 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

Contract for Professional Services between the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining and The University of Kansas 2008

Jan. 2008 - Dec. 2008 International

Database Development: Playa Basin Occurrence on the High Plains of Kansas

Jan. 2007 - Dec. 2008 Kansas High Plains
Kansas Land Cover Patterns 1990 map showing the land cover around Wichita, KS.

1990 Kansas Land Cover Patterns

Jan. 1991 - Dec. 2008 Statewide

Contract for Professional Services between the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining and the University of Kansas 2006

Jan. 2006 - Dec. 2006 International

MODIS Time-Series Datasets for Environmental Modeling

Jan. 2005 - Dec. 2005 National

Landscape-Scale Detection and Classification of Small Water Bodies: Temporal Integration of Diverse Types of Data

Jan. 2003 - Dec. 2003 National

An Inventory of Dams for Kansas Using Remotely Sensed Satellite Imagery

Jan. 2002 - Dec. 2003 Statewide

Research in the Incubation of Commercial Remote Sensing Products

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

Kansas GAP Land Cover Mapping

Jan. 2000 - Dec. 2001 Statewide

Biodiversity Consequences of Global Climate Change in Mexico

Jan. 1997 - Jan. 2000 Mexico

Digital Interpretation and Classification of Vegetation Associations, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Jan. 1998 - Dec. 1999 Chase County

Development of a Land Use Mapping Protocol for the Great Plains Region: A Multitemporal Remote Sensing Application

Jan. 1992 - Dec. 1992 Finney County

Maps

Council Grove Reservoir, Morris County, Kansas. Picture by Scott Campbell.

Kansas Lakes and Reservoirs

January 27, 2016 Kansas
2005 Kansas Land Cover Patterns

2005 Kansas Land Cover Patterns Story Map

December 8, 2015 Kansas
Image taken from the Depth to Flood - Eastern Kansas web mapping application.

Depth To Flood Eastern Kansas

September 25, 2009 Eastern Kansas

Published Works

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.
Peterson, D., S. Egbert. 2010. KLCP2005 fact sheet.
Wardlow, B.D., S. Egbert. 2010. A comparison of MODIS 250-m EVI and NDVI data for crop mapping--a case study for southwest Kansas. International Journal of Remote Sensing 31(3):805-830.
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.
Masialeti, I., S. Egbert, B. Wardlow. 2010. A comparative analysis of phenological curves for major crops in Kansas. GIScience and Remote Sensing 47(2):241-259.
Dobson, J., S. Egbert, M.D. Dunbar, J.C. Kostelnick. 2010. Geographers tackle landmines. Focus on Geography 53(3):92-102.
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.
Wardlow, B.D., S. Egbert. 2008. Large-area crop mapping using time-series MODIS 250m NDVI data: An assessment for the U.S. Central Great Plains. Remote Sensing of Environment 112(2008):1096-1116. http://www.sciencedirect.com/scienc...
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.
Park, S., S. Egbert. 2008. Remote sensing-measured impacts of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) on landscape structure in southwestern Kansas. GIScience and Remote Sensing 45(1):83-108. http://bellwether.metapress.com/con...
Egbert, S., S. O'Lear. 2008. Geographies of genocide.
Kostelnick, J.C., S. Egbert, M.D. Dunbar. 2008. Cartographic symbols for humanitarian demining. Cartographic Journal 45(1):18-31. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/conte...
Wardlow, B.D., S. Egbert, J. Kastens. 2007. Analysis of time-series MODIS 250m vegetation index data for crop classification in the U.S. Central Great Plains. Remote Sensing of Environment 108(3):290-310. http://www.sciencedirect.com/scienc...
Slocum, T.A., M. Dunbar, S. Egbert. 2007. Evaluating the potential of the GeoWall for geographic education. Journal of Geography 106(3):91-102. http://pdfserve.informaworld.com/63...
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.
Anderson, R.P., A.T. Peterson, S. Egbert. 2006. Modeling the spread of a recently detected invasive species using remotely sensed data: Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) in Kansas. Southwestern Naturalist 51(4):471-480. http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.18...
Wardlow, B.D., J. Kastens, S. Egbert. 2006. Using USDA crop progress data for the evaluation of greenup onset date calculated from MODIS 250-meter data. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 72(11):1225-1234.
Kostelnick, J.C., S. Egbert, M.D. Dunbar. 2005. Cartographic symbols for landmine hazards and humanitarian demining. International Cartographic Conference.
Wardlow, B.D., S. Egbert. 2005. State-level crop mapping in the U.S. Central Great Plains agroecosystem using MODIS 250-meter NDVI data. Proceedings, PECORA 16 Global Priorities in Land Remote Sensing.
Park, S., J.J. Feddema, S. Egbert. 2005. MODIS land surface temperature composite data and their relationships with climatic water budget factors in the central Great Plains. International Journal of Remote Sensing 26(6):1127-1144. http://pdfserve.informaworld.com/55...
Park, S., S. Egbert. 2005. Assessment of soil erodibility indices for Conservation Reserve Program lands in southwestern Kansas using satellite imagery and GIS techniques. Environmental Management 36(6):886-898. http://www.springerlink.com/content...
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...
Park, S., J.J. Feddema, S. Egbert. 2004. Impacts of hydrologic soil properties on drought detection with MODIS thermal data. Remote Sensing of Environment 89(2004):53-62.
Wardlow, B.D., S. Egbert. 2003. A state-level comparative analysis of the GAP and NLCD land-cover data sets. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 69(12):1387-1397.
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.
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.
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.
Wardlow, B.D., S. Egbert. 2002. Discriminating cropping patterns for the U.S. Central Great Plains region using time-series MODIS 250-meter NDVI data--preliminary results. Pecora 15 Land Satellite Information 12 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.
Anderson, A.K., S. Egbert. 2002. Hyperspectral remote sensing of hydrocarbon and brine seepage in Hutchinson, Kansas. ASPRS-ACSM Annual Conference and FIG XXII Congress.
Egbert, S., S. Park, K. Price, R. Lee, J. Wu, M.D. Nellis. 2002. Using Conservation Reserve Program maps derived from satellite imagery to characterize landscape structure. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 37(1-3):141-156.
Egbert, S., E. Martinez-Meyer, M. Ortega-Huerta, A. T. Peterson. 2002. Use of datasets derived from time-series AVHRR imagery as surrogates for land cover maps in predicting species' distributions. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 4:2337-2339.
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.
Egbert, S., R. Lee, S. Park, K. Price, J. Wu, M.D. Nellis. 2000. Using CRP maps derived from satellite imagery to characterize landscape structure and relationships. Geospatial Information in Agriculture and Forestry I:520-526.
Lomas, J., K. Price, E. A. Martinko, D.L. Kastens, S. Egbert, A.J. Tuyahov. 2000. Development of a value-added, remotely sensed product for commercial distribution. Geospatial Information in Agriculture and Forestry.
Houts, M., R. Lee, K. Price, S. Egbert, E. A. Martinko. 2000. Using 10-meter digital airborne imagery to classify crop types in Iowa. Geospatial Information in Agriculture and Forestry II:453-459.
Egbert, S., B. Mercier. 2000. Evaluation of time-series Landsat Thematic Mapper imagery and derived spectral indices for differentiating irrigated and non-irrigated cropland in a semi-arid environment. ASPRS Annual Meeting.
Egbert, S., K. Price, E. A. Martinko. 2000. Multi-temporal approach to Kansas natural vegetation mapping and landscape pattern analysis in Finney County, Kansas. Kansas Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting 19:39-40.
Lauver, C., S. Egbert, C.F. Blodgett. 1999. Vegetation mapping and digital data base development for the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. Final Report, National Park Service. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 93.
Egbert, S., A. T. Peterson, K. Price, V. Sanchez-Cordero. 1998. Modeling conservation priorities in Veracruz, Mexico. GIS Solutions in Natural Resource Management - Balancing the Technical-Political Equation. High Mountain Press. 141-150.
Egbert, S., R.-Y. Yang, K. Price, M.D. Nellis, R. Boyce. 1998. Mapping Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) grasslands using multi-seasonal Thematic Mapper imagery. GeoCarto International 13(4):17-24.
Egbert, S., C.L. Lauver, C.F. Blodgett, K. Price, E. A. Martinko. 1998. Mapping the Kansas grasslands. Kansas Maps and Gaps: Newsletter of the Kansas Gap Analysis Bulletin 2/1:3-4.
Egbert, S. 1998. KARS named as NASA Regional Applications Center. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Spring 1998:6.
Egbert, S., R.-Y. Lee, K. Price, R. Boyce, M.D. Nellis. 1997. Mapping the Kansas grasslands: A multitemporal approach. GAP Analysis Bulletin 6:12-13.
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.
Blodgett, C.F., S. Egbert, C. Lauver, K. Price, E. A. Martinko. 1997. Mapping vegetation alliances for Kansas GAP: A multi-seasonal approach. Kansas Water Office Newsletter.
Bian, L., H. Sun, C.F. Blodgett, S. Egbert, W.P. Li, L.M. Ran, A.D. Koussis. 1996. An integrated interface system to couple the SWAT model and Arc/Info. Conference/Workshop on Integrating GIS and Environmental Modeling.
Bian, L., H. Sun, C.F. Blodgett, S. Egbert, W.P. Li, L.M. Ran, A.D. Koussis. 1996. Integration architecture and internal database for coupling a hydrologic model and Arc/Info. HydroGIS IAHS Publication Number 235:11-17.
Egbert, S., K. Price, M.D. Nellis, R. Lee. 1995. Developing a land cover modeling protocol for the High Plains using multi-seasonal Thematic Mapper imagery. ASPRS Annual Meeting 836-845.
Egbert, S., T.A. Slocum. 1994. Using C and MetaWINDOW graphics primitives to develop software for exploring spatial data. Case Study. Visualization in Modern Cartography. Chapter 6. New York, NY:Pergamon Press. 94-96.
Egbert, S., T.A. Slocum. 1992. EXPLOREMAP: An exploration system for choropleth maps. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 82(2):275-288.
Baker, W.L., S. Egbert, G.F. Frazier. 1991. A spatial model for studying the effects of climatic change on the structure of landscapes subject to large disturbances. Ecological Modelling 56(1-4):109-125.
Campbell, C.S., S. Egbert. 1990. Animated cartography: Thirty years of scratching the surface. Cartographica 27(2):24-46.