Jennifer J Dieck

Biography

Education:
1998 M.S., Biology (emphasis in GIS), University of Wisconsin-La Crosse  
1996 B.S., Biology, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
                   
Primary Responsibilities/Activities: 
As Chief of the Geospatial Sciences & Technologies Branch, I oversee the overall science direction and work of 12-15 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 processing of elevation data (lidar and bathymetry). 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.

Research Interests:

  • Geographic Information System (GIS) Technology
  • Aerial Image Acquisition/Processing/Analysis (i.e. 4-band, thermal, lidar)
  • Image Interpretation Techniques
  • Vegetation Classification/Mapping
  • Accuracy Assessment Techniques
  • Elevation Data Collection and Processing
  • Decision Support Tools
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
  • Data Management

Publications:

Hop, K., A. Strassman, M. Hall, S. Menard, E. Largay, S. Sattler, E. Hoy, J. Ruhser, E. Hlavacek, and J. Dieck. 2017. National Park Service Vegetation Mapping Inventory Program: Appalachian National Scenic Trail vegetation mapping project. Natural Resource Report NPS/NETN/NRR—2017/1437. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Hop, K., A. Strassman, C. Nordman, M. Pyne, R. White, J. Jakusz, E. Hoy, and J. Dieck. 2016. National Park Service Vegetation Mapping Inventory Program: Natchez Trace Parkway vegetation mapping project. Natural Resource Report NPS/GULN/NRR—2016/1255. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Jakusz, J.W., Dieck, J.J., Langrehr, H.A., Ruhser, J.J., and Lubinski, S.J., 2015, Accuracy assessment/validation methodology and results of 2010–11 land-cover/land-use data for Pools 13, 26, La Grange, and Open River South, Upper Mississippi River System: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program, Long Term Resource Monitoring Technical Report 2015–T001 39 p., including appendixes 1–18

Dieck, J.J., Ruhser, Janis, Hoy, Erin, and Robinson, L.R., 2015, General classification handbook for floodplain vegetation in large river systems (ver. 2.0, November 2015): U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods, book 2, chap. A1, 51 p.

Hop, K., J. Drake, A. Strassman, E. Hoy, J. Jakusz, S. Menard, and J. Dieck. 2015. National Park Service Vegetation Inventory Program: Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, Minnesota. Natural Resource Report NPS/GLKN/NRR—2015/1002. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Hop, K., J. Drake, A. Strassman, E. Hoy, J. Jakusz, S. Menard, and J. Dieck. 2013. National Park Service Vegetation Inventory Program: Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/HTLN/NRTR—2013/792. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. NPS 644/

Hop, K., M. Pyne, T. Foti, S. Lubinski, R. White, and J. Dieck. 2012. National Park Service vegetation inventory program: Buffalo National River, Arkansas. Natural Resource Report NPS/HTLN/NRR—2012/526. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Hop, K., J. Drake, S. Lubinski, S. Menard, and J. Dieck. 2012. National Park Service Vegetation Inventory Program: Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway, Minnesota/Wisconsin. Natural Resource Report NPS/GLKN/NRR—2012/547. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Hop, K., J. Drake, S. Lubinski, S. Menard, and J. Dieck. 2011. National Park Service Vegetation Inventory Program: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan. Natural Resource Report NPS/GLKN/NRR—2011/395. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Hop, K., S. Menard, J. Drake, S. Lubinski, and J. Dieck. 2010. National Park Service Vegetation Inventory Program: Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin. Natural Resource Report NPS/GLKN/NRR—2010/199. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Hop, K., S. Menard, J. Drake, S. Lubinski, D. Faber-Langendoen, and J. Dieck. 2010. National Park Service Vegetation Inventory Program: Grand Portage National Monument, Minnesota. Natural Resource Report NPS/GLKN/NRR—2010/200. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Hop, K., S. Menard, J. Drake, S. Lubinski, and J. Dieck. 2010. National Park Service Vegetation Inventory Program: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan. Natural Resource Report NPS/GLKN/NRR—2010/201. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Hop, K., J. Drake, S. Lubinski, J. Dieck, and S. Menard. 2009. National Park Service Vegetation Inventory Program: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana. U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin, September 2009. 52 pp + Appendixes A-G.

Hop, K., M. Reid, J. Dieck, S. Lubinski, and S. Cooper. 2007. U.S. Geological Survey-National Park Service 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.

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.

 

Important Links:

NPS Vegetation Mapping Inventory Program 
Long Term Resource Monitoring (LTRM)
LTRM Land Cover/Use Data 
LTRM Bathymetry and Elevation 
Decision Support Systems – Tools and Applications