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

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