Jennifer Rover


Jennifer is a research geographer with the US Geological Survey at the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Her research focus includes investigating and characterizing inland lake and wetland dynamics and related ecosystem components. Approaches utilize remotely sensed data and geographic information science to infer hydrological processes in lakes, rivers, and wetlands and assess influences from upland land cover and land cover change. Jennifer also leads the Applied Science component for Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection (LCMAP) initiative ( The LCMAP Applied Science team develops innovative applications with time-series land cover change science products. New applications are relevant to partner and stakeholder needs while providing opportunities that enable user feedback to be incorporated into future research and product development. Engagement with the community by means of various mechanisms are an ongoing and important aspect of LCMAP.