Jennifer Rover



M.S. in Geography, South Dakota State University

B.A. in Geography, University of Northern Iowa

Peer-Reviewed Publications


Schaeffer, B.A., Iiames, J., Dwyer, J., Urquhart, E., Salls, W., Rover, J. & Seegers, B., 2018, An initial validation of Landsat 5 and 7 derived surface water temperature for U.S. lakes, reservoirs, and estuaries, International Journal of Remote Sensing, DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2018.1471545

Keith, D., Rover, J., Green, J., Zalewsky, B., Charpentier, M., Thursby, G., and Bishop, J., 2018, Monitoring algal blooms in drinking water reservoirs using the Landsat-8 Operational Land Imager, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 39:9, 2818-2846, DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2018.1430912

Bjerklie, D.M., Birkett, C.M., Jones, J.W., Carabajal, C., Rover, J.A., Fulton, J.W., Garambois, P.-A., 2018, Satellite remote sensing estimation of river discharge: Application to the Yukon River Alaska, Journal of Hydrology, 561: 1000–1018.

Manier, D.J. and Rover, J., 2018, Landsat classification of surface-water presence during multiple years to assess response of playa wetlands to climatic variability across the Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative region. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017-1166, 20 p.


Goldhaber, M.B., Mills, C.T., Mushet, D.M., McCleskey, B.B., Rover, J., 2016,  Controls on the Geochemical Evolution of Prairie Pothole Region Lakes and Wetlands Over Decadal Time Scales. Wetlands (2016) 36(Suppl 2): 255.

Lewis, T.L., Heglund, P.J., Lindberg, M.S., Schmutz, J.A., Schmidt, J.S., Dubour, A.J., Rover, J.,  and Bertram, M.R., 2016, Trophic dynamics of shrinking Subarctic lakes: naturally eutrophic waters impart resilience to rising chemical levels. Oecologia, v. 181, no. 2, p. 583-596.

Jepsen, S. M., Walvoord, M.A., Voss, C.I., and Rover, J., 2016, Effect of permafrost thaw on the dynamics of lakes recharged by ice-jam floods: case study of Yukon Flats, Alaska. Hydrol. Process., 30: 1782–1795.


Rover, J.A., and Mushet, D.M., 2015, Mapping surface water variance in the prairie potholes with Landsat data, in Tiner, R.W., Klemas, V.V., and Lang, M.W., eds., Remote sensing of wetlands—applications and advances: Boca Raton, Fla., CRC Press. p. 345-365. ISBN-10: 1482237350 

Ji, L., Wylie, B.K., Nossov, D.R., Peterson, B.E., Alexander, H.D., Mack, M.C., Rover, J.A., Waldrop, M.P., McFarland, J.W., Chen, X., and Pastick, N.J., 2015, Spatially explicit estimation of aboveground boreal forest biomass in the Yukon River Basin, Alaska: International Journal of Remote Sensing, v. 36, no. 4, p. 939-953.


Lewis, T.L., Lindberg, M.S., Schmutz, J.A., Heglund, P.J., Rover, J.A., Koch, J.C., and Bertram, M.R., 2014, Pronounced chemical response of subarctic lakes to climate-driven losses in surface area: Global Change Biology, p. 0-0, at

Wylie, B.K., Rigge, M.B., Brisco, B., Murnaghan, K., Rover, J.A., and Long, J.B., 2014, Effects of disturbance and climate change on ecosystem performance in the Yukon River basin boreal forest: Remote Sensing, v. 6, p. 9145-9169, at

Ji, L., Zhang, L., Rover, J.A., Wylie, B.K., and Chen, X., 2014, Geostatistical estimation of signal-to-noise ratios for spectral vegetation indices: ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, v. 96, p. 20-27, at

Gallant, A.L., Kaya, S., White, L., Brisco, B., Roth, M.F., Sadinski, W.J., and Rover, J.A., 2014, Detecting emergence, growth, and senescence of wetland vegetation with polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data: Water, v. 6, no. 3, p. 694-722, at


Tan, Z., Liu, S., Wylie, B.K., Jenkerson, C.B., Oeding, J., Rover, J.A., and Young, C.J., 2013, MODIS-informed greenness responses to daytime land surface temperature fluctuations and wildfire disturbances in the Alaskan Yukon River basin: International Journal of Remote Sensing, v. 34, no. 6, p. 2187­2199, at

Jepsen, S.M., Voss, C.I., Walvoord, M.A., Minsley, B.J., and Rover, J.A., 2013, Linkages between lake shrinkage/expansion and sublacustrine permafrost distribution determined from remote sensing of interior Alaska, USA: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 40, no. 5, p. 882-887, at

Anderson, L., Birks, J., Rover, J.A., and Guldager, N., 2013, Controls on recent Alaskan lake changes identified from water isotopes and remote sensing: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 40, no. 13, p. 3413-3418, at


Striegl, R.G., Dornblaser, M.M., McDonald, C.P., Rover, J.A., and Stets, E.G., 2012, Carbon dioxide and methane emissions from the Yukon River system: Global Biogeochemical Cycles, v. 26, citation number GB0E05, at

Rover, J.A., Ji, L., Wylie, B.K., and Tieszen, L.L., 2012, Establishing water body areal extent trends in interior Alaska from multi-temporal Landsat data: Remote Sensing Letters, v. 3, no. 4, p. 595-604, at

McDonald, C.P., Rover, J.A., Stets, E.G., and Striegl, R.G., 2012, The regional abundance and size distribution of lakes and reservoirs in the United States and implications for estimates of global lake extent: Limnology and Oceanography, v. 57, no. 2, p. 597-606, at

Ji, L., Wylie, B.K., Nossov, D.R., Peterson, B.E., Waldrop, M.P., McFarland, J.W., Rover, J.A., and Hollingsworth, T.N., 2012, Estimating aboveground biomass in interior Alaska with Landsat data and field measurements: International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, v. 18, p. 451-461, at


Rover, J.A., Wright, C.K., Euliss Jr., N.H., Mushet, D.M., and Wylie, B.K., 2011, Classifying the hydrologic function of prairie potholes with remote sensing and GIS: Wetlands, v. 31, no. 2, p. 319-327, at

Ji, L., Zhang, L., Wylie, B.K., and Rover, J.A., 2011, On the terminology of the spectral vegetation index (NIR – SWIR)/(NIR + SWIR)—Technical Note: International Journal of Remote Sensing, v. 32, no. 21, p. 6901-6909, at


Rover, J.A., Wylie, B.K., and Ji, L., 2010, A self-trained classification technique for producing 30-m percent-water maps from Landsat data: International Journal of Remote Sensing, v. 31, no. 8, p. 2197-2203, at