Jessica J Walker


Jessica started with the USGS as a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Researcher in 2014.  Her broad research interests center on the analysis of landscape change using remote sensing data.  Past projects have included tracking the vegetative trajectories of areas recovering from fire events, both in the semi-arid, high-elevation forests of Arizona and the boreal forests of Alaska.  Additional recent work includes examining surface inundation patterns via Landsat and MODIS imagery as part of the PLACE project (Patterns in the Landscape - Analyses of Cause and Effect).


2012 - Ph.D. Geospatial and Environmental Analysis, Virginia Tech

2000 - M.A. Geography, University of Arizona, Tucson

1991 - B.A. Applied Math, Williams College