Pamela Nagler

Biography

  • Expertise
    • Remote sensing applications in ecohydrology with a focus on scaling ground-based evapotranspiration (water use) measurements of plants.
  • Education
    • Ph.D. 2001, Soil, Water, and Environmental Science, University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ
    • M.A. 1997, Geography, University of Maryland. College Park, MD
    • B.S. 1989, Geography, University of Florida. Gainesville, FL

 

Dr. Pamela Nagler grew up in Atlanta, where her parents cultivated an early enthusiasm for adventure and an intense intrigue for people and places by traveling. Pamela's interest in landscapes developed naturally through her direct experiences with a variety of lands and cultures throughout her early school years. Her first experience with USGS as a hydrological technician was while she was in high school and college, working for the Water Resources Division. Early in her undergraduate career, she was interested in Geology until a professor encouraged her to study Geography, as way to study the relationship between humans and the physical sciences. After obtaining a B.S. in Geography, Pamela interned with the late Barry Bishop at the National Geographic Society in Washington DC, where she was greatly influenced to pursue her passion for geography as a career. She then worked for the Solid Waste Division of the EPA, but wanted to pursue her interests in remote sensing skills to identify Superfund Cleanup Sites. She then took a position with the Defense Mapping Agency to apply remote sensing technology for environmental applications, but realized quickly she was better off going to graduate school. While obtaining a M.A. in Geography with an emphasis on remote sensing. Pamela gained experience and skills needed to address environmental applications, and took a research assistantship with the USDA, Agriculture Research Service. Here, she helped develop techniques using hyperspectral data to distinguish soil from litter in the landscape. Pamela continued this research in Japan with a fellowship sponsored by NSF. Pamela spent time in ten Asian countries before starting her Ph.D. research with Dr. Alfredo Huete at the UofA in Tucson, AZ. Pamela's dissertation research was on the Colorado River delta in Mexico and her post-doctoral work with Dr. Edward Glenn, also from the UofA, was funded through a grant from NASA.  After her Ph.D. coursework, Pamela was engaged in additional research on seaweeds in Molokai, HI and phytoremediation with the Navajo Nation near Monument Valley, as well as participating in international research on the Colorado River Delta (estuary, wetland, riparian habitat conservation and water policy) and working with the border regions in collaboration with tribes, local, state, federal government, and non-profits agencies. Dr. Nagler returned to the USGS in 2005 to work on a restoration project at Cibola National Wildlife Refuge. She acquired information on evapotranspiration rates for cottonwood and willow trees as well as saltcedar, arrowweed and other riparian plant species in the southwestern desert. Her research was recognized internationally and in 2013, Pamela spent a year in Adelaide, South Australia, at the Commonwealth for Science, Industry, and Research Organization (CSIRO) in their Land and Water Division. Dr. Nagler is back in Tucson, AZ and balances her research and commitment to USGS Southwest Biological Science Center (SBSC) with adjunct faculty positions in two departments, including SNRE and SWES at the UofA.  She also serves on two journal Editorial Boards and as a Board Member of the Sonoran Joint Venture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications

PUBLICATIONS PRODUCED in FY 2015 (n = 10)

Journals Papers in FY 2015 (n = 6)

1.      Norman, Laura, Fletcher Brinkerhoff, Evan Gwilliam, D. Phillip Guertin, James Callegary, David C. Goodrich, Pamela L. Nagler, Floyd Gray.  2015. Hydrologic Response of Streams Restored with Check Dams in the Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona.  River Research and Applications, Accepted February 10, 2015; online March 21, 2015.  DOI: 10.1002/rra.2895; ISSN: 1535-1467.  IP-054961

  1. Bunting, Daniel P., Shirley A. Papuga, Edward P. Glenn, Pamela L. Nagler, and Russell L. Scott. 2014. Insights for empirically modeling evapotranspiration influenced by riparian and upland vegetation in semiarid regions.  Journal of Arid Environments 111:42-52. Dec. 2014.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2014.06.007
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Other Peer Reviewed Material (e.g., Book Chapters, Reports) in FY 2015 (n = 4)

1.      Glenn, Edward P., Patrick B. Shafroth, Martha Gomez-Sapiens, Karen Schlatter, Erick Lundgren, Chris Jarchow, Pamela L. Nagler.  2014. Minute 319 Vegetation Monitoring Technical Report.

1.      Glenn, E. P., Nagler, P. L. and Huete, A. R.  2014.  Change Detection Using Vegetation Indices and Multiplatform Satellite Imagery at Multiple Temporal and Spatial Scales, in Weng, Q., ed., Scale Issues in Remote Sensing: Hoboken, New Jersey, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., accessed on July 7, 2014, at doi: 10.1002/9781118801628.ch05 and http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118801628.ch05/summary

Biggs, Trent W., George P. Petropoulos, Naga Manohar Velpuri, Michael Marshall, Edward P. Glenn, Pamela Nagler, Alex Messina.  2015.  Chapter 3:  Remote Sensing of Actual Evapotranspiration from Cropland In Thenkabail, P.S., (Editor-in Chief), 2015. “Remote Sensing Handbook” Vol. III:  Remote Sensing of Water Resources, Disasters, and Urban Studies.  CRC Press- Taylor and Francis group, Boca Raton, London, New York.  November 3, 2015.   IP-05821

 

PUBLICATIONS PRODUCED in FY 2014 (n = 5)

Journals Papers in FY 2014 (n = 4)​​​​​​

2.       Nagler, P.L., Pearlstein, S., Glenn,E.P.,  Brown, T.B., Bateman, H.L., Bean, D.W., and Hultine, K.R. 2014.  Rapid dispersal of Saltcedar (Tamarix spp.) biocontrol beetles (Diorhabda carinulata) on a desert river detected by phenocams, MODIS imagery and ground observations.  Remote Sensing of Environment 140: 206-219. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0034425713002757

5-Year Journal Impact Factor:  6.144  *  Highest ranked remote sensing journal, a Tier One disciplinary journal.

3.    Nagler, Pamela L., Edward Glenn, Russ Scott, Tanya Doody.  2013. Estimating riparian and agricultural actual evapotranspiration by reference evapotranspiration and MODIS Enhanced Vegetation Index. Special Issue “Advances in Remote Sensing of Crop Water Use Estimation” Remote Sensing (5): 3849-3871; doi:10.3390/rs5083849  and  www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing

4.     Nagler, Pamela L., Edward P. Glenn, Kiyomi Morino, Kevin R. Hultine.  2013.  Phreatophytes under stress: transpiration and stomatal conductance of Tamarix in a high-salinity environment. Proc. 9th International Workshop on Sap Flow.  ACTA Horticulturae  991: 61-66.

Other Peer Reviewed Material (e.g., Book Chapters) in FY 2014 (n = 1)

1.      Glenn, E. P., Nagler, P. L. and Huete, A. R.  2014.  Change Detection Using Vegetation Indices and Multiplatform Satellite Imagery at Multiple Temporal and Spatial Scales, in Weng, Q., ed., Scale Issues in Remote Sensing: Hoboken, New Jersey, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., accessed on July 7, 2014, at doi: 10.1002/9781118801628.ch05 and http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118801628.ch05/summary

 

 

  PUBLICATIONS PRODUCED in 2013 (n = 9)

Journal Papers Submitted in 2013 (n = 7)

 

1.    Glenn, Edward P., Pamela L. Nagler, Kiyomi Morino, Kevin R. Hultine.  2013. Phreatophytes under stress: transpiration and stomatal conductance of Tamarix in a high-salinity environment.   Plant and Soil.  Published June 4, 2013. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-013-1803-0

 

2.    Nagler, Pamela L. and Edward P. Glenn. 2013. Tamarix and Diorhabda leaf beetle interactions:  Implications for Tamarix water use and riparian habitat. Journal of Water Resources of America (JAWRA) 49(3):  534-548.  Published May 13, 2013. DOI: 10.1111/jawr.12053

 

3.    Bateman, Heather L., Pamela L. Nagler, and Edward P. Glenn. 2013. Plot and landscape-level changes in climate and vegetation following defoliation of exotic saltcedar (Tamarix sp.) from the biocontrol agent Diorhabda carinulata along a stream in the Mojave Desert, USA.  Journal of Arid Environments. 89:  16-20. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2012.09.011

 

4.       Hinojosa-Huerta, Osvel, Pamela L. Nagler, Yamilett K. Carrillo-Guererro, Edward P. Glenn. 2012.  Invited Paper:  Effects of Drought on Birds and Riparian Vegetation in the Colorado River Delta, Mexico.  Ecological Engineering 51:275-281.  Available Feb. 2013http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925857412004375

 

5.       Glenn, Edward P., Lourdes Mexicanoa, Jaqueline Garcia-Hernandez, Pamela L. Nagler, Martha M. Gomez-Sapiens, Dawei Tang, Marcelo A. Lomeli, Jorge Ramirez-Hernandez, Francisco Zamora-Arroyo.  2012. Evapotranspiration and water balance of an anthropogenic coastal desert wetland: Responses to fire, inflows and salinities. Ecological Engineering xxx– xxx).  In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 21 July 2012.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2012.06.043,

 

6.      Mexicano, Lourdes, Pamela L. Nagler, Francisco Zamora-Arrroyo and Edward P. Glenn. 2012. Vegetation Dynamics in Response to Water Inflow Rates and Fire in a Brackish Typha domingensis (Pers) Marsh in the Delta of the Colorado River, Mexico. Ecological Engineering xxx– xxx).  In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 23 July 2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2012.06.043,

 

7.      Bresloff, Cynthia J., Uyen Nyugen, E. P. Glenn, J. Waugh, P. L. Nagler.  2013. Remote Sensing Monitoring of Site Vegetation and Evapotranspiraton at a Former Uranium Mill Site on the Colorado Plateau. Journal of Environmental Management 114:  92-104.  Published:  Jan. 15, 2013.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2012.09.026

 

Other Peer Reviewed Material (Book Chapters) in 2013 (n = 2)

1.      Glenn, Edward, Pamela Nagler, Alfredo Huete. 2013. Book Chapter: Spatial and temporal scaling for change detection using vegetation indices and multiplatform remote sensing methods.  Published by John Wiley and Sons.  Book:  Scale Issues in Remote Sensing, Part III, Scale and Land Surface Patterns, Chapter 13:  Multiscale analysis of ecosystems.  

 

 2.     Nagler, Pamela L. and Edward P. Glenn.  2013.  Invited Book Chapter: Ecohydrology of a Successful Plant In "Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West" edited by Anna Sher and Martin Quigley in Oxford University Press.  Pp: 63-84.

 

PUBLICATIONS PRODUCED in 2012 (n = 4)

Journals Papers in 2012 (n = 4)

1.  Thenkabail, Prasad S., Jerry W. Knox, Mutlu Ozdogan, Murali Krishna Gumma, Russell G. Congalton, Zhuoting Wu, Cristina Milesi, Alex Finkral, Mike Marshall, Isabella Mariotto, Songcai You, Chandra Giri, and Pamela Nagler.  2012. Assessing Future Risks to Agricultural Productivity, Water Resources and Food Security: How Can Remote Sensing Help?  Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 78 (8): 771-782.

2.  Meng, Ran, L. Jamison, P.E. Dennison, Charles van Riper III, P. L. Nagler, Kevin R. Hultine, Nate Ament, Dan Bean, Tom Dudley. 2012. Detection of tamarisk defoliation by saltcedar leaf beetles based on multitemporal Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper imagery. GIScience and Remote Sensing49(4):510–537.  http://dx.doi.org/10.2747/1548-1603.49.4.51

3.  Tillman Fred D., James B. Callegary, Pamela L. Nagler, and Edward P. Glenn. 2012. A simple method for estimating basin-scale groundwater discharge by vegetation in the basin and range province of Arizona using remote sensing information and geographic information systems. Journal of Arid Environments 82: 44-52. doi:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2012.02.010

4.  Glenn, Edward P., Morino, Kiyomi, Pamela L. Nagler, R. Scott Murray, Susanna Pearlstein, Kevin Hultine. 2012. Role of saltcedar and capillary rise in salinizing a non-flooding terrace on a flow-regulated desert river. Journal of Arid Environments 1-10.  Published: Nov. 21, 2011. DOI:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2011.11.025

 

Other Peer Reviewed Material in 2012 (n = 0)

Nagler, Pamela and Prasad Thenkabail. Information Sheet, U.S. Geological Survey.  2012.  Working Group on Global Croplands and Water Use for Food Security in the Twenty-first Century http://powellcenter.usgs.gov/globalcroplandwater. Powell Center, August 2012.

Acknowledged in McFarland, T. M., C. van Riper III, G.E. Johnson.  2012. Evaluation of NDVI to assess avian abundance and richness along the upper San Pedro River. Journal of Arid Environments 77: 45-53. 

Acknowledged in M.K. Ohrtman, A.A. Sher, K.D. Lair.  2012.  Quantifying soil salinity in areas invaded by Tamarix spp.  Journal of Arid Environments 85: 114-121.

 

PUBLICATIONS PRODUCED IN 2011 (n =  9)

Journal Papers in 2011 (n = 6)

1.  NaglerPamela L.  2011.  Introduction to special issue in Hydrological Processes:  The role of remote sensing observations and models in hydrology: the science of evapotranspiration. Hydrological Processes: Special Issue: Remote Sensing of Hydrology, the science of Evapotranspiration (Eds. P Nagler, T Doody, W Kustas, M Anderson, C Neale, R Harding, Kyle McDonald).  Hydrological Processes 25(26):  3977–3978.   DOI: 10.1002/hyp.8436   Published:  Dec. 30, 2011.

2.  Tanya M. Doody, Pamela L. Nagler, Edward P. Glenn, Georgianne W. Moore, Kiyomi Morino, Kevin R. Hultine, Richard G. Benyon.  2011.  Potential for water salvage by removal of non-native vegetation from dryland river systems. Hydrological Processes: Special Issue: Remote Sensing of Hydrology, the science of Evapotranspiration (Eds. P Nagler, T Doody, W Kustas, M Anderson, C Neale, R Harding, Kyle McDonald). Hydrological Processes 25(26): 4117–4131. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.8395  Published:  Dec. 30, 2011.

3.  Senay, Gabriel, Stanley Leake, Pamela Nagler, Guleid Artan, Jesse Dickinson, Jeffrey Cordova Edward Glenn. 2011. Estimating Basin Scale Evapotranspiration (ET) by Water Balance and Remote Sensing Methods. Hydrological Processes: Special Issue: Remote Sensing of Hydrology, the science of Evapotranspiration (Eds. P Nagler, T Doody, W Kustas, M Anderson, C Neale, R Harding, Kyle McDonald). Hydrological Processes 25(26): 4037–4049.  DOI: 10.1002/hyp.8379  Published:  Dec. 30, 2011.

4.  Edward Glenn, Christopher Neale, Doug Hunsaker, Pamela Nagler. 2011. Vegetation-Index-based crop coefficients to estimate evapotranspiration by remote sensing in agricultural and natural ecosystems. Hydrological Processes: Special Issue: Remote Sensing of Hydrology, the science of Evapotranspiration (Eds. P Nagler, T Doody, W Kustas, M Anderson, C Neale, R Harding, Kyle McDonald). Hydrological Processes 25(26): 4050–4062.  DOI: 10.1002/hyp.8392 PAGE Numbers Needed.  Published:  Dec. 30, 2011.                                       

5.  Nagler, Pamela L., Tim Brown, Kevin R. Hultine, Charles van Riper III, Daniel W. Bean, R. Scott Murray, Phil Dennison and Edward P. Glenn.  2011.  Monitoring impacts of Tamarix leaf beetles (Diorhabda elongata) on the leaf phenology and water use of Tamarix spp. using ground and remote sensing methods. Remote Sensing of Environment *118:  227-240.  Published:  Nov. 21, 2011.  DOI::  10.1016/j.rse.2011.11.011

5-Year Journal Impact Factor:  6.144   *  Highest ranked remote sensing journal, a Tier One disciplinary journal.

6.  Nagler, P.L., E.P. Glenn, C.S. Jarnevich, and P.B. Shafroth.  2011. Distribution and abundance of saltcedar and Russian olive in the western United States.  Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 30(6): 508-523.  Published: Nov. 10, 2011. DOI: 10.1080/07352689.2011.615689

5-Year Journal Impact Factor:  6.71     It is ranked 8th out of 188 plant science journals, a Tier One disciplinary journal.

 

Other Peer Reviewed Material in 2011 (n = 3)

1.  Nagler, Pamela Lynn, B.B. Maruthi Sridhar, Aaryn Dyami Olsson, Willem J.D. van Leeuwen, and Edward P. Glenn. 2011.  Invited Book Chapter:  Chapter 16:  Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Tools for Quantifying Plant Litter and Invasive Species in Arid Ecosystems. Pp. 361-393 InHyperspectral Remote Sensing of Vegetation Edited by Prasad Thenkabail, John Lyons, and Alfredo Huete. In Print: September 2011. http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781439845370;jsessionid=tg8zyfgPA8...

2.  Quijada-Mascareñas, A., C. van Riper III, D. James, L. Lopez-Hoffman, C. Sharp, R. Gimblett, M. L. Scott, L. M. Norman, R. Medellin, J. B. Callegary, R. List, C. Wallace, P. Holm, E. Glenn, J. Leenhouts, T. Esque, M. Culver, R. Webb, R. Steidl, M. Villarreal, P. Nagler, W. Lackner, M. Sturm, R. Castillo-Gamez, and G. Ceballos. 2011. An ecosystem level approach for developing an environmental monitoring program for the US/Mexico Border Region.  Pp. 98-123 In de la Parra C.A., A. Córdova & E. Peters (Eds) The Border Wall: Venues, Mechanisms and Stakeholders for a Constructive Dialogue Between the United States and Mexico. INE/El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Mexico. September 2011.

 3.  Nagler, Pamela L., Edward P. Glenn, Kiyomi Morino.  2011.  Comparison of Sap Flux, Moisture Flux Tower and MODIS Enhanced Vegetation Index Methods for Estimating Riparian Evapotranspiration. Remote Sensing and Hydrology 2010 Symposium held Sept. 27-30, 2010 in Jackson Hole, WY.  IAHS Red Book Proceedings, IAHS Publication 352: 410-413.

Assisted with Tillman, F.D, Cordova, J.T., Leake, S.A., Thomas, B.E., and Callegary, J.B. 2011.  Water Availability and Use Pilot:  Methods Development for a Regional Assessment of Groundwater Availability, Southwest Alluvial Basins, Arizona. USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5071, 118 p and online appendix. 

 

PUBLICATIONS PRODUCED IN 2010 (n = 7)

Journal Papers in 2010  (n = 4)

1.  Glenn, Edward P., Pamela L. Nagler, Alfredo R. Huete.  2010.  Vegetation Index Methods for Estimating Evapotranspiration by Remote Sensing. Surveys in Geophysics 31(6): 531-555. Published: Oct. 2010.  doi:10.1007/S10712-010-9102-2.

2.  Hultine, Kevin R., Jayne Belnap, Charles van Riper III, James R Ehleringer, Phillip E. Dennison, Martha E. Lee, Pamela L. Nagler, Keirith A. Snyder, Shauna M. Uselman, Jason B. West.  2010.  Tamarisk biocontrol in the western United States: ecological and societal implications.  Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment ^ 8(9): 467-474. Published: Nov. 2009.  doi:10.1890/090031

^ 2nd out of 205 journals in the "Environmental Science" category;    4th out of 131 journals in the "Ecology" category

3.  Hultine, K.R., P.L. Nagler, K.Morino, S.E.Bush, K.G.Burtch, P.E.Dennison, E.P.Glenn, J.R.Ehleringer. 2010.  Sap-flux scaled transpiration by tamarisk (Tamarix spp.) before, during, and after defoliation by the saltcedar leaf beetle. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 150(11): 1467–1475.  Published: Oct. 15, 2010.  doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2010.07.009   

4.  Hartwell, S., Edward P. Glenn, Kiyomi Morino, Pamela L. Nagler. 2010.   Minimum Irrigation Requirements for Cottonwood (Populus fremontii and P. deltoides) and Willow (Salix gooddingii) Grown in a Desert Environment.  Journal of Arid Environments 74(6): 667-674. Published: Nov. 2009.   doi: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2009.12.007

 

Other Peer Reviewed Material in 2010 (n = 3)

1.  Nagler, Pamela L. and Edward P. Glenn.  2010.  Water Use by Riparian Plants on the Lower Colorado River.   Melis, T.S., Hamill, J.F., Coggins, L.G., Jr., Grams, P.E., Kennedy, T.A., Kubly, D.M., and Ralston, B.E., eds., 2010, Proceedings of the Colorado River Basin Science and Resource Management Symposium, November 18–20, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5135, p. 139 – 149. Published: July 8.

2.  Nagler, P.L., P.B. Shafroth, J.W. LaBaugh, K.A. Snyder, R.L. Scott, D.M. Merritt, and J. Osterberg. 2010. Chapter 3: The potential for water savings through the control of saltcedar and Russian olive. Pages 33-48 in P.B. Shafroth, C.A. Brown, and D.M. Merritt, editors, Saltcedar and Russian olive Control and Demonstration Act science assessment. U.S. Geological Survey, Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5247. Published: May 2010.

3.  Nagler, P.L., E.P. Glenn, C.S. Jarnevich, and P.B. Shafroth.  2010. Chapter 2: Distribution and abundance of saltcedar and Russian olive in the western United States. Pages 7-32 in P.B. Shafroth, C.A. Brown, and D.M. Merritt, editors, Saltcedar and Russian olive Control and Demonstration Act science assessment. U.S. Geological Survey, Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5247. Published: May 2010.

 

PUBLICATIONS PRODUCED IN 2009 (n = 12)

Journal Papers in 2009 (n = 9)

1.  Nagler, Pamela L., Morino, Kiyomi, Murray, Scott, Osterberg, John, Glenn, Edward P.  2009.  An Empirical Algorithm for Estimating Agricultural and Riparian Evapotranspiration Using MODIS Enhanced Vegetation Index and Ground Measurements of ET.  I. Description of Method. Part I.  Description of method.  Remote Sensing  Special Issue: Global Croplands. 1(4):1273-1297.  Invited peer reviewed paper to launch the journal with author fees waived.  Published: Dec 10, 2009.  doi: 10.3390/rs1041273

2.  Murray, R. Scott, Pamela L. Nagler and Edward P. Glenn.  2009.  An Empirical Algorithm for Estimating Agricultural and Riparian Evapotranspiration Using MODIS Enhanced Vegetation Index and Ground Measurements of ET.  I. Description of Method. Part II. Application to the Lower Colorado River, U.S.  Remote Sensing Special Issue: Global Croplands 1(4):1125-1138. Invited peer reviewed paper to launch the journal with author fees waived.  Published: Nov. 20, 2009. doi: 10.3390/rs1041125

 3.  Nagler, Pamela L., Edward P. Glenn, and Osvel Hinojosa-Huerta.  2009.  Synthesis of ground and remote sensing data for monitoring ecosystem functions in the Colorado River Delta, Mexico.  Special Issue of Remote Sensing of Environment (RSE) focused onMonitoring Parks and Protected Areas 113(7):1473-1485. Published: July 15, 2009. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2008.06.018

5-Year Journal Impact Factor:  6.144;  *  Highest ranked remote sensing journal, a Tier One disciplinary journal.

4.  Dennison, P. E., P. L. Nagler, K. R. Hultine, E. P. Glenn, J. Ehleringer.  2009.  Remote Monitoring of Tamarisk Defoliation and Evapotranspiration Following Saltcedar Leaf Beetle Attack.  Special Issue of Remote Sensing of Environment (RSE) focused on Monitoring Parks and Protected Areas 113(7):1462-1472. Published: July 15, 2009.  doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2008.05.022

5-Year Journal Impact Factor:  6.144;  *  Highest ranked remote sensing journal, a Tier One disciplinary journal.

5.  Glenn, Edward P., Casey Mckeon, Vanda Gerhart, Pamela L. Nagler, Fiona Jordan, Janick Artiola.  2009.  Deficit irrigation of a landscape halophyte for reuse of saline waste water in a desert city.  Landscape and Urban Planning 89: 57-64. doi: not found.

6.  Nagler, Pamela L., Kiyomi Morino, Kamel Didan, Joseph Erker, John Osterberg, Kevin R. Hultine, and Edward P. Glenn.  2009.  Wide-Area Estimates of Saltcedar (Tamarix spp.) Evapotranspiration on the Lower Colorado River Measured by Heat Balance and Remote Sensing Methods.Ecohydrology 2(1):18-33. Published: Mar., 2009. doi: 10.1002/eco.35

7.  Stromberg, J. C., M. K. Chew, P. L. Nagler, E. P. Glenn.  2009.  Changing Perceptions of Change: The Role of Scientists in Tamarix and River Management.  Restoration Ecology 17 (2):  177-186. Published: Mar. 2009. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2008.00514.x 

8.  Scott, Michael L., Pamela L. Nagler, Edward P. Glenn, Cory L. Jones, Joseph A. Erker, Carlos Valdes, Elizabeth W. Reynolds, Patrick B. Shafroth, Donna L. Lybecker, and Eduardo Gomez-Limon.  2009. Assessing the Extent and Diversity of Riparian Ecosystems in Sonora, Mexico:  Toward Refining Conservation Strategies.  Biodiversity and Conservation 18(2):247-269. Published: Feb., 2009.   doi: 10.1007/s10531-008-9473-6

9.  Glenn, Edward P., Kiyomi Morino, Kamel Didan, Fiona Jordan, Kenneth Carrol, Pamela L. Nagler, Kevin Hultine, Linda Sheader, and Jody Waugh.  2009.  Vegetation Density and Evapotranspiration in a Heavily Grazed Phreatophytic Shrub Community in a Nitrate-Contaminated Desert Watershed: Implications for the Local Water Balance. Ecohydrology (1):  316-329.

 

Other Peer Reviewed Material in 2009 (n = 3)

1.  Franklin, Kim A., Edward P. Glenn, Kelly Lyons, Pamela L. Nagler, Francisco Molina-Freaner, Theresa Markow. 2009.  Rates of buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) Land Conversion in the Plains of Sonora, Mexico. Pp. 383-394 in Van Devender, T. R., F. J. Espinosa-García, B. L. Harper-Lore, and T. Hubbard (eds). 2009. Invasive Plants on the Move: Controlling Them in North America. Based on Presentations from Weeds Across Borders 2006 Conference.  Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ.  May 25-28, 2006. Published: Nov. 2009

               2.  Nagler, Pamela L., Edward P. Glenn, Kim A. Franklin, Derrick Lampkin and Alfredo R. Huete.  2009. Remote Sensing Methods to Monitor Buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) and Native Ecosystem Productivity in the Plains of Sonora, Mexico. Pp. 265-274 inVan Devender, T. R., F. J. Espinosa-García, B. L. Harper-Lore, and T. Hubbard (eds). 2009. Invasive Plants on the Move: Controlling Them in North America. Based on Presentations from Weeds Across Borders 2006 Conference.  Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ.  May 25-28, 2006. Published: Nov. 2009.

3.  Nagler, Pamela L. and Edward P. Glenn.  2008.  Water Use by Riparian Plants on the Lower Colorado River.  Coming Together: Coordination of Science and Restoration Activities for the Colorado River Ecosystem.  Proceedings from the Colorado River Basin Science and Resource Management Symposium. Sponsored by Water Education Foundation. Scottsdale, AZ. Nov. 18-22.

 

PUBLICATIONS PRODUCED IN 2008 (n = 7)

Journal Papers 2008 (n = 6)

1. Glenn, Edward P., Alfredo R. Huete, Pamela L. Nagler, and Stephen G. Nelson 2008. Review: Relationship between remotely-sensed vegetation indices, canopy attributes, and plant physiological processes:  what vegetation indices can and cannot tell us about the landscape.  Sensors (8:4) 2136-2160.

Nagler, Pamela L., Edward P. Glenn, Kamel Didan, John Osterberg, Fiona Jordan and Jack Cunningham.  2008.  Wide-Area Estimates of Stand Structure and Water Use of Tamarix spp. on the Lower Colorado River:  Implications for Restoration and Water Management Projects. Restoration Ecology (16:1) 136-145.

Glenn, Edward, Kate Hucklebridge, Osvel Hinojosa-Huerta, Pamela Nagler, Jennifer Pitt.  2008.  Reconciling Environmental and Flood Control Goals on an Arid-Zone River: Case Study of the Limitrophe Region of the Lower Colorado River in the United States and Mexico. Environmental Management 41:  322-335.

Scott, R. L., W.L. Cable, T.E. Huxman, P.L. Nagler, D.C. Goodrich.  2007.  Multiyear riparian evapotranspiration and groundwater use for a semiarid watershed.  Journal of Arid Environments (72) 1232-1246.

Nagler, Pamela L., Edward P. Glenn, Osvel Hinojosa-Huerta, Francisco Zamora, and Keith Howard.  2007a.  Riparian Vegetation Dynamics and Evapotranspiration for the Riparian Corridor in the Delta of the Colorado River, Mexico:  Implications for Conservation and Management. Environmental Management 88: 864-874.

Nagler, P., A. Jetton, J. Fleming, K. Didan, E. Glenn, K. Morino, J. Erker, J. Milliken, S. Gloss.  2007b.  Evapotranspiration in a cottonwood (Populus fremontii) restoration plantation estimated by sap flow and remote sensing methodsAgricultural and Forest Meteorology 144:95-110.

NaglerPamela L., Edward P. Glenn, HoJin Kim, William E. Emmerich, Russell L. Scott, Travis E. Huxman, and Alfredo R. Huete.  2007c. Seasonal and Interannual Variation of Evapotranspiration for a Semiarid Watershed Estimated by Moisture Flux Towers and MODIS Vegetation Indices. Special Issue: Soil Moisture Experiment 2004 in Arizona and Sonora.  Journal of Arid Environments 70 (3): 443-462.

Glenn, Edward P., Alfredo R. Huete, Pamela L. Nagler, Katherine K. Hirschboeck and Paul Brown.  2007a.  Review:  Integrating Remote Sensing and Ground Methods to Estimate Evapotranspiration.  Critical Reviews in Plant Science, 26 (3): 139-168.

Glenn, E. and P. Nagler.  2007b.  New life for the Colorado River Delta. Pages 357-363 in Dry Borders: Great Natural Reserves of the Sonoran Desert. Richard Stephen Felger and William Broyles, editors. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 800 pages.

Glenn, Edward P., Karl W. Flessa, Michael J. Cohen, Pamela L. Nagler, Kristen Rowell, and Francisco Zamora-Arroyo.  2007c.  Just add water and the Colorado River still reaches the sea.  Environmental Management (40:1) 1-6.

Franklin, K., K. Lyons, P. Nagler, D. Lampkin, E. Glenn, F. Molina-Freaner, T.Markow, and A.Huete.  2006.  Estimating buffel grass land conversion and productivity in the plains of Sonora, Mexico using satellite imagery.  Biological Conservation127: 62-71.

Glenn, E.P., P.L. Nagler, R.C. Brusca, O. Hinojosa-Huerta.  2006.  Coastal wetlands of the northern Gulf of California:  inventory and conservation status.  Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 16: 5-28.

Nagler, P.L., Hinojosa-Huerta, O., E.Glenn, J. Garcia-Hernandez, R.Romo, C.Curtis, A.Huete, S.Nelson.  2005a.  Regeneration of Native Trees in the Presence of Saltcedar:  Results of an Inadvertent, 20 Year Pulse-Flood Experiment in the Colorado River Delta, Mexico.  Conservation Biology 19(6): 1842-1852.

Nagler, P., R. Scott, C.Westenburg J. Cleverly, E. Glenn, A. Huete.  2005b.  Evapotranspiration on western U.S. rivers estimated by the Enhanced Vegetation Index from MODIS and data from eddy covariance and Bowen ratio flux towers.  Remote Sensing of Environment 97(3):  337-351.

Nagler, P., J. Cleverly, D. Lampkin, E. Glenn, A. Huete, and Z.Wan.  2005c.  Predicting riparian evapotranspiration from MODIS vegetation indices and meteorological data.  Remote Sensing of Environment 94(1): 17-30.

Nagler, P.L., Glenn, E.P., K.Hursh, C.Curtis, and A.Huete.  2005d.  Vegetation Mapping for Change Detection on an Arid Zone River. Environmental Monitoring & Assessment 109(1-3): 255-274.

Glenn, E. and P.Nagler. 2005. Comparative ecophysiology of saltcedar and native trees in western U.S. riparian zones. J. Arid Environments 61: 419-446.

Nagler, P.L., E.P. Glenn, and A. R. Huete.  2004.  Leaf Area Index and Normalized Vegetation Difference Index as predictors of canopy characteristics and light interception by riparian species on the lower Colorado River. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 125(1-2): 1-17.

Nagler, P.L., Y. Inoue, E.P. Glenn, A. Russ, C.S.T. Daughtry. 2003. Cellulose Absorption Index (CAI) to quantify mixed soil-plant litter scenes. Remote Sensing of Environment 87:310-325.

Nagler, P.L., E.P.Glenn, and T.L.Thompson.  2003. Comparison of transpiration rates among saltcedar cottonwood and willow trees using sap flow and leaf temperature methods.  Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 110: 1-17.

Nagler, P.L., E.P.Glenn, S.Nelson, and S.Napolean.  2003.  Effects of fertilization treatment and stocking density on the growth and yield of the economic seaweed Gracilaria parvispora (Rhodophyta) in cage culture at Moloka’i, Hawai’i. Aquaculture 219 (1-4): 379-391.

Hinojosa-Huerta, O., P.L. Nagler, Y. Carrillo-Guerrero, E. Zamora-Hernandez, J. Garcia-Hernandez, F. Zamora-Arroyo, and E.P. Glenn.  2002.  Andrade Mesa Wetlands of the All-American Canal.  Natural Resources Journal 42 (4): 899-914.

Glenn, E.P., F. Zamora-Arroyo, P.L. Nagler, M.Briggs, W. Shaw, K.Flessa.  2001.  Ecology and conservation biology of the Colorado River Delta, Mexico.  J. of Arid Environments 49(1):5-16.

Nagler, P.L., E.P. Glenn, A.R. Huete. 2001.  Assessment of spectral vegetation indices for riparian vegetation in the Colorado River delta, Mexico.  J. of Arid Environments 49(1): 91-110.

Zamora-Arroyo, F.,* P.L.Nagler*, M.Briggs, D.Radtke, H.Rodriquez, J.Garcia, A.Huete, C.Valdez, E.P. Glenn.  2001.  Regeneration of native trees in response to flood releases from the United States into the delta of the Colorado River, Mexico. *senior co-authors.  J. of Arid Environments 49: 49-64.

Nagler, P.L.  2001.  Remote Sensing Applications:  Environmental Assessment of the Colorado River Delta, Mexico.  University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.  UA Doctoral Dissertation.

Nagler, P.L., K. Gillon, J. Pitt, B.Snape, E.P. Glenn.  2000.   Editorial: Application of the U.S. Endangered Species Act across international borders: the case of the Colorado River delta, Mexico. Environmental Science and Policy 67-72.

NaglerP.L., C.S.T. Daughtry, S.N. Goward.  2000.  Plant Litter and Soil Reflectance.  Remote Sensing of Environment 71(2) 207-215. 

NaglerP.L.  1997.  Plant Litter and Soil Reflectance.  University of Maryland Masters Thesis.

Daughtry, C.S.T., P.L. Nagler, M.S. Kim, J.E. McMurtrey III, and E.W. Chappelle. 1996. Spectral Reflectance of Soils and Crop Residues.  In A.M.C. Davies and Phil Williams (Eds.) Near Infrared Spectroscopy: The Future Waves.  NIR Publications, Chichester, UK. pp.505-511.

 

Other Publications

McGinley, Susan.  2008.  Study finds silver lining for maligned saltcedars:  UA research shows that the non-native “invader” isn’t as bad as was first thought. UA News.  Oct. 29, 2008.

Inoue, Y., P.Nagler, et al., 2006.  International collaborator for scientific research on ecosystem and remote sensing technology through the National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences (NIAES), Japan.

Mesta, R., M.L. Scott, J.F. Villaseñor, P. Nagler, E. Gomez, E.W. Reynolds, C.L. Jones, J. Duberstein. 2006. Western North American Land Bird Project: Wintering Habitats in Sonora, Mexico.  A Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Funded Project, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Migratory Bird Office, Tucson, Arizona. 146 pp. 

Brusca, R., R. Cudney-Bueno, M. Moreno-Baez.  Gulf of California Esteros and Estuaries:  Analysis, State of Knowledge and Conservation Priority Recommendations.  Final Report to the David and Lucile Packard Foundation from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.  Acknowledged for my contribution of all aerial photographs and collaboration with research efforts (*see Glenn, E.P., P.L. Nagler, R.C. Brusca.  2006.  Coastal wetlands of the northern Gulf of California:  inventory and conservation status.  Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 16: 5-28.)

Zamora-Arroyo, F., Pitt, J., Conrelius, S., Glenn, E., Hinojosa-Huerta, O., Moreno, M., Garcia, J., Nagler, P., de la Garza, M. and Parra, I., 2005. Conservation Priorities in the Colorado River Delta, Mexico and the United States. Tucson, Sonoran Institute., 103 p. http://www.sonoran.org/programs/sonoran_desert/si_sdep_delta_priorities.html

Natural Channel Design, Inc. and Fred Phillips Consulting, LLC.  2006.  Restoration Ecology:  A preliminary design for enhancement of native riparian habitats.  Lower Colorado River, Limitrophe Reach U.S.-Mexico.  A report submitted to Environmental Defense in May, 2006.  Acknowledged for my contribution to the research conducted in the Limitrophe Zone, US-Mexico Border, 1998-2005.

Norman, L., A. Donelson, E. Pfeifer, A. Lam.  2006.  Colonia development and land use change in Ambos Nogales, United States-Mexican Border.  USGS Open-File Report 2006-1112.  Acknowledged for my contribution of the cover photo.

Nagler, P.L. Curtis, C.C., and E.P. Glenn.  2005.  An inexpensive digital vegetation mapping system.  ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

Flessa, K., P. Nagler., et al.  2005.  $200 per acre-foot: Nature's Services and the Natural Value of Water in the Colorado Delta and Estuary. Brazil Conservation Biology Meeting Proceedings.

Huckelbridge, K., J. Drakeup, E.Glenn, R. Romo, and P.Nagler.  2009.  Hydrology of the Limitrophe Region of the Colorado River.  Ecological Engineering (not in press)

Glenn, E., P. Nagler, R. Romo, and O. Hinojosa-Huerta.  2004.  The re-emergence of the Colorado River Delta.  Southwest Hydrology Vol.3/No.1, January-February.

Ryder, E., S.Nelson, E.Glenn, P.Nagler, S.Napolean, and K.Fitzsimmons.  2004.  Review:  Production of Gracilaria parvispora in two-phase polyculture systems in relation to nutrient requirements and uptake.  January, Bull. Fish. Res. Agen. Supplement.

Nagler, P., O. Hinojosa, R. Romo, A. Huete, C. Curtis and E. Glenn. 2003. Quantifying land cover change in the delta of the Colorado River.  Proceedings Paper from the 30th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment held in Honolulu, Hawai`i, November 10-14. 

Daughtry, C.S.T. and C. L. Walthall.  1998.  Acknowledged for my contribution (1994-96) to Spectral Discrimination of Cannabis sativa L. Leaves and Canopies.  Remote Sensing of Environment 64 (2): 192-201.

N. Peters.  1994.  Hydrological chemical and biological processes of transformation and transport of contaminants.  In N.Peters, R.J. Allen, and V.Z.Tsirkvnov (Eds.) Aquatic Environments.  IAHS Pub. #219.  Rostov-on-don, Russia.  458pp.  Assisted with this work.

N. Peters.  1993.  Tracers and Hydrology.  In N.Tase, D.E. Walling, E.Hoehn, and C.H. Leibenbgut (Eds.) IAHS Pub. #215.  Yokohama, Japan.  350 pp.  Assisted with this work.

Shanley, J.  1992.  Acknowledged for my contribution (1986-1991) to Sulfate retention and release in soils at Panola Mountain, Georgia. Soil Science 153 (6)499-508.  

Shanley, J.  1992.  Acknowledged for my contribution (1986-1991) to Sulfate retention and release in soils at Panola Mountain, Georgia. Soil Science 153 (6)499-508.  

N. Peters.  1991.  Sediment and water quality.  In N.Peters and D.E. Walling (Eds.) Changing Environmental Trends and Explanations.  IAHS Pub. #203.  Wallingford, England.  374pp.  Assisted with the preparation of this work.