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Ryan Reker

Ryan is a geographer and the operations manager of the Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) at the Earth Resources and Observation Science Center (EROS) in Sioux Falls, SD

Ryan started his professional career at USGS EROS with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) compiling examples of environmental change using remote sensing imagery. He conducted biological planning and bird habitat inventory activities in the Rainwater Basin region of Nebraska, mapping wetland conditions and leading an early LIDAR collection of Nebraska & Kansas to aid conservation planning. Returning to USGS EROS, he conducted research on land cover modeling for the LandCarbon project and climate/land use interactions for the USGS Climate/Land Use Grand Challenge. Shifting to a project management role, he supported the NLCD, LCMAP, and RCMAP land cover initiatives and now the LP DAAC at USGS EROS.  

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