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Mapping Thirty Years of Wetland Surface Water Dynamics Using Landsat Satellite Imagery: Implications for Climate Change and Species Management

Held Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Eastern


William Dooley, Policy Analyst, Association of State Wetland Managers [POWERPOINT PRESENTATION]



Wetlands are dynamic systems with complex hydrological regimes. Here we presented a novel sub-pixel remote sensing technique of a time series of Landsat satellite imagery to reconstruct long-term and seasonal surface water dynamics for individual wetlands at the landscape scale. In addition to describing these methods we illustrated two applications; mapping and modeling historic change and climate change impacts to wetlands and species habitat mapping for amphibians in the California Central Valley.


Megan Halabisky, Ph.D.Meghan Halabisky is a lead scientist at Conservation Science Partners and a research scientist at the University of Washington Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Lab (RSGAL). Her interests lie in understanding ecosystem dynamics and landscape change through the development and application of high-resolution remote sensing tools. She completed her PhD at the University of Washington, where she worked to characterize the response of wetland ecosystems to historic and future climate by reconstructing surface water hydrographs for thousands of wetlands in Washington State, and using a combination of aerial and satellite imagery. Meghan has a background in conservation management, having previously worked as an operations planner for the Oahu Invasive Species Committee. She has a concurrent master’s – MS/MPA from the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington.

Amanda Kissel, Ph.D.Amanda Kissel is an applied ecologist interested in how we can use species’ life history data linked to biotic and abiotic processes to both forecast declines and quantify the potential for recovery within a population or a species. Her work has covered a range of conservation issues, from recovering populations on the brink of extirpation to understanding how climate change will affect currently stable populations of montane amphibians. The common thread that ties her research together is providing a strong, quantitative framework for decision-making (present and future) that is grounded in species’ biology. Amanda has 14 years of field and research experience across various landscapes in the Western US and Canada. She received her PhD in 2017 from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC, where she was a member of the Earth to Ocean research group. She recently returned to her home state of Colorado to be part of the CSP team.

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Part 1: Introduction: William Dooley, Policy Analyst,
Association of State Wetland Managers

Presenter: Meghan Halabisky, Ph.D., Lead Scientist
with Conservation Science Partners
  Part 2: Presenter: Meghan Halabisky, Ph.D., Lead
Scientist with Conservation Science Partners
Part 3: Presenter: Amanda Kissel, Ph.D., Lead Scientist
with Conservation Science Partners

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