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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Jason W Karl
Range Management Research
Ecology

Phone: (575) 646-1301
Fax: (575) 646-5889

Room 254
2995 KNOX STREET
LAS CRUCES , NM 88003

Projects
WEB-BASED MONITORING TOOL ENHANCEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
General Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 422450
Development of a Rapid Ecoregional Assessment for the Chihuahuan Desert – Support and Conceptual Modeling
General Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 424656
Development of Computer Systems for Sharing Sustainable Land Management Knowledge and Information
General Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 424735
Managing Agricultural Landscapes - Selecting Practices for Place and Time
General Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 429689
MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR CONSERVATION OF WESTERN RANGELANDS
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 423561
Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment (AGWA) to aid in sustaining military mission and training
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 425253
Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment (AGWA) to Aid in Sustaining Military Mission and Training
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 428837
Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment (AGWA) to Aid in Sustaining Military Mission and Training Phase 5
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 430573
TECHNICAL SUPPORT FOR ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING-RELATED PROJECTS 2012
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 423631
Management Technologies for Western Rangelands
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 424317

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Critical evaluations of vegetation cover measurement techniques: a response to Thacker et al. (2015) -
Deducing dust emission mechanisms from field measurements -
Klose, M., Webb, N., Van Zee, J.W., Cooper, B., Van Pelt, R.S., Okin, G., Karl, J.W. 2016. Deducing dust emission mechanisms from field measurements [abstract]. 9th International Conference on Aeolian Research. July 4-8, 2016, Mildura, Australia. Abstract No.163.
Effect of spatial image support in detecting long-term vegetation change from satellite time-series -
The Land-Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS): mobile apps and collaboration for optimizing climate change investments Reprint Icon -
Herrick, J.E., Beh, A., Barrios, E., Coetzee, M., Bouvier, I., Dent, D., Elias, E.H., Hengl, T., Karl, J.W., Liniger, H., Matuszak, J., Neff, J., Ndungu, L., Obersteiner, M., Shepard, K., Urama, K., Van Den Bosch, R., Webb, N. 2016. The Land-Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS): mobile apps and collaboration for optimizing climate change investments. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability. 2(3):e01209.
Monitoring protocols: options, approaches, implementation, benefits -
Karl, J.W., Herrick, J.E., Pyke, D.A. 2016. Monitoring protocols: options, approaches, implementation, benefits [abstract]. 69th Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management. January 31-February 4, 2016, Corpus Christi, TX.
Deriving empirical benchmarks from existing monitoring datasets for rangeland adaptive management -
Stauffer, N., Karl, J.W., Mccord, S., Miller, S. 2016. Deriving empirical benchmarks from existing monitoring datasets for rangeland adaptive management [abstract]. 69th Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management. January 31-February 4, 2016, Corpus Christi, TX.
Monitoring protocols: options, approaches, implementation, benefits -
A hyper-temporal remote sensing protocol for detecting ecosystem disturbance, classifying ecological state, and assessing soil resilience -
Maynard, J.J., Karl, J.W. 2015. A hyper-temporal remote sensing protocol for detecting ecosystem disturbance, classifying ecological state, and assessing soil resilience [abstract]. 2015 Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting. November 15-18, 2015, Minneapolis, MN. p. 39-17.
Protocols for vegetation and habitat monitoring with unmanned aerial vehicles: linking research to management on US public lands -
Karl, J.W., Gillan, J. 2015. Protocols for vegetation and habitat monitoring with unmanned aerial vehicles: linking research to management on US public lands [abstract]. 100th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA). August 9-14, 2015. Baltimore, MD. OOS-68-8.
Facilitating knowledge discovery and visualization through mining contextual data from published studies: lessons from JournalMap -
Karl, J.W., Gillan, J. 2015. Facilitating knowledge discovery and visualization through mining contextual data from published studies: lessons from JournalMap [abstract]. 100th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA). August 9-14, 2015. Baltimore, MD. IGN 6-5.
Visualizing and quantifying microtopographic change of dryland landscapes from an unmanned aircraft system -
Gillan, J., Karl, J.W. 2015. Visualizing and quantifying microtopographic change of dryland landscapes from an unmanned aircraft system [abstract]. 100th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA). August 9-14, 2015. Baltimore, MD. IGN 6-5. OPS 4-16.
Using JournalMap to link spatial information with ecological site descriptions -
Weighing the costs of different errors when determining statistical significant during monitoring -
Karl, J.W., Unnasch, R. 2015. Weighing the costs of different errors when determining statistical significant during monitoring [abstract]. 68th Annual Meeting for the Society for Range Management. January 31-February 6, 2015. Sacramento, CA.
Using the best available data: integrating field data and remote sensing imagery to monitor rangelands -
Mccord, S., Karl, J.W. 2015. Using the best available data: integrating field data and remote sensing imagery to monitor rangelands [abstract]. 68th Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management. January 31-February 6, 2015. Sacramento, CA.
Using JournalMap to improve discovery and visualization of rangeland scientific knowledge -
Gillan, J., Karl, J.W., Galera, A. 2015. Using JournalMap to improve discovery and visualization of rangeland scientific knowledge [abstract]. 68th Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management. January 31-February 6, 2015. Sacramento, CA.
Multiscale ecosystem monitoring: an application of scaling data to answer multiple ecological questions -
Mccord, S., James, D.K., Wilson, D., Karl, J.W., Kachergis, E. 2015. Multiscale ecosystem monitoring: an application of scaling data to answer multiple ecological questions [abstract]. 68th Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management. January 31-February 6, 2015 Sacramento, CA.
Spatially explicit rangeland erosion monitoring using high-resolution digital aerial imagery -
Detecting long-term vegetation change in an arid rangeland ecosystem: Investigating effects of spatial image support within satellite time-series -
Maynard, J.J., Karl, J.W., Browning, D.M. 2015. Detecting long-term vegetation change in an arid rangeland ecosystem: Investigating effects of spatial image support within satellite time-series [abstract]. 68th Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management. January 31-February 2, 2015. Sacramento, CA.
Emerging technological and cultural shifts advancing drylands research and management Reprint Icon -
Browning, D.M., Rango, A., Karl, J.W., Laney, C., Vivoni, E., Tweedie, C. 2015. Emerging technological and cultural shifts advancing drylands research and management. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 13:52-60.
JournalMap: Discovering location-relevant knowledge from published studies for sustainable land use, preventing degradation, and restoring landscapes -
Karl, J.W., Herrick, J.E., Gillan, J. 2015. JournalMap: Discovering location-relevant knowledge from published studies for sustainable land use, preventing degradation, and restoring landscapes [abstract]. UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference Book of Abstracts. p. 199-200. http://www.unccd.int/en/programmes/Science/Conferences/Documents/3sc_unccd_book-abstracts.pdf
Application of the global Land-Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS) mobile apps to land degradation, restoration and climate change adaptation -
Herrick, J.E., Acheampong, E., Beh, A., Beniston, J.W., Karl, J.W., Kimiti, D., Ndungu, L. 2015. Application of the global Land-Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS) mobile apps to land degradation, restoration and climate change [abstract]. UNCCD 3d Scientific Conference Book of Abstracts: “Combating desertifi cation/land degradation and drought for poverty reduction and sustainable development: the contribution of science, technology, traditional knowledge and practices”: March 9-12, 2015, Cancun, Mexico. 193-194.http://www.unccd.int/en/programmes/Science/Conferences/Documents/3sc_unccd_book-abstracts.pdf
Sage-grouse habitat assessment framework: multi-scale habitat assessment tool -
Stiver, S.J., Rinkes, E., Naugle, D.E., Makela, P.D., Nance, D.A., Karl, J.W. 2015. Sage-grouse habitat assessment framework: multi-scale habitat assessment tool.Technical Reference 6710-1. Bureau of Land Management and Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Denver, Colorado.
Modeling vegetation heights from high resolution stereo aerial photography: an application for broad-scale rangeland monitoring Reprint Icon -
Gillan, J., Karl, J.W., Duniway, M., Elaksher, A. 2014. Modeling vegetation heights from high resolution stereo aerial photography: an application for broad-scale rangeland monitoring. Journal of Environmental Management. 144:226-235.
Interpretation of high-resolution imagery for detecting vegetation cover composition change after fuels reduction treatments in woodlands Reprint Icon -
Karl, J.W., Gillan, J., Barger, N.N., Herrick, J.E., Duniway, M.C. 2014. Interpretation of high-resolution imagery for detecting vegetation cover composition change after fuels reduction treatments in woodlands. Ecological Indicators. 45:570-578.
Multi-scale ecosystem monitoring: an application of scaling data to answer multiple ecological questions -
Mechanical mastication of Utah juniper encroaching sagebrush steppe increases inorganic soil N -
Young, K.R., Roundy, B.A., Eggett, D.L., Karl, J.W. 2014. Mechanical mastication of Utah juniper encroaching sagebrush steppe increases inorganic soil N. Applied and Environmental Soil Science. 2014, Article ID 632757.
A double-sampling approach to deriving training and validation data for remotely-sensed vegetation products Reprint Icon -
Karl, J.W., Taylor, J.J., Bobo, M. 2014. A double-sampling approach to deriving training and validation data for remotely-sensed vegetation products. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 35 (5):1936-1955.
JournalMap: Research. Reimagined. -
Karl, J.W. 2013. JournalMap: Research. Reimagined ]abstract]. International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers 2013 Innovations Seminar. December 4, 2013, London, UK. http://www.stm-assoc.org/events/innovations-seminar-2013/?presentations.
Land degradation and climate change: a sin of omission? -
Herrick, J.E., Sala, O., Karl, J.W. 2013. Land degradation and climate change: a sin of omission?. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. ll:283.
Toward a method of collaborative, evidence-based response to desertification -
Geographic searching for ecological studies: A new frontier -
Karl, J.W., Gillan, J.K., Herrick, J.E. 2013. Geographic searching for ecological studies: A new frontier. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 28(7):383-384.
Discovering ecologically relevant knowledge from published studies through geosemantic searching Reprint Icon -
Karl, J.W., Herrick, J.E., Unnasch, R.S., Gillan, J.K., Ellis, E.C., Lutters, W.G., Martin, L.J. 2013. Discovering ecologically relevant knowledge from published studies through geosemantic searching. Bioscience. 63(8):674-682.
Using JournalMap to improve ecological knowledge discovery and visualization -
Monitoring response to disturbance in dynamic rangelands -
AIM-Monitoring: a component of the BLM assessment, inventory, and monitoring strategy -
Taylor, J.T., Toevs, G., Karl, J.W., Bobo, M., Karl, M.S., Miller, S., Spurrier, C. 2014. AIM-Monitoring: a component of the BLM assessment, inventory, and monitoring strategy. Government Publication/Report. Technical Note 445. U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Mangement, National Operations Center, Denver, CO. BLM/OC/ST-14/003+1735. 11 p.
The global land-potential knowledge system (LandPKS): Supporting evidence-based, site-specific land use and management through cloud computing, mobile applications and crowdsourcing Reprint Icon -
Herrick, J.E., Urama, K.C., Karl, J.W., Boos, J., Johnson, M., Shepherd, K.D., Hempel, J., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Davies, J., Guerra, J.L. 2013. The global land-potential knowledge system (LandPKS): Supporting evidence-based, site-specific land use and management through cloud computing, mobile applications and crowdsourcing. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 68(1):5A-12A.
Using spatial statistics and point-pattern simulations to assess the spatial dependency between greater sage-grouse and anthropogenic features Reprint Icon -
Gillan, J., Strand, E., Karl, J.W., Reese, K., Laninga, T. 2013. Using spatial statistics and point-pattern simulations to assess the spatial depenency between greater sage-grouse and anthropogenic features. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 37(2):301-310.
A land-potential knowledge system (LandPKS) based on local and scientific knowledge of land productivity and resilience -
Herrick, J.E., K.C. Urama, J.W. Karl, J. Boos, M-V.V. Johnson, K.D. Shepherd, J. Hempel, B.T. Bestelmeyer, J. Davies, J. Larson Guerra, C. Kosnik, D.W. Kimiti, A. Losinyen Ekai, K. Muller, L. Norfleet, N. Ozor, T. Reinsch, J. Sarukhan and L.T. West. 2013. A Land-Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS) Based on Local and Scientific Knowledge of Land Productivity and Resilience. Pp 314-318 In: W.J. Amman, M. Stal, A. Roth, S. Jacquet and M. Stiffler, editors. UNCCD 2d Scientific Conference Extended Abstracts, Oral Presentations and Workshops. Bonn, Germany, April 9-11, 2013.
The land potential knowledge system (LandPKS): Increasing land productivity and resilience -
Herrick, J.E., Urama, K.C., Boos, J., Karl, J.W., Kosnik, C. 2012. The land potential knowledge system (LandPKS): Increasing land productivity and resilience (abstract). 2012 African Technology Policy Studies (ATPS) Annual Conference & Workshops, November 19-22, 2012, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. p. 64.
Using spatial statistics and point pattern simulations to assess the spatial dependency between greater sage-grouse and man-made features -
A strategy for rangeland management based on best available knowledge and information Reprint Icon -
Karl, J.W., Herrick, J.E., Browning, D.M. 2012. A strategy for rangeland management based on best available knowledge and information. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 65:638-646.
Revolutionary land use change in the 21st century: Is (rangeland) science relevant? Reprint Icon -
Herrick, J.E., Brown, J., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Andrews, S., Baldi, G., Duniway, M., Havstad, K.M., Karl, J.W., Karlen, D.L., Peters, D.C., Quinton, J.N., Riginos, C., Shaver, P.L., Twomlow, S. 2012. Revolutionary land use change in the 21st century: Is (rangeland) science relevant? Rangeland Ecology and Management. 65:590-598.
JournalMap: Geo-semantic searching for relevant knowledge -
Karl, J.W., Unnasch, R.S., Herrick, J.E., Gillan, J. 2012. JournalMap: Geo-semantic searching for relevant knowledge [abstract]. 97th Ecological Society of America Meeting, August 5-8, 2012, Portland, Oregon. PS 19-220.
Scale in conservation planning -
Using very-large-scale aerial imagery for rangeland monitoring and assessment: Some statistical considerations Reprint Icon -
Karl, J.W., Duniway, M.C., Nusser, S.M., Opsomer, J.D., Unnasch, R.S. 2012. Using very-large-scale aerial imagery for rangeland monitoring and assessment: Some statistical considerations. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 65(4):330-339.
A holistic strategy for adaptive land management Reprint Icon -
Herrick, J.E., Duniway, M., Pyke, D.A., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Wills, S.A., Brown, J.R., Karl, J.W., Havstad, K.M. 2012. A holistic strategy for adaptive land management. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 67(4):105A-113A.
Modeling erosion in a southern New Mexico watershed using agwa: Sensitivity to variations of input precision and scale -
Burnett, S., Karl, J.W., Abbott, L. 2012. Modeling erosion in a southern New Mexico watershed using agwa: Sensitivity to variations of input precision and scale [abstract]. 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management, January 29-February 3, 2012, Spokane, Washington. p. 0217.
Deriving shrub heights from high resolution stereo-pair aerial imagery: An application for broad-scale rangeland monitoring -
Gillan, J.K., Karl, J.W., Duniway, M.C. 2012. Deriving shrub heights from high resolution stereo-pair aerial imagery: An application for broad-scale rangeland monitoring [abstract]. 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management, January 29 - February 3, 2012, Spokane, Washington. p. 0114.
A technique for estimating rangeland canopy-gap size distributions from high resolution digital imagery -
Karl, J.W., Duniway, M.C., Schrader, T.S. 2012. A technique for estimating rangeland canopy-gap size distributions from high resolution digital imagery [abstract]. Society for Range Management 65th Annual Meeting, January 29-February 3, 2012, Spokane, Washington. p. 0255.
DIMA quick start, database for inventory, monitoring and assessment -
Karl, J.W., Herrick, J.E., Courtright, E. 2011. DIMA quick start, database for inventory, monitoring and assessment. USDA ARS Jornada Experimental Range Reference. 42 p.
BLM Core Terrestrial Indicators and Methods -
Mackinnon, W., Herrick, J.E., Toevs, G.R., Karl, J.W., Karl, M.S., Spurrier, C.S., Taylor, J.J. 2011. BLM Core Terrestrial Indicators and Methods. Technical Note 440. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, National Operations Center, Denver, CO. BLM/OC/ST-11/003+1735. 13 p.
Rangeland and pasture monitoring: An approach to interpretation of high-resolution imagery focused on observer calibration for repeatability Reprint Icon -
Duniway, M., Karl, J.W., Schrader, T.S., Baquera, N., Herrick, J.E. 2012. Rangeland and pasture monitoring: An approach to interpretation of high-resolution imagery focused on observer calibration for repeatability. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 184(6):3789-3804.
Consistent indicators and methods and a scalable sample design to meet assessment, inventory, and monitoring information needs across scales Reprint Icon -
Toevs, G., Karl, J.W., Taylor, J., Spurrier, C., Karl, M., Bobo, M., Herrick, J.E. 2011. Consistent indicators and methods and a scalable sample design to meet assessment, inventory, and monitoring information needs across scales. Rangelands. 33(4):14-20.
Turning information into knowledge for rangeland management -
Karl, J.W. 2011. Turning information into knowledge for rangeland management. Rangelands. 33(4):3-5.
Rangeland assessment and monitoring methods guide - an interactive tool for selecting methods for assessment and monitoring Reprint Icon -
Karl, J.W., Colson, K., Swartz, H. 2011. Rangeland assessment and monitoring methods suide - an interactive tool for selecting methods for assessment and monitoring. Rangelands. 33(4):48-54.
The devil is in the details: overcoming the challenge of implementing consistent ecosystem indicators for cross-scale ecosystem understanding -
Karl, J.W., Peters, D.C. 2010. The devil is in the details: overcoming the challenge of implementing consistent ecosystem indicators for cross-scale ecosystem understanding. Ecological Informatics [abstract]. 7th International Conference on Ecological Informatics (ISEI7), December 13-16, 2010, Ghent, Belgium. CDROM.
Monitoring and assessment based on ecological sites Reprint Icon -
Karl, J.W., Herrick, J.E. 2010. Monitoring and assessment based on ecological sites. Rangelands. 32(6):60-64.
Land health and ecological sites: application to land use planning and management -
Herrick, J.E., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Brown, J.R., Karl, J.W. 2010. Land health and ecological sites: application to land use planning and management. In: Memorias de I Congeso Internacional de Pastizales Chiapas. Tustla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico, October 13-15, 2010. pp. 48-57.
A suite of tools for monitoring and assessing impacts of road networks and off-road vehicle activity on rangelands -
Duniway, M.C., Herrick, J.E., Karl, J.W., Van Zee, J.W. 2010. A suite of tools for monitoring and assessing impacts of road networks and off-road vehicle activity on rangelands [abstract]. Annual Meeting Society for Range Management, February 7-12, 2010, Denver, Colorado. PC-24, pg. 89.
Spatial dependence of predictions from image segmentation: a methods to determine appropriate scales for producing land-management information -
Karl, J.W., Laliberte, A., Rango, A. 2010. Spatial dependence of predictions from image segmentation: a methods to determine appropriate scales for producing land-management information. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, and Spatial Information Sciences. June 29 - July 2, 2010, Ghent, Belgium. Vol. No. XXXVIII-4/C7.
Spatial dependence of predictions from image segmentation: A variogram-based method to determine appropriate scales for producing land-management information Reprint Icon -
Karl, J.W., Maurer, B.A. 2010. Spatial dependence of predictions from image segmentation: A variogram-based method to determine appropriate scales for producing land-management information. Ecological Informatics. 5:194-202.
Spatial predictions of cover attributes of rangeland ecosystems using regression kriging and remote sensing Reprint Icon -
Karl, J.W. 2010. Spatial predictions of cover attributes of rangeland ecosystems using regression kriging and remote sensing. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 63:335-349.
Using object-based image analysis to guide the selection of field sample locations -
Karl, J.W., Macfarlane, D.W. 2010. Using object-based image analysis to guide the selection of field sample locations [abstract]. GEOBIA 2010 Conference, June 29 - July 2, 2010. Ghent Belgium.
Cumulative effects analysis (CEA) tools -
Karl, J.W., Unnasch, R.S., Kanaga, M., Frid, L. 2010. Cumulative effects analysis (CEA) tools [abstract]. 63rd Society for Range Management Annual Meeting, February 7-11, 2010, Denver, Colorado. ESD-3.
Making spatial predictions of rangeland ecosystem attributes using regression kriging -
Karl, J.W. 2010. Making spatial predictions of rangeland ecosystem attributes using regression kriging [abstract]. 63rd Society for Range Management Annual Meeting, February 7-11, 2010, Denver, Colorado. 0-186.
Monitoring and assessing global impacts of roads and off-road vehicle traffic -
Herrick, J.E., Duniway, M.C., Karl, J.W., Van Zee, J.W. 2010. Monitoring and assessing global impacts of roads and off-road vehicle traffic [abstract]. 63rd Society for Range Management Annual Meeting, February 7-11, 2010, Denver, Colorado. O-166.
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