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Jason W Karl
Range Management Research
Ecology

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LAS CRUCES , NM 88003

Projects
Development of a Rapid Ecoregional Assessment for the Chihuahuan Desert – Support and Conceptual Modeling
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 424656
Development of Computer Systems for Sharing Sustainable Land Management Knowledge and Information
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 424735
Managing Agricultural Landscapes - Selecting Practices for Place and Time
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 429689
Assessment and Monitoring Technical Support
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 431334
MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR CONSERVATION OF WESTERN RANGELANDS
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 423561
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 Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 423631
Management Technologies for Western Rangelands
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 424317
Selecting and Managing Practices for Agricutlural Landscapes
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 430620

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
The role of data and inference in the development and application of ecological site concepts and state-and-transition models -
Analytical approaches to quality assurance and quality control in rangeland monitoring data -
Application of the BLM's assessment, inventory, and monitoring strategy for reclamation and restoration monitoring -
Building software tools to help contextualize and interpret monitoring data -
An automated approach to mapping ecological sites using hyper-termporal remote sensing and SVM classification -
A comparison of two vegetation height measurement methods for applications to sage grouse habitat evaluations -
Two new mobile apps for rangeland inventory and monitoring by landowners and land managers -
Disentangling dust emission mechanisms – a field study -
Klose, M., Peterson, S., Webb, N., Van Zee, J.W., Cooper, B., Van Pelt, R.S., Gill, T.E., Okin, G., Karl, J.W. 2016. Disentangling dust emission mechanisms – a field study [abstract]. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. December 12-16, 2016, San Francisco, California.
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 -
Maynard, J.J., Karl, J.W., Browning, D.M. 2016. Effect of spatial image support in detecting long-term vegetation change from satellite time-series. Landscape Ecology. 31:2045-2062, doi 10.1007/s10980-016-0381.
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 -
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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