Understanding our environment

Jerry Whistler

Associate Researcher, Kansas Applied Remote Sensing
Laboratory Director, Kansas Applied Remote Sensing
Primary office:
785-864-1513
118 Higuchi Hall


  • Contact for ESRI software and licensing
  • Contact for ERDAS software and licensing
  • Liaison to KU IT (for networking and computing)
  • Contact for public inquiries on historical aerial photography

Academic degrees
M.A., Geography, University of Kansas, 1989
B.A., Geography, University of Kansas, 1981


Program affiliation
Kansas Applied Remote Sensing


Area of specialization
Remote sensing applications


Background
Jerry joined the KARS Program in 1982 and directed the development of the first statewide digital land use/land cover database of Kansas. He currently serves at the Kansas Biological Survey's representative on the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Kansas GIS Policy Board. 


Research interests

  • Digital land use/land cover inventory
  • Phenology-based vegetation classification techniques
  • Use of remote sensing data for agricultural management and environmental assessment


Recent publications
  • Peterson, D., J. Whistler, S. Egbert, E. A. Martinko. 2010. 2005 Kansas Land Cover Patterns: Phase II--final report. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 167:49 pp.
  • Peterson, D., J. Whistler, C. Bishop, S. Egbert, E. A. Martinko. 2009. The Kansas next-generation land use/land cover mapping initiative. Proceedings, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 12 pp.
  • Martinko, E. A., S. Egbert, M. Jakubauskas, K. Dobbs, J. Lomas, J. Whistler, D. Peterson. 2008. 2005 Kansas Land Cover Patterns Phase I--final report. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Open-file Report No. 150.
  • Martinko, E. A., J. Whistler, D. Peterson, J. Kastens, R. Hagen, D. Huggins, M. Jakubauskas. 2007. A watershed classification system for tiered diagnosis of biological impairments: A scalable, Central Plains focus with national applicability: Final report to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency STAR Program. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 141:153 pp.download pdf
  • Peterson, D., J. Whistler, B. Mosiman. 2004. The Kansas Satellite Image Database 2002-2003: Final Report. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 121.download pdf
  • P. Taylor, B. Mosiman, S. Egbert, J. Whistler. 2003. The Kansas Surface Water Database: Final Report. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 116.download pdf
  • Mosiman, B., S. Egbert, J. Whistler. 2003. The Kansas Dam Inventory Project: Final Report. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 114:19 pp.download pdf
  • Martinko, E. A., K. Price, S. Egbert, M. Jakubauskas, J. Whistler, T.J. Crooks. 2003. The NASA Great Plains Regional Earth Science Applications Center, 2000-2003. National Aeronautics and Space Administration 45 pp.
  • Whistler, J., D. Peterson, B. Mosiman. 2002. The Kansas Satellite Image Database 2000-2001: Final Report. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 104:27 pp.download pdf
  • Griffith, J., E. A. Martinko, J. Whistler, K. Price. 2002. Preliminary comparison of landscape pattern-normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) relationships to Central Plains stream conditions. Journal of Environmental Quality 31(3):846-859.download pdf


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