Understanding our environment

Kevin Dobbs

Project Coordinator, Kansas Applied Remote Sensing
Primary office:
124 Higuchi Hall


Academic degrees
B.A., environmental studies, University of Kansas, 1999

Program affiliation
Kansas Applied Remote Sensing

Kevin has been the Project Coordinator for the Survey's Kansas Urban Water Quality Restoration and Protection Initiative since 2000.

Areas of specialization
Remote sensing and GIS

Research interests
Kevin's current research interests include the use of high-resolution satellite imagery to investigate the impacts of urban development on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, with an emphasis on the use of object-oriented image classification and hydrologic modeling. He also is interested in the development of real-time, integrated remote sensing, GIS and GPS systems to complement emergency management and disaster relief operations. 

Recent publications
  • Kindscher, K., H. Kilroy, J. Delisle, Q. Long, H. Loring, K. Dobbs, J. Drake. Vegetation classification and mapping of Homestead National Monument of America. 2011. Natural Resource Report NPS/HTLN/NRR—2011/345. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.download pdf
  • Kindscher, K., H. Kilroy, J. Delisle, Q. Long, H. Loring, K. Dobbs. 2010. Vegetation classification and mapping of Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. National Park Service.download pdf
  • Dobbs, K., J. Kastens, S. Egbert. 2010. Evaluation of NED Elevation Data and the FLDPLN Model for Inundation Extent Estimation.download pdf
  • Kastens, J., K. Dobbs. 2010. Inundation fact sheet 2010.download pdf
  • Kastens, J., K. Dobbs, S. Egbert. 2010. Mapping Potential Flood Extents in Eastern Kansas.download pdf
  • Ashworth, S., W. Kettle, K. Dobbs. 2010. Response of herbaceous plant community after removal of woody vegetation in a tallgrass prairie restoration. Proceedings of the 22nd North American Conference, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, August 2010.
  • 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.

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