Understanding our environment

Jude Kastens

Research Associate Professor, Kansas Applied Remote Sensing
Primary office:
785-864-1519
123 Higuchi Hall

Summary

Academic degrees
Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Kansas, 2008
M.A., Mathematics, University of Kansas, 1999
B.A., Mathematics, University of Kansas, 1996
B.S.E, Secondary Mathematics, University of Kansas, 1996


Program affiliation
Kansas Applied Remote Sensing


Areas of specialization
Statistics, numerical analysis and GIS


Research interests
Jude is a numerical analyst and all-purpose data modeler with extensive experience working with MATLAB, ESRI ArcMap and ERDAS Imagine software. The focus of his work with the Kansas Applied Remote Sensing Program involves using remote sensing data for agricultural applications such as crop yield forecasting, but his work extends to database management, hydrologic modeling, land cover change detection and ecological modeling.


Recent publications
  • Loeffler, K.M., V. Rahmani, J.H. Kastens, and D.H. Huggins. 2018. An examination of the potential wetland development landscape around managed reservoirs in the central U.S. Great Plains. Applied Geography, 93: 16-24. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2018.02.010 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0143622817308512
  • Rahmani, V., J.H. Kastens, F. deNoyelles, M.E. Jakubauskas, E.A. Martinko, D.H. Huggins, C. Gnau, P.M. Liechti, S.W. Campbell, R.A. Callihan, and A.J. Blackwood. 2018. Examining storage capacity loss and sedimentation rate of largereservoirs in the Central U.S. Great Plains. Water, 10(190): w10020190. DOI: 10.3390/w10020190 http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/10/2/190
  • Garrett, R.D., I. Koh, E.F. Lambin, Y. le Polain de Waroux, J.H. Kastens, and J.C. Brown. 2018. Intensification in agriculture-forest frontiers: Land use responses to development and conservation policies in Brazil. Global Environmental Change, 233-243. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2018.09.011 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2018.09.011)
  • Huggins, D., J. Kastens, D. Baker, and C. Freeman. 2017. Development of Missouri Reference Wetlands. Kansas Biological Survey Report No. 192. 47pp.download pdf
  • Kastens, J.H., J.C. Brown, A.C. Coutinho, C.R. Bishop, and J.C.D.M. Esquerdo. 2017. Soy moratorium impacts on soybean and deforestation dynamics in Mato Grosso, Brazil. PLOS ONE, 12(4): e0176168. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0176168
  • deNoyelles, F. Jr., V.H. Smith, J.H. Kastens, L. Bennett, J.M. Lomas, C.W. Knapp, S. Bergin, S.L. Dewey, B.R.K. Chapin, and D.W. Graham. 2016. A 21-year record of vertically migrating sub-epilimnetic populations of Cryptomonas spp. Inland Waters, 6(2): 173-184. DOI: 10.5268/IW-6.2.930 https://www.fba.org.uk/journals/index.php/IW/article/viewFile/930/550
  • deNoyelles, F. and J.H. Kastens. 2016. Reservoir sedimentation challenges in Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 119(1): 69-81. http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1660/062.119.0110.
  • Kastens, J.H., D.S. Baker, D.L. Peterson, and D.G. Huggins. 2016. Wetland Program Development Grant (WPDG) FFY 2013--Playa Mapping and Assessment. Kansas Biological Survey Report No. 186. 28pp.download pdf
  • Martinko E. and J. deNoyelles, K. Bosnak, M. Jakubauskas, D. Huggins, J. Kastens, A. Shreders, D. Baker, A. Blackwood, S. Campbell, C. Rogers. 2014. Atlas of Kansas Lakes: A resource for communities, policy makers and planners. A publication of the Kansas Biological Survey. 242 pages.
  • Williams, B., E. D’Amico, J.H. Kastens, J. Thorp, J. Flotemersch, M. Thoms. 2013. Automated riverine landscape characterization: GIS-based tools for watershed-scale research, assessment, and management. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 185: 7485-7499.


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