Publications

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Journal Articles

In Review

  • McCann, C., K. Repasky, R. Lawrence, and S. Powell.  In review.  Multi-Temporal Mesoscale Radiometrically Referenced Hyperspectral Data of Mixed Agricultural and Grassland Regions for Vegetation Health Monitoring.  :  ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 
  • Morin, M., R. Lawrence, K. Repasky, T. Sterling, C. McCann, and S. Powell.  In review.  Agreement analysis and spatial sensitivity of multispectral and hyperspectral sensors in detecting vegetation stress at management scales.  Journal of Applied Remote Sensing.
  • Holbrook, J., J. Squires, L. Olson, N. Decesara, and R. Lawrence.  In review.  Understanding and predicting habitat for wildlife conservation: The case of Canada lynx at the range periphery.  Ecography.
  • McCann, C., K.S. Repasky, M. Morin, R. Lawrence, and S. Powell.  In review.  A novel histogram based unsupervised classification technique to determine natural classes from biophysically relevant fit parameters to hyperspectral data. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. 

Conference Proceedings

  • Lawrence, R., Moran, C. J. (2015). Which Classification Method Is Best? An Infrastructure for Rigorous Comparisons of Classification Algorithms. Berlin: 36th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment.
  • Long, J., Lawrence, R. (2015). Mapping Percent Tree-Mortality Due to Mountain Pine Bark Beetle-Damage. Tampa, Florida: American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
  • Savage, S., R. Lawrence, and J. Squires, 2014.  Zero-inflated methods for estimating percent canopy cover in Montana lynx habitat using Landsat 5 and 8 imagery.  Pecora 19, ASPRS, 17-20 November 2014, Denver, CO.
  • Savage, S., Lawrence, R., Squires, J., 2014. Analyzing 40 Years of Change in Lynx Habitat Using Three Landsat Sensors and Historical Disturbance Data, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Louisville, KY. (March 25, 2014).
  • Long, J., Lawrence, R., Marshall, L., Miller, P., 2014.  Applying String Matching Algorithms to Multi-Temporal Satellite Imagery to Identify Crop Rotation Patterns, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Louisville, KY. (March 25, 2014).
  • Repasky, K., Johnson, W., Soukup, B., Carlsten, J., Lawrence, R., and Powell, S., 2013. Optical Tools and Techniques for Large Area Surface Monitoring of Carbon Sequestration Sites. Optical Instrumentation for Energy and Environmental Applications (pp. EM1A–1).
  • Shaw, J., Johnson, J. E., Lawrence, R., and Nugent, P., 2013. Thermal Imaging of Vegetation to Detect CO2 Gas Leaking From Underground. Renewable Energy and the Environment (vol. E2 2013). Washington, DC: Optical Society of America. dx.doi.org/10.1364/E2.2013.EW1A.1
  • Bellante, G., S. Powell, R. Lawrence, K. Repasky, and T. Dougher, 2010. Hyperspectral imaging for large-area monitoring of carbon dioxide geologic sequestration sites, IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 25-30 July 2010, Honolulu, HI.
  • Jay, S., R. Lawrence, K. Repasky, and L. Rew, 2010.  Detection of leafy spurge using hyper-spectral-spatial-temporal imagery, IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 25-30 July 2010, Honolulu, HI.
  • Jay, S., R. Lawrence, K. Repasky, and C. Keith, 2009. Invasive species mapping using low cost hyperspectral imagery, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 2009 Annual Conference. 9 - 13 March 2009. Baltimore, MD.
  • Lawrence, R., C. Baker, F. Dougher, R. Engel, B. Olsen, L. Rew, A. Smith, and X. Zhang, 2009.  AgCam Science Applications Team: Remote sensing from the International Space Station, ISRSE 2009 Proceedings, May 4-8, 2009, Stresa, Italy.
  • Jewett, J., and R.L. Lawrence.  2008.  Mapping changes in whitebark pine distribution in the Northern Rockies using Landsat.  2008 Intermountain GIS Conference.  7 - 11 April 2008    Missoula, MT.
  • Campos, N., and R.L. Lawrence.  2008.  The effects of image fusion on object-oriented classification.  2008 Intermountain GIS Conference.  7 - 11 April 2008    Missoula, MT.
  • Watts, J.D., and R.L. Lawrence.  2008.  Estimating cropland carbon sequestration potential: A meta-analytical approach aided by satellite image analysis.  2008 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.  15-19 April 2008.  Boston, MA.
  • Jewett, J., and R.L. Lawrence.  2008.  Changes in whitebark pine distribution in the Northern Rockies: 1984 – 2002.  The 17th William T. Pecora Memorial Remote Sensing Symposium.  16-20 November 2008.  Denver, CO.
  • Savage, S., R.L. Lawrence, and S. Custer.  2008.  Yellowstone’s geothermal areas: Mapping changes in radiative flux.  The 17th William T. Pecora Memorial Remote Sensing Symposium.  16-20 November 2008.  Denver, CO.
  • Lawrence, R.L.  2008.  Monitoring vegetation using satellite and airborne imagery: Recent developments related to whitebark pine decline, long-term change detection for wetlands and rangelands, and invasive species.  Fifth Montana Plant Conservation Conference.  27 February 2008.  Bozeman, MT.
  • Jewett, J., and R.L. Lawrence.  2008.  Mapping Changes in Whitebark Pine Distribution in the Northern Rockies: 1984 – 2002.  American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 2008 Annual Conference.  28 April – 2 May 2008.  Portland, OR. 
  • Watts, J.D., and R.L. Lawrence.  2008.  The Object-oriented Analysis of Agricultural Practices for Carbon Sequestration Purposes in North Central Montana.  American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 2008 Annual Conference.  28 April – 2 May 2008.  Portland, OR.
  • Campos, N., R.L. Lawrence, and B. McGlynn.  2008.  Land Use and Land Cover Patterns of Mountain Resort Development in Big Sky, Montana.  American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 2008 Annual Conference.  28 April – 2 May 2008. Portland, OR.
  • Watts, J., and R.L. Lawrence, 2008.  Merging Breiman-Cutler classification (Random Forest) with an object-oriented approach for analysis of agricultural lands, ISPRS 2008 Proceedings, July 3-11, 2008, Beijing, China.
  • Lawrence, R.L. 2007. Improving classification tree analysis for remotely sensed data: Boosting and bagging algorithms, ISRSE 2007 Proceedings, July 25-29, 2007, San Juan, Costa Rica.
  • Lawrence, R.L. 2007. Recent developments for improving accuracy of classification tree analysis, AmericaView Fall Technical Meeting, September 19-20, 2007, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
  • Savage, S., and R.L. Lawrence. 2007. Yellowstone’s northern range: Mapping rangeland vegetation change, GIS in the Rockies, September 12-14, 2007, Denver, CO.
  • Campos, N., and R.L. Lawrence. 2007. The effects of radiometric normalization on CVA, GIS in the Rockies, September 12-14, 2007, Denver, CO.
  • Jewett, J., and R.L. Lawrence. 2007. Mapping changes in whitebark pine distribution in the northern Rockies: 1984-2002, GIS in the Rockies, September 12-14, 2007, Denver, CO.
  • Watts, J., and R.L. Lawrence. 2007. A comparison of multi-resolution segmentation strategies for the object-oreiented delineation of agricultural fields within moderate-resolution imagery, GIS in the Rockies, September 12-14, 2007, Denver, CO.
  • Schulthess, U., D. Weist, R. Lawrence, C. Jones, and N. Christensen. 2007. Protein management of wheat with a SPAD in the sky, ASA-CSSA-SSSA 2007 International Annual Meetings, November 4-8, 2007, New Orleans, LA.
  • Landenburger, L, R.L. Lawrence, S. Podruzny, and C. Schwartz. 2006. Mapping whitebark pine distribution in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, ASPRS 2006 Proceedings, May 1-5, 2006, Reno, NV.
  • Wood, S., R.L. Lawrence, and S. Sheley. 2006. Mapping invasive plants using hyperspectral imagery, classification trees, and classification thresholds, ASPRS 2006 Proceedings, May 1-5, 2006, Reno, NV.
  • Bricklemyer, R.S., R.L. Lawrence, and P.R. Miller, 2004.  Analysis of Landsat ETM+ imagery for monitoring management practices that influence soil C sequestration in north central Montana, ASPRS 2004 Proceedings, Denver, CO.
  • Lawrence, R.L., and A.W. Parmenter. 2002. Performing supervised classifications with classification and regression tree analysis: a tutorial, ASPRS 2002 Proceedings, April 22-26, 2002, Washington, D.C.
  • Driscoll, S., and R.L. Lawrence. 2002. Effects of color balancing of airborne multispectral imagery on invasive plant mapping, ASPRS 2002 Proceedings, April 22-26, 2002, Washington, D.C.
  • Bunn, A.G., and R.L. Lawrence. 2002. Comparison of topographic correction algorithms for use with Landsat ETM+ in mountainous landscapes, ASPRS 2002 Proceedings, April 22-26, 2002, Washington, D.C.
  • Driscoll, S.G., R.L. Sheley, and R.L. Lawrence. 2001. Detecting and mapping spotted knapweed in rangeland ecosystems using airborne digital imagery.  In L. Smith (ed.) The First International Knapweed Symposium of the Twenty-First Century, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, 15-16 March 2001.
  • Driscoll, S.G., R.L. Sheley, and R.L. Lawrence. 2001. Spotted knapweed in rangeland ecosystems using multispectral and hyperspectral imagery.  In The Society for Range Management 54th Annual Meeting, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, February 17-23, 2001.
  • Hansen, A.J., L.J. Graumlich, R.L. Lawrence, S.L. Powell, W. Cohen, and M. Lefsky. 2001. Monitoring forest response to past and future global change in Greater Yellowstone. NASA Land Cover Land Use Change Program Temperate and Boreal Workshop, College Park, Maryland.
  • Hansen, A., S. Powell, R. Lawrence, and L. Graumlich. 2001. Spatial patterns of conifer forest expansion in Greater Yellowstone.  In Ecological Society of America 2001 Annual Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, August 5-10, 2001.
  • Laguette, S., G. Seielstad, S. Seelan, C. Wivell, D. Olsen, R. Lawrence, G. Nielsen, J. Rattling Leaf, D. Clay, K. Dalstad, L. Welling.  2001.  Precision farming management via information dissemination, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, July 13-21 2001, Sydney, Australia.
  • Laguette, S., D. Clay, K. Dalstad, R. Lawrence, J. Rattling Leaf, C. Maynard, C. Reese, S. Seelan, and C. Wivell.  2001.  Rapid integration of remote sensing data into in-field management decisions: From acquisition to use of data, ASPRS 2001 Proceedings, April 23-27, 2001, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Laguette, S., G. A. Seielstad, S. Seelan, C. E. Wivell, D. E. Clay, K. Dalstad, C. Reese, G. A. Nielsen, R. L. Lawrence, C. Maynard, and J. Rattling Leaf. 2001. Rapid integration of remote sensed data into in-field management decisions, Third European Conference on Precision Agriculture, June 18-20, 2001, Montpellier, France.
  • Powell, S.L., A.J. Hansen, and R.L. Lawrence. 2001. Conifer forest expansion and densification in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: Detection and quantification over a 15-year time period. Annual meeting of the International Association of Landscape Ecology, Tempe, Arizona.
  • Roberts, E.A., R.L. Sheley, and R.L. Lawrence.  2001.  Sampling and modeling invasive plant infestations: Techniques for identifying plant distribution in rangeland environments.  In L. Smith (ed.) The First International Knapweed Symposium of the Twenty-First Century, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, 15-16 March 2001.
  • Roberts, E.A., R.L. Sheley, R.L. Lawrence, and R. Aspinall.  2001.  Sampling and modeling invasive plant infestations: Techniques for identifying plant distribution in rangeland environments. In The Society for Range Management 54th Annual Meeting, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, February 17-23, 2001.
  • Seielstad, G., S. Laguette, S. Seelan, R. Lawrence, M. Henry, C. Maynard, K. Dalsted, and J. Rattling Leaf. 2001. Remote sensing to address the needs of local communities: Applications of remote sensing to precision agriculture, Proceedings of the American Geophysical Union, Boston, Massachusetts, May 31, 2001.
  • Seielstad, G., S. Laguette, S. Seelan, R. Lawrence, G. Nielsen, D. Clay, and K. Dalsted. 2001. Applications of remote sensing to precision agriculture with dual economic and environmental benefits, 8th International Conference on Remote Sensing, SPIE, Toulouse, France.
  • Lawrence, R.L., and W.J. Ripple. 2000. Mount St. Helens revegetation since 1980: Use of long-sequence time series following landscape-scale disturbance, ASPRS 2000 Proceedings, May 22-26, 2000, Washington, D.C.
  • Patten, D. T., W. Minshall, R. Lawrence, and A. Marcus. 2000. Developing effective ecological indicators for watershed analysis, Proceedings: 2000 STAR Ecosystem Indicators Progress Review Workshop, May 8-10, 2000, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Hanson, D., R. Lawrence, K. Hansen, and R. Aspinall. 2000. Automated estimate of non-forest green biomass from AVHRR satellite images of Yellowstone, The 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT, June 9-12, 2000.
  • Hanson, D., R. Lawrence, K. Hansen, and R. Aspinall. 2000. Using Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) satellite images to estimate snow cover in Yellowstone National Park, ASPRS 2000 Proceedings, May 22-26, 2000, Washington, D.C.
  • Henry, M.P., G.A. Nielsen, R.L. Lawrence, R. Engel, and D.S. Long. 2000. Farm-scale wheat yield estimates using multi-temporal AVHRR-NDVI satellite imagery, ASPRS 2000 Proceedings, May 22-26, 2000, Washington, D.C.
  • Hanson, D., R. Lawrence, K. Hansen, and R. Aspinall. 1999. Development of algorithms to use with satellite images to assess annual snow melt and green biomass in Yellowstone National Park, Sixth Yellowstone Interagency Science Conference, Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming, September 16-17, 1999.
  • Lawrence, R.L., and W.J. Ripple. 1997. Determination of vegetation cover in a highly disturbed, heterogeneous landscape using satellite imagery: Mount St. Helens, Washington, Proceedings of the Pacific Division, American Association for the Advancement of Science, June 22, 1997, Corvallis, Oregon, 16(1):54.
 

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