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Laurence L. Strong

Wildlife Biologist
USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
8711 37th Street Southeast
Jamestown, North Dakota 58401

Phone: (701) 253-5524
Fax: (701) 253-5553
Email NPWRC Staff
Research (Principal Investigator),
Jamestown Headquarters

Expertise:

  • Rangeland and wildlife ecology
  • Remote sensing
  • Geographic Information Science

Current Projects:

  • North Dakota GAP analysis

Education:

  • M.S., Range Ecology (emphasis on Physiological and Quantitative Ecology), Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO (1980)
  • B.S., Wildlife Biology, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO (1976)

Professional Experience:

  • 1990-present:  Wildlife Biologist, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, USGS, Jamestown, ND
  • 1989-1990:  Senior Research Scientist, TGS Technology, Inc., Ecosystem Science and Technology Branch, NASA, Moffett Field, CA
  • 1983-1989:  Research Scientist, TGS Technology, Inc., Ecosystem Science and Technology Branch, NASA, Moffett Field, CA
  • 1980-1983:  Data Analyst II, TGS Technology, Inc., Ecosystem Science and Technology Branch, NASA, Moffett Field, CA

Professional Affiliations:

  • The Wildlife Society
  • Society for Range Management

Selected Publications:

Strong, L.L., and L. M. Cowardin. 1995. Improving prairie pond counts with aerial video and global positioning systems. J. Wildlife Manage. 59(4):708-719.

Koeln, G.T., L.M. Cowardin, and L.L. Strong. 1994. Geographic Information Systems. Pages 540-566 in T.A. Bookhout, ed., Research and management techniques for wildlife and habitats, 5th ed. Wildlife Society, Inc. Bethesda, Md.

Strong, L.L., and R.E. Trost. 1994. Forecasting production of arctic nesting geese by monitoring snow cover with advanced very high resolution radiometer (AVHRR) data. Pages 425-430 in Proc. PECORA 12 Symposium, Land Information from Space-Based Systems, Amer. Soc. Photogrammetry, Bethesda, Md.

Hlavka, C.A., and L.L. Strong. 1992. Assessing deforestation and habitat fragmentation in Uganda using satellite observations and fractal analysis. J. Imaging Science and Technology 36:440-445.

Strong, L.L., D.S. Gilmer, J.A. Brass. 1991. Inventory of wintering geese with a multispectral scanner. J. of Wildlife Management 55:250-259.

Reiners, W.A., L.L. Strong, P.A. Matson, I.C. Burke, and D.S. Ojima. 1989. Estimating biogeochemical fluxes across sagebrush-steppe landscapes with Thematic Mapper imagery. Remote Sensing of the Environment 28:121-129.

Westman, W.E., L.L. Strong, and B.A. Wilcox. 1989. Tropical deforestation and species endangerment: the role of remote sensing. Landscape Ecology 3:97-109.

Strong, L.L. 1986. Temporal trends in earth-atmosphere system reflectance factor for sagebrush steppe vegetation communities. Pages 1309-1318 in 20th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Morrissey, L.A., L.L. Strong, and D.H. Card. 1986. Mapping permafrost in the Boreal Forest using Thematic Mapper satellite data. Photogrammetric Eng. and Remote Sensing. 52:1513-1520.

Strong, L.L., R.W. Dana, and L.H. Carpenter. 1985. Estimating phytomass of sagebrush habitat types from microdensitometer data. Photogrammetric Eng. and Remote Sensing 51:467-474.

Selected Presentations/Poster Sessions:

Strong, L.L. and W.E. Newton. 2004. Uncertainty in estimates of rangeland and the area of rangeland plant communities from an accuracy assessment of a land cover map for North Dakota. 57th Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management, Salt Lake City, Utah, 24-30 January 2004.

Strong, L.L. 2002. Integrating GIS and remote sensing to create a vegetation and land cover database for North Dakota. 9th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society, Bismarck, ND, 24-28 September 2002.

Strong, L.L., and R.E. Trost. 1998. Improvements in monitoring arctic habitat and forecasting goose production using satellite imagery. 9th North American Arctic Goose Conference, Victoria, British Columbia, 7-11 January 1998.

Strong, L.L., D.S. Gilmer, and D.L. Orthmeyer. 1997. Spatial and temporal heterogeneity of waterfowl winter habitats. 4th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society, Snowmass, CO, 21-27 Sept 1997.


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