Gene runs the Remote Sensing Lab at the NWRC for Dr. Elijah Ramsey.  "Running the lab" basically includes but is not limited to the following:  Managing budgets, purchasing supplies, managing contracts, systems administration (Unix, and Windows flavors), programming (both new programs, and modifying existing ones), image processing, general research, in-field studies (in both nice and harsh environments), designing and building electronic equipment at the component level, presenting the results of our research, flying around in and hanging out of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters, and driving just about any vehicle you can imagine (canoes to 25' dual engine boats, atv's, airboats, trucks, cars, etc).

In the list below, you see some of the research that we do, and the areas that Gene is slowly becoming an expert in (I was actually classified as a "brown marsh" expert and sat on a panel discussing the phenomenon once).  The areas so far are, but not limited to: Global climate change, Florida black needlerush, Chinese Tallow, Data Loggers and Satellite Uplinking, Hurricane windfield modeling, radar imagery of all sorts, hyperspectral imagery of all sorts, classification standards, coastal wetlands in general, generating topography maps, and a growing collection of National Parks.  In any of the below papers, you can generally assume that for each project, at a minimum, I wrote some sort of code, processed some imagery, made a bunch of figures, spent numerous hours in the field collecting data, and kept all the systems up and running during the whole process.

If you want copies of any of the below articles, drop me a line, and I will see what I can do to get you a copy.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Ramsey III, E., A. Rangoonwala, G. Nelson, accepted.  Site-specific canopy reflectance related to marsh dieback onset and progression in coastal Louisiana.  Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

Ramsey III, E., and G. Nelson, in press.  A whole image approach for transforming EO1 Hyperion hyperspectral data into highly accurate reflectance data with site-specific measurements.  International Journal of Remote Sensing, 26(8).

Ramsey III, E., A. Rangoonwala, G. Nelson, R. Ehrlich and K. Martella, in press.  Generation and validation of characteristic spectra from EO1 Hyperion image data for detecting the percent occurrence of invasive species, specifically Chinese Tallow, International Journal of Remote Sensing (26(8).

Ramsey III, E., A. Rangoonwala, G. Nelson, and R. Ehrlich, in press.  Mapping the invasive species, Chinese Tallow with EO1 satellite Hyperion hyperspectral image data and relating tallow percent occurrences to a classified Landsat Thematic Mapper landcover map, International Journal of Remote Sensing (26(8).

Ramsey III, E., G. Nelson, F. Baarnes, and R. Spell, 2004.  Light attenuation profiling as an indicator of structural changes in coastal marshes.  In Remote Sensing and GIS Accuracy Assessment.  Ross Lunetta and John Lyon, editors. (CRC Press: New York) 59-73.

Ramsey, E., III, G. Nelson, F. Baarnes, and R. Spell, 2003.  Light attenuation indicating structural changes in coastal marshes.  Geospatial Data Accuracy Assessment, editors, Ross S. Lunetta and John G. Lyon, (EPA/600/R-03/064, December 2003).

Ramsey, E., III, G. Nelson, S. Sapkota, 2002.  Linking hydrology to wetland vegetation.  In Applicatons in nearshore and inland waters.  Backscatter, 13(1).

Ramsey, E., III, D. Echols, G. Nelson, and S. Sapkota, 2002.  The National Vegetation Classification Standard applied to the remote sensing classification of two semiarid environments.  Environmental Management, 29(5), 703-715.

Ramsey, E., III, S. Sapkota, F. Barnes, and G. Nelson, 2002.  Monitoring the recovery of Juncus roemerianus marsh burns with the normalized vegetation index and Landsat Thematic Mapper data.  Wetlands Ecology and Management, 10(1), 85-96.

Ramsey, E., III, G. Nelson, S. Sapkota, E. Seeger, and K. Martella, 2002.  Mapping Chinese tallow with color-infrared photography.  Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 68(3), 251-255.

Ramsey, E., III, G. Nelson, Y. Yan, and S. Sapkota, 2001.  Linking hydrology to vegetation type and structure in a coastal Florida marsh.  Remote Sensing & Resource Management in Nearshore and Inland Waters, Alliance for Marine Remote Sensing (AMRS),  http://www.waterobserver.org/workshop-10-2001/abstract/application-04.asp.

Ramsey, E., III, G. Nelson, and S. Sapkota, 2001.  Mapping the Occurrence and Spread of Marsh Dieback by Characterizing the Marsh Spectral Response at the Plant and Canopy Level with Hyperspectral and Temporal Remote Sensing Data,  The Washington College of Law at the American University Publishers, Washington, DC, http://www.earthpace.com/conference/confsumindex.htm.

Ramsey, E., III, M. Hodgson, S. Sapkota, and G. Nelson, 2001.  Forest impact estimated with NOAA AVHRR and Landsat TM data related to an empirical hurricane wind field distribution.  Remote Sensing of Environment, 77(3), 279-292.

Ramsey, E., III, G. Nelson, and S. Sapkota, 2001.  Coastal Change Analysis Program implemented in Louisiana. Journal of Coastal Research, 17(1), 55-71.

Kutuza, B., A. Shutko, V. Pliushchev, E. Ramsey, III, B. Logan, S. DeLoach, A. Haldin, E. Novichikhin, I. Sidorov, V. Manakov, and G. Nelson, 2000 . Advantages of Synchronous Multi-Spectral SAR and Microwave Radiometric Observations of Land Covers from Aircraft Platforms, EUSAR’2000, 3rd European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, pp. 663-666, 23-25 May 2000, Munich, Germany.

Ramsey, E. W., III, G. Nelson, S. Sapkota, S. Laine, J. Verdi, and S. Krasznay, 1999.  Using multiple polarization L band radar to monitor marsh burn recovery.  IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 37(1) 635-639.

Ramsey, E., III, G. Nelson, and S. Sapkota, 1998.  Classifying coastal resources by integrating optical and radar imagery and color infrared photography.  Mangroves and Salt Marshes, 2(2) 109-119.

Ramsey, E., III, G. Nelson, S. Laine, W. Topham, and R. Kirkman, 1998.  Generation of coastal marsh topography with radar and ground-based measurements.  Journal of Coastal Research, 14(3), 1158-1164.

Ramsey, E., III, S. Laine, G. Nelson, S. Sapkota, M. Strong,  J. Wooderson, R. Day, R. Spell, D. Chappell, T. Stoute, R. Kirkman, and M. Books, 1998.  Identifying wetland zonation and inundation extent by using satellite remote sensing and ground‑based measurements.  Pages 85‑94 in G. Guntenspergen and B. Vairin, editors.  Vulnerability of coastal wetlands in the Southeastern United States: climate change research results.  U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division Biological Science Report USGS/BRD/BSR‑‑1998‑0002. 

Ramsey, E., III, D. Chappell, S. Laine, G. Nelson, S. Sapkota, and T. Stoute, 1997.  Identification of wetland zonation and inundation extent by using satellite remote sensing and ground-based measurements.  Volume I, pages 498-501 in Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Remote Sensing for Marine and Coastal Environments, Orlando, Florida, 17-19 March 1997. Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

TECHNICAL REPORTS

Ramsey, E., III, G. Nelson, and Y. Yan, 2004.  Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site Landscape Classification and Historic Analysis.  U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Biological Science Report Number not yet assigned.  Available in CD-ROM.

Ramsey III, E., Z. Lu, G. Nelson, F. Baarnes, M. Hakobyan, Oh-ig Kwoun, A. Rangoonwala, and S. Sapkota, 2004. Imaging Radar applied to characterizing vegetation type and structure and detecting and monitoring flood frequency and depth in coastal ecosystems.  Venture Capital Report, 47p.

Ramsey III, E., A. Rangoonwala, G. Nelson, and D. Cartner, 2003.  Characterizing the Brown Marsh Spectral Response at the plant and Canopy Level with Hyperspectral and Temporal Remote Sensing Data.  Report to G. Grandy, Coastal Restoration Division, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Baton Rouge, Louisiana under DNR Interagency Agreement No. 2515-01-11.  8p.

Ramsey III, E., G. Nelson, A. Rangoonwala, and K. Martella, 2003. Rapid assessment of vegetation type and status with hyperspectral remote sensing technologies.  Final report fulfilling the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement between the United States Geological Survey and the ChevronTexaco Research and Technology Company.  33p.

Ramsey III, E., G. Nelson, A. Rangoonwala,, and R. Ehrlich, 2003.  Mapping the invasive species Chinese Tallow.  Report to the NASA-USGS Earth Observing-1 Mission Instrument Performance Evaluation and Data Validation Program, Goddard Space Flight Center, Washington D.C.

Ramsey, E., III, G. Nelson, S. Sapkota, W. Phillips, and S. Laine, 2001.  Landcover classification of Padre Island National Seashore.  U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Biological Science Report USGS/BRD/BSR--2001-0002.  Available in CD-ROM.

Ramsey, E., III, G. Nelson, S. Sapkota, and M. Strong, 2001.  Landcover classification of Lake Meredith National Recreation Area.  U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Biological Science Report USGS/BRD/BSR--2001-0003.  Available in CD-ROM.

Ramsey III, E., G. Nelson, S. Sapkota, K. Martella, 2000. Hyperspectral mapping and monitoring of natural resources in and immediately surrounding Chevron facilities and land holdings.  Interim report of the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement between the United States Geological Survey and the ChevronTexaco Research and Technology Company.  14p.

Ramsey, E., III, G. Nelson, S. Sapkota, D. Emmons, 2000.  Coastal Change Analysis Implemented in Louisiana. Page 33 in L. Handley, F. D'Erchia, and T. Charron, editors.  Extended abstracts form BioGeo99: Applications of Geospatial Technology to Biological Sciences, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Information and Technology Report USGS/BRD/ITR-2000-0008.

Ramsey, E., III, G. Nelson, S. Sapkota, and K. Martella, 2000. Hyperspectral Mapping and Monitoring of Natural Resources in and Immediately Surrounding Chevron Facilities and Land Holdings.  U.S. Geological Survey, National Wetlands Research Center.

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

Rangoonwala, A., E. Ramsey III , and G. Nelson, 2005.  Remote sensing methods for mapping the onset and progression of Spartina alterniflora marsh dieback in coastal Louisiana.  Third International Workshop on the Analysis of Multi-temporal Remote Sensing Images, Biloxi, Mississippi, 16-18 May 2005.

Nelson, G., E. Ramsey III , and A. Rangoonwala, 2005.  Mapping and improving frequency, accuracy, and interpretation of land cover change: classifying coastal Louisiana with 1990, 1993, 1996, and 1999 Landsat Thematic Mapper image data.  Third International Workshop on the Analysis of Multi-temporal Remote Sensing Images, Biloxi, Mississippi, 16-18 May 2005.

Ramsey, E., III, G. Nelson, F. Baarnes, A. Rangoonwala, M. Hakobyan, S. Sapkota, Z. Lu, and O. Kwoun, 2005. VNIR to SWIR and Microwave image data applied to mapping and monitoring coastal wetland landscapes.  8th International Conference on Remote Sensing for Marine and Coastal Remote Sensing, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 17-19 May 2005.

Nelson, G., E. Ramsey III , and A. Rangoonwala, 2005.  Mapping and improving land cover change frequency, accuracy, and interpretation; classifying coastal Louisiana with 1990, 1993, 1996, and 1999 Landsat Thematic Mapper image data.  8th International Conference on Remote Sensing for Marine and Coastal Remote Sensing, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 17-19 May 2005.

Rangoonwala, A., E. Ramsey III, and G. Nelson, 2005.  Remote sensing methods for mapping spartina alterniflora marsh dieback onset and progression along coastal Louisisana.  8th International Conference on Remote Sensing for Marine and Coastal Remote Sensing, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 17-19 May 2005.

Ramsey, E., III, and  G. Nelson, 2004.  Mapping and Monitoring Natural Resources and the forces that modify them.  SWAAG-ASPRS Conference held in Nacogdoches, Texas on 10-13 November 2004.

Nelson, G., and E. Ramsey III, 2004.  Historical Analysis of the Palo Alto Battlefield Vegetation Landscape from 1934 – 2000 .  SWAAG-ASPRS Conference held in Nacogdoches, Texas on 10-13 November 2004

Rangoonwala, A., E. Ramsey III, and G. Nelson, 2004.  Mapping the invasive species, Chinese tallow with the NASA EO1 satellite Hyperion hyperspectral sensor .  SWAAG-ASPRS Conference held in Nacogdoches, Texas on 10-13 November 2004

Ramsey, E., III, A. Rangoonwala, and G. Nelson, 2004.  Regional mapping of subtle changes in vegetation condition and canopy composition with analysis of hyperspectral data.  USGS-DoD Environmental Program Conference held in Biloxi, Mississippi on 4-6 May 2004.

Ramsey, E., III, A. Rangoonwala, and G. Nelson, 2004.  Oak decline and spectral indicators.  Held at the Mid Continent Mapping Center in Rolla, Missouri on May 12, 2004.

Nelson, G., and E. Ramsey III, 2004.  Historical Analysis of the Palo Alto Battlefield Vegetation Landscape from 1934 – 2000, 20th Annual Louisiana Remote Sensing and GIS Workshop, Apr. 20-22, Lafayette, LA.

Rangoonwala, A., E. Ramsey III, and G. Nelson, 2004.  Mapping the Onset and Progression of Dieback in Spartina alternaflora along Coastal Louisiana with Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Methods, 20th Annual Louisiana Remote Sensing and GIS Workshop, April 20-22, Lafayette, LA.

Ramsey, E., III, Amina Rangoonwala, and Gene Nelson.  Oak decline and remote sensing.  Presentation at the USGS, Mid Continent Mapping Center in Rolla, Missouri on 4 March 2004.

Ramsey, E., III, Gene Nelson, and Amina Rangoonwala.  Defining landscape change with remote sensing.  Presentation to the Remote Sensing Graduate Class at the Department of Geography and Anthropology and Institute of Coastal Studies, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana on 19 February 2004..   

Ramsey, E., III, and G. Nelson, 2003.  Remote sensing mapping of National Park Service lands.  Briefing to the Gulf Coasts Networks annual board of Directors in New Orleans, Louisiana on 29 October 2003. 

Ramsey, E., III, G. Nelson, J. Johnston, A. Rangoonwala, and R. Ehrlich, 2003.  Hyperspectral mapping of invasive species.  NASA Headquarters, Washington D. C., 6 October 2003.

Nelson, G, E. Ramsey III, A. Rangoonwala, and R. Ehrlich, 2003.  Mapping the invasive species Chinese tallow.Alliance for Marine Remote Sensing (AMRS) conference, New Orleans, Louisiana on 4 – 6 June 2003.

Rangoonwala, A., E. Ramsey III, G. Nelson, 2003. Hyperspectral remote sensing methods for studying the occurrence of dieback in Spartina Alterniflora along coastal Louisiana,  Alliance for Marine Remote Sensing (AMRS) conference, New Orleans, Louisiana on 4 – 6 June 2003. 

Ramsey, E., III, G. Nelson, and Rangoonwala, A., 2003.  Mapping Louisiana landscape trends from 1990 to 1996. Department of Geography and Anthropology and Institute of Coastal Studies, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana on 28 March 2003.

Ramsey, E., III, A. Rangoonwala, J. Johnston, G. Nelson, and R. Ehrlich, 2003.  Hyperspectral mapping of invasive species.  Departmento de Ciencias Biológicas y Laboratorio de Ecología Ambiental y Regional.  Ciudad Universitaria, Pab II, 4º Piso (1428). Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA.

Ramsey, E., III, G. Nelson, and Rangoonwala A., 2003.  Landsat Thematic Mapper data used to map trends in the Louisiana coastal wetland and adjacent upland landscapes; improving accuracy and interpretation of change.  In, Conference on Spectral Remote Sensing of Vegetation held in Las Vegas, Nevada on 12-14 March 2003.

Ramsey III, E., A. Rangoonwala, G. Nelson, and D. Cartner, 2003.  Characterizing the Brown Marsh Spectral Response at the plant and Canopy Level with Hyperspectral and Temporal Remote Sensing Data.  Marsh Dieback Workshop held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at the LSU School of Coast and Environment Auditorium on 15-16 January 2004.

Ramsey III, E., G. Nelson, Rangoonwala, A., and R. Ehrlich, 2002.  Mapping the invasive species Chinese Tallow,NASA EO1 Science Validation Team results and review at the Goddard Space Flight Center, Washington D.C. on 23-26 April 2002,

Ramsey, E., III, G. Nelson, and  Rangoonwala, A., 2002.  Mapping and monitoring natural resources and the forces that modify them at the USGS Mid Continent Mapping Center on July 2002.

Nelson, G., and E. Ramsey III, James Johnston, 2003.  Coastal Louisiana: 1990, 1993, 1996, 1999, improving landscape classification and change detection.  Louisiana Remote Sensing and GIS workshop in Lafayette, Louisiana held on 29 April - 1 May, 2003.

Rangoonwala, A., E. Ramsey III, and G. Nelson, 2003.  NASA satellite EO1 Hyperion hyperspectral data applied to mapping the invasive species, Chinese tallow.  Louisiana Remote Sensing and GIS workshop in Lafayette, Louisiana held on 29 April - 1 May, 2003.

Ramsey, E., III, G. Nelson, and A. Rangoonwala, 2003.  Mapping Louisiana landscape trends from 1990 to 1996.  Department of Geography and Anthropology and Institute of Coastal Studies, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana on 28 March 2003.

Ramsey, E., III, G. Nelson, and A. Rangoonwala, 2003.  Landsat Thematic Mapper data used to map trends in the Louisiana coastal wetland and adjacent upland landscapes; improving accuracy and interpretation of change.  In, Conference on Spectral Remote Sensing of Vegetation held in Las Vegas, Nevada on 12-14 March 2003.

Ramsey, E., III, G. Nelson, A. Rangoonwala, and R. Ehrlich, 2002. Mapping the invasive species Chinese Tallow, NASA EO1 Science Validation Team results and review at the Goddard Space Flight Center, Washington D.C. on 23-26 April 2002.

Ramsey, E., III, G. Nelson, and A. Rangoonwala, 2002.  Mapping and monitoring natural resources and the forces that  modify them at the USGS Mid Continent Mapping Center on July 2002.

Ramsey, E., III, G. Nelson, D. Echols, and S. Sapkota, 2002.  The National Vegetation Classification Standard applied to the remote sensing classification of two semiarid environments.  52nd Annual Convention, 30 October - 1 November, Austin, Texas (Gulf Association of Geologists).

Nelson, G, Ramsey, E., III, S. Sapkota, 2002.  Coastal Change Analysis Program implemented in Louisiana. 52nd         Annual Convention, 30 October - 1 November, Austin, Texas (Gulf Association of Geologists).

Nelson, G., and Ramsey, E., III, 2002.  Applying microwave systems to classifying vegetation type and structure in coastal wetlands.  Seventh International Converence on Remote Sensing for Marine and Coastal Environments, 20-22 May 2002, Miami, Florida.

Ramsey, E., III, G. Nelson, Y. Yan, and S. Sapkota, 2001. Linking Hydrology to Vegetation Type and Structure in a Coastal Florida Marsh in AMRS Workshop on Remote Sensing and Resource Management in Nearshore and Inland Waters, 22-24 October 2001, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Nelson, G., E. Ramsey III, K. Martella and S. Sapkota, 2001.  Mapping the Occurrence and Spread of Marsh Dieback by Characterizing the Marsh Spectral Response at the Plant and Canopy Level with Hyperspectral and Temporal Remote Sensing Data in the 17th Annual Remote Sensing and GIS Workshop.  2-4  April 2001, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Martella, K., E. Ramsey III, G. Nelson and S. Sapkota, 2001.  Feats and Follies of Mapping the Invasive Species Chinese Tallow in the 17th Annual Remote Sensing and GIS Workshop.  2-4 April 2001, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Yan, Y., E. Ramsey III and G. Nelson, 2001.  Photo Visualization of the Palo Alto Battlefield Vegetation Landscape from 1939 to 2000 in the 17th Annual Remote Sensing and GIS Workshop.  2-4 April 2001, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Nelson, G., E. Ramsey III, S. Sapkota, K. Martella and A. Rangoonwala, 2001.  Characterizing the Brown Marsh Spectral Response at the Plant and Canopy Levels with Hyperspectral and Temporal Remote Sensing Data in the 17th Annual Remote Sensing and GIS Workshop.   2-4 April 2001, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Ramsey, E., III, G. Nelson, S. Sapkota, 2001.  Mapping and Monitoring Coastal Resources and the Forces that Modify Them in Environmental Protection Agency's Workshop Seminar.  13-15 February 2001, Durham, North Carolina.

Ramsey, E., III, G. Nelson, S. Sapkota, 2001.  Mapping the Occurrence and Spread of Marsh Dieback by Characterizing the Marsh Spectral Response at the Plant and Canopy Level with Hyperspectral and Temporal Remote Sensing Data in A View from Space: Digital Earth Applications in Environmental Law and Resource Management Conference, 26 January2001, Washington, DC. 

Ramsey, E., III, G. Nelson, S. Sapkota, K. Martella, and A. Ragoonwala, 2001.  Characterizing the Brown Marsh Spectral Response at the Plant and Canopy Level with Hyperspectral and Temporal Remote Sensing Data in the Conference on Coastal Marsh Dieback in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Extent, Causes, Consequences, and Remedies, 11-12 January 2001, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

Ramsey, E., III, G. Nelson, K. Martella, 2000.  Application of Remote Sensing Techniques to Evaluate Water Quality in Coastal Wetlands in U.S. Geological Survey's Conference on Water Quality, 5-8 December 2000, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Ramsey, E., III, G. Nelson, S. Sapkota, 2000.  Mapping and Monitoring Coastal Resources and the Forces that Modify Them in National Wetlands Research and Applied Science Meeting, 19-20 April 2000, Lafayette, Louisiana.

Ramsey, E., III, G. Nelson, S. Sapkota, D. Emmons, 1999.  Coastal Change Analysis Implemented in Louisiana. BioGeo99: Applications of Geospatial Technology to Biological Sciences, 2-4 November 1999, Lafayette, Louisiana.

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