Marguerite Madden

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Data acquired by the Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) with 224 bands, each with 0.01-μm spectral resolution and 20-meter spatial resolution, were used to produce a vegetation map for a portion of Everglades National Park, Florida, USA. The vegetation map was tested for classification accuracy with a pre-existing detailed GIS wetland(More)
The distribution of West Nile virus (WNV) is dependent on the occurrence of both susceptible avian reservoir hosts and competent mosquito vectors. Both factors can be influenced by geographic variables such as land use/landcover, elevation, human population density, physiographic region, and temperature. The current study uses geographic information systems(More)
This study investigated the use of a geographic object-based image analysis (GEOBIA) approach with the incorporation of object-specific grey-level co-occurrence matrix (GLCM) texture measures from a multispectral Ikonos image for delineation of deciduous, evergreen, and mixed forest types in Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, North Carolina. A(More)
The Sunda Banda Seascape (SBS), located in the center of the Coral Triangle, is a global center of marine biodiversity and a conservation priority. We proposed the first biophysical environmental delineation of the SBS using globally available satellite remote sensing and model-assimilated data to categorize this area into unique and meaningful biophysical(More)
Alpine, subalpine and boreal tree species, of low genetic diversity and adapted to low optimal temperatures, are vulnerable to the warming effects of global climate change. The accurate prediction of these species’ distributions in response to climate change is critical for effective planning and management. The goal of this research is to predict climate(More)
Salmonellosis cases in the in the United States show distinct geographical trends, with the southeast reporting among the highest rates of illness. In the state of Georgia, USA, non-outbreak associated salmonellosis is especially high in the southern low-lying coastal plain. Here we examined the distribution of Salmonella enterica in environmental waters(More)
Using forest inventory data and Landsat ETM+ data, linear fixed-effects models and linear mixed-effects models are developed based on the allometric growth model. The surface area of the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVIsa) is developed from the triangulated irregular network (TIN) with the aid of image-processing and the three-dimensional(More)
Mining throughout the Floridan aquifer system alters groundwater conditions. Determination of magnitude and extent of groundwater alterations in this regional karst aquifer system is difficult due to preferential flow paths, blasting, and widespread aquifer withdrawals and injections. Additionally, hydrologic models do not reveal subsurface impacts to the(More)