Selected Publications

  • Kleindl, W.J., S.L. Powell, and F.R. Hauer. 2015. Relationship between map classification error and landscape scale multi-metric decision tools. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 187: 321 doi: 10.1007/s10661-015-4546-y. PDF

  • Vsevolozhskaya, O.A., M.C. Greenwood, S.L. Powell, and D.V. Zaykin. 2015. Resampling-based multiple comparison procedure with application to point-wise testing with functional data. Environmental and Ecological Statistics 22:45-59 doi: 10.1007/s10651-014-0282-7. PDF

  • Bellante, J.G., S.L. Powell, R.L. Lawrence, K. Repasky, and T. Dougher. 2014.Hyperspectral detection of a subsurface CO2 leak in the presence of water stressed vegetation. PLoS ONE 9(10): e108299.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0108299PDF

  • Kennedy, R.E., S. Andréfouët, W.B. Cohen, C. Gómez, P. Griffiths, M. Hais, S.P. Healey, E.H. Helmer, P. Hostert, M.B. Lyons, G.W. Meigs, D. Pflugmacher, S.R. Phinn, S.L. Powell, P. Scarth, S. Sen, T.A. Schroeder, A. Schneider, R. Sonnenschein, J.E. Vogelmann, M.A. Wulder, and Z. Zhu. 2014. Bringing an ecological view of change to Landsat-based remote sensing. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment doi:10.1890/130066. PDF

  • Powell, S.L., W.B. Cohen, R.E. Kennedy, S.P. Healey, and C. Huang. 2014. Observation of trends in biomass loss due to disturbance in the conterminous U.S.: 1986-2004. Ecosystems 17: 142-157. PDF

  • Ament, R., Powell, S., Stoy, P., and Begley, J. 2014. Roadside vegetation and soils on federal lands – Evaluation of the potential for increasing carbon capture and storage and decreasing carbon emissions. A report prepared for the Western Federal Lands Highways, Federal Highway Administration, Vancouver, WA. PDF

  • Vsevolozhskaya, O., M. Greenwood, G. Bellante, S. Powell, R. Lawrence, and K. Repasky. 2013. Combining functions and the closure principle for performing follow-up tests in functional analysis of variance. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 67: 175-184. PDF

  • Powell, S.L., A.J. Hansen, T.J. Rodhouse, L.K. Garrett, J.L. Betancourt, G.H. Dicus, and M.K. Lonneker. 2013. Woodland dynamics at the northern range periphery: A challenge for protected area management in a changing world. PLoS ONE 8(7): e70454. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0070454. PDF

  • Bellante, J.G., S.L. Powell, R.L. Lawrence, K. Repasky, and T. Dougher. 2013. Aerial detection of a simulated CO2 leak from a geologic sequestration site using hyperspectral imagery. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 13: 124-137. PDF

  • Savage, S.L., R.L. Lawrence, S.G. Custer, J.T. Jewett, S.L. Powell, and J.A. Shaw.  2012. Analyzing change in Yellowstone’s terrestrial emittanace with Landsat imagery. GIScience and Remote Sensing 49(3): 317-345.  PDF

  • Jewett, J., R. Lawrence, L. Marshall, P. Gessler, S. Powell, and S. Savage. 2011. Spatiotemporal relationships between climate change and whitebark pine mortality in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Forest Science 57(4): 320-335. PDF

  • Watts, J.D., S.L. Powell, R.L. Lawrence, and T. Hilker. 2011. Improved classification of conservation tillage adoption using high temporal and synthetic satellite imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment 115: 66-75. PDF

  • Thomas, N.E., C. Huang, S.N. Goward, S.L. Powell, K. Rishmawi, K. Schleeweis, and A. Hinds. 2011. Validation of North American forest disturbance dynamics derived from Landsat time series stacks. Remote Sensing of Environment 115: 19-32. PDF

  • Healey, S.P., E. Lapoint, G. Moisen, and S. Powell.  2011. Maintaining the confidentiality of plot locations by exploiting the low sensitivity of forest structure models to different spectral extraction kernals. International Journal of Remote Sensing 32(1); 287-297.  PDF

  • Powell, S.L, R.L. Lawrence, C. Sommers Austin, S. Wood.  2010.  A flexible approach to help overcome limitations of moderate resolution satellite imagery for mapping invasive saltcedar on the Bighorn River, Montana.  Journal of Terrestrial Observation 2(2): 9-22. PDF

  • Powell, S.L., S.P. Healey, W.B Cohen, R.E. Kennedy, G.G. Moisen, K.B. Pierce, and J.L. Ohmann.  2010.  Quantification of Live Aboveground Forest Biomass Dynamics with Landsat Time-Series and Field Inventory Data: A Comparison of Empirical Modeling Approaches.  Remote Sensing of Environment 114: 1053-1068. PDF

  • Savage, S.L., R.L. Lawrence, S.G. Custer, J.T. Jewett, S.L. Powell, and J. A. Shaw. 2010. Review of alternative methods for estimating terrestrial emittance and geothermal heat flux for Yellowstone National Park using Landsat imagery. GIScience and Remote Sensing 47(4): 460-479. PDF

  • Powell, S.L., W.B. Cohen, Z. Yang, J.D. Pierce, and M. Alberti.  2008.  Quantification of impervious surface in the Snohomish Water Resources Inventory Area of Western Washington from 1972-2006.  Remote Sensing of Environment 112: 1895-1908.  PDF

  • Goward, S.N., J.G. Masek, W. Cohen, G. Moisen, G.J. Collatz, S. Healey, R.A. Houghton, C. Huang, R. Kennedy, B. Law, S. Powell, D. Turner, and M.A. Wulder.  2008.  Forest disturbance and North American Carbon Flux.  EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 89(11): 105-116.  PDF

  • Powell, S.L., A.J. Hansen, and W.B. Cohen.  2008.  Mapping the extent and distribution of conifer cover increase in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.  In Dupont, A., and Jacobs, H. (Eds.), Landscape Ecology Research Trends (pp. 27-43).  Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, New York.  PDF

  • Powell, S.L., and A.J. Hansen.  2007.  Conifer cover increase in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: Frequency, rates, and spatial variation.  Ecosystems 10(2): 204-216.  PDF

  • Powell, S.L., D. Pflugmacher, A.A Kirschbaum, Y. Kim, and W.B. Cohen.  2007.  Moderate resolution remote sensing alternatives: a review of Landsat-like sensors and their applications.  Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, doi: 10.1117/1.2819342.  PDF

  • Zambon, M., R.L. Lawrence, A. Bunn, and S. Powell.  2006.  Effect of alternative splitting rules on image processing using classification tree analysis.  Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 72(1): 25-30.  PDF

  • Hansen, A.J., R.L. Knight, J. M. Marzluff, S. Powell, K. Brown, P. H. Hernandez, and K. Jones.  2005.  Effects of exurban development on biodiversity: Patterns, mechanisms, and research needs.  Ecological Applications 16(6): 1893-1905.  PDF

  • Lawrence, R.L., A. Bunn, S. Powell, and M. Zambon.  2004.  Classification of remotely sensed imagery using stochastic gradient boosting as a refinement of classification tree analysis.  Remote Sensing of Environment 90: 331-336.  PDF

  • Wessels, K.J., R.S. Defries, J. Dempewolf, L.O. Anderson, A.J. Hansen, S. L. Powell, and E.F. Moran.  2004.  Mapping regional land cover with MODIS data for biological conservation: Examples from the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, USA and Para State, Brazil.  Remote Sensing of Environment 92: 67-83.  PDF