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Campbell, M.J., P.E. Dennison, and B.W. Butler, 2017. Safe separation distance score: A new metric for evaluating wildland firefighter safety zones using lidar. International Journal of Geographic Information Science, in press.

Cova, T.J., P.E. Dennison, F.A. Drews, D. Li, L.K. Siebeneck, and M.K. Lindell, 2017. Warning triggers in environmental hazards: Who should be warned to do what and when? Risk Analysis, in press.

Hansen, C.H., S. Burian, P. Dennison, and G. Williams, 2017. Spatiotemporal variability of lake water quality in the context of remote sensing models. Remote Sensing, 9(5), 409.

Stoker, P., R. Rothfeder, K. Dudley, P. Dennison, and M. Buchert, 2017. Comparing the utility of LiDAR data vs. multi-spectral imagery for parcel scale water demand modeling. Urban Water Journal, 14, 331-335.

Schoennagel, T., J.K. Balch, H. Brenkert-Smith, P.E. Dennison, B.J. Harvey, M.A. Krawchuk, N. Miekiewicz, P. Morgan, M.A. Moritz, R. Rasker, M.G. Turner, and C. Whitlock, 2017. Adapt to more wildfire in western North American forests as climate changes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, in press.

Meng, R., J. Wu, K.L. Schwager, K. Brewster, F.R. Zhao, P.E. Dennison, B.D. Cook, T.M. Green, and S.P. Serbin, 2017. Using high spatial resolution satellite imagery to map forest burn severity across spatial scales in a Pine Barrens ecosystem. Remote Sensing of Environment, 191, 95-109.


Dennison, P.E., D.A. Roberts, J.Q. Chambers, C.S.T. Daughtry, J.P. Guerschman, R.F. Kokaly, G.S. Okin, P.F. Scarth, P.L. Nagler, and C.J. Jarchow, 2016. Global Measurement of Non-Photosynthetic Vegetation. RFI-2 White paper for the 2017-2027 National Academies Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space.

Qi, Y., W. Jolly, P. Dennison, and R. Kropp, 2016. Seasonal relationships between foliar moisture content, heat content, and biochemistry of lodgepole pine and sagebrush foliage. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 25, 574-578.

Meerdink, S.K., D.A. Roberts, J.Y. King, K.L. Roth, P.E. Dennison, C.H. Aramal, and S.J. Hook, 2016. Linking seasonal foliar traits to VSWIR-TIR spectroscopy across California ecosystems. Remote Sensing of Environment, 186, 322-338.

Schoennagel, T., P. Morgan, J. Balch, P. Dennison, B. Harvey, R. Hutto, M. Krawchuk, M. Moritz, R. Rasker, and C. Whitlock, 2016. Insights from wildfire science: A resource for fire policy discussions. Headwaters Economics.

Stavros, E.N., A.A. Bloom, T. Brown, J. Coen, P. Dennison, L. Giglio, R. Green, E. Hinkley, Z. Holden, S. Hook, W. Johnson, M.E. Miller, B. Peterson, B. Quayle, C. Ramirez, J. Randerson, D. Schimel, W. Schroeder, A. Soja, and M. Tosca, 2016. The Role of Fire in the Earth System. RFI-2 White paper for the 2017-2027 National Academies Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space.


Dennison, P., S. Veraverbeke, N.H.F. French, M. Huesca, Y. Jin, T. Lodoba, J. Randerson, D. Roberts, B.M. Rogers, E.N. Stavros, A. Tayyebi, M. Tosca, and J. Wang. Burning Questions: Critical Needs for Remote Sensing of Fire Impacts on Ecosystems. RFI-1 white paper for the 2017-2027 National Academies Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space.

Dennison, P.E., G.K. Fryer, M.J. Campbell, T.J. Cova, and B.W. Butler. Assessing Firefighter Safety Zones Using LIDAR Remote Sensing, 2015. Fire Management Today, 74(4), 32-35.

Coates, A.R., P.E. Dennison, D.A. Roberts, and K.L. Roth, 2015. Monitoring the impacts of severe drought on Southern California chaparral species using hyperspectral and thermal infrared imagery. Remote Sensing, 7, 14200-14215.

Dudley, K.L., P.E. Dennison, K.L. Roth, D.A. Roberts, and A.R. Coates, 2015. A multi-temporal spectral library approach for mapping vegetation species across spatial and temporal phenological gradients. Remote Sensing of Environment, 167, 121-134.

Meng, R. and P.E. Dennison, 2015. Spectroscopic analysis of green, desiccated and dead tamarisk canopies. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 81, 199-207.

Meng, R., P.E. Dennison, C. Huang, M. Moritz, and C. D’Antonio, 2016. Effects of fire severity and post-fire climate on short-term vegetation recovery of mixed-conifer and red fir forests in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Remote Sensing of Environment, 171, 311-325.

Realmuto, V.J., P.E. Dennison, M. Foote, M.S. Ramsey, M.J. Wooster, and R. Wright, 2015. Specifying the saturation temperature for the HyspIRI 4-μm channel. Remote Sensing of Environment, 167, 40-52.

Roberts, D.A., P.E. Dennison, K.L. Roth, K. Dudley, and G. Hulley, 2015. Relationships between dominant plant species, fractional cover and land surface temperature in a Mediterranean ecosystem. Remote Sensing of Environment, 167, 152-167.

Hochberg, E.J., D.A. Roberts, P.E. Dennison, and G.C. Hulley, 2015. Special issue on the Hyperspectral Infrared Imager (HyspIRI): Emerging science in terrestrial and aquatic ecology, radiation balance and hazards. Remote Sensing of Environment, 167, 1-5.

Li, D., T.J. Cova, and P.E. Dennison. A household-level approach to staging wildfire evacuation warnings using trigger modeling. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 54, 56-67.

Roth, K.L., D.A. Roberts, P.E. Dennison, M. Alonzo, S.H. Peterson, and M. Beland, 2015. Differentiating plant species within and across diverse ecosystems with imaging spectroscopy. Remote Sensing of Environment, 167, 135-151.

Roth, K.L., D.A. Roberts, P.E. Dennison, S.H. Peterson, and M. Alonzo, 2015. The impact of spatial resolution on the classification of plant species and functional types within imaging spectrometer data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 171, 45-57.

Thompson, D.R., B.C. Gao, R.O. Green, D.A. Roberts, P.E. Dennison, and S. Lundeen, 2015. Atmospheric correction for global mapping spectroscopy: ATREM advances for the HyspIRI preparatory campaign. Remote Sensing of Environment, 167, 64-77.


Dennison, P.E., S.C. Brewer, J.D. Arnold, and M.A. Moritz, 2014. Large wildfire trends in the western United States, 1984-2011. Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 2928–2933.

Dennison, P.E., G.K. Fryer, and T.J. Cova, 2014. Identification of firefighter safety zones using lidar. Environmental Modelling and Software, 59, 91-97.

Meng, R., P.E. Dennison, C. D’Antonio, and M.A. Moritz, 2014. Remote sensing analysis of vegetation recovery following short-interval fires in southern California shrublands. PLoS ONE, 9(10), e110637.

Qi, Y., P.E. Dennison, W.M. Jolly, R.C. Kropp, and S.C. Brewer, 2014. Spectroscopic analysis of seasonal changes in live fuel moisture content and leaf dry mass. Remote Sensing of Environment, 150, 198-206.

Arnold, J.D., S.C. Brewer, and P.E. Dennison, 2014. Modeling climate-fire connections within the Great Basin and Upper Colorado River Basin, Western United States. Fire Ecology, 10, 64-75.

Lugumira, J.S., D.J. Brown, P.E. Dennison, M.K. Hansen, and L.A.Vierling, 2014. Delineating dambo catenary soil-landscape units using aerial gamma-ray and terrain data: a comparison of classification approaches. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35, 8272-8294.

Casas, A., D. Riaño, S.L. Ustin, P. Dennison, and J. Salas, 2014. Estimation of water-related biochemical and biophysical vegetation properties using multitemporal airborne hyperspectral data and its comparison to MODIS spectral response. Remote Sensing of Environment, 148, 28-41.


Dennison, P.E., A.K. Thorpe, E.R. Pardyjak, D.A. Roberts, Y. Qi, R.O. Green, E.S. Bradley, and C.C. Funk, 2013. High spatial resolution mapping of elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide using airborne imaging spectroscopy: Radiative transfer modeling and power plant plume detection. Remote Sensing of Environment, 139, 116-129.

Fryer, G.K., P.E. Dennison, and T.J. Cova, 2013. Wildland firefighter entrapment avoidance: Modeling evacuation triggers. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 22, 883-893.

Carter, V.A., A. Brunelle, T.A. Minckley, and P.E. Dennison, 2013. Regionalization of fire regimes in the Central Rocky Mountains, USA. Quaternary Research, 80, 406-416.

Yebra, M., P.E. Dennison, E. Chuvieco, D. Riano, P. Zylstra, E.R. Hunt, F.M. Danson, Y. Qi, and S. Jurdao, 2013. A global review of remote sensing of live fuel moisture content for fire danger assessment: moving towards operational products. Remote Sensing of Environment, 136, 455-468.

Thorpe, A.K., D.A. Roberts, E.S. Bradley, C.C. Funk, P.E. Dennison, and I. Leifer, 2013. High resolution mapping of methane emissions from marine and terrestrial sources using a Cluster-Tuned Matched Filter technique and imaging spectrometry. Remote Sensing of Environment, 134, 305-318. 


Mathseon, D.S. and P.E. Dennison, 2012. Evaluating the effects of spatial resolution on hyperspectral fire detection and temperature retrieval. Remote Sensing of Environment, 124, 780-792.

Meng, R., P.E. Dennison, L.R. Jamison, C. Van Riper, P. Nagler, K.R. Hultine, N. Ament, D.W. Bean, and T. Dudley, 2012.  Detection of tamarisk defoliation by the northern tamarisk beetle based on multitemporal Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper imagery.  GIScience and Remote Sensing, 49, 510-537.

Qi, Y., P.E. Dennison, J. Spencer, and D. Riaño, 2012. Monitoring live fuel moisture using soil moisture and remote sensing proxies. Fire Ecology, 8(3), 71-87. 

Roth, K.L., P.E. Dennison, and D.A. Roberts, 2012. Comparing endmember selection techniques for accurate mapping of plant species and land cover using imaging spectrometer data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 127, 139–152.

Zhang, Y., G.F. Hepner, and P.E. Dennison, 2012. Delineation of phenoregions in geographically diverse regions using k-means++ clustering: A case study in the Upper Colorado River Basin. GIScience and Remote Sensing, 49, 163-181.

Leifer, I. , B. Lehr, D. Simecek-Beatty, E. Bradley, R. Clark, P. Dennison, Y. Hu, S. Matheson, C. Jones, B. Holt, M. Reif, D. Roberts, J. Svejkovsky, G. Swayze and J. Wozencraft, 2012. State of the art satellite and airborne marine oil spill remote sensing: Application to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Remote Sensing of Environment, 124, 185-209.

Nagler, P.L., T. Brown, K.R. Hultine, C. van Riper, D.W. Bean, P.E. Dennison, R.S. Murray, and E.P. Glenn, 2012. Regional-scale impacts of Tamarix leaf beetles (Diorhabda carinulata) on water availability of western U.S. rivers as determined by multi-scale remote sensing methods. Remote Sensing of Environment, 118, 227-240.


Dennison, P.E., and D.S. Matheson, 2011. Comparison of fire temperature and fractional area modeled from SWIR, MIR, and TIR multispectral and SWIR hyperspectral airborne data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115, 876-886. 

Cova, T.J., P.E. Dennison, and F.A. Drews, 2011. Modeling evacuate versus shelter-in-place decisions in wildfires. Sustainability, 3, 1662-1687. 

Larsen, J.C., P.E. Dennison, T.J. Cova, and C. Jones, 2011. Evaluating dynamic wildfire evacuation trigger buffers using the 2003 Cedar Fire. Applied Geography, 31, 12-19. 

Schaaf, A.N., P.E. Dennison, G.K. Fryer, K.L. Roth, and D.A. Roberts, 2011. Mapping plant functional types at three spatial resolutions using multiple endmember spectral mixture analysis. GIScience and Remote Sensing, 48, 324-344.

Bradley, E.S., D.A. Roberts, P.E. Dennison, R.O. Green, M. Eastwood, S.R. Lundeen, I.B. McCubbin, and I. Leifer, 2011. Google Earth and Google Fusion Tables in support of time-critical collaboration: Mapping the Deepwater Horizon oil spill with the AVIRIS airborne spectrometer. Earth Science Informatics, 4, 169-179.

Cao, L., T.J. Cova, P.E. Dennison, and D.M. Dearing, 2011. Using MODIS satellite imagery to predict hantavirus risk. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 20, 620-629.

Bradley, E.S., I. Leifer, D.A. Roberts, P.E. Dennison, and L. Washburn, 2011. Detection of Marine Methane Emissions with AVIRIS Band Ratios. Journal of Geophysical Research, 38, L10702.

Cavanaugh, K.C., D.A. Siegel, D.C. Reed, and P.E. Dennison, 2011. Environmental controls of giant kelp biomass in the Santa Barbara Channel, California. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 429, 1-17.

Peterson, S.H., M.A. Moritz, M.E. Morais, P.E. Dennison, and J.M. Carlson, 2011. Modeling long-term fire regimes of southern California shrublands. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 20, 1-16.

Youngentob, K.N., D.A. Roberts, A.A. Held, P.E. Dennison, X. Jia, and D.B. Lindenmayer, 2011. Mapping two Eucalyptus subgenera using multiple endmember spectral mixture analysis and continuum-removed imaging spectrometry data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115, 1115-1128.


Dennison, P.E., A.R. Brunelle, and V. A. Carter, 2010. Assessing canopy mortality during a mountain pine beetle outbreak using GeoEye-1 high spatial resolution satellite data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 114, 2431-2435. 

Hultine, K.R., J. Belnap, J.R. Ehleringer, C. van Riper, P.E. Dennison, M.E. Lee, P.L. Nagler, K.A. Snyder, S.M. Uselman, and J.B. West, 2010. Tamarisk biocontrol in the western United States: ecological and societal implications. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 8, 467-474.

Anguelova, Z., D.A. Stow, J. Kaiser, P.E. Dennison, and T. Cova, 2010. Integrating fire behavior and pedestrian mobility models to assess potential risk to humans from wildfires within the U.S.-Mexico border zone. The Professional Geographer, 62(2), 1-16.

Roberts, D.A., E.S. Bradley, R. Cheung, I Leifer, P.E. Dennison, and J. Margolis, 2010. Mapping methane emissions from a marine geological seep source Using imaging spectrometry. Remote Sensing of Environment, 114, 592-606.

Hultine, K.R., P.L. Nagler, K Morino, S.E. Bush, K.G. Burtch, P.E. Dennison, E.P. Glenn, and J.R. Ehleringer, 2010. Sap flux-scaled transpiration by tamarisk (Tamarix spp.), before, during and after episodic defoliation by the saltcedar leaf beetle (Diorhabda carinulata). Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 150, 1467-1475.


Dennison, P.E., and M.A. Moritz, 2009. Critical live fuel moisture in chaparral ecosystems: A threshold for fire activity and its relationship to antecedent precipitation. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 18, 1021-1027. 

Dennison, P.E. and D.A. Roberts, 2009. Daytime fire detection using airborne hyperspectral data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 113, 1646-1657. 

Dennison, P.E., P.L. Nagler, K.R. Hultine, E.P. Glenn, and J.R. Ehleringer, 2009. Remote monitoring of tamarisk defoliation and evapotranspiration following saltcedar leaf beetle attack. Remote Sensing of Environment, 113, 1462-1472. 

Hansen, M.K., D.J. Brown, P.E. Dennison, S.A. Graves, and R.S. Bricklemyer, 2009. Inductively mapping expert-derived soil-landscape units within dambo wetland catenae using multispectral and topographic data. Geoderma, 150, 72-84. 


Dennison, P.E., M.A. Moritz, and R.S. Taylor, 2008. Evaluating predictive models of chamise critical live fuel moisture in the Santa Monica Mountains, California. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 17, 18-27. 

Peterson, S.H., D.A. Roberts, and P.E. Dennison, 2008. Mapping live fuel moisture with MODIS data: a multiple regression approach. Remote Sensing of Environment, 112, 4272-4284.

Clark, R.E., A.S. Hope, S. Tarantola, D. Gatelli, P.E. Dennison and M.A. Moritz, 2008. Sensitivity analysis of a fire spread model in a chaparral landscape. Fire Ecology, 4, 1-13. 


Dennison, P.E., D.A. Roberts, and S.H. Peterson, 2007. Spectral shape-based temporal compositing algorithms for MODIS surface reflectance data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 109, 510-522.

Dennison, P.E., T.J. Cova, and M.A. Moritz, 2007. WUIVAC: A wildland urban interface evacuation trigger model applied in strategic wildfire scenarios. Natural Hazards, 41, 181-199. 

Powell, R.L., D.A. Roberts, P.E. Dennison, and L.L. Hess, 2007. Sub-pixel mapping of urban land cover using multiple endmember spectral mixture analysis: Manaus, Brazil. Remote Sensing of Environment, 106, 253-267.


Dennison, P.E., 2006. Fire detection in imaging spectrometer data using atmospheric carbon dioxide absorption. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 27, 3049-3055.

Dennison, P.E., K. Charoensiri, D.A. Roberts, S.H. Peterson, and R.O. Green, 2006. Wildfire temperature and land cover modeling using hyperspectral data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 100, 212-222.

Roberts, D.A., P.E. Dennison, S. Peterson, S. Sweeney, and J. Rechel, 2006. Evaluation of AVIRIS and MODIS measures of live fuel moisture and fuel condition in a shrubland ecosystem in southern California. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 111, G04S02.


Dennison, P.E., D.A. Roberts, S.H. Peterson and J. Rechel, 2005. Use of normalized difference water index for monitoring live fuel moisture. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 26, 1035-1042.

Cova, T.J., P.E. Dennison, T.H. Kim and M.A. Moritz, 2005. Setting wildfire evacuation trigger points using fire spread modeling and GIS. Transactions in GIS, 9, 603-617. 


Dennison, P.E., K.Q. Halligan and D.A. Roberts, 2004. A comparison of error metrics and constraints for multiple endmember spectral mixture analysis and spectral angle mapper. Remote Sensing of Environment, 93, 359-367.

Herold, M., D.A. Roberts, M.E. Gardner and P.E. Dennison, 2004. Spectrometry for urban area remote sensing - Development and analysis of a spectral library from 350 to 2400 nm. Remote Sensing of Environment, 91, 304-319.


Dennison, P.E., D.A. Roberts, S.R. Thorgusen, J.C. Regelbrugge, D. Weise and C. Lee., 2003. Modeling seasonal changes in live fuel moisture and equivalent water thickness using a cumulative water balance index. Remote Sensing of Environment, 88, 442-452.

Dennison, P.E. and D.A. Roberts, 2003. The effects of vegetation phenology on endmember selection and species mapping in Southern California chaparral. Remote Sensing of Environment, 87, 295-309.

Dennison, P.E. and D.A. Roberts, 2003. Endmember selection for multiple endmember spectral mixture analysis using Endmember Average RMSE. Remote Sensing of Environment, 87, 123-135.

Roberts, D.A., P.E. Dennison, M. Gardner, Y.L. Hetzel, S.L. Ustin, and C. Lee, 2003. Evaluation of the potential of Hyperion for fire danger assessment by comparison to the Airborne Visible Infrared Imaging Spectrometer. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 41, 1297-1310.


Riaño, D., E. Chuvieco, S. Ustin, R. Zomer, P. Dennison, D. Roberts, and J. Salas, 2002. Assessment of the vegetation regeneration after fire through the multitemporal analysis of AVIRIS images in the Santa Monica Mountains. Remote Sensing of Environment, 79, 60-71.

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