Publications

This page describes all publications and presentations made by WyomingView PI and interns in the following order:

  • Peer-reviewed publications (4 total)
  • Non peer-reviewed publications (8 total)
  • Conference proceedings (8 total)
  • Conference abstracts and posters (22 total)
  • Presentations - guest lectures, invited talks in UW classes and meetings ()


Peer-reviewed publications
  1. Sivanpillai R, Miller SN, 2010. Improvements in mapping water bodies using ASTER data. Ecological informatics 5(1):73-78 (doi:10.1016/j.ecoinf.2009.09.013).00356.x) - WyomingView Applied Research Program Paper-003
  2. Sivanpillai R, Booth TD, 2008. Characterizing rangeland vegetation using Landsat and 1-mm VLSA data in central Wyoming (USA). Agroforestry Systems 73(1):55-64 (doi: 10.1007/s10457-008-9115-8) - WyomingView Applied Research Program Paper-002
  3. Sivanpillai R, Miller SN, 2008. Benefits of pan-sharpened Landsat imagery for mapping small water bodies in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming, USA. Lakes & Reservoirs: Research and Management 13(1):69-76 (doi:10.1111/j.1440-1770.2007.00356.x) - WyomingView Applied Research Program Paper-001
  4. Sivanpillai R, Driese KL, 2008. WyomingView: No-cost remotely sensed data for geographic education. Journal of Geography 107(4-5):154-160 (doi:10.1016/j.jag.2008.10.001).
Non peer-reviewed publications
  1. Sivanpillai R, 2015. Integrating Landsat-based Earth Observation in Sixth Grade Science Curricula. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing. 81(6): 425-431.
  2. Sivanpillai R, 2013. Researchers generate crop growth patterns for Wyoming farmlands from satellite images. Reflections 40-42 (A UW College of Agriculture Publication).
  3. Sivanpillai R, Miller SN, 2013. Remote Sensing Maps Co-produced Water from Natural Gas Extraction. In Meeting Environmental Challenges with Remote Sensing Imagery. American Geophysical Institute Environmental Awareness Series 72-73.
  4. Sivanpillai R, 2012. Value of no-cost Landsat data to monitor Wyoming rangelands. Reflections 26-29, June 2012. 
  5. Sivanpillai R, 2010. Enhanced learning through student-selected agricultural remote sensing projects. Reflections 56-58, June 2010.
  6. Sivanpillai R, Driese KL, 2007. WyomingView: Bringing remote sensing to federal agencies. Geoworld 20(5):30-33, May 2007.
  7. Sivanpillai R, Driese KL, 2007. WyomingView: Promoting remote sensing applications with no-cost satellite data. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 73(3):223-227, March 2007.
  8. Sivanpillai R, Driese KL, 2006. Wyoming's new view on remote sensing. Geospatial Solutions 16(9):20-25, September 2006.
Conference proceedings
  1. Sivanpillai R, 2011. WyomingView applied remote sensing research activities in the era of no-cost Landsat data. Proceedings of the 2011 ASPRS Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
  2. Sivanpillai R, 2010. Expanding undergradute remote sensing research opportunities through WyomingView. Proceedings of the 2010 ASPRS Annual Conference, San Deigo, CA.
  3. Sivanpillai R, 2008. Remote sensing education through interactive learning. Proceedings of the 17th William T. Pecora Memorial Remote Sensing Symposium, Denver, CO. [Invited paper]
  4. Sivanpillai R, 2008. Increasing remote sensing applications in state government agencies: WyomingView experience. Proceedings of the 17th William T. Pecora Memorial Remote Sensing Symposium, Denver, CO. [Invited paper]
  5. Sivanpillai R, Driese KL, 2008. Five years of WyomingView: a review of accomplishments and future challenges. Proceedings of the 2008 ASPRS Annual Conference, Portland, OR.
  6. Sivanpillai R, Driese KL, 2007. Remote sensing educational opportunities available through WyomingView. Proceedings of the 2007 ASPRS Annual Conference, Tampa, FL.
  7. Sivanpillai R, Driese KL, 2006. Satellite data archive development and data distribution to promote research and applications in Wyoming. Proceedings of the 2006 ASPRS Annual Conference, Reno, NV.
  8. Driese K, Sivanpillai R, 2004. The WyomingView program: A grassroots approach for promoting application of remotely sensed data. Proceedings of the 2004 ASPRS Annual Conference, Denver, CO.
Conference posters and abstracts
(Underlined names - WyomingView interns)
  1. Hutchinson OJ, Sivanpillai R, 2012.  Monitoring post-wildfire vegetation regeneration in the Northen Black Hills of Wyoming using Landsat images.  2012 Undergraduate Research Day on April 21, 2012. Laramie, WY (pp:47)
  2. Pindell J, Sivanpillai R, 2012.  Mapping aspen phenology with MODIS 8-day composites. 2012 Undergraduate Research Day on April 21, 2012. Laramie, WY (pp:72)
  3. Schiche B, Sivanpillai R, 2012. Mapping changes in the surface area of Woodruff Narrows using Landsat images. 2012 Undergraduate Research Day on April 21, 2012.  Laramie, WY (pp:79)
  4. Thoman M, Sivanpillai R, 2012. Mapping wheat growth in dryland fields in SE Wyoming using Landsat images.  2012 Undergraduate Research Day on April 21, 2012. Laramie, WY (pp:90)
  5. Cobb B, Sivanpillai R, 2011.  Mapping forest burn severity using non anniversary date satellite images.  2011 Undergraduate Research Day on April 30, 2011. Laramie, WY (pp:24)
  6. Hudson C, Sivanpillai R, Ewers BE, 2011.  Remote Sensing of vegetation response following bark beetle attack in the Snowy Range Mountains, 2011 Undergraduate Research Day on April 30, 2011.
  7. Perry T, Sivanpillai R, 2011. Spectral reflectance of Salt cedar and Cottonwood along the Power River, Sheridan, WY.  2011 Undergraduate Research Day on April 30, 2011. Laramie, WY (pp:81)
  8. Sivanpillai R, 2010. Involving Undergraduates in WyView Applied RS Research Projects.  AmericaView Fall Technical Meeting on Oct 11, 2010.  Madison, WI.
  9. Gray WA, Sivanpillai R, 2010. Construct a Large-Scale Time Series Study for Water Resources Management Using Free Archive of Landsat Satellite Images. GIS in the Rockies 2010 on Sept 14-16, 2010. Loveland, CO.
  10. Arendt, PA, Sivanpillai R, 2010. Changes in spectral reflectance characteristics of lodgepole pine following bark beetle outbreak. GIS in the Rockies 2010 on Sept 14-16, 2010. Loveland, CO.
  11. Arendt PA, Sivanpillai R, 2010.  Utilizing Landsat TM and Forest Service aerial survey data for mapping Mountain pine beetle outbreak in Medicine Bow National Forest, WY.  2010 Undergraduate Research Day on April 24, 2010. Laramie, WY (pp:4)
  12. Shepperson KR, Sivanpillai R, 2010.  Assessing the suitability of Landsat Satellite Data for distinguishing cheatgrass infested sites in Douglas, WY.  2010 Undergraduate Research Day on April 24, 2010. Laramie, WY (pp:80)
  13. Sivanpillai R, Miller SN, 2010. Mapping Small Water Bodies in the Powder River Basin Using Satellite Images. Energy Resources and Produced Water Conference, Laramie, WY.
  14. Sivanpillai R, 2010. Promoting remote sensing applications through remote sensing. Intermountain GIS Conference on April 21, 2010. Bozeman MT.
  15. Sivanpillai R, 2009. Partnering with government agencies: challenges and opportunities (Sivanpillai, R).  AmericaView 2009 Fall Technical Meeting on Oct 6, 2009.  Sioux Falls, SD.
  16. Sivanpillai R, 2009. Teaching Remote Sensing Courses through Inquiry-Based Learning Methods. GIS in the Rockies. on Sep 16, 2009. Loveland, CO.
  17. Sivanpillai R, 2009. Increasing WyomingView student participation in WLCI monitoring activities. Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) Science Workshop, Laramie, WY. May 13, 2009.
  18. Stephens A, Stanton B, Sivanpillai R, 2009. Mapping burn severity within the Grizzly Gulch fire using remote sensing techniques.  2009 Undergraduate Research Day on May 2, 2009. Laramie, WY (pp:83)
  19. Miller SN, Sivanpillai R, 2008. Identification of Coalbed Natural Gas Discharge Reservoirs with ASTER Data and GIS in Powder River basin, Wyoming. Proceedings of the 2008 American Water Resources Association Spring Speciality Conference, GIS and Water Resources, San Mateo, CA.
  20. Salerno V, Sivanpillai R, 2008. Satellite remote sensing technology for identifying variability in sugar beet growth.  2008 Undergradaute Research Day on April 26, 2008.  Laramie, WY (pp:66)
  21. Sivanpillai R, Driese KL, Booth T, Cox SE, 2004. Monitoring rangelands with multi-resolution remotely sensed data. Proceedings of the 2004 ASPRS Annual Conference, Denver, CO.
  22. Sivanpillai R, Driese KL, 2003. WyomingView consortium: satellite images to spatial information. Proceedings of the 2003 Southwest Users Group Conference (SWUG) Conference on 29 Oct 2008. Jackson, WY.