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1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
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Dr Matt Reeves, Post-doctoral Rangeland Scientist

Research Interests

  • Evaluating biological phenomena on rangelands through remote sensing and spatial analysis
  • Characterizing nationally relevant rangeland resources condition and trend
  • Applying ecological modeling for evaluating and forecasting rangeland goods and services
  • Mapping non-forest wildand fuels

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Remote Sensing and Ecological Modeling, Dissertation: Agricultural and Rangeland Productivity Patterns In The Northern Great Plains Estimated With MODIS Vegetation Data, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, 2004 (summa cum laude). 
  • M.S., Environmental Resources, Thesis: Mapping Sonoran Desert Vegetation Using Hyperspectral Imagery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 1999 (summa cum laude).
  • B.S., Rangeland Management (big-game habitat), School of Natural Resources Management, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 1995, (Cum Laude).

Honors and Awards

  • External, National, International Recognitions
    • Outstanding range management senior (Washington State University, 1995)
    • Outstanding graduate student, School of Architecture and Environmental Design (Arizona State University, 1999)
  • USDA Forest Service, and Rocky Mountain Research Station Certificates of Merit or Appreciation
    • USDA Certificate of Appreciation, 2009. For successful completion of LANDFIRE fuels project. 
    • USDA Certificate of Appreciation, 2009. “For your extra work and outstanding efforts to specialize and re-characterize wildland fuels for R1, USFS”. 
    • USDA Certificate of Appreciation, 2005. “For your contribution to the completion and development of FRCC and Fuels processes for the LANDFIRE Project”.

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • Society for Range Management


Selected Publications

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  • Reeves MC. 1999.  Mapping Sonoran Desert Vegetation Using Hyperspectral Imagery.  M.S. Thesis, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Arizona State University.

  • Reeves M.C., J.C. Winslow, and S.W. Running. 2001. Mapping weekly rangeland vegetation productivity using MODIS algorithms. J. Range Manage. 54:A90-A105.

  • Reeves MC. 2004.  Agricultural and Rangeland Productivity Patterns In The Northern Great Plains Estimated With MODIS Vegetation Data.  Ph.D. Dissertation, School of Forestry, University of Montana.

  • Holsinger, L, Pratt, S., Reeves, M. Mapping Fire Regimes. 2005 In: The LANDFIRE Prototype Project: nationally consistent and locally relevant geospatial data and tools for wildland fire management. M.G. Rollins, Technical Editor. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory. RMRS-GTR-175. 

  • Reeves MC, Zhao M, Running SW 2005 Usefulness and limits of MODIS GPP estimates for predicting wheat yield. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 26, 1403-1421.

  • Reeves MC, Kost JR, Ryan KC 2006 Fuel Products of the LANDFIRE Program:  In Andrews, Patricia L.; Butler, Bret W. comps.  Fuels Management-How to measure success:  Conference Proceedings. 2006 28 - 30 March; Portland OR. Proceedings RMRS-p-41. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

  • Reeves MC, M. Zhao, Running SW 2006 Applying improved estimates of MODIS productivity to characterize grassland vegetation dynamics. Journal of Rangeland Ecology and Management, 59, 1 - 10.

  • Reeves MC.  Predicting Productivity:  Managing land from space.  In NASA:  Supporting Earth System Science 2006, eds. Bietler, J.

  • Keane RK, Frescino TS, Reeves MC, Long JL (2006a) Mapping wildland fuels across large regions. In ‘The LANDFIRE Prototype Project: Nationally Consistent and Locally Relevant Geospatial Data and Tools for Wildland Fire Management’. (Eds MG Rollins, CK Frame) USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-175. (Fort Collins, CO)

  • Reeves, M.C. K.C. Ryan, M.G. Rollins, T. Thompson. 2009.  Spatial fuel data products of the LANDFIRE Project.    International Journal of Wildland Fire.  18.  250-267. 

  • Toney, C. A., and M. C. Reeves.  2009.  Equations to Convert Compacted Crown Ratio to Uncompacted Crown Ratio for Trees in the Interior West, Western Journal of Applied Forestry, 24(2), 76-82.

  • Keane, R.E. and M. Reeves. 2010. Using expert knowledge to map wildland fuels for fire management.. Pages XX in Perera, A, and A. Drew (Editors).  Expert knowledge and landscape ecological application. Book Chapter. Island Press, New York.