Publications

(Updated July 2017)

 Refereed Journal Articles

Government Publications

Presentations

  • Assal, T.J., M. González, and J. Sibold. 2017. Burn severity and post-fire regeneration in Chilean Araucaria-
    Nothofagus Forest. Ecological Society of American Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.
  • Assal, T.J. and P. Anderson. 2016. A cross-scale approach to understand drought-induced variability of sagebrush ecosystem productivity. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California.
  • Assal, T.J. and Sibold. 2016. After the gray phase: Can an historical mountain pine beetle outbreak influence subsequent patterns of burn severity? Ecological Society of American Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Assal, T.J. (Invited Talk) Condition and Trends of Aspen Communities in Wyoming using Spaced-based Observations. 2016 Aspen Days Workshop (Wyoming Game and Fish Dept., U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Western Aspen Alliance), Lander, Wyoming.
  • T.J. Assal. 2016. (Invited Talk) Spaced-based observations: “existing data” or untapped monitoring resource? Broader-scale Monitoring Strategy Workshop (U.S. Forest Service), Laramie, Wyoming.
  • González, M., A. Muñoz, T.J. Assal, J. Sibold. 2016. Fire regimes and fire effects in Chilean Araucaria Forests. VIII Southern Connection Congress, Punta Arenas, Chile.
  • Assal, T.J., P. Anderson and J. Sibold. 2015. Spatial and Temporal Trends of Drought Effects in a Heterogeneous Semi-Arid Forest Ecosystem. (Contributed Poster). American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California.     *PDF Download
  • Monroe, A.P., C.L. Aldridge, T.J. Assal, Veblen, K.E., D.A. Pyke, and M.L. Cassazza. 2015. Broad-scale population response of Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) to grazing management and precipitation. 13th International Grouse Symposium, Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • Assal, T.J., P. Anderson and J. Sibold. 2015. Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Drought Effects on Aspen Forest in Southwestern Wyoming. The Wildlife Society and Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative Joint Conference, Lander, Wyoming.
  • Assal, T.J. 2015. Fire, Insects and Drought: Using Remote Sensing to Uncover Ecological Legacies of Forest Disturbance. USGS Seminar, Fort Collins Science Center, Colorado.
  • Assal, T.J. and J. Sibold. 2014. Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Drought Impacts on Semi-Arid Woodlands. ForestSAT, Riva del Garda, Italy.
  • Assal, T.J., J. Sibold and R. Reich. 2013. Modeling Mountain Pine Beetle Disturbance in Glacier National Park Using Multiple Lines of Evidence. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Assal, T.J. and J. Sibold. 2013. Modeling Mountain Pine Beetle Disturbance in Glacier National Park Using Multiple Lines of Evidence. Front Range Student Ecology Symposium, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.
  • Assal, T.J., P.J. Anderson, and A.K. Urza. 2012. Assessment and monitoring of semi-arid woodlands in the Little Mountain Ecosystem abs.. In: Third WLCI Science Mtg, Rock Springs, WY, May 14-17, 2012. Reston, VA: U.S. Geological Survey. p. 1.
  • Assal, T.J. and J. Sibold. 2012. Investigation of Disturbance Legacies Despite Vanished Evidence. Front Range Student Ecology Symposium, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.
  • Assal, T.J. and J. Sibold. 2011. Utilizing Historical Data to Detect Past Ecosystem Disturbance in Glacier National Park. Association of American Geographers Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Division Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Veblen, K.E., D.A. Pyke, C.L. Aldridge, M.L. Cassazza, T.J. Assal, and M.A. Farinha. 2011. Monitoring of Livestock Grazing Effects on Bureau of Land Management. (Contributed Poster) Society for Range Management Annual Meeting, Billings, MT.
  • Assal, T.J. and J.M. Montag. 2010. Modeling Land Cover Change and Human Population Growth using Remote Sensing and Dasymetric Mapping: Scenario Building for Planning and Wildlife Management. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  • Veblen, K.E., D.A. Pyke, C.L.Aldridge, M.L. Casazza, T.J. Assal, and M.A. Farinha. 2009. Assessment of livestock grazing effects and land management in sagebrush steppe across the western United States.  (Contributed Poster) Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • O’Donnell, M.S and T.J. Assal. 2009. A Scalable Geospatial Support Network Model. (Contributed Poster) ESRI International User Conference, San Diego, California.
  • Montag, J. and T.J. Assal. 2009. Utilizing Dasymetric Modeling to Enhance Understanding of Human Population Distribution and Growth: a Scenario Building Tool for Management and Conservation Planning and Research. Wyoming Conservation Landscape Initiative Science Workshop, Laramie, Wyoming.
  • Assal, T.J. and M.R. O’Donnell. 2009. The Role of Data Drivers in a Landscape Scale Project. Geospatial ’09 (hosted by the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management), Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Assal, T.J. 2004. Understanding Hydrologic Connectivity and its Implications on a Coastal Salt Marsh Landscape.  San Antonio and Guadalupe Estuarine System (SAGES) Advisory Panel Meeting, San Antonio, Texas
  • Assal, T.J. 2003. Detection of black-tailed prairie dog colonies on Wyoming mixed-grass prairie using remote sensing and GIS. (Contributed Poster) Colorado Prairie Dog Technical Conference, Ft. Collins, Colorado
  • Assal, T.J. 2001. Detection of black-tailed prairie dog colonies on Wyoming mixed-grass prairie integrating remote sensing and GIS. Department of Botany Seminar, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming
  • Assal, T.J. 2001. Detection of black-tailed prairie dog colonies on Wyoming mixed-grass prairie using remote sensing and GIS. (Contributed Poster) Wildlife Society Conference, Reno, Nevada
  • Assal, T.J. 2000. Remote sensing of prairie dogs in Wyoming. Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Conservation Team Meeting, Rapid City, South Dakota
  • Assal, T.J. 2000. Black-tailed prairie dogs in Wyoming: Remote sensing and GIS. Wyoming Geographic Information Advisory Council Meeting, Laramie, Wyoming

Technical Reports

  • Assal, T.J. Cracking the Code: Making Sense of the Irrigation Geodatabase Tool (version 2.0). Report detailing customized GIS (utilizing ArcObjects and Visual Basic for Applications); prepared for Anderson Consulting Engineers, Inc.
  • Assal, T.J. Irrigation Geodatabase Tool User’s Manual. Prepared for Anderson Consulting Engineers, Inc.
  • Assal, T.J. and J.R. Sovell. 2004. Black-tailed prairie dog surveys of BLM lands in eastern Colorado. Bureau of Land Management Report. Prepared for the Colorado Natural Heritage Program.
  • Assal, T.J. and R.W. Marrs. 2002. Remote evaluation of surface morphology and wildlife habitat in the vicinity of selected Peacekeeper Missile Facilities. Prepared for the U.S. Dept. of Defense; F.E. Warren Air Force Base Report.
  • Assal, T.J. and J.A. Lockwood. 2002. Comparison of three remote sensing methodologies applied to the detection of black-tailed prairie dog colonies. Wyoming Game and Fish Report.

Theses

research in spatial ecology