Norman Harris

Administrator, Palmer Center for Sustainable Living, Associate Professor of Range Management


Harris

Contact information:
Phone: 907-746-2677
Fax: 907-746-2677
Location: Palmer
Email: nrharris@alaska.edu

Curriculum vitae:
B.S., 1992, Oregon State University
M.S., 1998, Oregon State University
PhD, 2001, Oregon State University

Courses:
GIS A370/NRM394 - Remote Sensing for Natural Resources
NRM312 - Introduction to Range Management

Research interests:

  • Animal Distribution Patterns
  • Ecosystem Monitoring
  • Stream Morphology
  • Time Change Analysis
  • Vegetation Growth and Phenology
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Remote Sensing
  • Global Positioning Systems

Current research programs:

  1. Livestock distribution in grazed watershed
  2. Air temperature patterns on the landscape
  3. Near-earth remote sensing of vegetation patterns

Examples of research support:
"An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Livestock Distribution Practices in Grazed Watersheds", USDA Initiative for Future Agriculture and Food Systems (multistate project), $1,200,000 (total over four years), 2000-present

"Spatially Modeling the Distribution of Beef Cattle and Reindeer on Ranges at High Latitudes in Alaska", USDA Hatch, $47,389, 2003-present

Examples of Publications:
Harris, N.R., S.H. Sharrow, and D.E. Johnson. 1996. Use of Low-Level Remote Sensing to Understand Tree/Forage Spatial Interactions in Agroforests. Geocarto International 11:81-92

Harris, N.R., D.E. Johnson, M.R. George, and N.K. McDougald. 2002. The Effect of Topography, Vegetation, and Weather on Cattle Distribution at the San Joaquin Experimental Range, California. In: Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on Oak Woodlands: Oaks in California's Changing Landscape, San Diego, CA., October 22-25, 2001

Marris, N.R., W.E. Frost, N.K. McDougald, M.R. George, and D.L. Nielsen. 2002. Long-term Residual Dry Matter Mapping for Monitoring California Hardwood Rangelands. In: Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on Oak Woodlands: Oaks in California's Changing Landscape, San Diego, CA., October 22-25, 2001

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