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PUBLICATIONS

2018
  • Hentz, A.M.K., P.J.Kinder, J.A.Hubbart, and E.Kellner. 2018. Accuracy and Optimal Altitude
    for Physical Habitat Assessment (PHA) of Stream Environments Using Unmanned
    Aerial Vehicles (UAV). Drones 2(2). ( Link )
  • Hentz, A. M. K., and M. P. Strager. 2018. Cicada (Magicicada) Tree damage detection based on UAV spectral and 3D data. Natural Science 10(1):31-44. ( Link )
  • Liebermann, H., J. L. Schuler, M. P. Strager, A. K. Hentz, and A. E. Maxwell. 2018. Using unmanned aerial systems for deriving forest stand characteristics in mixed hardwoods of West Virginia. Journal of Geospatial Applications in Natural Resources 2(1):23-52. ( Link )
  • Nottingham, A. C., J. A. Thompson, P. F. Wood, and M. P. Strager. 2018. Mapping pedomemory of spodic morphology using a species distribution model. Geoderma. (In Press)
  • Thompson, P. A., S. A. Welsh, M. P. Strager, and A. A. Rizzo. 2018. A multiscale investigation of habitat use and within-river distribution of sympatric sand darter species. Journal of Geospatial Applications in Natural Resources 2(1)1-22. ( Link )
2017

  • Dhami, I., J. Deng, M. P. Strager, and J. Conley. 2017. Suitability-sensitivity analysis of nature-based tourism using geographic information systems and analytic hierarchy process. Journal of Ecotourism. 16(1):41-68. ( Link )
  • Hubbart, J.A., Kellner, E., Kinder, P., and Stephan, K. 2017. Challenges in aquatic physical assessment: Improving conservation and restoration decisions for contemporary watersheds. Challenges 8(31), 1-11. ( Link )
  • Kinder, P., Selin, S., and Strager, M.P. 2017. Social network dynamics in adaptive natural resource governance: A case study of stream restoration in West Virginia, USA. Environmental Management. (In Review)
  • Tri, A. N., J. W. Edwards, C. W. Ryan, C. P. Carpenter, P. C. Carr, M. A. Tennent, M. P. Strager, and J. T. Petty. 2017. Harvest rates and cause-specific mortality of American black bears in the wildland-urban interface of the Mid-Atlantic region, USA. Ursus 28(2):1-13. ( Link )
2016
  • Dhami, I., J. Deng, M. P. Strager, and J. Conley. 2016. Suitability-sensitivity analysis of nature-based tourism using geographic information systems and analytic hierarchy process. Journal of Ecotourism 16(1):1-28. ( Link )
  • Maxwell, A. E., T. Warner, and M. P. Strager. 2016. Predicting palustrine wetland probability using random forest machine learning and digital elevation data-derived terrain variables. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 82(6):437–447 ( Link )
  • Merriam, E. R., Petty, J. T., and M. P. Strager. 2016. Watershed planning within a quantitative scenario analysis framework. Journal of Visual Experiments (113), e54095. doi:10.3791/54095 ( Link )
  • Strager, M. P., M. Thomas-Van Gundy, and A. E. Maxwell. 2016. Predicting post-fire change in West Virginia, USA from remotely-sensed data. Journal of Geospatial Applications in Natural Resources 1(2): 1-17. ( Link )
  • Tri, A. N., J. W. Edwards, M. P. Strager, J. T. Petty, C. W. Ryan, C. P. Carpenters, M. A. Ternent, and P. C. Carr. 2016. Habitat use by American black bears in the urban-wildland interface of the Mid-Atlantic, USA. Ursus 27(1):45-56. ( Link )
2015
  • Becker, A. D., P. B. Wood, M. P. Strager, and C. Mazzarella. 2015. Impacts of mountaintop mining on terrestrial ecosystem integrity: identifying landscape thresholds for avian species in the central Appalachians, United States. Landscape Ecology. 30:339–356. ( Link )
  • Maxwell, A. E., T. Warner, M. P. Strager, and J. Conley. 2015. Assessing machine learning algorithms and image- and LiDAR-derived variables for GEOBIA classification of mining and mine reclamation. International Journal of Remote Sensing 36(4):954-978. ( Link )
  • Merriam, E. R., J. T. Petty, M. P. Strager, A. E. Maxwell and P. F. Ziemkiewicz. 2015. Complex contaminant mixtures in multistressor Appalachian riverscapes. Environmental Toxicology Chemistry, 34(11):2603–2610. ( Link )
  • Merriam, E. R., J. T. Petty, M. P. Strager, A. E. Maxwell, and P. F. Ziemkiewicz, 2015. Landscape-based cumulative effects models for predicting stream response to mountaintop mining in multi-stressor Appalachian watersheds. Freshwater Science, 34(3): 1006-1019. ( Link )
  • Pitchford, J., M. P. Strager, A. Riley, L. Lin, and J. T. Anderson. 2015. Modelling streambank erosion potential using maximum entropy in a central Appalachian watershed. Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences 367:122-127. ( Link )
  • Shultz, C., J. C. Hall, and M. P. Strager. 2015. Production of wind energy and agricultural land values:Evidence from Pennsylvania. Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly 64(2): 267-274.
  • Strager, M. P., J. M. Strager, J. S. Evans, A. E. Maxwell, J. Dunscomb, and B. Kreps. 2015. Combining a spatial model and demand forecasts to map future surface coal mining in Appalachia. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0128813. ( Link )
2014
  • Anderson, J. T., R. L. Ward, J. T. Petty, J. S. Kite, and M. P. Strager. 2014. Culvert effects on stream and stream-side salamander habitats. International Journal of Environmental Science and Development. 5(3):274-281. ( Link )
  • Maxwell, A. E., M. P. Strager, T. A. Warner, N. P. Zegre, and C. B. Yuill. 2014. Comparison of NAIP orthophotography and RapidEye satellite imagery for mapping of mining and mine reclamation. GIScience and Remote Sensing 51(3): 301-320. ( Link )
  • Maxwell, A. E., T. A. Warner, M. P. Strager, and M. Pal. 2014. Combining RapidEye satellite imagery and LiDAR for mapping of mining and mine reclamation. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. 80(2): 179-189. 
2013
  • Maskey, V., M. P. Strager, and C. Bernasconi. 2013. Managing a sustainable transportation system: exploring a community’s attitude, perception, behavior of the Morgantown Public Rapid Transit. Journal of Management and Sustainability 3(2): 56-67. ( Link )
  • Maxwell, A. E. and M. P. Strager. 2013. Assessing landform alterations induced by mountaintop mining. Journal of Natural Science 5(2A): 229-237. ( Link )
  • Merovich, G. T., J. T. Petty, M. P. Strager, and J. B. Fulton. 2013. Hierarchical classification of stream condition: a house–neighborhood framework for establishing conservation priorities in complex riverscapes. Freshwater Science 32(3):874-891. ( Link )
  • Merriam, E. R., J. T. Petty, M. P. Strager, A. E. Maxwell, and P. F. Ziemkiewicz. 2013. Scenario analysis predicts context-dependent stream response to landuse change in a heavily mined central Appalachian watershed. Freshwater Science 32(4):1246-1259. ( Link )
  • Petty, J. T., M. P. Strager, E. M. Merriam, and P. F. Ziemkiewicz. 2013. Scenario analysis and the Watershed Futures Planner: predicting future aquatic conditions in an intensively mined Appalachian watershed. Environmental Considerations in Energy Production. Edited by J. R. Craynon. Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc. Englewood, CO.
  • Sheehan, K. R., M. P. Strager, and S. A. Welsh. 2013. Advantages of geographically weighted regression for modeling benthic substrate in two greater Yellowstone ecosystem streams. Environmental Modeling & Assessment 18(2): 209-219. ( Link )
  • Wickham, J., M. Nicholson, W. Jenkins, P. Wood, D. Drunkenbrod, G. Suter, M. P. Strager, C. Mazzarella, W. Galloway, and J. Amos. 2013. The overlooked terrestrial impacts of mountaintop mining. Bioscience 63(5):335-348. ( Link
2012
  • Maxwell, A. E., M. P. Strager, C.B. Yuill, J. T. Petty. 2012. Modeling critical forest habitat in the South Central Appalachians USA. International Journal of Ecology, Focus Issue on Landscape Ecology. 2012(182683): 1-10. ( Link )
  • Strager, M. P. 2012. Tools for watershed planning - development of a Statewide Source Water Protection System (SWPS). Water Resources Management and Modeling. ISBN 978-953-51-0246-5.
  • Thomas-Van Gundy, M., M. P. Strager and J. Rentch. 2012. Site characteristics for red spruce witness tree locations in the uplands of West Virginia. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 139(4): 391-405. ( Link
2011
  • Merriam, E. R., J. T. Petty, G. T. Merovich, J. B. Fulton, and M. P. Strager. 2011. Additive effects of mining and residential development on stream conditions in a central Appalachian watershed. Journal of the North American Benthological Society. 30(2):399-418. ( Link )
  • Strager, M. P., M. Thomas-Van Gundy, and M. Metz. 2011. Mapping pre-settlement forest species with witness trees. Journal of GIS in Forestry. Jan, 15-16.
  • Wu, J., M. P. Strager, and J. Wang. 2011. A two-stage GIS-based site suitability model for siting biomass-to-biofuel plants and its application in West Virginia, USA. International Journal of Forestry Engineering 22(2): 28-38. ( Link
2010
  • Petty, J. T., J. B. Fulton, M. P. Strager, G. T. Merovich, J. M. Stiles, and P. F. Ziemkiewicz. 2010. Landscape indicators and thresholds of stream ecological impairment in an intensively mined Appalachian watershed. Journal of North A.( Link )
  • Strager, M. P., J. T. Anderson, J. Osbourne. 2010. A three-tiered framework to select, prioritize, and evaluate potential wetland and stream mitigation banking sites. Wetlands Ecology and Management. ( Link )
  • Strager, M. P., J. J. Fletcher, J. M. Strager, C. B. Yuill, R. N. Eli, J. T. Petty, and S. J. Lamont. 2010. Watershed analysis with GIS: The Watershed Characterization and Modeling System software application. Computers and Geosciences 36:970-976. ( Link
2009
  • Bernasconi, C. B., M. P. Strager, V. M. Maskey, M. Hasenmyer. 2009. Assessing the public preferences for design and environmental attributes of an urban automated transportation system. Landscape and Urban Planning 90(3-4):155-167. ( Link )
  • Mynsberge, A. R., M. P. Strager, J. M. Strager, and P. M. Mazik. 2009. Developing predictive models for freshwater mussels (Mollusca: Unionidae) in the Appalachians: limitations and directions for future research. Ecoscience 16(3):387-398. ( Link )
  • Poplar-Jeffers, I. O., J. T. Petty, J. T. Anderson, S. J. Kite, M. P. Strager, and R. H. Fortney. 2009. Culvert replacement and stream habitat restoration: Implications from brook trout management in an Appalachian Watershed, USA. Restoration Ecology 17(3):404-413. ( Link )
  • Strager, M. P., J. T. Petty, J. M. Strager, and J. Barker-Fulton. 2009. A spatially explicit framework for quantifying downstream hydrologic conditions. Journal of Environmental Management 90:1854-1861. ( Link )
  • Wang, J., W. A. Goff, and M. P. Strager. 2009. Using spatial features to review application, effectiveness, and compliance of forestry best management practices in West Virginia. International Journal of Forest Engineering 20(2):36-46.
2008
  • Morris, A. J., J. J. Donovan, and M. P. Strager. 2008. Geospatial analysis of climatic and geomorphic interactions influencing stream discharge, Appalachian Mountains, USA. Environmental Modeling and Assessment 14:73-84. ( Link )
  • Deng, J., G. Walker, and M. P. Strager. 2008. Assessment of territorial justice using Geographic Information Systems: A case study of proximity of golf courses in Calgary, Canada. Leisure. 32(1):205-232. 
2007
  • Strager, M. P. and R. S. Rosenberger. 2007. Aggregating high-priority landscape areas to the parcel level: An easement implementation tool. Journal of Environmental Management. 82:290-298. ( Link )
2006
  • Strager, M. P. and R. S. Rosenberger. 2006. Incorporating stakeholder preferences for land conservation: weights and measures in spatial MCA. Ecological Economics. Vol. 57, pp 627-639. ( Link )