Understanding our environment

John Lomas

Research Analyst, Kansas Applied Remote Sensing
Primary office:
785-864-1511
123A Higuchi Hall

Academic degrees
B.G.S, Geography, University of Kansas, 1994


Program affiliation
Kansas Applied Remote Sensing


Areas of specialization
Remote sensing, digital image processing and data analysis


Research interests
Since 1995, John has worked on the development of the KARS GreenReport, which is used by the agricultural and forestry industries to monitor vegetation condition and change. He also has contributed to other KARS research projects, including:

  • identification of grassland treatments using close-range hyperspectral remote sensing;
  • change detection in pheasant habitat due to CRP management decisions;
  • analysis of chemical spray drift zones in proximity of water bodies;
  • and several land-use/land-cover mapping projects. 


Recent publications
  • Coughenour, M., R. Behnke, J. Lomas, K. Price. 2009. Forage distributions, rangeland condition, and the importance of pastoral movement in Central Asia: A remote sensing study. The Socioeconomic Causes and Consequences of Desertification in Central Asia. Chapter 4. The Netherlands:Springer.
  • Martinko, E. A., S. Egbert, M. Jakubauskas, K. Dobbs, J. Lomas, J. Whistler, D. Peterson. 2008. 2005 Kansas Land Cover Patterns Phase I--final report. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Open-file Report No. 150.
  • Brown, J.C., W.E. Jepson, J. Kastens, B.D. Wardlow, J. Lomas, K. Price. 2007. Multitemporal, moderate-spatial-resolution remote sensing of modern agricultural production and land modification in the Brazilian Amazon. GIScience and Remote Sensing 44(2):117-148.download pdf
  • Lomas, J., K. Price, E. A. Martinko, D.L. Kastens, S. Egbert, A.J. Tuyahov. 2000. Development of a value-added, remotely sensed product for commercial distribution. Geospatial Information in Agriculture and Forestrydownload pdf
  • Whistler, J., J. Lomas. 1999. Horseshoe Creek land cover inventory. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 99:1-18.download pdf
  • Lomas, J., E. A. Martinko, K. Price, D.L. Kastens. 1999. Agricultural applications: GreenReport--Vegetation Index Greenness Maps. Remote Sensing Applications. Raytheon Publications. 8-11.
  • Lomas, J., E. A. Martinko, K. Price, D.L. Kastens. 1998. Satellite-derived sea surface temperature maps for the sport fishing industry . Understanding our Changing Planet, Earth Science Enterprise 19989 Applications Fact Book. Chapter Publication No. NP-1998-02-233-HQ. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 22-23.
  • Lomas, J., E. A. Martinko, K. Price, D. Kastens. 1998. Satellite-derived vegetation maps for the agriculture and forestry: The GreenReport. Understanding our Changing Planet, Earth Science Enterprise 1998 Applications Fact Book. Chapter Publication No. NP-1998-02-233-HQ. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 4-5.


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