Understanding our environment

Mike Houts

Senior Research Assistant, Kansas Biological Survey
Primary office:
785-864-1515
129 Higuchi Hall


  • Contact for Lesser Prairie Chicken GIS
  • Contact for Kansas Natural Resource Planner
     

Academic degrees
M.A., Geography, University of Kansas, 2000
B.G.S, Environmental studies, University of Kansas, 1997


Program affiliation
Kansas Applied Remote Sensing


Areas of specialization
GIS and remote sensing for natural resource management


Research interests
GIS/RS for ecological monitoring and wildlife habitat assessment

 


Recent publications
  • Houts, M.E. 2012-2013 Annual Report: A review of GIS projects completed as the GIS/remote sensing specialist to the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. Open-file Report No. 177. Kansas Biological Survey. Kansas Applied Remote Sensing Program. Lawrence KS.
  • Houts, M., E.R. Johnson. 2010. The Natural Resource Planner--a tool to help site development projects to minimize their impact on wildlife and sensitive habitats. North American Wildlife and Natural Resource Conference.
  • Houts, M. 2010. 2009-2010 Annual Report: A review of GIS projects completed as the GIS/Remote Sensing Specialist to the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 162.
  • Peek, M.S., M. Houts. 2009. Estimated number and area of prairie dog colonies in Kansas. Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Pratt, KS.
  • Houts, M. 2009. Annual report: A review of GIS projects completed as the GIS/Remote Sensing Specialist to the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 148.
  • Houts, M., R.D. Rodgers, R.D. Applegate, W. H. Busby. 2008. Using local knowledge and remote sensing to map known and potential prairie-chicken distribution in Kansas. Prairie Naturalist 40(3/4):87-93.
  • Houts, M. 2007. Using aerial imagery over Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area to map the extent of high water levels. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS 1-7.download pdf
  • Houts, M. 2007. Annual report--a review of projects completed as the GIS/Remote Sensing Specialist to the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 140.
  • Houts, M. 2007. 2006-2007 Annual Report - A review of projects completed as the GIS/Remote Sensing Specialist to the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. Kansas Biological Survey, Lawrence, KS Report No. 140.
  • Lee, C.D., A.E. Warneke, M. Houts, T.R. Livingston, P.S. Gibson. 2006. Cougars in Kansas: Recolonization or fiction? North American Prairie Conference.


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