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Dawn Lemke, Ph.D.

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Dawn Lemke, Research Associate

Center for Forest Ecosystem Assessment

 

Program Affiliation:

Department of Biology and Environmental Science

Alabama A&M University

CCS-BW Room 220

P.O. Box 1208

Normal, AL 35762

Phone: 256-372-4652

Fax:  256-372-5429

Email:  dawn.lemke@aamu.edu

 

Degrees Earned

1999    P.G.Dip             Resource Studies Lincoln University, NZ       

2002    M. Phil               Ecology, Massey University, NZ

2012    Ph.D                  Environmental Science, Canterbury University, NZ

 

Research Interest

 

My research interests are diverse and focus on application of statistical, geospatial and remote sensing tools to ecological issues including species distribution modeling, biomass assessment and invasive plant potential. I am currently working with researchers at Alabama A&M University, United States Forest Service, Canterbury University and Lincoln University.​

 

Research Activities

 
  • Lemke, D., C. Schweitzer, Y. Wang, W. Tadesse, I. Tazisong, (Invited   Presentation) 2011. Invasion of non-native plants at reclaimed surface mines: A case study in the Shale Hills region of Alabama. 39th Annual Conference, "Protecting Tomorrow’s Waterways through Responsible Land Reclamation Today”. September 25-28, Daniels, WV.

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  • Lemke, D., C. Schweitzer, Y. Wang, D. Virone, (Poster) 2011. Invasion of   non-native trees on reclaimed surface mines of the southern Cumberland Plateau. 28th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Reclamation: Sciences Leading to Success. June 11 to 16, Bismarck, ND. (Outstanding Student Poster)

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  • Lemke, D., C. Schweitzer, and Y. Wang, (Presentation) 2011. Impact of invasive plants on mine reclamation revegetation goals on the Southern Cumberland Plateau. Joint meeting of the 2nd Kentucky Invasive Species Conference and the 13th Annual Southeast EPPC Conference. May 3-5, Lexington, KY.

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  • Lemke, D., J. Brown, J. Miller, P. Hulme, J. Coulston, (Poster) 2011. Potential distribution of five invasive trees in the Southern USA. Joint meeting of the 2nd Kentucky Invasive Species Conference and the 13th Annual Southeast EPPC Conference. May 3-5, Lexington, KY. (Outstanding Student Poster)

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  • Lemke, D., J. Brown, Y. Wang, (Presentation) 2011. Application of adaptive sampling with a generalized random tessellation stratified design: A case study of invasive plants at reclaimed mines on the Southern Cumberland Plateau. 72nd Annual ASB Meeting. April 13-16, Huntsville, AL.

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  • Lemke, D., J. Miller, J. Coulston, J. Brown, P. Hulme, (Poster) 2011. Ensemble modeling of tallowtree in forests of the Southern USA. 72nd Annual ASB Meeting. April 13-16, Huntsville, AL.

 

Publications

  • Lemke, D., P.E. Hulme, J.A. Brown and W. Tadesse. 2011. Distribution modelling of Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) invasion in the Cumberland Plateau and Mountain Region, USA. Forest Ecology and Management. Vol 262(2), pp. 139-149

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  • Lemke, D., J. Brown, P. Hulme, W. Tadesse, 2010. Monitoring and modeling: assessing the impact of invasive plants on the landscape. Geoworld, April: 19 – 22. 

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  • Miller, J. H., D. Lemke, and J. Coulston. 2011. The Invasion of Southern Forests by Nonnative Plants: Current and Future Occupation with Impacts, Management Strategies, and Mitigation Approaches. “How will invasive plants likely affect southern forests and related ecosystems in the future?”. Draft USFS Forest Futures Report​

 

Recent Presentations

 
  • Lemke, D., C. Schweitzer, Y. Wang, W. Tadesse, I. Tazisong, (Invited Presentation) 2011. Invasion of non-native plants at reclaimed surface mines: A case study in the Shale Hills region of Alabama. 39th Annual Conference, "Protecting Tomorrow’s Waterways through Responsible Land Reclamation Today”. September 25-28, Daniels, WV.

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  • Lemke, D., C. Schweitzer, Y. Wang, D. Virone, (Poster) 2011. Invasion of non-native trees on reclaimed surface mines of the southern Cumberland Plateau. 28th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Reclamation: Sciences Leading to Success. June 11 to 16, Bismarck, ND. (Outstanding Student Poster)

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  • Lemke, D., C. Schweitzer, and Y. Wang, (Presentation) 2011. Impact of invasive plants on mine reclamation revegetation goals on the Southern Cumberland Plateau. Joint meeting of the 2nd Kentucky Invasive Species Conference and the 13th Annual Southeast EPPC Conference. May 3-5, Lexington, KY.

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  • Lemke, D., J. Brown, J. Miller, P. Hulme, J. Coulston, (Poster) 2011. Potential distribution of five invasive trees in the Southern USA. Joint meeting of the 2nd Kentucky Invasive Species Conference and the 13th Annual Southeast EPPC Conference. May 3-5, Lexington, KY. (Outstanding Student Poster)

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  • Lemke, D., J. Brown, Y. Wang, (Presentation) 2011. Application of adaptive sampling with a generalized random tessellation stratified design: A case study of invasive plants at reclaimed mines on the Southern Cumberland Plateau. 72nd Annual ASB Meeting. April 13-16, Huntsville, AL.

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  • Lemke, D., J. Miller, J. Coulston, J. Brown, P. Hulme, (Poster) 2011. Ensemble modeling of tallowtree in forests of the Southern USA. 72nd Annual ASB Meeting. April 13-16, Huntsville, AL. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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