Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Maine
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Maine Staff Member


Ian McCullough

McCullough - In the field with binoculars

Email: ian.mccullough@umit.maine.edu

Education

  • MS University of Maine 2012
  • BA Colby College 2010

Biography

Ian was born in Ann Arbor, MI and came to the Maine Unit in the Fall of 201. Research interests include: Ecological applications of GIS/Remote sensing, biogeography, sustainable natural resource management and human dimensions, lake ecology, conservation biology, and anything moose-related. General interests include sports, traveling, hiking, running, photography, humor, and moose.

Research Interest

I am developing linear regression models to estimate clarity of Maine lakes remotely using volunteer-collected field data, physical lake parameters and satellite imagery (Landsat Thematic Mapper and MODIS). The intent is to complement exist monitoring programs, fill gaps in existing knowledge, detect spatial and temporal patterns of water clarity in the past 20 years and help management agencies identify lakes in need of attention.

Research Publications Publication Date
McCullough, I.M., C.S. Loftin, and S.A. Sader. 2012. High-frequency remote monitoring of large lakes with MODIS 500 m imagery. Remote Sensing of Environnment 124:234-241. | Download 2012-06-30
McCullough, I.M., C.S. Loftin, and S.A. Sader. 2012. Combining lake and watershed characteristics with Landsat TM data for remote estimation of regional lake clarity. Remote Sensing of Environment 123:109-115. Supplemental material. | Download 2012-04-30
McCullough, I.M., C.S. Loftin, and S.A. Sader. 2012. Combining lake and watershed characteristics with Landsat TM data for remote estimation of regional lake clarity. Remote Sensing of Environment 123:109-115. | Download 2012-04-30
McCullough, I.M., C.S. Loftin, S.A. Sader. 2013. Landsat imagery reveals declining clarity of Maine's lakes during 1995-2010. Freshwater Science 32:741-752. | Download 2013-05-31
McCullough, I.M., C.S. Loftin, S.A. Sader. 2013. Lakes without Landsat? An alternative approach to remote lake monitoring with MODIS 250 m imagery. Lake and reservoir management 29:89-98. | Download 2013-03-31
McCullough, I.M., C.S. Loftin, S.A. Sader. 2013. A manual for remote sensing of Maine lake clarity. Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 207, 28 pp. | Download 2013-01-31