Diane Whited

Diane Whited

Research Associate - Landscape Ecology / Remote Sensing

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Office Phone:  406-982-3301   x241

About Diane

Diane began work as the GIS/Remote Sensing Analyst for the Flathead Lake Biological Station in 1999. She works closely with Dr. Mark Lorang, Dr. Jack Stanford, Dr. F. Richard Hauer and Dr. John Kimball on projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. Her research and interests focus on the application of GIS/Remote sensing technology to aid in the understanding of the spatial and temporal dynamics of riverine environments.


  • B.L.A. Landscape Architecture from Iowa State University, 1993
  • M.S. Landscape Architecture from the University of Minnesota, 1996


Backchannel of the Kitlope River Floodplain
  • Whited, D. C., J. S. Kimball, J. A. Lucotch, N. K. Maumenee, H. Wu, S. D. Chilcote, and J. A. Stanford. 2012. A Riverscape Analysis Tool Developed to Assist Wild Salmon Conservation Across the North Pacific Rim. Fisheries 37(7):305-314.
  • Mouw, J. E. B., J. L. Chaffin, D. C. Whited, F. R. Hauer, P. L. Matson, and J. A. Stanford. 2012. Recruitment and Successional Dynamics Diversify the Shifting Habitat Mosaic of an Alaskan Floodplain. River Research and Applications DOI: 10.1002/rra.2569
  • Whited, D. C., J. S. Kimball, M. S. Lorang, and J. A. Stanford. 2011. Estimation of Juvenile Salmon Habitat in Pacific Rim Rivers using Multiscalar Remote Sensing and Geospatial Aanalysis. River Research and Applications DOI: 10.1002/rra.1585
  • Luck, M., N. Maumenee, D. Whited, J. Lucotch, S. Chilcote, M. Lorang, D. Goodman, K. McDonald, J. Kimball, J. Stanford. 2010. Remote sensing analysis of physical complexity of north Pacific rim rivers to assist wild salmon conservation. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 35(11) 1330-1343.
  • McPhee, M., T. Tappenbeck, D. Whited, and J. Stanford. 2009. Genetic Diversity and Population Structure in the Kuskokwim River Drainage Support the Recurrent Evolution Hypothesis for Sockeye Salmon Life Histories. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 138:1481-1489.
  • Whited, D. C, M. S. Lorang, M. J. Harner, F. R. Hauer, J. S. Kimball, J. A. Stanford. 2007. Climate, hydrologic disturbance, and succession: Drivers of floodplain pattern. Ecology 88(4):940-953.
  • Lorang, M. S., D. C. Whited, F. R. Hauer, J. S. Kimball, J. A.
    Stanford. 2005. Using airborne multispectral imagery to evaluate geomorphic work across flood plains of gravel-bed rivers. Ecological Applications: Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 1209–1222.
  • Whited, D. C., J. A. Stanford and J. S. Kimball. 2003. Application of airborne multispectral digital imagery to characterize the riverine habitat. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 28(3):1373-1380.
  • Whited, D. C., J. A. Stanford and J. S. Kimball. 2002. Application of airborne multi-spectral digital imagery to characterize riverine habitats at different base flows. River Research and Applications 18(6):583-594.
  • Whited, D., S. Galatowitsch, J. R. Tester, K. Schik, R. Lehtinen and J. Husveth. 2000. The importance of local and regional factors in predicting effective conservation. Planning strategies for wetland bird communities in agricultural and urban landscapes. Landscape and Urban Planning 49:49-65.
  • Galatowitsch, S.M., D. C. Whited, R. Lehtinen, J. Husveth, and K. Schik. 2000. The vegetation of wet meadows in relation to their land-use. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 60: 121-144.
  • Galatowitsch, S.M., D. C. Whited, and J.R. Tester. 1999. Development of community metrics to evaluate recovery of Minnesota wetlands. Journal of Aquatic Ecosystem Stress and Recovery 6: 217-234.

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