Dr. Uyen Nguyen


Uyen is interested in the impact of dynamics and disturbance ecology, threat biodiversity in freshwater ecosystem. She completed her Ph.D degree in 2015 in Soil Water and Environmental Science with minor in Spatial Analysis and Remote Sensing at the University of Arizona, USA. Her previous works conducted in using multi-scale remote sensing data for monitoring, mapping, surface and ground water allocation and distribution, water cycles in river, lake ecosystems and riparian zones.

Uyen has joined the LERNZ team since September 2016. Her research is focusing on field measurement and sensor data to develop algorithm for lake water quality monitoring in New Zealand.

email: uyen.nguyen [add at sign here] waikato.ac.nz


Nguyen, Uyen; Glenn, Edward P, Nagler, Pamela L. 2016. A Remote Sensing Approach to Map Riparian Vegetation of the Colorado River Ecosystem, Grand Canyon Area. (Submitted to Remote Sensing of Environment)

Nagler, Pamela L; Nguyen, Uyen; Bateman, H; Jarchow, C; Glenn, Edward P; Waugh, W; van Riper, C. 2016. Saltcedar beetle (Diorhabda carinulata) and saltcedar (Tamarix spp.) interactions in the Colorado River Basin: potential for water salvage, and dispersal of beetles from the Upper to the Lower River Basin. (Submitted to Restoration Ecology)  

Nguyen, Uyen. 2015. Multiscale Remote Sensing Analysis to Monitor Riparian and Upland Semi-arid Vegetation. PhD Dissertation, University of Arizona, USA

Nguyen, Uyen; Glenn, Edward P.; Nagler, Pamela L.; Scott, Russell L. 2015. Long-term Decrease in Satellite Vegetation Indices in Response to Environmental Variables in An Iconic Desert Riparian Ecosystem: the Upper San Pedro, Arizona, USA. Ecohydrology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eco.1529

Glenn, Edward P.; Scott, Russell L.; Nguyen, Uyen; Nagler, Pamela L.2015.Wide- Area Ratios of Evaporation to Precipitation in Monsoon- Dependent Semiarid Vegetation Communities Determined by Moisture Flux Towers and MODIS Imagery. Journal of Arid Environments, 117, 84-95

Bresloff, Cynthia J; Nguyen, Uyen; Glenn, Edward P; Waugh, Jody; Nagler, Pamela L. 2013. Effects of Grazing on Leaf Area Index, Fractional Cover and Evapotranspiration by a Desert Phreatophyte Community at a Former Uranium Mill Site on the Colorado Plateau. Journal of Environmental Management, 92- 104

Nagler, Pamela L.; Glenn, Edward P.; Nguyen, Uyen; Scott, Russell L.; Doody, Tanya. 2013. Estimating Riparian and Agricultural Actual Evapotranspiration by Reference Evapotranspiration and MODIS Enhanced Vegetation Index. Remote Sens. 5(8): 3849-3871.

Peng, Dailiang; Jiang, Zhangyan; Huete, Alfredo R.; Ponce- Campos, Guillermo E.; Nguyen, Uyen; Luvall, Jeffrey C. 2013.Response of Spectral Reflectance and Vegetation Indices on Varying Juniper Cone Densities. Remote Sens. 5(10): 5330-5345