The College of Life Sciences

Petersen, Steven

Plant & Wildlife Sciences

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5027  LSB
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-4885

Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae

 Experience

Professional
  • Associate Professor, Brigham Young University, 2012-Present
  • Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University, 2007-2012

 Memberships
  • Society for Conservation GIS, 2013-Present
  • Society for Range Management, 1997-Present
  • International Association for Landscape Ecology, 2002-2008
  • American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 2001-2005
  • Society for Ecological Restoration, 1998-2000
 Honors and Awards
  • College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University : Outstanding Teaching Award
  • Society for Range Management : Early Career Teaching Award
  • Brigham Young University : Young Scholar Award
  • Society for Range Management Annual Conference, SLC, Utah : 2nd place Ph.D. Oral Presenation competition.
  • Oregon State University : Department of Rangeland Resources Outstanding Doctoral Student of the Year award
  • Oregon State University : First Place Ph.D. Award for the University Graduate Student Conference Science poster competition
  • Society for Range Management, Kona, Hawaii : 1st place Oral Presentation Competition
 Courses Taught

Summer 2014
  • PWS 150: Environmental Biology Section 002
  • PWS 494R: Mentored Learning Experience Section 048, 049
  • PWS 699R: Master's Thesis Section 025
Spring 2014
  • PWS 494R: Mentored Learning Experience Section 012
  • PWS 699R: Master's Thesis Section 009
Winter 2014
  • BIO 100: Principles of Biology Section 014
  • IAS 201R: Cultural Survey Section 036
  • PWS 417: Rangeland Planning & GIS Section 001
  • PWS 494R: Plant ID / URME Team Section 023
  • PWS 598R: Adv Topics in PWS Section 009
  • PWS 699R: Master's Thesis Section 010
Fall 2013
  • BIO 100: Principles of Biology Section 003
  • PWS 512: Range Landscape Ecology & GIS Section 001
  • PWS 699R: Master's Thesis Section 010

Selected Publications
Journal Articles

Gillette G, Coates PS, Petersen SL, Romero JP. Can reliable sage-grouse lek counts be obtained using aerial infrared technology?. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management. 2013 Dec;4(2):386-394.

Hulet A, Roundy BA, Petersen SL, Jensen RR, Bunting S. Assessing the relationship between ground measurements and object-based image analysis of land cover classes in pinyon-juniper woodlands. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. 2013;79:799-808.

Madsen MD, Petersen SL, Fernelius KJ, Roundy BA, Taylor AG, Hopkins BG. Influence of soil water repellency on seedling emergence and plant survival in a burned semi-arid woodland. Arid Land Research and Management. 2012 Sep;26:236-249.

Madsen MD, Petersen SL, Roundy BA, Taylor AG, Hopkins BG. Comparison of post-fire soil water repellency amelioration strategies on bluebunch wheatgrass and cheatgrass survival. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 2012 Mar;65(2):182-188.

Boyd C, Petersen SL, Gilgert W, Rogers R, Fuhlendorf S, Larsen RT, Wolfe D, Jensen KC, Gonzales P, Dahlgren D, et al. Looking toward a brighter future for lekking grouse. Rangelands. 2011 Dec;34:1-10.

Bruce JR, Robinson WD, Petersen SL, Miller RF. Greater sage-grouse movement and habitat use during winter in Central Oregon. Western North American Naturalist. 2011 Nov;71:418-424.

Madsen MD, Zvirzden DL, Petersen SL, Roundy BA, Hopkins BG, Chandler DG. Soil water repellency within a burned piñon-juniper woodland: spatial distribution, severity, and ecohydrologic implications. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 2011 Oct;75:1543-1553. <website>

Madsen MD, Zvirzden DL, Davis BD, Petersen SL, Roundy BA. Feature extraction techniques for measuring piñon and juniper tree cover and density, and comparison with field-based surveys. Environmental Management. 2011 May;47:766-776.

Balzotti CS, Petersen SL, Terry RE, Golding C. Remote Sensing as a Tool for Tropical Ecology. Geography Compass. 2010 Jul;4(8):993-1012. <website>

Presentations

Petersen SL. Restoration of arid rangelands in Western North America. Revegetation techniques for Arid Lands. Amman Jordan. 2013 Nov.

Gooch AJ, Petersen SL, McMillan BR, Smith TS. Feral horse impacts on pronghorn use of watering holes on the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge. Society for Range Management. Oklahoma City, OK. 2013 Feb.

Petersen SL, Kitchen SG, St Clair SB. The influence of fire severity on ecological succession patterns within an aspen-conifer post-fire community. Society for Range Management. Oklahoma City, OK. 2013 Feb.

Hulet A, Roundy BA, Petersen SL. Utilizing NAIP imagery to estimate tree cover and biomass in pinyon and juniper woodlands. Society for Range Management 66th Annual Meeting. Oklahoma City, OK. 2013 Feb.

Petersen SL, Carr C, Collins G, Clark P, Johnson D, Boyd C, Davies K, Gooch A. Free-roaming horse distribution and habitat use patterns within riparian and upland areas in western North America. International Wild Equid Conference. Vienna, Austria. 2012 Sep.

Nordquist MW, Petersen SL, Robinson TF, Collins G. Stable isotope diet reconstruction of feral horses (Equus caballus) on the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada, USA. International Wild Equid Conference. Vienna, Austria. 2012 Sep.

Roundy BA, Hulet A, Petersen SL, Bunting S, Jensen RR. Assessing the relationship between remotely-sensed variables and field-based vegetation variables at multiple scales. Society for Range Management 65th Annual Meeting, 8 January-3 February 2012. Spokane, Washington. 2012 Feb.

Carr C, Petersen SL, Bristow L, Johnson DE, Collins G, Clark P. Effect of GPS Collar Sampling Interval on Measures of Free-Roaming Horse Activity and Resource Use. Society for Range Management 65th Annual Meeting, 8 January-3 February 2012. Spokane, Washington. 2012 Feb.

Landeen M, Petersen SL, Kitchen sG, Rapier LA. Estimating age of Mountain Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata ssp. vaseyana) Using Morphological Characteristics. Society for Range Management 65th Annual Meeting, 8 January-3 February 2012. Spokane, Washington. 2012 Feb.

Gooch AJ, Petersen SL, Collins G, Smith TS, McMillan BR. Feral Horse (Equus caballus) Impacts on Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) Use of Watering Holes on the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada. Society for Range Management 65th Annual Meeting, 8 January-3 February 2012. Spokane, Washington. 2012 Feb.

Nordquist MW, Petersen SL, Robinson TF. Feral Horse Diet Selection and Forage Availability. Society for Range Management 65th Annual Meeting, 8 January-3 February 2012. Spokane, Washington. 2012 Feb.

Davies K, Boyd C, Collins G, Petersen SL. Impacts of Feral Horse Use on Rangelands and Riparian Areas. Society for Range Management 65th Annual Meeting, 8 January-3 February 2012. Spokane, Washington. 2012 Feb.

Boswell A, Petersen SL, Jensen RR, Summers D, Vernon J. Rangeland Monitoring Using Remote Sensing and GIS: A Case Study of Scale and Resolution in Measuring Plant Community Structure. Society for Range Management 65th Annual Meeting, 8 January-3 February 2012. Spokane, Washington. 2012 Feb.

Petersen SL, Carr C, Collins G, Boyd C, Davies K, Gooch A. Wild Horse Habitat Use Patterns within Riparian Areas of Northwest Nevada. Society for Range Management 65th Annual Meeting, 8 January-3 February 2012. Spokane, Washington. 2012 Feb.

Carr C, Petersen SL, Johnson DE, Clark PE, Collins G. Using GPS technology to characterize free-roaming horse distribution and movement patterns in southeast Oregon. The Wildlife Society Annual conference. Wakoloa, Hawaii. 2011 Nov.

Cline N, Deboodt T, Fischer M, Petersen SL. Classification and expansion detection of western juniper using historical aerial imagery. Society for Range Management. Billings, Montana. 2011 Feb.

Landeen ML, Petersen SL, Kitchen SG, Weisberg PJ, Reeves BA, Costa KA. Estimating seed production and plant age of mountain big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata ssp. vaseyana). Society for Range Management. Billings, Montana. 2011 Feb.

Nordquist MW, Robinson TF, Petersen SL. Stable isotope diet reconstruction using tail hairs of feral horses on the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge. Society for Range Management. Billings, Montana. 2011 Feb.

hulet A, Roundy BA, Petersen SL, Bunting S, Jensen RR. Object-oriented segmentation and classification of high resolution imagery evaluating fire-carying variables of pinyon-juniper woodlands in the Great Basin. Society for Range Management 64th annual meeting. Billings, MT. 2011 Feb.

Hulet A, Roundy BA, Petersen SL, Bunting S, Jensen RR. Object-oriented segmentation and classification of high resolution imagery evaluating fire carrying fuel variables of pinyon-juniper woodlands in the Great Basin. American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 2011 .

Hulet A, Roundy BA, Petersen SL, Bunting S, Jensen RR. Characterizing pinyon-juniper woodlands using high resolution imagery. SageSTEP Land Manager Workshop. Boise, Idaho. 2011 .

Petersen SL. North American Wild Horse Habitat Use, Distribution, and Management Considerations. Wild Equid Conference. Alice Springs, Australia. 2010 Jun.

Balzotti CS, Terry RE, Petersen SL, Jensen R. Modeling the maize agriculture potential of landforms in the Sierra del Lacondon and Tikal National Parks, Guatemala. Society for American Archaeology. St. Louis. 2010 May.

Petersen SL, Miller RF, Gregg ME, Yost A. Landscape Heterogeneity for Greater Sage-grouse in Sagebrush Dominated Ecosystems. Western Shrublands Symposium. Logan, Utah. 2010 May.

Petersen SL, Collins GE, Johnson DE, Clark PE, Wilson M. Use of GPS collars to monitor free-roaming horse behavior and movement patterns. Utah Section The Wildlife Society Meeting. Moab, Utah. 2010 Mar.

Petersen SL, Collins GH, Carr CA, Johnson DE, Clark PE. Monitoring free-roaming horse distribution patterns and habitat use with GPS technology. Society for Range Management. Denver, Colorado. 2010 Feb.