VISTAS Pubs & Presentations

To read about the current state of VISTAS software, see About VISTAS Software.  To cite VISTAS use, please use one of the following:

T. Mutch, N. Molnar, J. B. Cushing, M. Bailey, D. Lach, C. Zanocco, G. Orr, P. Drake. 2017.From Visualization to Visual Analytics for Environmental Science. VisWeek 2017 (Paper, Poster TBA, Video), October 1-6, 2017, Phoenix, AZ.

J. B. Cushing, N. Molnar, V. Ratanasangpunth, M. Bailey, J. Bolte, A. Brookes, D. Lach, J. Mangue, B. McKane, G. Orr, Emily Platt, K. Schmal, S. Stafford, C. Thomas, P. Wingo, K. Winters, D. Witherspoon. 2014.  Visualizing Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems in 3D.  VisWeek 2014 (Paper (.pdf), Poster, Video, Video Words), November 11-18, 2014, Paris, France.

Other papers, presentations, and posters by VISTAS project team (including collaborators and VISTAS software users):

K. Winters, J Cushing, Lach, D, Haduk, E, J Walley.   2017 (in review).  State of Practice:  How Ecologists use Visualizations in Publications: Journal Survey.

J Cushing, K. Winters, Lach, D, Stafford, S., Valentine T.   (in preparation).  State of the Art:  Visualization Strategies for Environmental Science.

T. Mutch, N. Molnar, J. B. Cushing, M. Bailey, D. Lach, C. Zanocco, G. Orr, P. Drake. 2017.From Visualization to Visual Analytics for Environmental Science. VisWeek 2017 (Paper, Poster TBA, Video), October 1-6, 2017, Phoenix, AZ.

J. Mullins,S. Richardson, P. Drake.  Identifying Clouds with Convolutional Neural Networks (poster).  Lewis & Clark Summer Student Research Forum.  August 2017.  See also GitHub Code Repository.

Jonathan J. Halama, Penumbra: A Spatiotemporal Shade – Irradiance Analysis Tool with External Model Integration for Landscape Assessment, Habitat Enhancement, and Water Quality Improvement.  Ph.D. Dissertation, Oregon State University, January, 2017.   Jonathan’s thesis contains a number of VISTAS visualizations to “present stand-alone results…, which fluently renders the complex light phenomena that Penumbra simulates (Cushing et al., 2015)” (p. 11).

Zanocco, C., J.B. Cushing, M. Bailey, D. Lach, N. Molnar, T. Mutch, J. Orr, P. Drake. VISTAS:  Visualization of Terrestrial  & Aquatic Systems – Exploring data on topographically complex landscapes.  Invited presentation,  Exploring Visualization Tools for Communicating Natural Resource Management Information (Visualization Tools Forum sponsored by the USFS Region 6 Landscape Architecture and Ecology Programs and the USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station), Portland State University Visualization Studio.  April 19, 2017.

K. Winters, J.B. Cushing, D. Lach.  Designing visualization software for super-wicked problemsInformation Polity 21 (2016) 399-409. DOI 10.3233/IP-160400.

J. B. Cushing, N. Molnar, T. Mutch, M. Bailey, D. Lach, J. Bolte, J. Halama, C. Thomas, K. Winters, K. Winters, C. Zanocco, G. Orr, R. McKane, A. Brookes, S. Stafford.  Visualizing Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems in 3D – Stills, Fly-throughs and Animations of Complex Topography . Poster and Demo: H.J. Andrews LTER Annual Symposium, Corvallis OR. May, 2016.

J. B. Cushing, D. Bachelet, N. Molnar, T. Mutch, M. Bailey, D. Lach, J. Orr, K. Winters, C. Zanocco. Visualizing Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems in 3D – Learning about Climate Change on Tribal Trust Lands?  Poster and Demo: Teaching Native Cases Institute, Little Creek, WA.,  June 18-19, 2016.

Susan Stafford, Judith Cushing, Theresa Valentine. 2015.  3D Scientific Visualization (Terrain Mapping) for ecological and environmental research and outreach  LTER All Scientists Meeting (Working Group), Estes Park CO, August 30-September 3, 2015.  See Documents relating to the Working Group (Agenda, Participant Questionnaire, etc.).

Peters, D. P.C., J. B. Cushing, K. M. Havstad, C. Tweedie, O. Fuentas, N. Villanueva-Rosales. Revised from Peters (below).  Infusing the Scientific Method with Machine Learning in Ecology (paper).  Workshop on Data Systems for Interactive Analysis.  VisWeek 2015 .

Myers, James D., Judith B. Cushing, Peter Lynn, Noah Weiner, Anna Ovchinnikova, Nalini Nadkarni, Anne McIntosh. 2015.  Curating and Preserving the Big Canopy Database System: An Active Curation Approach using SEAD.  Poster: AGU, IN13A-1827, Fall, 2015.

K. Winters.  Visualization in environmental science, Ph.D. Dissertation, Oregon State University, 2015.

J.B. Cushing, K. Winters, D. Lach.  2015. “Software for Scientists facing Wicked Problems Lessons from the VISTAS Project,” 16th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, dg.o, Phoenix, AZ, May 27-30, 2015.
(Selected as a “best paper”, for submission to Information Polity – Winters 2016.)

D. Lach, J.B. Cushing.  2015.  Engaging Researchers and Decision Makers to Develop Usable Climate Information. Plenary Panel: 16th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, dg.o  Phoenix, AZ, May 27-30, 2015.

Winters K, Cushing J, Lach D.  A conceptual model for characterizing the problem domain”, Information Visualization, October, 2015.  doi: 1473871615608902 

K.A. Schmal, C. Thomas, J. Cushing, G. Orr. 2015.  Visualizing Valley Wind Flow.  SigGraph 2015.  Paper, Poster Presentation.

J. B. Cushing, N. Molnar, V. Ratanasangpunth, M. Bailey, J. Bolte, A. Brookes, D. Lach, J. Mangue, B. McKane, G. Orr, Emily Platt, K. Schmal, S. Stafford, C. Thomas, P. Wingo, K. Winters, D. Witherspoon. 2014.  Visualizing Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems in 3D.  VisWeek 2014 (Paper (.pdf), Poster, Video, Video Words), November 11-18, 2014, Paris, France.

Winters, K., Lach, D., Cushing, J. 2014. Considerations for Characterizing Domain Problems, BELIV ’14, IEEE VisWeek, Nov.10 2014, Paris, France.  Presentation Notes.
(Selected for Special Issue of Information Visualization – see Winters 2015.)

Peters, Debra P. C., K. M. Havstad, J. Cushing, C. Tweedie, O. Fuentas, N. Villanueva-Rosales. 2014.  Harnessing the power of big data: infusing the scientific method with machine learning to transform ecology, ESA Ecosphere, 5 June 2014.

Witherspoon, Dani (Evergreen Undergraduate).  2014.  Where is the Toad?  Submitted to Creative Geography.

Peterson, Fox, E. Hayduk, J.B. Cushing.  2013.  Cataloging and Visualizing Complex Forest Stands Using LiDAR Data.  Poster and Presentation,  NW Scientific Association Annual Conference, Portland OR, March 2013.

Winters, K. 2013. “The VISTAS Project: Creating Tools for Visualizing Big Data.”   Oral presentation, International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM), Estes Park, CO.

Judith B. Cushing, E. Hayduk, J. Walley, K. Winters, D. Lach, M. Bailey, S. G. Stafford, Christoph Thomas. 2012. Which Visualizations Work, for What Purpose, for Whom?  Evaluating Visualizations of Terrestrial and Aquatic SystemsBELIV ’12 (VisWeek October 14 – 15, 2012, Seattle, WA, USA).
(
Selected for Proceedings of the 2012 BELIV Workshop: Beyond Time and Errors – Novel Evaluation Methods for Visualization ACM.doi>10.1145/2442576.2442579 )

J. Cushing, E. Hayduk, J. Walley, L. Zeman, K. Winters, M. Bailey,  J. Bolte, B. Bond, D. Lach, C. Thomas, S. G. Stafford, and N. Stevenson-Molnar. 2012. (IN?)Extricable Links between Data and Visualization. SSDBM June 2012, 613-617.

Winters K. (2012). Mental model interviewing. Oral presentation, Social Coasts Forum, Charleston, SC.

Haduk, E, J Walley, J Cushing, K. Winters, M Rao.   2012 How Ecologists “Visualize” Research Results in Publications:VISTAS Project Ecology Journal Survey, Poster, Ecological Society of American Annual Conference, Portland OR, 2012.

 

Cushing, J.B. et al: What you see is what you get? Data Visualization Options for Environmental Scientists (poster).  Ecological Informatics Management Conference (2011).

Judy Cushing.  2011. VISTAS Overview, Evergreen Faculty Symposium, September 2011.