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Heather Vollmer, M.Sc.

H.Vollmer homopageSecretary:

Coastal Education and Research Foundation, Inc. (CERF)

7570 N.W. 47th Avenue, Coconut Creek, Florida, U.S.A., 33073

Areas of Expertise:

  • Remote Sensing of Benthic and Coastal Habitats
  • Creation and Maintenance of Geographic Information System (GIS) Databases
  • Habitat Impact Analysis
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Geographic Data Mining and Archiving
  • Global Positioning System (GPS) Data Collection and Interpretation
  • Ecological Zonation Studies
  • GIS Training

Education and Academic Degrees:

M.Sc. (major: Environmental Studies), Florida International University, 2010

B.Sc. (major: Environmental Studies), Richard Stockton College, 2003

Professional Registrations and Certifications:

ESRI Geographic Information System Professional (GISP), Certified Florida Master Naturalist, Florida Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (FLURISA) Gold Coast Activities Coordinator, Journal of Coastal Research (JCR) Peer Reviewer, PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver Certified, PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver Certified.

Published Research Articles and Book Chapters:

Finkl, C.W.; Makowski, C., and Vollmer, H., 2014. Advanced Techniques for Mapping Biophysical Environments on Carbonate Banks Using Laser Airborne Depth Sounding (LADS) and IKONOS Satellite Imagery. In: Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C. (eds.), Remote Sensing and Modeling: Advances in Coastal and Marine Resources. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.

Finkl, C.W. and Vollmer, H., 2011. Interpretation of Bottom Types from IKONOS Satellite Images of the Southern Key West National Wildlife Refuge, Florida, USA. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 64 (Proceedings of the 11th International Coastal Symposium), Szczecin, Poland, 731-735.

Special Acknowledgements in Published Research:

Finkl, C.W. and Makowski, C., 2013. The Southeast Florida Coastal Zone (SFCZ): A Cascade of Natural, Biological, and Human-Induced Hazards. In: Finkl, C.W. (ed.), Coastal Hazards. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, pp. 3-56.

Cathcart, R.B.; Finkl, C.W., and Badescu, V., 2011. Antarctica-to-Western Australia liquid freshwater shipment using Stauber Bag: Inaugurating a Southern Ocean anti-drought action sea lane. Journal of Coastal Research, 27(6), 1005-1018.

Finkl, C.W. and Cathcart, R.B., 2011. The 'Morning Glory' Project: A Papua New Guinea-Queensland, Australia, undersea freshwater pipeline. Journal of Coastal Research, 27(4), 607-618.

Zhang, K. and Leatherman, S., 2011. Barrier Island Population along the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. Journal of Coastal Research, 27(2), 356-363.

Finkl, C.W. and Andrews, J.L., 2007. Florida Northeast Atlantic Coast Sand Search (Phase III). Boca Raton, Florida: Coastal Planning & Engineering, Inc. and Tallahassee, Florida: URS Southern, 75p.

Presentations, Posters, and Awards:

June 2013; Viewing Beach Nourishment within 3-Dimensional Interface (Vollmer and Belden, Coastal Geotools).

October 2012; Online GIS for Improved Project Management (Vollmer and Belden, South Florida GIS Expo).

October 2011; Interactive Decision Making: Providing a User Friendly Interface for Non-GIS Personnel (South Florida GIS Expo).

September 2011: Interpretation of Bottom Types from IKONOS Satellite Images (Finkl and Vollmer, 11th International Coastal Symposium (ICS), Szczecin, Poland).

October 2007; From Sand Grains to Computer Pixels: Mapping and Estimating Offshore Sand Resources in GIS (South Florida GIS Expo).

2nd Place - Most Informative Map (Burlington County, NJ GIS Day, 2011).
1st Place - Best Project Presentation (South Florida GIS Expo, 2011).


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