Fairbanks Office

Dorte Dissing, Ph.D.

GIS Specialist

Dorte Dissing, Ph.D.

  • GIS

  • Environmental analysis

  • Cartography (report maps, posters, and presentations)

  • Air photo rectification

  • Coastal erosion and watershed delineation


Dorte Dissing has 18 years of experience using GIS. As a physical geographer, Dorte enjoys working on a variety of projects from report maps to spatial analysis. She has worked on several projects using the Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS), Anadromous waters catalog, DEMs, and the Alaska NHD, and performing watershed delineations. She received her Ph.D. in climatology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Select Publications
  • Jorgenson, M. Torre, Gerald V. Frost, and Dorte Dissing. 2018. Drivers of landscape changes in coastal ecosystems on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska. Remote Sensing 10 (8): 1280. doi.org/10.3390/rs10081280

  • Dissing, D., and Verbyla, D. L. 2003. Spatial patterns of lightning strikes in interior Alaska and their relations to elevation and vegetation. Canadian Journal of Forest Research (33): 770–782.