Chris Poulsen

Chris Poulsen

  • Contact Information
  • My Story
  • Publications
  • Background

Contact Information

TitleGIS Manager
Address816 South Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
  • office: 402-472-8828


Office Hours

M - F 8 am to 5 pm

My Story

Chris joined the National Drought Mitigation Center in September 2008 as a geospatial analyst. His primary area of focus will be the Vegetation Drought Response Index (VegDRI), which combines satellite data with many other variables to depict drought's effect on vegetation. He brings a wealth of experience in developing GIS applications for various clients, including water-managing agencies such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Nebraska's Central Platte Natural Resources District.

Selected Publications

Bayissa, Y. A., Tadesse, T., Svoboda, M., Wardlow, B., Poulsen, C., Swigart, J., van Andel, S. J. 2018. Developing a satellite-based combined drought indicator to monitor agricultural drought: a case study for Ethiopia. GIScience & Remote Sensing. 56(5): Online
Svoboda, M.D., B.A. Fuchs, C.C. Poulsen and J.R. Nothwehr. (2015). The drought risk atlas: Enhancing decision support for drought risk management in the United States. Journal of Hydrology. 526: 274-286Online







SNR Program Areas

  • Applied Climate and Spatial Science