Professional Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Michigan State University (2018)
  • Master of Science, University of Notre Dame (2010)
  • Bachelor of Science, Saint Louis University (2006)

All Publications

  • Mapping three decades of annual irrigation across the US High Plains Aquifer using Landsat and Google Earth Engine REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT Deines, J. M., Kendall, A. D., Crowley, M. A., Rapp, J., Cardille, J. A., Hyndman, D. W. 2019; 233
  • Balancing Open Science and Data Privacy in the Water Sciences WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH Zipper, S. C., Whitney, K., Deines, J. M., Befus, K. M., Bhatia, U., Albers, S. J., Beecher, J., Brelsford, C., Garcia, M., Gleeson, T., O'Donnell, F., Resnik, D., Schlager, E. 2019; 55 (7): 5202–11
  • Addressing Challenges for Mapping Irrigated Fields in Subhumid Temperate Regions by Integrating Remote Sensing and Hydroclimatic Data REMOTE SENSING Xu, T., Deines, J. M., Kendall, A. D., Basso, B., Hyndman, D. W. 2019; 11 (3)

    View details for DOI 10.3390/rs11030370

    View details for Web of Science ID 000459944400158

  • Climate-mediated hybrid zone movement revealed with genomics, museum collection, and simulation modeling PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Ryan, S. F., Deines, J. M., Scriber, J., Pfrender, M. E., Jones, S. E., Emrich, S. J., Hellmann, J. J. 2018; 115 (10): E2284–E2291


    Climate-mediated changes in hybridization will dramatically alter the genetic diversity, adaptive capacity, and evolutionary trajectory of interbreeding species. Our ability to predict the consequences of such changes will be key to future conservation and management decisions. Here we tested through simulations how recent warming (over the course of a 32-y period) is affecting the geographic extent of a climate-mediated developmental threshold implicated in maintaining a butterfly hybrid zone (Papilio glaucus and Papilio canadensis; Lepidoptera: Papilionidae). These simulations predict a 68-km shift of this hybrid zone. To empirically test this prediction, we assessed genetic and phenotypic changes using contemporary and museum collections and document a 40-km northward shift of this hybrid zone. Interactions between the two species appear relatively unchanged during hybrid zone movement. We found no change in the frequency of hybridization, and regions of the genome that experience little to no introgression moved largely in concert with the shifting hybrid zone. Model predictions based on climate scenarios predict this hybrid zone will continue to move northward, but with substantial spatial heterogeneity in the velocity (55-144 km/1 °C), shape, and contiguity of movement. Our findings suggest that the presence of nonclimatic barriers (e.g., genetic incompatibilities) and/or nonlinear responses to climatic gradients may preserve species boundaries as the species shift. Further, we show that variation in the geography of hybrid zone movement could result in evolutionary responses that differ for geographically distinct populations spanning hybrid zones, and thus have implications for the conservation and management of genetic diversity.

    View details for DOI 10.1073/pnas.1714950115

    View details for Web of Science ID 000426671900019

    View details for PubMedID 29463695

    View details for PubMedCentralID PMC5877999

  • Annual Irrigation Dynamics in the US Northern High Plains Derived from Landsat Satellite Data GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Deines, J. M., Kendall, A. D., Hyndman, D. W. 2017; 44 (18): 9350–60
  • Complex water management in modern agriculture: Trends in the water-energy-food nexus over the High Plains Aquifer SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT Smidt, S. J., Haacker, E. K., Kendall, A. D., Deines, J. M., Pei, L., Cotterman, K. A., Li, H., Liu, X., Basso, B., Hyndman, D. W. 2016; 566: 988–1001


    In modern agriculture, the interplay between complex physical, agricultural, and socioeconomic water use drivers must be fully understood to successfully manage water supplies on extended timescales. This is particularly evident across large portions of the High Plains Aquifer where groundwater levels have declined at unsustainable rates despite improvements in both the efficiency of water use and water productivity in agricultural practices. Improved technology and land use practices have not mitigated groundwater level declines, thus water management strategies must adapt accordingly or risk further resource loss. In this study, we analyze the water-energy-food nexus over the High Plains Aquifer as a framework to isolate the major drivers that have shaped the history, and will direct the future, of water use in modern agriculture. Based on this analysis, we conclude that future water management strategies can benefit from: (1) prioritizing farmer profit to encourage decision-making that aligns with strategic objectives, (2) management of water as both an input into the water-energy-food nexus and a key incentive for farmers, (3) adaptive frameworks that allow for short-term objectives within long-term goals, (4) innovative strategies that fit within restrictive political frameworks, (5) reduced production risks to aid farmer decision-making, and (6) increasing the political desire to conserve valuable water resources. This research sets the foundation to address water management as a function of complex decision-making trends linked to the water-energy-food nexus. Water management strategy recommendations are made based on the objective of balancing farmer profit and conserving water resources to ensure future agricultural production.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.05.127

    View details for Web of Science ID 000381060900094

    View details for PubMedID 27344509

  • Telecoupling in urban water systems: an examination of Beijing's imported water supply WATER INTERNATIONAL Deines, J. M., Liu, X., Liu, J. 2016; 41 (2): 251–70
  • Urban water sustainability: framework and application ECOLOGY AND SOCIETY Yang, W., Hyndman, D. W., Winkler, J. A., Vina, A., Deines, J. M., Lupi, F., Luo, L., Li, Y., Basso, B., Zheng, C., Ma, D., Li, S., Liu, X., Zheng, H., Cao, G., Meng, Q., Ouyang, Z., Liu, J. 2016; 21 (4)
  • Tradeoffs among Ecosystem Services Associated with Global Tilapia Introductions REVIEWS IN FISHERIES SCIENCE & AQUACULTURE Deines, A. M., Wittmann, M. E., Deines, J. M., Lodge, D. M. 2016; 24 (2): 178–91