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Elizabeth  Walton

Elizabeth Walton

Elizabeth Walton
Instructor, Geospatial Technologies, Spatial Analysis and Modeling

Contact

Office: NES 214
Phone: skype id: dr.elizabeth.walton
Email: emwalton@usf.edu

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Bio

Dr. Elizabeth Walton earned her M.S. in Geography at the University of North Carolina Greensboro specializing in geographic information systems and science (GISS) technologies and remote sensing. She used these technologies to detect habitat sites for the threatened Bog Turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii). She earned her Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina Greensboro in Geography specializing in GISS technologies including Ecological Niche Modeling as a conservation tool to identify potential habitat sites for endangered turtle species.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Geography (2009) University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • M.S. in Geography (2006) University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • B.S. Religious Studies (2003) University of North Carolina Greensboro

Professional Experience

  • 2013-present: Permanent Instructor - USF School of Geosciences
  • 2009-2013: Associate Professor – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Teaching

Dr. Walton teaches a variety of courses in the School of Geosciences including: World Regional Geography, Research Methods for Geographers, Introduction to GIS, Introduction to GIS for Non-majors, Computer Programming using Python, and Environmental Niche Modeling.

Research

Dr. Walton’s research interests include turtle population assessments and the use of geographic information science and technologies to study a variety of turtle-related topics. She uses environmental niche modeling and remote sensing to model and analyze turtle population distributions and human population impacts on those populations.

Specialty Area

GIS, Cartography, Environmental Niche Modeling and Remote Sensing

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
82814GEA 2000502World Regional Geography
3



TBA TBA

82963GIS 4043C001Geographic Information Systems
3R
T
5:00pm-6:15pm
5:00pm-6:15pm
NES 219
NES 323
93385GIS 4043C002Geographic Information Systems
3R
T
2:00pm-3:15pm
2:00pm-3:15pm
NES 219
NES 323
82968GIS 5049001GIS for Non-Majors
3R
T
2:00pm-3:15pm
2:00pm-3:15pm
NES 220
NES 323
86847GIS 5049002GIS for Non-Majors
3R
T
5:00pm-6:15pm
5:00pm-6:15pm
NES 220
NES 323