Earth and Ocean Sciences

Dr. Peng Gao

Assistant Professor of Geography

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Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5944
Tel: 910 962-7594; Fax: 910 962-7077
email:, Personal Webpage

GIS, Climate Extremes, Landscape Ecology

Ph.D. 2013, Geography, University of South Carolina, Columbia SC, USA
M.S. 2007, Soil Science, Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
B.S. 2004, Agriculture, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China

GGY 480/GEO 592: Spatial Programming
GGY 215: Digital Globe

Research Interests:
Dr. Gao has a broad background in the disciplines of landscape ecology, biogeography, climate extremes (heavy precipitation and flooding, wildfires, and drought), and soil sciences. He is particularly interested in the applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, spatial data mining and statistical methods to address basic and applied questions of the disciplines.