Geographic Information Sciences

Faculty & Staff

Department of Geography & Geology:

Name Position Research/Interests
Dr. Joanne Halls

Professor & Graduate Program Coordinator

Director of the Spatial Analysis Lab

Coastal land use, tidal creek watershed modeling, marine GIS, ecosystem and environmental GIS, health GIS
Dr. Peng Gao

Assistant Professor

GIS, Climate Extremes, Landscape Ecology
Dr. Eman Ghoneim


Director of the Remote Sensing Research Lab

Desert, coastal and environmental remote sensing, natural hazard GIS, water resource and landscape change detection modeling
Dr. Narcisa Pricope

Associate Professor

Director of the Socio-Environmental Analysis Lab

Land change science and human-environment interactions

Department of Environmental Studies:

Name Position Research/Interests
Dr. Jeff Hill Professor & Department Chair Recreational use of coastal resources
Dr. Jamie Rotenberg Associate Professor & Graduate Program Coordinator Coodinator of the Painted Bunting observer team (BPOT) project
Dr. Devon Eulie Assistant Professor Coastal processes, hazards, and management

Department of Biology and Marine Biology:

Name Position Research/Interests
Dr. Michael Durako


Coastal botany and Florida Bay seagrasses
Dr. Ann Pabst


Marine mammalogy of Sarasota Bay dolphins
Dr. Steve Emslie Professor Mapping coastal and terrestrial birds such as the blue footed boobies of Peru and Cranes in Asia

Center for Marine Science:

Name Position Research/Interests
Dr. Michael Mallin

Research Professor

Director of the Aquatic Ecology Lab

Center for Marine Science

Water quality of the Lower Cape Fear River and New Hanover County tidal creeks program