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Office: 315 Terrell Hall

Office phone: (478) 445-7379

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Doug R. Oetter

Associate Professor of Geography

315 Terrell Hall


Resource Geography
Environmental Geography
Remote Sensing
Geographic Information Science
History of Science and Discovery
Environmental History
Environmental Ethics


Oetter, Doug R., Linda R. Ashkenas, Stanley V. Gregory, Paula J. Minear.  2004.  GIS methodology for characterizing historical conditions of the Willamette River flood plain, Oregon.  Transactions in GIS  8(3):367-383.

Oetter, Doug R., Warren B. Cohen, Mercedes Berterretche, Thomas K. Maiersperger, Robert E. Kennedy.  2001.  Land cover mapping in an agricultural setting using multi-seasonal Thematic Mapper data.  Remote Sensing of Environment  76(2):139-155.

Classes Taught:

Environmental Science

    ENSC 4120- Natural Hazards
    ENSC 4130- Wetland Environments
    ENSC 4400- Resource Use
    ENSC 4450- Environment and Society
    ENSC 4950- Campus Environmental Audits

    GEOG 1102- World Regional Geography
    GEOG 1112- Introduction to Weather and Climate
    GEOG 1113- Introduction to Landforms
    GEOG 3100- Introduction to Geographic Information
    GEOG 3500- Geography of Latin America
    GEOG 4080/5080- Environmental History
    GEOG 4100/5100- Advanced Geographic Information
    GEOG 4112/5112- Advanced Weather and Climate
    GEOG 4120/5120- Natural Hazards
    GEOG 4130/5130- Wetland Environments
    GEOG 4400/5400- Resource Use
    GEOG 4450/5450- Environment and Society

    HIST 4080- Environmental History
    HIST 4950- History of Discovery
    HIST 4950- History of Science

Current Projects:

Forest cover mapping in northern Quebec and southern Chile, linking landscape changes to socio-economic conditions in rural Georgia, recreational trail development to link communities in Baldwin County, creating sustainable pathways for Georgia College.

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