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Office: 315 Terrell Hall

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Doug R. Oetter

Professor of Geography

315 Terrell Hall


Resource Geography
Environmental Geography
Remote Sensing
Geographic Information Science


Gregory, Stan, Dave Hulse, Melanie Bertrand, Doug Oetter. The role of remotely sensed data in citizen-driven alternative futures analyses at a regional scale. In Fluvial Remote Sensing for Science and Management, edited by Herve Piegay.  Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

Blick, Jeffrey P., Jacqueline Hope Hopkins, and Doug Oetter. 2011. The prehistoric settlement patterns of San Salvador, Bahamas. Journal of Island & Coastal Archaeology 6: 421-441.

Bachoon, Dave, Todd Nichols, Kalina Manoylov, Doug Oetter. 2009. Assessment of faecal pollution and relative algal abundances in Lakes Oconee and Sinclair, Georgia, USA. Lakes & Reservoirs: Research and Management 14: 139-149.

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.

Perry, David, Huang Jing, Andrew Youngblood, and Doug Oetter. 2004. Forest structure and fire susceptibility in volcanic landscapes of the Eastern High Cascades, Oregon. Conservation Biology 18: 913-926.

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 4400- Resource Use
    ENSC 4450- Environment and Society

    GEOG 1102- World Regional Geography
    GEOG 1112- Introduction to Weather and Climate
    GEOG 1113- Introduction to Landforms
    GEOG 3100- Introduction to Geographic Information
    GEOG 4100/5100- Advanced Geographic Information
    GEOG 4112/5112- Advanced Weather and Climate
    GEOG 4120/5120- Natural Hazards
    GEOG 4400/5400- Resource Use
    GEOG 4450/5450- Environment and Society
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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