David H. Holt
Associate Professor of Geography
B.S. 1995 University of Texas at Tyler
M.A. 1999 University of Arkansas
Ph.D. 2002 University of Arkansas
- GHY 104 Weather and Climate
- GHY 105 Landforms, Hydrology, and Biogeography
- GHY 315 Sources, Techniques, and Analysis in Geography
- GHY 370 Conservation of Natural Resources
- GHY 4/510 21st Century Cartography
- GHY 4/517 Geographic Information Systems
- GHY 4/522 Biogeography
- GHY 441 Contemporary Issues in Geography Seminar
Biogeography, Dendrochronology, Long-term Climate Change, Land Use, GIS
Over the years my research in climatology has melded Geographic Information Systems and Paleoclimate. I have worked with tree-ring growth studies in California, Arkansas, Virginia, and Mississippi and I currently have a tree-ring research lab on the coast campus. My academic interests include biogeography, climate change, natural resource management, field research methods and GIS.
Currently I am researching land use and recovery of the Gulf Coast post-Katrina by helping the Mississippi coastal development authorities develop a regional GIS while working with students gathering related field data. Related work has included mapping municipal cemeteries impacted by storm surge, identifying and mapping blighted properties as a relic of Hurricane Katrina, and seeking to understand the fluvial morphology and environmental management of Turkey Creek, Gulfport, Mississippi.