David H. Holt

Associate Professor of Geography

David H. Holt's CV

EDUCATION

B.S. 1995  University of Texas at Tyler
M.A. 1999  University of Arkansas
Ph.D. 2002  University of Arkansas

TEACHING INTERESTS

  • 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

RESEARCH INTERESTS

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.