David Holt, Ph.D.

David Holt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Geography


Gulf Park Campus

Science Building 105F and FEC 306

Phone: 228.214.3255

University of Arkansas, Geosciences: Environmental Dynamics, 2002, Ph.D.
University of Arkansas, History, 1999, M.A.
University of Texas at Tyler, History, 1995, B.S.

Teaching Interests
HON 300 Honors Research Forum
HON 301 Honors Prospectus 
GHY 370 Natural Resources and Humans 
GHY 413 Global Sustainability 
GHY 410/510 Cartography
GHY 518 GIS Spatial Analysis
GHY 516 GIS Programming
GHY 441 Senior Seminar
GHY 422 Biogeography 
GHY 104/105/L Physical Geography
GHY 101 World Regional Geography 
GHY 491, 492, 493, 494, 692, 694
Research Interests
Hurricane Recovery
Holt, David and Sumanth Yenduri. (2013) Parcel-based land use control via spatial databases. International Journal of Computing and Information Technology (IJCIT) (In press June 2013).

Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, Justin T. Maxwell, Grant L. Harley, Niki A. Garland, David H. Holt, Carl Absher, B. Jacob Beale, Mathew S. Boehm, Kristen A. de Graauw, Anna-Maria Rautio, and Alex W. Dye (2013). Dendrochronology Reveals the Construction History of an Early 19th Century Farm Settlement, Southwestern Virginia, USA. Journal of Archaeological Science. V40 (1) January, pp. 481-489. 

Holt, David and Sumanth Yenduri. (2012) Issues with unsupervised classification in spatial data. International Journal of Applied Research on Information Technology and Computing (IJARITC) V3, (3), December 2012, pp. 157-161.

Holt, David (2011) Germania and climate variability in the 3rd and 4th centuries AD: A methodological approach to dendroclimatology and human migration. Physical Geography V32 (3) May-June, pp. 241-268. 

Steven Spansel, Louise A. Perkins, Sumanth Yenduri, and David Holt: A Bayesian Network Riverine Model Study. Swarm Evolutionary and Memetic Computing (SEMCCO) (1) 2011: 452-459.

Holt, David (2011) Content analysis for Agricultural Records of the United Kingdom, AD200 to 1977: a study of frequency in human records concerning climate phenomenon. Climate of the Past Discussions 7, pp. 2555-2577.

Holt, David. (2009) The Geography of Recovery: Katrina plus 4 on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Global Horizons V3 (1) Spring, pp. 68-83. 

Holt, David. Correlative evidence for climate induced migration by the indigenous peoples of Germania, third and fourth centuries AD: preliminary findings. Dendrochronologia V. 19 (2), pp. 231-237.