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Dr. Jim Graham

Assistant Professor, Geospatial Science
Graduate Faculty

I love maps and I am very concerned with the decisions we are making in how we interact with the earth. I have combined these interests into using spatial data and software to analyze how we are impacting the earth and to model how our decisions may influence future generations.

I teach introductory to advanced GIS classes including programming and modeling. The introductory classes focus on the ArcGIS software that is popular within the United States but I also inform students of the growing body of GIS software, including my own.

For more information, please see my web site.

Contact Information
Specialty Area

Spatial analysis, habitat suitability modeling


B.S. in Computer Science and Math, California State University, Chico, California
Ph.D. in Forestry (GIS), 2006, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

Courses Taught

GSP 118 - Geospatial Programming I
GSP 270 - Introduction to GIS
GSP 370 - Intermediate GIS
GSP 470 - Advanced GIS
GSP 570 - Geospatial Modeling


Jim researches appropriate methods for applying spatial analysis to a wide variety of natural resource management issues.  He specializes in habitat suitability modeling.