New PhD. program in Geospatial and Environmental Analysis in CNR

The College of Natural Resources at Virginia Tech is pleased to announce a new Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Geospatial and Environmental Analysis,which began in the fall of 2006. Two students are in in the program at present. The program is interested in hearing from potential applicants to fill up to eight more positions in the program by the fall of 2008.  Geospatial research involves Geographic Information Systems (GIS), the Global Positioning System (GPS), remote sensing, and imagery analysis.  Environmental analysis in this program focuses on the complex interactions among people, nonhuman biota, and environmental conditions. This doctoral program combines cutting-edge training and research in the theory and application of geospatial science with environmental analysis to enhance research on a broad range of contemporary natural resource and environmental issues. Geospatial analysis is critical in pattern identification, modeling, and prediction. Consequently, it is essential for complex environmental research and management. This program is unique in its focus on the use of geospatial analysis for the sound management and productive use of renewable natural resources. The geospatial industry is one of the fastest growing segments of the United States economy and thus offers enormous potential for well-trained students. The increasing complexities and challenges involved in environmental management and natural resource use provide a particularly fruitful focus for geospatial research.

The program encourages potential students with MA and MS degrees with a geospatial emphasis to contact geog@vt.edu and to look at the program offerings on-line.  Students can be housed in the departments of Geography, Forestry, Fish and Wildlife Conservation, or Wood Science and Forest Products depending upon their interest areas.

CONTACT US:

GENENRAL INFORMATION:

Dana Keith
Assistant to Department Head
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Cheatham Hall, RM100, Virginia Tech
310 West Campus Drive (MC0321)
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Phone: (540) 231-5573
Fax: (540) 231-7580
Email:fishwild@vt.edu


GRADUATE PROGRAM:

Dr. Sarah Karpanty 
Graduate Program Coordinator 

Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Cheatham Hall, RM150, Virginia Tech
310 West Campus Drive (MC0321)
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Phone: (540) 231-4586
Fax: (540) 231-7580
Email: karpanty@vt.edu


UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM:

Stephanie Hart, Director
The Advising Center
CNRE
Cheatham Hall, RM138, Virginia Tech
310 West Campus Drive (MC0321)
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Phone: (540) 231-5482
http://cnre.vt.edu/students Email: cnre_students@vt.edu