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Dr. Sam  Atkinson
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Dr. Sam Atkinson
Regents Professor-Biological Sciences, Director-Institute of Applied Science
Contact address   1704 W. Mulberry, Denton, TX 76203     Office LocationEnvironmental Science Bldg., Room No.: 215 
Email  atkinson@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 565-2694    Fax No: (940) 565-4297    Institute of Applied Science Institute of Applied Science   Sam Atkinson Sam Atkinson   Most up-to-date and preferred CVMost up-to-date and preferred CV   
Keywords environmental science, natural resources, water quality, ecosystem modeling   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership -Permanent   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
PhD Engineering and Applied Science (Environmental Science) University of Oklahoma 1985
MS Environmental Science University of Oklahoma 1982
BS Biological Science Oklahoma State University 1979
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Fall 2015BIOL4100001Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment  
Fall 2015BIOL1132001Environmental Science  
Spring 2015BIOL6341001Advanced Impact Assessment  
Spring 2015BIOL1000001Discover Life Science Download Syllabus
Fall 2014BIOL4100001Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment Download Syllabus
Fall 2014BIOL1132001Environmental Science Download Syllabus
Spring 2014BIOL1000001Discover Life Science Download Syllabus
Fall 2013BIOL4100001Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment  
Spring 2013BIOL1000001Discover Life Science  
Fall 2012BIOL4100001Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment  
Fall 2012BIOL1132001Environmental Science  
Spring 2010BIOL6320001Remote Sensing28 
Fall 2011BIOL5100001Environmental Impact Assessment66 
Fall 2011BIOL4100001Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment33Download Syllabus
Fall 2011BIOL1132001Environmental Science681Download Syllabus
Fall 2010BIOL5100001Environmental Impact Assessment66 
Fall 2010BIOL5030791Foundations of Environmental Science1 
Fall 2010BIOL5030001Foundations of Environmental Science17 
Fall 2010BIOL4100001Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment15 
Fall 2010BIOL1132001Environmental Science678 
Fall 2009BIOL5100001Environmental Impact Assessment66 
Fall 2009BIOL5030001Foundations of Environmental Science21 
Fall 2009BIOL4100001Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment27 
Fall 2009BIOL1132001Environmental Science672 
toggle toggle  Research and Expertise
water quality, satellite remote sensing, GIS modeling
Sam Atkinson, PhD
Dr. Atkinson’s research interests revolve around understanding the capabilities and limitations of current and future satellite remote sensing systems, coupled with geographic information systems modeling, to examine regional scale environmental questions. He was named UNT’s Decker Scholar in 1997 for outstanding research in science and technology and Toulouse Scholar in 2008 for outstanding teaching and scholarly/creative achievements of the university's graduate faculty. He has authored or coauthored more than one-hundred scientific papers, technical reports, books, and book chapters. He research program has been funded by entities such as the Health Resources and Services Administration, NASA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Trinity River Authority, the Perot Group and others (more than $7.3 million). He has presented results of his research at over ninety scientific meetings around the world.
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2010-PresentRegents ProfessorBiological SciencesCollege of Arts and SciencesUNT
2007-PresentDirectorInstitute of Applied ScienceCollege of Arts and SciencesUNT
2006-PresentAssociate ChairBiological SciencesCollege of Arts and SciencesUNT
1986-2010Assistant, Associate, Full ProfessorBiological SciencesCollege of Arts and SciencesUNT
2002-2004Professor and ChairEnvironmental and Occupational HealthSchool of Public HealthUNT Health Science Center
toggle toggle Publications
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Effects of Hydraulic Detention Time, Water Depth and Duration of Operation on Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal in a Flow-Through Duckweed Bioremediation Syste m
Alahmady, K., Stevens, K.J., and Atkinson, S.F.
Journal of Environmental Engineering
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Modeling Spatial Concordance Between Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Disease Incidence and Habitat Probability of its Vector Dermacentor variabilis, (American dog tick)
Atkinson, S.F., Sarkar, S., Avina, A., Schuermann, J.A. and, Williamson, P.C.
Geospatial Health
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
West Nile Virus Disease Prediction Modeling Using GIS Techniques
Atkinson, S.F., Mikler, A., and Kala, A.K.
Environmental Science and Technology 2012
Abstracts and Proceedings
Chapter 18: A Spatially Explicit Environmental Health Surveillance Framework for Tick-Borne Diseases
Avina, A., Tiwari, C., Williamson, P.C., Oppong, J. and Atkinson, S.F.
Geotechnologies and the Environment
Book chapters
Special Issue on Cumulative Effects Assessment and Management
Canter, L.W. and Atkinson, S.F.
Environmental Impact Assessment Review
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
toggle toggle Editorships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
Present-Journal of Water Resources and ProtectionEditor 
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  Presentations/Projects per page   
Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
1981 Present Please see full curriculum vitae | Sam Atkinson curriculum vitae
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