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Anita Walz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
HH 209
(304) 696-2504
email Prof. Walz


ESRI Authorized Training Program Instructor:
Introduction to ArcGIS I (2003-2004)
Working with ArcGIS Spatial Analyst (since 2004)

Ph.D., Marine, Estuarine, and Environmental Sciences (MEES), University of Maryland, 2002. Dissertation Title: "Associations Between Maryland's Amphibians and Habitat Parameters at Local and Landscape Scales"

M.S., Bioresource Engineering, Oregon State University, 1993.
Special Studies in Oceanography, Oregon State University (1990-1991).

M.S. equivalent, Biology/Limnology, Universitaet Konstanz, Germany, 1994.

B.S. equivalent, Biology, Universitaet Konstanz, Germany, 1988.

I was hired in 2003 as the department's physical geographer.  My research interests include landscape ecology, environmental geography and issues of climate change and I am heavily dependent on Geographic Information System (GIS) and remote sensing tools.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Physical Geography (Critical Thinking course)
  • Global Environmental Issues (Critical Thinking, International course)
  • Principles of GIS
  • Intermediate GIS - Raster Analysis
  • Geographic Field Research
  • for more teaching experience see my CV


Czajkowski, K. P., S. N. Goward, T. Mulhern, S. J. Goetz, A. Walz, D. Shirey, S. Stadler, S. Prince, and R. O. Dubayah, 2004, Recovery of environmental variables from thermal remote sensing.  In: Thermal Remote Sensing in Land Surface Processes, Ed. J. Luvall and D. Quattrochi, eds., CRC Press, 11-32.

Hall, L. W. Jr., R. P. Morgan II, E. S. Perry, and A. Waltz (a.k.a. Walz), 2002.  Development of a provisional physical habitat index for Maryland freshwater streams.  Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 77, 265-291.

Czajkowski, K. P., A. Walz, S. N. Goward and D. Shirey, 2002, Thermal remote sensing of near surface water vapor, Remote Sensing of Environment, 79(2-3), 253-265.

Czajkowski, K. P., S. N. Goward, S. Stadler, and A. Walz, 2000, Thermal remote sensing of near surface environmental variables: application over the Oklahoma Mesonet, Professional Geographer, 52(2), 345-357.

For non-peer reviewed publications see my CV


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