Jim Graham, Ph.D.

Professor - Geospatial Science

Jim Graham, Ph.D.
(707) 826-3823
Natural Resources (NR) Building, Rm. 217

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.

Specialty Area

Research Interest Areas:

  • GIS
  • Spatial analysis
  • Habitat suitability modeling


Spatial analysis, habitat suitability modeling
Ph.D. in Forestry (GIS), 2006, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

Courses Taught

GSP 330: Mobile Mapping
GSP 510: Research Methods in GSP


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

Current Graduate Students

Name Thesis
Tambo Phrakonkham
Sean Fleming

Former Graduate Students

Name Thesis Graduation Year
Maddie McNerthney 2023
Hannah Joss 2023
Jordan Adair 2021
Lucy Corro 2021
Melissa Collin 2021
Holli Pruhsmeier 2021
Ethan Luckens 2019
Aaron Taveras 2018
Portia Saucedo 2017
Melissa Kimble 2016