Dr. Joanne Halls

Associate Professor

Dr. Joanne Halls received her PhD in 1996 from the University of South Carolina. In 1999, she joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina - Wilmington Department of Geography and Geology. She has maintained her focus on Geographic Information Systems and is currently an Associate Professor of Geography, Director of the Spatial Analysis Lab, and Coordinator for the Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science.

Her research focuses on the development of geospatial technology for improving spatial modeling and spatio-temporal analysis of natural resources, coastal land use development, wildlife and habitat modeling, and marine ecosystems. Her regional area of interest is the coastal zone where she collaborates with ecologists, marine scientists, and geomorphologists to develop interdisciplinary models of the landscape.

If you are interested in pursuing graduate research, feel free to send her an email with any questions you may have about opportunities here at UNCW.

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