Faculty Profile

Sam Atkinson

Title
Professor
Department
Biological Sciences
College
College of Science

    

Education

PhD, University of Oklahoma, 1985.
Major: Engineering and Applied Science (Environmental Science)
MS, University of Oklahoma, 1982.
Major: Environmental Science
BS, Oklahoma State University, 1979.
Major: Biological Science

Current Scheduled Teaching*

BIOL 6940.728, Individual Research, Spring 2023
BIOL 4100.001, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment, Spring 2023 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

BIOL 5100.001, Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2022 SPOT
BIOL 4100.001, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 5900.728, Special Problems, Fall 2022
BIOL 6950.728, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2022
BIOL 4100.001, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 4900.728, Special Problems, Spring 2022
BIOL 6950.728, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2021
BIOL 5100.001, Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 5100.002, Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 4100.001, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Fall 2021
BIOL 6950.728, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021
BIOL 4100.001, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Spring 2021
BIOL 5900.728, Special Problems, Spring 2021
BIOL 5910.728, Special Problems, Spring 2021
BIOL 6950.728, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
BIOL 5100.001, Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2020 SPOT
BIOL 4100.001, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 6950.728, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
BIOL 5100.001, Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2019 SPOT
BIOL 4100.001, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Fall 2019
BIOL 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Summer 10W 2019
BIOL 5900.728, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2019
BIOL 1000.001, Discover Life Science, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 5900.728, Special Problems, Spring 2019
BIOL 5100.001, Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2018 SPOT
BIOL 1132.001, Environmental Science, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 4100.001, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 5900.728, Special Problems, Fall 2018
BIOL 5910.728, Special Problems, Fall 2018
BIOL 6341.001, Advanced Environmental Impact Assessment, Spring 2018 SPOT
BIOL 1000.001, Discover Life Science, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 1000.001, Discover Life Science, Fall 2017 SPOT
BIOL 5100.001, Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2017 SPOT
BIOL 1132.001, Environmental Science, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 4100.001, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 5900.728, Special Problems, Fall 2017
BIOL 6341.001, Advanced Environmental Impact Assessment, Spring 2017 SPOT
BIOL 1000.001, Discover Life Science, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 5100.001, Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2016 SPOT
BIOL 1132.001, Environmental Science, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 4100.001, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 6950.728, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2016
BIOL 6341.001, Advanced Environmental Impact Assessment, Spring 2016 SPOT
BIOL 1000.001, Discover Life Science, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 6950.728, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2016
BIOL 5900.728, Special Problems, Spring 2016
BIOL 6950.728, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2015
BIOL 5100.001, Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2015 SPOT
BIOL 1132.001, Environmental Science, Fall 2015 SPOT
BIOL 4100.001, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2015 SPOT
BIOL 5900.728, Special Problems, Fall 2015
BIOL 5920.728, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, Summer 5W2 2015
BIOL 5900.728, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2015
BIOL 6341.001, Advanced Environmental Impact Assessment, Spring 2015
BIOL 1000.001, Discover Life Science, Spring 2015 Syllabus
BIOL 6950.728, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2015
BIOL 6950.728, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2014
BIOL 5100.001, Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2014
BIOL 1132.001, Environmental Science, Fall 2014 Syllabus
BIOL 4100.001, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2014 Syllabus
BIOL 6900.728, Special Problems, Fall 2014
BIOL 5900.728, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2014
BIOL 6900.728, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2014
BIOL 6341.001, Advanced Environmental Impact Assessment, Spring 2014
BIOL 1000.001, Discover Life Science, Spring 2014 Syllabus
BIOL 6950.728, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2014
BIOL 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Spring 2014
BIOL 6950.728, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2013
BIOL 6940.728, Individual Research, Fall 2013
BIOL 4100.001, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2013
BIOL 5100.001, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2013
BIOL 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Fall 2013
BIOL 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W2 2013
BIOL 1000.001, Discover Life Science, Spring 2013
BIOL 6950.728, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2013
BIOL 6940.728, Individual Research, Spring 2013
BIOL 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Spring 2013
BIOL 6950.728, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2012
BIOL 6940.728, Individual Research, Fall 2012
BIOL 4100.001, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2012
BIOL 5100.001, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2012
BIOL 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Fall 2012
BIOL 6910.728, Special Problems, Fall 2012
BIOL 6940.728, Individual Research, Summer 5W1 2012
BIOL 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2012
BIOL 6910.728, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2012
BIOL 6910.728, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2012
BIOL 6950.728, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2012
BIOL 6940.728, Individual Research, Spring 2012
BIOL 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Spring 2012
BIOL 6320.001, Remote Sensing, Spring 2012
BIOL 6320.301, Remote Sensing, Spring 2012
BIOL 5900.728, Special Problems, Spring 2012
BIOL 6910.728, Special Problems, Spring 2012
BIOL 1132.001, Environmental Science, Fall 2011 Syllabus
BIOL 6940.728, Individual Research, Fall 2011
BIOL 4100.001, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2011 Syllabus
BIOL 5100.001, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2011
BIOL 6950.728, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2011
BIOL 6940.728, Individual Research, Summer 5W2 2011
BIOL 6900.728, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2011
BIOL 6341.001, Advanced Environmental Impact Assessment, Spring 2011
BIOL 6950.728, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2011
BIOL 6950.728, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2010
BIOL 1132.001, Environmental Science, Fall 2010
BIOL 5030.001, Foundations of Environmental Science, Fall 2010
BIOL 5030.791, Foundations of Environmental Science, Fall 2010
BIOL 6940.728, Individual Research, Fall 2010
BIOL 4100.001, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2010
BIOL 5100.001, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2010
BIOL 6910.728, Special Problems, Fall 2010
BIOL 6950.728, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2010
BIOL 6910.728, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2010
BIOL 6320.001, Remote Sensing, Spring 2010
BIOL 6320.301, Remote Sensing, Spring 2010
BIOL 4900.728, Special Problems, Spring 2010
BIOL 5900.728, Special Problems, Spring 2010
BIOL 1132.001, Environmental Science, Fall 2009
BIOL 5030.001, Foundations of Environmental Science, Fall 2009
BIOL 4100.001, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2009
BIOL 5100.001, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2009
BIOL 2900.728, Special Problems, Fall 2009
BIOL 6341.001, Advanced Environmental Impact Assessment, Spring 2009
BIOL 4930.728, Special Problems, Spring 2009
BIOL 1132.001, Environmental Science, Fall 2008
BIOL 5030.001, Foundations of Environmental Science, Fall 2008
BIOL 4100.001, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2008
BIOL 5100.001, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2008
BIOL 6320.001, Remote Sensing, Spring 2008
BIOL 1130.001, Environmental Science, Fall 2007
BIOL 4100.001, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2007
BIOL 5100.001, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2007
BIOL 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Fall 2007
BIOL 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2007
BIOL 5910.728, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2007
BIOL 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Spring 2007
BIOL 6320.001, Remote Sensing, Spring 2007
BIOL 4900.728, Special Problems, Spring 2007
BIOL 4005.008, Contemporary Topics in Biology, Fall 2006
BIOL 1130.001, Environmental Science, Fall 2006
BIOL 5100.001, Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment, Fall 2006
BIOL 5950.728, Master's Thesis, Fall 2006
BIOL 6940.728, Individual Research, Summer 5W1 2006
BIOL 5910.728, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2006
BIOL 5040.002, Contemporary Topics in Environmental Science and Ecology, Spring 2006
BIOL 1130.003, Environmental Science, Spring 2006
BIOL 5900.728, Special Problems, Spring 2006
BIOL 5910.728, Special Problems, Spring 2006
BIOL 1130.001, Environmental Science, Fall 2005
BIOL 6950.728, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2005
BIOL 4900.728, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2005
BIOL 4900.728, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2005
BIOL 5900.728, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2005
BIOL 6900.728, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2005
BIOL 5040.002, Contemporary Topics in Environmental Science and Ecology, Spring 2005
BIOL 6950.728, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2005
BIOL 4900.728, Special Problems, Spring 2005
BIOL 5900.728, Special Problems, Spring 2005
BIOL 6950.728, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2004
BIOL 1130.002, Environmental Science, Fall 2004
BIOL 5900.728, Special Problems, Fall 2004
BIOL 5910.728, Special Problems, Fall 2004

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Atkinson, S. F., Miller, G. D., Curry, D. S., Lee, S. (1986). Salt Water Intrusion: Status and Potential in the Contiguous United States. 390 pgs.. Chelsea, Michigan: Lewis Publishers.
Canter, C. W., Atkinson, S. F., Leistritz, F. L. (1985). Impact of Growth. 533 pgs.. Chelsea, Michigan: Lewis Publishers.
Book Chapter
Atkinson, S. F., Avina, A., Tiwari, C., Williamson, P., Oppong, J. (2011). Chapter 18: A Spatially Explicit Environmental Health Surveillance Framework for Tick-Borne Diseases. Geotechnologies and the Environment.
Atkinson, S. F. (1999). Chapter 13: Water Impact Assessment, in Handbook of Environmenal Impact Assessment (Petts, J., editor). 273-300. Oxford: Blackwell Science.
Atkinson, S. F. (1998). Distinguishing Between Chlorophyll-a and Suspended Solids in Lake Water using Hyperspectral Data, in Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems and Hydrology (Engman, E.T., editor).
Atkinson, S. F. (1992). Educating Environmental Scientists for the 21st Century, in After Earth Day - Continuing the Conservation Effort.
Atkinson, S. F. (1987). Ground Water Contamination from Saltwater Intrusion and Limitation on Agricultural Activities, in Ground Water Quality and Agricultural Practices (Fairchild, D. M., editor).
Conference Proceeding
Kala, A., Atkinson, S. F., Tiwari, C., Oppong, J. R., Mikler, A. R. (2014). Using Multivariate Geovisualization to Model the Relationships Between Place Vulnerability and West Nile Virus Risk. 2, 363-369. Environmental Science and Technology.
Atkinson, S. F., Mikler, A., Kala, A. (2012). West Nile Virus Disease Prediction Modeling Using GIS Techniques. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technolgy. Environmental Science and Technology.
Atkinson, S. F. (2008). Adaptive Management and Integrated Decision Making - An Emerging Tool for Cumulative Effects Management.
Atkinson, S. F. (2008). Environmental Indicators, Indices and Habitat Suitability Models.
Atkinson, S. F. (2008). Multiple Uses of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Cumulative Effects Assessment (CEA).
Atkinson, S. F. (1995). Preliminary Results in the Use of ERS-1 Imagery for Black Sea Coastal Studies.
Atkinson, S. F. (1994). An Examiniation of Ground Water Pollution Potential Through GIS Modeling.
Atkinson, S. F. (1994). Classification Methods for Separating Satellite Imagery into Discrete Landuse Classes When Class Mixing Occurs.
Atkinson, S. F. (1994). Patch Characteristics of Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Colonies: A Geographic Information Systems Approach.
Atkinson, S. F. (1992). GIS and Global Climate Change.
Atkinson, S. F. (1991). The Use of Geological Data in Unsupervised Habitat Classification with Satellite Imagery.
Atkinson, S. F. (1991). Using Geographic Information Systems to Locate Sites for Stormwater Detention Basins.
Atkinson, S. F. (1990). Spatial Analysis of Ground Water Pollution.
Atkinson, S. F. (1989). Use of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems for Predicting Sediment and Nutrient Loadings to Water Supply Reservoirs.
Atkinson, S. F. (1988). GIS Applications for Golden-cheeked Warbler Habitat Description.
Atkinson, S. F. (1988). Nonpoint Pollution Control Site Selection Planning.
Atkinson, S. F. (1988). Planning for the Control of Nonpoint Pollution.
Atkinson, S. F. (1988). Use of Remote Sensing and GIS for Watershed Management.
Doctoral Dissertation
Atkinson, S. F. (1985). Adaptation of Statistical Residual Analysis for the Use with Remotely Sensed Data to Aid in Biological Impact Assessment (PhD Dissertation).
Environmental Impact Assessment
Atkinson, S. F. (2005). Programmatic Environmental Assessment on Allowable Adjacent Landowner Activities Incorporating Ecosystem Management Practices on Federal Lands at Grapevine and Lewisville Lakes, Texas.
Atkinson, S. F. (1988). Final Environmental Impact Statement for a Proposed Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston.
Atkinson, S. F. (1987). Final Regional Environmental Impact Statement: Trinity River and Tributaries.
Journal Article
Valencia Torres, A., Tiwari, C., Atkinson, S. F. (2022). A simulation framework for evaluating strategies for sustainable nutritional security. SIGSPATIAL Special. 4 pgs.. New York, New York: Association for Computing Machinery.
Valencia Torres, A., Tiwari, C., Atkinson, S. F. (2022). Sustainable nutrition: A spatially explicit modeling approach for urban land use planning. Environmental Research Letters. 17(104055), 14 pgs.10.1088/1748-9326/ac9706. Bristol: IOPscience.
Valencia Torres, A., Tiwari, C., Atkinson, S. F. (2022). Sustaining human nutrition in an increasingly urban world. Sustainability. 14, 16 pgs.. Basel:.
Atkinson, S. F., Kala, A. K., Tiwari, C. (2022). Cascading effects of COVID-19 on population mobility and air quality: An exploration including place characteristics using geovisualization. Geospatial Health. International Society of Geospatial Health. https://www.geospatialhealth.net/index.php/gh/issue/view/40
Schad, A. N., Bellinger, B. J., Dodd, L. L., Kelly, J., Hellinghausen, K., Dick, G. O., Atkinson, S. F. (2021). Native aquatic plant establishment efforts in a high-herbivore, central Texas reservoir. Journal of Water Resource and Protection. 13, 1024-1042.
Valencia-Torres, A., Tiwari, C., Atkinson, S. F. (2021). Progress in ecosystem services research: a guide for scholars and practitioners. Ecosystem Services. 49, 32.
Kala, A. K., Atkinson, S. F., Tiwari, C. (2021). Geovisualization for insights into infectious disease risk. Research Outreach. 120, 138-141.
Pan, F., Nagaoka, L., Wolverton, S. J., Atkinson, S. F., Kohler, T. A., O'Neill II, M. (2021). A Constrained Stochastic Weather Generator for Daily Mean Air Temperature and Precipitation. Atmosphere. 12(2), 22 pgs..
Kala, A. K., Atkinson, S. F., Tiwari, C. (2020). Exploring the socio-economic and environmental components of infectious diseases using geovisualization. PeerJ. 25.
Atkinson, S. F., Lake, M. (2020). Prioritizing riparian corridors for ecosystem restoration in urbanizing watersheds. PeerJ. 24.
Kala, A. K., Tiwari, C., Mikler, A. R., Atkinson, S. F. (2017). A Comparison of Least Squares Regression and Geographically Weighted Regression Modeling of West Nile Virus Risk Based on Environmental Parameters. PeerJ. 18 pgs.
Beckham, J. L., Atkinson, S. F. (2017). An Updated Understanding of Texas Bumble Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Species Presence and Potential Distributions in Texas, USA. PeerJ. 25 pgs.
Becker, W., Kreuter, U., Atkinson, S. F., Teague, R. (2017). Whole-Ranch Unit Analysis of Multipaddock Grazing on Rangeland Sustainability in North Central Texas. Rangeland Ecology & Management. 70, 448-455.
Beckham, J., Warriner, M. D., Atkinson, S. F., Kennedy, J. H. (2016). The Persistence of Bumble Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in Northeastern Texas. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 118(4), 481-497.
Atkinson, S. F., Sarkar, S., Avina, A., Schuermann, J., Williamson, P. (2014). A Determination of the Spatial Concordance between Lyme Disease Incidence and Habitat Probability of its Primary Vector, Ixodes scapularis (Black-Legged Tick). Geospatial Health. 9(1), 203-212.
Alahmady, K., Stevens, K., Atkinson, S. F. (2013). Effects of Hydraulic Detention Time, Water Depth and Duration of Operation on Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal in a Flow-Through Duckweed Bioremediation System. Journal of Environmental Engineering.
Atkinson, S. F., Sarkar, S., Avina, A., Schuermann, J., Williamson, P. (2012). Modeling Spatial Concordance Between Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Disease Incidence and Habitat Probability of its Vector Dermacentor variabilis, (American dog tick). Geospatial Health.
Atkinson, S. F., Canter, L. (2011). Assessing Cumulative Effects of Projects Using Geographic Information Systems.
Canter, L., Atkinson, S. F. (2011). Multiple Uses of Indicators and Indices in Cumulative Effects Assessment and Management.
Baxter-Slye, J. L., Kennedy, J. H., Johnson, D. R., Atkinson, S. F., Dyer, S. D., Ciarlo, M., Stanton, K., Sanderson, H., Nielsen, A. M., Price, B. B. (2011). Relationships between benthic macroinvertebrate community structure and geospatial habitat, in-stream water chemistry, and surfactants in the effluent-dominated Trinity River, Texas, USA. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 30(5), 1127–1138. Wiley Online Library.
Canter, L., Atkinson, S. F. (2011). Special Issue on Cumulative Effects Assessment and Management.
Canter, L., Atkinson, S. F. (2010). Adaptive Management with Integrated Decision Making: An Emerging Tool for Cumulative Effects Management. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal.
Williamson, P., Billingsley, P., Teltow, G., Seals, J., Turnbough, M., Atkinson, S. F. (2010). Borrelia, Ehrlichia and Rickettsia spp. in Ticks Removed from Humans, Texas. Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Canter, L., Atkinson, S. F., Sadler, B. (2010). Introduction to a Special Issue on Cumulative Effects Assessment and Management. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal.
Atkinson, S. F., Hunter, B., English, A. (2010). Prioritizing Riparian Corridors for Water Quality Protection in Urbanizing Watersheds. Journal of Water Resource and Protection.
Becker, W., Nennich, T., Atkinson, S. F. (2010). Survivability of Bovine Derived Escherichia coli Subjected to Temperatures Typical of Summer in Texas. Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Slye, J., Kennedy, J., Johnson, D., Atkinson, S. F., Dyer, S., Ciarlo, M., Stanton, K., Sanderson, H., Nielsen, A., Price, B. (2009). Use of Watershed Factors to Predict Consumer Surfactant Toxic Units in the Upper Trinity River, Texas. Science of the Total Environment.
Atkinson, S. F. (2006). Influence of Incomplete or Unavailable Information on Environmental Impact Assessment in the USA.
Atkinson, S. F. (2006). Near Real-Time Mapping of Specific Conductivity Levels Across Lake Texoma, USA.
Atkinson, S. F. (2004). On-Road Remote Sensing of Motor Vehicle Emissions: Associations Between Exhaust Pollutant Levels and Vehicle Year.
Atkinson, S. F. (2004). Sea Lions, Fish and Jobs – A Case Study of the Interactions of Policy, Economics and Science.
Atkinson, S. F. (2001). Accuracy of Rectification Using Topographic Maps versus GPS Ground Control Points.
Atkinson, S. F. (2001). Assessing Atrazine Pollution Potential to Drinking Water Reservoir Using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System Modeling".
Atkinson, S. F. (2001). Ground Control Points for Satellite Imagery Rectification: Comparing Topographic Map versus GPS Derived Points.
Atkinson, S. F. (2000). Treatment of Biodiversity Impacts in a Sample of U.S. Environmental Impact Statements.
Atkinson, S. F. (1998). Selection of Contaminants and Receptors of Concern for Ecological Risk Assessments Using the Paired Comparison Technique (PCT).
Atkinson, S. F. (1997). A Landscape Ecological Characterization of the Ray Roberts Lake Study Area, North-Central Texas: Temporal Variations in Landscape Pattern, 1987-1992.
Atkinson, S. F. (1997). Hyperspectral Imagery on Coniferous Forest Stands.
Atkinson, S. F. (1997). Monitoring Selected Water Quality Trophic Indicators with SPOT Satellite HRV Data.
Atkinson, S. F. (1995). A Geographic Information Systems Approach to Sanitary Landfill Siting Procedures - Case Study: Denton County, Texas.
Atkinson, S. F. (1995). WWW- The Future of Communications is Here Today.
Atkinson, S. F. (1992). An Interdisciplinary Approach to Developing M.S. and Ph.D. Programs in Environmental Science.
Atkinson, S. F. (1990). A Simplified Habitat Evaluation for Use With Remote Sensing Data.
Atkinson, S. F. (1990). The Use of Geographic Information Systems for Ornothological Reserach.
Atkinson, S. F. (1988). Nonpoint Pollution and Watershed Management: A Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) Approach.
Atkinson, S. F. (1987). COE uses GIS in Flood Study. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing.
Atkinson, S. F. (1987). Environmental Audits: A Literature Review. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 8(3), 239-261.
Atkinson, S. F. (1987). Environmental Audits: Proposed Terminology. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 8(3), 187-198.
Atkinson, S. F. (1985). Habitat-Based Methods for Biological Impact Assessment.
Magazine/Trade Publication
Atkinson, S. F. (1987). COE relies on ERDAS System for '404' EIS.
Master's Thesis
Atkinson, S. F. (1982). Evaluation of a Methodology for Predicting Ground Water Pollution from Oil Gas Field Activities (MS Thesis).
Popular Press Article
Atkinson, S. F. (1988). Use of Remote Sensing and GIS for Watershed Management.
Software
Atkinson, S. F. A BASIC Scaling  Weighting Program for Pocket  and Micro Computers.
Technical Report
Schad, A. N., Bellinger, B. J., Dodd, L. L., Dick, G. O., Atkinson, S. F. (2018). Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration and Management. Vicksburg, MS: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Atkinson, S. F. (2007). Benthic Community Structure and Surfactants in the Trinity River – Final Report.
Atkinson, S. F. (2007). Technical Memorandum: Lewisville Lake Watershed Protection and Management Strategies.
Atkinson, S. F. (2004). Lake Texoma Watershed and Reservoir Modeling.
Atkinson, S. F. (2002). An Analysis of Phytoplankton Abundance, Zooplankton Abundance and Chlorophyll a Data Collected During the Water Quality Surveys of Lake Texoma, 1999-2001 with Comparisons to 1996-1997 Data.
Atkinson, S. F. (2002). Assessment of Lake Texoma Phytoplankton Production Using Community Analysis, Chlorophyll Monitoring, Chlorophyll Mapping and Measurements of Primary Productivity.
Atkinson, S. F. (2002). Environmental Conditions Online DFW Metroplex (ECOPLEX): Real Time and Near Real Time Monitoring for Public Information, Decision making and Education.
Atkinson, S. F. (2002). Time Relevant Physical Chemical Monitoring in Lake Texoma.
Atkinson, S. F. (2001). An Analysis of Phytoplankton Abundance Data Collected During the Water Quality Survey of Lake Texoma:  August 1996-September 1997.
Atkinson, S. F. (2001). Atrazine Monitoring and Modeling in Lake Lavon Watershed.
Atkinson, S. F. (2001). Atrazine Monitoring and Modeling in the Lake Lewisville Watershed.
Atkinson, S. F. (1999). A Chemical, Physical and Biological Water Quality Survey of Lake Texoma: August 1996 - September 1997.
Atkinson, S. F. (1999). Emergency and Crisis Management: A Remote Sensing Application - Final Report.
Atkinson, S. F. (1999). Post-Impoundment Study of Ray Roberts Lake, Year Ten.
Atkinson, S. F. (1998). Analysis of Potential Atrazine Application Locations in Portions of the Lake Lewisville Watershed Using Satellite Remote Sensing and GIS Modeling.
Atkinson, S. F. (1996). An Evaluation of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Provided Historical Water Quality Data From Lake Texoma: Implications for a Water Quality Monitoring Program.
Atkinson, S. F. (1995). Environmental Quality Planning.
Atkinson, S. F. (1995). Introduction to GIS for Nonpoint Source Pollution Analyses.
Atkinson, S. F. (1995). Ray Roberts Lake Post Impoundment Environmental Study Year-Six.
Atkinson, S. F. (1993). Image Processing and Geographic Information Systems Modeling of Land Use and Nonpoint Source Pollution Potential in the Upper Trinity River and Richland Chambers Lake Watersheds.
Atkinson, S. F. (1993). Image Processing and Geographic Information Systems Modeling of Land Use and Nonpoint Source Pollution Potential in the Upper Trinity River and Richland Chambers Lake Watersheds.
Atkinson, S. F. (1993). Satellite Remote Sensing to Identify Tobacco and Water Bodies in the Central Coastal Region of North Carolina.
Atkinson, S. F. (1992). Image Processing of the Anaconda Smelter Area - Final Report of the Three Year EPA/UNT Cooperative Agreement.
Atkinson, S. F. (1992). The DRASTIC Ground Water Pollution Potential of Texas.
Atkinson, S. F. (1991). Carstensz Meadow Vegetation Classification Using Landsat Satellite Imagery.
Atkinson, S. F. (1991). Satellite Analyses of Potential Habitat Types Near the City of Georgetown, Texas.
Atkinson, S. F. (1990). Characterization of Historical Eskimo Curlew Habitat in Texas.
Atkinson, S. F. (1990). Final Report: GIS Analyses of American Chrome and Chemical Ground Water Contamination.
Atkinson, S. F. (1990). Final Report: Remote Sensing for the Identification of Black-Capped Vireo Nesting Habitat.
Atkinson, S. F. (1989). Image Processing and Geographic Information System Modeling of Land Use and Nonpoint Source Pollution Potential in the Cedar Creek Reservoir Watershed.
Atkinson, S. F. (1989). Nonpoint Source Pollution Predictions for the Cedar Creek Reservoir Watershed in the Year 2010.
Atkinson, S. F. (1989). Remote Sensing and GIS for Nonpoint Source Pollution Analysis in the City of Dallas' Eastern Watershed.
Atkinson, S. F. (1989). Remote Sensing and GIS for the Austin Regional Habitat Conservation Plan.
Atkinson, S. F. (1989). Status Report: The Black-Capped Vireo on Camp Bullis, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Atkinson, S. F. (1988). Interim Status Report, Golden-Cheeked Warbler Status Review.
Atkinson, S. F. (1988). Pre-Impoundment Environmental Study of Ray Roberts Lake.
Atkinson, S. F. (1988). Remote Sensing and GIS for Nonpoint Source Pollution Analysis in the City of Dallas' Western Watersheds.
Atkinson, S. F. (1987). Revised Maximum Environmental Quality Scenario.
Atkinson, S. F. (1987). The Use of Remote Sensing for Land Use Mapping.
Atkinson, S. F. (1984). Biological Monitoring, in Environmental Monitoring Planning (Canter, L.W., editor).
Atkinson, S. F. (1984). Mitigation of Impacts on Wildlife Habitat and the Concept of Mitigation Banking.
Atkinson, S. F. Procedural Guide for Socio Economic Impact.
Atkinson, S. F. (1982). Selenium as it Relates to Drinking Water.
Atkinson, S. F. (1981). Chromium in Ground Water.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Contract
Atkinson, S. F., "Aquatic Herbicide Evaluations," Sponsored by Arcadis US Inc., Private, $8500 Funded. (20162017).
Atkinson, S. F., "Aquatic Macrophyte Restoration, Lake Austin and Town Lake," Sponsored by City of Austin, Local, $50000 Funded. (20162017).
Atkinson, S. F., "Ecosystem Management Plans for Big Springs," Sponsored by City of Dallas, Local, $48000 Funded. (20162017).
Atkinson, S. F., "Native Vegetation Restoration and Management of the Trinity Strand Trail Historical Channel of the Trinity River," Sponsored by Trinity Strand Trails, Private, $32000 Funded. (20162017).
Atkinson, S. F., "Wetland Restoration Monitoring, Camp Maxey," Sponsored by Texas Adjutant General, State, $10000 Funded. (20162017).
Atkinson, S. F., "Lemoore Lake Aquatic and Upland Vegetation Establishment, Camp Maxey, Texas," Sponsored by Texas Adjutant General, State, $10000 Funded. (20152016).
Atkinson, S. F., "Restoration of Wetlands at Camp Maxey, Texas," Sponsored by Texas Adjutant General, State, $1825 Funded. (20152016).
Atkinson, S. F., "Interagency Personnel Agreement - Research Scientist," Sponsored by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Federal, $89021 Funded. (20142016).
Atkinson, S. F., "Interagency Personnel Agreement - Research Scientist II," Sponsored by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Federal, $80338 Funded. (20142015).
Atkinson, S. F., "Native Plant Community Development for Wetlands," Sponsored by City of Grand Prairie, Local, $74000 Funded. (20142015).
Atkinson, S. F., "Native Plant Restoration of Trinity River Trails along Trinity River Cooridor," Sponsored by Trinity Commons, Private, $20000 Funded. (20142015).
Grant - Research
Atkinson, S. F. (Co-Principal), Dick, G. O. (Co-Principal), Schad, A. N. (Co-Principal), "Aquatic Macrophyte Restoration Project," Sponsored by City of Austin, Local, $150000 Funded. (January 1, 2019December 31, 2021).
Nagaoka, L. A. (Principal), Wolverton, S. J., Pan, F., Atkinson, S. F., "Modeling Crop Failure Potential in Late Pueblo Mesa Verde Villages," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $116206 Funded. (February 2015February 2020).
Atkinson, S. F. (Principal), Dick, G. O. (Co-Principal), Dodd, L. L. (Co-Principal), "Aquatic Vegetation Monitoring and Management, Lamar Lake, Lake Neff, and LeMoore Lake, Camp Maxey, Texas," Sponsored by Texas Adjutant General's Department, State, $24390.9 Funded. (August 1, 2017July 31, 2019).
Atkinson, S. F. (Principal), Dick, G. O. (Co-Principal), Dodd, L. L. (Co-Principal), "Aquatic Macrophyte Restoration Project, Lake Austin and Town Lake, Texas," Sponsored by City of Austin, Local, $702969.86 Funded. (February 1, 2005December 31, 2018).
Atkinson, S. F. (Principal), Dick, G. O. (Co-Principal), Dodd, L. L. (Co-Principal), "Ecosystem Management of Big Spring, Dallas, Texas," Sponsored by City of Dallas, Local, $48000 Funded. (November 1, 2016October 31, 2018).
Johnson, J. (Co-Principal), Atkinson, S. F. (Principal), "Assessing the current distribution and taxonomic status of Bombus sonorus (Bombus pensylvanicus sonorus) in Texas," Sponsored by Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s Wildlife Diversity Program, State, $59320 Funded. (20162017).
Atkinson, S. F. (Co-Principal), Johnson, J. (Co-Principal), "Modeling Bombus Pensylvanicus, Bombus Sonorus and Bombus Fraternus (Bumble Bees) Spatial Distributions in Texas," Sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife, State, $28000 Funded. (20152016).
Grant - Teaching
Thompson, R. (Co-Principal), Atkinson, S. F., "Environmental Science QEP," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $12000 Funded. (20082010).
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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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