Dr. Hamdi A. Zurqani

Assistant Professor of Geospatial Science in Natural Resource Management and Conservation

University of Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, Arkansas Forest Resources Center, University of Arkansas at Monticello

110 University Court

University of Arkansas, Monticello, AR 71655, USA

Office: B203 – Forest Resources Complex

Phone: +1(870) 460-1248

Email: Zurqani@uamont.edu    Hzurqani@uark.edu

UADA/UAM Geospatial Science Lab

Featured Publications

These publications provide up-to-date information and helpful resources for individuals who are interested in learning about the latest advancements and practical applications of new technologies in environmental information sciences, geo-intelligence, big data analytics, and remote sensing. These publications are well-researched and comprehensive in their coverage of the topics, making them valuable guidance and essential references for those who work in the field. Many of the methodologies highlighted in these publications are currently applied to Arkansas ecosystems, such as digital soil mapping, land cover/land use change analysis and assessment, drought detection and monitoring, etc. To learn more about these projects, please visit the UADA/UAM Geospatial Science Lab website.

Educational Background

Ph.D. Forest Resources 

(Specialty: Environmental Information Sciences/ Pedology)

Clemson University 2019

M.S. Agricultural Sciences 

(Specialty: Soil and Water Sciences/ Pedology)

University of Tripoli 2010

B.S. Agricultural Sciences

(Specialty: Soil and Water Sciences)

University of Tripoli 2007

Courses Taught

University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM)

NRM3014 Intro. to GIS, GNSS & RS (Fall)

NRM3123 Remote Sensing (Fall)

NRM3113/5113 Advanced GIS (Spring)

FRS 502V (Special Topic) Advanced Geospatial Analysis and Applications (TBA)

Clemson University (CU)

FOR4340/6340 GIS for Natural Resources Lab

University of Tripoli (UOT)

SW2064 Remote Sensing and its Application

SW1113 Geographic Information Systems

SW1014 Fundamentals of Soil Science

Research Interests

Dr. Zurqani has focused his research efforts on the development and applications of new technologies in the field of environmental information sciences, geo-intelligence (advanced geo-information science and earth observation, machine and deep learning, and big data analytics), remote sensing, sUAS/drones, spatiotemporal dynamics of climate change vulnerability at regional and global scales, land cover/land use mapping/modeling and validation, change detection and assessment of landscape degradation, monitoring and evaluating sustainable land management, pedology (i.e., soil genesis and classification), and geographic information system models. 

Extension and Outreach

Dr. Zurqani strives to spread his knowledge throughout the state and the nation. His work allows interdisciplinary cooperation, data-rich analytics research, and active outreach across a range of scientific fields (agriculture, forests, and climate change) with major societal impacts. Dr. Zurqani works closely with community and business leaders, policymakers, educators, students, and members of the general public to ensure the sustainability and proper use of natural resources. 

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