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

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

NRM3014 Intro. to GIS, GNSS & RS (UAM) (4-credits)

NRM3123 Remote Sensing (UAM) (3-credits)

NRM3113 Advanced GIS (UAM) (3-credits)

FRS 502V Advanced Geospatial Analysis and Applications (UAM) (3-credits)

NRM2082 Applications in Natural Resources Sampling and Monitoring (UAM) (2-credits)

FOR4340/6340 GIS for Natural Resources Lab (CU) (3-credits)

SW2064 Remote Sensing and its Application (UOT) (3-credits)

SW1113 Geographic Information Systems (UOT) (3-credits)

SW1014 Fundamentals of Soil Science (UOT) (3-credits)


Office Hours

Office Hours (subject to change): TBA.

You may reserve times to meet during the office hours in person, by phone, or online at: Office Hours Calendar

Research Interests

Dr. Zurqani has focused his research efforts on the development of applications for 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, land evaluation, pedology (i.e., soil genesis and classification), land use management/ planning, monitoring and evaluating sustainable land management, change detection of landscape degradation, 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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