Dr. Mark Gathany
Dr. Mark Gathany teaches the Environmental Applications for GIS course during Summer Session II as well as the GIS component of the Land Resources course during Summer Session I at the Great Lakes Campus. Mark is Assistant Professor of Biology at Cedarville University, specializes in ecology and biogeochemistry, and teaches courses in ecology, geographic information systems (GIS), and environmental ethics.
Mark received his Ph.D. in Ecology from Colorado State University, where he became an expert in GIS technology through his research in ecosystem management and modeling on how fire and changing land use patterns affect carbon storage, nitrogen flow, and flux of greenhouse gas rates in forest ecosystems.
Mark's publications have appeared in such peer reviewed journals as Forests, Global Change Biology, and International Journal of Wildland Fire and he serves as a reviewer for international journals like Ecological Modeling, Environmental Management, and Forest Ecology and Management. He serves as the faculty representative to Au Sable Institute and as the faculty advisor for the Cedarville student organization Earthwise.