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New Mexico State University
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geography

Geography Faculty

Dr. Daniel P. Dugas

Assistant Professor



Phone: 575-646-1045
Fax: 575-646-7430
Office: Breland Hall, Room 148


Ph.D., Geography, University of Oregon, Eugene, 1993.
M.S., Geology, Geography, and Anthropology, University of Oregon, Eugene, 1989.
B.S., Geology, University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, 1981.

Research Interests

Geomorphic aspects of landscape ecology; remote sensing and geographic information system study of semi-arid grassland desertification processes

Bio Sketch

Dan Dugas has been a professor in the Department of Geography at New Mexico State University since 1996. He received a B.S. in Geology from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1981; M.S. degrees in Geology, Geography, and Anthropology from the University of Oregon in 1989; and a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Oregon in 1993. Dugas has worked as a geographer, geologist, paleontologist, and geoarchaeologist. His research has focused on the geomorphic, stratigraphic, pedologic, and paleoclimatic assessment of landforms and depositional environments. He is currently researching the spatial/climatic linkages of pattern development at White Sands Dune field, and techniques of geomorphic landform mapping using satellite imagery. His teaching includes courses in the Geography of the Natural Environment, Map Use and Analysis, Aerial Photo Interpretation, Geomorphology, and Climatology.

Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught

GEOG 111G, Geography of the Natural Environment (Syllabus)
GEOG 281, Map Use and Analysis (Syllabus)
GEOG 353/553, Geomorphology (Syllabus)
GEOG 382, Aerial Photo Interpretation (Syllabus)