Dean Walton

Lorry I. Lokey Science & Technology Outreach Librarian
Associate Professor
Career Faculty


1983: B.S., Biology, American University 
1990: Ph.D., Pharmacology, Georgetown University 
2005: M.L.S., Information & Library Science, Southern Connecticut State University

My Blog:

Areas of Interest:

Biology, Geology, Environmental Studies 
Natural History 
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 
Science & Technology Education

Teaching/Service/Selected Publications:


Visual Communication and Technology 
Pacific Northwest, Present to Primeval: A History of Scientific Exploration 
Disastrous Inquiries – Researching Natural Disasters 
Research & the 3D Object


University Safety Advisory Committee - Chair, 2015-2017, Member 2014 - Present

Recent Publications:

Walton, D.P. (2020) The holographic landscape: 3D modeling for the HoloLens. In Makerspace and Collaborative Technologies, Edited by B. Thomsett-Scott. Rowman & Littlefield, pp 37-50

Gregory J. Retallack, James E. Martin, Adrian P. Broz, Brent H. Breithaupt, Neffra A. Matthews, and Dean P. Walton. (2018). Late Pleistocene mammoth trackway from Fossil Lake, Oregon. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 496, Pp 192-204.

Walton, D.P. (2016, July) “Getting started with programming” [book chapter], The Librarian's Introduction to Programming Languages: A LITA Guide (LITA Guides), Edited by Beth Thomsett-Scott.

Recent Presentations:

Walton, D.P. (2021, August). Space-Time Cube analysis of bird movements in the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest. Society for Conservation GIS, Internet Conference.

Walton, D.P. (2020, August). An exploration of QGIS (3.14-Pi) Temporal Controller illustrating pre-, peri-, and post-nesting bird movements in the HJA Experimental Forest. Society for Conservation GIS, Internet Conference. 

Stephens, J., Cerreta, J., Walton, D., and Sherman, P. (2020, August). Emerging tools for ornithology: Raptor habitat 3D modeling with an unmanned aircraft system (UAS): An osprey (Pandion halietus) nest case Study.  In D. Bird (Chair), Emerging Tools. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Ornithology Society and North American Ornithology Society [online].

Walton, D.P. (2020, Feb. 7) A tale of four islands: Communicating science  and conservation for places we will never likely see.  UO Media Center for Science & Technology Inaugural Confernce, University of Oregon. *Poster Winner

Walton, D.P. (2018, Nov. 16). From the ground to the Hololens. Columbia River Region ASPRS Tech Exchange. American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS).

Walton, D.P. and J. Murray (2018, August). Making to collect, observe, and learn: Activities of the DeArmond Makerspace [Poster] International Society for Academic Makerspaces, Stanford, University, Palo Alto, CA

Walton, D.P. (2018 July). Mapping the overlooked: Capturing data on less widely recognized species. Society for Conservation GIS, Monterey, CA

Walton, D.P. (April 2017) Innovation [Panel Presentation].  "What is? Life" Symposium, Universtiy of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, Portland, OR.

Walton, D.P. (2016, June). An Open Source Conservation Analysis & Plan for Rodrigues Island, Mauritius, [Poster]. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS), Pacific Grove, CA.

Walton, D.P. (2015, May 27) GIS incorporation of Structure-from-Motion (SfM) models utilizing disaster response related imagery. Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) annual meeting, Kristiansand, Norway.

Walton, D.P. (2014, July 12). Trials and tribulations of drones (UAVs) for ecological monitoring. Society for Conservation GIS, Monterey, CA

Walton, D.P. (2014, July 10). Disaster Informatics [Lecture and Exercise] 2nd Annual Western Science Library Boot Camp, Seattle, WA.

Professional Organizations:

American Libraries Association 
National Science Teachers Association 
Northwest Scientific Association 
Oregon Academy of Science 
Society for Conservation GIS

Dean Walton
Allan Price Science Commons and Research Library
Data, Access, Research, and Teaching Services
Mailing Address:
1299 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403
Subject Areas:
Environmental Studies
Geological Sciences
Marine Biology