2005: M.L.S., Information & Library Science, Southern Connecticut State University
1990: Ph.D., Pharmacology, Georgetown University
1983: B.S., Biology, American University
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Areas of Interest:
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Biology, Geology, & Environmental Studies Subject Specialist
Science & Technology Education
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-Present
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.
Walton, D.P. (2015). Dynamics of Disasters, by Susan Kieffer [Book Review]. Natural Hazards Observer, Vol 39(5):26.
Walton, D.P. (2015. Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of Laki, the Volcano That Turned Eighteenth-Century Europe Dark, by Alexandra Witze and Jeff Kanipe [Book Review]. Natural Hazards Observer, 39(5):26-27.
Walton, D.P. (2015) Rocketing out of the library and putting a satellite in orbit. OLA Quarterly, Vol 14:4, pp 14-18.
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.
Walton, D. P. and M. Fosmire. (2013, September). Developing an assessment strategy. A workshop presented at the Purdue University Data Information Literacy Symposium West Lafayette, IN.
Walton, D. P. and S. Miller. (2013, July). Oregon freshwater mussel distribution: A focus on data management. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Conservation GIS, Monterey, CA.
Walton, D. P. and J. Paules. (2013, February). Science education outreach at the University of Oregon: A preliminary analysis. Presented at the annual meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Willamette University, OR.
American Libraries Association
Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
National Science Teachers Association
Northwest Science Association
Oregon Academy of Science
Society for Conservation GIS
Western Association of Map Libraries