University of Oregon


Lorry Lokey Science & Technology Outreach Librarian

Associate Professor

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Mailing address:
1299 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403

Subject Areas:
Biology, Environmental Studies, Geological Sciences, Neuroscience, Physics

Spanish (Basic Written)

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

Areas of Interest:

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

Teaching/Service/Selected Publications:


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

Recent Publications:

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. (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
Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
National Science Teachers Association
Northwest Scientific Association
Oregon Academy of Science
Society for Conservation GIS
Western Association of Map Libraries

University of Oregon Libraries
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F: (541) 346-3485
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