Sam Atkinson | Department of Biological Sciences

Sam Atkinson

Regents Professor of Environmental Science, Department of Biological Sciences, and Scholar, Advanced Environmental Research Institute
Dr. Atkinson's research interests include human-environment interactions at the ecosystem scale.

Dr. Sam Atkinson teaches classes in the following areas: environmental science, remote sensing and environmental impact assessment.


  • Doctor of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Oklahoma
  • Master of Science in environmental science, University of Oklahoma
  • Bachelor of Science in biological science, Oklahoma State University


Atkinson's specific research projects are in the following topics:

  • Observations of ecosystems from space
  • Ecosystem scale environmental systems
  • Water quality and watershed systems
  • Environmental impact assessment

Selected Publications:

The following are the most recent publications of Atkinson's:

124. Kala, A.K., Atkinson, S.F. and Tiwari, C, 2020, "Exploring the Socio-Economic and Environmental Components of Infectious Diseases Using Multivariate Geovisualization: West Nile Virus", PeerJ, DOI 10.7717/peerj.9577, 25 pgs.

123. Atkinson, S.F. and Lake, M.C., 2020, "Prioritizing Riparian Corridors for Ecosystem Restoration in Urbanizing Watersheds", PeerJ, DOI 10.7717/peerj.8174, 24 pgs.

122. Beckham, J.L. and Atkinson, S.F. 2017, "An Updated Understanding of Texas Bumble Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Species Presence and Potential Distributions in Texas, USA, PeerJ 5:e3612; DOI 10.7717/peerj.3612, 25 pgs.

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