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Darrell Napton

Darrell Napton

Title

Professor Emeritus of Geography

Office Building

Wecota Hall

Office

211

Mailing Address

Wecota Hall 211
Geography-Box 0506
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Education

Ph.D. in Geography, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 1987.
M.A. in Geography, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. 1975.
B.S. in Secondary Education, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. 1973.

Awards and Honors

Ronald F. Abler Distinguished Services Honors. American Association of Geographers.
John Fraser Hart Award for Research Excellence. Rural Geography specialty group of the American Association of Geographers.
Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring. South Dakota State University

Professional Memberships

American Association of Geographers
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Geographical Society
American Geosciences Institute
American Society for Environmental History
American Institute of Biological Sciences

Work Experience

Professor. Department of Geography, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota. 1998-present.
Visiting Scientist. U.S. Geological Survey Center for Earth Resources Observation System (EROS). Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 1999-2011.
Associate Professor. Department of Geography, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota. 1992-1998.
Assistant Professor. Department of Geography and Planning, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas. 1987-1992.

Area(s) of Research

I conduct research on land transformation in the United States.

Applications of Research

My research can be applied to make better land decisions that will protect ecosystem services and promote sustainability.