Paul Bolstad at Work
|GIS Fundamentals Textbook
Currently in it's third edition, this introductory GIS text has been adopted by over 300 universities, colleges, and teaching institutions
Currently this links to somewhat out-of-date list, I hope to provide links to pdfs at some point.
Forest Resources, UMN
In a Nutshell
I'm a professor at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. I've worked here since 1995, with prior stints at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Assistant Professor), the University of Wisconsin (Ph.D., Institute of Environment), Colombia (Research Forester, Pizano, S.A.), North Carolina State University (M.Sc., Forestry), the University of Massachusetts and U.C. Berkeley (B.Sc., Forestry).
I've been called an ecosystems ecologist, a geographer, a forester, a geomaticist, and a modeler, and these descriptions are all partly true. My work spans these disciplines, and I've had the good fortune of collaborating with clever people in all these fields.
My teaching focuses on spatial data collection and analysis, primarily in a large introductory course in GIS, in various advanced courses in the science and technologies of GIS, and in the occasional course in ecosystems ecology.
My research has focused on carbon and water cycling from leaf to regional scales, mostly in forest ecosystems, and mostly in Lake States and Southern Appalachian forests.