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John Wyckoff, PhD

Associate Dean for Faculty and Staff Affairs, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Interim Chair of Physics
Associate Professor

E-mail: John Wyckoff
Office Location: NC 3526
Phone: 303-556-2590
Fax: 303-556-6197
Office hours: M, W 12-1 p.m. or by appointment
Areas of Expertise:
Geography-Environmental Sciences/Landscape Ecology-GIS​

Education & Degrees

PhD, Geography, University of Utah

BS, Biology, University of Utah


Dr. Wyckoff has served as the Director of the graduate program in Environmental Sciences since 2002 and as Chair of the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences between 1994 and 2000. Dr. Wyckoff has also served on many committees at UCD and is currently the Chair of the UCD DDC Faculty Assembly. His research interests are interdisciplinary in nature, combining his background in both geography and biology. In recent years his research has focused on the use of geographic information systems (GIS) for spatial modeling of wildlife habitat. This work has largely been funded by the Colorado Department of Transportation. Dr. Wyckoff's teaching has been evenly divided between systematic courses in the natural/physical sciences (e.g. Physical Geography) and technique courses (e.g. Environmental Remote Sensing); however, in his 36 years of university teaching, he has taught more than 20 different classes.

Select Publications

Wyckoff, J., Nuszdorfer, F. Johnson, L., Muller, B., Mit, A., Rozelle, J., and Hinke, M. 2010. "Habitat Suitability Indices for Imperilied, Critically Imperiled, Endangered, and Threatened Species and Species of Concern in Colorado." Colorado Department of Transportation, DTD. 110p.

Muller, B., Johnson, L., Wyckoff, J., and Nuszdorfer, F. 2008. "Areawide Coordinated Cumulative Effects Analysis-Phase I." Colorado Department of Transportation DTD Research and Innovation Branch. Rept. No. CDOT-2008-6, 120p.

Muller, Brian, Lynn Johnson, John Wyckoff and Fred Nuszdorfer. 2007. "Areawide Cumulative Effects Analysis Using GIS." Proceedings National Academy of Sciences, Transportation Research Board. 27pp in digital format.

Wyckoff, John W., Lynn E. Johnson, Fred Nuszdorfer, and Ullziisaikhan Vanchindorj. 2004. "Developing Habitat Suitability Models for the I-25 Corridor of Northern Colorado." Colorado Department of Transportation, Rept. No. CDOT -DTD-R-2004-6-Supplement-B Final Report. 66 pp.

Courses Taught

GEOG 1202: Physical Geography
GEOG 2202: Natural Hazards
GEOG 4060/5060: Remote Sensing I: Environmental Remote Sensing
GEOG 4080/5080: GIS