Areas of Expertise
GIS (Geographic Information Systems) applications and training
Landscape infrastructure footprint accounting and environmental performance standards for extractive activities
Measuring and monitoring surface disturbances related to oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) activities using geospatial data and techniques
Land-use land-cover change
PhD, University of Florida
MA, Louisiana State University
BS, College of Charleston (South Carolina)
Chris W Baynard is an Assistant Professor in Geography and GIS (geographic information systems) in the Dept of Economics and Geography. He joined the Coggin College of Business in 2008, where he teaches courses in GIS and economic, cultural and physical geography. Other classes include graduate-level economic geography and GIS, as well as Intermediate GIS and Introductory remote sensing, offered as directed independent study courses.
Additionally, Professor Baynard has developed and led Study-Abroad courses focused on the wine industry in Argentina, and alternative energy and sustainability in Holland and Germany. He has also co-led Study Abroad courses to Italy (business environment), Spain, Chile and Argentina (wine industry).
Professor Baynard's research on the oil and gas industry has generated academic and industry papers and resulted in presentations at international conferences and corporate meetings.
Other research areas include the wine industry and business management.
His service contributions include: Board Member for UNF's Environmental Center; Board Fellow for the Center for Sustainable Business Practices (Coggin College of Business- CCB); UNF Research Committee; CCB Bylaws committee and CCB Technology Committee.
• Association of American Geographers (AAG)
Energy and Environment
Spatial Analysis and Modeling
• Society for Conservation GIS
• Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
• American Association of Petroleum Geologists-Division of Environmental Geosciences (DEG)
• Association of Petroleum Surveying & Geomatics (APSG)
• Petroleum Users Group- Petroleum and GIS (PUG)