Mark Palmer

Mark Palmer
Associate Professor

Ph.D., Geography, University of Oklahoma
M.S., Rural Geography, University of Northern Arizona
B.S., Geography, University of Oklahoma

Research Interests: 

My work focuses upon the social aspects of geographic information systems including the uneven development of geographic information networks within institutions and their connections and disconnections within indigenous communities around the world. More specifically, I study UNESCO World Heritage nomination maps/GIS to determine what translations and network alignments work or do not work, and how to flatten out the process to allow for greater Indigenous participation.


Emphasis: Indigenous mapping and GIS, natural resources, UNESCO, World Heritage, qualitative methods, place-based approach to earth systems science.

Recent Publications: 

Representative publications:

Other Publications

  • Elmore, R.D., Palmer, M.H., Watson, M.J., and Kloesel, K. 2008. A Pipeline for Native American Students in Geoscience at the University of Oklahoma. Geoscience Diversity 2008: Status, Strategies, and Successful Models I, 2008 Joint Meeting of The Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies with the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM. Vol. 40, No. 6, p. 129.
  • Palmer, M. H., Stevenson, S., and Zaras, D. S. 2000. Student Evaluations of the Oklahoma Weather Center REU Program: 1995, 1998, and 1999. Preprints, Ninth Symposium on Education, Long Beach, Calif., American Meteorological Society, 24-27.
  • Palmer, M.H. 1998. Research Experiences for Undergraduates at the Oklahoma Weather Center: Summer 1998. Preprints, Eighth Symposium on Education, Dallas, Texas, American Meteorological Society, 42-45.