VCU departmental affiliation:
Instructor, Center for Environmental Studies

E-mail: wshuart@vcu.edu
Contact: (804) 827-0150
Office: Room 103
Hours: By appointment

M.S. (Environmental Studies), Virginia Commonwealth University, 2003
B.S. (Environmental Studies), Virginia Commonwealth University, 1999

Courses taught at VCU:
• Environmental Remote Sensing (Co-Instructor)
• Environmental Applications of GIS
• Environmental Technology
• Short GIS professional workshops featuring ESRI software
• Guest lectures in other courses

Research interests:
• Landscapes and effects on aquatic systems
• Environmental data management--ecoinformatics
• Geographic Information System (GIS)
• Environmental remote sensing
• Spatial analysis and aquatic mapping

Recent publications/abstracts/presentations:
July 2010 – National Science Foundation – Best Practices/Informatics Education Workshop.  Served on a panel to create a 3 week summer institute course for ecoinformatics and to create best practices for the informatics field.

October 2002-2007 -    National Science Foundation funded Research Coordination Network (RCN) project, entitled the Resource Discovery Initiative for Field Stations (RDIFS). The RDIFS project aims to develop several critical databases that promote the discovery of personnel, data and information, and infrastructural resources at North American field stations.

2007 – Virginia GIS Conference – Coastal Gems Presentation

Shuart, W., and G. Garman. INteractive STream Assessment Resource. Presented at the 23rd Annual ESRI International User Conference. August 2005.

Shuart, W., G. Garman, J. Webber, and S. Love-Joy. Integrating the Virginia Conservation Lands Needs Assessment and the Interactive Stream Assessment Resource. Map Composition, presented at the 23rd Annual ESRI International User Conference. August 2004.

Shuart, W, and G. Garman. A GIS approach to creating wetlands. First Place, Best Analytical Application. presented at the 22nd Annual ESRI International User Conference. July 2003.