Assistant Professor
Environment and Geography
253 Wallace Bldg.
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
Phone: (204) 474-6581


Academic Background

Ph.D. University of Manitoba, 2001 Botany (Ecology)


GEOG 2200 Thematic Cartography
GEOG 3730 Geographic Information Systems
GEOG 4872 Advanced Geomatics
ENVR 4000 T45 Wildlife Management
GEOG 7872 Advanced Geomatics

Research Interests

Dr. David Walker is a quantitative terrestrial ecologist that specializes in geomatics and wildlife conservation. His principal teaching commitments are in environmental mapping, geospatial technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and wildlife management. The courses he teaches have a strong experiential component in lab and field exercises and he assists in the delivery of several environmental field courses. He has research programs in the Canadian boreal forest focusing on environmental impacts of hydroelectric development on wildlife species such as caribou, and in temperate grassland landscapes focusing on invasive species, ecosystem health and wildlife conservation. He has worked on international conservation and development projects in the tropics and sub-tropics, promoting health, sustainability and environmental education. 

Recent and Significant Publications

Stander, R., D. Walker., R. Rowher, & R. Baydack. (2021, Accepted). Drone Nest Searching Applications Using a Thermal Camera. Wildlife Society Bulletin.

Uddin, M. S., Haque, C. E., Walker, D., & Choudhury, M.-U.-I. (2020). Community resilience to cyclone and storm surge disasters: Evidence from coastal communities of Bangladesh. Journal of Environmental Management, 264, 110457.

Islam, S., Haque, C. E., Hossain, S., & Walker, D. (2019). Association among ecological and behavioural attributes, dengue vector and disease control: a cross-sectional study of the city of Dhaka, Bangladesh. International Health. 

Lindgren, C. J., & Walker, D. (2017). Potential distribution of saltcedar in Prairie Canada. Physical Geography, 38: 36–50

McCance, E.C., Baydack, R.K. and Walker, D.J. (2015). Spatial and temporal analysis of factors associated with urban deer vehicle collisions. Journal of Human-Wildlife Interactions. 9:119-131.