Mark M. Van Steeter, Ph.D.
Western Oregon University
Associate Professor of Geography
Office: HSS 216
ph: 503-838-8855

Office hours (Spring 2014): M 2-4, T 12-1, R 12-2 or by appointment


Spring 2014 Courses

Introductory Physical Geography (Geog 105)


Study Guide (rough)



Field Geography (Geog 321)


Map Reading

GPS Reading 1

GPS Reading 2

GPS Reading 3

Stream Discharge Reading

Beach Reading

Soils Reading

Forest Field Trip Reading (Dendrochronology)

Forest Field Trip Reading (Rough Skinned Newt!)

Forest Field Trip (short ppt on dendrochronology)


Climatology (Geog 490)


Articles for Week 2

Climate Change Evidence and Causes

Tropical Pacific Ocean

A Drier Future?

Article for Week 3

Climate Change Review I

Article for Week 6

Climate Change Review II

Article for Week 7

Uncertainty in Regional Climate Modelling