- Landscape architecture
- Geographic information systems
- Use of computer-based tools for facilitating land use planning and natural resource decision-making
- Development and evaluation of possible land futures
David Hulse is Philip H. Knight Professor and former Chair in Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon and a founding member of the University's Institute for a Sustainable Environment. His expertise is in the area of geographic information systems and the use of computer-based tools for facilitating land and water use planning and natural resource decision-making. He has worked extensively as a landscape planner in the U.S. and abroad. Current efforts include work with colleagues at the U.S.E.P.A., the National Science Foundation and Oregon State University on development of spatial decision support systems for creating and evaluating alternative land and water use futures in the Willamette River Basin and elsewhere in Oregon. Hulse is a graduate of Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, a Fulbright Scholar, and a recipient of the US Chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology’s Distinguished Landscape Practitioner Award.