Geography covers physical, human and regional geography.
Physical geography has a strong natural science emphasis and focuses on physical and ecological systems at or close to the earth's surface, and the interaction of these systems with people. The major substantive specializations are biogeography, climatology, GIS and remote sensing, geomorphology, and hydrology.
Human geography explores the connections between human geography and political economy, social theory, and cultural studies and pursue their substantive implications for interpreting changes in past and present landscapes. Other work focuses on the political and policy aspects of these changes. Major areas of specialization are development geography, economic geography, feminist geography, historical geography, and social and cultural geography. Work in these fields often feeds into a strong general interest in urban geography and intersects with work in environmental geography.
Regional geography focuses on the following regions: Canada, Asia and the Pacific Rim, Russia and Eastern Europe, and Latin America.
Faculty Members in Geography
|Arefin, Mohammed||Human geography; History of sciences and technology (except medicine and health care); urban geography; discard studies; urban political ecology; Environmental justice; waste; sanitation; geographical political economy|
|Baada, Jemima||intersections of gender, climate change, migration, health and development equity|
|Bakker, Karen Jessica||Political economy, political ecology, environmental studies, development studies, and resource and environmental management|
|Bergmann, Luke||Social and economic geography; Geomatics; Globalization|
|Dempsey, Jessica||wrestle with the theoretical and historical-geographical complexities of environmental politics as it shapes and is shaped by the entanglement of state, economy, science, and culture|
|Donner, Simon||Atmospheric sciences; Oceanography; Other media and communication; Climate Changes and Impacts; Climate change science; Climate policy; Coastal Ecosystems; Marine Environment; Prediction and Climatic Modeling; Science communication; Net-zero emissions policy|
|Eaton, Brett||Rivers and climate change, fish habitat, disturbances|
|Evenden, Matthew||All other social sciences, n.e.c.; Historical studies; Environmental History; Historical geography; Rivers; Water; War and environment; Hydro-electricity|
|Glassman, James Francis||Development Geography, Third World Urbanization, Economic Geography, Political Economy, Political Geography, Southeast Asia, Pacific Rim|
|Hassan, Marwan||Social and economic geography; Geological and Geomorphological Processes; Channel Stability; Fluvial geomorphology; Landscape evolution; Sediment transport; Surface hydrology|
|Hiebert, Daniel Joseph||Social and economic geography; immigration, diversity, national security; social policy; urban geography|
|Klein, Naomi||crisis and political transformation, large-scale shocks as catalysts and accelerators for broad-based social change|
|Klinkenberg, Brian||Geomatics; Biogeography; Bioinformatics; Environmental Health; Geographic Information Science; Environmental Remote Sensing; Spatial Analysis; Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and Citizen Science Initiatives|
|Knox, Sara||Atmospheric sciences; Social and economic geography; Atmosphere (Including Chemical Aspects); Biogeochemistry; climate change; Climate Changes and Impacts; Ecological and Ecophysiological Processes; Ecology; Ecosystem (Aquatic and Terrestrial); Hydrology; Micrometeorology|
|Koppes, Michele||climate change, glaciers, natural hazards, landscape change, polar regions, ice-ocean interactions|
|Kuus, Merje||transnational regulatory practices in contemporary Europe, but the empirical focus undergirds a broader interest in knowledge and power, structure and agency, in bureaucratic and policy-making settings; political identity, subject-formation, and center-periphery relations, especially in contemporary Europe|
|le Billon, Philippe||Geography, politics, africa, environmental, human geography, development, security|
|Lewis, Avi||Social and political change, Communication, Documentary filmmaking, Climate change|
|McKendry, Ian||Air pollution Climatology|
|Moore, Robert Daniel||Physical and catchment hydrology; Fresh Water; Ice and Snow; fish habitat; forest hydrology; glacier hydrology; hydroclimatology; Hydrology; snow hydrology; stream temperature|
|Narayan, Priti||Social and economic geography; urban development; South Asia; state-society relations|
|Peck, Jamie||Social and economic geography; Socio-Economic Conditions; Economic geography|
|Pratt, Geraldine||Feminist Geographies|
|Schwartz, Naomi Beth||Social and economic geography; community ecology; Ecosystem Services and Conservation Policy; Environmental Change; GIS; remote sensing; Tropical forest landscapes|
|Sundberg, Juanita||Militarization and Everyday Life in the US-Mexico Borderlands, environmental dimensions of US's border security policies in the Mexican border|
|Valadares, Desiree||Architecture; Social and economic geography; territoriality, occupation and empire in Canada and the non-contiguous US|
|Williams, Jennifer||Population ecology; Evolutionary ecology; Ecological mathematical and statistical models; Population Ecology; Ecological and evolutionary processes|
|Wyly, Elvin||Social and economic geography; Urban Spaces and Urbanity; Specialized Services (Housing, Transportation); gentrification; housing; the politics of data and quantitative methods; U.S. politics|