Geography

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

Name Research Interests
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
Bakker, Karen Jessica Political economy, political ecology, environmental studies, development studies, and resource and environmental management
Barnes, Trevor Vancouver
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; Fisheries sciences; Social and economic geography; Climate Changes and Impacts; Climate change science; Climate policy; Coastal Ecosystems; Marine Environment; Prediction and Climatic Modeling; Science communication
Eaton, Brett Rivers and climate change, fish habitat, disturbances
Evenden, Matthew Environmental history and water history, with a regional specialization in Canada, particularly Alberta and British Columbia
Glassman, James Francis Development Geography, Third World Urbanization, Economic Geography, Political Economy, Political Geography, Southeast Asia, Pacific Rim
Gregory, Derek John Political Geography War in the miiddle east, bombing
Hassan, Marwan Social and economic geography; Geological and Geomorphological Processes; Channel Stability; Fluvial geomorphology; Landscape evolution; Sediment transport; Surface hydrology
Henry, Gregory H Social and economic geography; Biodiversity and Biocomplexity; biogeography; Ecological and Ecophysiological Processes; Climate Changes and Impacts; Environment and Habitats; Plants; Genotype and Phenotype; Arctic environments; experimental climate change; plant traits; plant-animal interactions; tundra ecosystems; vegetation change
Hiebert, Daniel Joseph Social and economic geography; immigration, diversity, national security; social policy; urban geography
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
McKendry, Ian Air pollution Climatology
Moore, Robert Daniel Social and economic geography; 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
Williams, Jennifer Social and economic geography; Ecology and Quality of the Environment; Ecological and Ecophysiological 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
 
 

Student & Alumni Stories in Geography

Nina Ebner

Nina Ebner

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Doctor of Philosophy in Geography (PhD)