Master of Arts
The Department of Geography at UBC is widely acknowledged as one of the leading departments in the world in terms of its research accomplishments. The scholarly interests of faculty members and graduate students encompass a wide range of subject areas, philosophical approaches, methods of analysis, and geographical locations.
|Bakker, Karen Jessica||Political economy, political ecology, environmental studies, development studies, and resource and environmental management|
|Bergmann, Luke||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||Climate Changes and Impacts, Prediction and Climatic Modeling, Marine Environment, Climate change science, Climate policy, Science communication, Coastal Ecosystems|
|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||Geological and Geomorphological Processes, Fluvial Geomorphology, Sediment transport, Channel Stability, Landscape evolution, Surface hydrology|
|Henry, Gregory H||Biodiversity and Biocomplexity, Biogeography, Ecological and Ecophysiological Processes, Climate Changes and Impacts, Environment and Habitats, Plants, Genotype and Phenotype, tundra ecosystems, experimental climate change, plant-animal interactions, Arctic environments, vegetation change, plant traits|
|Hiebert, Daniel Joseph||immigration, diversity, national security, social policy, urban geography|
|Hunt, Sarah||Indigenous and legal geographies; women, girls, and Two-Spirit people|
|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||Ecological and Ecophysiological Processes, Ecosystem (Aquatic and Terrestrial), Climate Changes and Impacts, Atmosphere (Including Chemical Aspects), Micrometeorology, Biogeochemistry, Hydrology, Ecology, Climate Change|
|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||Fresh Water, Ice and Snow, hydrology, hydroclimatology, stream temperature, fish habitat, forest hydrology, glacier hydrology, snow hydrology|
|Peck, Jamie||Socio-Economic Conditions, Economic geography|
|Pratt, Geraldine||Feminist Geographies|
|Schwartz, Naomi Beth|
|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||Ecology and Quality of the Environment, Ecological and Ecophysiological Processes|
|Wyly, Elvin||Urban Spaces and Urbanity, Specialized Services (Housing, Transportation), gentrification, housing, the politics of data and quantitative methods, U.S. politics|
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