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The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is comprised of physical, natural and social scientists from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. Our mission is to create, extend and disseminate applied and theoretical scientific knowledge of the Earth’s physical, natural and human systems and their interactions through scholarly research, teaching and service.  This is accomplished through the lens of five interdisciplinary themes:

  • Global Change
  • Sustainability
  • Human Environmental Interaction
  • Hazards
  • Geospatial Perspective

While each of these thematic areas represents distinct faculty expertise, there are considerable opportunities for multidisciplinary learning and research.

The Department houses programs leading to undergraduate, undergraduate honors, and graduate degrees in the following areas: Geography, Earth Sciences, Geology and Meteorology.  Additionally the department contributes to two interdisciplinary graduate programs; Infrastructure and Environmental Systems and Public Policy.

Latest News

Funded Graduate Assistantships for Spring 2015 entry into Geography Graduate programs at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

September 15, 2014

Read more>>Funded Graduate Assistantships for Spring 2015 entry into Geography Graduate programs at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

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Congratulations to Angel Hjarding, PhD Student in Geography and Urban Regional Analysis

September 12, 2014

Congratulations to Angel Hjarding, PhD Student in Geography and Urban Regional Analysis, on receipt of a grant to participate in a NSF funded workshop and symposium at the Biodiversity Informatics Standards (TDWG), also known as the Taxonomic Databases Working Group, conference October 27-31 in Jönköping, Sweden. This is a competitive grant to pay the expenses for one doctoral student to attend the conference and present at a symposium entitled ” Citizen science: a growing approach to biodiversity monitoring”.

Read more>>Congratulations to Angel Hjarding, PhD Student in Geography and Urban Regional Analysis

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Niner Nation Weather Display

August 19, 2014

UNC Charlotte meteorology students can now showcase their weather research online and in a new campus display unit in the front lobby of the McEniry building, as a result of meteorology student Warren Pettee’s Charlotte Research Scholars summer project.

Read more>>Niner Nation Weather Display

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NSF Grant

August 19, 2014

Brian Magi and colleagues from Yale and the University of Oregon were recently notified that their project titled "Collaborative Research: Testing Hypotheses About Fire Using Data Syntheses and Fire Modeling"  was selected for funding by the NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences program.  A full abstract is at http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1436496&HistoricalAwards=false

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2014 Marvin Collins Planning Award

August 19, 2014

Janni Sorensen and former MA student Dylan McKnight were awarded a 2014 Marvin Collins Planning Award in the Graduate Student Project category for their work on the Reid Park Vision Plan and Dylan’s capstone MA project.  This annual award is given by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association and will be received at their annual conference in October.

Read more>>2014 Marvin Collins Planning Award

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Upcoming Events

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26
Dr. Alex Glass, Duke Univeristy
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
McEniry 117

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Department of Geography & Earth Sciences

UNC Charlotte

McEniry 324
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001

Phone: 704‑687‑5973
Fax: 704‑687‑5966

Department Email: ges@uncc.edu