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:
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.
The department started a newsletter in the spring. We hope this will a biannual newsletter. Click the link to download Earth Matters - Spring 2015 Newsletter
Read more>>Earth Matters - Spring 2015 Department Newsletter
Monarchs, long missing from his Druid Hills neighborhood, are attracted to flowers planted last month as part of the Butterfly Highway, a project launched by UNC Charlotte graduate student Angelique Hjarding. The program monitors butterflies and other natural pollinators to increase biological diversity in underserved communities.
Read more>>Butterflies take flight with urban reintroduction program
Warren Pettee, who finished his Meteorology degree in May and will be continuing at UNC Charlotte in the Earth Sciences MS program in the Fall, received full travel funding to attend the 2015 Unidata User's Workshop (http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/events/2015UsersWorkshop/) in Boulder, Colorado, in June 2015. Warren has spear-headed many efforts at UNC Charlotte related to using and visualizing the massive amounts of data available for weather forecasting - see http://weather.uncc.edu for examples.
Read more>>Warren Pettee awarded funding to attend Unidata User's Workshop
Congratulations to Dr. Jean-Claude Thill who was just selected as a recipient of the Office of Disability Services 2014-15 Accessibility Excellence Award for Outstanding Faculty/Staff. This is a student nominated award and a tremendous honor.
Read more>>Dr. Jean-Claude Thill awarded the 2014-15 Accessibility Excellence Award for Outstanding Faculty/Staff