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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.

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Our department at AAG

April 8, 2014

The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences has a strong contingency of graduate students and faculty presenting at this year's Association of American Geographers (AAG) Conference, April 8-12 in Tampa, Florida.  Students and faculty will present on a variety of topics, from Latino healthcare service provision, to the economic impact of high-speed rail in China, to advances in the field of CyberGIS.  Those representing the department at this year's conference, which attracts geographers from around the world and will feature more than 4500 presentations, will highlight the depa

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Danny Yonto wins first prize for poster at the UNC Charlotte Graduate Research Symposium

March 24, 2014

Danny Yonto won first prize for his poster presentation at the UNC Charlotte Graduate Research Symposium.  His poster, entered in the Social Science category, was titled "Student travel behavior: can preferences increase light rail ridership?"

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Xingjian Liu selected as the recipient of 2014 Emerging Scholar award

March 20, 2014

We are very pleased to announce that our own Xingjian Liu has been selected by the Honors Committee of Regional Development and Planning Specialty Group (RDPSG) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) as the recipient of 2014 Emerging Scholar award.   Xingjian has received this honor due to his impressive prolific and high quality research record.  The specialty groups website lists the following description: the “RDPSG Emerging Scholar Award: for early-to-mid career scholars who show potential for distinguished scholarship in development, planning and/or policy issu

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Coline Dony wins Best Master's Thesis award from TGSG of the AAG

March 17, 2014

In an email to the TGSG members... I am pleased to announce our award winners for 2014. Like last year we had a number of high- quality nominations/applications and they were difficult to distinguish. The Transportation Geography Specialty Group (TGSG) board members carefully evaluated each nomination and the following individuals are awarded in the upcoming AAG conference in Tampa, Florida:

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2014 Graduate Assistant Support Plan (GASP) Scholars' honors two from department

March 3, 2014

Geography and Urban Regional Analysis PhD students Claire Schuch and Elizabeth Morrell were honored on Tuesday, February 25th at the 2014 Graduate Assistant Support Plan (GASP) Scholars' reception for third-year doctoral students. The reception was sponsored by the Graduate School, with the support of the Charlotte Research Institute and was held at the Harris Almuni Center. Congratulations Claire and Liz!

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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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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