The GES office now has limited in-person staffing. Please call or email before stopping by. We are available at: ges@uncc.edu, or call the main number, 704.687.5973. The office phone is being monitored, along with email, so the staff can answer questions and take care of regular business.

If you are reaching out by phone, for most faculty you’ll now use the main office phone 704.687.5973 rather than the individual’s phone number. Exceptions include staff, Chair, Associate Chair

As we monitor novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we are committed to supporting students, faculty and staff and ensuring that all students can fulfill their academic requirements as planned. LEARN MORE.

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.  Read more >>

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Mapping Displacement Risk in Charlotte - Providence Adu

   July 16, 2021

As Charlotte grows rapidly, concerns about gentrification and displacement have become key issues for city government to address. Tracking gentrification and displacement can be challenging, as this process of neighborhood change is slow and takes many forms across space and time. However, when analyzed with viable data sources, areas that are potentially vulnerable to gentrification and...

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Shoemaker talks the future of Charlotte's tree canopy on the "Future Charlotte" podcast

   July 16, 2021

Many Charlotteans enjoy the natural amenity provided by its prominent urban forest, so much so that we've become known as "The City of Trees." However, this lush urban tree canopy is under threat and losing hundreds of acres per year, mostly in residential areas, leaving the City hotter and more prone to flash floods. And because trees are not distributed evenly across...

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Professor Jack Scheff Comments on the Western US Heat Wave

   July 13, 2021

Geography and Earth Sciences professor Jack Scheff explained the factors that have led to record heat in the Pacific Northwest in an article titled "Why the latest Western heat wave will be so oppressive" at https://mashable.com/article/heat-wave-west-us-why-so-hot

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David Hartgen

   July 6, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. David Hartgen, Professor Emeritus. From 1989 to 2006, Hartgen was Professor of Transportation at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. While here, he established the University's interdisciplinary transportation studies center and conducted numerous studies of transportation systems throughout the nation. He...

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Department Welcomes New Faculty Members

   June 21, 2021

We have some exciting news to announce. The GES department would like to welcome Dr. Hoover, Dr. Idziorek and Dr. Zuniga to the university starting this fall. 

Dr. Fushcia-Ann Hoover is an interdisciplinary researcher specializing in environmental justice,  urban planning and green infrastructure. Her questions engage the social processes that drive...

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Ahad, Turner Receive Top Graduate Fellowships

   May 19, 2021

Dewan Mohammed Abdul Ahad, Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, and Dylan Turner, Ph.D. Geography, each have been awarded the Wayland H. Cato Jr. First-Year Doctoral Fellowship which provides $18,500 plus tuition and insurance beginning in the fall. Recipients of the Cato Award, one of 13 Graduate School donor funded fellowships, also receive tuition and health insurance benefits offered...

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Meteorology students and faculty celebrate Spring 2021

   May 5, 2021

On Sunday May 2nd, the STORM club sponsored an end of semester event for meteorology students and faculty to celebrate another great semester, to honor the graduating seniors, and to give out annual awards.  The event took place at the Alumni Pavilion on campus and of course had great weather!

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PhD in Geography Students Recently Honored with Fellowships, Awards and more!

   April 26, 2021

Recently a few of our PhD students received various awards. Please congratulate them.

Congratulations to Providence Adu on his receipt of a ...

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Ph.D. candidate working with the Hidden Valley neighborhood to establish a tutoring program

   April 26, 2021

GES Ph.D. candidate Barbara Pinson Lash is working with the Hidden Valley neighborhood to establish a tutoring program for young students. The Hidden Valley Family of Tutors program was spearheaded by PhD Candidate Barbara Pinson Lash with UNCC’s Charlotte Action Research Project (CHARP), along with Hidden Valley Residents and...

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Claire Patrick Awarded NCAUG Undergraduate Scholarship

   April 23, 2021

Undergraduate student Claire Patrick was awarded North Carolina Arc Users Group Undergraduate Scholarship. Congradulations Claire. 

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