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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.  Read more >>

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UNCC professor works to translate climate research on rocks into art and understanding

   December 2, 2020

In March, multimedia artist and UNC Charlotte associate professor Marek Ranis spent 12 days in eastern California in the remote reaches of the Sierra Nevadas, deep within the boulders. He was working alongside colleague and geologist Martha Cary “Missy” Eppes on the first leg of a research project examining how climate affects the cracking and weathering of rocks.

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Masters Student Eric Webb contributes to Hurricane Iota discussion

   November 30, 2020

The record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season finished with Hurricane Iota and Masters student Eric Webb contribution to that discussion was highlighted in a Forbes article by former American Meteorological Society president and University of Georgia professor Dr Marshall Shepherd.  Congratulations to Eric for the contribution!  You can check his Twitter feed at ...

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Graduate Student wins 1st place at the 2020 NCDOT Research and Innovation Summit

   November 23, 2020

INES PhD student, Tarini Shukla, received 1st place in the 2020 NCDOT Research and Innovation Summit student poster competition.  The poster reports part of the work from NCDOT DeepHyd project "A Deep Learning-based Artificial Intelligence Approach for the Automated Classificationof Hydraulic Structures from LiDAR and Sonar Data" 

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2020 GSA Kirk Bryan Award Research Talk

   November 19, 2020

Dr. Missy Eppes gives a research talk on behalf of herself and Dr. Keanini.

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GSA In The Department

   October 26, 2020

The Geological Society of America annual meeting is happening all this week online. Several G&ES students and faculty are presenting, and two faculty are receiving National Awards! Join us in celebrating our Department's achievements within this brave new world of online meetings!

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PROGESS on Shortlist for Award

   October 1, 2020

The PROmoting Geoscience Research, Education, and SuccesS (PROGRESS) program is on the 2020 shortlist for the Nature Inspiring & Innovating Science Award in Outreach. This award recognizes programs that support girls or young women in...

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Tyrel (Tink) Moore

   September 25, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Tyrel (Tink) Moore, Professor Emeritus in Geography and Earth Sciences. A scholar of the South, Tink arrived at UNC Charlotte in 1982. It is estimated that he taught more than 20,000 undergraduates as well as a significant portion of the Charlotte region’s urban planners.  Above all, Tink was a devoted educator who loved...

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Masters Student Eric Webb's Work Cited on CBS and Yahoo News

   August 17, 2020

Tropical cyclone season is the season that Geography and Earth Sciences Masters student Eric Webb relishes. The map below that he recently created shows just how primed the Atlantic basin is for hurricanes.

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UNC Charlotte Geologist Explains Historic Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Near Sparta, NC

   August 17, 2020
NPR via WFAE (also on WUNC, KUNC, WAER and possibly other NPR affiliates)
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City Birds: Study Shows Impact of Urbanization

   August 14, 2020

The blare of horns, the staccato notes of performers on street corners, the boisterous voices of crowds of people – these city sounds had largely fallen silent in the face of COVID-19 pandemic stay-home orders.

In the quiet that settled into urban spaces, city dwellers worldwide have told stories of connecting with birds around their homes and hearing birdsongs no longer drowned out by...

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