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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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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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VISUALIZING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

   August 7, 2020

As the United States battles a drastic resurgence in coronavirus cases, a group of UNC Charlotte researchers aggregated, analyzed and visualized publicly available COVID-19 data to produce an interactive dashboard in order to better understand the rapid spread of the virus. Click below to read more.

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Brisa Urquita Hernandez, PhD in Geography Candidate interviewed by NPR's All Things Considered

   August 6, 2020

Brisa Urquita Hernandez, PhD in Geography Candidate and Director, Community Health at Atrium Health was recently interviewed by NPR's All Things Considered. Brisa's doctoral research focuses on the Latinx experience of urban restructuring in Charlotte's South Boulevard Corridor as a determinant of health and in her role with Atrium she has been a...

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2019-20 Award Winners

   July 22, 2020

Each year we honor those students that have gone above and beyond everyday course work. Due to COVID-19, we were unable to have our annual awards dinner in the spring of 2020. Because of COVID-19 we had to find ways to do many of the things we take for granted each and every day. Here are the winners of our donor, undergraduate and graduate awards for academic year 2019-20.

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Geographers’ COVID-19 Study Offers Way To Detect, Monitor Clusters

   June 4, 2020

As communities relax COVID-19 restrictions, a recent study by UNC Charlotte geographer Eric Delmelle and two of his former doctoral students could provide decision-makers with timely data about spikes in COVID-19 cases to help guide their decisions.

The research, published in the...

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Dr. Eppes and Dr. Keanini Pairing Leads To Significant Findings

   June 1, 2020

Since 2012, the somewhat unusual research pairing of a geologist and mechanical engineer at UNC Charlotte has led to some important scientific results, and has recently earned recognition of their work with a top award for interdisciplinary research and publication.

Dr. Martha Cary (Missy) Eppes, professor of Earth Sciences in the Department of Geography and Earth Science, is a field...

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NSF Grant Awarded to Assistant Professor Colleen Hammelman

   May 19, 2020

Colleen Hammelman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, was awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Grant to study population change and gentrification in urban foodscapes. Over the next five years, this research will investigate the impact of changing urban economies on landscapes created and ...

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Department Congratulates 2020 Graduates

   May 5, 2020

The department created a short video to congratulate the class of 2020. 

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STUDENTS RECOGNIZED FOR SERVICE, LEADERSHIP AND ACADEMICS

   May 4, 2020

Eleven outstanding students were recently honored at the annual University Honor and Awards Ceremony, held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Connor Wood, a Geography major with a minor in Economics, is graduate of Leadership Fellows. He served as a STAR mentor and program coordinator.  This past year, he was Royal Court chair for the...

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Paul Jung receives John Odland Award in the 2020 AAG Spatial Analysis & Modeling Paper Competition

   April 21, 2020

PhD Candidate Paul Jung received the 3rd Prize of the John Odland Award at the 2020 AAG. The John Odland Award is given to winners of the student paper competition of the Spatial Analysis & Modeling Specialty Group of AAG. The award was for Paul Jung's paper co-authored with Dr. Jun Song: "Multivariate Neighborhood Trajectory Analysis: A Proposal of the Functional Data Analysis Approach...

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