The GES office is open. We are now back in McEniry!! You can always email: 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. When the office is open, we ask that you stop at the door and not walk directly into the space to provide some distancing.  

GES Faculty Offices. Faculty can be reached via email to schedule a time to meet either by Zoom or in-person, depending on the faculty member’s and student’s comfort levels with covid.

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.

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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Two Graduate Students named Graduate School Fellowship Winners.

   May 16, 2022

The Geography and Earth Sciences department is delighted to announce that two of our Ph.D. in Geography students have recently been named major Graduate School Fellowship winners. Please join us in conveying hearty congratulations to Logan Twohey and Jennifer Bates.

Incoming doctoral student Logan Twohey is the 2022-2023 recipient of the ...

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Gentrification, Displacement, and Alternative Futures

   May 10, 2022

Dr. Michelle Zuñiga will be going to California at the end of the month for a book launch event at the University of California, Irvine! Congradulations Michelle!!!

Gentrification is one of the most debilitating—and least understood—issues in American cities today. Scholars and community activists adjoin in Gentrification, Displacement, and Alternative Futures to engage...

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2022 Peter Birkeland Award

   May 5, 2022

MS Earth Sciences Student Nora Vaughan was awarded the 2022 Peter Birkeland Award in Soil Geomorphology by the Geological Society of America Quaternary Geology & Geomorphology Division. This award recognizes Nora's research  "Factors controlling Holocene Piedmont Hillslope Processes"...

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Undergraduate Wins the Science, Technology, Engineering Poster Presentation Award

   April 27, 2022

Congratulations to Jasen Greco, double major in Meteorology and Earth and Environmental Sciences, for his success at the UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Research Conference. Jasen won the Science, Technology, Engineering Poster Presentation Award for his study entitled "Comparing High-Shear, Low-CAPE Supercell Weather Events in the Southeastern United States vs. The Great Plains." This work was...

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WFAE's Charlotte Talks

   April 27, 2022

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Green infrastructure helps cities with climate change. So why isn't there more of it?

   April 25, 2022

NPR article about Green infrastructure

Federal agencies are beginning to hand out billions of dollars in infrastructure spending, the largest investment ever made in the country's water system. Much of it will go to improving pipes, drains and stormwater systems. But some scientists and urban planners are pushing to fund projects that are better adapted to the changing climate.

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Thill receives First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal

   April 25, 2022

Jean-Claude Thill, Knight Distinguished Professor of Public Policy in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, is the 2022 recipient...

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Inside UNC Charlotte Feature

   April 4, 2022

Several GES Faculty are members of UNC Charlotte's Migration Research Network (MRN) recently profiled in ...

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Ph.D. in Geography Candidate recipient of the AAG's award for Best Student Paper

   March 31, 2022

Kudos to Ph.D. in Geography Candidate Sara Tornabene who is the recipient of the AAG's award for Best Student Paper for Geography & Entrepreneurship: ...

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GES Students and Faculty attend SAWC in Asheville

   March 29, 2022

In late March, multiple GES graduate students and faculty attended the Southern Appalachian Weather and Climate (SAWC) workshop in Asheville, North Carolina.  The workshop brought together a diverse group of students, academics, federal scientists, and broadcast media to share current research, share advancements in operational practice, and facilitate improved communication of weather, water...

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