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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NSF Funded Study Abroad Summer Program in Thailand

   November 1, 2022

Join an interactive research experience in Thailand to learn about tropical food systems while growing your skills in remote sensing data analytics and land-use science. This 8-week summer program/course is FULLY funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). It provides undergraduate and graduate students, particularly students from underrepresented groups, a unique opportunity to study the...

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Recent Graduate, Claire Patrick, Received a National Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship

   October 18, 2022

One summer morning, Claire Patrick ’22 and her mentor, urban geographer Colleen Hammelman, settled in at a Colombian bakery on Atlanta’s Buford Highway. A bell over the door chimed an alert to people’s comings-and-goings, while the aroma of oranges scented the air in the bustling, inviting neighborhood spot.

Patrick and ...

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Dr. Harry Campbell

   October 9, 2022

We are immensely sad to share that Dr. Harry Campbell passed away Saturday, Oct 8. Dr. Campbell’s wisdom, his dedication to students, his fellowship, and laugh will be missed immensely. His impacts and influences are far-reaching to all of the students he guided, in the support and friendship he provided to colleagues, to his dedication to UNC Charlotte, and to his work in applied geography...

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Urban Forestry and Environmental Injustice: Past, Present, and Future with Dr. Dexter Locke

   September 23, 2022

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Terry Shirley Named Finalist for UNC Charlotte Award for Teaching Excellence

   September 6, 2022

Terry Shirley Jr., Senior Lecturer is one of this year’s finalists for the UNC Charlotte Award for Teaching Excellence. Recipients for each award will be announced Friday, Sept. 30, at the UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.

Shirley exudes passion....

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Two GES Faculty named Gambrell Faculty Fellows

   August 22, 2022

Dr. Katherine Idziorek and Dr. Michelle Zuñiga were named Gambrell Faculty Fellows. 

As the Charlotte region reckons with both the immediate aftermath of COVID-19 and longstanding challenges such as segregation and educational inequities, the ...

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UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS PARTNER WITH GASTON COUNTY

   August 10, 2022

UNC Charlotte researchers and the Gaston County Department of Health and Human Services have created the Gaston Water Map, a website with tools that map known groundwater quality in the county. The site also provides resources on best practices households can use to...

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Javon Jackson Named NC-LSAMP scholar

   June 30, 2022

Javon (Jay) Jackson, a Senior majoring in Geology, was recently selected as a participant for the North Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance for MinorityParticipation (NC-LSAMP) Undergraduate Research Program at UNC Charlotte for Summer 2022. Jay will be working with Dr. Gang Chen and his graduate student Evan Blomquist to analyze the effect of fine-scale urban spatial patterns on air...

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GES Faculty receives NSF grant to study the impact of COVID-19 on tropical crop cultivation

   June 23, 2022

Dr. Gang Chen (PI) and Dr. Colleen Hammelman (Co-PI) received a three-year $298,292 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the lasting consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on landscape change in tropical crop cultivation.

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Stephen Lail named one of the 2022-23 Undergrad Scholars by NC Space Grant

   June 22, 2022

NC Space Grant is excited to announce the recipients of the 2022-23 Undergraduate Research Scholarships and Graduate Research Fellowships. Joining the NC Space Grant family from universities across the state, these students will be involved in research spanning different science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) studies relating to aerospace and aviation fields. These students...

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