Global Change · Local Impact

Aloha and welcome to the Department of Geography at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa! Geography is a diverse discipline that is united by its focus on global change and local impacts on humans and the environment. The department was founded in 1932 and is consistently ranked among the top programs in the US. The faculty has expertise across the breadth of the discipline in environmental geography, human geography, and geographic technologies, often with a focus on Asia and the Pacific. Our BA, MA, and PhD students research topics such as environmental change, sustainability, and globalization and have gone on to careers in academia, government service, NGOs, and in the private sector.

The infrastructure of an epidemic on "Methadone Mile" https://t.co/9NkGMntRaV

The infrastructure of an epidemic on "Methadone Mile" https://t.co/9NkGMntRaV

Heʻeia Rising: NOAA designates Heʻeia ahupuaʻa as a National Estuarine Research Reserve--one of only 29! More here: https://t.co/rq6w1SIEOz

Heʻeia Rising: NOAA designates Heʻeia ahupuaʻa as a National Estuarine Research Reserve--one of only 29! More here:  https://t.co/rq6w1SIEOz

@ProjectDrawdown's #climate solution reduces methane from cattle by 99% by raising them on seaweed. #GECJekyll17

Seaweed shown to reduce 99% methane from cattle

Welcome for Canadian and Australian studies that also show healthier, more fertile cattle

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Don’t flush your goldfish, scientists warn: https://t.co/vk98heHjXu

Don’t flush your goldfish, scientists warn: https://t.co/vk98heHjXu

UH Geography Prof Mary Mostafanezhad published an article on celebrity humanitarianism in @pol_geog_jl @GeogProfMary https://t.co/WJySZC1t77

UH Geography Prof Mary Mostafanezhad published an article on celebrity humanitarianism in @pol_geog_jl @GeogProfMary https://t.co/WJySZC1t77

Are we not all human?

Are we not all human?

Migrants arriving in Romania after crossing Black Sea as traffickers look for new route https://t.co/blQ96cx9KQ #migrantcrisis

Migrants arriving in Romania after crossing Black Sea as traffickers look for new route https://t.co/blQ96cx9KQ #migrantcrisis

“The situation [in #Myanmar] seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” - UN’s human rights chief https://t.co/qrFMKeAg8K

“The situation [in #Myanmar] seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” - UN’s human rights chief https://t.co/qrFMKeAg8K

The USDA is facing a lawsuit over its wildlife killings. Activists (that’s us) say the agency has gone too far.

The USDA Is Being Sued for Killing MILLIONS of Animals

Activists say the agency has gone too far.

www.teenvogue.com

The Qatar blockade is into a fourth month. What does it teach us about the future of food security? https://t.co/ksUQ37BTj3

The Qatar blockade is into a fourth month. What does it teach us about the future of food security? https://t.co/ksUQ37BTj3

Planting trees and shrubs next to rivers can reduce the amount of pollution that enters the water system by as much as 90%. 🌳💧 Cushman, 1997

Planting trees and shrubs next to rivers can reduce the amount of pollution that enters the water system by as much as 90%. 🌳💧 Cushman, 1997

The conflict in Syria has focused attention on the ‘war crime’ of inflicting damage to significant cultural property https://t.co/xdSsn71bfx

The conflict in Syria has focused attention on the ‘war crime’ of inflicting damage to significant cultural property https://t.co/xdSsn71bfx

Sadly this famous quote couldn't be any more relevant. TAKE ACTION to defend America's Wilderness and #PublicLands: https://t.co/niBJI2QJxq

Sadly this famous quote couldn't be any more relevant. TAKE ACTION to defend America's Wilderness and #PublicLands:  https://t.co/niBJI2QJxq

“Trying to stop slavery at the point of destroying boats in the middle of the #Med doesn’t actually help people,”

Libya's migration crisis is about more than just security

Is zero migrant deaths in the Mediterranean as good a stat as it looks?

www.irinnews.org

Last chance to apply to the #2017IMW in #Winnipeg! Apply now: https://t.co/2Zs2ijOz0t

Last chance to apply to the #2017IMW in #Winnipeg! Apply now: https://t.co/2Zs2ijOz0t

Citrus trees cover the landscape like fingerprints in Isla Cristina, Spain. Full post here: https://t.co/2GuFmwigZw

Citrus trees cover the landscape like fingerprints in Isla Cristina, Spain. Full post here: https://t.co/2GuFmwigZw

‘the southern pine beetle will continue to spread into forests that have never seen it before’ https://t.co/HTykfBL1Fx

‘the southern pine beetle will continue to spread into forests that have never seen it before’ https://t.co/HTykfBL1Fx

Led by Rebecca Most, an army of volunteers is helping restore our Kīholo fishpond on Hawaii island. Learn more: https://t.co/EhGtTpAO8i

Led by Rebecca Most, an army of volunteers is helping restore our Kīholo fishpond on Hawaii island. Learn more: https://t.co/EhGtTpAO8i

Essential Hazards reading The Cure for Catastrophe: How We Can Stop Manufacturing Natural Disasters https://t.co/WWiT12suy8

Essential Hazards reading The Cure for Catastrophe: How We Can Stop Manufacturing Natural Disasters https://t.co/WWiT12suy8

Incredible - the price of new offshore wind power has HALVED in just 2 years! Emma Thompson seems... quite pleased ❤️https://t.co/tmTqfVOI5n

We are deeply concerned about the plight of hundreds of thousands of civilians fleeing #Myanmar for #Bangladesh: https://t.co/VkXSkZwszo

We are deeply concerned about the plight of hundreds of thousands of civilians fleeing #Myanmar for #Bangladesh: https://t.co/VkXSkZwszo

Hundreds of new species have been discovered in the Amazon, including a new subspecies of pink dolphin https://t.co/mhPzF9pKfT

Hundreds of new species have been discovered in the Amazon, including a new subspecies of pink dolphin https://t.co/mhPzF9pKfT

Maya farms, known as “milpas,” have evolved over millennia to enable high yields while maintaining soil health: https://t.co/lVUUpnHiSB

Maya farms, known as “milpas,” have evolved over millennia to enable high yields while maintaining soil health: https://t.co/lVUUpnHiSB

‘Sand becoming a scarce resource has been identified as an emerging issue for the global economy and environment’ https://t.co/UjgN1ZiIGo

‘Sand becoming a scarce resource has been identified as an emerging issue for the global economy and environment’ https://t.co/UjgN1ZiIGo

Timelapse of hurricane Irma projected vs actual path https://t.co/3npVzoQOJ9

Research by @spc_cps and #WorldFish is key to protecting the Pacific’s threatened fisheries. Here's why: https://t.co/k2XaqxOWQv

Research by @spc_cps and #WorldFish is key to protecting the Pacific’s threatened fisheries. Here's why: https://t.co/k2XaqxOWQv

Development’s End: is it time for a new and radical approach to alleviating global poverty? https://t.co/FpD2fBjTPO

Development’s End: is it time for a new and radical approach to alleviating global poverty? https://t.co/FpD2fBjTPO

Just how big is #hurricane #Irma? Well it's the size of one #France. Source: https://t.co/pXRGcJckxy

Just how big is #hurricane #Irma? Well it's the size of one #France. Source: https://t.co/pXRGcJckxy

Hot weather sweetens harvest for Kenya’s mango farmers https://t.co/m7HnJGkU0y #climate #agriculture #resilience

Hot weather sweetens harvest for Kenya’s mango farmers https://t.co/m7HnJGkU0y #climate #agriculture #resilience

In the pantheon of visual metaphors for America today, this is the money shot.

In the pantheon of visual metaphors for America today, this is the money shot.

This is how the world's smartest cities are being built https://t.co/PO3pl2e2Ae

This is how the world's smartest cities are being built https://t.co/PO3pl2e2Ae

Lasers, tags and cameras target baby thieves in Indian hospitals https://t.co/qw0ygWLbij

Lasers, tags and cameras target baby thieves in Indian hospitals https://t.co/qw0ygWLbij

Work in progress on the Mexican side of the US/MEXICO border

Work in progress on the Mexican side of the US/MEXICO border

Small changes, big impact: a guide to reducing waste in your daily life https://t.co/by5dLahZFs #zerowasteweek #resilience @annapmzn

Small changes, big impact: a guide to reducing waste in your daily life https://t.co/by5dLahZFs #zerowasteweek #resilience @annapmzn

How to Make Your Own Herbal Teas https://t.co/clvjtLA8l1 #DIY #Tea #Homemade

How to Make Your Own Herbal Teas https://t.co/clvjtLA8l1 #DIY #Tea #Homemade

What was the economic, cultural, & ecological role of opium in rural Turkey before it was eradicated in the 1970s? ->https://t.co/0nvIj240VA

What was the economic, cultural, & ecological role of opium in rural Turkey before it was eradicated in the 1970s? ->https://t.co/0nvIj240VA

Rwanda's Medical #Drone Delivery System Wins Global Award https://t.co/O2A8LrvPqr

Rwanda's Medical #Drone Delivery System Wins Global Award https://t.co/O2A8LrvPqr

The historic end of civil war in Colombia has had unforeseen consequences for the country’s natural environment https://t.co/z8wUjLOjAS

The historic end of civil war in Colombia has had unforeseen consequences for the country’s natural environment https://t.co/z8wUjLOjAS

Look. At. All. That. Smoke. https://t.co/bXk81JyJ3G

Look. At. All. That. Smoke. https://t.co/bXk81JyJ3G

100 years of hurricane paths over North America, animated https://t.co/A3iiLvLVhD

#Coastal flooding around the globe could double by 2030 from combo of #SeaLevelRise and storm-driven flooding https://t.co/RJS0pnXpiZ

#Coastal flooding around the globe could double by 2030 from combo of #SeaLevelRise and storm-driven flooding https://t.co/RJS0pnXpiZ

Last month we endorsed @HavingKids message for the #RoyalFamily to lead by example and limit their family size
https://t.co/MYNvNmHzS2

Last month we endorsed @HavingKids message for the #RoyalFamily to lead by example and limit their family size
https://t.co/MYNvNmHzS2

Former mailman builds geothermal greenhouse in the midwest; gets local citrus all year for $1 a day https://t.co/loBaeHzr8B

Former mailman builds geothermal greenhouse in the midwest; gets local citrus all year for $1 a day https://t.co/loBaeHzr8B

Mixing indigenous farming practices with modern science is saving forests in Mexico and producing better crops: https://t.co/S5fBFkvTmM

Mixing indigenous farming practices with modern science is saving forests in Mexico and producing better crops: https://t.co/S5fBFkvTmM Mixing indigenous farming practices with modern science is saving forests in Mexico and producing better crops: https://t.co/S5fBFkvTmM

“What I came to realize is that fishers are not the enemies of sustainability, but rather the best allies” https://t.co/aLqyCYQ3uL

“What I came to realize is that fishers are not the enemies of sustainability, but rather the best allies” https://t.co/aLqyCYQ3uL

Drone research over Italian Alps confirms depleted water resources https://t.co/S1LHPDit8k

Drone research over Italian Alps confirms depleted water resources https://t.co/S1LHPDit8k

Did you know? It took until the early 1800s for 🌎 #population to reach 1bn. Now we add a billion every 12-15 years.
https://t.co/SaEIkr9Ab5

Did you know? It took until the early 1800s for 🌎 #population to reach 1bn. Now we add a billion every 12-15 years.
https://t.co/SaEIkr9Ab5

Guest Blog - Megan Jamer explores the role of geoscience in addressing fluorosis in Tanzania https://t.co/YmJ0OCqxja #EGUBlogs

Guest Blog - Megan Jamer explores the role of geoscience in addressing fluorosis in Tanzania https://t.co/YmJ0OCqxja #EGUBlogs

178,597 hectares of Colombian rainforest was cleared in 2016, 44% more than in the previous year https://t.co/kDSf6yPIUr

178,597 hectares of Colombian rainforest was cleared in 2016, 44% more than in the previous year https://t.co/kDSf6yPIUr

Rising #sealevel threatens 40% of world's ppl. See how #islandnations like #Tuvalu are building for #climateaction https://t.co/NTOyT4OHD1