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.

#DidYouKnow? “For every pound of an average person’s body, there are 30 tons of infrastructure: roads, houses, sidewalks, utility grids, intensively farmed soil, and so forth”, - J. Purdy author of After #Nature: A Politics for the #Anthropocene #nature https://t.co/DPBSTc40VW

#DidYouKnow? “For every pound of an average person’s body, there are 30 tons of infrastructure: roads, houses, sidewalks, utility grids, intensively farmed soil, and so forth”, - J. Purdy author of After #Nature: A Politics for the #Anthropocene #nature https://t.co/DPBSTc40VW

Without immigrants, the Fortune 500 would be the Fortune 284 https://t.co/KchKcwhjgd

Without immigrants, the Fortune 500 would be the Fortune 284 https://t.co/KchKcwhjgd

Deaths from natural disasters. AQA GCSE The Challenge of Natural Hazards

Deaths from natural disasters. AQA GCSE The Challenge of Natural Hazards

Historic vs Present Geographical Distribution of Lions

Historic vs Present Geographical Distribution of Lions

Volunteers planted 1,527 native trees here, allowing the existing hardwood forests to restore and reunify. That's great news for the migrating neo-tropical songbirds that rely on this place... https://t.co/DhngqmYHln

Volunteers planted 1,527 native trees here, allowing the existing hardwood forests to restore and reunify. That's great news for the migrating neo-tropical songbirds that rely on this place... https://t.co/DhngqmYHln

More #wednesdaywisdom for #geographyteacher to share with your classes. This time from an ex-president!

More #wednesdaywisdom for #geographyteacher to share with your classes. This time from an ex-president!

Are you a dendrophile? 🌳 https://t.co/42L4RJ5ecX

Are you a dendrophile? 🌳 https://t.co/42L4RJ5ecX

Today let’s celebrate one of the planet's most vital, yet often overlooked, environmental resources... https://t.co/hxmytGtutZ #WorldSoilDay

Today let’s celebrate one of the planet's most vital, yet often overlooked, environmental resources... https://t.co/hxmytGtutZ #WorldSoilDay

Ever wondered the boundaries of Polynesia?

Ever wondered the boundaries of Polynesia?

A little inspiration for #geography lovers this Monday morning, courtesy of Michael Palin... #MondayMotivation #geographyteacher

A little inspiration for #geography lovers this Monday morning, courtesy of Michael Palin... #MondayMotivation #geographyteacher

At the beginning of 2014, #Ukraine had no displaced people. Now, it’s on the world’s top ten list, with an estimated two million. @irinnews #neglectedcrisis

Frozen and forgotten: The neglected displacement crisis on Europe’s doorstep

It's too easy to forget about the intractable conflict on the edge of Europe and the millions displaced

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The rush to storm-proof waterfront parks https://t.co/SXCA0giSV9

The rush to storm-proof waterfront parks https://t.co/SXCA0giSV9

Gorgeous exaggerated relief #map (computer generated image not a satellite picture!) shows the Arab Peninsula at night. These type of images help to understand the basic #geography of a place. Source: https://t.co/kBAYkWXHqH

Gorgeous exaggerated relief #map (computer generated image not a satellite picture!) shows the Arab Peninsula at night. These type of images help to understand the basic #geography of a place. Source: https://t.co/kBAYkWXHqH

Maui internship opportunities with several different conservation organizations in Spring and Summer 2018. Apply at https://t.co/lCZM0S2aWH

Maui internship opportunities with several different conservation organizations in Spring and Summer 2018.  Apply at https://t.co/lCZM0S2aWH

Can we stop climate change without population control? Even a 50% reduction in emissions today will be redundant by 2100 due to population growth and development

Why Population Matters is Wrong

Someone isn’t happy. Here at Bright Green towers, we received a pretty miffed email from a member of the Green Party of England and Wales compla...

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#Honolulu #CompleteStreets Presents: Community Events
Do you live, work, play, or move around Nuuanu Avenue and Liliha Street? We want to hear from you! https://t.co/a0orDMsWVh

#Honolulu #CompleteStreets Presents: Community Events
Do you live, work, play, or move around Nuuanu Avenue and Liliha Street?  We want to hear from you! https://t.co/a0orDMsWVh

RT: UE: Melting Antarctic glacier may be more resilient to change than previously thought https://t.co/y5NwRRM6RA

RT: UE: Melting Antarctic glacier may be more resilient to change than previously thought https://t.co/y5NwRRM6RA

5 Tips for Hosting a Zero Waste Thanksgiving #zerowaste https://t.co/2IeBSzQLt6

5 Tips for Hosting a Zero Waste Thanksgiving #zerowaste https://t.co/2IeBSzQLt6

90% of the world's earthquakes happen in the ring of fire

90% of the world's earthquakes happen in the ring of fire

Can These #Drones Save Elephants from Extinction? https://t.co/8EGoowd7YT

Can These #Drones Save Elephants from Extinction? https://t.co/8EGoowd7YT

Industry is tackling one of the biggest contributors to food waste--confusing expiration labels https://t.co/P6pInGqdgo

Industry is tackling one of the biggest contributors to food waste--confusing expiration labels https://t.co/P6pInGqdgo

What is seasteading? Floating cities in international waters, it's no longer just science fiction. https://t.co/pQal0pQN1h

What is seasteading? Floating cities in international waters, it's no longer just science fiction. https://t.co/pQal0pQN1h

27 ways a heat wave can kill you — a dire warning for a warming planet https://t.co/NI4FioL2u0 via @insideclimate

27 ways a heat wave can kill you — a dire warning for a warming planet https://t.co/NI4FioL2u0 via @insideclimate

28 years ago we got rid of this wall. It allowed me to move to a country that now wants to build a new one.

28 years ago we got rid of this wall. It allowed me to move to a country that now wants to build a new one.

#Indigenous #crops have fallen out of favour in #Zimbabwe. It’s time to revive them, by @irinnews https://t.co/9u3d7BjmET

#Indigenous #crops have fallen out of favour in #Zimbabwe. It’s time to revive them, by @irinnews https://t.co/9u3d7BjmET

This is what parental leave looks like around the world https://t.co/lw2oIJXivp

This is what parental leave looks like around the world https://t.co/lw2oIJXivp

Need some inspiration? Getting yourself outside to clear your head has a hugely positive impact on your cognitive function #EverestChallenge

Need some inspiration? Getting yourself outside to clear your head has a hugely positive impact on your cognitive function #EverestChallenge

Be like panda

Be like panda

4 mega-trends that could change the world by 2030 https://t.co/RmeVCcvqLZ

4 mega-trends that could change the world by 2030 https://t.co/RmeVCcvqLZ

Only 14% of Copenhageners commute to work or education by car.

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Only 14% of Copenhageners commute to work or education by car.

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The Western black rhino is well worth 280 characters. This rare photo of a live one was taken in 1961 by J. Arnaud in Cameroon (image open source) The subspecies was declared #extinct in 2011 after searches failed. Poaching for horn as “medicine” & for trinkets killed them all.

The Western black rhino is well worth 280 characters. This rare photo of a live one was taken in 1961 by J. Arnaud in Cameroon (image open source) The subspecies was declared #extinct in 2011 after searches failed. Poaching for horn as “medicine” & for trinkets killed them all.

How underwater gardening can restore our seas. https://t.co/AMrozMNsiP

How underwater gardening can restore our seas. https://t.co/AMrozMNsiP

This river ecosystem hinges on thousands of drowned, rotting wildebeest https://t.co/yPiGHag5TY

This river ecosystem hinges on thousands of drowned, rotting wildebeest https://t.co/yPiGHag5TY

Despite #MarianaTrench being the deepest place on Earth, this was found at 4,947m on the slopes of a canyon within the trench #BluePlanet2

Despite #MarianaTrench being the deepest place on Earth, this was found at 4,947m on the slopes of a canyon within the trench #BluePlanet2

Why the Indigenous Guardians program is essential to conservation in Canada: https://t.co/GQOtDjtgIo

Why the Indigenous Guardians program is essential to conservation in Canada: https://t.co/GQOtDjtgIo

Want to get your hands dirty this weekend? Start your November right at our Agro-forestry FREE workshop. Go to https://t.co/v29RPUQnuj!

Want to get your hands dirty this weekend? Start your November right at our Agro-forestry FREE workshop.  Go to https://t.co/v29RPUQnuj!

Hawaii ranks #3 in the US when it comes to states that are best at serving their older pop. #kupuna #BestStates https://t.co/AQaoX6UqXv

Hawaii ranks #3 in the US when it comes to states that are best at serving their older pop. #kupuna #BestStates https://t.co/AQaoX6UqXv

Comparing African climates with global cities

Comparing African climates with global cities

Italian policies may be reducing migrant numbers crossing and dying in the #Mediterranean. But at what cost? https://t.co/emjkSBycq7 #Libya

Italian policies may be reducing migrant numbers crossing and dying in the #Mediterranean. But at what cost? https://t.co/emjkSBycq7 #Libya

The ‘Mass Trespass’ of 1932 is often credited as a fundamental moment towards the creation of the National Parks https://t.co/HbsM7NLWtC

The ‘Mass Trespass’ of 1932 is often credited as a fundamental moment towards the creation of the National Parks https://t.co/HbsM7NLWtC

Refugees from #CAR are suffering: from heat, from hunger, from disease. The view inside #DRC: https://t.co/Mdo1NWS2OC

Refugees from #CAR are suffering: from heat, from hunger, from disease. The view inside #DRC:  https://t.co/Mdo1NWS2OC