Global Change · Local Impact

Aloha and welcome to the Department of Geography and Environment 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. Our department was founded in 1932 and is consistently ranked among the top programs in the US. Our faculty have expertise across the breadth of the discipline in environmental geography, human geography, and geospatial information science, 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.

New!! Undergraduate Certificate in Geospatial Information Science

UH Geography & Environment student Yoko Uyehara was awarded UROP funds for her research project, "Generating Coastal Bathymetry Map from Aerial Imagery Using A High-Resolution Camera Through Structure from Motion Photogrammetry." Congrats, Yoko! #UHManoa https://manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/urop/

Public lecture TODAY, Jan. 23rd @ Noon in 443 Saunders - "Indigenous peoples and geographical boundaries," by Dr. Yuka Mizutani, Center for Global Education and Discovery, Sophia University (Tokyo).

Time Change: Han Tseng's dissertation proposal presentation will be at 10:15AM instead of 9:00AM. The location is still 442 Saunders.

This Friday, Jan. 24th, 9:00AM in 442 Saunders - UH Geography and Environment PhD student Han Tseng will present her dissertation proposal, "Cloud Water Interception in Hawai'i." Han's advisor is Professor Tom Giambelluca.

Public lecture this Thurs., Jan. 23rd @ Noon in 443 Saunders - "Indigenous peoples and geographical boundaries," from Dr. Yuka Mizutani, Center for Global Education & Discovery, Sophia University (Tokyo). Dr. Mizutani is a visiting scholar at UH-Mānoa on the Fulbright Program.

UH Geography and Environment Professor Reece Jones (@reecejhawaii) was interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered about border walls https://www.npr.org/2020/01/17/797410228/at-11-billion-and-counting-trumps-border-wall-would-be-the-worlds-most-expensive

UH Geography and Environment PhD student Keolohilani Lopes, Jr is the first author of the article, "Effects of SCUBA bubbles on counts of roving piscivores in a large remote marine protected area" in @PLOSONE: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0226370 - Congrats, Keo!

UH Geography and Environment Associate Professor has a new paper titled, "Tourism frontiers: Primitive accumulation, and the 'Free Gifts' of (Human) nature in the South China Sea and Myanmar" in Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. https://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12357

Don't forget that the Department of Geography and Environment offers online courses through outreach college. The spring 2020 listings are here: https://www.sis.hawaii.edu/uhdad/avail.classes?i=MAN&t=202033&s=GEOG

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