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 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, focusing on Asia and the Pacific. Our BA, MA, and PhD students research topics such as agriculture and food, climate change, environmental conservation, geopolitics, geospatial sciences and big data analytics, and tourism leading to careers in academia, government service, NGOs, and in the private sector in Hawaiʻi. We are the lead department for the interdisciplinary online degree in Social Sciences of Oceans and the Graduate Ocean Policy Certificate.

New!! Undergraduate Certificate in Geospatial Information Science

UH Geography and Environment sponsored a department field trip to Waimea Valley this past Saturday, October 1st. Attendees learned about the historical, environmental, and cultural significance of this ahupuaʻa located on the. North Shore of Oahu.

UH GEO lecture this Thurs. Oct. 6 @ 12p in 443 Saunders - "Criminal Deportations to the Pacific Islands: The Pervasive Influence of the Deporting State and its Repercussions" by @Henrietta_McN, Fulbright Scholar @CPISUH & PhD candidate in Pacific Affairs at Australian National U.

UH GEO PhD alum Henryk Szadziewki's (@henrykszad) work was cited in last week's AJ report on the recent US-Pacific Islands Country Summit,

UH GEO PhD alum Abby Frazier (@AbbyGailFrazier) co-authored a new open access article in Sustainability, "A Century Drought in Hawai‘i: Geospatial Analysis and Synthesis across Hydrological, Ecological, and Socioeconomic Scales, Sustainability"

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