Until further notice, the Department of Geography and Environment is operating remotely, and thus Saunders Hall 445 is closed for in-person business. To contact us, please leave a voicemail at (808) 956-8465 or etajima3@hawaii.edu.
View COVID-19 news and resources provided by the University of Hawaiʻi.

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 environmental change, sustainability, and globalization and have gone on to careers in academia, government service, NGOs, and the private sector.

New!! Undergraduate Certificate in Geospatial Information Science

Congratulations to UH Geography and Environment MA student Derek Ford (@Island_UAV) on the successful defense of his thesis last week -- "UAV Imagery for Tree Species Classification in Hawai‘i: A Comparison of MLC, RF, and CNN Supervised Classification."

UH Geography & Environment MA student Jackie Dean (@JackieD504) presented, "Land Cover and Land Control Change at the Local Scale in Indonesia" at
the 2020 Forests & Livelihoods: Assessment, Research, & Engagement (FLARE) Network twitter conference yesterday. #FLARETC20

UH Geography and Environment Professor Reece Jones (@ReeceJonesUH) contributed to The Institute of Policy Studies new book The Pandemic Pivot on implications of COVID-19 for immigration and borders. https://t.co/MES4IJpwxo

Flashback Fridays - 2016 Geography PhD grad Nicole Milne's dissertation, titled, "The Remains of Agriculture: Agrarian Projects, Livelihoods, and Landscape in East Hawaiʻi, Hawaiʻi Island" is available online at: https://t.co/KLoO5M2ZMj

UH Geography and Environment MA student Kristen Sanfilippo will defend her thesis, "Predictor Selection and Model Evaluation for Future Rainfall Projection in Hawai‛i" via Zoom on Oct. 29 at 9:30am. Her committee chair is Professor Thomas Giambelluca.

UH Geography & Environment PhD candidate Jacob Henry (@jacobofhume) has a research article called, "Rethinking schooling for development in wageless times," published in the African Geographical Review. https://t.co/pkwfOVJUMi

UH Geography and Environment alum Benjamin Schrager (@benschrager, PhD '19) wrote a commentary in The Geographical Journal #TheGJ - "The geography of the US’s mishandling of COVID‐19: A commentary on the politics of science in democracies." https://t.co/pn3hZ9ZjTm

UH Geography and Env. PhD student Laura Williams will defend her proposal, "Examining the role of rural gentrification in agrarian transitions: A feminist political ecology of the diverse economies of ag. on Kauai" on 10/26 via Zoom. Her advisor is Assoc. Prof. Mary Motafanezhad.

UH Geography and Environment alum Md Azmeary Ferdoush (@M_A_Ferdoush, PhD '19) was interviewed by Border Studies in South Asia (@border_in), an initiative by the South Asia University in India, as part of their emerging scholar speaker series. https://t.co/nuuDUl3xFv

Load More...