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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 MA student Ross Winans co-authored a new paper published in Remote Sensing titled, "Intensity Values of Terrestrial Laser Scans Reveal Hidden Black Rock Art Pigment." https://t.co/7O6MqcA3Ic

UH Geography and Environment PhD student Kawēlau Wright will present her dissertation proposal, "Hulihia Nā Kānāwai ʻĀina: The Effects of Post-1893 Land Law Changes on Native Hawaiians – Population Demographic Supplement or Supplant?" on April 21 at 12:45 PM via Zoom.

UH Geography and Environment MA student Jackie Dean will defend her thesis entitled, "Effects of Land Control on Land Cover Change in Indonesia" via Zoom on April 19 at 9:00am HST. Her committee chair is Professor Qi Chen.

UH Geography and Environment Adjunct Faculty Dr. Kevin Woods (@Kevin_M_Woods) is presenting, "Agrarian Change and Armed Conflict in Myanmar" as part of @EastWestCenter Insights seminar on April 21, from 2:00-3:00pm HST. https://t.co/yUymEMfWVu

UH Geography and Environment Associate Professor Hong Jiang was awarded a Fulbright Scholar award for her research on tea cultures in Taiwan this Fall 2021 semester. Congrats, Hong!


UH Geography and Environment PhD student Delilah Laidin won the @AAG_RTS Best Graduate Student Paper Award for her paper, "The Development of Disaster Tourism in Post 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami Indonesia." Congrats, Dal! #AAG2021

UH Geography and Environment MA student Grace Chun was awarded the @gsag_aag 2021 Graduate Student Affinity Group Research and Support Award. Congrats @gracechun_! #AAG2021

April 10 @ 3:05PM in #AAG2021 Virtual Rm. 30 - UH Geography & Environment cooperating faculty Assistant Professor Laurel Mei-Singh @uhm_es is presenting "A Broken Heart and Fear of the Bulldozer: Ghosts, Homelessness, and Insurgent Sovereignty in Hawaiʻi." https://t.co/0klkPXbjZN

UH Geography and Environment Professor and Chair Reece Jones was awarded the prestigious 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship (@guggfellows). Congrats, @ReeceJonesUH! https://t.co/WmwRCuSWKz


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