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

In UH GEO Professor Camilo Mora's graduate-level courses, projects include carrying out and writing meta-analyses. A class study published in Nature Climate Change (Nov. 2018) on multiple climatic hazards was referenced in @washingtonpost last week, https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/06/16/summer-climate-disasters/.

UH GEO Professor Reece Jones (@ReeceJonesUH) was interviewed in @theprogressive about the expansive authority of the Border Patrol deep into the interior of the United States, https://progressive.org/latest/border-enforcement-under-rule-of-law-goodman-220620/.

UH GEO Professor Camilo Mora is quoted in @TIME on deadly heatwaves and impacts of extreme heat on the human body, https://time.com/6186988/extreme-heat-human-body-impact/.

UH GEO Associate Professor Hong Jiang shares her experience of studying of high-mountain tea in Taiwan as a 2021-22 Fulbright U.S. scholar in @UHawaiiNews, https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2022/06/09/professors-fulbright-journey-more-than-just-a-cup-of-tea/.

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