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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.

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UH Geography and Environment alum Md. Azmeary Ferdoush (@M_A_Ferdoush, PhD, '19) was recently interviewed on the border enclaves of Bangladesh and India. The video is available on Nutshell's YouTube channel:

UH Geography and Environment Professor Reece Jones (@ReeceJonesUH) will speak in the University of Pittsburgh Contested Cities Lecture Series on his new book White Borders at 4:30pm EDT today. The lecture is co-sponsored by @PittGSC @PittUrbnStudies.

UH Geography and Environment PhD candidate Qian Zhang's dissertation defense, titled "Mapping Forest Aboveground Biomass in the Brazilian Amazon Using Airborne LiDAR, Landsat Imagery, and Deep Learning," will be held on Friday, Oct. 29 via Zoom.

UH Geography and Environment Professor Camilo Mora was interviewed for this story in the @washingtonpost on the cost of climate disasters, over $100 billion dollars, this year:

UH Department of Geography and Environment is hiring a tenure track assistant professor with research interests in water and society in the Asia-Pacific region. Details and application process here: Application review begins Nov.1st.

UH GEO Professor and Graduate Chair Krisna Suryanata (@Krisna_Hawaii) is presenting, "Forms of Agrarian Accumulation in Rural Java" at the @CSEAS_NIU Graduate Colloquium Fall Lecture Series TODAY, Friday, Oct. 15 at 12pm CDT. Register here:

UH Geography and Environment public lecture TODAY, Thurs., Oct. 14 @ 12pm HST - "When Home Disappears: South Asia and the Growing Risk of Climate Conflict," by Dr. Andrea Malji, Assistant Professor of International Studies @HPU,

UH GEO Professor Tom Giambelluca is the principal investigator for "Hawaiʻi Mesonet," a new public impact research project awarded by @NSF. Co-principal invesigators include GEO Professor Dave Beilman and Affiliate Grad Faculty Abby Frazier, @UHawaiiNews

UH Geography and Environment Professor Reece Jones (@ReeceJonesUH) will be speaking at the Stanford University @RumseyMapCenter at 3 PM PDT today about his new book White Borders. Register to attend here:

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