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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

Looking for a graduate program in Geography and Environment? UH Mānoa is a top program with faculty expertise in climate change, political ecology, and sustainability with an Asia-Pacific focus. https://t.co/jUKkkMUpxU

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UH Geography & Environment Professor and Chair Reece Jones' (@ReeceJonesUH) book "Nobody is Protected: How the Border Patrol Became the Most Dangerous Police Force in the United States" will be published in Spring 2022 by Counterpoint Press @CounterpointLLC.

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HawaiiView just released the annual cloud-free composite imagery using Landsat-8 imagery from 2013-2020, available at https://t.co/HDr5i9USEG. HawaiiView is a member of @AmericaView and led by UH Geography and Environment Professor Qi Chen.

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UH Geography and Environment Professor Marina Karides and colleagues co-authored the chapter, “An Island and Intersectional Analysis of STEM faculty careers in Hawaiʻi” in the edited book "Gendered and Island Communities," published by Routledge. https://t.co/ZUKGQJfeIS

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UH Geography & Environment Prof. Qi Chen co-authored, "Estimating aboveground and organ biomass of plant canopies across the entire season of rice growth with terrestrial laser scanning" published in Intl J. of Applied Earth Observation & Geoinformation. https://t.co/UFVLdwfR1g

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Online public lecture TODAY, Nov. 19 at 12pm via Zoom - "The Evolution of Tourist Destinations: A Tale of Two Cities," by Professor Daniel Spencer at the School of Travel Industry Management, UH Mānoa.

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In celebration of #GISday, the Maps, Aerials, and GIS section of @UHMLibrary and HawaiiView are holding virtual lighting talks and an introduction workshop to QGIS today. Happy #GISDAY2020!

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UH Geography and Environment public lecture this Thurs., Nov. 19 at 12pm via Zoom - "The Evolution of Tourist Destinations: A Tale of Two Cities," by Professor Daniel Spencer at the School of Travel Industry Management, UH Mānoa. Contact reecej@hawaii.edu for Zoom details.

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It is Geography Awareness Week and @theAAG has a great schedule of activities and resources to learn about the practice of geography. To get started, join today's twitter chat #AAGCafe on "What is Geoliteracy?" You can also follow #GeoWeek2020 #GeoWeek.

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