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 that is 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, with a focus 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 in the private sector.

New!! Undergraduate Certificate in Geospatial Information Science

UH Geography and Environment PhD candidate Aurora Kagawa-Viviani was interviewed by @KITV4 regarding her research on temperature in the Hawaiian Islands.The 1.5 degree increase for sea level temperature is in Fahrenheit. https://www.kitv.com/story/41718460/hawaii-experiencing-warmer-nights-and-less-humidity Congrats, @akkagawa!

UH Geography and Environment PhD candidate Dylan Beatty has a new article titled, "Re-inscribing propositions: historic cartography and Philippine claims to the Spratly Islands" in Territory, Politics, Governance, https://doi.org/10.1080/21622671.2019.1687325

Public lecture TODAY, Feb. 20th @ Noon in 443 Saunders - "Twenty-five years of forest dynamics in Nepal," by Dr. Jefferson Fox and Dr. Sumeet Saksena, senior fellows in the research program @EastWestCenter.

UH Geography and Environment Asst. Prof. Lisa Kelley is giving a talk at Dept. of Natural Resources & Environmental Management's research seminar series TODAY, Feb. 19, 3:30pm in St. John 011. Her talk is titled, "Landscape Dynamics: Labor Migration & Land-livelihood in SE Asia."

Public lecture this Thurs., Feb. 20th @ Noon in 443 Saunders - "Twenty-five years of forest dynamics in Nepal," by Dr. Jefferson Fox and Dr. Sumeet Saksena, senior fellows in the research program @EastWestCenter.

UH Geography & Environment Assoc. Professor David Beilman's work is highlighted in the current issue of Hawaiian Airlines' Hana Hou! magazine. The feature article is titled, "Water Worlds: Hawaiʻi's high elevation bogs are treasure troves of biodiversity," https://hanahou.com/23.1/water-worlds

UH Geography & Environment adjunct faculty member, Kevin Woods, has a new article in World Development titled, "Smaller-scale land grabs and accumulation from below: Violence, coercion and consent in spatially uneven agrarian change in Shan State, Myanmar" https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2019.104780

UH Geography and Environment PhD candidate Kyle Kajihiro will be one of the contributors at the upcoming DeTours: A Community Talk Story event at Kapiolani Community College (@uhkapiolani), on Feb. 19th, 4:30-6:00pm in the ʻŌhiʻa cafeteria.

UH Geography and Environment 2020 Summer semester course listing is available at https://www.sis.hawaii.edu/uhdad/avail.classes?i=MAN&t=202040&s=GEOG; Registration begins on March 11 for all continuing UHM students.

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