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Welcome to Geography

The mission of UGA Geography is to advance understanding of social and natural processes in a complex and changing world.  As geographers, we are interested in where things happen, how people and places near and far are interconnected, and the impact of humans on the landscape and environment.  Our undergraduate and graduate programs cultivate geographical curiosity, critical thinking, and a rich array of methods for solving real-world problems.  We support instruction and research in climate studies, atmospheric sciences, landforms, biodiversity, geoarchaeology, environmental change, geographic information science, remote sensing, urban processes, dynamics of the global economy, food systems, and social movements, such as those for food, climate and racial justice.  As a community, we seek to understand how the world works and to contribute to the conditions for a more just and sustainable future.

 

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COVID-19 is a global pandemic but has a particular geography to it, differentially affecting people and places. Recent research, co-led by Professor Andrew Herod in the Geography department, explores the pandemic's impact upon labor markets in the Mediterranean European Union (EU) countries.
Within a transdisciplinary framework, the Andean cloud forest belt was appraised and recommended into a new ecoregion of its own: the Andean Flanks.
UGA Geography's David Leigh and a team of researchers review and synthesize spatially extensive studies of oligotrophic mountain streams in the rural Southern Appalachian Mountains, concluding that rural land-use activities significantly degrade water quality through altered and mostly enhanced l

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Atmospheric Sciences Program

The University of Georgia's Atmospheric Sciences Program addresses the needs of students interested in studying meteorology or climate science.

Employment of atmospheric scientists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. The best job prospects for atmospheric scientists will be in private industry.

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Center for Geospatial Research

A student-led University of Georgia team has gotten grant funding to design, build and launch two small satellites into space, but they’re aiming for something bigger.

The student team wants not only to launch UGA’s first small “cube satellite” in 2018 (with another to follow as soon as 2019) - they want to establish a continuing University of Georgia space program, said Caleb Adams of Powder Springs, a key leader of the undergraduate student team.

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