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Ryan Fogt study finds recent growth and sudden declines in Antarctic sea ice

Geography Department

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Geography

Students explore of the earth's landscapes, peoples, places and environments. They ask "why" about the world in which we live.

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Environmental and Social Justice

Use nature-society frameworks and spatial analysis to understand how inequality and inequity are built into everyday life.

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Sustainability and Planning

Examining the strategies for balancing environmental quality, economic development, and social equity.

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Globalization and Development

Exploring global issues and other parts of the world to better understand our own in an increasingly globalizing world.

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Earth's Physical Systems

Examining atmospheric, ecological, and landform systems, how they change through time, and how they interact with each other.

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Earth Observation and GIS

Revolutionizing how we explore the geography of places, cultures, environments and processes. 

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Cities, Places and Regions

Understanding the nature of places and delimiting regions, analyzing spatial differentiation across the Earth’s surface.

News about Geography Students & Faculty:

22 Arts & Sciences professors awarded faculty fellowship during 2022-23

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Wilson Hall on College GreenFrom Ohio University News The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved 22 College of Arts & Sciences faculty members for faculty fellowship leave during the 2022-23. “Faculty fellowship leaves provide invaluable opportunities for faculty to devote substantial time to scholarship,” said Florenz Plassmann, Dean of the College of Arts & […]

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Vanessa Obenewaa Antwi Doe studies effect of second-hand clothing market on Ghanaian seamstresses

2 months 3 weeks ago

Vanessa Antwi , portraitFrom Ohio University News Getting Ready for Expo Vanessa Obenewaa Antwi Doe spent seven years living in Ghana, enjoying the custom-made clothing created by local seamstresses, but she and her friends also wore fast fashion second-hand clothing that arrived from afar into the nation’s ports. Now a master’s student at […]

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Texas’ KXAN interviews Houser on ‘shifting’ Tornado Alley

3 months ago

Dr. Jana Houser with University of Oklahoma’s Rapid-scan, X-band, polarimetric mobile radar (RaXPol) truck.NBC channel KXAN interviewed Jana Houser, Ph.D., for a segment headlined “Why do scientists believe ‘tornado alley’ is shifting?” Researchers are still trying to figure out how climate change plays a role in small-scale disasters. At Ohio University in Athens Ohio, Jana Houser believes tornadoes correlate with the hydrologic cycle, […]

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