Geography

About Us

The Department of Geography at UGA has been a leading center of scholarship about earth's landscapes and human relationships to the envoronment. Our inquiries encompass a wide range of topics, from the economies of cities and cultures of built landscapes, to tropical climates and the flow of polar ice sheets. We combine rigorous empirical work with deeply conceptual theoretical analyses, always recognizing the importance of both spatial processes and accumulated histories. We use geographic analyses to illuminate the abiding problems of the modern world.

departmental-policies

Departmental Bylaws (effective 4/29/2009) Departmental Committees (2015-16) Departmental Travel Funding Guidelines (2015-16) Departmental Promotion and Tenure Criteria (effective 6/8/2015) Franklin College Policies and Procedures (policies for FMLA, course banking, course buy-out, leave of absence, etc.) Room Reservations (other than seminar rooms and regularly scheduled classes, which are reserved by the department) Seminar Room Reservations (Rm…

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Contact Us

Department of Geography University of Georgia Geog-Geol Bldg, 210 Field St., Room 204 Athens, Georgia 30602 phone: 706-542-2856 fax: 706-542-2388 View Larger Map

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Stories From The Field

Faculty and students in Geography are working to gain a better understanding of our world through direct experience. These stories from the field explore the research conducted by UGA geographers, sometimes at distant points across the globe, on other occasions in our own backyard.

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Facilities

UGA's Department of Geography is home to a number of state-of-the-art labs. The Center for Geospatial Research is an internationally recognized research center using remote sensing, photogrammetry, GIS and related technologies. Geography hosts multiple physical geography laboratory facilities in geomorphology, climatology, luminesence dating, tree ring analysis, and environmental change. 

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Research Areas

The Department of Geography at UGA has been a leading center of scholarship about earth's landscapes and human relationships to the envoronment. Our inquiries encompass a wide range of topics, from the economies of cities and cultures of built landscapes, to tropical climates and the flow of polar ice sheets. We combine rigorous empirical work with deeply conceptual theoretical analyses, always recognizing the importance of both spatial processes and accumulated…

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