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Mon, 03/16/2020 - 1:00pm

See the university's official COVID-19 website for up-to-date information and resources.

Fri, 04/29/2022 - 4:22pm

Dr. Sergio Bernardes from the Center for Geospatial Research (CGR) is training federal and state agencies on the use of geospatial tools to monitor the performance of mitigation features associated with large engineering projects. The series of workshops offered by Dr. Bernardes focus on the ongoing Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) and include the monitoring of fish populations using capture/tagging, spatio-temporal tracking of…

Fri, 04/29/2022 - 4:02pm

On April 20, 2022, the Department of Geography celebrated ten of its top performing undergraduate students for their academic excellence and involvement in the community during their undergraduate years. Congratulations to the following students on winning these departmental awards:

Merle C. Prunty, Jr. Undergraduate Scholarship – Killian McSweeney

Fri, 04/29/2022 - 3:50pm

March 25, 2022 marks one year after the killer EF-4 tornado tore through Newnan, GA. The AthensGaWeather broadcasting team, composed of Atmospheric Sciences undergraduates in the Geography department, was one of the many broadcasting studios to livestream coverage of the tornado, saving the lives of at least two people in the Newnan area, according to the people themselves. "My husband was already asleep when the sirens went off, and I heard…

Fri, 04/29/2022 - 3:42pm

The Fort Stewart Fire Research Campaign was an integrative research effort that collected data on Fire Behavior, Fuels, and Smoke during a series of prescribed burns at Fort Stewart. Dr. Marcus Williams, a Research Meteorologist at the USFS Athens Fire Lab, was the discipline lead for Micrometeorology and a member of the Smoke measurement discipline. He is seen here observing PM2.5 concentration levels on a small handheld measurement device.…

Fri, 04/29/2022 - 3:30pm

The Levanthal Map and Education Center at the Boston Public Library sat down with Ph.D. Geography student, Scott Markley, earlier this year to discuss their ongoing dissertation work on creating a user-friendly geospatial dataset from Homeowners Loan Corporation (HOLC) maps, more commonly known as "redlining" maps. HOLC was a federal agency established in 1933 to provide mortgage assistance to homeowners or would-be…

Fri, 01/28/2022 - 4:59pm

Congratulations to Ph.D. student, Vanessa Raditz, for being selected as one of the 2022 Campus Sustainability Grant winners! Drawn from the Student Green Fee, the Campus Sustainability Grant awards up to $5,000 to current UGA students who wish to initiate projects that advance sustainability through education, research, service, and campus operations. Successful projects will address UGA's strategic priorities and integrate…

Fri, 01/28/2022 - 4:52pm

Four UGA Geography faculty have joined to move mountain studies further, with the support of two competitive seed grant programs on campus. The group led by our department's very own Dr. Fausto Sarmiento includes faculty from Arts and Sciences, Environment + Design, Forestry, Horticulture, Ecology, and Journalism. The TIR program from the Vice President of Research will allow for the preparation of a large grant to create the…

Fri, 01/28/2022 - 4:43pm

Recent work from graduate student Alison Banks and professor Gabriel Kooperman demonstrates how climate change may impact future air quality. 

Biomass and fossil fuel burning impact air quality by injecting fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and its precursors into the atmosphere, which poses serious threats to human health. However, the surface concentration of PM2.5 depends not only on the magnitude of emissions, but also secondary…

Thu, 12/09/2021 - 1:38pm



Two researchers in the Geography department have recently published an article, alongside their team of researchers outside of the university, on private protected areas (PPA) in the cloud forests of Peru, specifically…

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