Research team kayaking


The department’s focus for the next five years is the Geography of global change. We have a broad view of causes and consequences of global change, for which we include sustainability, livelihoods, health, geopolitics, systems of production and consumption, water resources, ecosystems, and climate dynamics. Our perspectives span local to global levels across spatial and temporal scales. Addressing these components of global change also requires advances in geographical information science and technology needed to use new spatial data generated from combinations of specialized sensors and the Internet of things.