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Department of Geography
phone: (208) 885-6216
fax: (208) 885-2855
McClure Hall 203
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3021
Moscow, ID 83844-3021


Geographers seek answers to many of the questions facing our planet today. Solutions to the questions we face as a world are best addressed by combining the physical and human aspects using spatial reasoning – methods that define Geography.

The Department of Geography at the University of Idaho emphasizes the integration of human and physical geography in a research setting and encourages the use of geospatial technologies including GIS, cartography, remote sensing and computational analysis

The Department of Geography at the University of Idaho emphasizes human-environment interactions in a constantly changing landscape. A diverse set of faculty research interests include:

  • Polar meteorology and remote sensing in arctic environments
  • Regional climate change in the Western United States
  • Forest disturbances and environmental change
  • Human adaptation to climate change in high latitudes
  • Hazards and hazard mitigation
  • Transportation planning
  • Natural resource applications of GIS in quantifying carbon fluxes
  • Alpine glaciology
  • Water resources in a changing climate
  • Quantitative political geography
  • Environmental and resources issues in the American West