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:
- Climate variability and change
- Climate change impacts on plants and animals
- Urbanization and regional development in globalizing China and Asia
- Spatial ecology and environmental change
- Spatial fire ecology
- Spatial diffusion of armed conflict
- Hazards and hazard mitigation
- Natural resource applications of GIS
- Alpine glaciology
- Quantitative political geography