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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


Physical Address:
McClure Hall 201

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3021
Moscow, ID 83844-3021

Phone: (208) 885-6216


Web: Department of Geography