The Department of Geography in the College of Science emphasizes the study of landscape change and human-environment interactions in arid and mountainous environments. The department emphasizes the integration of human and physical geography and encourages the use of geospatial technologies (GIS, remote sensing, and cartography).

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  • 3000 Years of Environmental Change at Zaca Lake, California, Usa 

    Dingemans, Theodore; Mensing, Scott A.; Feakins, Sarah J.; Kirby, Matthew E.; Zimmerman, Susan R. H. (2014)
    Climatic variations of the last few millennia can reveal patterns of variability beyond that recorded by the instrumental record. In this study we use pollen and sediments to generate a high resolution 3000 year record of ...
  • The Effect of Land Cover/Land Use Changes on the Regional Climate of the USA High Plains 

    Mutiibwa, Denis; Kilic, Ayse; Irmak, Suat (8/11/2014)
    We present the detection of the signatures of land use/land cover (LULC) changes on the regional climate of the US High Plains. We used the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) as a proxy of LULC changes and ...