Department of Geography and the Environment

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During these troubled times we all have to remain at our best and do our fair share. Sacrifices are required by everyone, but together we will come out stronger and better than before. Stay home. Stay safe. Stay productive.

All staff are currently working on a hybrid in office and remote schedule; please contact us via email if you have any questions or need to schedule an appointment.

Onward and upward.
Bill Doolittle

Society, Art & Conservation

This Fall semester, the department is piloting a new class concept for GRG 336 National Parks & Protected Areas. From Human wildlife conflicts to the role of woman in conservation, Dr. T Meyer features topics and problems from Botswana while students assess how these issues play out in the United States and other parts of the world. By the use of online lectures, self-recorded videos and life Q&A sessions, we try to bring the world to our campus. In this block we have assessed the concepts and limitations of eco-tourism concepts around the world. Students presented on these concepts including the success and failure of Community Based natural Resource Management from various parts of the world. Dr. Meyer is talking to Mr. Basimane, one of Botswana's top ranking guides, specializing in wildlife photography.
Previous videos: Chatting about producing food in challenging environments,
Indigenous people and conservation,
Women and natural resource conservation,
Dr. Meyer and Valentin Gruener on human-wildlife conflict,
Dr. Meyer and Thabo Kgatlwane chatting about the connections between art and conservation,

Mission, Core, and Values

UT Geography Society

Labs & Facilities


William Doolittle

Chair of Geography and the Environment

William Doolittle
Geography focuses on our interdependent world and our fragile habitat.
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