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

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Amy Thompson


Human-environment interactions, social inequality, processes of low-density urban development, settlement patterns, household archaeology, comm... more

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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. This last section was all about the role of science in conservation and it's connection to species conservation in particular. There was a lot to discuss with Dr S. Bourquin, from Crocodiles to what we should be focusing on in conservation, the role of keystone species in the context of ecosystem functioning and last but not least some advice for students.
Tsamaya sentle, Good bye, auf Wiedersehen.....Thanks to my students for being such an engaged audience.

Previous videos: Dr. Meyer talks to Mr. Ona Basimane about his views on tourism in Botswana

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

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William Doolittle

Chair of Geography and the Environment

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