Educators and researchers in GEM study and teach all aspects of coupled earth systems, focusing on human interactions with terrestrial and marine processes, from mountaintops to mid-ocean.

Teaching and Research Faculty

Andrea Allan, Larry Becker, Laurie Becker, Michael Campana, Lynette de Silva, Kelsey Emard, Erica Fleishman, Matthew Goslin, Hannah Gosnell, Michael Harte, Demian Hommel, Julia Jones, Robert Kennedy, Tara Massad, Tyler McFadden, Andrew Meigs, Phil Mote, Park Muhonda, Peder Nelson, Laura Peters, Mark Raleigh, Mary SantelmannJim Thatcher, Jenna Tilt, Jamon Van Den Hoek, Kuuipo Walsh, James Watson, Aaron Wolf, David Wrathall, Kaplan Yalcin

Fall 2023 Geography Symposium (GEOG 4/5/607)

Wednesdays from 3 to 3:50 p.m. in Burt 193
(except on November 8 when it will be in Wilkinson 235)

September 27
Julia JonesThe Lookout Fire: Climate change and wildfire in Oregon
Lynette de SilvaIt’s a Process

October 4
Aaron WolfWater, War, and Worldviews
David WrathallHabitability

October 11
Matthew GoslinRivers, cows and collaborative science: Long-term patterns of change in the Middle Fork John Day River
Robert KennedySophisticated satellite sensor seeks serious surface substantiation

October 18
Jamon Van Den HoekExpanding the Humanitarian Horizon
Tara MassadConservation Biology in a National Park in Mozambique

October 25
Laura PetersDisasters in Divided Societies
Peder NelsonGenerational Science with Earth Observations

November 1
Jim ThatcherFrom critical data studies to digital political ecologies: What spatial data can tell us about ourselves, our society, and our environment... and what they can't
Tyler McFaddenMaking space for biodiversity in human-dominated landscape

November 8 (in Wilkinson 235)
Larry BeckerNo Trees, No Butter: Shea's Trouble's in a Shifting Geography
Kelsey EmardCrops, blights, and extreme weather - shifting geographies of agriculture

November 15
Mark RaleighSnow, snow, everywhere, but how much is there to drink?
Erica FleishmanNavigating through a bumpy ecosystem

November 29
Mary SantelmannThe Beauty of Biogeography
Park MuhondaInvestigating the inclusiveness of the usipa value chain in Malawi

December 6
Hannah GosnellAn integral approach to understanding transformation on agricultural landscapes
Jenna TiltCo-producing equitable resilience for Oregon’s coastal communities