Welcome to the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma!
We are a dynamic and growing department located in Norman, Oklahoma, named one of the best small cities in America.
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Geography is a discipline that studies people and the world in which they live. The geography research and teaching focus at the University of Oklahoma are organized around two thematic areas which correspond broadly to the traditional classification of physical and human geography.
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Congratulations to Dr. Smith whose project “Visualizing Cleaner Water” was selected in this year’s current annual theme of the Faculty Advisory Committee, OU Humanities Forum, Forum Grant award program. Great job!!!!!
for being selected as the first and second alternates to the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences’ Outstanding Senior!
The first alternate to Outstanding Senior is Reagan Metz, who will graduate with a BA in Environmental Sustainability - Planning & Management, Summa cum Laude, May 2016.
The second alternate to Outstanding Senior is Lisa Mae Fiedler who will graduate with a BA in Environmental Sustainability-Culture & Society, with Distinction, May 2016.
The Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma seeks nominations and applications for a Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Geohumanities position and a Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Socio-Ecological Systems Modeling position. Initial appointment to both positions will begin August 2016. Salary and remunerations are competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Click
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Congratulations to David Westrop for successfully defending his master’s thesis: “Analysis of Distribution, Expansion, and Range-Margin Impacts in the Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands of Northwestern Cimarron County, Oklahoma Using Remote Sensing, Niche Modeling and Dendrochronology”. Members of his committee are (left to right) Scott Greene, Professor; David Westrop; Bruce Hoagland, Professor; Aondover Tarhule, Professor.
Preston Hartman successfully defended his thesis for his master of science in Environmental Sustainability. Preston’s thesis was a two manuscript approach: “Oklahoma’s Municipal Water Systems: Assessments of Innovation for Climate Change Mitigation” and “The Role of Dynamic Capabilities in the Process of Water System Innovation”. Pictured from left to right: Mark Shafer, Mark Meo, Preston Hartman, and Travis Gliedt.
DGES Seminar Series
September 18, Rezaul Mahmood, Western Kentucky University
October 23, Jeff Wilson, Huston-Tillotson University
October 30, Jennifer Koch, University of Oklahoma-CANCELLED
November 20, Corin de Freitas, University of British Columbia
December 11, Jadwiga Ziolkowska, University of Oklahoma
“Old Chico’s New Tricks: Governance Changes and Bulk Water Charges in Brazil’s São Francisco River Basin”: by Dr. Corin de Freitas, Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia, Friday, November 20, 2015 3:30 p.m., Sarkeys Energy Center, A235 with coffee and snacks starting at 3:15 p.m.
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