Field Study Sites of University of Florida Geographers
Elephants Gather at Waterhole in the Caprivi of Namibia
Welcome to the Department of Geography at the University of Florida. The University is a top-ranked, Carnegie Research 1, land-grant university, and one of sixty-two member institutions of the exclusive Association of American Universities. The Department covers a range of topics in contemporary geography. Our 15 regular faculty, various adjuncts and assistants, over 60 graduate students, and approximately 100 undergraduate majors, provide rich and lively cultural and learning environments. We offer BA and BS undergraduate degrees and MA, MS and PhD degrees in Geography. Faculty and graduate student research interests fall under four broad headings of Human –Environment Interactions, Medical Geography, Physical Geography and Economic Geography, although there is active interaction and exchange among them. Within these headings, individual interests include care of the elderly, housing and regional and international development. Human interaction with the physical environment provides the focus for our work in climatology, geomorphology, hydrology, land use, medical geography and tropical agriculture. We also possess excellent facilities for teaching and research in the technical fields of GIS, remote sensing, and cartography. We have strong ties on campus with the interdisciplinary Center for Latin American Studies and the Center for African Studies, with which many faculty are affiliated. The department plays a leading role in the Land Use Environmental Change Institute (LUECI) and is a partner with the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE). Faculty are active participants in several campus-wide inter-disciplinary Institutes, notably, the Emerging Pathogens Institute, the Florida Climate Institute and the Water Institute. We have an impressive number of award-winning teachers, and all are committed to providing a challenging education, research, and public service. We hope that our website will provide you with an introduction to how we work to understand the complex relations among people, places, and environments.
NewsPhD Candidate Claudia Monzon has received an Inter-American Foundation Fellowship
Hannah Herrero receives the 2013 Dunkle Scholarship
Yang Yang (PhD) and Nirav Patel (MS) are this year's recipients of the Ryan Poehling Fellowships
Undergraduate student Christian Kamrath is accepted into the University Scholars Program
Krithi Karanth, UF Geography BA, Environmental Science BS 2001, is named Outstanding Young Alumna
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Last Updated 6/14/2007