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Human-environment interaction

City trafficMany of the issues we face today have to do with the interaction between us and our environment. These interactions entail significant and broad effects in a wide variety of domains, from air and water quality to the price of food and energy.

Geosciences researchers are studying urban growth’s impact on environmental change; fisheries and other marine resources; land-use and land-cover change; and public policy; among other themes. Such research is accomplished through a combination of analysis of satellite imagery and other data, such as government statistics or survey data.

Human-environment interaction researchers

Christian Brannstrom – Political / cultural ecology; agriculture; Latin America
David Cairns – Biogeography; ecosystem modeling; GIS applications
Oliver Frauenfeld – Synoptic climatology; land cover / land use change; permafrost dynamics
Burak Guneralp – Urbanization and global environmental change; urban land-use change; remote sensing
Inci Guneralp – Human impacts on river dynamics; modeling of fluvial systems
Bruce Herbert
– Biogeochemistry of wetlands, aquatic sediments, aquifers and coastal margin; contaminant transport in aquifers
Will Heyman – Human-environment interactions; marine conservation ecology
Peter Hugill
– Human-environment interaction; cultural / historical geography
George Jackson
– Coastal ecosystems; marine pollution
Wendy Jepson
– Land-use and land-cover change; political ecology
Andrew Klein – Remote sensing; GIS; cryosphere; glacial geomorphology
Shinichi Kobara
– Marine fishery GIS and spatial modeling; marine ecosystem-based management
Charles Lafon – Biogeography; ecological modeling
Chris Mathewson
– Engineering geology; urban / regional planning; coastal and fluvial processes
Jonathan Smith
– Cultural / historical geography; role of technology in geographic change
Michael Waters
– Prehistoric human-land interaction