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Department of Geography

Without Geography, You're Nowhere

The Department of Geography at the University of Nevada, Reno emphasizes the study of landscape change and human-environment interactions in arid and mountainous environments. The Department emphasizes the integration of human and physical geography and encourages the use of geospatial technologies (GIS, remote sensing, and cartography). 

Geography Colloquium Spring 2016 Wednesdays at 4pm in Davidson Mathematics and Science Bldg (DMS) Rm 102. Schedule

Geog Coll ScheduleFeb 17 - Kirby Calvert, Guelph University Cities and the Sustainable Energy Transition

Feb 24 - Kerry Rohrmeier, San Jose State University Spark Your Urban visionary Idea[l]s

Mar 2 - Jeffrey Bannister, University of Arizona Seeing Water in Early 20th-Century Mexico City

Mar 9 - Lynne Barker, City of Reno Sustainability in Reno: Innovation and Urban Regeneration

Mar 16 - Alicia Barber, Reno Historical Mapping City History & Public Memory: The Reno Historical Website and App

Apr 6 - Steven Churchillo, City of Reno Managing Reno's Urban Forest

Apr 13 - Eric Wood,Cal State University Los Angeles Observed and Predicted Effects of Housing Development on Avian Community Structure in US Protected Areas

Apr 20 - Katharyne Mitchell,University of Washington Creating Insurgent Citizens: Urban Counter-Mapping with Children (Co-sponsored with GRI)

Apr 27 - Nathan Daniel, Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation The Power of Truckee Meadows Parks


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Meet the faculty, staff and students that make it all happen.


Geography Degrees

The Department offers undergraduate and advanced degrees.

Student Resources

Geography Students

What you need to make the most out of your student experience.

Department Specialties

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Our department houses several research facilities.

Labs and Research

Labs and Research

Labs and research interest of faculty

Contact Us

Department of Geography (0154)

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557

Phone (775) 784-6995

Fax (775) 784-1058

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