Department of Geography
Faculty Spotlight - Kerri Jean Ormerod
Kerri Jean Ormerod is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Cooperative Extension Program Leader in Water, Climate, and Drought Hazards.
Masters Student Spotlight - Stephanie Freund
Stephanie, in the Geospatial Lab of Dr. Jill Heaton, is researching the abundance and diversity of biological soil crusts in two vegetation zones of a mountain range ...
Faculty Spotlight - Jessie Clark
Joining the department in Fall 2014, Jessie traded in the rain and fir trees of the Northwest for the sun and sage of the high desert. ...
Alumni Spotlight - Crystal Kolden
With her MS degree at UNR, Crystal received her doctorate in Geography from Clark University. She worked full-time for the US Geological Survey, conducting research on wildfires in Alaska. ....
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).
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Our department houses several research facilities.
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