Geography

Department of Geography

Analyze human and environmental patterns across space and time.

Geographers at the University of Nevada Reno employ innovative techniques and methods to examine the complex relationship between humans and their environment and the spatial dimensions of our world’s most pressing challenges. Offering both graduate and undergraduate programs, the Department engages with students at the highest levels of scholarship to conduct integrative research on vital social and environmental problems, in service to our communities, from the local to the global.

Recent News

Doug Smith posing for a photo with a gray wolf in snowy Yellowstone National Park.

College of Science honor exceptional alumni

The College of Science and Mackay School honored an impressive group of alumni at the annual Alumni of the Year reception on September 25.

Red Rock Canyon Rocks

Community leaders, science experts featured at 2019 Global Climate Change Summit

The Sept. 23 conference will discuss how climate change is impacting Nevada

Ken Nussear sits in a plane wearing vintage army gear and a vintage parachute pack. He sits behind another similarly dressed man.

Remembering Normandy, a commemorative jump

Professor of Geography and US Army veteran paratrooper Ken Nussear participated in the 75th anniversary reenactment of D-Day