University of California, Berkeley

About the Program

UC Berkeley Geography offers the highest quality graduate training for future scholars and teachers at the collegiate level, as well as for those going into professional careers in government, NGOs and consulting. The program is divided into three major areas: Development & Environment, Local & Global Relations, and Global Environmental Change. Within these domains, a wide range of faculty interests are represented, such as political ecology, economic geography, cultural geography, post-colonial studies, urban studies, geography of race and gender, climatology, geomorphology, remote sensing, and geographic information systems (GIS). Faculty members come with a broad spectrum of regional specialties as well, including Africa, South and East Asia, the Arctic, the Everglades and Mississippi Delta, Brazil, the Caribbean, and Latin America. The faculty has been expanded in recent years to include a number of affiliates in other departments with expertise in such fields as GIS, gender and social movements, natural resources, fluvial geomorphology, environmental engineering, landscape ecology, and urban planning.

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Admission to the University

Minimum Requirements for Admission

The following minimum requirements apply to all graduate programs and will be verified by the Graduate Division:

  1. A bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution;
  2. A grade point average of B or better (3.0);
  3. If the applicant comes from a country or political entity (e.g., Quebec) where English is not the official language, adequate proficiency in English to do graduate work, as evidenced by a TOEFL score of at least 90 on the iBT test, 570 on the paper-and-pencil test, or an IELTS Band score of at least 7 (note that individual programs may set higher levels for any of these); and
  4. Sufficient undergraduate training to do graduate work in the given field.

Applicants Who Already Hold a Graduate Degree

The Graduate Council views academic degrees not as vocational training certificates, but as evidence of broad training in research methods, independent study, and articulation of learning. Therefore, applicants who already have academic graduate degrees should be able to pursue new subject matter at an advanced level without need to enroll in a related or similar graduate program.

Programs may consider students for an additional academic master’s or professional master’s degree only if the additional degree is in a distinctly different field.

Applicants admitted to a doctoral program that requires a master’s degree to be earned at Berkeley as a prerequisite (even though the applicant already has a master’s degree from another institution in the same or a closely allied field of study) will be permitted to undertake the second master’s degree, despite the overlap in field.

The Graduate Division will admit students for a second doctoral degree only if they meet the following guidelines:

  1. Applicants with doctoral degrees may be admitted for an additional doctoral degree only if that degree program is in a general area of knowledge distinctly different from the field in which they earned their original degree. For example, a physics PhD could be admitted to a doctoral degree program in music or history; however, a student with a doctoral degree in mathematics would not be permitted to add a PhD in statistics.
  2. Applicants who hold the PhD degree may be admitted to a professional doctorate or professional master’s degree program if there is no duplication of training involved.

Applicants may apply only to one single degree program or one concurrent degree program per admission cycle.

Required Documents for Applications

  1. Transcripts: Applicants may upload unofficial transcripts with your application for the departmental initial review. If the applicant is admitted, then official transcripts of all college-level work will be required. Official transcripts must be in sealed envelopes as issued by the school(s) attended. If you have attended Berkeley, upload your unofficial transcript with your application for the departmental initial review. If you are admitted, an official transcript with evidence of degree conferral will not be required.
  2. Letters of recommendation: Applicants may request online letters of recommendation through the online application system. Hard copies of recommendation letters must be sent directly to the program, not the Graduate Division.
  3. Evidence of English language proficiency: All applicants from countries or political entities in which the official language is not English are required to submit official evidence of English language proficiency. This applies to applicants from Bangladesh, Burma, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Latin America, the Middle East, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, most European countries, and Quebec (Canada). However, applicants who, at the time of application, have already completed at least one year of full-time academic course work with grades of B or better at a US university may submit an official transcript from the US university to fulfill this requirement. The following courses will not fulfill this requirement:
    • courses in English as a Second Language,
    • courses conducted in a language other than English,
    • courses that will be completed after the application is submitted, and
    • courses of a non-academic nature.

If applicants have previously been denied admission to Berkeley on the basis of their English language proficiency, they must submit new test scores that meet the current minimum from one of the standardized tests.

Where to Apply

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Doctoral Degree Requirements


GEOG 200A/200BContemporary Geographic Thought5
GEOG 295Geography Colloquium1
Electives, as per specialized study list

All students take GEOG 200A in their first year. This course is designed to help each student to see, think, and write geographically; to learn how to make and to judge arguments; and to prepare a thesis proposal. Students with a Human Geography focus will also take GEOG 200B following GEOG 200A. Those with an Earth Systems Science focus are exempt from GEOG 200B (will instead take a course identified by their faculty adviser). All students in the doctoral program must take at least 12 units every semester (primarily in the form of appropriate graduate seminars) before taking the qualifying exam and advancing to candidacy. In addition, students must enroll in the Geography Colloquium (GEOG 295). This is a weekly colloquium (known as the Tea Talk) which features invited speakers.

By the end of the third year, students entering with a BA or BS only must hand in an analytical paper that would be suitable—in length and in quality—for submission to an academic or scientific journal. The analytical paper may be an investigation of an intellectual problem in the form of an original synthesis of secondary literature; it may advance a new idea, or question an existing theory or notion, by assembling information that already exists in the literature; or it may use original information gathered from archives or in the field. The student should have a proposal for the paper by the end of the first year, and must be in constant and close consultation with his or her main adviser. The adviser will determine the appropriate format and length of the paper. The paper must be handed in, and approved by the main adviser, no later than a month before the qualifying exam. A copy of the paper with the adviser's approval should be turned in to the student affairs officer. Students entering with an MA are exempt from the analytical paper requirement.

Prior to taking the qualifying exam, all students must prepare a preliminary dissertation prospectus of between five and ten pages for their exam committee.

The qualifying exam (the "orals") must be taken by the end of the third year, although it is recommended that students entering with a master's degree take it by the end of their second year. The exam is based on a discussion of three broad geographic fields built around bibliographies produced in consultation with the examining committee.

Immediately after passing the orals, a student applies to the Graduate Division for Advancement to Candidacy for the PhD.

As part of their training, all students will be expected to serve as graduate student instructors (GSIs) for at least one semester.

Before starting dissertation research, each student must have a dissertation prospectus meeting—during which the student discusses a written research proposal—with at least two members of the exam committee. The PhD dissertation is written under the supervision of a committee of three University faculty members, one of whom must be from outside the Geography Department and a member of the Berkeley Academic Senate. Upon final acceptance of the dissertation, the degree of PhD is awarded. It is expected that the student will complete the PhD by the end of the sixth year in the program.

All students are expected to give an exit talk the semester they are filing their dissertation.

All students must give the department a copy of their thesis before their final report to the Graduate Division will be signed.



GEOG 200A Contemporary Geographic Thought 5 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
The class has several goals. One is to give students a sound basis upon which to judge arguments. A second is to help students see, think, and write geographically--that is, to interpret the making and meaning of our physical and human landscapes. A third goal is to introduce students to the tremendous range of geographical inquiry and what is probably the major strength of geography as a form of thought: to wit, making links across space, among
peoples, and between humans and the earth. The fall semester class also serves to introduce students to the practices and expectations of scholarly work more generally, including professionalization, publishing, and public speaking.
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GEOG 200B Contemporary Geographic Thought 2 (Geographical Difference and Differentiation) 5 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
'Geographical Difference/Differentiation' is a 5 unit course with Seminar and Workshop components. The Seminar reads canonical work in social theory against contemporary Geography, including metropolitan traditions of critique of capitalism, urbanization, space and time, discipline-biopower-sovereignty, and the now; Southern traditions of agrarian, subaltern and materialist postcolonial studies; Black radical and oceanic traditions that stretch
Geography in new ways; and finally, geo-graphy as a form of Earth-writing concerned with the unraveling subject, ruined landscapes mixtures of form. The Workshop runs in parallel on particular weeks, focusing on geographic problematization and the research process.
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GEOG 203 Nature and Culture: Social Theory, Social Practice, and the Environment 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2011, Fall 2008
The relationship between societies and natural environments lies at the heart of geographical inquiry and has gained urgency as the rate and scale of human transformation of nature have grown, often outstripping our understanding of causes and effects. The physical side of environmental science has received most of the emphasis in university research, but the social basis of environmental change must be studied as well. Recent developments in social
theory have much to offer environmental studies, while the latter has, in turn, exploded many formerly safe assumptions about how and what the social sciences and humanities ought to be preoccupied with. This seminar allows students to explore some classics in environmental thought as well as recent contributions that put the field on the forefront of social knowledge today.
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GEOG 214 Development Theories and Practices 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2011, Spring 2010, Spring 2009
This course examines how concepts and theories of "development" have been produced, maintained, used, and challenged in different regions of the world economy. It will offer a framework for analyzing how changing and contending models of development both reflect and shape social processes and practices.

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GEOG 215 Seminar in Comparative and International Development 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Fall 2010
This seminar is designed for students intending to do research on topics of comparative development, the organization of work, and access to resources in different regions of the world economy. Participants in the seminar will be expected to write a research proposal and to participate actively in reading and responding to each other's work.

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GEOG 220 Capital, Value, and Scale 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2013, Spring 2009, Spring 2007
This seminar focuses on major works in political economy and social theory concerning capitalism, human action, and space-time. We grapple with what "value" means in "Capital", paying particular attention to issues of historical specificity, abstract labor time, and the "value theory of labor." We spatialize the argument by a close reading of David Harvey, and we look at attempts to understand capital's relation
to human action and other forms of value, in anthropology and the work of Pierre Bourdieu. Finally, we take up the issue of scale in hope of formulating a coherent conceptual framework for integrating across scales, from the human-body (or even smaller scales) up to global, economic, cultural and ecological processes
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GEOG 221 Speculative World-Building: Games and Simulation 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018
This class will introduce the theory, background, and practice of (analog) gaming, and simulation, or, more generally speculative world-building. These activities are increasingly important in contemporary culture, and also in science, policy, business, planning, and government, in situations where understanding how the world works, how the world might work, or how things might work differently are important. In addition to approaching games as objects of study, students
will design new games on topics of their choice, alone or in groups, as a practical component of this class.

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GEOG 228 Spatial Simulation Modeling 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015
Simulation is now a widely adopted approach to science. This class will examine what simulation models are, and why and how they are used. Models that focus
on spatial processes (aggregation, segregation, diffusion, movement, growth) will be closely considered. A particular concern will be to explore how simulation
models may help elucidate the relationships between processes and the spatial outcomes they produce.

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GEOG 230 Economies of Race 4 Units

Terms offered: Not yet offered
This course examines the economy as a domain of social analysis for understanding the black experience. Throughout the course we will examine what forms economic institutions and practices take across the black Diaspora. We will examine the central place of race within capitalist economies, largely overlooked by mainstream economic analyses and unpack its implications for equality in wider capitalist markets, state systems, and policy initiatives. Through historical
and ethnographic accounts we will explore how people across the Diaspora cope with crises and inequality, both individually and collectively, and how historical narratives are brought to bear on those methods, and on notions of the future.
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GEOG C241 Glaciology 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2015
A review of the mechanics of glacial systems, including formation of ice masses, glacial flow mechanisms, subglacial hydrology, temperature and heat transport, global flow, and response of ice sheets and glaciers. We will use this knowledge to examine glaciers as geomorphologic agents and as participants in climate change.

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GEOG 244 Complex Environmental Systems 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
Applying a complex-systems approach to environmental problems can yield valuable insight into risk, potential drivers of change, likely outcomes of perturbation, and whether it is even possible to forecast or manage system behavior. This course explores complex-systems theory and applications in geography, ecology, and earth science. Case studies include climate change, coupled human-environmental systems, vegetation community change, river
networks, forest fires, earthquakes, and peatlands.
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GEOG 246 Geomorphology of California 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2011, Fall 2009, Fall 2006
Numerous tectonic and Earth surface processes act in concert to produce the physical landscapes of our planet. This course examines three major regions of California (the Sierra Nevada, the Basin and Range, and the Southern Coast Ranges) as specific case studies for demonstrating how landscapes can be understood using concepts from tectonics, geomorphology, and geography. Two four-day field trips and preparatory readings for them will illuminate
the integrated action of tectonics, geologic structure and lithology, drainage network development, hydraulics, soil production, hillslope transport, fluvial transport, aeolian transport, and glacial/perigicial processes. A term project will be required.
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GEOG 249 Spatiotemporal Data Analysis in the Climate Sciences 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2008
This graduate seminar teaches objective techniques for spatiotemporal data analysis focusing primarily on Empirical Orthogonal Function (EOF) analysis and its derivatives. The context will be climate data analysis, but the technique is readily translatable to other fields. The goal is to get the student sufficiently comfortable with the technique so they can use it in their research.

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GEOG C250 Seminar in Sociology of Forest and Wildland Resources 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012
Individual projects and group discussions concerning social constraints to, and effects of, natural resource planning and management. Application of sociological theories to problems of managing wildland ecosystems. Students will examine topics of individual interest related to the management of wildland uses. Enrollment limited.

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GEOG 251 Topics in Cultural Geography 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2015, Fall 2013
Research seminar on selected topics in cultural geography.

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GEOG 252 Topics in Economic Geography 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Fall 2013
Research seminar on selected topics in economic geography.

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GEOG 253 Topics in Urban Geography 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Fall 2012, Spring 2012
Research seminar on selected topics in urban geography.

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GEOG 254 Topics in GIS 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016
Research seminar on selected topics in GIS.

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GEOG 255 Topics in Political Geography 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Research seminar on selected topics in political geography.

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GEOG 257 Topics in Climatology 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Research seminar on selected topics in climatology.

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GEOG 260 Topics in Biogeography 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2013, Fall 2012
Research seminar on selected topics in biogeography.

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GEOG 279 Statistics and Multivariate Data Analysis for Research 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2015
An introduction to advanced statistical methods for research. Topics include hypothesis testing, distribution fitting, ANOVA and MANOVA, PCA, cluster analysis, ordination, discriminant analysis, regression, time series analyses, causality, and data mining techniques. Students will complete assignments that use real datasets and will gain feedback in working with their own datasets.

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GEOG 280 Advanced Field Study in Geography 3 - 7 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
All day Saturday. Each additional unit requires four hours of field work per week. Extended field project required.

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GEOG 282 Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Geographical Research 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2009
This course introduces graduate students to a range of applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in geographical research, and theoretical considerations of the meaning, strengths, and limitations of the methods. We first review, in general, how geographic variables can be represented in a database. This leads to an extended discussion of the application of GIS methods to a variety of problems in physical and human geography, using topographic data, census
data, and other sources, manipulated by widely used GIS software. Students build skills and understanding through work on example problems. Finally, the broad question of how GIS represents geographic variables, and the strengths and limitations of the technique, are re-visited using perspective gained from examples. Students will be expected to elaborate these issues in the context of their own research programs.
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GEOG 285 Topics in Earth System Remote Sensing 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2016
Questions asked about a changing planet are strongly influenced by data collected across a variety of spatial and temporal scales. Remote sensing of globally distributed ecosystems and human landscapes enables the exploration of questions not possible without the extension of those dimensions. This course will focus on developing scalable Earth system research questions using a variety of tools including advanced remote sensing methods, image acquisition
including UAV systems, data synthesis and analytical approaches, literature review, progress reporting, and student presentations.
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GEOG 295 Geography Colloquium 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Invited lectures on current research and field work.

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GEOG 296 Directed Dissertation Research 1 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017

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GEOG N296 Directed Dissertation Research 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2018 10 Week Session, Summer 2018 8 Week Session, Summer 2018 Second 6 Week Session

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GEOG 297 Directed Field Studies 1 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017

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GEOG 298 Directed Study for Graduate Students 1 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Special tutorial or seminar on selected topics not covered by available courses or seminars.

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GEOG 299 Individual Research 1 - 8 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Individual research for graduate students in consultation with staff member.

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GEOG N299 Individual Research 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2018 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2006 10 Week Session, Summer 2005 10 Week Session
Individual research for graduate students in consultation with staff member.

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GEOG 301 Professional Training: Teaching Practice 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017

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GEOG C301 Communicating Ocean Science 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
For graduate students interested in improving their ability to communicate their scientific knowledge by teaching ocean science in elementary schools or science centers/aquariums. The course will combine instruction in inquiry-based teaching methods and learning pedagogy with six weeks of supervised teaching experience in a local school classroom or the Lawrence Hall of Science with a partner.
Thus, students will practice communicating scientific knowledge and receive mentoring on how to improve their presentations.
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GEOG C302 Effective Scientific Communication 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2009, Fall 2007
This course will introduce methods of organizing and delivering oral presentations, initating and organizing manuscripts, and utilizing digital communication methods, such as web-based media. Students will develop effective communication techniques through in-class experience. This class will have an emphasis on the sciences but will be useful and open to graduate students of all disciplines.

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GEOG 601 Individual Study for Master's Students 1 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Individual study for comprehensive or language requirements in consultation with the field adviser.

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GEOG N601 Individual Study for Master's Students 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2009 10 Week Session
Individual study for comprehensive or language requirements in consultation with the field adviser.

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GEOG 602 Individual Study for Doctoral Students 1 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Individual study in consultation with the major field adviser, intended to provide an opportunity for qualified students to prepare themselves for the various examinations required of candidates for the Ph.D.

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Faculty and Instructors

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Jeffrey Q. Chambers, Associate Professor. Forests, climate change, trees, tropical forests, remote sensing, Drought.
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John Chiang, Professor. Climate change, climate dynamics, ocean-atmosphere interactions, paleoclimate.
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Kurt Cuffey, Professor. Continuum mechanics, climate, geomorphology, glaciers, glaciology, climate history, stable isotopes, geographical thought.
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William E. Dietrich, Professor. Morphology, earth and planetary sciences, geomorphology, evolution of landscapes, geomorphic transport laws, landscape evolution modeling, high resolution laser altimetry, cosmogenic nuclide analysis.
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You-Tien Hsing, Professor. China, geography, political economy of development in East Asia, the process of international economic restructuring, cultural and institutional configuration in the processes of Taiwanese direct investment, growth in Chinese cities, business networks.
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Lynn Ingram, Professor. Geophysics, geology, earth and planetary science, geography, stratigraphy with strontium isotopes, paleontological, paleoclimate, California climate change, paleosalinity, shellmounds, geochemical data, paleoclimatic and paleo-environmental reconstruction in aquatic environments using sedimentological.
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G. Mathias Kondolf, Professor. Ecological restoration, landscape architecture, environmental planning, fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, environmental geology, environmental impact assessment, riparian zone management.
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Jake Kosek, Associate Professor. Cultural politics of nature and difference; cultural geography, science and technology studies; critical race theory; critical cartography; biopolitics; human and the non-human; and environmental politics.

Laurel G. Larsen, Assistant Professor. Hydroecology, geomorphology, complex systems, restoration ecology, environmental modeling, wetlands, sediment transport, environmental fluid mechanics.
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Jovan Scott Lewis, Assistant Professor. Jamaica and the USA; constructions and infrastructures of poverty, inequality, race (blackness), economy, and the market.
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Beatriz Manz, Professor. Latin America, human rights, peasantry, migrations, social movements, political conflict, Mayan communities in Guatemala, issues of memory, grief.
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David O'Sullivan, Associate Professor. Spatial analysis, complexity, spatial models.
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Robert Rhew, Associate Professor. Geography, terrestrial-atmosphere exchange of trace gases, atmospheric chemistry and composition, halogen biogeochemistry, stratospheric ozone depletion issues, coastal salt marsh, chaparral, desert, tundra, boreal forest, grassland.
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Nathan F. Sayre, Associate Professor. Climate change, endangered species, rangelands, political ecology, pastoralism, ranching, environmental history, suburbanization, human-environment interactions, environmental geography, range science and management, Southwestern US, scale, community-based conservation.
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Harley Shaiken, Professor. Mexico, labor, globalization, education, United States, geography, work organization, issues of economic and political integration in the Americas, information technology, skill.
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David B. Wahl, Assistant Adjunct Professor.


Alicia Cowart, Lecturer.

Seth R. Lunine, Lecturer.

John Stehlin, Lecturer.

Visiting Faculty

Melanie Feakins, Visiting Assistant Professor.

Emeritus Faculty

A. Roger Byrne, Professor Emeritus. Historical biogeography, vegetation change, prehistoric agriculture, pollen analysis, history of late-Pleistocene/Holocene environment, fossil pollen.
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Orman E. Granger, Professor Emeritus.

Paul Groth, Professor Emeritus. Architecture, vernacular architecture, urban geography, suburban America, cultural landscape studies, housing (US).
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Gillian P. Hart, Professor Emeritus.

Michael Johns, Professor Emeritus. Latin America, development, geography, culture of cities.
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Norman Miller, Professor Emeritus. Hydroclimate modeling and assimilation and analysis, climate change impacts to sociology-economic and ecological sectors.
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Theodore M. Oberlander, Professor Emeritus.

Robert R. Reed, Professor Emeritus.

Richard Walker, Professor Emeritus. Race, environment, urbanism, politics, geography, resources, economic geography, regional development, capitalism, cities, California, class.
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+ Michael J. Watts, Professor Emeritus. Islam, development, Africa, social movements, political economy, political ecology, geography, South Asia, peasant societies, social and and cultural theory, US agriculture, Marxian political economy.
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Contact Information

Department of Geography

507 McCone Hall

Phone: 510-642-3903

Fax: 510-642-3370

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Department Chair

Nathan Sayre, PhD

599 McCone Hall

Phone: 510-664-4072

Fax: 510-642-3370

Head Graduate Adviser

John Chiang, PhD

547 McCone Hall

Student Academic Adviser (Grad & UG), Lead

Marjorie Ensor

517 McCone Hall

Phone: 510-642-3904

Student Academic Adviser (Grad & UG)

Bobby Ewing

509A McCone Hall

Phone: 510-664-7698

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