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The Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment at East Carolina University explores the connections between society, land use, landform processes, and climate, linking these disciplines with cutting-edge geospatial technologies. Our faculty and students work together to understand how spatial patterns, social constructs, and environmental forces lay out challenges and opportunities faced by societies around the world. Students collaborate with faculty and the community on research projects to help those societies thrive.

We invite you to learn more about our programs, degree offerings, and research through our web page. We do hope that you'll visit us in person if you haven't yet had the opportunity.

Dr. Thad Wasklewicz
Professor and Chair
Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment

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Temp / Humidity85.1 F / 34%
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Pressure29.99 in
Solar Radiation201.8 w/m2

Department Seminars

Thursday, June 14, 2018, 10:00 AM in Brewster C-304
Mr. Tom Vogel, Dept. of Geography, Planning and Environment
Prisons and pollutant plumes: A spatial analysis of LULU coexistence
M.S. Thesis defense

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 9:00 AM in Brewster C-304
Mr. Zach Dickerson, Dept. of Geography, Planning and Environment
A solar farm in my backyard? Resident perspectives of utility-scale solar in eastern North Carolina
M.S. Thesis defense

Monday, June 11, 2018, 1:00 PM in Brewster D-207
Ms. Samantha Wright, Dept. of Geography, Planning and Environment
The meteorological influence on flight operations in eastern North Carolina
M.S. Thesis proposal defense

Thursday, June 7, 2018, 10:00 AM in Brewster D-208
Ms. Hannah Wells, Dept. of Geography, Planning and Environment
Dynamic and thermodynamic mechanisms for the onset of the southeastern United States convective season
M.S. Thesis defense

Friday, March 23, 2018, 3:30 PM in Brewster C-206
Dr. Rachel Gittman, Dept. of Biology, Institute for Coastal Science and Policy, East Carolina University
Are we engineering away our natural defenses along North Carolina's coast?

Friday, February 16, 2018, 3:30 PM in Brewster C-206
Dr. Yetunde Oladokun, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Asset ownership and welfare deprivation of women in rural Nigeria

Friday, January 26, 2018, 3:30 PM in Brewster C-206
Dr. Victor Oladokun, Dept. of Industrial Production Engineering, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Disaster management and flood resilience: Some case studies in fuzzy interference system applications from Nigeria


Thursday, December 14, 2017, 9:00 AM in Brewster D-207
Ms. Brittany Rivenbark, Dept. of Geography, Planning and Environment
Evolution of breached dune systems from repeat lidar data, Pea Island, NC
M.S. Thesis proposal defense

Friday, October 27, 2017, 3:30 PM in Brewster C-206
Fall Colloquium Series
Dr. Hong-Bing Su, Dept. of Geography, Planning and Environment
In-situ meteorological observations of atmospheric responses to the 2017 solar eclipse in eastern North Carolina (NCSG-NASA)

Friday, October 6, 2017, 3:30 PM in Brewster C-206
Fall Colloquium Series
Dr. Holly Hapke, Dept. of Geography, Planning and Environment
How NSF makes awards: Insights from inside the black box

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 10:00 AM in Brewster D-207
Ms. Kailey Adams, Dept. of Geography, Planning and Environment
Autogenic controls on debris-flow fans with limited accommodation space: Laboratory experiments informed by a field example
M.S. Thesis defense

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 10:00 AM in Brewster D-207
Ms. Hannah Wells, Dept. of Geography, Planning and Environment
Dynamic and thermodynamic mechanisms for the onset of the southeastern United States convective season
M.S. Thesis proposal defense

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 10:00 AM in Brewster D207
Mr. Shadane Williams, Dept. of Geography, Planning and Environment
Risk perception and the role of experience: case studies of Annotto Bay and Port Maria in Jamaica
M.S. Thesis defense

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 10:00 AM in Brewster D207

Mr. Zach Dickerson, Dept. of Geography, Planning and Environment
A solar farm in my backyard?: Resident perceptions on utility-scale solar in eastern North Carolina
M.S. Thesis proposal defense

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