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. Burrell Montz
Professor and Chair
Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment

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Department Seminars

Friday June 19, 3.00 pm in Brewster D-207
Ms. Jamie Heath
"Local Implementation of the State Wildlife Action Plan in Coastal North Carolina." M.S. thesis defense.
Friday June 19, 10.00 am in Brewster D-202
Ms. Kelsey Gregg
"Multi-criteria Analysis of Offshore Wind Energy Site Suitability in North Carolina." M.S. thesis defense.
Tuesday June 16, 4.00 pm in Brewster D-207
Mr. Alex Moulton
"Greenhouse Governmentality: Discourses of Rural Development and the Negotiation of Farmer Subjectivity In Jamaica" M.S. thesis defense.
Friday June 12, 10.00 pm in Brewster C-306
Ms. Jaclyn Catania "Exploring Variations to Infrastructure Damage in Long Beach, NY: A Post-Sandy Case Study" M.S. thesis defense
Wednesday June 10, 4.00 pm  in Brewster D-207
Mr. Joshua Baker "Homeless Place Perception in Greenville, North Carolina" M.S. thesis proposal defense.

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