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 Nov. 6, 3:30PM in Brewster C-206

Dr. Yuh-Lang Lin, Department of Physics and Dept. of Energy & Environmental Systems
N.C. A&T State University
"Recent Advances and Future Challenges in Hurricane Prediction"

Thursday Oct. 29, 10:00 AM in Brewster C-201
Mr. Calvin Harmin, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment “An Inconvenient Poop: Flood Vulnerability of Industrial Hog Farms in Eastern North Carolina”.
M.S. Thesis Defense Seminar
Monday Oct. 5, 6:00 pm in Brewster C-103
Dr. Dwane Jones, Center for Sustainable Development, University of the District of Columbia.
"Advancing Urban Sustainability in D.C. and Beyond: A Planner’s Role"
Friday Sept 18, 10.00 am in Brewster D-205
Ms. Stephanie Hoekstra,
"Decisions Under Duress: Official Decision Making During Superstorm Sandy" CRM Dissertation Defense
Friday Sept 18, 3.30 pm in Brewster C-206
Dr. Graham Tobin, School of Geosciences, University of South Florida
"Non-profit Organizations in Disaster Recovery: Christchurch, New Zealand."

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