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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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
Dr. Scott Curtis will co-host a panel discussion on the critical problem of riverbank and coastal erosion in Bangladesh, which may be a model for future sea level rise mitigation efforts in U.S. coastal regions.The event is open to all, and will be held on Friday April 20, 3:30PM in SciTech C-209.
Dr. Ferreira and Dr. Rickenbach were awarded a three year $450K NSF grant, 'Mechanisms for the seasonal transition of precipitation organization in the southeastern United States: Current and future climate'. Link describes their novel approach, and why the work may shed light on understanding climate trends more generally.
Dr. Scott Curtis has been awarded the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Advancement Council Distinguished Professorship in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Congratulations Dr. Curtis!
We will offer a minor in Atmospheric Science starting in Fall 2017! The minor replaces our certificate program in atmospheric science. Click for more information.
Our B.S. degree in Urban and Regional Planning was ranked first in the nation of top value programs by College Values Online.