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The Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences at Michigan State University is the starting place to explore Geography. From here you can explore research being conducted by world class faculty, learn more about the degrees and courses we offer, connect with our great staff, and discover how a geography degree from MSU will put you on the map.

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News

MSU Scholar Emilio Moran Discusses Innovative Interdisciplinary Work Focused on Off-grid Hydropower in Brazil

World-renowned social anthropologist Emilio Moran has studied and published in tropical agriculture, social science, ecology, economics, and, most recently, earth observations from satellites. Moran is a John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor with the Department […]

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Geography Professor David Roy among the world’s most highly cited researchers

Dr. David P. Roy, Professor of Geography and member of the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations, has been named one of the most highly cited researchers in the […]

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MSU Ph.D. Students Launch Geography-focused Podcast

Like most geographers, MSU Ph.D. students Veda Hawkins, Kionna Henderson, and Raven Mitchell know that geography is everywhere and they invite you to tune in to their new podcast, “People, […]

Congratulations to Ph.D. student, Kionna Henderson

Congratulations to Kionna Henderson, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences, for winning the 2020 East Lakes Division of the AAG Student Poster Award at […]

Angie Sanchez, Ph.D. Student Named Diversity Torch

Angie Sanchez is a PhD student in the Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences. Her dissertation research focuses on breastfeeding access for women in Indigenous communities throughout Michigan. A […]

Events

Friday, January 29, 2021 4:00 pm

Join the MSU Geography Graduate Group (Triple G) on Friday, January 29, 2021, as they kick off their Spring 2021 Colloquium series. The first colloquium session will feature Dr. Lucy […]

Monday, November 30, 2020 1:00 pm

Ms.  Cordelia Martin-Ikpe will take her oral comprehensive examination on Monday, November 30, 2020, starting at 1:00 pm via Zoom. All Geography faculty may attend and participate in the oral […]

 - Tuesday, November 17, 2020 10:00 am

Mr. Aaron Kamoske will defend his dissertation on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 10:00 AM. Title: Seeing within the Canopy: Measuring Three-Dimensional Forest Traits and Processes Across Ecosystems and Spatial […]

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