IMGS 2013

The Geography Department at Michigan State University hosted the XVth International Symposium in Medical/Health Geography (IMGS 2013) on our campus in East Lansing, Michigan, July 7-12, 2013. It was a […]

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GEO 453 Metropolitan Environments Course

Students in Igor Vojnovic’s GEO453 Metropolitan Environments class employ designs that encourage non-motorized travel in the pro bono development proposals they prepare for Lansing- and Detroit-area municipalities. The proposals are […]

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Cultural and Anthropogenic Landscapes

Research in this sub-field is concerned with how past and present landscape transformations by people express their ideals and how perceptions of landscape are incorporated into all aspects of life […]

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Land Cover and Land Use Change

Land Cover and Land Use Change (LCLUC) is an important thematic area of research within the Nature-Society Studies group at Michigan State University. Faculty and students conducting LCLUC research have […]

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Quaternary Landscapes Research Group

The Quaternary Landscapes Research Group (QLRG) is an informal cluster of like-minded individuals at Michigan State University who are actively reconstructing prehistoric landscapes, both the processes involved in their physical […]

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Urban-Economic Research

Professor Darden conducts research on urban issues related to race, residential segregation, neighborhood inequality, concentrated poverty and the geography of opportunity. His research has focused on urban problems in the […]

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Remote Sensing

Choice of raster cell resolution affects what can be observed; this is linked in complex ways to the process scale of the mapped vector phenomenon.  Here we see the impact […]

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Geographic Information Systems

The Department of Geography at Michigan State University has a long tradition of excellence in GIScience. GISci-related research and teaching at MSU focus on both theory and application of GIS […]

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Plant Geography and Paleovegetation Studies

Research and teaching in plant geography and paleovegetation (fossil pollen and plant macrofossil) studies at Michigan State University (MSU) focus on understanding the nature and patterns of vegetation dynamics of […]

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Geomorphology and Soils

Geomorphologic research and teaching in the Geography Department emphasizes the interactions between landforms, soils, and environmental change. Soils-based research is done within a geomorphological framework, while geomorphic research often utilizes […]

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Fire and Air Pollution

Climatology faculty members are involved in joint venture agreements with the USDA Forest Service to improve our understanding of the dynamic interaction of wildland fire and atmospheric conditions, study the […]

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Applied Meteorology

With a wide variety of real-time and historical atmospheric data available, the climatology group explores new uses of climatological data as well as the links between weather and a number […]

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Boundary Layer and Mountain Meteorology

Boundary layer and mountain meteorology research at MSU focuses on the structure and evolution of the atmospheric boundary layer in complex terrain with particular emphasis on stable stratification, cold air […]

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Agricultural Climatology

Weather and its longer term variant, climate, remain among the most important uncontrollable variables in agricultural production systems. The climatology group is involved in a wide variety of agrometeorological and […]

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Synoptic Climatology

Synoptic climatology, which is the study of the relationships between atmospheric circulation with local and regional climate, has historically been an important research emphasis at MSU. The focus of much […]

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Climate Change

Climatologists at MSU investigate historical and potential future climate and the impacts on a variety of economic activities. Current and recent research projects include: The Pileus Project Climate Land Interaction […]

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