Dr. Dahms conducts research at a field school in Switzerland in collaboration with the University of Zurich
Welcome to the Department of Geography at the University of Northern Iowa. If you are familiar with the discipline of Geography, you'll find a lot of useful information on our site. If you are new to Geography, then you might be surprised at what, and how much we do. Geography is the science of place and space. We use high-tech tools to discover and explain spatial patterns in the natural and human worlds. Geographers are active in the study of global warming, natural hazards, globalization, homeland security, rural and economic development, disease outbreaks, and much more. We still make maps, of course; but these days you aren't likely to see a geographer hunched over a drafting table. We use space-based technology and cutting-edge computer technology to create digital maps and interactive representations of the Earth and people. If you need any additional information, please contact the department head, Dr. Patrick Pease.
Philip Cavin travels to Arctic for research project
UNI Geography graduate student Philip Cavin recently traveled to the Canadian Arctic for a research project that is part of Dr. Andrey Petrov's ARCSES Lab. The project is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada and focuses...
Three UNI Geography students earn NASA-ISGC Scholarships/Fellowships
Three UNI Geography students earned Iowa Space Grant Consortium (NASA ISGC) Fellowships or Scholarships for 2012-2013. Focusing on employing High-Altitude Ballooning for enhancing STEM learning, Kara Poppe (undergraduate) and Brian Swedberg (...