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Students engage in a wide variety of environmental and geographic courses and activities in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of socioecological systems at a variety of geographic scales, from the local to the global. Students will gain hands-on experience in cutting-edge field data collection methods and technologies, lab-based data analysis procedures, and state-of-the-art data visualization processes and technologies.

Our department has particular strengths in coastal and marine research, sustainability science, and applied geographic information science and technology. We aim to engage our students in collaborative research projects in a local as well as an international context. Recently our faculty and students have engaged in projects focused on coastal resilience and environmental hazards in Connecticut, sustainable food systems in Iceland, water resource management in Central America, urban change in Central Asia, and eco-labeling in South Africa’s wine industry.