Andrea Marston receives the Margaret FitzSimmons Early Career Award

21 February 2024
The award from the Cultural and Political Ecology section of the AAG recognizes the "innovative work of an early career scholar in the area of nature-society relations, including research, teaching, and outreach." In announcing award, the committee wrote of Andrea that it found "your theoretical and...

Dhruv Gangadharan selected for MaGrann Field Research Award

19 February 2024
The MaGrann Field Research Award supported my pre-dissertation scoping study in coastal Tamil Nadu, where I looked at India’s emerging ‘Blue Economy’ while visiting the districts of Thoothukudi and Ramanathapuram. My goal was to understand the intersection of community economies and novel yet...

ESRI's ArcWatch writes about Noam Aharon's project on interactive indoor mapping of Lucy Stone Hall.

24 January 2024
"Aharon, who graduated in 2023, credits his work with both the CAD files and indoor GIS with intensifying his love of maps and geography, as well as helping him put the skills he learned to practical use. “I didn’t know what GIS was at all before I got to Rutgers. And now I’m working at a...

Jesse Rodenbiker's book, Ecological States: Politics of Science and Nature in Urbanizing China,...

16 January 2024
The Department of Geography is pleased to announce the publication of assistant teaching professor Jesse Rodenbiker's new book, Ecological States: Politics of Science and Nature in Urbanizing China (2023, Cornell University Press). The book is available in paperback and as a free open-access...

The Geography Department and the New Brunswick Libraries hosted a successful mapathon on GIS Day...

16 November 2023
Over 40 people, primarily undergraduates, participated in this year's Rutgers mapathon. Volunteers contributed to Humanitarian Open Street Map project #15673 in support of efforts by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to aid refugees in West Darfur, Sudan. The project area is...

RU Geography Undergrads on the winning team at the 2023 AAG Middle States Meetings Geography Bowl

13 November 2023
A team made up of Rutgers and Penn State undergraduates made it to the final round against West Point and won. The highest-scoring individuals make up the team that is sent to national AAG meetings. (left to right) Finan Turnage-Barney (Penn State); Collis Lee (Penn State), Urvi Vinod (Rutgers), Lukas...

Graduate Student Leonardo Calzada Receives a 2023 Fulbright-National Geographic Award.

05 September 2023
Leo is researching the interplay between human and ecological communities within tropical forests. He will study the impact of the Mayan Train and Mexico’s leading agroforestry policy, “Sembrando Vida” (Sowing Life), on tropical forest dynamics and local governance processes in the Yucatán...

Professor Ghertner named Editor of Society & Space

10 August 2023
Professor Asher Ghertner, Associate Professor of Geography, has joined the Editorial Team of Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. He joins the group of international editors, led by Editor-in-Chief Natalie Oswin, overseeing both the peer-reviewed journal and the Society & Space free...

Undergraduate Journey Berry is profiled in the SAS newsletter and wins Outstanding Service Award

06 June 2023
Titled, "From Jersey to Alaska: A Student's Epic Trek Inspires a Calling in Glacier Science", the article describes several experiences that led Journey to become a double major in Geography and Geology with a focus on glaciology. The SAS Office of the Executive Dean also announced that Journey was...

Geography major Noam Aharon researches new frontier in mapping.

02 June 2023
Lost Inside a Rutgers Building? This Graduate's Senior Project Could Help You Navigate to Your Destination Written by John Chadwick | SAS Senior Writer Geography major develops digital indoor mapping platform  The notoriously confusing Lucy Stone Hall was the subject of Noam Aharon's senior...

Professor Ghertner awarded Marshall Mentoring Award from Northeast Association of Graduate Schools

31 May 2023
D. Asher Ghertner, an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Director of the Graduate Program in Geography, was awarded the prestigious Geoffrey Marshall Mentoring Award from the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NAGS) on Friday, April 21, 2023, at the NAGS annual...

The Department of Geography celebrated our graduating seniors at a reception and lunch on April...

04 May 2023
  Welcome Remarks by Kevin St. Martin, Department Chair. Presentation of Graduating Seniors by Åsa Rennermalm, Undergraduate Director.  Graduating Seniors Noam Y. Aharon  Geography Major-Techniques, GIS Certificate, Honors in Geography Aveen S. Arya  Geography Major-Environment Honors in Geography Journey...

Graduate student Leonardo Calzada was awarded a Fulbright COMEXUS - Garcia Robles 2023- 24.

20 April 2023
It will support his dissertation research in the Yucatan, Mexico. Dissertation Title: "Trailblazing development: the effects of Sembrando Vida (Sowing Life) on forest management and degradation patterns in the Calakmul—Sian Ka’an Biological Corridor, Mexico" This research examines the impact of the...

Congratulations to Rutgers Geography's AAG Awardees

31 March 2023
Rutgers Geography is proud of its many award recipients from, and fellows to, the American Association of Geographers. Rutgers had a strong presence at the Annual Meeting of the AAG, held in Denver from March 23rd to March 28th.   Rutgers PhD students were well recognized: Leonardo Calzada won the...

Sahithya Venkatesan awarded 2023-24 "AIIS" fellowship

29 March 2023
Graduate student Sahithya Venkatesan was selected from an extremely competitive field of proposals to receive a fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies to begin fieldwork in India for her dissertation project:  Dissertation Title: For a fistful of dignity: Dalit Place-making and...

Professor David Robinson received the 2023 AAG Cryosphere Lifetime Achievement Award

29 March 2023
The AAG Cryosphere Speciality sections François E. Matthes Lifetime Achievement Award was for his contribution to snow research and mentoring of cryosphere scientists. In the photo, the chair of the AAG Cryosphere Speciality section, Yanan “Nancy” Li, is presenting Dave with the award at the AAG...

Professor Laura Schneider receives research funding from Rutgers Global for her grant proposal,

15 March 2023
“Intersection of land use and climate in Costa Rica.” The project is in collaboration with Dr. Benjamin Lintner (Co-PI). The funding will support research to explore the historical patterns of land use and climate in Costa Rica and to participate in ongoing field studies in coffee farms near the...

James Kenneth Mitchell, Professor Emeritus recognized with 2023 AAG Meredith F. Burrill Award

06 February 2023
Ken has devoted over fifty years as a geographer to the human dimensions of environmental risks, hazards, disasters, and resilience. Incorporating natural, social, and management sciences, he has taken a broad front approach to bridging deep theoretical thinking and geographical knowledge with...

J.T. Roane's book, Dark Agoras, published

20 January 2023
The Department of Geography is pleased to celebrate the publication of Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor J.T. Roane's new book, Dark Agoras: Insurgent Black Social Life and the Politics of Place, published this month by NYU Press.  An online Book Launch Party, organized through the Institute for the...

Professor Robin Leichenko has been selected as an AAG Fellow.

12 January 2023
The American Association of Geographers (AAG) announces its 2023 Fellows, recognizing 16 geographers in a variety of practice areas for their contributions to geographic research, advancement of practice, and careers devoted to strengthening the field of geography, including teaching and...