PhD student Tyler Young wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award

01 April 2020
The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students for three years within a five-year fellowship period. The award will support Tyler's research into forest-resource politics in West Africa. Tyler’s work focuses specifically on the regional distribution Oxytenanthera abyssinica –a...

Graduate student Alex Liebman co-authored an article in Monthly Review.

28 March 2020
The article explores the relational geographies of COVID-19, circuits of capital and agri-business. "The underlying operative premise is that the cause of COVID-19 and other such pathogens is not found just in the object of any one infectious agent or its clinical course, but also in the field of...

Dr. Åsa Rennermalm is featured on a PBS NOVA site about polar regions and climate change.

19 February 2020
Since NOVA started producing interactive Labs back in 2012, more than six million students have used them to get involved in science by collecting and analyzing data to solve real-world problems. NOVA Labs gives young people a virtual window into the lives of scientists—and a taste of what it...

Dr. Leichenko appointed to Mayor De Blasio's Climate Leadership Team

30 December 2019
Professor Robin Leichenko, Chair of the Department of Geography at Rutgers, was appointed to the group of independent, expert scientists to advise the Mayor of New York City on climate risks and to develop a new climate assessment report  NEW YORK – Today, Mayor de Blasio announced the leadership...

Dr. Ghertner on the colonial roots of India’s air pollution crisis

16 December 2019
In the newest issue of Economic & Political Weekly, India’s most widely read journal, D. Asher Ghertner, Associate Professor of Geography at Rutgers, explores the history of race and medicine to trace the colonial origins of the claim that Indian lungs are “immune" to air pollution – a claim that...

MS student Sean Thatcher publishes in Earth & Space Science News

02 December 2019
“Of course our building is accessible—there is only one small step to get inside.”  Creating Spaces for Geoscientists with Disabilities to Thrive, an article co-written by Sean Thatcher and Anita M. Marshall is part 1 of a series produced in collaboration with AGU’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory...

Dr. Wright interviewed about environmental racism by the Real News Network

10 October 2019
Jacqueline Luqman talks with Professor Willie Jamaal Wright and Eddie Conway about how the many facets of anti-Black racism contribute to environmental racism, and whether enough is being done to elevate this discussion in and for communities of color. This conversation emerged based on Dr...

PhD Student Rohi Muthyala's research covered in Dutch magazine

07 October 2019
Graduate Student Rohi Muthyala was featured on the cover of Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsbad's weekend magazine in an article (tip: try Google translate if you do not read Dutch) about the work she and Dr. Rennermalm's research group are conducting in Greenland. Other members of the team include...

Assistant Professor search in Latinx Geographies

27 September 2019
The Department of Geography and Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University are pleased to announce a search taking place this fall for a Tenure Track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Latinx Geographies. We are specifically interested in appointing a...

Dr. Åsa Rennermalm selected to be a 2019 Kavli Fellow

19 September 2019
Kavli Fellows attend a Frontiers of Science symposium series. The meeting attendees are selected by a committee of National Academy members from among young researchers within the US who have already made recognized contributions to science, including recipients of major national fellowships and awards and who...

No suite life: Boarding Houston’s houseless by Dr. Wright

17 September 2019
As Houston grows into "America's next great global city", it is imperative that city officials and area residents consider the social, economic and environmental costs of being a metropolis on the move. How might we plan for urban resilience and sustainability in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey...

Meet new Assistant Professor, Dr. Andrea Marston

09 September 2019
Dr. Andrea Marston joins Rutgers Geography as an Assistant Professor following the completion of her PhD from the University of alifornia, Berkeley. She has a BA from Duke University and an MA in Geography from the University of British Columbia. Andrea’s research focuses on the material politics of...

Meet new Assistant Professor, Dr. Willie Wright

06 September 2019
Dr. Willie J. Wright joins Rutgers Geography this fall as an Assistant Professor, having previously taught at Florida State University. He is jointly appointed in the Department of Africana Studies. Willie completed his PhD from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, before which he...

Join us for the 11th MaGrann Conference, October 2-4, on Small-Scale Agriculture

05 September 2019
The continued transformation of global agro-food systems, rapid changes in natural ecosystems, and growing conflicts over land-based resources are just a few of the many challenges shaping human-environmental relationships around the globe, often producing uneven and unjust outcomes for...

Rutgers Geography Resolution in support of Student Climate Strike & Carbon Action Plan

04 September 2019
 On September 11th, the Rutgers Department of Geography passed a resolution, standing with our students and the Rutgers AAUP-AFT faculty union, in support of the Global Climate Strike and week of climate action at Rutgers planned from September 20-27th.  The strike will take place on Friday,...

Robin Leichenko's book Climate and Society published

01 September 2019
Robin Leichenko's book, Climate and Society: Transforming the Future, co-authored with Karen O'Brien, was been published by Polity Press in June 2019. The book explores the social causes, consequences, and responses to climate change, and identifies openings and opportunities to create a more...

Dr. Schneider in the Amazon Fires news

29 August 2019
Amidst the devastating fires claiming thousands of acres of primary Amazonian forest, Dr. Laura Schneider, Associate Professor of Geography at Rutgers, has urged caution in qualifying the ecological damage and expected climate impacts of the burn. As a biogeographer specializing in land-change...

Dr. McElwee in the news for IPCC work

08 August 2019
Dr. McElwee (center) speaking at plenary panel for the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land in Geneva, August 8, 2019 Dr. Pam McElwee spoke at the plenary panel on Climate Change and Land at the IPCC meeting in Geneva and later spoke with The New York Times about the challenges of land...

Kevin St. Martin's paper published in Nature

03 July 2019
Rutgers researchers and other scientists document the impact of ocean warming on commercial fishers from Maine to North Carolina. The researchers, including Kevin St. Martin, Associate Professor of Geography at Rutgers, studied how climate change will likely affect the fishing opportunities for...

Rutgers University recognizes milestone anniversary of service

14 June 2019
Michael Siegel, Staff Cartographer and Johnny Nunez, Unit Computing Manager were honored by President Barchi at the University's reception marking the decennial anniversary of staff member's service. Mike was celebrating 30 years and Johnny was celebrating 10 years.