URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2144/1247

The field of geography brings together the Earth’s physical and human dimensions in the integrated study of people, places, and environments. Geographical sciences will play an increasingly important role in determining how society tackles the complex challenges confronting the planet, and faculty in the Department of Geography & Environment and its affiliated centers (including the Center for Remote Sensing, the Center for Energy & Environmental Studies, and the Center for Transportation Studies) are leading investigators in the field. BA, MA, and PhD students pursue studies in four broad areas: remote sensing and geospatial technologies; energy and environmental systems; hydrology, biophysical ecology, and climate; and economic geography and transportation studies.


Department chair: Mark Friedl Campus address: 675 Commonwealth Avenue Phone: 617-353-2525 Fax: 617-353-8399 Website: www.bu.edu/geography

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  • Spatial Analysis of Malaria Incidence at the Village Level in Areas with Unstable Transmission in Ethiopia 

    Yeshiwondim, Asnakew K.; Gopal, Sucharita; Hailemariam, Afework T.; Dengela, Dereje O.; Patel, Hrishikesh P. (BioMed Central, 2009-1-26)
    BACKGROUND. Malaria is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Ethiopia, accounting for over five million cases and thousands of deaths annually. The risks of morbidity and mortality associated with malaria are ...
  • An Assessment of Potential Exposure and Risk from Estrogens in Drinking Water 

    Caldwell, Daniel J.; Mastrocco, Frank; Nowak, Edward; Johnston, James; Yekel, Harry; Pfeiffer, Danielle; Hoyt, Marilyn; DuPlessie, Beth M.; Anderson, Paul D. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2010-03)
    BACKGROUND. Detection of estrogens in the environment has raised concerns in recent years because of their potential to affect both wildlife and humans. OBJECTIVES. We compared exposures to prescribed and naturally occurring ...
  • Implications of Land Use Change on the National Terrestrial Carbon Budget of Georgia 

    Olofsson, Pontus; Torchinava, Paata; Woodcock, Curtis E; Baccini, Alessandro; Houghton, Richard A; Ozdogan, Mutlu; Zhao, Feng; Yang, Xiaoyuan (BioMed Central, 2010-9-13)
    BACKGROUND: Globally, the loss of forests now contributes almost 20% of carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere. There is an immediate need to reduce the current rates of forest loss, and the associated release of carbon ...