Welcome to the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma!
We are a dynamic and growing department located in Norman, Oklahoma, named one of the best small cities in America.
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Geography is a discipline that studies people and the world in which they live. The geography research and teaching focus at the University of Oklahoma are organized around two thematic areas which correspond broadly to the traditional classification of physical and human geography.
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The Department of Geography & Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma is seeking a doctoral student (graduate research assistant) to work with Dr. Jad Ziolkowska on economic and environmental impacts of weather events and importance of weather information for decision-making in Oklahoma. If you are interested in this position, please
Are you interested in doing a poster this year at the OKSCAUG conference? Visit:
http://www.scaug.org/event-2138860 for more information.
Congratulations to Jesus Zubillaga Rumbos for successfully defending his Master’s thesis: “Importance of Weather Monitoring Information for Decision Making in Agricultural Production – A Case Study for Oklahoma”.
Members of his committee are (left to right) Mark Meo, Professor; Travis Gliedt, Assistant Professor; Jadwiga Ziolkowska, Assistant Professor (Chair).
The department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability is pleased to announce the creation of a new embedded certificate program in Geospatial Technologies. Geospatial technology is so prevalent nowadays that we rarely think about its use anymore. However, it is almost impossible to imagine a world without Google Maps, Yelp, and other location-based services that are currently available on most smart phones and other devices. DGES now offers an embedded graduate certificate in geospatial technologies to help meet the increased demand for GIS professionals. For more information regarding this certificate program, click
DGES students are involved in many interesting activities during the summer months.
Katherine Fiddler, DGES graduate spring 2016, BA ES, is currently working on an interneship with the Transportation Department in Boulder County Colorado.
Kyle Mattingly, DGES graduate fall 2016, BS ES, recently accepted a position with the Oklahoma Water Resources Board groundwater department.