Earth and Ocean Sciences

Human Geography and Human-Environment Interactions

BarnSeveral Earth and Ocean Sciences faculty members engage in studies related to the cultural landscape of the southeastern United States and places around the globe, as well as human-environment interactions across different biome and landscape types. Emphasis is placed on the geography of the "South" as it pertains to cultural and ethnic heritage, the expression of culture through architecture, the history of race relations and the civil rights movement, ethnic settlement patterns resulting in rural enclaves, and various urban issues. Additionally, the study of human-environment interactions in the context of complex, transfrontier areas across southern and eastern Africa also contribute to our understanding of coupled natural-human systems.

Faculty Researching This Area Include:

Elizabeth Hines, Ph.D. Narcisa Pricope, Ph.D.
Hines Pricope