Come and visit the ongoing research of our faculty, students, and colleagues. 

The faculty and students of the Department of Geography and Geology conduct research in a variety of subfields within their disciplines. This page contains information on research trends in the department and updates on recent and/or ongoing research. Our department places a strong emphasis upon undergraduate research as well.

Click on the link below each picture to see what research is being conducted in that area.


Fluvial Geomorphology and Flooding

Barrier Islands

Landscape Change


Human and Cultural Geography


Coastal Resilience and Adaptation

 photograph of the Geography lab on the Gulf Coast

Geospatial Research and GIScience






Andy Reese and Michael Ewing at high elevation on the north slope of the Brooks Range, Alaska
May 2011.

 Dr. Reese working with pollen trap, Alaska

See photos from recent Geology Field Trips lead by Dr. Heitmuller.  The sedimentology trip was to Marion County and the red bluffs; the Gulf Coast geology class went to west Florida and explored the karst topography and natural springs.