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Baird, Ian

Office: 455 Science Hall
Phone: 608-265-0012
Email: ibaird@wisc.edu
Interests: Political Ecology (predominantly rural), Development and Postdevelopment Studies, Identities, Indigeneity, Boundaries, Hydropower Development and Fisheries in the Mekong Basin, Large-scale Economic Land Concessions / Acquisitions; Political and Military Resistance, Marginal Histories, and Upland Peoples in Mainland Southeast Asia; Hmong, Lao, Khmer and Thai studies


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Burt, Jim

Office: 425 Science Hall
Phone: 608-263-4460
Email: jeburt AT wisc DOT edu
Interests: Climatology, GIS, Quantitative Analysis


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Cadwallader, Martin T.

Office: 333 Bascom Hall
Phone: 608-262-1044
Email: mtcadwal@wisc.edu
Interests: Urban and Economic Geography, Quantitative Analysis


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Cronon, William J.

Office: 443 Science Hall, 5103 Humanities
Phone: (608) 265-6023
Email: wcronon@wisc.edu
Interests: Environmental History, Environmental Studies, North America


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Gibbs, Holly

Office: 373 Science Hall
Phone: 513-720-2784
Email: hkgibbs@wisc.edu
Interests: Tropical Land-use Change and Globalization


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Huang, Qunying

Office: 426 Science Hall
Phone: 608-890-4946
Email: qhuang46@wisc.edu
Interests: Distributed computing, cloud computing, cyberinfrastructure, GIScience


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Kaiser, Robert J.

Office: 430 Science Hall
Email: rjkaise1@wisc.edu
Interests: Political events, identification and differentiation, performativity, borderlands, political and cultural geography, geopolitics


Kasmerchak, Chase


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Marin-Spiotta, Erika

Office: Science Hall 373/230
Email: marinspiotta@wisc.edu
Interests: Biogeochemistry, Land-use change, Soils, Ecosystem Ecology, Biogeography


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Mason, Joe

Office: 207 Science Hall
Phone: (608) 262-6316
Email: mason@geography.wisc.edu
Interests: Soils, Geomorphology, Quaternary Paleoenvironments, GIS Applications in Geomorphology


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Moore, Sarah A.

Office: 421 Science Hall
Phone: (608) 262-3213
Email: smoore7@wisc.edu
Interests: Urban Geography, Waste, Spatial and Social Theory, Emotional Geographies, Feminism, Postcolonial Development Studies


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Naughton, Lisa

Office: 355 Science Hall
Phone: 608-262-4846
Email: lnaughto@wisc.edu
Interests: Wildlife Ecology, Protected Areas, Africa, Latin America


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Olds, Kris

Office: 346 Science Hall
Phone: (608) 262-5685
Email: kolds@wisc.edu
Interests: Urban Geography, Urban Planning, Economic Geography, Cultural Geography, Global Cities, Pacific Rim, Canada, Singapore
MOOC-related email for Kris should be sent to globalhigheredmooc@gmail.com


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Ostergren, Robert

Office: 243 Science Hall
Phone: (608) 262-2138
Email: rcosterg@wisc.edu
Interests: Historical and Cultural Geography, Europe, North America


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Robertson, Morgan

Office: 115C Science Hall
Phone: (608) 890-3815
Email: mmrobertson@wisc.edu
Interests: Political Ecology, US Water Policy, Environmental Markets


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Roth, Robert

Office: 375 Science Hall
Phone: (608) 262-1453
Email: reroth@wisc.edu
Interests: Cartography, Geovisualization, and Geovisual Analytics


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Turner, Matt

Office: 340 Science Hall
Phone: (608) 262-2465
Email: mturner2@wisc.edu
Interests: Environmental Resources, Cultural Ecology, Africa


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Williams, John W. (Jack)

Office: 208 Science Hall
Phone: 608-265-5537
Email: jww@geography.wisc.edu
Interests: Paleoecology, Paleoclimatology, Novel Ecosystems, Vegetation Dynamics, Global Climate Change, Quaternary Environments.


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Woodward, Keith

Office: 343 Science Hall
Phone: (608) 262-0505
Email: kwoodward@wisc.edu
Interests: Social Theory, Site Ontology, Affect Theory, Social Movements and Social Change, Contemporary Philosophy, Space and Social Life, Anarchist Thought, History of Geographic Thought


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Young, Stephen

Office: 426 Science Hall
Phone: (608) 890 3097
Email: sjyoung3@wisc.edu
Interests: Economic geography, finance, South Asia, youth, masculinities, cultures of enterprise, critical geopolitics


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Zhu, A-Xing

Office: 255 Science Hall
Phone: 608-262-0272
Email: azhu@wisc.edu
Interests: GIS, Remote Sensing, GIS Applications in Environmental Modeling and Resource Management


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Affliated Faculty

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Alatout, Samer

Assoc. Professor, Department of Community & Environmental Sociology
Website: http://bit.ly/12poQHp
Email: snalatout@wisc.edu
Office: 336A Agriculture Hall
Phone: (608) 263-0970
Interests: Social theories of power and government; Foucault; theories of border; biopolitics; environmental conflict (water resources and politics of identity); Palestine/Israel and the US/Mexico.


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Carson, Eric

Asst. Prof. of Environmental Science
Website: http://bit.ly/13x9b0b
Email: eccarson@wisc.edu
Phone: 608-890-1998
Interests: Millennial-scale variations in streamflow and flooding due to changes in past climates to historic records of landscape change and sediment mobility related to human-driven changes in vegetation cover and land use.


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Dennis, Jr., Sam F.

Assoc. Prof. of Landscape Architecture
Website: http://www.la.wisc.edu/ppm/
Email: sfdennisjr@wisc.edu
Office: 42A Ag. Hall, 4259 Helen C. White
Phone: (608) 263-7699
Interests: Social dimensions of environmental design at all scales, children, youth and families and the built environment, community design, planning and development


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Downey, Greg

Professor, School of Journalism & Mass Communication and School of Library & Information Studies
Website: http://gdowney.wordpress.com/
Email: gdowney@wisc.edu
Office: 5016 Vilas, 4259 Helen C. White
Phone: (608) 225-3809
Interests: History and Geography of Information/ Communication Technology and Labor.


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Ozdogan, Mutlu

Asst. Professor of Forestry and Asst. Professor of Environmental Studies
Website: http://bit.ly/12WnWGF
Email: ozdogan@wisc.edu
Office: 285 Enzyme Institute
Phone: (608) 262-6302
Interests: Land-use/land-cover conversion, climate change


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Schneider, Annemarie

Asst. Professor of Env. Studies, Center for Sustainability & the Global Environment
Website: http://bit.ly/1aWGaN9
Email: aschneider4@wisc.edu
Office: 264 Enzyme Institute
Phone: 608-890-0557
Interests: Land use/land cover change, urbanization, human dimensions of environmental change, remote sensing, geographic information science


Visiting Scholars

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Cao, Yuan

Visiting Scholar
Email: ycao69@wisc.edu
Phone: 608-422-2516
Interests: Geopolitics, national power evaluation


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Chen, Zhenjie

Honorary Fellow
Email: zchen379@wisc.edu
Phone: (608)335-3696
Interests: High performance geocomputing; spatial data mining; spatial modeling of urban growth


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Gao, Jing

Honorary Postdoctoral Fellow
Email: jgao3@wisc.edu


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Goring, Simon

Post-Doctoral Researcher (Williams Lab)
Website: http://downwithtime.wordpress.com
Email: goring@wisc.edu
Office: Science Hall 554
Interests: Interaction between climate and vegetation a millenial time-scales.


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Horowitz, Leah S.

Visiting Professor
Website: http://bit.ly/1a6u3dn
Email: lhorowitz@hpu.edu
Interests: Multi-stakeholder conflicts over environmental governance, focusing on transnational mining projects and both urban and rural biodiversity conservation.


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Huffman, Daniel

Honorary Fellow
Website: somethingaboutmaps.com
Email: dhuffman@wisc.edu
Office: M390
Interests: I'm interested in cartographic aesthetics. As insensate machines take over more and more mapmaking tasks, how can we restore the human, emotional, artistic touch to our representations of space? Maps are still read by humans, even if they are not 100% human-produced, and we will be more successful if we do not alienate our audience with soulless productions.


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Ingram, Mrill

NSF-AHRC Postdoctoral Fellow
Email: mingram@wisc.edu
Office: 120 Arboretum-Mckay Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Interests: Artist-Scientist collaborations; human-nonhuman relationships, environmental networks, alternative agriculture in the US Midwest.


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Pereira, Ritaumaria

Post-Doctoral Researcher (Gibbs Lab)
Email: rpereira@wisc.edu
Office: 1710, University Ave, Rm 144B
Interests: Brazilian Amazon, Nature-Society interactions, Land Use and Cattle Ranching


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Rausch, Lisa

Post-Doctoral Researcher (Gibbs Lab)
Email: llrausch@wisc.edu
Office: Enzyme Building, Room 144B
Interests: Land Use Change in Brazil, nature-society interactions, environmental governance 


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Robertson, Susan

Visiting Professor
Website: http://susanleerobertson.com/
Email: S.L.Robertson@bristol.ac.uk
Interests: My research broadly focuses on the political nature of education in societies, with a particular focus on the ways in which the education sector is deeply implicated in the re/production of social selves and social relations.


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Salmon, J. Meghan

Post-Doctoral Researcher (Gibbs Lab)
Email: salmon2@wisc.edu
Office: Enzyme Inst. Rm. 287
Interests: Using earth observation technologies to map and monitor human-environment interactions at continental-to-global scales. Specifically, I am interested in agriculture: its expansion, limitations, resource use, and environmental impacts.


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Supp, Sarah

Honorary Fellow (Williams Lab)
Website: http://bit.ly/1l7R6sC
Email: sarah@weecology.org
Interests: Interested in addressing questions that work across ecological boundaries (e.g., spatial, temporal and organizational scales). My work includes field experiments, macroecology, and computational approaches to studying biodiversity in changing systems.


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West, John

Honorary Fellow
Email: jhw2137@columbia.edu
Interests: The use of information/ communication technology in urban governance, Urban Geography, Urban Planning, Science and Technology Studies, Sociology of Economic Markets, and Assessment and Accountability Systems


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Wu, Caiyan

Visiting Scholar
Email: cwu255@wisc.edu
Phone: 608-886-3256
Interests: Landslide risk assessment, applied GIS and spatial analysis.


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Yue, Yao-Jie

Visting Scholar
Email: yyue9@wisc.edu
Phone: 608-886 8300
Interests: Land use/ cover change, Natural disaster risk assessment, Hail hazard, Agricultural drought


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Zou, Zhiqiang

Visiting Scholar
Website: http://bit.ly/WmI8Bc
Email: zzou7@wisc.edu
Interests: Data mining, spatial information index, compressed sensing and computer networks


Lecturers

  • Bill Gartner

William (Bill) Gartner

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Office: 115D Science Hall
  • Phone: (608) 890-3816
  • Email: wgartner@wisc.edu