University of Wisconsin–Madison


Christian Andresen
Office: 222 Science Hall
Phone: (608) 890-3792
Interests: Arctic Ecosystems, Remote Sensing, Surface Hydrology, Wetlands, Environmental Change, Carbon Cycling, Geospatial Analytics, LiDAR, Photogrammetry, Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones).

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

William J. Cronon
Office: 443 Science Hall, 5103 Humanities
Phone: (608) 265-6023
Interests: Environmental History, Environmental Studies, North America

Song Gao
Office: 421 Science Hall
Email: song.gao[at]
Interests: GIScience, Geospatial Big Data Analytics and Visualization, Machine Learning, Geospatial Semantics, Volunteered Geographic Information, Social Sensing, Urban Computing, Trajectory Data and Transportation, GeoAI. 

Holly Gibbs
Office: 425 Science Hall
Phone: (513) 720-2784
Interests: Tropical Land-use Change and Globalization

Asli Gocmen
Office: 425 Science Hall & 202 Old Music Hall
Phone: (608) 265-0789
Interests: Environmental Sustainability; Land Use; Environmental Planning and Policy; Urban Planning, Human Dimensions of Sustainability

Qunying Huang
Office: 355 Science Hall
Phone: (608) 890-4946
Interests: Cloud computing, social media, data mining, distributed computing, natural hazards, human mobility, spatial web and moible portals, GIScience

Robert J. Kaiser
Office: 430 Science Hall
Interests: Political events, identification and differentiation, performativity, borderlands, political and cultural geography, geopolitics

Ken Keefover-Ring
Office: 115C Science Hall
Interests: Biogeography, chemical ecology, plant secondary chemical variation, plant-animal interactions, herbivory, pollination, volatile organic compounds, allelopathy, plant competition, analytical chemistry, terpenoids, phenylpropanoids.

Jenna M. Loyd
Office: 460 Science Hall
Interests: Violence and health; Feminist geography; Migration detention and deterrence; Carceral geographies; Militarization; Geopolitics of asylum and refugee resettlement; Racism and anti-racism

Erika Marin-Spiotta
Office: 223 Science Hall
Interests: Biogeochemistry; Biogeography; Biodiversity; Land Use; Ecosystem function; Climate

Joe Mason
Office: 222 Science Hall
Interests: Soils, Geomorphology, Quaternary Paleoenvironments, GIS Applications in Geomorphology

Sarah A. Moore
Office: 243 Science Hall
Phone: (608) 262-3213
Interests: Waste +++Spatial and Social Theory+++Psychoanalytic and Emotional Geographies+++Urban Geography+++Postcolonial Development Studies+++Environmental Justice

Lisa Naughton
Office: 334 Science Hall
Phone: (608) 262-4846
Interests: Biodiversity conservation in developing countries; Land tenure & property rights; Attitudes toward wildlife; Wildlife conservation in human-dominated landscapes

Kris Olds
Office: 346 Science Hall
Phone: (608) 262-5685
Interests: Urban Geography, Urban Planning, Economic Geography, Cultural Geography, Global Cities, Pacific Rim, Canada, Singapore
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Morgan Robertson
Office: 208 Science Hall
Phone: (608) 890-3815
Interests: Political Ecology, US Water Policy, Environmental Markets

Robert Roth
Office: 375 Science Hall
Interests: Cartography, Geovisualization, and Geovisual Analytics

Matt Turner
Office: 340 Science Hall
Interests: Environmental governance, political ecology, savanna/steppe ecology, critical development studies, STS, Africa, remote sensing/GIS

John W. (Jack) Williams
Office: 207 Science Hall
Phone: (608) 265-5537
Interests: Paleoecology, Paleoclimatology, Novel Ecosystems, Vegetation Dynamics, Global Climate Change, Quaternary Environments.

Keith Woodward
Office: 343 Science Hall
Phone: (608) 262-0505
Interests: Social Theory :: Site Ontology and the Recent Scale Debates :: Radical, Critical, and Social Geography :: Social Movements and Social Change :: Geographies of Affect :: The History of Geographic Thought :: Art/Science Collaborations

Stephen Young
Office: Science Hall 234
Phone: (608) 890-3097
Interests: Economic and Political Geography, Finance and International Development, Urban Governance, Youth Cultures, Race and Racism, Men and Masculinities.

A-Xing Zhu
Office: 255 Science Hall
Phone: (608) 262-0272
Interests: GIS, Remote Sensing, GIS Applications in Environmental Modeling and Resource Management


William (Bill) Gartner
Senior Lecturer
Office: 115D Science Hall
Phone: (608) 890-3816

Affiliated Faculty

Samer Alatout
Assoc. Professor, Department of Community & Environmental Sociology
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.

Anna Vemer Andrzejewski
Professor, Department of Art History
Office: 210 Elvehjem Building
Phone: (608) 263-2340
Interests: Cultural landscapes and vernacular architecture (U.S.), material culture, and postwar suburbanization

Eric Carson
Asst. Prof. of Environmental Science
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.

Sam F. Dennis, Jr.
Assoc. Prof. of Landscape Architecture
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

Greg Downey
Professor, School of Journalism & Mass Communication and School of Library & Information Studies
Office: 5016 Vilas, 4259 Helen C. White
Phone: (608) 225-3809
Interests: History and Geography of Information/ Communication Technology and Labor.

Mutlu Ozdogan
Asst. Professor of Forestry and Asst. Professor of Environmental Studies
Office: 285 Enzyme Institute
Phone: (608) 262-6302
Interests: Land-use/land-cover conversion, climate change

Paul Robbins
Professor & Director, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Office: 122 Science Hall
Phone: (608) 265-5296
Interests: Biodiversity; conservation; political economy; anthropogenic environments; India

Annemarie Schneider
Associate Professor of Env. Studies, Center for Sustainability & the Global Environment
Office: 206 Enzyme Institute
Interests: Land use/land cover change, urbanization, human dimensions of environmental change, remote sensing, geographic information science

Shari Wilcox
Associate Director, Center for Culture, History, and Environment
Office: 203 Bradley Memorial Hall
Interests: Cultural geography, animal geography, environmental history, environmental humanities, predator species conservation, U.S.-Mexico border