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Geography & Atmospheric Science

Geography and Atmospheric Science at KU offers cutting-edge research and a rigorous education to make a real-world difference in people's lives.

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The study of geography encompasses landscape and physical features of the planet and human activity, the environment and resources, migration, and much more.
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Atmospheric Science

The study of atmospheric science enables us to understand human interactions with the environment and generate solutions that make a real difference in people’s lives.
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Geography and Atmospheric Science Events

News from the Geography & Atmospheric Science Department

Professor J. Christopher Brown's Recently Published Article

LAWRENCE — A survey of orchid bees in the Brazilian Amazon state of Rondônia, carried out in the 1990s, is shedding new light the impact of deforestation on the scent-collecting pollinators, which some view as bellwethers of biodiversity in the neotropics.


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KU Geography Student Receives Prestigious Doctoral Dissertation Award

LAWRENCE — University of Kansas geography doctoral candidate Carolisa Watson has received the prestigious Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Award.

Two KU programs Win University Economic Development Association Awards

LAWRENCE — Two University of Kansas programs recently won University Economic Development Association Awards of Excellence at the 2022 UEDA Annual Summit.