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Geography and Environmental Sustainability


We are a dynamic and growing department located in Norman, Oklahoma, named one of the best small cities in America.

Our mission is to conduct innovative and socially relevant research; to expand students’ intellectual vistas via critical perspectives and valuable tools and skills; and to catalyze sustainable human-natural systems.

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Welcome to Dr Mike Wimberly!

DGES is excited to announce that Dr. Michael Wimberly joins the faculty this fall.  Dr. Wimberly earned his PhD in Forest Ecology from Oregon State University.  He comes to OU from South Dakota State University where he was a Senior Scientist in the Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence and a professor of Natural Resource Management.



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Congratulations to our graduate student winners for 2018 Student Research and Creativity Day! 

1st place in Education/Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science

Logan Gerber-Chavez

2nd Place in Oral Presentations 1

Zhen Hong