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Research in Geography and the Environment


The Department of Geography and the Environment supports research in a wide range of sub–disciplines in the areas of environmental science, geography, and the geospatial sciences. Ongoing projects are focused on projects such as: Biogeochemical Cycling in Coastal Wetlands; Biogeochemistry of Rural to Urban Streams; Environmental Security; Environmental Stressors in Marine Ecosystems; River Inputs to Nearshore Coral Reefs in Puerto Rico; Sea-Level Rise and Sediment Supply in Coastal Systems; and Water Quality Impacts of Natural Gas Extraction from the Marcellus Shale. The department has newly renovated and well equipped discipline-specific teaching laboratories to support research for faculty and students. Many opportunities exist for undergraduate or graduate students to work closely with an individual faculty mentor. Faculty and students present their research at regional, national, and international conferences, and publish in peer-reviewed publications.

Contact Information

Department of Geography and the Environment
Suite G67, Mendel Science Center
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Tel: (610) 519-3336
Fax: (610) 519-3338

Dr. Nathaniel B. Weston

Undergraduate Program Directors:
Dr. Steven Goldsmith (Environmental)
Dr. Stephen Strader (Geography)

Graduate Program Director:
Dr. Keith Henderson


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