If you've ever stared longingly at a map or fiddled with a GPS just for fun, you've experienced the sense of adventure that drives the CU Denver Geography & Environmental Sciences faculty's research pursuits. We are literally a global operation, yet our work product can be intensely local, helping communities of all sizes to make plans for the future.

Some of our work capitalizes on our serendipitous location in Colorado, where plains and mountains meet. Other projects take us as far as China or (by virtual means) into earth orbit. Wherever we cast our gaze, one thing is for sure: students benefit from contact with world-class faculty and technology.