UD geography doctoral candidate Dongyang Wei and faculty Kyle Davis

Department of
Geography &
Spatial Sciences

The Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) has nationally and internationally recognized faculty who are engaged in cutting-edge research and offer exciting educational opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students.

GSS provides a unique perspective that seeks to explain patterns of differences and commonality across the human and natural environment. In the Department, students examine the physical properties of the natural environment and the role that human beliefs, activities and decision-making have in shaping the world around us.


Notable geographer

University of Delaware Associate Professor Lindsay Naylorhas been recognized by the American Association of Geographers (AAG) for her significant contributions to advancing geography by being named an AAG fellow.

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Faculty member Lindsay Naylor in classroom


GIScience & Environmental Data Analytics major

Geographic Information Science (GIScience) is the analysis and mapping of large geospatial data sets to better understand the world around us. GIScience allows us to harness the large amounts of data being collected today for the betterment of the environment and society.  

GIScience  major

News and events


Solving water scarcity

UD doctoral student draws on experience growing up in Ethiopia to help solve water crises in his home country and beyond

Elevating geography

Two UD professors are chosen for inaugural AAG cohort to support public scholarship

Visible threat

UD’s Pinki Mondal studies how saltwater intrusion is wreaking havoc on farms throughout Delmarva

Crop shocks

New UD study evaluates how climate shocks impact the planted and harvested areas for crops

Crop switching

Enhancing China’s environmental sustainability and farmer incomes