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Geography and Environmental Resources Faculty

Our faculty are a unique blend of researchers, educators and professionals who are proven experts in their fields. 

Leslie Duram, Professor, Fulbright Scholar, Director of the Environmental Studies Program

Geography and Environmental Resources

Dr. Duram's research interests are environmental geography (local- to global-scale environmental issues), environmental public participation, climate change education, plant-based diets, and campus sustainability.



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Leslie Duram

duram@siu.edu
Phone: 618-453-6084
Office: 4537 Faner Hall
Scholar Profile
CV (pdf)

Kristin Hurst, Assistant Professor

Geography and Environmental Resources

Dr. Hurst's research interests include Sustainability Psychology, Pro-environmental Behavior, Climate Change Engagement, and Human-Environment Interactions.



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Kristen Hurst

kristin.hurst@siu.edu
Phone: 618-536-3375
Office: 4520 Faner Hall
Google Scholar Profile
CV (pdf)

Ruopu Li, Associate Professor

Geography and Environmental Resources

Dr. Li's research centers on the Geoinformatics for Food-Energy-Water (GeoFEW). His specific research topics include Water Resources Modeling and Management, Food-Energy-Water Nexus, Social-Hydrological Systems, Energy Geography, and Smart and Connected Communities. His research methods involve geospatial artificial intelligence, social media data mining, multispectral drones, and community surveys.



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Ruopu Li

ruopu.li@siu.edu
Phone: 618-453-6038
Office: 4543 Faner Hall
The GeoFEW Research Lab
Scholar Profile
CV (pdf)

Jonathan Remo, Associate Professor

Geography and Environmental Resources

Dr. Remo’s research interests lie within four major themes: river science, river management, flood hazard assessment, and mitigation. Areas of research specialization include fluvial geomorphology, flood hydrology, hydraulic modeling, disaster-mitigation planning, and disaster-loss modeling.



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Jonathan Remo

diamict@siu.edu
Phone: 618-453-6021
Office: 4531 Faner Hall
Scholar Profile
CV (pdf)

Justin Schoof, Director, School of Earth Systems and Sustainability and Professor, Geography and Environmental Resources

Geography and Environmental Resources

Dr. Schoof's research interests include climate variability and change, synoptic climatology, and statistical climatology.



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Justin Schoof

jschoof@siu.edu
Phone: 618-453-6019
Office: 4524 Faner Hall
Scholar Profile
CV (pdf)

Audrey Wagner, Lecturer

Geography and Environmental Resources

Ms. Wagner's research interests include online education and instructional design.



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Audrey Wagner

audreyw@siu.edu
Phone: 618-453-6031
Office: 4534 Faner Hall
CV (pdf)

Guangxing Wang, Professor, Remote Sensing and GIS

Geography and Environmental Resources

Dr. Wang's research interests include remote sensing, GIS, spatial statistics and their applications to geography, natural and environmental resources with the specific areas: sampling design strategies; human activity and natural disaster induced vegetation disturbance and soil erosion, environmental quality assessment; forest and city vegetation carbon sequestration modeling and mapping; wetland classification and dynamics monitoring; desertification trend monitoring; quality assessment and spatial uncertainty analysis of remote sensing and GIS products.



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Guangxing Wang

gxwang@siu.edu
Phone: 618-453-6017
Office: 4442 Faner Hall
Scholar Profile
CV (pdf)

Julie Weinert, Associate Professor of Practice

Geography and Environmental Resources

Dr. Weinert's research interests are tourism geography, geography of ecotourism, feminist geography, geography of globalization, geography of development.



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Julie Weinert

jweinert@siu.edu
Phone: 618-453-6098
Office: 4529 Faner Hall
CV (pdf)