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David L. Aagesen

Associate Professor of Geography & Environment Studies Coordinator
Bailey 233
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David L Aagesen has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1998.

Curriculum Vitae


  • B.A., University of California at Berkeley

  • M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota; 1999


  • environmental history
  • sports
  • food
  • Latin America
  • southern South America


  • GEOG 111: Physical Geography

    A summary course in Physical Geography: the principles of geographic location, weather, climate, land forms, natural hazards, soils, and biota are presented in the context of an integrated Earth systems framework, addressing relationships to human populations.

  • GEOG 112: N/Physical Geography Lab

    An introductory laboratory in physical geography. Activities involve data collection, organization and analysis, map analysis, and inquiry into Earth-Sun relations, weather and climate, landforms, natural hazards, soils and biota.

  • GEOG 384: Geography of Food

    This course introduces students to geographic patterns and issues related to food. Topics include the origin and diffusion of food crops and food products, food distribution and consumption, the environmental impacts and sociopolitical dimensions of food production, food security and food deserts, and historical as well as contemporary cultural interpretations of food. These topics are examined at different spatial scales - local, regional, national and global.