1 College Circle Geneseo, NY 14454
Jim Kernan has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2005.
Ph.D: West Virginia University
M.S.: Shippensburg University
B.S.: Mansfield University
Association of American Geographers (AAG)
Association for Fire Ecology (AFE)
Geographic Information Systems Specialty Interest Group (GIS/SIG)
Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR)
Spring 2015 Classes
ENVR 124: S/Environmental Issues
This introductory course is an interdisciplinary examination of historical and contemporary environmental problems. It examines the impact of human activity on the environment and the complex interre
lationships between people and the natural world. It also explores the socioeconomic and political dimensions behind environmental change, and evaluates solutions to environmental dilemmas such as deforestation, soil erosion, air and water pollution, and biodiversity loss.
Biogeography is the study of the distribution of plants and animals in space and through time. Students will investigate biogeographic concepts, theory and methods through lecture, reading and hands-
on exercises. The course will address the origins of the biogeographic subdiscipline, fundamental biogeographic principles, critical research over the past few decades, and current environmental topics. Prerequisites: GEOG 111 and GEOG 112 or permission of instructor. Offered every year