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  • Biogeography
  • GIS
  • wildfire
  • forest ecosystem
  • biodiversity

James Kernan

Assistant Professor of


Bailey 234
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Jim Kernan has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2005.

Faculty Information


  • 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)
Fall 2015 Classes

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 syste
    ms framework, addressing relationships to human populations. Counts for Natual Science general education credit only if GEOG 112 is taken concurrently. Corequisite: GEOG 112 or permission of instructors. Offered every year
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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, na
    tural hazards, soils and biota. Corequisite: GEOG 111 or permission of instructor. Offered every year
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GEOG 331:
Field Biogeography

    This course provides advanced topical, theoretical and methodological coverage of Biogeography. Students will study biodiversity, disturbance, dispersal, population dynamics, island biogeography, mic
    roclimate, and conservation through field work and problem based inquiry. Prerequisties: GEOG 230 or permission of instructor. Offered every year
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