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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)
Spring 2016 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.
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GEOG 230:

    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
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GEOG 386:

    This course provides the opportunity for in-depth applications of Geographic Information Science, including Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial analysis, remote sensing, and cartography, to
    selected research problems and data sets. This course will introduce students to both conceptual and practical aspects of developing GIScience applications. Prerequisites: GEOG 286. Offered by individual arrangement
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