Physical Geography

Studies of earth surface processes in hydrology, geomorphology, climatology, biogeography and pedology using instrumented field sites, terrain analysis, remote sensing and GIS. Current projects include urban heat island, forest fragmentation, subglacial hydrology, and fluvial sediment transport.

Environmental change studies include: paleoenvironmental reconstructions using dendrochronology and dendrogeomorphology, paleolimnology and environmental archeology, the response of river and vegetation systems to environmental change, and modified climates in urban areas.

Regional emphases include the Rocky Mountains, Canadian High Arctic, southwestern Ontario and the Boreal Plains.

Find Faculty Supervisors in this Area:

Peter Ashmore

Peter Ashmore

Professor
Undergraduate Chair
pashmore@uwo.ca

519-661-2111, x. 85026
Room 1405, SSC

Research Areas
Fluvial geomorphology, sediment transport

Teaching
Physical Geography; Geomorphology & Hydrology; Geomorphology of River Channels


Desmond Moser

Desmond Moser

Professor
desmond.moser@uwo.ca

519-661-2111, x. 80115
Room 167, B&GS

Research Areas
Tectonics, geochronology

Teaching
Geography & Geology of Southwestern Ontario, Isotopic Dating of Planetary and Resource Evolution


Katrina Moser

Katrina Moser

Associate Professor
kmoser@uwo.ca

519-661-2111, x. 80115
Room 2407, SSC

Research Areas
Paleolimnology, climate change, paleoecology, quaternary environments, water quantity and quality, limnology

Teaching
Paleolimnology and Global Environmental Change; Paleolimnology (Graduate)


James Voogt

James Voogt

Professor
Department Chair
javoogt@uwo.ca

519-661-2111, x. 85018
Room 2401, SSC

Research Areas
Urban climatology

Teaching
Physical Geography; Weather and Climate; Micrometeorology


Jinfei Wang

Jinfei Wang

Professor
jfwang@uwo.ca

519-661-2111, x. 85017
Room 2402, SSC

Research Areas
Remote sensing and GIS

Teaching
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS); Remote Sensing; Advanced Topics in Remote Sensing; Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (Graduate); Remote Sensing Digital Image Analysis (Graduate)