Minor in Geography

Minor in Geography

A Minor in Geography requires the student take a total of 18 credit hours including the following:

  • Geography 1001 or 1002.
  • Six hours selected from among Geography courses at the 2000 level
  • Nine hours selected from among Geography courses at the 3000 level or above.
  • A letter grade of "C" or better must be earned in each course.

Dr. Mahtab Lodhi

Dr. Lodhi

Professor

Office: MH 348
Phone: 504-280-3122
Email: mlodhi@uno.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Lodhi received his BS in biology in 1981, his diploma in French language in 1983, and his MS in geography in 1984 all from the University of Peshawar in Pakistan. In 1990 he received his MA in geography from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and in 1998 his Ph.D. in geography from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Lodhi came to UNO in 1998. In 2001 he received a grant to analyze agricultural land use changes near Veracruz, Mexico (co-principal investigator with Merrill Johnson). He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2004. He served as Graduate Coordinator from 2001-2007. Dr. Lodhi has served as the faculty advisor for the Pakistan International Student Organization since 2004. In 2007 he received a grant for a smart growth education project for Tangipahoa, Washington, St. John and St. Tammany Parishes. Dr. Lodhi’s areas of interest are remote sensing of water resources, remote sensing and GIS for land use / land cover monitoring, mapping and analysis, environmental monitoring and assessment using remote sensing and GIS, sustainable development, South Asia, the Middle East, and geomorphology.

Dr. Peter Yaukey

Dr. Yaukey

Professor

Office: MH 354
Phone: 504-280-3164
Email: pyaukey@uno.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Yaukey received his BA in biology from the University of Virginia in 1983, his MA in geography from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1987, and his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 1991. He came to UNO that same year. In 1997 Dr. Yaukey was promoted to Associate Professor. He served as Chair of the Department from 2001-2008. He was Graduate Coordinator in 2008-2009. Prior to Hurricane Katrina, his research focused on the effects of urbanization on bird communities, including the use of urban forests fragments by nesting forest species, and the use of urban habitats by passage migrants. He also studied the effects of synoptic weather patterns on stopover by migrating birds. Since Katrina Dr. Yaukey has focused his efforts on studying the impacts of the storm on bird species in the urban flood zone and the larger Gulf coast region. He also developed a research initiative studying hurricane intensification, including its response to ocean tidal processes. Dr. Yaukey also began an annual curbside survey of housing recovery in the flood zone, and more recently of business recovery. He currently teaches a variety of courses including field research methods, meteorology, climatology, biogeography, and biogeography of birds.