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Environmental perception is the study of both individual and group understandings of the environment, the creation of those understandings, and their impacts on decisionmaking.
  
 
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Revision as of 14:39, 13 November 2007

Environmental geography examines interlinkages between human and natural systems. This discipline combines parts of human geography and physical geography.

Introduction

History of environmental geography

Environmental determinism

Separation of human and physical geography

Environmental movement

Renewed study in nature-society relations

Branches of environmental geography

Environmental hazards

Energy and resource geography

Cultural and political ecology

Environmental perception

Environmental perception is the study of both individual and group understandings of the environment, the creation of those understandings, and their impacts on decisionmaking.

Systems theory

Landscape studies

Marxian environmental geography

Sustainability studies

Environmental governance

Environmental justice

Selected list of notable environmental geographers

  • Gilbert Fowler White (1911-2006) - central figure in natural hazards research
  • Carl Sauer (1889-1975) - developed idea of cultural landscapes which evolved into cultural ecology
  • Yi-fu Tuan (1930-) - seminal work in environmental perception
  • David Harvey (1935-) - integrated the environment into Marxist geography

References

Related fields

External links