Department of Geography

Environmental geographies

February 14th– Environmental geographies

Roy Haynes-Young, Geography, Nottingham

Andy Millington, Dean, School of the Environment , Flinders University, South Australia 

Chair: David Robinson, Sussex

Roy Haines-Young Andy Millington

David Robinson, Roy Haynes-Young and Andy Millington (on screen)David Robinson, Roy Haynes-Young and Andy Millington (on screen)

Roy Haines-Young did his undergraduate degree at Sussex before moving to London to study for his PhD and then to post at Nottingham where he has remained for his whole professional life, currently holding a Chair in Environmental Management. In contrast, Andrew Millington did his PhD atSussex following an undergraduate degree at Hulland an MA at Boulder, Colorado. He has had an international career with posts at University of Sierra Leone, Reading, Leicester, Texas A&M and now Flinders Australia where he is currently Dean of the School of the Environment.

Although both trained primarily as physical geographers, with particular interests in biogeography, their research has focused on the boundary between human and physical geography, being concerned primarily with human interactions with vegetation, wildlife and the environment more generally. Andrew’s work has been mostly in tropical and sub-tropical regions, Roy’s on Europeand the UK. Both have made extensive, innovative use of GIStools in their research work

Strong links between, and training in, geography and biology/ecology has always been a particular feature of physical geography at Sussex. We shall explore the importance of these links; the particular contribution that geography makes to our understanding and resolution of environmental issues, the role and importance of GIS tools in environmental research and what they consider to be the major future research challenges in there areas of expertise.

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