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Experts on Geography

Cultural Geography:

William Laatsch, Professor Emeritus of Urban and Regional Studies (Geography).
Cultural geography. Settlement geography. Northern lands. Belgians of Northeast Wisconsin. Historic and cultural preservation.

Geographic Information Systems:

William Niedzwiedz, Professor Emeritus of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Applications of Geographic Information Systems. Land-use mapping. Aerial photo analysis of land-use change/issues, wetlands assessment, and coastal development.
465-2415 (o), 785-0252 (h).

Land Use:

Marcelo Cruz, Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Studies (Geography).
Ethnic minority groups, particularly Spanish speaking. Spanish-speaking communities in American cities. Planning and competing land uses. Ecuador.

Laurel Phoenix, Associate Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs (Environmental Planning).
Water resources management. Drinking water quality. Water law. Rural sustainable development. Land use planning and property rights.

Records and Historical Documents for Northeastern Wisconsin:

Debra L. Anderson, Coordinator of Special Collections/University Archives/State Historical Society of Wisconsin Area Research Center (materials for 11 counties) in the Cofrin Library.
Records and historical documents for Northeastern Wisconsin. Genealogy. Historical population patterns for area.
465-2539 (o), 465-1756 (h).

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