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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.
465-2355. laatschw@uwgb.edu.

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). niedzwiw@uwgb.edu.

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.
465-2360. cruzm@uwgb.edu.

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.
465-2402. phoenixl@uwgb.edu.

Records and Historical Documents for Northeastern Wisconsin: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Records and historical documents for Northeastern Wisconsin.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). andersod@uwgb.edu.

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