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Environmental geography is the branch of geography that describes the spatial aspects of interactions between humans and the natural world. It requires an understanding of the dynamics of geology, meteorology, hydrology, biogeography, ecology, and geomorphology, as well as the ways in which human societies conceptualize the environment.

The links between cultural and physical geography were once more readily apparent than they are today. As human experience of the world is increasingly mediated by technology, the relationships have often become obscured.

Environmental geography represents a critically important set of analytical tools for assessing the impact of human presence on the environment by measuring the result of human activity on natural landforms and cycles.

Environmental geography is one of three branches of geography: environmental, physical and human. Environmental geography concentrates on the relationship between human and the surrounding world.

See also[]

  • Physical geography
  • Meteorology
  • Climate
  • Human geography
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