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- Adjunct Professor
MA in Geographic and Cartographic Sciences, George Mason University
BA in Geography, George Mason University
BA in Environmental Studies, George Mason University
Piash Debnath is an adjunct professor in the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science at George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College. His research is on the Environmental scope of degradation in wetlands across South Asia, specifically the mangrove forests of Bangladesh. His focus also delves into the Human Geographic aspect of climate change and its impact on the demographics of large urban areas.
Recent Course Offerings
GGS 101 Major World Regions- Studies the patterns, problems, and prospects of the world's principal human- geographic regions. Emphasizes areal differentiation and role of geographic differences in interpreting current world scene.
GGS 102 Physical Geography- The spatial study of the natural materials and processes that interact on Earth. In physical geography, Earth is studied from a systems science perspective which emphasizes the interactions between the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere. In this course, students will become familiar with climate, weather, landforms, earth processes, and ecosystems through an examination of their spatial distributions and patterns.
GGS 103 Human Geography - Overview of major ideas and approaches to studying spatial aspects of human social and behavioral systems. Surveys distribution and movement of human populations, characteristics and distribution of cultural mosaics, patterns of economic interdependence, and study of forces of cooperation and conflict among people from global perspective.