Petra Tschakert


Dr Petra Tschakert is an Associate Professor of Geography. She received her PhD. In Arid Lands Resource Sciences from the University of Arizona. Her research interests include Climate change adaptation, human dimensions of global change, adaptive capacity and anticipatory learning, rural livelihoods, livelihood resilience and transitions, social and environmental justice and health, marginalization, coupled social-ecological systems, political ecology, environmentally-induced migration, gold mining and West Africa.

Course Spotlight

From Advanced Python Programming for GIS (GEOG 489), learn advanced applications of Python for developing and customizing GIS software, designing user interfaces, solving complex geoprocessing tasks, and leveraging open source.Visit the course.

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Richard Alley

Dr. Richard Alley has been with us since the beginning, with one of our first OPEN courses - Geology of the National Parks. See what he has to say about the OPEN.ED effort over ten years later.