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Olaf Kuhlke is an Associate Professor. His research and teaching interests are in three principle areas: culture, population and environment. As a cultural geographer, he examines the socio-spatial construction of nationalism and its expression in public spaces. In the area of population geography, he has worked on projects ranging from studying migrant behavior and representation to local demographic mapping using Geographic Information Systems. In the field of environmental studies, his focus is on urban ecology, especially habitat mapping and urban water issues. At UMD, Dr. Kuhlke teaches courses in human geography, geographic thought, remote sensing, urban ecology, field techniques, and political geography.