Ryan Bergstrom


Visiting Assistant Professor in Geography


Dr. Bergstrom’s research focuses on human-environment interactions, human dimensions of global change and sustainability.  His dissertation at Kansas State University focused on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, and how communities perceive, prioritize, and act upon issues related to a transition toward sustainability.  This research focused on the spatial and temporal patterns of human-environment interactions with fragile ecosystems, and the sustainability of the linked human (social and economic) and natural systems.  Dr. Bergstrom’s Master’s thesis involved the importance of economics in connection to big game hunting in southwestern Montana. 



2012. Ph.D. Geography. Kansas State University

2008. M.S. Earth Sciences. Montana State University

2006. B.S. Earth Sciences. Montana State University



Courses Taught


GEG-108 (Weather and Climate), GEG-108 (Weather and Climate Lab), GEG-240 (Geog Info Systems), and GEG-343 (Geog Info Systems II)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
GEG-108Weather and Climate Lab32013/FA, 2013/SP, and 2012/FA
GEG-240Intro to GIS32013/FA, 2013/SP, and 2012/FA
GEG-108Weather and Climate32013/FA, 2013/SP, and 2012/FA
GEG-151Wilderness Rec/Resource22014/JN and 2013/JN
GEG-335Sustainable Livelihood12013/SP