Southeastern Geographer

Edited by Selima Sultana, University of North Carolina–Greensboro, and Paul Knapp, University of North Carolina–Greensboro


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Latest Issue: Volume 63, Number 1

Size: 6” x 9”, approx. 120 pages

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: Print 0038-366X; Digital 1549-6929


The Southeastern Geographer is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles, research notes, and book reviews on all geographical topics with emphasis on the American South. It is published quarterly: March, June, September, and December. For more information on the Southeastern Division of the American Association of Geographers and Southeastern Geographer, visit

Selima Sultana is a professor and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability at the University of North Carolina–Greensboro. She is a human geographer with research interests in the areas of urban and transportation sustainability and national parks.

Paul Knapp is a professor in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability at the University of North Carolina–Greensboro whose research focuses on biogeography, climatology, and dendrochronology.

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Selima Sultana & Paul Knapp
University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Book Review Editor

Joseph Weber, University of Alabama

Editorial Assistants

Ridwaana Allen & Tyler Mitchell, University of North Carolina Greensboro

Editorial Committee

Derek H. Alderman, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Shrinidhi Ambinakudige, Mississippi State University
Arvind Bhuta, United States Forest Service
Willam (Bill) Graves, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Douglas W. Gamble, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Yujie Hu, University of Florida
David Jansson, Uppsala University
David Kaplan, Kent State University
Charles Konrad, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
John Kupfer, University of South Carolina
Wenliang Li, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Rebecca Loraamm, University of Oklahoma
Paul McDaniel, Kennesaw State University
Deepak Mishra, University of Georgia
Chandana Mitra, Auburn University
Joann Mossa, University of Florida
Rasul Mowatt, Indiana University Bloomington
Jason Ortegren, University of West Florida
Esra Ozdenerol, The University of Memphis
Kavita Pandit, Georgia State University
Thomas Patterson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Amy Potter, Georgia Southern University
Lynn Resler, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Dan Royall, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Thomas Saladyga, Concord University
Aby Sene-Harper, Clemson University
Peter Soulé, Appalachian State University
Eric Spears, Columbus State University
J. Anthony Stallins, University of Kentucky
John Strait, Sam Houston State University

Table of Contents

Volume 63, Number 1: Spring 2023

Uwharrie National Forest — An Ecological Gem in the
North Carolina Piedmont
Hunter Lewis

Introduction to Southeastern Geographer, Volume 63, Number 1
Selima Sultana, Paul Knapp, Ridwaana Allen, Tyler Mitchell

Guest Editors’ Introduction: Protected Areas of the American Southeast
Joe Weber, John A. Kupfer

Part I: Papers

Great Smoky Mountains National Park and its Missing Black Visitors:
A Preliminary Analysis on the Hidden Architecture of Landscape
Selima Sultana, Josh Merced, Joe Weber, Ridwaana Allen, Gregory Carlton

The Impacts of Climate Change on Coastal
Georgia Heritage Tourism Sites
Reilly T. Corkran, Amy E. Potter, Phillip P. Schmutz

Coastal Science for Resilience and Management at the
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, NC, USA
Michael J. Flynn, Thomas R. Allen, Meaghan E. Johnson, David E. Hallac

Increased Growth Synchrony of Red Spruce in Response to Acid
Deposition Recovery and Climate Change across its
Southern Range Extent, Southeastern USA
Maegen L. Rochner, Thomas W. Patterson, Karen J. Heeter, Grant L. Harley

Spatial Patterns of Conservation Benefits, Priorities, and
Barriers in the Congaree Biosphere Region
Lilian Hutchens, John A. Kupfer, Peng Gao

Part II: Reviews

Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of
Pedestrian Deaths in America
Angie Schmitt
Reviewed by Cade Gouin and Yujie Hu

A Road Running Southward: Following John Muir’s Journey
Through an Endangered Land
Dan Chapman
Reviewed by Joann Mossa

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