Geography & Environmental Studies

MSC 01 1110
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Bandelier West & East

Phone: (505)277-5041
Fax: (505)277-3614



Bandelier Hall West – Room 224


  • Historical Geography
  • Environmental Knowledge
  • Water Resources
  • History and Geography of Science
  • Irrigation, Damns, and Arid Landscapes
  • American Southwest
  • Atlantic World
  • History of Cartography
  • Geography of Outer Space


Curriculum Vitae
Educational Background
Ph.D. Geography, 2006,
University of Texas at Austin


M.S. Community and Regional Planning, 2000,
University of Texas at Austin


B.A. (Highest Distinction) Latin-American Studies, 1995,
University of Virginia


Courses Taught
  • Geog 101 – Physical Geography
  • Geog 140 – World Regional Geography
  • Geog 445 – Geography of New Mexico and the Southwest
  • Geog 502 – Approaches to Geographic Research
  • Geog 545 – Seminar – Geography of the Southwest


Selected Publications
Lane, K. Maria D. (2010) Geographies of Mars: Seeing and Knowing the Red Planet. University of Chicago Press.


Lane, K. Maria D. (2010) Review of Joseph P. Sánchez, Between Two Rivers: The Atrisco Land Grant in Albuquerque History, 1692-1968 (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2008) in Journal of Historical Geography 36: 114-115.


Lane, K. Maria D. (2009) Review of Michael P. Conzen and Diane Dillon, Mapping Manifest Destiny: Chicago and the American West (Chicago: Newberry Library, 2007), H- HistGeog, H-Net Reviews, 3 pgs.


Lane, K. Maria D. (2008) “Astronomers at altitude: mountain geography and the cultivation of scientific legitimacy,” in High Places: Cultural Geographies of Mountains, Ice, and Science, eds. Denis Cosgrove and Veronica della Dora (London: I.B. Tauris), 126-144.


Lane, K. Maria D. (2008) Review of Derek Hayes, Historical Atlas of the United States (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007), H-HistGeog, H-Net Reviews, 4 pgs.


Lane, K. Maria D. (2007) Review of Robert Markley, Dying Planet: Mars in Science and the Imagination. (Durham: Duke University Press, 2005), Isis, 97: 772-773.


Lane, K. Maria D. (2006) “Mapping the Mars canal mania: cartographic projection and the creation of a popular icon.” Imago Mundi: The International Journal for the History of Cartography, 58: 198-211.


Lane, K. Maria D. (2005) “Geographers of Mars: cartographic inscription and exploration narrative in late Victorian representations of the red planet,” Isis: An International Review Devoted to the History of Science and its Cultural Influences, 96: 477-506. (Winner: 2006 Derek Price / Rod Webster Prize for best Isis article in the last three years, awarded by the History of Science Society.)


Administrative Duties
Departmental Coordinator of Student Learning Outcomes Assessment