Geographers come in all varieties, but many of the best geographers study – and have found – their “special place”. I present examples of work over the course of my career in my special place, Glacier National Park, Montana. Finding your own special place will serve you well and hopefully carry you through the tough times that inevitably occur during (student) life. Geographers study places all over the world and beyond, as well as places in the imagination. We use a diversity of tools and methods in the process. Indeed, some geographers are known primarily as “methods” geographers associated with GIScience, remote sensing, quantitative methods, and the like. Other geographers are known by their sub-discipline specialty – they’re a geomorphologist, or an economic geographer, or any number of other geographic sub-disciplines. I am known as a geomorphologist and specifically as a zoogeomorphologist: someone who studies the work of animals in creating and affecting landforms as geomorphic agents of erosion, transportation, and deposition of sediments (Butler 1992 first defined the sub-discipline of zoogeomorphology, and Butler 1995 expanded upon and provided the foundations of the f ield). Nonetheless, I am also known as a mountain geographer, and specifically someone who studies the geography of Glacier National Park, Montana.

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