Who I Am
Hello, and welcome to GeoAffairs.com. I’m Richard Buettner and am thrilled to share this journey of geographic exploration and knowledge with you. I’m a seasoned geographer with 25 years of experience, a lover of nature and wildlife, an experienced publisher, and an avid traveler. With a Master’s degree in Geography from the prestigious Maximilians-University of Munich, I have devoted my life to understanding our world and sharing this knowledge with as many people as possible.
There’s a certain magic in looking at a map, discovering new places, and understanding the intricate connections between environments, cultures, and economies. That’s what GeoAffairs.com is all about. This website is an extension of my passion for geography and is dedicated to exploring and explaining the spatial dimensions of human and physical phenomena on Earth.
GeoAffairs.com is not just another geography website. It’s a platform where academia meets everyday curiosity, where complex theories become understandable, and where you’ll find answers to your geography-related questions. Here, you’ll find articles, blogs, and resources that aim to educate, inform, and inspire.
My vision for GeoAffairs.com is to create a virtual geography hub where everyone – from students and teachers to researchers and travel enthusiasts – can find value. I aim to build a community that appreciates the beauty and complexity of our world, promotes geographical literacy, and encourages environmentally responsible behaviors.
Born and raised in the UK and Germany, I was always fascinated by the diversity of landscapes, cultures, and climates in our world. My curiosity led me to study Geography at the Maximilians-University of Munich, where I honed my understanding of the spatial aspects of human and physical phenomena.
After earning my Master’s degree, I knew I wanted to share my love for geography with a broader audience. Thus, I ventured into publishing and created several spatial-related websites. Over the years, I have built a reputation as an experienced publisher who takes complex geographic concepts and makes them accessible to all.
Why I’m Relevant
In a rapidly changing world, understanding geography is more critical than ever. It helps us make sense of the patterns and processes that shape our world, informs our decisions, and helps us appreciate the diversity of cultures and environments.
I bring to the table not just my academic credentials but also my practical experience as a publisher and my passion for nature, wildlife, and travel. My work is rooted in a deep understanding of geography, enriched by my travels and my ongoing engagement with the latest geographical research.
Submit Articles to geoaffairs.com
GeoAffairs.com welcomes guest articles about geography tips, homeschool geography lessons, and informative articles about concepts in the field of geography.
Articles about geography concepts, geographic phenomena, and book reviews are examples of the types of longer articles accepted on GeoAffairs. These articles are longer than news posts and can range in length from 700 – 3000 words.
- Soil Geography
- Coastal Geography
- Geospatial Analysis
- Remote Sensing
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- Quaternary Science
- Environmental Geography
- Cultural Geography
- Urban Geography
- Political Geography
- Economic Geography
- Population Geography
- Historical Geography
- Social Geography
- Health Geography
- Transport Geography
- Tourism Geography
- Gender Geography
- Development Geography
- Behavioral Geography
- Geographies of Identity
- Agricultural Geography