Dept. of Geography News & Events this Week - 4/12/16

April 12, 2016

IMAGE OF THE WEEK

Geography students at AAG

Geography students attending the American Association of Geographers (AAG) annual meeting in San Francisco, California, March 29April 2. Each one presented a paper or poster at the research conference.

GOOD NEWS

Carolyn Fish won Best Paper in the AAG Cartography Specialty Group Honors Student Paper Competition.

Nate Frey has accepted a postdoc at the Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University, to begin in September.

E-K Kim received Student Leadership Award from KAGES (Korea-America Association for Geospatial and Environmental Sciences).

Amanda Young won the Best Student Oral Presentation for her paper at the Ameridendro 2016 conference last week in Mendoza, Argentina.

 

NEWS

Coffee Hour with Gian Rocco
Of Timber Rattlesnakes, Red Beds, and Groundwater: in Pursuit of the “Holy Grail”
Biologists are known to spend inordinate amounts of time and resources seeking the animals they study. The endeavor becomes even more burdening when rare, imperiled or elusive species are targeted. An understanding of “where to look” is a critical first step in facilitating wildlife study and by extension, the protection of the targeted species or the specific environment critical to its survival. Snakes rarely come to mind when “species protection” is mentioned as no other vertebrate group is as feared, loathed or misunderstood.

“Landscape trap”: Severe fires turning forest to shrubland in California
Large tracts of forest in California are being destroyed by severe fires and some may struggle to recover, instead being replaced by dense shrubland, according to researchers.


Fulbright Features: Scholar getting firsthand knowledge of refugee research
[Editor’s note: Marina Burka is spending the 2015–16 academic year in Glasgow, Scotland, as a Fulbright Scholar pursuing a master’s degree in human geography and volunteering with an activist organization that supports asylum-seekers and migrants in Scotland.]

 

RECENTLY (OR SOON TO BE) PUBLISHED

Integrating social network data into GISystems
By Clio Andris
In International Journal of Geographical Information Science
doi: 10.1080/13658816.2016.1153103

 

Burstiness parameter for finite event sequences
By Eun-Kyeong Kim, Hang-Hyun Jo
In arXiv:1604.01125v1 [physics.soc-ph]

 

Optimal bidding in a Day-Ahead energy market for Micro Grid under uncertainty in renewable energy production
By Gabriella Ferruzzi, Guido Cervone, Luca Delle Monache, Giorgio Graditi, Francesca Jacobone
In Energy
doi:10.1016/j.energy.2016.02.166
 



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