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K-State Today

October 12, 2015



Geography faculty, students present at regional meeting

By Chuck Martin

Faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students from the geography department participated in the annual 2015 Meeting of the Great Plains-Rocky Mountain Division of the Association of American Geographers, Oct. 2-3, in Kearney, Nebraska. 

The following faculty and students made presentations at the meetings: 

Matt Allen, graduate student, presented "Using GIS to Assess Flood Risk in Boulder County, Colorado."

Matthew Brooks, graduate student, presented "The Relationship Between Crime and Public Transit in Denver, Colorado:  A Spatial Perspective."

Subarna Chatterjee, graduate student, and Bimal K. Paul, professor, presented "Migration as an Adaptation Strategy to Climate Change: A Literature Review."

Livia Cirnu, undergraduate student, and John A. Harrington, Jr., professor, presented "High Levels of Tropospheric Ozone Linked to the Advection of Southerly Wind for the Konza Prairie in Kansas."

Deborah G. Hann, visiting assistant professor, presented "Embedded Themes of Human-Environment Interaction in Children's Literature."

John A. Harrington Jr., professor; Lisa K. Tabor, colleague; and Thomas Larsen, graduate student, presented "Ideas to Expand Geography Awareness Activities in Your Community.

Lisa M.B. Harrington, professor, presented "Agriculture and the Countryside in the U.S.: Alternative and Virtual Rurality."

Mitchell Horner, undergraduate student, and Joe Hunninghake, undergraduate student, presented "Effects of the Rock Island Railroad on Kansas Towns." 

J.M. Shawn Hutchinson, associate professor, and colleagues Anne Jacquin, Bryanna Pockrandt and Stacy L. Hutchinson presented "Time Series Analysis of Vegetation Phenometrics for Military and Non-Military Lands Using Moderate Resolution Satellite Imagery."

Christy R. Jean, graduate student, presented "Hydrological Transitions: A Story of Kansas Watersheds."

Thomas B. Larsen, graduate student, presented "Progress Report: Geo-Progressions and Sense of Community among Kansas Third Graders."

Richard A. Marston, university distinguished professor, presented "Using Ecoregion Analysis to Test Whether 'Place Matters' in Physical Geography."

Hayden C. Murphey, graduate student, presented "Learning How to Communicate Climate Change Adaptation in Rural Communities."

Francesco Orsi, assistant professor, presented "Using Transportation to Manage the Geographical Distribution of Visitors across Protected Areas: An Agent-Based Modelling Approach."

Bimal K. Paul, professor, presented "What Type of Region is the Flint Hills? A Review of Students' Response."

Avantika Ramekar, graduate student, presented "Spatial and Aspatial Access to Primary Healthcare Facilities in Wyandotte County, Kansas."

Samira Safaee, graduate student, presented "Environmental Catastrophe in Iran: Lake Urmia."

Jeffrey S. Smith, associate professor, presented "Exploring the Place Component within Place Attachment Research."

Jida Wang, assistant professor; Takuto Urano, undergraduate student; Spencer J. Ford, undergraduate student; and colleagues Yongwei Sheng, Chunqiao Song and Pedro Satori presented "Progress of Global Inventory of Lake Water Resources."

William Wetherholt, graduate student, presented "Articulating Rural Sentiment in the Central Great Plains through Grounded Theory."

The following geography department faculty served as chairs or organizers for sessions at the conference:

John A. Harrington Jr., organizer and chair for "Geographic Alliance Activities in the GPRM Region" and "Geographic Education"; Bimal K. Paul, chair for "Place and Region"; and Jida Wang, chair for "GIScience I".