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October 12, 2018

Geographers present at regional conference

Submitted by Shawn Hutchinson

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Faculty members, visiting scholars and graduate students from the geography department participated in the annual meeting of the Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Division of the American Association of Geographers Oct. 5-6 in Manhattan. 

The following geographers made presentations at the meeting:

  • Fangfang Yao, graduate student, and Jida Wang, assistant professor, presented "Lake Storage Variation on the Endorheic Tibetan Plateau and its Attribution to Climate Change since the New Millennium."
  • Meng Ding, graduate student, and Wang, presented "Global Assessment of Surface Water Abundance in Lakes and Reservoirs."
  • Helder Martins, visiting scholar, presented "The Electricity Sector Evolution in Brazil: The Emergence of Bioelectricity."
  • Abbey Marcotte, graduate student, and Abigail Langston, research assistant professor, presented "Using Structure-from-Motion Photogrammetry and Erosion Pins to Quantify Controls on Bedrock Erosion and Sediment Transport in a Heterogeneously Layered Landscape, Flint Hills, KS."
  • Michael Molloy, graduate student, and Bimal Paul, professor, presented "Analyzing Tornado Frequency and Regional Climate Change Relationships in Kansas CE 1950-2016."
  • Ricardo Gonzalez, undergraduate student, and Langston presented "Quantifying the Effects of Sediment Flux and Water Discharge on Lateral Bedrock Erosion Using Flume Experiments."
  • John Paul Rogers, graduate student, presented "The Contemporary Scottish Gaelic Linguistic and Cultural Landscape."
  • Michael Stumpff, graduate student, and Arnaud Temme, associate professor, presented "Locating Suitable Locations to Measure Snow Avalanche Geomorphic Impacts."
  • Komal Preet Kaur, graduate student, and Marcellus Caldas, associate professor, presented "Land Use and Land Cover Changes in the 'Ghost Villages' of Uttarakhand, India."
  • Shawn Hutchinson, professor, and Hilda Onuoha, graduate student, presented "Time Series Analysis of Phenometrics and Long-Term Grassland Trends across the Great Plains Ecoregion using Moderate Resolution Satellite Imagery."
  • Wang, Yao and colleagues presented "Where are Dams and Reservoirs, and How Do They Affect Surface Water Budget?"
  • Jeffrey Smith, associate professor, presented "Attachment to Vanishing Places."
  • Katherine Nelson, assistant professor, and colleague presented "Exploring the Impacts of Agricultural Landscape Diversity on Yields in the U.S. Using Bayesian Spatiotemporal Modeling."
  • Rebecca Lima Albuquerque Maranhão, graduate student, and colleagues presented "Dynamics of Soybeans and Cattle Production in Brazil."
  • Jakob Hanschu, undergraduate student, presented "A Hidden Past: The Historical Geography of Agricultural Drainage in Iowa."
  • Caldas, Gabriel Granco, postdoctoral research associate, and colleague presented "The Compounding Threat to Brazilian Cerrado Biodiversity: Exploring Land and Climate Change Impacts on Amphibian Habitats."
  • Granco, Caldas and colleague presented "How Does Place-based Culture Influence on Pro-Environmental Policy Support? An Examination using Agent-based Simulations."
  • Paul presented "How Many Monolingual Countries Are There? Language Diversity in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)."
  • Subarna Chatterjee, graduate student, Paul and Audrey Joslin, assistant professor, presented "Determinants of Human Migration in the Climate Change Affected Indian Sundarbans."
  • Avantika Ramekar, graduate student, and Paul presented "Kerala Floods: Should India Change its Foreign Aid Policy?".
  • Temme presented "Two Arguments in Favor of Characterizing Additional Proglacial Soil Chronosequences."
  • Barrie Chileen, graduate student, Kendra McLauchlan, professor, and colleague presented "Dynamics of Lodgepole Pine Forests in Fire-Driven Landscapes: Past, Present and Future."
  • W. Marijn van der Meij, visiting scholar, Temme and colleague presented "Spatiotemporal Patterns of Human-Induced Landscape Change in a German Agricultural Landscape."
  • Md Abu Sayeed Maroof, graduate student, presented "Assessing the influence of parameters for agricultural flood loss estimation in the Middle Cedar River Watershed, Iowa."
  • Douglas Goodin, professor, presented "Parameterization of the Prospect Leaf Reflectance Model for Tallgrass Prairie."
  • Dong Luo, graduate student, Caldas and Goodin, presented "Predicting and Estimating Land Cover Mapping at Bento Rodrigues Dam Disaster Area using Machine Learning and Landsat Images."