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April 20, 2021

Geography and geospatial sciences faculty and graduate students present at national geography conference

Submitted by Chuck Martin

Faculty members and graduate students from the geography and geospatial sciences department participated virtually in the annual American Association of Geographers meeting, April 7-11. The meetings are the largest annual gathering of professional geographers in North America. 

The following faculty members and students made virtual presentations at the meetings: 

Lisa M.B. Harrington, professor, presented "Mount St. Helens: 1980 - 2020." 

Audrey Joslin, assistant professor; Marcellus Caldas, professor; and colleague J. Bergtold presented "Rural Perceptions of Wildfire Interaction with Grassland Conservation Incentive Programs." 

Charles W. Martin, professor, presented "Short-Term Changes in Near-Channel Trace Metal Concentrations along the Lahn River, central Germany." 

Kendra K. McLauchlan, adjunct professor, and colleagues M. Trumper and D. Griffin presented "Tree-Ring Synchrony from an Oak Savanna with a Half Century of Landscape Fire Experimentation." 

Katherine Nelson, assistant professor, presented "Characterizing Uncertainty in the Intersection of Social Vulnerability and Flood Risk." 

Hilda Onuoha, graduate student, and J.M. Shawn Hutchinson, professor, presented "A Spatio-Temporal Valuation of Grassland Ecosystem Services in the U.S. Great Plains." 

Vera Smirnova, assistant professor, presented "Spatialities of Post-Socialist Land Enclosure." 

The following faculty members in the geography and geospatial sciences department served as panelists, chairs, or organizers for panels or sessions at the conference: 

Richard A. Marston, distinguished professor emeritus, panelist for "Celebrating the Contributions and Career of David R. Butler" and panelist for "A Tribute to Honor William L. Graf." 

Nelson, assistant professor, organizer and chair for "New Perspectives on Vulnerability to Hazards." 

Smirnova, assistant professor, co-organizer and chair for "Reimaging the Post-Socialist Political Geographies."