Incoming faculty member receives award

Incoming faculty member Dr. Nick Magliocca, who is currently an Assistant Research Professor at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), was recently named a recipient of the ABM17 Star Award.  Magliocca won the award at the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Agent-Based Modeling (ABM) 17: A Symposium that Advances the Science of ABM conference.

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Geography Gazette published

For the first time in many years, the Department of Geography is proud to produce a newsletter updating faculty, staff, students, and alumni about happenings within the department.  If you want to learn more about the department, please check out the attached PDF of the Geography Gazette.  2016-17 Geography Gazette

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Pair of Graduate Students Win Field Study Awards

Graduate students Jordan Cissell and Brenna Sweetman both recently received student field study awards. Cissell’s award comes from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Crocodile Specialist Group.  His research will examine and map habitat changes in the Placencia area of Belize, and how the change has altered the behavior of Belize’s two […]

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Student team wins first place at SECU Academic Conference

A team of students affiliated with Dr. Sagy Cohen‘s Surface Dynamics Modeling Lab took home first place at the SECU Academic Conference’s Campus Waters Matters Challenge in Starkville, Miss., yesterday.  The team of consists of Iham Ali, Samuel Downs, Mariam Khanam, Zoe Miller, James Misfeldt, Dinuke Munasinghe, Zachary Stephens, and Julia Zimmerman. The team presented […]

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Undergraduate student selected for prestigious internship

Undergraduate major Kimberly Brothers was recently selected to participate in an internship as part of the Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) program through the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Brothers is currently studying weather types responsible for intense precipitation events in Southern California with Dr. Jason Senkbeil.

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Stone and Cohen co-author paper

Former graduate student Monica Stone and Dr. Sagy Cohen recently had an article published in the journal Natural Hazards & Earth System Sciences.  The paper examines the impact of hurricanes on inland flooding.  Read it here.

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Graduate student paper in Forests

Graduate students Scott Ford and Jonathan Kleinman co-authored a paper with Dr. Justin Hart in the journal Forests.  The article examines the spatial patterns of canopy disturbance in a multi-cohort hardwood stand.  Read it here.

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Professor published about racial disparities in welfare

Dr. Joe Weber co-authored an article with Tryone Cheng from the UA School of Social Work that was recently published in Journal of Social Service Research. The paper investigates racial disparities in welfare.  Read it here.

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Professor published about change in American freeway networks

Dr. Joe Weber recently had an article published in the Journal of Transport Geography titled, “Continuity and change in American urban freeway networks.” The article compared data from Yellow Book maps from 1955 to 2010.  Read the article here.

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Former graduate student receives thesis award

Former B.S. and M.S. student Lauren Cox was named the winner of The University of Alabama Graduate College Outstanding Master’s Thesis.  Cox’s thesis is titled “Effects of an Intermediate-Scale Wind Event of Forest Composition, Structure, and Structural Complexity.”  While at UA, she worked with Dr. Justin Hart. The review committee consists of emeritus faculty and selects […]

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