The annual meeting of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG) was held in Savannah, Georgia November 20th through the 22nd. Faculty represented the department with paper sessions and also panel discussions. Graduate students of the department gave poster presentations and the department was also represented in the World Geography Bowl competition by Jaclyn Brown, Lauren Crain, Robert Ealy, John Mason, and Andrew Vinson. Faculty and students who presented at the conference are listed below along with the titles of their work.

Faculty represented by the department at the conference were:

David M. Brommer, University of Alabama: From Warning to Action: Tornado Warning Lead Time and Personal Protection Decisions from the University of Alabama Community During the April 27, 2011 Tornado.

Saskia L. van de Gevel, Appalachian State University, Justin L. Hart, The University of Alabama,
Mark D. Spond, Appalachian State University, Philip B. White, Appalachian State University,
Megan N. Sutton, The Nature Conservancy, and Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, University of Tennessee: American Chestnut to Red Oak: a Dendroecological Study of Forest Succession in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

Justin Hart1 , Megan Buchanan1, Stacy Clark2, Scott Torreano3: 1Department of Geography, University of Alabama,2Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 3Department of Forestry and Geology, University of the South: Old-growth on the tablelands of the Cumberland Plateau: forest history and management implications.

Jason C. Senkbeil, J.M. Mason, and M.S. Rockman, University of Alabama: Shelter Seeking Behavior of Tuscaloosa Residents for a Future Tornado Event.

Bronwen Lichtenstein and Joe Weber, University of Alabama: Race, Income Disparities and Mortgage Foreclosure in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

Bobby Wilson, University of Alabama: Postbellum Racial State and Capital.

Bobby Wilson also participated in a Panel Discussion titled, Troy Davis Execution: Life and Death in the Racial State


Current graduate students of the department that presented posters were:

Ben Lundberg, Accessibility and University Populations: Effects on Non-Motorized Transportation in the Tuscaloosa-Northport Area

Meganne Rockman, The Role of Hurricane Intensity and Track on Evacuation Decision Making of Pensacola, FL Residents

Cory Rhodes, Frequency and intensity of tornadoes produced by tropical cyclones and tropical lows in landfalling gulf coast storms

Courtney Thompson, The Impact of Social Network Communication During the April 27, 2011 Tuscaloosa, Alabama Tornado

Zach Tyler, Lake Tuscaloosa and the North River: An Analysis and Plans to Improve Water Quality