UMass Geographers @ 2012 AAG Meeting

Eight UMass geographers will be participating in the 2012 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in New York City, February 24-28.  This conference will host more than 7,000 geographers from around the world and feature over 4,000 presentations.

UMass Geography participants include faculty members Piper Gaubatz, Stan Stevens, Eve Vogel and Qian Yu; and graduate students Cordelia Sand, Mingma Sherpa, Ted White, and Weining Zhu.  Their presentations are listed below, followed by a list of sessions organized by UMass geographers.

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Faculty Participation:

Piper Gaubatz – “Impacts of new environmental discourses on China’s urban development”

Piper Gaubatz – “China’s high-speed rail controversy”  (panelist)

Stan Stevens – “Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park governance and management: international perspectives on protected areas and social justice”

Eve Vogel – “Is there room for progressive political change, even in large technical systems? How to uncover hope, through a history of pacific northwest electrical transitions”

Qian Yu – “Understanding watershed DOC export based on a field and remote sensing integrated approach”

Graduate Student Participation:

Cordelia Sand – “Evolution and radical affects in an uncertain world”

Cordelia Sand – “Evolutionary geographies” (panelist)

Mingma Sherpa – “Conservation governance of the buffer zone community forests of Sagarmatha National Park Buffer Zone, Nepal”

Ted White – “A good enough utopia: following possibility in social movements past to present”

Weining Zhu — ““Terrestrial export and dynamic of dissolved organic carbon in estuarine and coastal regions – case study for global major rivers”

 Sessions organized by UMass geographers include:

“China: environmental discourses in transition” (Gaubatz)

“China Specialty Group: How to get an academic job” (Gaubatz)

“The Sherpa people and conservation in Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park and Buffer Zone, Nepal” (Stevens)

“Finding progressive possibility through historical research” (Vogel)

“GIS/RS application in aquatic and wetland environment (1)” (Yu)

“GIS/RS application in aquatic and wetland environment (2)” (Yu)