2013 Student Awards

Congratulations to the 2013 Geography student award recipients: Outstanding TA: Xin Li and Changjiang Ye Outstanding Seniors: Rachel Labrie and Marielys Velez Research funding awards: Xin Li, Sainan Lin, Changjiang Ye, Jiwei Li              

Geography Conference (NESTVAL)

The New England-St. Lawrence Valley Geographical Society (NESTVAL) Conference will be held October 18-19, 2013, at Clark University in Worcester, MA. The themes will be “Climate Justice,” “Economic and Financial Crisis,” and “Reimagining Mid-Sized Cities;” however, presentations on any topic of interest to the membership are encouraged. Abstracts for papers and posters of no more than 200…

Estuaries: high resolution/large scale CDOM monitoring

Dr. Qian Yu and recent UMass geography graduate Dr. Weining Zhu recently published two papers in top remote sensing journals, Remote Sensing of Environment and ISPRS Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. They developed a semi-analytical method to retrieve colored dissolved organic matter from hyper spectral remote sensing and mapped the CDOM in global major rivers. The work provides the…

Beaver Island Research

Grad students Jiwei Li and Changjiang Ye are conducting summer research in Beaver Island, Michigan with Dr. Qian Yu. They are working on an NSF funded project to understand terrestrial carbon leaching from land to lake or ocean. The experiment uses aquatic mesocosms and green house incubation at Central Michigan University Biological Station to simulate litter leaching…

Geography Club!

There will be an organizational meeting for a new geography club on Monday, Feb 11, 2013 at 5:30pm (Hasbrouck 236). Come and help us start up a new club devoted to fieldtrips and other geographical activities in the Pioneer Valley. Membership is open to all 5-College students.

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…

NESTVAL 2011 – Montreal Oct 14-16

The 2011 New England-St. Lawrence Valley (NESTVAL) Annual Geography Conference will be held at Concordia University, in Montreal, Canada, from Friday, October 14 to Saturday, October 15, with some additional field trips on Sunday, October 16. All interested participants (students and faculty) are invited to submit abstracts (no longer than 200 words), and proposals for sessions…

Geography Alumni…Where are they now?

Undergraduate students in Geosciences 314 – Writing in Geography this year decided to analyze data on UMass B.A./B.S. Geography graduates for their group project.   They mapped alumni data for graduates from 1970-2010 in terms of place of residence, occupation and gender.  You can find their analysis and more information on the geography program at: http://blogs.umass.edu/umgeog/undergraduate-programs/geography-graduates-where-are-they-now/

Geography Students win Departmental Awards

2010-2011 Outstanding Senior in Geography: Christopher Braun 2010-2011 Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Geography: Weining Zhu Summer funding for research: Colleen Kelley, Jim MacAllister,  Melishia Santiago, Mingma Norbu Sherpa, Changjiang Ye, Weining Zhu

Congratulations! 2010-11 Geography MS Degree Recipients

Five UMass students will be awarded MS degrees in Geography at the May 13, 2011 graduate graduation:  Jared Gasco, John Legrid, Ethan Miller, Mingma Norbu Sherpa, and Melishia Santiago-Ramirez.  Congratulations to all!  A list of all Geography MS recipients and their theses (since 2000) is available at: http://blogs.umass.edu/umgeog/graduate-program/recent-ms-theses-degrees/

UMass Geographers to Give Talks at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting

UMass Geographers at AAG 2011 UMass Amherst geographers will present eight different papers at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, April 12-16, 2011. (Detailed abstracts and times for these papers follow this list) Janelle Cornwell* – Ph.d Candidate, University of Massachusetts – Amherst Subjects of Scale: scale methodologies and the textural…

Qian Yu awarded grant to study carbon export processes from land to coastal waters

Assistant Professor Qian Yu (PI) was recently awarded a three-year grant by the NSF Collaboration in Mathematical Geosciences program to study dissolved organic carbon (DOC) dynamics in coastal regions using remote sensing and mathematic modeling. Qian will lead a collaborative team with three co-PIs in statistics, biogeochemistry and GIS-based hydrological modeling from both the UMASS…

Stan Stevens and ICCA Consortium at the UN COP10 Meeting

Stan Stevens (Senior Lecturer, Geography) participated in the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (the UN environmental treaty developed at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio) in Nagoya, Japan, Oct. 18-29 as a member of the delegation of the ICCA Consortium ( www.iccaforum.org). The COP10 meeting in Japan was one…