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Panel discussion: Fire and Climate Change in Brazil

Feb. 28, 2020

This panel of scholars will put Brazil’s recent period of forest fires into a larger historic, political perspective. Moderated by Joe Bryan , Associate Professor, Geography Panelists Peter Newton Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies Program Colleen Scanlan-Lyons Project Director, Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force Jennifer Balch Associate Professor, Geography Marcos...

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Coronavirus Updates and Resources

Feb. 27, 2020

CU Boulder is closely monitoring the emerging global public health concern involving the COVID-19 (also known as novel coronavirus). The university is taking proactive and prudent measures to ensure the health and safety of the community in accordance with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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Timbo Stillinger: Observing Snow from Space: Snow / Cloud Discrimination and Opportunities in Water Supply Forecasting

Feb. 21, 2020

Abstract: Satellites provide the most consistent and reliable measurements of snow and ice globally with estimates of snow-covered area, grain size, and concentration of light-absorbing particles creating global potential to improve existing operational forecasts and enable forecasting of water supplies for regions with little to no in situ forecasting. A...

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Recognizing and honoring the contributions of Thomas T. Veblen in Biogeography

Feb. 18, 2020

At the American Association of Geographers (AAG) annual conference being held in Denver this year, April 6-10, there will be two paper sessions of Geography Professor Tom Veblen's former students and postdocs titled "The effects of disturbance on Northern and Southern Hemisphere Forests. Recognizing and honoring the contributions of Thomas...

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Angela Cunningham named TRELIS Fellow

Feb. 17, 2020

Angela Cunningham (PhD 2019) was been named one of 15 TRELIS Fellows for 2020 . Angela is currently affiliated with University of Luxembourg. As part of her Fellow status, she will attend a 3-day workshop in May 2020 in Honolulu, Hawaii. TRELIS (Training and Retaining Leaders in STEM-Geospatial Sciences) is...

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Forests bouncing back from beetles, but elk and deer slowing recovery

Feb. 13, 2020

Trees killed by bark beetles remain standing in the southern Rocky Mountains. (Credit: Robert Andrus) Two words, and a tiny little creature, strike fear in the hearts of many Colorado outdoor enthusiasts: bark beetle. But new research from CU Boulder reveals that even simultaneous bark beetle outbreaks are not a...

Kyle Rodman on Rocky Mountain PBS Colorado Experience

Kyle Rodman and Tom Veblen's work is featured in the Rocky Mountain PBS Colorado Experience episode "Forests of Change"

Jan. 31, 2020

Humans have had a relationship with forests for eons. But today, Colorado’s forests are changing, potentially altering this intrinsic connection. Follow scientists and historians as they work to understand this transformation. Decipher tree rings, analyze aerial imagery, and learn of Colorado’s long history to unroot the causes and consequences of...

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Babs Buttenfield: Technology changing how people use maps, how they're created

Jan. 13, 2020

Babs Buttenfield was interviewed for a Channel 7 (Denver 7) TV News spot about how technology has changed how people use maps. Posted: 4:45 PM, Jan 03, 2020, Updated: 4:58 PM, Jan 03, 2020, By: Chloe Nordquist, Channel 7 News, Denver Maps have changed over the years and so has...

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December 2019 Fall Commencement Photos Available for Download

Dec. 27, 2019

Congratulations to our new graduates! The commencement photos have been published. Please check them out and feel free to download them. There is also a video of the commencement ceremony .

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2019 Fall Newsletter Published

Dec. 11, 2019

The 2019 Fall Newsletter has been published and is available for viewing. The newsletter is packed with department news, alumni updates, and articles by faculty and students. Contents: Message from the Department Chair, pg 2 Editors' Comments, pg 3 Mark Serreze Named Distinguished Professor, pgs 4-5 The Boulder Affordable Housing...