Professor Emeritus Kenneth A. Erickson, Jan. 22, 1934 - Dec. 22, 2017

Jan. 11, 2018

Professor Emeritus Ken Erickson Professor Kenneth Erickson , 83, passed away at his home in Lincoln City, Dec. 22, 2017 surrounded by his family. By all accounts, Ken was an inspirational professor, with a calm character, teaching and inspiring 100’s of students in Cartography, GIS, and all fields of Geography...

Professor Emeritus Kenneth A. Erickson, Jan. 22, 1934 - Dec. 22, 2017

Jan. 11, 2018

Professor Kenneth Erickson , 83, passed away at his home in Lincoln City, Dec. 22, 2017 surrounded by his family. By all accounts, Ken was an inspirational professor, with a calm character, teaching and inspiring 100’s of students in Cartography, GIS, and all fields of Geography. The KESDA lab (Kenneth...

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Interview with Tom Veblen, Distinguished Professor

Dec. 19, 2017

Tom (center) in New Zealand, 1979 I recently interviewed Tom Veblen to discuss being given the University’s highest faculty honor, Distinguished Professor , and learn more about Tom’s exceptional career. I came away with a strong appreciation for his life's work in forest ecology and environmental science. Our Fall 2017...

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2017 Geography Fall Newsletter Published

Dec. 18, 2017

The 2017 Geography Fall Newsletter has been published and is available to view online now on the Newsletters page . Hardcopies will be available at the commencement ceremony and reception and in the main office. The online version includes navigation links from the table of contents on the cover page...

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New Geography Club Website Launched

Dec. 18, 2017

The Geography Club website recently launched. If you are interested in joining in on the fun, please check it out. From the website: The CU-Boulder Geography Club provides a place for undergraduate and graduate students to connect by fostering interest, discussion, and increased knowledge about the world around them. We...

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Matthew Turner: Alternatives to sustainability science: A political ecology of soil nutrient depletion in the fields of African farmers

Dec. 15, 2017

Assessments of the sustainability of smallholder agriculture in Africa have focused on soil fertility decline. The forms in which these scientific assessments take are shaped by disciplinary traditions, development prerogatives, and assumptions about the social “drivers” of environmental change. The dominant approach in Africa today creates nutrient budgets for land...

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Jennifer Balch Named RIO Faculty Fellow

Dec. 8, 2017

Geography professor Jennifer Balch has been named a RIO Faculty Fellow. The Research & Innovation Office (RIO) Faculty Fellows Program is a campus-wide research and creative works leadership program that supports rising CU Boulder faculty interested in furthering their leadership skills to achieve maximum impact within and beyond the campus...

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Stephanie Kampf: Mountain hydrogeography: Streamflow patterns and processes across the Rockies

Dec. 1, 2017

The Colorado Rockies span an elevation range of more than 2000 m, extending from the foothills with limited winter snow up to high mountain slopes, where snow lasts most of the year. This talk will cover catchment to regional-scale research that addresses questions about where, when, and how tributary streams...

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Sierra Petersen: Unveiling the mysteries of past climate, oceans, and life using novel isotopic techniques

Nov. 17, 2017

Stable isotopes of carbonate have long been used to reconstruct past climate and environmental conditions. The recent development of the clumped isotope paleothermometer has expanded the range of possible applications of these isotopic techniques to cover more environments and time periods. My research uses these isotopic tools to reconstruct past...

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Tom Veblen Named Distinguished Professor

Nov. 17, 2017

The Department of Geography is very proud to announce Professor of Geography Tom Veblen has been named a University of Colorado Distinguished Professor by the Board of Regents. University of Colorado President Bruce Benson notified Tom of this outstanding honor. From President Bruce Benson's letter to Professor Veblen: "You are...

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