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Dismantling Assumptions About Grassland Degradation On The Tibetan Plateau

Sept. 26, 2018

by Kelly Hopping & Emily Yeh The Tibetan Plateau supports a vast expanse of rolling meadows and grassy steppes that are nearly 3 miles (4,500 meters or 14,700 feet), on average, above sea level. Well above the tree line, these alpine ecosystems extend across western China to the Himalayan mountains...

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Earthquakes, Landslides and the Critical Zone in Tectonically Active Mountains

Sept. 21, 2018

Author: Sean F. Gallen Affiliation: Department of Geosciences, Colorado State University Abstract: The Critical Zone is the thin layer of terrestrial Earth where interactions between the lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and atmosphere occur. Through these interactions, the Critical Zone sustains most terrestrial life and is a part of the various feedbacks...

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von Dreden Stacey Fellowship Fellows Presentations

Sept. 14, 2018

Hattie Houser (advised by Joe Bryan) Documenting Femicide In Mexico: Connecting the Disappeared to a Larger Body Politic Abstract : Femicide, the disappearance and death of women due to their gender, is occurring throughout Latin America and increasingly within Mexico. In Mexico, this issue has been connected to a myriad...

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Mark Serreze Presenting at ZEE JLF@Boulder Literary Festival

Sept. 10, 2018

September 21-23, the "greatest literary show on Earth" returns for the fourth time to Boulder. A festival of literature from all over the world, ZEE JLF at Boulder promises to be an event unlike any other. Free and accessible to everyone, the Festival invites you to join us in examining...

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The CESM Large Ensemble Project: Inspiring New Ideas and Understanding

Sept. 7, 2018

While internal climate variability is known to affect climate projections, its influence is often underappreciated and confused with model error. Why? In general, modeling centers contribute a small number of realizations to international climate model assessments [e.g., phase 5 of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5)]. As a result, model...

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The Implementation and Effectiveness of GIS in Education

Aug. 31, 2018

How is Geographic Information Systems (GIS) taught in formal and informal educational institutions? How should it be taught? Due to the advent of web GIS, the open data movement, citizen science, mobile field apps, maps as a storytelling medium, and other forces, spatial thinking through geotechnologies is being increasingly valued...

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Babs Participates in Alzheimer's Fundraiser

Aug. 11, 2018

On August 11, Professor Barbara "babs" Buttenfield participated in a fund-raising walk to raise money for the Walk to End Alzheimer's, honoring our geography colleague Professor David Hill, who passed away recently from the disease. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®...

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Sarah Hart Accepts Tenure Track Position at UW

July 20, 2018

Sarah Hart (Ph.D., CU Geography 2014) has accepted a new position as a tenure track assistant professor in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at University of Wisconsin at Madison. University of Wisconsin at Madison While at CU Boulder, Sarah's research interests were broadly based on the impacts of...

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The key triggers of 2017's costly wildfire season

June 8, 2018

New CU Boulder-led research shows that three major “switches” affecting wildfire—fuel, aridity and ignition—were either flipped on and/or kept on longer than expected last year, triggering one of the largest and costliest U.S. wildfire seasons in recent decades. The 2017 wildfire season cost the United States more than $18 billion...

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May 2018 Commencement Photos and Video Published

May 15, 2018

The May 2018 Commencement photos have been published. New this year is a video of the commencement ceremony . You can download photos from the site.

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