Statement by the Faculty

Nov. 29, 2016

Geography is a holistic and interdisciplinary field, which brings together students and educators from a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences, and training. Our teaching and research activities reflect core values of mutual respect, honesty, and free and thoughtful expression. Our department offers a wide range of courses that touch on...

In Memoriam: Andrew Slater

Oct. 3, 2016

The Geography department lost a distinguished friend, colleague and alumnus with the passing of Andrew Slater. Boulder Daily Camera

Eric Lovell receives Daniel E. Salmon Scholarship

Sept. 20, 2016

The Daniel E. Salmon Scholarship supports non-veterinary students to work with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Veterinary Services (APHIS-VS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. As a scholarship recipient, Eric will work with the APHIS-VS Sheep, Goat, Equine and Cervid Health Center to manage endemic and emerging livestock...

Aaron Malone awarded Community Based Research Fellowship through CU Engage

Aug. 29, 2016

The Community Based Research fellowship through CU Engage supports a cohort of graduate students doing collaborative research with community partners for mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity. Aaron will partner with the Denver Federation of Zacatecan Clubs for research titled: "Hometown associations...

Geography graduate students conduct water sampling and offer training in Cental Asia-Summer 2016

Aug. 28, 2016

CHARIS graduate students at the University of Colorado Boulder, Alice Hill and Alana Wilson, conducted physical hydrologic field methods training and data collection in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, in summer 2016. The objective of the water sampling field methods is to use the unique chemistry signatures of different source...

Robbie Andrus Awarded NSF DDRI

Aug. 16, 2016

Robbie was awarded a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) grant. The award will support his dissertation research project titled "Assessing regeneration niche limitations to upslope migration of subalpine forests: Implications of a changing climate and shifting disturbance regimes". For more information, see the NSF award page

Stefan Leyk Awarded NSF Grant

Aug. 9, 2016

Associate Professor Stefan Leyk has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant for his project entitled "III: Medium: Collaborative Research: Exploiting Context in Cartographic Evolutionary Documents to Extract and Build Linked Spatial-temporal Datasets". This interdisciplinary collaborative project involving researchers and their students at University of Southern California and University of...

Earlier snowmelt carries drastic consequences for forests

Aug. 3, 2016

Earlier snowmelt periods associated with a warming climate may hinder subalpine forest regulation of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), according to the results of a new University of Colorado Boulder study. The findings, which were recently published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters , predict that this shift in the timing...

Tom Veblen selected as 2016 Distinguished Research Lecturer

July 28, 2016

The Distinguished Research Lectureship is among the highest honors bestowed by the faculty upon a faculty member at CU-Boulder. The lectureship honors a tenured faculty member widely recognized for a distinguished body of academic or creative achievement and prominence, as well as contributions to the educational and service missions of...

Mehran Ghandehari receives the GIS Colorado Scholarship for 2016

June 17, 2016

Mehran Ghandehari has been selected to receive a $1500 GIS Colorado Scholarship for 2016.