Our Colloquia Series presents engaging research from around the world. Guest presenters cover varied topics from all aspects of Geography. This page lists abstracts from past and future colloquia.

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The Presence of Absence in Geographic Visualization

March 18, 2022

Anthony C. Robinson Associate Professor, Department of Geography The Pennsylvania State University In Person: GUGG 205 Mar 18, 2022, 3:30 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting: cuboulder.zoom.us/j/91020767922 Abstract Spatial data are pervasive and seem to expand in scope and coverage all the time. We can now find spatial linkages in less-conventional...

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Flooding along the fence: Hydrological impacts along the Rio Grande at Eagle Pass, Texas

March 11, 2022

Adriana Martinez Associate Professor, Department of Geography and GIS Southern Illinois University Edwardsville In Person: GUGG 205 Mar 11, 2022, 3:30 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting: cuboulder.zoom.us/j/96851977198 Abstract In the summers of 2010, 2013 and 2014, Eagle Pass, Texas along the U.S.-Mexico border experienced three large flood events that inundated...

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Pathways to Sustainable Urban Water Security: Global Desalination Sector

Jan. 28, 2022

Kyungsun Lee Postdoc Research Associate Texas A&M University In Person: GUGG 205 Jan 28, 2022, 3:30 PM Zoom: cuboulder.zoom.us/j/93185557747 Due to growing populations and climate change, existing freshwater sources and water infrastructure are not sufficient to address the challenges of urban water insecurity. Desalination is considered one of the major...

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The Cement-Steel-Infrastructure Interface: China’s Export and Investment Boom in the Philippines

Jan. 21, 2022

Alvin Camba, Korbel School of International Studies Denver University In Person: GUGG 205 Jan 21, 2022, 3:30 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting: cuboulder.zoom.us/j/96904127211 Abstract: In the Global South, the population’s demand for economic involvement has been met by an infrastructure drive. Through the Belt and Road Initiative, China has financed...

ohn and Gina after a successful DataHawk2 drone flight on the Arctic sea ice

Two CU Scientists' Experience Taking Part in the Largest Arctic Research Expedition Ever: The Multi-disciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC)

Dec. 3, 2021

John Cassano Fellow, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences Lead Scientist, National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences University of Colorado Boulder Gina Jozef PhD Candidate, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and National...

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Politics of power in Myanmar

Nov. 19, 2021

Kyi Phyo - Foundation Renewable Energy and Ecology Shoon So Oo - World Wildlife Fund Myanmar Chuenchom Greacen - independent consultant Dr. Chris Greacen - independent consultant Join Zoom Meeting https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/99482379682 November 19, 2021 12:00 - 1:30 PM Co-sponsored by Center for Asian Studies Myanmar is one of the least...

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Mercury from thawing permafrost: A new climate change tipping point

Nov. 12, 2021

Kevin Schaefer National Snow and Ice Data Center University of Colorado Boulder Nov 12, 2021 GUGG 205, 3:30 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting Permafrost in the high northern latitudes contains a vast reservoir of Mercury (Hg), more than the atmosphere, the ocean, and the rest of the land surface combined...

Mosaic of Africa

Climate change, social capital, and sustainable livelihoods in conservation landscapes

Nov. 5, 2021

Karen Bailey Assistant Professor Environmental Studies University of Colorado Boulder Nov 5, 2021 GUGG 205, 3:30 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting Abstract Dr. Bailey will discuss her ongoing work to understand human-environment interactions for the intersecting goals of well-being of vulnerable populations, equity, and conservation. She will share findings from...

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Climate Change, Food Security, Conflict and Cooperation: Results from a 2019-2021 Panel Survey in Isiolo, Northern Kenya

Oct. 29, 2021

John O'Loughlin Professor, Department of Geography University of Colorado Boulder Sarah Posner PhD Student of Geography University of Colorado Boulder October 29, 2021 GUGG 205, 3:30 PM Abstract: The extent of climate change effects on the potential for violence is uncertain. Research has focused on poor countries, especially in Sub-Saharan...

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Spaces of Extraction, Proximities, and Complicities: Indians and Canadian Settler Colonialism

Oct. 22, 2021

Nishant Upadhyay Assistant Professor Department of Ethnic Studies University of Colorado Boulder October 22, 2021 GUGG 205, 3:30 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting: cuboulder.zoom.us/j/97938089965 Abstract: This talk explores Indigenous and Indian diasporic relations that exist within and across the afterlives of imperialism in what is known as Canada and theorizes...

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