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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Making JEDI Work: Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at CU

Oct. 28, 2022

Jennifer Ho Director, Center for Humanities & the Arts Eaton Professor of Humanities and the Arts Professor, Ethnic Studies University of Colorado Boulder In Person: GUGG 205 Oct 28, 2022, 3:35 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting Zoom login required (free account available at zoom.us ) Bio The daughter of a...

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White Gold, Black Debt: Racial Capitalism and Agricultural Modernization in Burkina Faso

Oct. 7, 2022

Jessie Luna Assistant Professor of Sociology Colorado State University, Fort Collins In Person: GUGG 205 Oct 7, 2022, 3:35 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting: cuboulder.zoom.us/j/94289510628 Zoom login required (free account available at zoom.us ) Abstract In this talk, Dr. Luna investigates agricultural technology adoption in the cotton sector of Burkina...

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Mountains of change: Assessing climate change impacts on water resources and informing potential adaptation strategies

Sept. 30, 2022

Keith Musselman Research Associate, University of Colorado Boulder Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) In Person: GUGG 205 Sep 30, 2022, 3:35 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting Abstract Snow is the primary source of water and streamflow in western North America and supports the water supply for more than...

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Reducing uncertainties in carbon-climate feedbacks: observational constraints from canopy to continental scales

Sept. 16, 2022

Bharat Rastogi Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) University of Colorado Boulder In Person: GUGG 205 Sep 16, 2022, 3:35 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting: Zoom login required (free account available at zoom.us ) Abstract The carbon balance of Earth’s ecosystems is a first order ecological property with...

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Tainted Grapes, Tainted Lungs: Extreme Wildfire Impacts to Undocumented Latina/o and Indigenous Migrants

April 29, 2022

Michael Mendez Assistant Professor School of Social Ecology Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy University of California, Irvine In Person: GUGG 205 Apr 29, 2022, 3:30 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting: cuboulder.zoom.us/j/92325547973 Zoom login required (free account available at zoom.us ) Abstract As climate change advances, communities across the...

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Graduate Exit Talks

April 22, 2022

Sidney Bush Ethan Burns PhD Candidates Department of Geography University of Colorado Boulder In Person: GUGG 205 Apr 22, 2022, 3:30 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting: cuboulder.zoom.us/j/99818727863 Zoom login required (free account available at zoom.us ) Sidney Bush Abstract: "Investigating spatiotemporal shifts in hydrologic connectivity within a montane headwater catchment...

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Environmental stories on Native land; one reporter's perspective

April 8, 2022

Anna V. Smith is a Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at CU Boulder this year. In Person: GUGG 205 Apr 8, 2022, 3:30 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting Zoom login ID required Abstract Anna V. Smith writes and edits for the Indigenous Affairs Desk at High Country News , a...

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Reflections on COP26 from a Climate Scientist and Geographer

April 1, 2022

Mark C. Serreze Director, National Snow and Ice Data center (NSIDC) Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) Professor, Department of Geography, University of Colorado Boulder In Person: GUGG 205 Apr 1, 2022, 3:30 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting Abstract COP26, the 26 th UN Climate Change Conference, was...

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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 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 sources...

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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 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 the...

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