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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Open Mapping for Resilience: local insights from a global youth movement

March 4, 2022

Patricia Solís, PhD Executive Director, Knowledge Exchange for Resilience, Arizona State University Associate Research Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning Senior Global Futures Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory CoFounder and Director, YouthMappers President, PanAmerican Institute of Geography and History (OAS) Mar 4, 2022, 3:30 PM Join...

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Graduate Student American Association of Geographers (AAG) Preview Talks

Feb. 18, 2022

In Person: GUGG 205 Feb 18, 2022, 3:30 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting Ben Barron Decolonizing wildfire: Theorizing more-than-human modes of relationship Scholarship on the wildland-urban interface (WUI) – defined as the area of intersection between human structures and “undeveloped” vegetation – often frames wildfire as a threat to be...

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Understanding lake water storage variability from regional to global scales: trends, drivers and impacts

Feb. 11, 2022

Fangfang Yao Postdoctoral fellow CIRES / CU Boulder In Person: GUGG 205 Feb 11, 2022, 3:30 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting: cuboulder.zoom.us/j/91646916151 Abstract Lakes hold 87% of liquid freshwater on Earth’s surface and are essential components of biogeochemical, hydrological, and ecological processes. They function as regulators of climate change through...

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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 Or Join via 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...

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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...

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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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