Morteza Karimzadeh

Morteza Karimzadeh awarded RIO Seed Grant

March 29, 2021

Morteza Karimzadeh Morteza Karimzadeh and Terra McKinnish were awarded the CU RIO Seed Grant for the project entitled “Recovering from a Pandemic: Unraveling Neighborhood Geographic Disparities in Consumer and Business Behavior in 2021”. They will use foot-traffic data to identify business patrons’ residence neighborhoods and the level of recovery in...

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Summer 2021 Course Announcements

March 19, 2021

Geography course enrollment is now open for Summer 2021! Exciting Geography courses are available to you: Environmental Systems: Climate and Vegetation, Mountain Geography Introduction to Global Public Health Migration, Immigrant Adaptation, and Development GIS Mapping and GIS in the Social and Natural Sciences Review the course posters to get a...

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MeatOut Day: Heide Bruckner Interviewed on Colorado Public Radio

March 12, 2021

Steak will be on the menu in conservative strongholds across Colorado on March 20, thanks to a proclamation from the governor’s office urging just the opposite. Late last month, word started to get out that Gov. Jared Polis has proclaimed the 20th as MeatOut Day. The day, which was started...

Adriana Bailey

Geography Alum: Three degrees of inspiration

March 3, 2021

Alumni are making a difference across the globe; meet a trio of them It’s no secret that the spectacular beauty and endless recreational opportunities of the Rocky Mountains lure herds of students to the University of Colorado Boulder. But it doesn’t take long for most to recognize that CU Boulder...

Burned Trees from the West Fork Complex Fire in 2013.

Subsequent years of beetle kill and wildfire slow regeneration of Colorado forests

Feb. 22, 2021

Conifer trees — spruce, Douglas fir, and pine trees — make up many of Colorado’s subalpine forests, essential habitats for many of the state’s birds and small mammals. These historically dense forests are also essential for sequestering and storing carbon, and hold snowpack during the winter, making them necessary in...

Pro-Russian militants of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic conduct military exercises at a shooting range not far from the city of Gorlivka, Ukraine, on Jan. 28.

John O'Loughlin: Ukrainian Resident’s Divided Views on the Donbas Conflict

Feb. 22, 2021

Geography Professor John O'Loughlin Two new articles from The Washington Post and Global Voices both feature research conducted by Professor John O’Loughlin , from the Program on International Development and his colleagues. On February 12, 2015 the Minsk II accords left the Donbas region territorially divided with the Ukrainian government...

Holly Barnard

Holly Barnard Awarded a Boulder Faculty Excellence in Leadership & Service Award

Feb. 10, 2021

Exciting news for Holly Barnard and the department! She recently recieved the following letter: Dear Professor Barnard, It is a pleasure to write to you with the news that you have been chosen to receive a Boulder Faculty Excellence Award for AY 2020-2021. There were many nominations submitted to the...

A forest in the San Juan range of the Rocky Mountains, with dead Engelmann spruce trees alongside live aspen trees.

Combined bark beetle outbreaks and wildfire spell uncertain future for forests

Feb. 9, 2021

Banner image: A forest in the San Juan range of the Rocky Mountains, with dead Engelmann spruce trees alongside live aspen trees. (Credit: Robert Andrus) Bark beetle outbreaks and wildfire alone are not a death sentence for Colorado’s beloved forests—but when combined, their toll may become more permanent, new CU...

Phurwa Gurung

Phurwa Dhondup Published in Geoforum Journal

Feb. 8, 2021

Phurwa Gurung has a new article titled " Challenging Infrastructural Orthodoxies: Political and Economic Geographies of a Himalayan Road " published by Geoforum Journal . Highlights Road increases vulnerability to food insecurity in multiple ways in the Himalaya. As much as it connects, road is also a source of distantiation...

Johannes Uhl

U.S. Urbanization Over Time

Jan. 26, 2021

Johannes Uhl Stefan Leyk's research team has two new publications. Johannes Uhl is the lead author on both. One is in Nature's Communications Earth & Environment and the other in Earth Systems Science Data . The papers feature the research team's historical settlement data sources and studies on urban development...