Spring 2012 Geography newsletter now available

Date: 
February 1, 2012 - 1:32pm

The spring 2012 issue of the Geography Newsletter is now available to read online via issuu.  You can access the online version of the newsletter on this web site by going to the Newsletters page.

Student Profiles

NSF GRFP recipient Megan Baumann has been spending the last few summers in Nicaragua learning from farmers how they manage their land and crops. “Farmers make decisions based on detailed knowledge of their landscapes. In the region I visited, they gave special attention to management of slope and soil moisture, two components that often interact.

NSF GRFP recipient Megan Baumann has been spending the last few summers in Nicaragua learning from farmers how they manage their land and crops. “Farmers make decisions based on detailed knowledge of their landscapes. In the region I visited, they gave special attention to management of slope and soil moisture, two components that often interact. For example, farmers often place bean crops on the steepest slopes to promote rainwater drainage; this prevents fungal diseases and promotes quicker drying of bean pods later in the season.” Read more about Baumann and her research.

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Coffee Hour with Richard Mbih Pastoralism: Challenges and Perspectives in the Western Highlands of Cameroon

Time: 
November 3, 2017 - 3:30pm
Place: 
Refreshments are offered in 319 Walker Building at 3:30 p.m. The lecture begins in 112 Walker Building at 4:00 p.m

poisoned cattle

Poisoned Fulani cattle in Bali Village: an act of retaliation by disgruntled local farmers whose crops were damaged in the Western Highlands of Cameroon



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Coffee Hour with Mark Guiltinan and Siela Maximova: Cacao for Peace: From Plant Genomics to Training Farmers in Indigenous Communities

Time: 
October 20, 2017 - 3:30pm
Place: 
Refreshments are offered in 319 Walker Building at 3:30 p.m. The lecture begins in 112 Walker Building at 4:00 p.m

Cacao for Peace

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Coffee Hour with Hari Osofsky: The Geography and Regulatory Role of Climate Change Litigation

Time: 
September 15, 2017 - 3:30pm
Place: 
Refreshments are offered in 319 Walker Building at 3:30 p.m. The lecture begins in 112 Walker Building at 4:00 p.m.

About the talk

Climate change litigation has expanded massively over the past decade. There have been cases filed across 6 continents in twenty-four countries and the European Union. In the United States alone, there have been 655 cases involving climate change and over 230 have been filed on other jurisdictions. A substantial portion of my research for more than a decade, often in collaboration with Jacqueline Peel of the University Melbourne, has examined the geography and regulatory role of these cases.

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Kimberley Thomas