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From the Field: Paul Holloway in Botswana

Paul is a Phd student whose research applies movement pattern analysis to improve species distribution models (SDMs). He sent us this update from Botswana earlier this week. Much like Costa Rica, the roosters of Botswana also like to rise extremely

[in print] Recent Publications from Molly Polk and Robert Bean

Doctoral students Molly Polk and Robert bean have new publications available. Follow the links below for the full text of each article. Bury, J., Mark, B. G., Carey, M., Young, K. R., McKenzie, J. M., Baraer, M., … Polk, M.

From the Field: Greg Schwartz

Greg is a Phd student researching neoliberalism, sustainable development, and women’s land-use decisions in Costa Rica. He sent us this update from the field earlier this week. I’ve now been in and around the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica for

New Website!

Welcome to the new website of the University of Texas at Austin Graduate Association of Geography Students (UT GAGS)! We’re very excited about our new page. You might also call it a ‘blog,’ which is internet-speak for ‘weblog,’ which is

Which States Drink the Most Beer?

As Austinist noted, despite how you may be feeling after the July 4th weekend, Texas does not rank first in beer consumption in the US. That title goes to North Dakota, which drank the equivalent of 488 beers per person

Grads Participate in US-IALE

The 2013 Annual Symposium for the U.S. Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE) took place in Austin from April 14-18th. Co-chaired by leading landscape ecologist and faculty member Ken Young, the event was a big success

Molly Polk speaks at Hornsby Bend this weekend

Ph.D. Candidate Molly Polk will discuss her doctoral research, “Climate Change and Mountain Mires in the Peruvian Cordillera Blanca,” this Saturday, as part of the Center for Environmental Research’s Ecological Literacy Volunteer Day. Molly’s lunchtime talk follows a four hour

UT Students Establish ASPRS Chapter

UT students, with sponsorship from the Department of Geography & Environment, have founded a new student chapter of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS).   Founded in 1934, ASPRS is a scientific association serving over 7,000 professional

Students Represent Department at American Meteorological Society Meeting

Students Jennifer Alexander, Xuebin Yang, and Molly Polk represented the Department of Geography and the Environment at the Weatherfest event of the annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). On participating in the event, which took place from January

Students Present at American Geophysical Union Meeting

Graduate students from UT’s Department of Geography and the Environment recently presented posters at the American Geophysical Union’s Annual Fall Meeting, held from December 3rd-7th in San Francisco, CA. Christine Bonthius, Richard Knox, Katherine Lininger, and Edward Park presented in