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Graduate Student List

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Jennifer Alexander

Master's Student, Graduate Research Assistant

jalexander@austin.utexas.edu

Education   

MA, University of Sussex

Interests

  Health and Medical Geography, Global Warming, Tropical Diseases, Food and Water Security, Health Disparities

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Robert Bean

Doctoral Student and Teaching Assistant

beanr@utexas.edu  |  CLA 3.400A-I

Education   

MS Geography, Portland State University

Interests

  The Andes; Sediment Transport; Geomorphometry; GIScience; SAR (Radar); Macrogeomorphology.

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Alexander Biggs

Graduate student

alex.s.biggs@gmail.com  |  Digital Landscape Lab: CLA 3.420

Education   

BS Environmental Biology, University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Interests

  Remote sensing, GIS, landscape degradation, rangeland ecology, wildlife conservation

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Christine Bonthius

Graduate student

cmbonthius@gmail.com

Education   

B.A. Geography; B.A. Spanish & Portuguese, University of California, Los Angeles

Interests

  Fluvial geomorphology; channel morphodynamics; effects of impoundment of fluvial systems; flooding; Amazon Basin

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Thomas Christiansen

Graduate student

tbc@utexas.edu  |  SAC 4.160

Interests

  Biogeography, Landscape Ecology, Savanna Ecosystems, Remote Sensing.

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John Clary

Graduate student

johnnyc@utexas.edu  |  (512) 223 - MAPS  |  CLA 3.400A (TA lounge) desk 5

Education   

BA, Sociology, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO

Interests

  Migration, Communications Geographies, Social Networks, Critical GIS, Urban Forestry

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Vincent Clause

Graduate student

vinceclause@utexas.edu  |  832-247-6704

Education   

B.A. in Geography and Government, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  GIScience, Geomorphology, Land Change Science, Remote Sensing

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Sara Diamond

Graduate student

sdiamond@utexas.edu

Education   

M.S. Entomology, University of California, Davis

Interests

  Tropical Ecology, Environmental Policy, Amazon Basin, Indigenous Rights, Sustainable Development, Political Ecology, Conservation Biogeography, Environmental Justice

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Kalli Doubleday

Graduate student

kdoubleday@utexas.edu

Education   

MA Geography, CSU, Long Beach

Interests

  cultural geography, animal geographies, large carnivores (felids), community forestry, political ecology, communications geography, human-wildlife conflict, endangered species, park-people relationships, attitudes toward protected areas, and citizen science

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Bisola Falola

Doctoral Student

bisolafalola@gmail.com

Interests

  urban inequality, youth geographies, futurity and landscapes of the future, affect and emotion, geo-visualization/space-time analysis, participatory research

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Jonathan Flood

Graduate student

jonathan.flood@utexas.edu  |  CLA 3.400

Education   

MA Geography, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Interests

  Geoarchaeology, groundwater quality, water rituals, lithic technologies, cultural and natural history of the Eastern Mediterranean

Aaron Groth

Graduate student

Interests

  Space, Place, and Social Worlds, Latin America

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Paul Holloway

Doctoral Candidate

paul_holloway@utexas.edu  |  5122327336  |  SAC 4.160

Education   

MSc in GIS, University of Nottingham

Interests

  Biogeography; Biodiversity; GIS; Remote Sensing; Species Distribution; Migration

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Naya Jones

Doctoral Student / Teaching Assistant

geonaya@gmail.com

Education   

MA Latin American Studies; PhD Geography and the Environment (in progress), University of Texas at Austin

Interests

   Children/youth geographies, urban agriculture, food systems, critical food studies, participatory action research, participatory GIS, Black Diaspora (United States and Mexico)

Samantha Krause

Doctoral Student

sam.m.krause@gmail.com  |  CLA 3.306

Education   

MS in GIS, Florida State University

Interests

  Geoarchaeology, paleoclimatology, soil morphology of Central America and the southwestern US

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Matthew C. LaFevor

Graduate student

mattlafevor@utexas.edu

Education   

PhD, UT Austin; MA, Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, México; BA, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN.

Interests

  human-environment relationships, conservation and sustainability, agriculture, water, environmental history, historical resource management, GIS, Mexico, Latin America

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Justin Laue

Graduate student

jlaue@utexas.edu  |  CLA 3.420

Education   

BA, University of California, Berkeley

Interests

  Land Change Science, GIS, Remote Sensing, Human-Environment Interactions, National Parks & Conservation Units

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Robert Lemon

Doctoral Candidate and Assistant Instructor

rdlemon@gmail.com

Education   

BA History & Geography, The University of Texas at Austin. -Masters of City and Regional Planning, The Ohio State University, -Masters of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, The University of California, Berkeley

Interests

  Urban & Cultural Geography: Space, Place & Mobility, Urban Life & Urban Form, Food as a spatial practice, Latino practices

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Jonathan Lowell

Graduate student

jonathan.t.lowell@utexas.edu

Interests

  Cultural Geography; Community, Religion, Tourism, South America, Counterculture, Pilgrimage, Human-Environment Interaction

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Amy McCullough

Graduate student

agmccullough@outlook.com  |  CLA 3.306

Education   

B.A. English/Creative Writing, Loyola University Chicago

Interests

  Space and Place, Travel/Mobility, Travel Writing, Tourism, Experiences of Place, Creative Representations of Place (especially in literature and film), Transient Living, Human-Environment Interaction

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Niti Bhushan Mishra

Doctoral Candidate

nitibhushan.mishra@gmail.com  |  512-232-1597  |  SAC 4.160

Education   

MS, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Interests

  Geographic Information Science & Environmental Remote Sensing for Global Change Monitoring, Biogeography, Ecosystem and Landscape Ecology, Human-Environment Interactions

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Solange Munoz

Assistant Instructor

solangem@mail.utexas.edu  |  232-1586

Education   

MA Latin American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Urban geography, migration, spatial justice and the right to the city, social movements

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Edward Park

Doctoral Student

geo.edpark@utexas.edu  |  SAC 4.178

Education   

BS, Ohio State University

Interests

  Fluvial geomorphology, Wetland ecology, Remote sensing

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Molly Polk

Doctoral Candidate and Assistant Instructor

mollypolk@utexas.edu  |  SAC 4.160

Education   

M.A. Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Mountain geography, human dimensions of global change, landscape ecology, biogeography, conservation

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Joshua Rudow

Doctoral Candidate

jorudow@gmail.com  |  CLA 3.400

Education   

M.A., Geography, University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Human-Environment Interactions,Cultural/Political Ecology, Agriculture, Latin America

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Cody Schank

Graduate student

codyschank@utexas.edu  |  CLA 3.400A (TA lounge) desk 4

Interests

  Biogeography, Phylogeography, Systematic Conservation Planning, Species Distribution Modeling, Remote Sensing, and Tropical Ecosystems

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Gregory Schwartz

Graduate student

tutasema@yahoo.com

Education   

BA Geography & Spanish UC Berkeley, MS Geography UW Madison, .

Interests

  Latin America (Costa Rica), development, environmental conservation, gender, deforestation, neoliberalism

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Moulay Anwar Sounny-Slitine

Doctoral Student

sounny@utexas.edu  |  512-863-1646  |  SAC 4.178

Education   

BA, BSCE, MA, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  GIScience, Remote Sensing, Geomorphology, Neogeography, Geomorphometry, LiDAR, Hydrology, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development

Kaitlin Tasker

Graduate student

CLA 3.306

Interests

  Environmental Changes and Surface Processes, Latin America, South America

Christopher Ulack

Graduate student

culack@utexas.edu

Interests

  Migration, Middle East, Refugee Issues

Greta Wells

Graduate student

CLA 3.306

Interests

  Environmental Changes and Surface Processes, Andes, Latin America, high alpine regions

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Xuebin Yang

Graduate student

yxbfuture@utexas.edu  |  512-983-7686

Interests

  Landscape Ecology

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