Faculty and Students Represent UT at the AAG Annual Meeting
Mon, April 7, 2014
University of Texas at Austin is well represented this year by the Department of Geography and the Environment at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) in Tampa, FL. They are joined by fellow geographers, GIS specialists, environmental scientists, and other leaders for the latest in research and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience. The meeting will be held from April 8 to April 12, 2014, and will feature over 4,500 presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips by leading scholars, experts, and researchers. The AAG annual meeting has been held every year since the association's founding in 1904. Department faculty and students will be presenting on the following topics:
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
12:40 PM to 2:20 PM- 1460 American Odyssey: Historical Geographies of North America, scheduled in Grand Salon I, Marriott, Second Floor
1:00 PM- Resource Management and Floods: Livelihoods in the Western Amazon
4:40 PM- The use of video blogs for instruction of GIS and other digital geographic methods
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
2:40 PM- Mercury pollution and the ancient Maya (co-author);
2:55 PM- Geoarchaeology of a Maya Tropical Forest Transect (co-author);
3:10 PM- Beyond the Fields of Paradise: Geoarchaeological Field Investigations of Ancient Maya Wetland Agriculture (author);
3:40 PM- New Information about the Extent of Ditched Field Agriculture in the Rio Hondo Valley (co-author);
8:00 AM- Land-Change in India's Tiger Landscapes: A Discourse Analysis of Case Studies in and around Twelve of India's Protected Areas;
4:40 PM- Water Chemistry and Oracular Phenomenon in the Temples of Apollo at Delphi, Didyma, and Claros.
4:40 PM to 6:20 PM– GSAG Plenary with Rich Heyman: "Professionalization, activism, and the GSAG" is scheduled on Wednesday, in Room 21, TCC, First Floor;
8:20 AM- Sensitivity analysis of step selection function model parameters
3:20 PM- "Incorporating Historical Political Ecology in Broader Contexts of Nature, Society and Adaptation"
12:40 PM to 2:20 PM- Historical Political Ecology 3: Knowledge, Technology, and Past Landscapes in Room 1, TCC, First Floor
Thursday, April 10, 2014
8:00 AM- Abstract Title: "Assessment of savanna woody encroachment in the Kalahari leveraging NDVI and vegetation plots"
8:00 AM- Estimating fractional land cover in semi-arid central Kalahari: The impact of mapping method (spectral unmixing versus object based image analysis) and vegetation morphology
2:40 PM- Session #3578
Friday, April 11, 2014
8:00 to 11:00 AM- International Encyclopedia of Geography Editors Meeting
12:40 PM- "Linking field-derived structural vegetation classes with remotely sensed land cover data for assessing savanna dynamics and disturbances in northwestern Botswana"
10:00 AM- Digital Geographies of Transnational Spaces: Mapping Migrant Communications Between the US and Mexico, Room 32, TCC, Fourth Floor
10:00 AM - Geography and Social Media: Engaging lower division geography students in the virtual field (organizer);
2:40 PM- Publishing, not perishing: A student's guide to academic publishing (organizer)
“Life-Geohistories Methodology: Examining the Everyday Spatiality of Young People’s Lifecourse Transitions” Friday 5:00 pm
8:00 AM to 9:40 AM- Reflections on the Detroit Geographical Expedition and Institute: A Conversation with Gwendolyn Warren, Co-Director is scheduled on Friday, in Room 23, TCC, First Floor
2:40 PM- Publishing, not perishing: A student's guide to academic publishing.
16:40 PM- Building SDMs from temporally explicit environmental data: a test case using eBird and MODIS
10:00 AM- Title: Monitoring vegetation recovery and land cover dynamics in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest: A multi-temporal remote sensing based approach
14:40 PM- Woody Plant Encroachment Monitoring: An Example from Central Texas Savannas
AAG RECEPTION- Hosted by UT and LSU
8:00 AM- "Place, Politics and Social Media"
“Social Media / Social Networks: Redefining Networks in Agriculture,” Saturday 10:40 pm; also Panelist, Intersecting Digital Geographies and Material Futures, Saturday 2:00-3:40 pm.
10:00 AM to 11:40 AM- Feminist geography and critical participatory action research: Intersectional commitments, in Room 20, TCC, First Floor
4:00 PM- Analyzing Areal Reductions of Protected Areas in the Brazilian Amazon
2:00 PM to 3:40 PM- Mountain Landscapes and Communities in a Changing World Room 15, TCC, First Floor