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Marilyn Montgomery, Ph.D. Candidate, is a recipient of the Jeanne X. Kasperson Award from the Hazards Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) for her paper titled Using Dasymetric Modeling to Assess the Environmental Justice Implications of Flood Hazards in Miami, Florida. Marilyn will present this paper at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the AAG in a special session showcasing the winners of this award.
Welcome Address for Geography Graduate Students by Dr. Bosman.
Richard Salkowe, Ph.D. Candidate, has received a NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Award and the AAG Rural Geography Specialty Group Ph.D. Student Research Grant. Click here for further details.
Congratulations to Dr. Jayajit Chakraborty for obtaining promotion to full Professor and to Dr. Ruiliang Pu for obtaining tenure/promotion to Associate Professor.
Dr. Chakraborty has received a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Supplemental Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his ongoing research project titled Advancing Environmental Equity Research: Vulnerability to Air Pollution and Flood Risks in Houston and Miami.
Dr. Pratyusha Basu has co-edited a special issue of the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability (2012, Volume 10, No. 2) titled ‘Technological and Social Dimensions of the Green Revolution: Connecting Pasts and Futures,’ and contributed a co-authored article on ‘Crop-Livestock Systems in Rural Development: Linking India’s Green and White Revolutions.’ Click here for further details.
Ravic Nijbroek, Ph.D. student, has won the Graduate Research Paper Award for best paper based on field research at the Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference 2012 at the University of Kentucky. The paper he presented was titled “Normative Adaptation to Sea Level Rise: Discourse, Environmental Knowledge and Adaptation Policies in Suriname.” Click here for further details.
Dr. Pratyusha Basu has been awarded a Fulbright research grant for a project titled Cattle and Cash: Value of Women's Work in Kenya's Smallholder Dairy Program. She will be conducting field research over Spring and Summer 2013 and will be affiliated with the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi. For more information, click here.
Dr. Chakraborty recently published 2 articles in a special issue of American Journal of Public Health on environmental justice and health disparities, and 2 chapters in a new book Geospatial Analysis of Environmental Health. Click here for more information.
Dr. Pu recently published 5 journal articles: 3 in the International Journal of Remote Sensing, 1 in Remote Sensing of Environment, and 1 in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. Click here for more information.
Dr. Chakraborty receives multi-year research grant from NSF. Click here for more information.
Dr. Chakraborty and Dr. Bosman's edited book receives critical acclaim from top-tier journal in Geography. For more information, click here.
Please click here for information about an opportunity to study abroad in the United Kingdom during summer (July) 2013 while earning ESP credits for an alternative spring schedule course. This is available for both graduate and undergraduate students. See the program page for more details.
The Tampa Bay Times recently featured a story on Florida's vanishing springs, featuring the work of Dr. Phil Reeder and his former student, Jason Polk. In addition, Chris Zuppa, a URP student, contributed photos and video to the story.
A former ESP student, Cristina Mazza Schoonard, received one of three Universty-wide 2012 Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation (OTD) Awards.
Faculty and students in ESP have been recognized as the West Central Florida Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) receives the "AMS Chapter of the Year".
Welcome Address for ESP Graduate Students by Dr. Collins.
Dr. Jennifer Collins and Jason Simms were interviewed about a new polygon-based weather warning system, jointly developed by USF and NOAA.
USF News, working in conjunction with the Laurie Walker at the Botanical Gardens and Jennifer Collins, Associate Professor of Geography, Environment, and Planning whose research focuses on weather and climate, has launched a new weather center to provide faculty, staff, students and visitors a snapshot of current weather conditions on the Tampa campus and archival data for research, along with access to relevant campus weather-related news and research.
The work of Dr. Jennifer Collins is highlighted in this online article.
Cristina Mazza Schoonard, a recent ESP M.S. gradaute, has her thesis work featured in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS), a leading journal from the AMS that is widely distributed internationally and nationally to meteorologists. Also congratulations to David Roache, a current Ph.D. student in the Department, who co-wrote the article. More information available here.
Dr. Fenda Akiwumi's paper Strangers, Indigenous Land Rights, and Conflict in African Mining Areas was selected for presentation in a peer-review process for presentation at the 9th Internation Mining History Congress (IMHC) in Johannesburg, South Africa, April 17-20, 2012. Click here for more information.
Shaza Hussein, a junior Honors College student majoring in Environmental Science & Policy and Chemistry, is USF's first recipient of the Udall Scholarship awarded for commitment to the environment.
Dr. Njoh recently authored 8 peer-reviewed articles appearing in the International Journal of Urban & Regional Research; Planning & Development; Habitat International; Development; Social Indicators Research; and Cities. Click here for more information on these and other forthcoming works.