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This is the Geography Graduate Groups bulletin board of news and announcements.

Attend the UC Davis Geography Graduate Group AAG Social in Chicago

(Posted: 2015-02-24)

The AAG Social will be held at the Sweetwater Tavern and Grille on N. Michigan Avenue (across the street from the Hyatt) on Thursday, April 23 from 8 - 10 p.m.  Appetizers will be served and no host cocktails. 

Ingrid Behrsin, GGG PhD Student Receives Fellowships

(Posted: 2014-06-19)

Congratulations to GGG PhD student, Ingrid Behrsin, who has been awarded a dissertation research fellowship from the UCSD Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation; the Ernst Mach research grant from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy; and the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Dissertation Fellowship.

Professor Chris Benner has received the Geography Graduate Group 2013-2014 Mentor of the Year Award!

(Posted: 2014-05-29)

Congratulations to Professor Chris Benner receiving the Geography Graduate Group 2013-2014 Mentor of the Year Award.

Attend the AAG Geography Graduate Group Social - Tampa, FL

(Posted: 2014-04-02)

If you are attending the Association for American Geographers' Conference this year, please join the UC Davis Geography Graduate Group students, faculty and alumni at our annual AAG -Geography Graduate Group Social this year in Tampa, FL.  Appetizers will be served and no host cocktails.  Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  at Four Green Fields Tampa (http://www,tampa.fourgreenfields.com).

Please also stop by our booth (#518) in the exhibitors' hall located at the Tampa Convention Center. The booth will be open Wednesday, April 9 through Friday, April 11. 





Check out what our GGG Alumni and Current Students Are Doing!

(Posted: 2014-02-21)

Exciting work being done by Deborah Giles, Ph.D, and Kristen Denninger-Snyder, Ph.D Candidate with killer whales and hippos.  Please visit


Geography PhD student, Sahoko Yui wins the Joe Beaton Poster competition at the CGS Conference 2013!

(Posted: 2013-04-29)

Congratulations to Sahoko Yui, GGG PhD student!  She won first place in the Joe Beaton Poster Award competition for graduate students at the CGS Conference in Cal Poly this past weekend! 

Article on wine production, climate change & conservation

(Posted: 2013-04-25)

GGG member Robert Hijmans co-authored a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the effect of future climate change on viticulture. The article examines how changes in modes of production, and shifting area of production may affect natural ecosystems. The article is available here.

GGG PhD student receives Hemispheric Institute on the Americas (HIA) summer research grant

(Posted: 2013-03-11)

PhD Student Jean-Yves Merilus is one of the 2013 recipients of the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas (HIA) Summer Field Research Grant.  The grant will be used to conduct research on the extractive industry and development relationship in Haiti.

The HIA Field Research Grant is a competitive grant that funds pre-dissertation field research in Latin America as well as the Caribbean.

Professor Chris Benner speaks at the 2012 TEDx Sacramento City 2.0

(Posted: 2013-03-06)

The Power of Just Growth--Diverse knowledge communities and their role in shaping inclusion and prosperity in America's Metropolitan Regions by Associate Professor Chris Benner. 

TEDx video may be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB1WqEV7miY