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

GGG Faculty, Ryan Galt, invited to speak at the Treacy Lecture at University of Wisconsin - Madison

(Posted: 2012-12-06)

The Treacy Lecture is named in honor of John Treacy, who earned his Ph.D. in Geography at UW Madison in 1989. Sadly, he passed away during his first semester as an Assistant Professor of Geography at George Washington University. John’s work focused on agricultural terraces and indigenous agroforestry in Peru. To honor a too-brief career by celebrating the work of other early-career scholars, the Geography Department created the John Treacy Lecture. The first Treacy Lecture was given in 1992 by William Cronon, then a Professor at Yale. Each year since, graduate students have selected a promising pre-tenure scholar to come share their work with the department.

GGG faculty member, Ryan Galt, receives a 2012 UC ANR Competitive Research Grant

(Posted: 2012-09-27)

GGG Executive Committee and Faculty Member Ryan Galt recently received a $262,702 grant to conduct a study of membership characteristics of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) businesses in California. 

The proposed study of CSA membership has a number of important features. First, it will be the first ever statewide CSA membership survey, and will involve around 300 CSAs and an estimated 200,000 households. Second, surveying non-members is important in assessing the potential pool of members, their retail outlet preferences, their willingness to pay, and barriers to participation. Third, it will be the first large-scale comparison of CSA operation characteristics with CSA membership characteristics, showing which features are correlated with increased membership...

Read about Gregory Tarver, Jr., GGG Ph.D. Candidate in Dateline!

(Posted: 2011-10-28)

To read the article about Gregory's research, please visit http://dateline.ucdavis.edu/dl_detail.php?id=13714

Climate Change, Water, and Society IGERT

(Posted: 2011-10-18)

Climate Change, Water, and Society IGERT is currently recruiting their first cohort and would love to have our grad students check it out.


Award for Dr Jeff Loux, Adjunct Prof, Env Design: Landscape Architecture and Director of Land Use and Natural Resources; UNEX

(Posted: 2011-08-12)

UC Davis Extension’s Land Use and Natural Resources program, directed for many years by Dr. Jeff Loux and now co-directed by Julia Johnston, recently won the 2011 American Planning Association, California Chapter, Distinguished Leadership Award at both the State and regional levels for sustained and significant contributions to the planning profession. Both the statewide award and the regional award recognize the program’s commitment to excellence in urban, community, regional and environmental planning education for professionals. The award also acknowledges the important role that the program plays in the overall economic and social health of the region. Great credit is due to the many dedicated staff of the program over the years and past leaders who helped shape the...

GGG PhD Candidate Michele Tobias' Presentation Accepted for FOSS4G Conference 2011

(Posted: 2011-06-11)

PhD Candidate Michele Tobias' presentation, "Quantum GIS & Inkscape: Cartographic Tools for Attractive Maps", was one of 150 proposed presentations selected from approximately 300 for the FOSS4G (Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial) conference in Denver, Colorado, September 12-16.  http://2011.foss4g.org/

GGG faculty member, Professor Jay Lund, is the 2011 recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineers' Julian Hinds Award.

(Posted: 2011-06-07)

The Julian Hinds Award is the most prestigious award in the field of water resources planning, development and management.  Congratulations Professor Lund.

GGG Ph.D Candidate, Colleen Hiner Wins Paper Award at the AAG Conference in Seattle, WA

(Posted: 2011-05-11)

Colleen Hiner, Geography Graduate Group Ph.D Candidate, has won the 2011 AAG Rural Geography Specialty Group Rural American West Paper Award.  Congratulations Colleen.