Professor Art Shapiro writes about butterfly study in Argentina

February 10, 2020

Professor Art Shapiro was invited to write as the person who reinvigorated butterfly study in Argentina after decades of dormancy! In fact, virtually nothing had been done since WWII except by a British expat, Kenneth Hayward (and one of my tasks was correcting some of his mistakes!). Sorry, no Nobel Prize this year. I also gave about 7 oral presentations to Master Gardeners' groups and the like and participated in a WWF-sponsored "Monarch butterfly summit" held here at UCD.

PhD Students Organize First Climate Change Communication Summit in Mexico as Part of Their Work in Plneteando

November 20, 2019

Geography graduate students Raiza Pilatowsky and Bernie Bastien recently organized the first climate change communication summit in Mexico as part of their work in Planeteando, an online platform of climate change communication. The summit was sponsored by the American Geophysical Union Centennial Grant that they won earlier this year and it took place within the Mexican Geophysical Union Annual Meeting in Puerto Vallarta Mexico.

Geography PhD Candidate Clancy McConnell wins the men's individual NIRCA title

November 19, 2019

Geography PhD Candidate Clancy McConnell won the men's individual title at club cross country Nationals (NIRCA) in Richmond, Virginia, on November 16th. Clancy and the rest of the UC Davis team qualified for the National meet at the Pacific Regional meet in October in the bay area, where he won the men's individual title as well.

Clancy is a member of Dr. Steven Greco's lab and studies ecological restoration and landscape change. His dissertation will analyze the historical geography of Putah Creek to create a landscape model and restoration design for the creek.

Calin Mason, MA student in Geography, working for Fresh Focus

October 09, 2019

Calin Mason has been working for Fresh Focus, a program that reduces food waste at the farm and works on food insecurity on campus. They provide food for the pantry, the EOP, and various cultural/resource centers. 

GGG Making the News: June 17 - 21, 2019

June 20, 2019

As we come to the end of another Academic Year, we have a lot to celebrate!

[1] Alfonso ArandaYasmina Choueiri, and Alejo Kraus-Polk passed their qualifying exams. Congrats to all!

2019 UC Davis Nu Iota Chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon International Geographical Honor Society Initiation

June 13, 2019

On Wednesday, June 12th, the UC Davis Nu Iota Chapter of the Gamma Theta Upsilon International Geographical Honor Society initiated its second cohort of new members. To be eligible for GTU, initiates must have completed at least 3 Geography courses, have a GPA of at least 3.3 in those courses, and be in the top 35% of their class. With this initiation of 16 new members, our chapter is now 30 members strong, with members from both the Geography and Community Development Graduate Groups. Congratulations to all!

GGG Making the News: May 30 - June 10, 2019

June 10, 2019

This week, GGG is giving a shoutout the following students and faculty for their accomplishments. Names in bold are UC Davis GGG students and faculty. Names in non-bold are collaborators.

[1] Madeline Weeks was featured in the UC Davis Instagram Stories on May 30th for her research the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of fine flavors of cacao and chocolate.