News Brief from our Chair Darla Munroe

August 11, 2019
Jim DeGrand and Christine Biermann at the North American DendroEcological Fieldweek  in Wyoming

Jim DeGrand and Christine Biermann (PhD, Geography, 2014) at the North American DendroEcological Fieldweek  in Wyoming, in July.

Faculty News:

Desheng Liu and his former student, Xiaolin Zhu (PhD, 2014), participated in the 2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium in Yokohama, Japan, July 28-August 2. The conference main theme was "Global-Environment Observation and Disaster Mitigation."

Student News:

Meicheng Shen (MS student in Environmental Science Graduate Program) successfully defended her Master’s thesis, titled “Statistical Estimation of Vegetation Production in the Northern High Latitude Region based on Satellite Image Time Series”. Her committee included Bryan MarkGil Bohrer (Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering), and Desheng Liu (advisor). Meicheng will continue her PhD program in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences at Michigan State University

Staff News:

Jim DeGrand (Lecturer and Senior Researcher) spent a week in July at the North American DendroEcological Fieldweek (NADEF) expanding his expertise with taking and interpreting tree cores. His specific project has been the development of tree ring chronologies from Limber and lodgepole pine samples taken in the Shoshone National Forest, just outside the boundary of Yellowstone National Park. Jim’s attendance at NADEF was funded in part by an Arts and Sciences Staff Development Grant. Also in attendance was Christine Biermann (Ph.D. 2014) who is now a faculty member at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

Upcoming Events:

The Department of Geography will kick off the 2019 Autumn semester and academic year with our annual Meet & Greet event on Monday, August 19th


Darla Munroe
Professor and Chair