News from the Department of Geography and Environment


UH Geography and Environment PhD student Jacob Henry has a new research note published in Annals of Tourism Research entitled, "The unspeakable whiteness of volunteer tourism." Access it here, https://t.co/B12EblopKo - Congrats @jacobofhume!

UH Geog. & Env. PhD candidate Ryan Mudd presented at the Hawaiʻi Ecosystems Meeting, June 25-26 in Hilo, Hawaiʻi. The title of his presentation was, "A direct real-time connection with Hawaii’s unique & endangered wao akua." See the live plant cam project: https://t.co/54Z6OYNSvd

UH Geog. & Env. Professor Qi Chen et al. published the article, "Individual and Interactive Influences of Anthropogenic and Ecological Factors on Forest PM2.5 Concentrations at an Urban Scale" in @RemoteSens_MDPI (2018, Vol. 10, Issue 4). Access it here, https://t.co/HLSRGMTHGr

Public lecture TODAY, Sept. 13 @ Noon in 443 Saunders: "Integrating innovative technologies & traditional approaches to study resident and migratory cetaceans" from Dr. Lars Bejder (@lbejder), Director of Marine Mammal Research, Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology (@himb_soest).

UH Geography & Environment PhD candidate Dylan Beatty's article entitled "Sacred Geopolitics: Latter-day Saints in German Samoa during New Zealand's Invasion" was accepted for publication in Pacific Studies (2019, vol. 42, issue 1). Congrats, Dylan!

UH Geography & Environment PhD candidate Henry Szadziewski passed his proposal defense entitled, “Everyday Geopolitics Along the Maritime Belt and Road: Entrepreneurial Encounters in Fiji.” Congrats, Henry!

Public lecture this Thurs., Sept. 13 @ Noon in 443 Saunders: "Integrating innovative technologies & traditional approaches to study resident and migratory cetaceans" from Dr. Lars Bejder (@lbejder), Dir. of Marine Mammal Research, Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology (@himb_soest)

Today, Monday 9/10 @ 3PM in 443 Saunders -- UH Geog. & Env. PhD student Henry Szadziewski is presenting his dissertation research proposal entitled, "Everyday Geopolitics Along the Maritime Belt and Road: Entrepreneurial Encounters in Fiji." His committee chair is @GeogProfMary.

UH Geography & Environment MA student Ross Winnans was awarded funding from the Graduate Student Organization (@GSOManoa) to cover research supplies for his work on the Classification of Aerial LiDAR through Deep Learning. Congrats, Ross!

UH Geog. & Env. Assistant Professor Yi Qiang et al. published the article, "Extending Resilience Assessment to Dynamic System Modeling: Perspectives on Human Dynamics & Climate Change Research" in the Journal of Coastal Research. Read the abstract here: https://t.co/cDUQWwzlqw

UH Geog. & Env. PhD student Jacob Henry published the article, "Pedagogy, possibility, and pipe dreams: opportunities and challenges for radicalizing international volunteering," in the Journal of Tourism & Cultural Change (Aug 2018). Access abstract here, https://t.co/HYYWI0YamZ

UH Geog. & Env. Professor Tom Giambelluca & alumni Abby Frazier (PhD, 2016) discuss their research on Haleakalā, Maui in the @HawaiiSeaGrant TV series "Voice of the Sea." Watch the episode, "Climate From the Mountains to the Past" (Season 5, Ep. 8) here: https://t.co/6pvIgyP6MX

UH Geography & Environment Assistant Professor Yi Qiang et al. published the paper, "Mining Twitter Data for Improved Understanding of Disaster Resilience" in the Annals of the American Association of Geographers (Sept. 2018). Read the abstract here, https://t.co/jlafGXJbAl

Alumni News - This July, Abby Frazier (PhD, 2016) started work as a Fellow with the @EastWestCenter in the Early Career Scholars Program. She will be conducting research in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Congrats, Abby!

Congrats @UHManoa Geography & Env. graduate students Kirsten Moy, Katie Taladay, & Ross Winans, participants of the "Mapping Marine Debris" project, for reaching the Conversation x Lab finals. Good luck competing for the Grand Prize! Project info. here: https://t.co/yZApiCc4ou

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UH Geography & Environment Associate Professor Mary Mostafanezhad recently joined the Editorial Board of the journal Geopolitics (@geopol_jl) Congrats, Mary! https://t.co/ACezZkNr6j

UH Geography & Environment Professor Qi Chen et al. published the open access paper, "A forest attribute mapping framework: a pilot study in remote northern Canada. Remote Sensing" in @RemoteSens_MDPI. Access it here, https://t.co/K1HzfFmjDS

UH Geography & Environment Prof. Thomas Giambelluca et al. published the paper entitled "Will climate change shift the lower ecotone of tropical montane cloud forests upwards on islands?" in the Journal of Biogeography. Access the abstract here, https://t.co/XoUJg3gkSX

UH Geography & Environment Assistant Professor Lisa Kelley has an article in the June 2018 @RemoteSens_MDPI - "Using Google Earth Engine to Map Complex Shade-Grown Coffee Landscapes in Northern Nicaragua" - Access it here, https://t.co/2XpHMyo6lp , Congrats, Lisa!

UH Geography & Environment Associate Professor David Beilman received a grant from NSF for the research project entitled, "Reconstructing Late Holocene Ecosystem and Climate Shifts from Peat Records in the Western Antarctic Peninsula." Congrats, Dave!

UH Geog. & Env. PhD candidate Benjamin Schrager published a new article in the journal Japanese Studies. Access his paper entitled, "The Internationalization & the Industrialization of Chicken Husbandry in Japan in the 20th c." here, https://t.co/qWVPS7tTjh
Congrats @benschrager!

We are excited to welcome our new faculty member, Lisa Kelley, who officially begins this fall!

It is great to see everybody and welcome new @uhmanoa Geography & Environment graduate students to our department. We look forward to the new academic year with all!

UHM Geography & Environment Professor Reece Jones began his appointment as the Editor-in-Chief of Geopolitics this month. Congrats, Reece! https://t.co/ACezZkNr6j

UHM Geog & Environment PhD candidate Aurora Kagawa-Viviani et al. has a paper on seasonal climate and Hawaiian dyrland agricultural systems published in Ecology and Society. Access the paper here, https://t.co/e1KKL07D24 - Congrats @akkagawa and team!

UH Geog & Environment Assistant Professor Yi Qiang received a grant from USDA-NIFA for the project entitled, "Putting the farmer in the driver's seat: Integrative web tools for improved soil health and carbon assessment, monitoring, and planning." Congrats, Yi!

Geography a force for broadening the mind, says Michael Palin - Comedian and broadcaster praises rise in geography entries at GCSE and A-level @ https://t.co/73C8CJ4T7y

UH Geog & Env PhD candidate Dylan Beatty recently published in Explorations: A Graduate Journal of Southeast Asian Studies @UHManoa -- "Fishing the 'Last Frontier': Connections & Dis-connects between Fisheries in Southern Palawan and the Coral Triangle," https://t.co/BgL14WQo26

UH Geog & Env student Kirsten Moy published this month in #MarinePollutionBulletin, Mapping coastal marine debris using aerial imagery and spatial analysis (https://t.co/QuAvboZ4bM) w/ @sushibear2002, @corallivore, @migs_maps, DAR @dlnr

Masters student Liat Portner (https://t.co/0O3N24MGZd) presenting "Plant-Water Interactions" at the 25th Annual Hawai‘i Conservation Conference! Hurrah @geog_uhm at HCC #HIConCon2018 !!

UH Geography & Env. PhD candidate Benjamin Schrager's article, "Different conceptions of Place: Alternative food networks and everyday meals" was accepted to Geoforum, Vol. 95 (Oct. 2018). You can read an early online access here, https://t.co/mr9a7YoVid - Congrats @benschrager!

UH Geog & Environment Prof @reecejhawaii published a free, open access piece entitled "The Poetry of 'Build the Wall'" in the @JLatAmGeog https://t.co/Q8TI8ijqea

UH Dept. of Geography & Environment Professor Mary Mostafanezhad on receiving a National Science Foundation award for her research on "Social-Ecological Drivers and Consequences of Seasonal Air Pollution." Congratulations, @GeogProfMary!

Alumni Highlight - Lolo Soetero (MA, 1964) is Barack Obama's stepfather, https://t.co/7sUYNQVpgu

Congratulations to UH Geography & Environment Professor Mary Mostafanezhad for achieving tenure and promotion! For the full list of 2018 UH tenure and promotions: https://t.co/reUYRh4sjC

UH Geography & Environment PhD student Jacob Henry (@jacobofhume) wrote the article, "Anthony Bourdain's window into Africa" in @ConversationUS. Read it here, https://t.co/jFrwBTgFzh

"Plant cam keeps eye on rare Hawaiian plant," @StarAdvertiser June 7th article on the live plant cam project that UH Geog. & Env. PhD candidate Ryan Mudd works on with @USGS colleague. Read about it here: https://t.co/2hgUd0sMCC

UH Geography & Environment MA student and Program Director of the @OutdoorCircleHI (TOC) is interviewed in the June 6th issue of @MidWeekHawaii, on the TOC's partnership with Google Trekker. Read it online at https://t.co/KetFeH1RVo

Alumni Highlight - @UHManoa Geography BA (1983) Jim Donovan is the athletic director at Cal State Fullerton, https://t.co/FaSYqFIB7J

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Alumni Highlight - PhD alumni Douglas Herman (@RDKHERMAN) is the Senior Geographer at the @smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. He specializes in the cultural knowledge of Hawaiʻi and Pacific Islands. Read his articles here: https://t.co/3nxDd0KWJH

Flashback Fridays - 2008 PhD graduate Ricardo Gonzalez' thesis entitled "The Political Ecology of Scallop (Argopecten Purpuratus) Use and Management in the Pisco-Paracas Region, Southern Peruvian Coast" is available for view here, https://t.co/MEJIHZYP00

Geography and Environment PhD Student Henryk Szadziewski @henrykszad was awarded a Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii Graduate Fellowship to support his dissertation research. Congrats, Henry!

Congratulations to PhD student Katie Taladay for winning a ASPRS Pacific SW Chapter Scholarship in 2018!

Geography and Environment PhD candidate Md. Azmeary Ferdoush won the 2018 Outstanding Graduate Publication Award for his paper "Seeing Borders through the Lens of Structuration" in @geopol_jl. Congrats, @M_A_Ferdoush! https://t.co/UKPuMN0ee2

Geography and Environment PhD Graduate Kerrie Littlejohn won the 2018 Wiens Memorial Award, which is given to the outstanding graduating MA or PhD student each year. Congrats, @littlejohn_ker!

Geography and Environment BA student Yoko Uyehara won the 2018 Wingert Scholarship in Geographic Technologies. Congrats, Yoko!

Geography and Environment BA Graduate Brandon Rossi won the 2018 Bowers Memorial Award, which is given to the outstanding graduating BA student each year. Congrats, Brandon! (pictured in blue shirt and with an orchid lei)

Geography and Environment PhD student Jacob Henry won the 2018 best paper presentation at the Spring Symposium. Congrats, @jacobofhume!

Geography and Environment PhD candidate Rollan Geronimo won the 2018 best short presentation at the Spring Symposium. Congrats, Rollan!

UH Geography and Environment PhD student Henryk Szadziewski passed his comprehensive exams last Thursday. Congrats, @henrykszad!

Congratulations to Professor Reece Jones (@reecejhawaii) and PhD candidate Md Azmeary Ferdoush (@M_A_Ferdoush) on the publication of their edited book, "Borders and Mobility in South Asia and Beyond," https://t.co/fA05Yw4NaG

TODAY 5/4, 9am-1pm in 443 Saunders - @UHManoa Dept. of Geography & Environment Annual Symposium - Join us anytime during the program as we celebrate the achievements of our students and peers, and to mark the close of the academic year.

Kerrie Littlejohn defended and submitted her PhD dissertation this Spring entitled, "Personal norms and visitor compliance: A case study of wildlife tourism in Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica" - Congratulations, Kerrie!

Mark your calendars: the @AAG annual meeting will be held in Honolulu in 2024!

UHM Geography & Environment Professor Qi Chen co-authored the textbook entitled "LiDAR Remote Sensing and Applications." It was published in January 2018 by @CRCPress - https://t.co/gCDqHx2yDq

This FRI., 5/4 in 443 Saunders - UHM Dept. of Geography & Environment Annual Symposium - Join us anytime between 9am-1pm as we celebrate the achievements of our students and peers, and mark the close of the academic year. Photo: Students who received awards at our 2016 symposium.

UH Geography & Environment PhD Candidate Azmeary Ferdoush is speaking on April 30 at the University of Dhaka's Sociology Colloquium on 'The Choice of Citizenship' @M_A_Ferdoush

Flashback Fridays - 2013 MA graduate and current PhD student Borjana Lubura's thesis entitled "Humanitarian Intervention in Libya: Fighting for Human Rights or for Regime Change?" is available for view here, https://t.co/mYMJeKykx3.

Talk TODAY, April 26 @ 12:15PM in 443 Saunders: "The Health Workforce in India" from Victoria Fan (@FanVictoria), Assistant Professor of Health Policy & Management @UHManoa in the Office of Public Health Studies (@UHMPublicHealth).

Congratulations to the Remote Sensing Lab (https://t.co/3IOlV4zbcY) on receiving a grant from NVIDIA Corporation for 2 Titan Xp GPUs. The equipment will support the deep learning research of Professor Qi Chen and grad students Ross Winans, Katie Taladay, Qian Zhang & Yanjun Wang.

Post-doctoral Researcher Ryan Longman (2015 Geography PhD @UHManoa) is the featured alumni in @kupuhawaii's Spring newsletter. Read it here: https://t.co/MnyRoCuiFw

Public lecture this THURS. April 26 @ 12:15PM in 443 Saunders: "The Health Workforce in India" from Victoria Fan (@FanVictoria), Assistant Professor of Health Policy & Management @UHManoa in the Office of Public Health Studies (@UHMPublicHealth).

Professor Reece Jones will be the new Editor-in-Chief of the journal Geopolitics (@geopol_jl) starting this August. Congratulations, Reece!