Public Lectures

Featuring a variety of local, national, and international speakers presenting topics from a diverse range of disciplines. All are welcome to attend.

Fall 2017

Saunders Hall, Room 443 ~ Thursdays at noon.

Date Title Speaker(s)
Oct. 5 The Tourism-Disaster-Conflict Nexus: Insights from the Asia-Pacific Region Andreas Neef, Development Studies, School of Social Sciences, University of Auckland
Oct. 12 Making Wine and Making Places: Geographies of Wine John Overton, School of Geography, Environment and Earth Studies, Victoria University of Wellington
Oct. 19 Developing novel agroecosystems: Can we have it all with collaborative geodesign and neo-domestication? Michael Kantar, Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and Bryan Runck, Department of Geography, Environment & Society, University of Minnesota
Nov. 9 Monitoring & Diagnosis of Crop Growth Using Satellite, UAV and Near-Range Remote Sensing Xia Yao, College of Agriculture, Nanjing Agriculture University
Nov. 16 The People of a Place versus the People out of Place: Ideas of Indigenous Territorial Sovereignty in the Nationalist Politics of Anti-immigration Nandita Sharma, Department of Sociology, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Dec. 7 TBA Andrew Richardson, School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems, Northern Arizona University

Archives

Date Title Speaker(s)
5/5/17 Annual Geography Student Symposium Md. Azmeary Ferdous Ferdoush, Heidi Needham, Emily Wright, Aurora Kagawa-Viviani, Henry Szadziewski, Olivia Kailani Marohnic, Katie Taladay
4/14/17 Kaluʻulu - The Ancient Kona Breadfruit Belt Noa Kekuewa Lincoln, Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
3/23/17 Climate Change Adaptation and Building Resilience in South and Southeast Asia Keith Bettinger, Capacity Building Team Leader, USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific Project
3/16/17 Island Geopolitics: Hawaiʻi, Greenland, and the History of National Security in the Age of Climate Change Dawn Berry, ORISE Fellow at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and Visiting Scholar with the Department of History at Cornell University
3/9/17 Earth Observations for Forest Sustainability During the Sixth Extinction (pdf) Greg Asner, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science, and in the Department of Earth System Science, Stanford University - 2017 Distinguished Speaker
2/23/17 Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move - Book Launch Reece Jones, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
2/9/17 Reconnecting with Ancestral Places Katrina-Ann R. Kapāʻanaokalāokeola Nākoa Oliveira, Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language within Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
12/1/16 Beyond Oceania: Area Studies and Remapping China and the Pacific Terence Wesley-Smith and Alexander Mawyer, Center for Pacific Island Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa - Co-sponsored by the Center for Pacific Island Studies
11/17/16 Mapping Hawaii's Agricultural Footprint: Emerging Trends in Hawaii's Rural Land Use Jeffrey Melrose, Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Hilo - Co-sponsored by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning
11/4/16 Food and Power in Hawaiʻi: Roundtable Discussion and Book Launch Aya Hirata Kimura, Krisna Suryanata and additional contributors, Departments of Women's Studies and Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa - Co-sponsored by the Department of Women's Studies
10/28/16 On Landesque Capital: The Historical Ecology of Enduring Landscape Modifications N. Thomas Hakansson, Rural Development, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences - This Department of Anthropology Seminar is being Co-sponsored by the Department of Geography
10/6/16 It Begins with the Bombs: Tourism and Performative Violence in Vietnam Jamie Gillen, Department of Geography, National University Singapore
9/29/16 Shifting Borders and Shifting Identities: The Geopolitics of Identity in Postwar Okinawa Takashi Yamazaki, Department of Geography, Osaka City University
5/6/16 Annual Geography Student Symposium Dylan Beatty, Md. Azmeary Ferdoush, Abby Frazier, Marie McKenzie, Kathryn Metzker, Kevin Morris, Heidi Needham, Rob O'Connor, Sayaka Sakuma, Alessandra Shea
5/4/16 The Snows of Kilimanjaro Nicolas J. Cullen, Department of Geography, University of Otago
4/28/16 Does commodity certification alter land cover trajectories? Examining how the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil affects deforestation in Southeast Asia Kimberly Carlson, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
4/7/16 Beyond Oceania: Area Studies and Remapping China and the Pacific Terence Wesley-Smith and Alexander Mawyer, Center for Pacific Island Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa - Co-sponsored by the Center for Pacific Island Studies
3/11/16 Coauthoring Feminisms Across Scholarship & Activism: After Muddyin the Waters Richa Nagar, Geography, Environment, and Society, The University of Minnesota - Co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the Rama Watumul Collaborative Lecture Series
2/25/16 Lives versus Livelihoods? Fumigants, Farmworkers, and Biopolitics in California's Strawberry Industry (pdf) Julie Guthman, School of Social Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz - 2016 Distinguished Speaker
2/22/16 A Geospatial Cyber-Knowledge-Infrastructure to Support Polar Sciences Wenwen Li, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, University of Arizona
2/11/16 NRCS Geospatial Data and Tools: Acquisition, Customization & Application Amy Saunders Koch, United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, GIS Specialist/Resource Soil Scientist
12/10/15 Assessing Cumulative Social-Ecological Vulnerabilities at the Regional Scale Tim Smith, Sustainability Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
12/3/15 A Long-Term Perspective on Fire in Eastern Australia: Lessons for Contemporary Natural Resource Management Scott Mooney, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Australia
11/5/15 Ecohydrology and Its Application to Aquatic Ecosystems at the Landscape Scale Yin-Phan Tsang, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
10/27/15 Spiriting Away the Homeless: Cambodia's New Apocalypse Simon Springer, Department of Geography, University of Victoria
10/22/15 Earth Writing Simon Springer, Department of Geography, University of Victoria
10/15/15 Hurricane Katrina's Bio-Temporalities Michael Shapiro, Department of Political Science, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
10/8/15 Adjuncts of Empire: The EFEO and the Conservation of Cham Antiquities Bill Chapman, Department of American Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
10/1/15 Biogeography and Geomatics of Tropical Marine Ecosystems: Incorporating Geographic Approaches to Coral Reef Ecology, Fisheries Assessment, and Climate Change Science Erik Franklin, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
9/24/15 On Stormy Seas: War, Geopolitics, and Identity Formation in Okinawa Kyle Kajihiro, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
9/15/15 Climate Change Studies over the United States based on High Resolution WRF Model Simulations Roy Rasmussen, Senior Scientist and Section Head of the Hydrometeorological Applications Program, Research Applications Laboratory, NCAR
9/3/15 Ethnographic Research: At Home and in the Field in Asia and the Pacific Islands, Roundtable Discussion Suzanne Finney, Mary Mostafanezhad, Guido Pigliasco, and Forrest Young, together with 9 additional contributors to the At Home and in the Field volume (including geographers Hong Jiang and Keith Bettinger) - Interdepartmental sponsorship (e.g. geography, anthropology, sociology, political science, ethnic studies, Pacific Island Studies), University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
4/30/15 Inaugural Geography Student Symposium D. Beatty, A. Frazier, R. Geronimo, A. Hedgpeth, L. Kaiser, K. Kajihiro, M. Lindquist, J. Sanchez, B. Schrager, A. Shea, H. Strasser, M. Tardona
4/30/15 Human Well-being in Natural Resource Management and Conservation: Status and Challenges Supin Wongbusarakum, Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
4/16/15 Feeding the Dragon: China and Natural Resource Development in Oceania Tarcisius Tara Kabutaulaka, Center for Pacific Islands Studies, School of Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
4/9/15 Revolution in a Rice Field: The Radical Geography of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, 1975-1979 Jonathan Padwe, Department of Anthropology, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
4/2/15 Physics Wins, Biology is How it's Done: An Exploration of Ecosystem-Atmosphere Interactions (pdf) Dennis Baldocchi, Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley - 2015 Distinguished Speaker
3/5/15 Vog: Using Volcanic Eruptions to Estimate the Health Costs of Particulates and SO2 John Lynham, Department of Economics, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
2/26/15 Ahupuaʻa and the State Commission on Water Resource Management Kamana Beamer, Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge and the School of Law, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
2/20/15 Landscape Research in Slovenia Mimi Urbanc, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
2/19/15 The Plant-Soil-Atmosphere System in a Changing World - Research Highlights from Work on Vegetation Fires, Chronic Nitrogen Deposition and Summer Drought in Switzerland Michael W.I. Schmidt, Department of Geography, Soil Science & Biogeochemistry, University of Zurich - Co-Sponsored with the Department of Natural Resource and Environmental Management
2/5/15 On the Ecological Effects of Harvesting Non-Timber Forest Products by Local Communities: Going Beyond Classical Approach Orou Gaoue, Department of Botany, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
1/29/15 Owning the World of Ideas Debora Halbert, Department of Political Science, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
12/5/14 Past, Present and Future Dynamics at Upper Limit of Cloud Forest: The Role of Moisture and El Nino Shelley Crausbay, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Colorado State University
11/20/14 Origins of Tropical Marine Biodiversity: The Phylogeographic Perspective Brian Bowen, Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology
11/13/14 Emily Coffey, Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, Ashville
11/6/14 The Spatial Dynamics of Residential Settlement in Hanga Ho'onu, Rapa Nui (Easter Island) Mara Mulrooney, Bishop Museum
10/23/14 The Italian Mountain: 60 Years Of Change, Challenges and Gaze at K2 Kathryn Besio, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo - Guido Carlo Pigliasco, Department of Anthropology, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa - Joy Logan, Department of Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa - Suzanne Finney, Department of Social Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi, West Oahu - Guy Sibilla, freelance travel photographer
10/16/14 People, Fire and Changing Landscapes: Applying Global Pyrogeography to Understand Contemporary Fire Regimes in Hawaiʻi Clay Trauernicht, Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
10/2/14 Greater Sensitivity to Drought Accompanies Maize Yield Increase in the U.S. Midwest Michael Roberts, Department of Economics & Sea Grant, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
7/16/14 Seeds, Sunshine and Struggle: Understanding Global Seed Research in Chile Annabel Ipsen, PhD Candidate, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Department of Geography
5/6/14 Surfing Places, Surfboard Makers: Craft, Creativity and Cultural Heritage in Hawaiʻi, California and Australia Andrew Warren, University of New England
4/25/14 Forty Days on the Antarctic Peninsula Melting Back and Greening Up David Beilman, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography
4/3/14 Solar Radiation in Hawaiʻi: Evidence of a Changing Climate Ryan Longman, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi
3/20/14 The Practice and Politics of Scaling up Marine Governance Leila Sievanen, Anthropologist, Joint Institute for Atmospheric and Marine Research in Honolulu
2/26/14 The First Agrarian States: The Late Neolithic Multispecies Resettlement Camp James C. Scott, Department of Political Science, Yale University
2/20/14 Identity Politics in Post-Soviet Borderlands: A Case Study of the Estonian-Russian Border Robert J. Kaiser, Professor, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin - Co-Sponsored by the Russian Collections, UH Library
2/6/14 Spaces of Trust: A Critical Geographical Analysis of South Korea's Trustpolitik Ethan Yorgason, Associate Professor at Kyungpook National University, Korea
1/30/14 The Redevelopmental State: Governing Dispossession through Desire and Difference in Mumbai Sapana Doshi, Assistant Professor, School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona - Cosponsored the Center for South Asia Rama Wattumull Collaborative Lecture Series and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning
1/23/14 High-Resolution Digital Mean Climate and Evapotranspiration Maps of Hawaiʻi Thomas Giambelluca, Professor, Department of Geography
10/25/13 Plant Community Ecology Goes Underground: Putting Mycorrhizae on the Map Nicole Hynson, Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
10/10/13 The Toilet Tripod: Understanding Successful Toilet Adoption in Rural India Elizabeth Louis, Postdoc, Texas A&M University
9/26/13 Estimation of Surface Heat Fluxes and Vegetation Dynamics via Assimilation of Remotely Sensed Data Sayed Bateni, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
9/19/13 Emotional-apps.com: a Start-up Blending Emotional Intelligence, Mobile Devices, and GIS Technology Francisco Ramos, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Languages and Systems, University Jaume I
4/18/13 Island Vulnerabilities John Campbell, Associate Professor, Geography Programme at the University of Waikato, New Zealand
4/4/13 Patterns of Wastewater Infrastructure Across a Metropolitan Coastal Region Danielle Spirandelli, Assistant Professor, Department of Urban & Regional Planning & SeaGrant Affiliate, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
3/14/13 Spatial Autocorrelation is Everywhere Daniel Griffith, Ashbel Smith Professor of GIS, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, The University of Texas at Dallas
3/13/13 Enchanting the Desert: Henry Peabody's 1902 Narrated Slideshows of the Grand Canyon Nicholas Bauch, Lecturer, Stanford University
3/12/13 From Cultural to Perceptual to Humanist Geography Yi-Fu Tuan, Emeritus Professor, University of Wisconsin–Madison
3/7/13 Orthoimagery for Hawaiʻi and the US Pacific Basin Anthony Kimmet, Acting National Imagery Leader, USDA-NRCS-National Geospatial Management Center
2/28/13 Forest and Water in East Asia - In Japan and Surrounded Countries Kyoichi Otsuki, Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
2/7/13 Starting Small but Starting Loud: Catalyzing Community Based Management of Small-Scale Fisheries in the Western Indian Ocean Kirsten Oleson, Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
11/15/12 The Digital Age Reinvents Spatial Technology Craig Clouet, HIGICC (Hawaiʻi Geographic Information Coordinating Council) President
11/8/12 Tourism, Entrepreneurialism and the Rural-Urban Interface in Post-Socialist Vietnam. Jamie Gillen, Assistant Professor, Geography, National University of Singapore
11/1/12 Death by 1000 Cuts: Decentralization and Road Construction at Sumatra's Kerinci Seblat National Park Keith Bettinger, Ph.D. student, Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
10/11/12 Effects of Pixel Deformation and Mis-registration on Cross-calibration of Vegetation Index Data Records Tomoaki Miura, Associate Professor, NREM, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
9/28/12 Book Launch - Border Walls: Security and the War on Terror in the United States, India, and Israel Reece Jones, Associate Professor, Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
9/20/12 Militarization, Resistance and Transcending Hegemony in the Pacific Sasha Davis, Assistant Professor, Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
9/13/12 The Weather on Mars Kevin Hamilton, Professor, Department of Meteorology and International Pacific Research Center, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
9/6/12 New Latitude Wines: Conceptualising the Development of the Thai Wine Industry Glenn Banks, Associate Professor, Development Studies Programme, Massey University, New Zealand
4/12/12 Rainfall in Hawaiʻi: Month-year Maps and Trend Analysis from 1920-2007 Abby Frazier, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
4/5/12 Colonial Urban Development and the Making of Modern Disasters Andrew Rumbach, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
3/8/12 Pacific Antagonisms: Conflicts Over Environmental Governance in New Caledonia Leah Horowitz, Department of Geography, Hawaiʻi Pacific University
2/16/12 Islands Are the New Continents Jonathan Price, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
2/7/12 Addressing Spatial Data Uncertainty in Land Use Planning Alan Murray, School of Geographical Science and Urban Planning, Arizona State University
1/26/12 Can Tiger, Pandas, and People Coexist? The Role of Geographers in Coupled Human-Natural Systems Modeling Ashton Shortridge, Department of Geography, Michigan State University
1/19/12 Island to Island, Global to Local: Whiteness and Puerto Rican Migration to Hawaiʻi Ines Miyares, Department of Geography, Hunter College, City University of New York
1/12/12 Towards Finding the World's Most Endangered Forest Thomas Gillespie, Department of Geography, UCLA
12/9/11 Are Creative Workers Happier? Evidence from China Jessie Poon, Department of Geography, University at Buffalo-SUNY
12/1/11 Evolutionary Biogeography of the Red Pencil Urchin in Hawaiʻi Stacy Jørgensen, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
11/16/11 Vertically Challenged - Climate Change in the Third Dimension Henry Diaz, CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder
11/10/11 Religion and the Ideology of Urban Governance: Ahmedabad City, India Ipsita Chatterjee, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa - Co-sponsored by the Center for South Asian Studies
10/27/11 Translating Research into Better Decisions about Risk Melissa Finucane, East-West Center
10/20/11 Managing Marine Fisheries as a Social-Ecological System Steven Gray, Department of Natural Resources, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
10/13/11 Feral Pig Management in Texas: A Landscape Genetics Approach Johanna Delgado-Acevedo, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
9/15/11 Public Acceptance of Wind Energy: Does Perceived Fairness of Process Matter? Jeremy Firestone, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment and the Center for Carbon- Free Power Integration, University of Delaware - Co-Sponsered by the Graduate Ocean Policy Program
4/19/11 Scales of Security at The Boundaries of Neoliberalism Rupal Oza, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Hunter College, City University of New York - Co-sponsered with the Watumull collaborative lecture series, Center For South Asian Studies and Department of Women's Studies
3/3/11 Sediment Dispersal from Pacific Rim Steeplands to the Coastal Ocean Dr. Dr. Basil Gomez, Adjunct Professor, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
2/12/11 My Study of Isabella Bird Kiyonuri Kanasaka, Professor of Geography, Kyoto University
12/2/10 Remote Sensing Techniques for Classifying the Habitat of an Endangered Bird Species on Mauna Kea Ryan Riddle, Graduate student, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
11/18/10 Encounters, Norms and Crowding in Marine Recreation: Applications at the Molokini Shoal MLCD Dr. Brian Szuster, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
11/4/10 Impacts of Rising Temperature on Carbon Input, Allocation and Storage in Tropical Wet Forests Dr. Creighton Litton, Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
10/21/10 Ecotipping Points: Levers for Turning Decline to Restoration – Disseminating the Lessons from Environmental Success Stories Dr. Gerry Marten, Adjunct Senior Fellow, East-West Center
9/23/10 Eating Hawaiʻi: Local Foods and Place-Making in Hawaiʻi Regional Cuisine Dr. Kathryn Besio, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
3/29/10 Harmonization of Global Land-Use Scenarios for IPCC-AR5 Dr. George Hurtt Associate Professor Department of Community and Ecosystems Ecology University of New Hampshire
2/19/10 Broken Windows Policing and the Geopolitics of Ungoverned Space Dr. Katharyne Mitchell, Professor and Chair, Department of Geography, University of Washington - Co-hosted with Political Science
2/19/10 Between the Geopolitics and Geoeconomics of Global Health Dr. Matthew Sparke, Professor, Department of Geography, University of Washington - Co-hosted with Political Science
2/11/10 The Empirical Writes Back: Re-examining Dispossession Resulting from the Māhele of 1848 Donovan Preza, PhD student, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
1/28/10 Masked by the Tiger: A Study of Rural Livelihoods and Conservation Values in Northeast India Sugato Dutt, PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
1/28/10 Adjudicating Modern Water Under Ancient Rules: An Instance of 'Translation Between Two Laws' in Kona, Oʻahu Leandro Romero, MA Student, Department of Geography, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
11/12/09 Gray Wave of the Great Transformation: A Satellite View of Urbanization, Climate Change, and Food Security Dr. Marc Imhoff, NASA Goddard Research Center - Co-hosted with the Bishop Museum, Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture
10/29/09 Japanese Women's Networks in Honolulu Dr. Honami Kageyama, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Sugiyama Jogakuen University, Japan
10/22/09 Kalimantan's Agrarian Transitions, 'New Poverty' and the World Economic Crisis Dr. Lesley Potter, Associate Professor of Geography, Australian National University - Co-hosted with the East-West Center
10/15/09 Expansion of Rubber (Hevea Brasiliensis) in Montane Mainland Southeast Asia and Implications for the Environment and Human Livelihoods Dr. Jefferson Fox, Senior Fellow, East-West Center