News from the Department of Geography and Environment

#AGU18 - 12:05pm (Dec. 13) in room 156 - Dr. Abby G. Fraizer (research fellow @EastWestCenter, alumna & affiliate grad faculty @Geog_UHM) is presenting, H42C-08: "Drought Impacts and Management in Hawai‘i & the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands..." Abstract:

#AGU18 - 9:00am (Dec. 13) in room 145B - Dr. Thomas Giambelluca (@UHManoa Geog & Env Professor) is presenting, H41H-12: "An Approach to Near-Real-Time Rainfall Mapping in Hawai‘i." Abstract available here:

UH Geog & Env PhD candidate Henryk Szadziewski presented his work on the Belt & Road Initiative in the Pacific Islands at the 23rd Pacific History Association Biennial Conference. The meeting was hosted at the University of Cambridge from Dec. 3-5, 2018,

UH Geog & Env Professor Thomas Giambelluca, @EastWestCenter fellow Abby Frazier (UH Geog PhD, 2016), PhD candidates Aurora Kagawa-Viviani & Han Tseng are at #AGU18 in Washington D.C. this week, with presentations in the Hydrology section. For program info:

UHM GEOG 322 Globalization & Environment class enjoyed malasadas in the courtyard of Sakamaki Innovation Zone after the last day of Fall instruction (not all pictured). The class was taught by UH Geog & Env Associate Professor Krisna Suryanata. Great semester, everyone!

Explore the relationships of humans with our fellow species this Spring 2019 in GEOG 409 Cultural Biogeography. The class is taught by our dept. & @UHAlumni David Strauch (MA, Geography, 2016) who is highly knowledgeable about the topic. Course details:

UH Geography & Environment Associate Professor Camilo Mora has an op-ed in the @StarAdvertiser, "Climate change: Time to walk the talk" (Dec. 2, 2018).

Follow #ConXTechPrize Finalist "Mapping Marine Debris" on improving the efficiency of coastal management & cleanup efforts using machine learning & citizen science: On the team are UH Geog & Env grad students Kirsten Moy, Katie Taladay, and Ross Winans.

UH Geography & Environment Assistant Professor Yi Qiang has a new research article in the Journal of Environmental Management (@ELSenviron) entitled, "Disparities of population exposed to flood hazards in the United States." Available online first at

UH Geography & Environment MA student and program director @OutdoorCircleHI Myles Ritchie was quoted on his work with 'Exceptional Trees' in @CivilBeat. Read the article by @chadblairCB here:

New Spring 2019 @UHManoa Special Topics in Geography course offering: GEOG 468 Animals & Geography, taught by Dr. Carlie Wiener, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 01:00 - 02:45PM. For class information, check UHM's Class Availability listing,

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