News from the Department of Geography and Environment

Congratulations to UH Geography and Environment MA student Derek Ford (@Island_UAV) on the successful defense of his thesis last week -- "UAV Imagery for Tree Species Classification in Hawai‘i: A Comparison of MLC, RF, and CNN Supervised Classification."

UH Geography & Environment MA student Jackie Dean (@JackieD504) presented, "Land Cover and Land Control Change at the Local Scale in Indonesia" at
the 2020 Forests & Livelihoods: Assessment, Research, & Engagement (FLARE) Network twitter conference yesterday. #FLARETC20

UH Geography and Environment Professor Reece Jones (@ReeceJonesUH) contributed to The Institute of Policy Studies new book The Pandemic Pivot on implications of COVID-19 for immigration and borders. https://t.co/MES4IJpwxo

Flashback Fridays - 2016 Geography PhD grad Nicole Milne's dissertation, titled, "The Remains of Agriculture: Agrarian Projects, Livelihoods, and Landscape in East Hawaiʻi, Hawaiʻi Island" is available online at: https://t.co/KLoO5M2ZMj

UH Geography and Environment MA student Kristen Sanfilippo will defend her thesis, "Predictor Selection and Model Evaluation for Future Rainfall Projection in Hawai‛i" via Zoom on Oct. 29 at 9:30am. Her committee chair is Professor Thomas Giambelluca.

UH Geography & Environment PhD candidate Jacob Henry (@jacobofhume) has a research article called, "Rethinking schooling for development in wageless times," published in the African Geographical Review. https://t.co/pkwfOVJUMi

UH Geography and Environment alum Benjamin Schrager (@benschrager, PhD '19) wrote a commentary in The Geographical Journal #TheGJ - "The geography of the US’s mishandling of COVID‐19: A commentary on the politics of science in democracies." https://t.co/pn3hZ9ZjTm

UH Geography and Env. PhD student Laura Williams will defend her proposal, "Examining the role of rural gentrification in agrarian transitions: A feminist political ecology of the diverse economies of ag. on Kauai" on 10/26 via Zoom. Her advisor is Assoc. Prof. Mary Motafanezhad.

UH Geography and Environment alum Md Azmeary Ferdoush (@M_A_Ferdoush, PhD '19) was interviewed by Border Studies in South Asia (@border_in), an initiative by the South Asia University in India, as part of their emerging scholar speaker series. https://t.co/nuuDUl3xFv

UH Geography and Environment alum Kamanamaikalani Beamer (PhD '08) and colleagues from the ʻĀina Aloha Economic Futures initiative wrote a column in the @StarAdvertiser, "Forge a resilient society based on the ‘aina and one another" https://t.co/00VvzeM1WA

UH Geography and Environment Associate Professor Mary Motafanezhad (@GeographerMary) co-authored, "The Tropes of Celebrity Environmentalism" in the Annual Review of Environment and Resources (@AnnualReviews). https://t.co/mTr28JiGGr

UH Geography and Environment MA student Tatsuki Kohatsu was awarded the @UHM_CJS Hanayo Sasaki graduate student scholarship in Japanese Studies. Congratulations, Tatsuki!

UH Geography and Environment alum Nicole Milne (PhD, '16) co-authored the op-ed, "COVID-19 impacts should prompt isles to devise a clear strategy for food and ag sustainability," in @StarAdvertiser Insight Island Voices. https://t.co/srtr8eKpjI
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Flashback Fridays - 2012 Geography MA grad David Nguyen thesis entitled, "Tourism Development in Okinawa: Spatial and Temporal Patterns" is available online at: https://t.co/9Hzi0KwWH0.

Join virtual #GISday on Nov. 18 with GIS professionals, faculty, and students @UHManoa. There will be Lighting Talks in the morning session, and an Intro. to QGIS workshop in the afternoon. For questions, contact @UHMLibrary GIS Coordinator, Mahany Lindquist (our dept. MA grad!).

UH Geography and Environment MA student Derek Ford will defend his thesis entitled, "UAV Imagery for Tree Species Classification in Hawai‘i: A Comparison of MLC, RF, and CNN Supervised Classification" via Zoom on Oct. 21 at 9:00am. His committee chair is Professor Qi Chen.

The Department of Geography and Environment offers a Certificate in Geographic Information Science. More information on this popular new program is here: https://t.co/MFQdXIIcqs

Deadline for #aag2021 paper abstract submissions is October 29, 2020. Virtual registrants may present in virtual paper sessions. For more information: https://t.co/44y6gnNM5y
#aagSeattle @theAAG

UH Geography and Environment Associate Professor Camilo Mora is quoted in @guardian on the recent wildfires and hurricanes in the U.S., "These threats are making people “unhealthy, thirsty, poor and homeless." https://t.co/S5MOucosr9

UH Geography and Environment Associate Professor Mary Motafanezhad (@GeographerMary) co-authored, "Reflections and discussions: tourism matters in the new normal post COVID-19" in the journal Tourism Geographies. https://t.co/NEXkilhyE1

UH Geography & Environment PhD candidate Jacob Henry (@jacobofhume) has an article in Teaching and Teacher Education, titled "The Cinematic Pedagogies of Underprepared Teachers." https://t.co/apQHpLylkH

The deadline for the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program is October 10. The Department of Geography and Environment supports student research through this program every year: https://t.co/bLXqo0uMYs

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