Tue, 02/14/2017 - 1:51pm

Advances in GIS and remote sensing technologies allow us to recognize the cumulative impacts of small reservoirs throughout the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin of the Southeastern United States.

The Piedmont ecoregion of the Southeastern U.S. has very few natural lakes or ponds and is instead characterized by incredibly high concentrations of artificial reservoirs. Pond owners, scientists, managers, and…

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 1:36pm

The recent discovery of well-preserved remains of Pleistocene mammal species, including the Columbian mammoth, American mastodon and giant ground sloth, together with extensive plant matter, insects and invertebrates, at an excavation site near Snowmass Village, CO is providing researchers with a unique opportunity to assess the role that climate and environmental change played in Pleistocene megafauna population dynamics.

The…

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 1:27pm

From January-July 2011 I was a research assistant in a small village in Coixtlahuaca, Mixteca Alta, Oaxaca, Mexico.

The archaeology in the region is rich and has been studied by Dr. Stephen Kowalewski. Agriculture in the region is thought to have begun about 3000 years before present, and involved constructing a series of terraces and check-dams (known as lama-bordos in Mixteca Alta) in order to preserve soil…

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 1:19pm

There's something different about the geography-geology building roof.

Instead of the usual flat, gray roof, the geography-geology building is 2,200 square feet of grass, vegetables and green space. Topped with raised beds full of rich soil, plants and produce bursting with color, the Green Roof Garden is student-run garden that started about seven years ago by a team of faculty and students in the geography department known…

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 1:50pm

With support from the University of Georgia's Research Foundation, Amy Ross, associate professor of geography, is conducting a multi-scalar research project analyzing the prosecution of Guatemalan genocide cases.

Guatemala’s armed conflict lasted for more than three decades, from the early 1960s to the mid 1990s, and it left in its wake enormous social wreckage: 200,000 people dead, hundreds of thousands displaced, and a…

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 1:30pm

Pete Akers' research examined the connections between the local climate changes and the demographic history of the Maya.

I traveled to Belize to perform the field work of my thesis research.  My research examined the connections between the local climate changes and the demographic history of the Maya.  The ancient Maya flourished in Middle America for over 1000 years, but their history is interspersed with multiple instances…