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News - physical geography


2016


Statement by the Faculty

November 29, 2016 - Geography is a holistic and interdisciplinary field, which brings together students and educators from a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences,...

Geography graduate students conduct water sampling and offer training in Cental Asia-Summer 2016

August 28, 2016 - CHARIS graduate students at the University of Colorado Boulder, Alice Hill and Alana Wilson, conducted physical hydrologic field methods training and...

Seth Spielman wins 2016 Distinguished Scholar Award

April 04, 2016 - Seth Spielman was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Scholar Award at the annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers in San Francisco, CA....

2015


NEW BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT—Mountains: A Very Short Introduction, by Martin F. Price, PhD, CU Geog

August 12, 2015 - Mountains cover a quarter of the Earth's land surface and are home to about 12 percent of the global population. They are the sources of all the...

2013


River research by Erich Mueller and John Pitlick featured in EOS, 3 December 2013

December 03, 2013 - In a paper recently published in [Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface](http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2013JF002843/abstract),...

Mark Williams Receives Fulbright Award for 2013-2014

October 30, 2013 - Mark Williams was among the seven University of Colorado Boulder faculty and staff have received Fulbright grants to pursue research, teaching and...

Monica T. Rother and Thomas T. Veblen receive a Colorado Mountain Club Foundation Fellowship

June 01, 2013 - Monica T. Rother and Thomas T. Veblen receive a Colorado Mountain Club Foundation Fellowship

2012


Verdict’s still out on pine-beetle-kill fire effects

October 12, 2012 - Whizzing along the I-70 corridor into the Rocky Mountains, it’s hard not to notice widespread patches of dry, dead, red trees dispersed...

CU-led mountain forest study shows vulnerability to climate change

September 10, 2012 - A new University of Colorado Boulder-led study that ties forest “greenness” in the western United States to fluctuating year-to-year...

Monica T. Rother receives NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant

August 01, 2012 - Monica has been awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation

John Pitlick Named GSA Fellow

June 06, 2012 - Geological Society of America (GSA) members are elected to Fellowship in recognition of distinguished contributions to the geosciences.

Monica T. Rother receives an award from the John W. Marr Ecology Fund

June 01, 2012 - Monica T. Rother receives an award from the John W. Marr Ecology Fund

Monica T. Rother receives a Colorado Mountain Club Foundation Fellowship

June 01, 2012 - Monica T. Rother receives a Colorado Mountain Club Foundation Fellowship

2011


Southern South American wildfires expected to increase

August 22, 2011 - A study by Andrés Holz and Tom Veblen indicates a major climate oscillation in the Southern Hemisphere that is expected to intensify in the coming...

NSF awards CU-Boulder $5.9 million grant for alpine ecosystem research

June 16, 2011 - The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Colorado Boulder a six-year, $5.9 million grant to continue intensive studies of...

Monica T. Rother receives a Colorado Mountain Club Foundation Fellowship

June 01, 2011 - Monica T. Rother receives a Colorado Mountain Club Foundation Fellowship

Erich Mueller and Andrew Linke win Gilbert White Fellowships

April 30, 2011 - Erich Mueller and Andrew Linke have been selected as this year's recipients of the Department's Gilbert White Fellowship. The fellowship provides...

Sarah Hart Receives John Marr Ecology Fund Award

April 04, 2011 - Sarah received this award through the Graduate School's John Marr Ecology Fund. Its purpose is to provide grants of $300 to $1000 for Ph.D....

Adina Racoviteanu Receives Outstanding Student Oral Presentation Award

April 02, 2011 - Adina was presented the award for the Outstanding Student Oral Presentation at the Hydrologic Sciences Research Symposium held March 31 and April 1,...

Danielle Perrot Receives Outstanding Student Poster Award

April 02, 2011 - Danielle was presented the award for Outstanding Student Poster at the Hydrologic Sciences Research Symposium held March 31 and April 1, 2011.

Morgan Zeliff Receives the Young Investigator’s Award from the 2011 BASIN Isotope Conference

March 03, 2011 - Morgan is the recipient of a Young Investigator's Award to participate in the BASIN 2011 conference on the Roles of Stable Isotopes in Water Cycle...

Mark Williams’ “Water Resources in the 4 Corners” project featured at the CU Regents meeting

February 18, 2011 - Mark Williams' “Water Resources in the 4 Corners” outreach project will be featured at the CU Regents meeting 22 February in Boulder....

Cameron Naficy Receives the British Ecological Society Small Ecological Project Grant

January 03, 2011 - Cameron will return to Patagonia to complete his research on the physiological mechanisms of dieback in forests of *Austrocedrus chilensis* and...

Cameron Naficy Receives the University of Montana International Fund Award

January 03, 2011 - Cameron Naficy Receives the University of Montana International Fund Award ($700). Cameron will return to Patagonia to complete his research on the...

2010


Waleed Abdalati Named Chief Scientist at NASA

December 13, 2010 - NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden has selected Waleed Abdalati to serve as the agency's chief scientist effective Jan. 3 for a two-year...

Cameron Naficy Receives the Sigma Xi Grant

December 01, 2010 - Cameron Naficy Receives the Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research ($700). Cameron will return to Patagonia to complete his research on the...

Mark Williams Receives Funding for Niwot Ridge LTER Program

December 01, 2010 - Mark Williams received funding for the Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological Research Program 2011-2016: Tipping points in high-elevation ecosystems in...

Tom Veblen Receives CU-Boulder Outreach Award

November 11, 2010 - The CU-Boulder Outreach has awarded Professor Tom Veblen $5000 for an outreach project focusing on historical perspectives and ecological impacts of...

Gamma Theta Upsilon wins trivia bowl

October 04, 2010 - Proving that there is no better discipline for 'Jeopardy' training, the Geography Department's GTU (Gamma Theta Upsilon) team won first place at the...

CU Geography is ranked 2nd in nation

September 28, 2010 - The Geography Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder has been ranked 2nd in the country in the latest release of doctoral program...

Tom Veblen Receives NSF Funding to Study Fire and Climate Change

September 01, 2010 - Researchers from the University of Colorado will partner with colleagues at other schools to study fire and climate change in forests in the United...

Teresa Chapman Wins NSF Dissertation Award

June 21, 2010 - Teresa Chapman has been awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Award for 2010-2011 from the Geography and Spatial Sciences Program of the...

Geography Receives Two Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowships

June 21, 2010 - Andres Holz and Juan Paritsis, both of whom received CU Geography Ph.D.s in 2009, have received prestigious Chancellor’s Postdoctoral...

Water Resources Outreach in the Four-Corners Area of Colorado

June 08, 2010 - The CU-Boulder Outreach Committee has awarded Professor Mark Williams $5,000 for an outreach project focusing on Colorado's water resources....

Tom Veblen, Andres Holz and Juan Paritsis win NSF grant

May 01, 2010 - Professor Tom Veblen is PI and recent CU graduates Andres Holz and Juan Paritsis are Postdoctoral Research Associates on a new NSF award entitled...

Meredith Gartner wins NSF Dissertation Award

May 01, 2010 - Meredith Gartner has been awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Award for 2010-2011 from the Geography and Spatial Sciences Program of the...

Waleed Abdalati receives NASA funding to study polar ice sheets and sea level rise

April 12, 2010 - Waleed Abdalati was selected for funding under NASA’s Interdisciplinary Science solicitatation. Dr. Abdalati and colleagues from NASA Goddard...

Jeremy Smith wins Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship

April 01, 2010 - Jeremy Smith has been awarded a 2010-2011 Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the University of Colorado. Jeremy's research...

Jennifer Petrzelka Receives Prize for Best Student Paper at Hydrologic Sciences Symposium

April 01, 2010 - Grad student Jennifer Petrzelka was one of two winners of the 2010 student prize for best presentation at the Hydrologic Sciences Symposium hosted by...

Rory Cowie Receives Church Award

April 01, 2010 - Graduate student Rory Cowie receives Church award for best student presentation ($150) at the Western Snow Conference in Logan, Utah

Rowie Cowie Wins Best Student Presentation Award

April 01, 2010 - Grad student Rory Cowie won the Best Student Presentation award ($300) at the National Groundwater Association Annual Groundwater Summit, Denver CO,...

Ken Foote Elected President of AAG

March 04, 2010 - Professor Ken Foote has been elected President of the Association of American Geographers for the 2010-11 academic year. Congratulations Ken!

Julia Hicks Receives Hazel Schmoll Research Fellowship

March 01, 2010 - Julia Hicks Receives Hazel Schmoll Research Fellowship, CU Herbarium. The graduate student fellowships are awarded for the study of native Colorado...

Julia Hicks Receives Rocky Mountain National Park Research Grant

February 01, 2010 - Julia Hicks Receives Rocky Mountain National Park Research Grant. The National Park Service awards the grants for research in Rocky Mountain...

Early Career Workshop for new faculty and advanced doctoral students, 13-19 June 2010, Boulder CO

February 01, 2010 - Registration has begun for the 2010 Workshop of the Geography Faculty Development Alliance (GFDA). It will be held 13-19 at the University of...

Mark Williams Receives National Science Foundation GEO Grant

January 01, 2010 - Mark Williams receives National Science Foundation GEO grant: Developing a Methodology to Estimate Snow Depth from GPS Data; $380,051; 1/1/10-...

2009


CU-Boulder Contingent Set for Copenhagen Climate Conference

November 30, 2009 - A contingent from the University of Colorado at Boulder will be attending the United Nations climate conference in Copenhagen December 7 to...

Arctic Sea Ice Recovers Slightly in 2009, Remains on Downward Trend, Says CU Study

October 06, 2009 - Despite a slight recovery in summer Arctic sea ice in 2009 from record-setting low years in 2007 and 2008, the sea ice extent remains significantly...

Mark Williams receives National Science Foundation CMG Grant

September 01, 2009 - Mark Williams receives National Science Foundation CMG Grant: "Multiscale nonlinear domain decomposition method for modeling the impact of climate...

Adina Racoviteanu awarded a CIRES Graduate Student Fellowship for 2009-2010

March 23, 2009 - Seven Ph.D. students at CU-Boulder will have the unique opportunity to tackle exciting science questions with top researchers in their fields as part...

Roger Barry wins an Alexander von Humboldt Forschungspreis award

March 15, 2009 - Roger Barry was awarded a Humboldt Fellowship for Geophysics for 2009-10 and will spend mid-May - early November at the Glaciology Commission of the...

Liam Colgan awarded a CIRES Graduate Student Fellowship for 2009-2010

March 02, 2009 - Seven Ph.D. students at CU-Boulder will have the unique opportunity to tackle exciting science questions with top researchers in their fields as part...

2008


Tom Veblen elected AAAS Fellow for 2008

December 18, 2008 - Tom Veblen is one of four CU-Boulder faculty members who have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for...

2007


Mark Williams Receives National Science Foundation GEO Grant for Boulder Creek CZO

September 15, 2007 - Mark Williams receives NSF GEO: Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory: Weathered Profile Development in a Rocky Environment and Its Influence on...