The Geography Department engages in cutting-edge research across the breadth of the discipline. CU Boulder is one of the few geography programs to maintain an active research profile in most of Geography's subfields. Our faculty and graduate students bring in significant extramural funding from such national agencies as the National Science Foundation, the Fulbright Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Social Science Research Council, the National Institutes of Health, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA, the US Forest Service, the US Park Service, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and USAID. Many of our faculty also have research appointments in campus centers and institutes including IBS, INSTAAR, and CIRES. Faculty research interests can be found on individual faculty and graduate student pages, while recent research achievements are highlighted in our 'research news' list (right), along with recent theses and dissertations (below).
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Recent Theses & Dissertations
Scott Anderson, M.A. 2013. “Sediment Fluxes in a Changing Climate: Tahoma Creek Over Daily to Centennial Time-Scales ”
Ian Rowen, M.A. 2013. “Chinese Tourists in Taiwan: Tourism and State Territoriality ”
Chris Amante, M.A. 2012. “Accuracy of interpolated bathymetric digital elevation models ”
Jennifer Bartmess, M.A. 2012. “Securitization in Yemen, 2000-2010: Shifting Geographies of Political Contention ”
er rang Ga, Ph.D. 2012. “Alternative Development on the Tibetan Plateau: The Case of the Slaughter Renunciation Movement ”
Mike Gleason, M.A. 2012. “Modeling Pixel Level Error in Fine-Resolution Digital Elevation Models: A Regression-Based Approach ”
Glenn Grant, M.A. 2012. “An analysis of Greenland ice sheet albedo variability using 25 years of AVHRR polar pathfinder data ”
Abby Hickcox, Ph.D. 2012. “Open Space? Environmentalism and the Politics of Belonging in Boulder, Colorado ”
Edward Holland, Ph.D. 2012. “Buddhism in Post-Soviet Russia: The Geographic Contexts of 'Revival' ”
Jung Eun Hong, Ph.D. 2012. “Web-Based GIS for Middle School Teachers: Using Online Mapping Applications to Promote Teacher Adoption ”
Warren Jochem, M.A. 2012. “Child Mortality from Lower Respiratory Infections and the Effect of Arsenic-contaminated Drinking Water in Rural Bangladesh ”
Patrick Kelly, M.A. 2012. “Subsurface Evolution: Characterizing the physical and geochemical changes in weathered bedrock of Lower Gordon Gulch, Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory ”
Natalie Koch, Ph.D. 2012. “The City and the Steppe: Territory, Technologies of Government, and Kazakhstan's New Capital ”
Adam Levy, Ph.D. 2012. “Territory and Sovereignty in a Borderland: The Case of Moldova ”
Nathanael Martin, M.A. 2012. “Investigation of Multi-Decadal Outlet Glacier Surface Ice Velocities in Greenland ”
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May 22, 2013 - Tim Oakes was awarded a $230,272 grant from the National Science Foundation for the project "“Re-ordering public space, governing urban citizens:...
April 24, 2013 - A person searching through the massive expanse of data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau in search of details about a specific neighborhood may...
April 23, 2013 - Mark Williams does a radio interview for the National Science Foundation's Science360 Radio. The radio spot was part of the NSF Earth Day series....
April 16, 2013 - Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program featured in National Science Foundation (NSF) Discovery article.
March 01, 2013 - John O'Loughlin and his research team conduct an unprecedented study to determine if climate change plays a role in the continent's conflicts.
February 28, 2013 - Cameron has received a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement award from the National Science Foundation. This grant will support Cameron's...
February 18, 2013 - The National Academies Press recently released a report about the future geospatial workforce, commissioned by the National Geospatial-Intelligence...
December 07, 2012 - Gaping crevasses that penetrate upward from the bottom of the largest remaining ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula make it more susceptible to...
November 05, 2012 - Results of a new study show that episodes of reduced precipitation in the Southern Rocky Mountains, especially during the 2001-2002 drought, greatly...
October 22, 2012 - While a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder shows the risk of human conflict in East Africa increases somewhat with hotter...
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