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2019 Geographic Information Science Poster Competition Winners

1st Place Sophie Pitney and Carly Martinco
2nd Place Jeff Henderson
Honorable Mention Carly Martinco and Gabrielle Geller

Thanks to all who participated in making this a successful event.

Winners of the 2018 Map Competition

1st Place Ethan Fenelon
1st Place Matthew Peck
2nd Place Paul Lee
Honorable Mention Isabel Bauer



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Display of student work from John Kelly's "Great Cities" First Year Seminar  (FYS 100)

2019 Ryan M. Poehling Memorial Scholarship Recipient

The UWL Geography and Earth Science Department is pleased to announce the 2019 Ryan Michael Poehling Scholarship has been awarded to Ethan Lucas.  The Geography and Earth Science Department would like to congratulate Ethan on this outstanding achievement!


Past Recipients
2019 Ethan Lucas 2009 Brett Mittelstaedt
2018 Josie Talbert 2008 Martin Elmer
2017 Jackson Radenz 2007 Jameson Loesch
2016 Sofia Kozidis 2006 John Lauermann
2015 Justine Bula  2005 Nathan Koster   
2014 Jonas Rugtvedt 2004 Amber Minard 
2013 Steve Oxley 2003 Margaret Hollenhorst 
2012 Cody Mertens 2002 Jennifer Hauser 
2011 Alexander Wegner 2001 Scott Leis
2010 Benjamin Uphoff 

Geography and Earth Science has Joined LinkedIn

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Gtu1a.pngCongratulations to 3 new Gamma Theta Upsilon Members (GTU)

On May 8, the Geography and Earth Sciences Department initiated 3 new members to the international geographical honor society GTU.  This years inductees are Gabrielle Geller, Ethan Lucas and Chelsey Sloan pictured below and also with faculty members.



Celebration of Student Research and Creativity

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Geography & Earth Science kudos

Niti Mishra

Niti Mishra, Geography & Earth Science, co-authored the article "Greening and browning trends across Peru’s diverse environments" in Remote Sensing published on July 28 by MDPI.

Submitted on: July 31

Niti Mishra and Jackson Radenz

Niti Mishra, Geography & Earth Science, and Jackson Radenz, Geography and Earth Science, co-authored the article "Species-Level Vegetation Mapping in a Himalayan Treeline Ecotone Using Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Imagery" in "ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information" published on Nov. 18, 2018 by MDPI.

Submitted on: Nov. 19, 2018

John Kelly

John Kelly, Geography & Earth Science, co-authored the article "From Cognitive Maps to Transparent Static Web Maps: Tools for Indigenous Territorial Control in La Muskitia, Honduras" in "Cartographica" published on April 19, 2017 by University of Toronto Press. As indigenous groups claim a fundamental role in the governance and management of the territories they inhabit, the evolution of digital and web-based maps continues to offer tools that support these activities, while demonstrating to state governments, educators, and others the distinct indigenous concepts and practices. In this article, UWL Assistant Professor Kelly and his co-authors recount the pioneering participatory mapping work they have led with indigenous Miskitu, Tawahka, and Pech communities in Honduras. One of their maps is featured on the cover.

Submitted on: April 20, 2017