Geography and Earth Science faculty and students are constantly working on remarkable and innovative research. Below you can find some of the latest developments, from conference presentations to book publications!

Current Research Projects

  • La Crosse River Marsh Lead contamination study
  • Isle Royale National Park Lead contamination project
  • Mississippi River biological community
  • Working with USGS with automated feature extraction software recognition developing land covers, experimenting with software, goal, getting it to process wetland vegetation and delineate different landcovers as well as research Mississippi pools
  • Development of interactive web campus maps by students
  • Understanding the effects of climate on the ancient community of Aztalan, south-central Wisconsin
  • Mapping and modeling land use change in Ganges Delta Region, India
  • Wildlife conservation and community water access conflicts in Kenya
  • Hydroclimatic change since the last glacial period inferred from lake sediments, Upper Midwest, USA

Recent Publications

For recently published work from our faculty and staff, please see below.

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Chaudhuri, G., Mainali, K., & Mishra, N. (2021, March). Analyzing the dynamics of urbanization in Delhi National Capital Region in India using satellite image based time series analysis. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science. (Published: April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 20, 2021).

Kelly, J. (2021). In McCall, M. K., Napoletano, B., Boni, A., Rodriguez, T. R. (Ed.), Village-scale territorialities in eastern Campeche state, Mexico. Springer. (Submitted: March 31, 2020, Accepted: August 2020, Published: June 15, 2021).

Mishra, N., Miles, E., Chaudhuri, G., Mainali, K., Mal, S., Singh, P., & Tiruwa, B. (2021). Quantifying heterogeneous monsoonal melt on a debris-covered glacier in Nepal Himalaya using repeat uncrewed aerial system (UAS) photogrammetry. Journal of Glaciology, 1-17. doi:10.1017/jog.2021.96

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Kelly, John. (2020).Village-scale reserves in the forest frontier regions of Chenes and Calakmul, MexicoJournal of Land Use Science (2-3), 203-220. DOI: 10.1080/1747423X.2019.1648578

Polk, M.H., Mishra, N.B., Young, K.R., & Mainali, K. (2020, July 28). Greening and Browning Trends across Peru's Diverse EnvironmentsRemote Sensing, 12(15), 2418. DOI: 10.3390/rs12152418

Hassan, Mohammad Mehedy, Meshari S. Alenezi, and Ryan Z. Good. "Spatial pattern analysis of manufacturing industries in Keraniganj, Dhaka, Bangladesh." GeoJournal 85.1 (2020): 269-283. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10708-018-9961-5 

Tatum, Sam, Caley Feemster, Jennifer Heeth, Sabine Nix, Jeffrey Luvall, Robert Griffin, Ryan Z. Good, Ryan Marshman, Amanda Tomlinson, and Chiara Phillips. “Kenya Food Security & Agriculture II: Utilizing NASA Earth Observations to Enhance Drought Warning Systems and Develop Capacity to Use the RHEAS Model in Kenya.” NASA DEVELOP Technical Report. April 3, 2020.

Mishra, N., Chaudhuri, G., Mainali, K., Mal, S., Tiruwa, B., Singh, P. Quantifying melt dynamics on a debris-covered Himalayan glacier using repeated UAS photogrammetry derived DSM and point cloud differencing. Preprints 2020, 2020070555 (do: 10.20944/preprints202007.0555.v1).

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Belby, C., Fitzpatrick, F., Spigel, L. (2019). In Carson, E. C., Rawling, J. E., Daniels, J. M., Attig, J. W. (Ed.), Historic Changes to Floodplain Systems in the Driftless Area in Geological Society of America Special Paper 543 (pp. 28). Boulder, CO: Geological Society of America. (Submitted: May 13, 2019, Accepted: May 2019, Published: September 5, 2019).

Bunbury, J., Fisher, R. G., Blumenstein, T. (2019). Anthropogenic and climate change impacts on lake-water chemistry over the past 20 years, Upper Midwest, U.S.A.. Physical Geography, 41(20), 433-450. (Accepted: September 2019, Published: 2019).

Chaudhuri, G., and Clarke, K. C. (2019), Modeling an Indian megalopolis– a case study on adapting SLEUTH urban growth model. Computer, Environment, and Urban System, Vol – 77: XX-XX. (Submitted: 2019, Accepted: June 2019, Published: July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2019).

Chaudhuri, G.,and Foley, S. (2019), DSLEUTH: a distributed version of SLEUTH urban growth model, SpringSim-ANSS 2019, April 29-May 2, Tucson, AZ, USA; ©2019 Society for Modeling and Simulation (SCS) International

Adjei Adams, E., Sambu, D., & Smiley, S.L (2019). Urban water supply in Sub-Saharan Africa: historical and emerging policies and institutional arrangementsInternational Journal of Water Resources Development, 35:2, 240-263. DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2017.1423282

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Ryan, S.C., Belby, C.S., King Heiden, T.C., Haro, R., Ogorek, J., & Gerrish, G. (2018, October). The role of macroinvertebrates in the distribution of lead (Pb) within an urban marsh ecosystemHydrobiologia 827(1). DOI: 10.1007/s10750-018-3785-7

Olson, A.J., Cyphers, T., Gerrish, G., Belby, C.S., & King Heiden, T.C. (2018, August). Using morphological, behavioral, and molecular biomarkers in Zebrafish to assess the toxicity of lead-contaminated sediments from a retired trapshooting range within an urban wetlandJournal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Part A, 81(18), 1-15. DOI: 10.1080/15287394.2018.1506958

Amesbury, M. J., Booth, R. K., Roland, T. P., Bunbury, J., Clifford, M. J., Charman, D. J., Elliot, S., Finkelstein, S., Garneau, M., Hughes, P. D.M., Lamarre, A., Loisel, J., Mackay, H., Magnan, G., Markel, E. R., Mitchell, E. A.D., Payne, R. J., Pelletier, N., Roe, H., Sullivan, M. E., Swindles, G. T., Talbot, J., von Bellen, S., Warner, B. G. (2018). Towards a Holarctic synthesis of peatland testate amoeba ecology: development of a new continental-scale palaeohydrological transfer function for North America and comparison to European data. Quaternary Science Reviews, 201, 483-500. (Published: 2018).

Gallego-Sala, A. V., Charman, D. J., Brewer, S., Page, S. E., Prentice, C. I., Friedlingstein, P., Moreton, S., Bunbury, J. (2018). Latitudinal limits to the predicted increase of the peatland carbon sink with warming. Nature Climate Change, 8(10), 907-913. (Published: 2018).

Herlihy, P., Tappan, T., Kelly, J., Arias, L., Alfaro, M. (2018). Investigación Cartográfica Participativa (ICP) en el Territorio Indígena Alto Chirripó, 2015-2018 (Participatory Research Mapping in the Indigenous Territory of Alto Chirripó. 2017-18)). Lawrence, Kansas and San José, Costa Rica: University of Kansas, American Geographical Society, Asociación de Desarrollo Integral Reserva Indígena Cabecar Chirripó, and Univerdidad Nacional de Costa Rica. (Published: February 14, 2018).

Adams, Ellis & Sambu, Daniel & Smiley, Sarah. (2018). Urban water supply in Sub-Saharan Africa: historical and emerging policies and institutional arrangements. International Journal of Water Resources Development. 1-24. DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2017.1423282.

Mishra, N., Mainali, K. P., Shrestha, B. B., Radenz, J., Karki, D. (2018). Species-level Vegetation Mapping in a Himalayan Treeline Ecotone using Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Imagery. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 7(11), https://www.mdpi.com/2220-9964/7/11/445. (Accepted: November 2018, Published: November 14, 2018). https://www.mdpi.com/2220-9964/7/11/445

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Kelly, J., Herlihy, P., Tappan, T., Hilburn, A., & Fahrenbruch, M. (2017). From Cognitive Maps to Transparent Static Web Maps: Tools for Indigenous Territorial Control in La Muskitia, Honduras. Cartographica, 52(1) 1-19.

Kelly, J. (2017). In Jensen, D., Cowart, A., Powell, S., Roy, M., Sterling, C., Wachtel, M. (Ed.), Water Sources and  Uses on Individual and Common-Use Properties in Talea, Mexico. Oakland, California: Guerilla Cartography. (Submitted: November 16, 2016, Accepted: December 2016, Published: November 28, 2017).

Herlihy, P., Tappan, T., Kelly, J., Fahrenbruch, M., Aguilar, F. (2017). Investigación Cartográfica Participativa (ICP) en el Concejo Territorial Katainasta, 2014-2015 (Participatory Research Mapping in the Concejo Territorial of Katainasta, 2014-15)). Lawrence, Kansas and Tegucigalpa, Honduras: University of Kansas, American Geographical Society, Muskitia Asla Takanka, and Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán. (Published: March 23, 2017).

Mishra, Niti & Mainali, Kumar. (2017). Greening and browning of the Himalaya: Spatial patterns and the role of climatic change and human drivers. Science of The Total Environment. DOI: 587. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.02.156.

Chaudhuri, G.(2017), Simulating urban growth in South Asia: A SLEUTH Application, Proceedings of Geocomputation 2017, September 5 – 7, University of Leeds, UK.

Sambu, D. (2017). Wildlife Conservation in Kenya and Tanzania and Effects on Maasai Communities. FOCUS on Geography, 60. (Accepted: January 2017, Published: May 24, 2017). https://focusongeography.org/publications/photoessays/kenya/index.html

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Chaudhuri, G., Mishra, N. B. (2016). In Satpati, L. N. (Ed.), Relationship between changes in land cover and land surface temperature: A study of South Bengal, India. (Submitted: December 14, 2014, Published: October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2016).

Mishra, N.B., Mainali, K. A. & Crews, K. A. (2016, May). Modeling spatio-temporal variability in fires in semi-arid savannas: A satellite based assessment around Africa's largest protected area. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 25(7). DOI: 10.1071/WF15152 

Mishra, Niti. B. Chaudhuri, G. (2016). Spatially Variable Vegetation Greenness Trends in Uttarakhand Himalayas in Response to Environmental Drivers. In R.B. Singh, U. Schickoff, & S. Mal (Eds.), Climate Change, Glacier Response, and Vegetation Dynamics in the Himalaya (365-376). Springer International Publishing Switzerland. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28977-9_18

Hill, M. J., Zhou, Q., Sun, Q., Schaaf, C., Southworth, J., Mishra, N. B., Gibbes, C., Brandt, T., Crews, K. Dynamics of the relationship between NDVI and SWIR32 vegetation indices in Southern Africa: Implications for retrieval of fractional cover from MODIS data. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 37(6). (Accepted: February 2016).

Reyerson, P. E., Alexandre, A., Harutyunyan, A., Corbineau, R., Martinez De La Torre, H.A., Franz, B., Cattivelli, L., Santos, G. M. (2016). Unambiguous Evidence of old soil carbon in grass biosilica particles. Biogeosciences, 12, 1-41. (Submitted: June 19, 2015, Accepted: February 2016, Published: March 1, 2016). www.biogeosciences.net/13/1269/2016/

Mason, J. A., Jacobs, P. M., Gruley, K. E., Reyerson, P., Hanson, P. R. (2016). Parent material influence on soil response to vegetation change, Southeastern Minnesota, U.S.A.. Geoderma. (Submitted: November 15, 2015, Accepted: April 2016, Published: April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 19, 2016).

Sambu, D. K. (2016). Impact of global initiatives on drinking water access in Africa. To appear in African Geographical Review. (Accepted: December 2015, Published: February 25, 2016). http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19376812.2015.1133312

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Belby, C.S., Rivera, A., & Gerrish, G. (2015, January). Understanding ecosystem change in upper Mississippi River backwaters through geochemical and biological analyses of sediment coresRiver Systems: Integrating landscapes, catchment perspectives, ecology, management 23: 2-3. DOI: 10.1127/rs/2015/0102

Hargan, K., Ruhland, K., Paterson, A., Holmquist, J., MacDonald, G., Bunbury, J., Finkelstein, S., Smol, J. (2015). Long-term successional changes in peatlands of the Hudson Bay Lowlands inferred by the ecological dynamics of multiple proxies. The Holocene, 25(1), 92-107. (Published: 2015).

Chaudhuri, G. & Clarke, K.C. (2015, February 1). On the Spatiotemporal Dynamics of the Coupling between Land Use and Road Networks: Does Political History Matter? Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, 42(1), 133-156. DOI: 10.1068/b39089

Chaudhuri, G., Mishra, N. Spatio-temporal dynamics of land cover and land surface temperature in Ganges-Brahmaputra delta: A comparative analysis between India and Bangladesh. Applied Geography, 68, 68-83. (Submitted: October 2015, Accepted: January 2016).

Mishra, Niti & Crews, Kelley & Neeti, Neeti & Meyer, Thoralf & Young, Kenneth. (2015). MODIS derived vegetation greenness trends in African Savanna: Deconstructing and localizing the role of changing moisture availability, fire regime and anthropogenic impact. Remote Sensing of Environment. DOI: 169. 192-204. 10.1016/j.rse.2015.08.008.

Dutta, S., and Chaudhuri, G. (2015), Mapping Environmentally Sensitive Areas of Rajasthan in Western India, Geographical Review, Vol. 105 (4): 441-461

Mishra, N. B., and Chaudhuri, G.(2015), Spatio-temporal Analysis of Trends in Seasonal Vegetation Productivity across Uttarakhand, Indian Himalayas, 2000-2014, Applied Geography, Vol. 56, pp. 29-41.

Alexandre, A., I., B.-D., T., D., D., B., J.C., M., Reyerson, P., G.M., S. (2015). New highlights of phytolith structure and occluded carbon location: 3-D X-ray microscopy and NanoSIMS results. Biogeosciences, 12, 863-873. (Submitted: August 29, 2014, Accepted: October 2014, Published: February 12, 2015). www.biogeosciences.net/12/863/2015/

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Hargan, K.E., Rühland, K.M., Paterson, A.M., Holmquist, J., MacDonald, G.M., Bunbury, J., ... Smol, J.P. (2014, December 9). Long-term successional changes in peatlands of the Hudson Bay Lowlands, Canada inferred from the ecological dynamics of multiple proxiesThe Holocene, 25(1), 92-107. DOI: 10.1177/0959683614556384

Perroy, R.L., Belby, C.S., & Mertens, C.J. (2014). Mapping and modeling three dimensional lead contamination in the wetland sediments of a former trap-shooting rangeScience of the Total Environment, 487: 72-81. 

Loisel, J., Yu, Z., Beilman, D.W., Camill, P., Alm, J., Amesbury, M.J., Anderson, D., Andersson, S., Bochicchio, C., Barber, K., Belyea, L.R., Bunbury, J., ...Zhou, W. (2014, July 3). A database and synthesis of northern peatland soil properties and Holocene carbon and nitrogen accumulationThe Holocene, 24(9), 1028-1042.  DOI: 10.1177/0959683614538073

Finkelstein, S.A., Bunbury, J., Gajewski, K., Wolfe, A.P., Adams, J.K., & Devlin, J.E. (2014, April). Evaluating diatom-derived Holocene pH reconstructions for Arctic lakes using an expanded 171-lake training setJournal of Quaternary Science 29(3): 249-260. DOI: 10.1002/jqs.2697

Gajewski, K., Bunbury, J., Ayotte, N., Vetter, M. (2014). Paleoenvironmental studies in the southwest Yukon. in KLRS 50th Anniversary Issue Arctic, 1-13. (Published: 2014).

O'Reilly, B. C., Finkelstein, S. A., Bunbury, J. (2014). Pollen-derived paleovegetation reconstruction and long-term carbon accumulation at a fen site in the Attawapiskat River watershed, Hudson Bay Lowlands, Canada. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, 46(1), 6-18. (Accepted: May 2013, Published: 2014).

Chaudhuri G., Oxley S., Wenzlaff S. (2014). Mapping Spatiotemporal Patterns of Liquor Law Violation Citations During Oktoberfest in College Town of La Crosse, Wisconsin. In: Elmes G., Roedl G., Conley J. (eds) Forensic GIS (201-220). Geotechnologies and the Environment, vol 11. Springer, Dordrecht. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-8757-4_10

Chaudhuri, G., Clarke, K. C. (2014). Temporal accuracy of urban growth modeling: A study of SLEUTH application. Transactions in GIS, 18(2), 302 - 320. (Published: 2014).

Chaudhuri, G., Clarke, K. C. (2014). On the Spatiotemporal Dynamics of the Coupling between Land Use and Road Networks: Does Political History Matter?. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science. (Submitted: May 31, 2012, Accepted: November 2013, Published: 2014).

Chaudhuri, G., Clarke, K. C. (2013). How does land use policy modify urban growth? A case study of the Italo- Slovenian border. Journal of Land Use Science, 8(4), 443 - 465. (Published: 2013).

Chaudhuri, G., Clarke, K. C. (2013). The SLEUTH Land Use Change Model: A Review. The International Journal of Environmental Resources Research, 1(1), 88 - 105. (Published: 2013).

Mishra, Niti & Chaudhuri, Gargi. (2014). Spatio-temporal Analysis of Trends in Seasonal Vegetation Productivity Across Uttarakhand, Indian Himalayas, 2000-2014. Applied Geography. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.10.007.

Muehlenhaus, I. (2014). Web Cartography: Map Design for the Web and Mobile Devices (pp. Approx. 250 pages). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press (Engineering Division). (Submitted: February 15, 2013, Accepted: March 2013, Published: January (1st Quarter/Winter) 15, 2014).

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Ahmed, R., D. M. S. A. P. G. a. E. S. U. o. R. R. B. (2013). (Accepted for publication) Increasing Occurrences of Winter Fog in Bangladesh:   A Case of Man-made Weather Modification. To appear in Geographical Review of India. (Accepted: April 2013, Published: June 2013).

Bunbury, J., Gajewski, K. (2013). Effects of the White River ash event on aquatic environments, southwest Yukon Territory, Canada. Arctic, 66(1), 17-31. (Published: 2013).

Chaudhuri, G. & Clarke, K.C. (2013, September 12). Temporal Accuracy in Urban Growth Forecasting: A Study Using the SLEUTH ModelTransactions in GIS 18(2): 302-320. DOI: 10.1111/tgis.12047

Muehlenhaus, I. (2013). The Design and Composition of Persuasive Maps. To appear in Cartography and Geographic Information Sciences (CaGIS). (Submitted: September 20, 2011, Accepted: February 2013, Published: November 2013).

Sambu, D., Tarhule, A. (2013). Institutional water reforms in Kenya: an analytical review. Water Policy, 15, 777-793. (Accepted: March 2013, Published: September 10, 2013).

Sambu, D., Tarhule, A. (2013). Progress of water service providers in meeting millennium development goals in Kenya. African Geographical Review, 32(2), 105-124. (Accepted: March 2013, Published: August 2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19376812.2013.790643

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Belby, C. (2012). Analysis of sedimentation from a small magnitude upper Mississippi River flood. Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences, 35, 153-162. (Accepted: July 2012, Published: November 2012).

Bunbury, J. (2012). Distribution of freshwater ostracods in the Canadian North and implications for palaeoclimate reconstructions in Ostracoda as proxies for Quaternary climate change (vol. 17, pp. 117-129). Amsterdam: Elsevier. (Published: 2012).

Muehlenhaus, I. (2012). If Looks Could Kill: The Impact of Rhetorical Styles on Persuasive Geocommunication. To appear in The Cartographic Journal, 49(4), 361-375. (Published: December 2012).

Perroy, R., Bookhagen, B., Chadwick, O., Howarth, J. (2012). Holocene and Anthropocene landscape change: arroyo formation on Santa Cruz Island, California. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 102(6), http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00045608.2012.715054. (Submitted: July 26, 2011, Accepted: June 2012, Published: September 17, 2012).

Recent Presentations

For recently presented work from our faculty and staff, please see below.

NOTE: * indicates a student co-author.

 
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Niti Mishra, Geography & Earth Science, presented "Fine-scale characterization of vegetation phenology in a North American Prairie using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) imagery" at Wisconsin Space Conference on Friday, Aug. 13 online.

Gargi Chaudhuri, Geography & Earth Science, presented "Panel Discussion: Urban Planning and Resilience during the Global Pandemic" at American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting on April 9 online.

Niti Mishra, Geography and Earth Science, presented "The Potential of Satellite Remote Sensing for Delineating Coldwater Streams in the Driftless Region of NE Iowa" at The Mississippi River Research Consortium on Friday, April 23 online.

Chalberg, A. (Co-Author/Co-Presenter), Theisen, S. (Co-Author), Strauss, E. A. (Co-Author), Mishra, N. (Co-Author), Siepker, M., Annual Meeting of the Mississippi River Research Consortium, Mississippi River Research Consortium, Online, "Air and Water Temperature Relationships in Trout Streams of Northeastern Iowa", Regional, http://m-r-r-c.org/Proceedings/2021MRRCProgram_v3_Final.pdf, Poster, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 2021).

Mishra, N. (Presenter & Author), Siepker, M. (Co-Author), Simmons, G. (Co-Author), Strauss, E. (Co-Author), Mississippi River Research Consortium (MRRC) Annual Meeting 2021, online, "The Potential of Satellite Remote Sensing for Deliniating Coldwater Stremes in the Driftless Region of NE Iowa", Regional, http://m-r-r-c.org/Proceedings/2021MRRCProgram_v3_Final.pdf, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 23, 2021, Date Accepted: April 1, 2021, Date Submitted: March 11, 2021).

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Mori, D*. (Presenter & Author), Bunbury, J. (Co-Author), West Lakes Division of the American Association of Geographers 2020 Annual Meeting, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (virtual), "Particle size analysis of a sediment core from Mud Lake, southeast Wisconsin", Regional, Poster, published in proceedings, Abstract. (Date Presented: November 13, 2020).

Prill, T*. (Presenter & Author), Bunbury, J. (Co-Author), West Lakes Division of the American Association of Geographers 2020 Annual meeting, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (virtual), "Loss-on ignition to derive organic and carbonate content of a lake sediment core, southeast Wisconsin", Regional, Poster, published in proceedings, Abstract. (Date Presented: November 13, 2020). Poster awarded first place at the conference.

Chaudhuri, G., Annual Meeting of American Association of Geographers 2021, Regional Development and Planning Speciality Group, Virtual, "RDPSG Signature Panel: Urban Planning and Resilience during the Global Pandemic", International, https://aag-meetings.secure-platform.com/a/Error/BadRequest?aspxerrorpath=/a/solicitations/13/sessiongallery/schedule/items/565%253C/a, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, Paper, Invited. (Date Presented: April 9, 2021, Date Submitted: October 2020).

Kelly, J., West Lakes Division of the American Association of Geographers annual meeting, Edwardsville, Illinois (virtual), "Predicting zoonotic pathogen spillover at Latin American forest margins from cultural landscape patterns", Regional, http://, Oral Presentation, Paper, Accepted. (Date Presented: November 13, 2020, Date Accepted: November 3, 2020, Date Submitted: October 24, 2020).

Mishra, N. (Presenter & Author), Fall meeting of Water@UW-Madison, Water@UW-Madison, Virtual, "Environmental monitoring research using Unmanned Aerial Systems at UW-La Crosse", Regional, https://water.wisc.edu/, Oral Presentation, Abstract, Invited. (Date Presented: December 11, 2020, Date Submitted: December 11, 2020).

Mishra, N. (Presenter & Author), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Webinar, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Online via WEBEX, "Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for Integrated Vegetation Management on ROW: Potential and Limitations", National, https://epri.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/epri/recording/play/4a72c692b30d4ddb818fb2ed3a3797fe, Oral Presentation, Abstract, Invited. (Date Presented: August 21, 2020, Date Accepted: August 15, 2020, Date Submitted: August 1, 2020).

Seipker, M. (Co-Author/Co-Presenter), Mishra, N. (Co-Author/Co-Presenter), Strauss, E. (Co-Author), Chalberg, A., Driftless  Symposium 2020, TUDARE, La Crosse, WI, "Space: the final frontier for stream classification", Regional, http://, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, Abstract, Invited. (Date Presented: February 4, 2020, Date Accepted: February 2, 2020, Date Submitted: January 31, 2020).

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Belby, C. (Presenter & Author), Pavlowsky, R. (Co-Author), Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee 75th Annual Meeting, Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee, La Crosse, WI, "Sediment contamination in the Galena and Mississippi Rivers from lead and zinc mining in southwest Wisconsin", Regional, Oral Presentation, Invited. (Date Presented: March 19, 2019).

Sloan, C.* (Presenter & Author), Hickinbotham, M.* (Co-Author), Bunbury, J., Belby, C. (Co-Author), Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium, Viterbo University, La Crosse, "Collection & Initial Description of Sediment Core from Mud Lake in Jefferson County, WI", Regional, https://www.viterbo.edu/undergraduate-research/seven-rivers-undergraduate-research-symposium, Poster, published in proceedings, Abstract. (Date Presented: November 15, 2019).

Hickinbotham, M.* (Presenter & Author), Sloan, C.* (Co-Author), Bunbury, J. (Co-Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium, Viterbo University, La Crosse, "Organic and carbonate content from a lake sediment core, south central Wisconsin", Regional, https://www.viterbo.edu/undergraduate-research/seven-rivers-undergraduate-research-symposium, Poster, published in proceedings, Abstract. (Date Presented: November 15, 2019).

Sloan, C.* (Presenter & Author), Hickinbotham, M.* (Co-Author), Bunbury, J. (Co-Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), West Lakes Division of the American Association of Geographers 2019 Annual Meeting, American Association of Geographers, Cedar Falls, Iowa, "Collection & Initial Description of Sediment Core from Mud Lake in Jefferson County, WI", Regional, https://wldaag.uni.edu/sites/default/files/2019wldaag_poster_abstracts.pdf, Poster, published in proceedings, Abstract. (Date Presented: October 25, 2019).

Hickinbotham, M.* (Co-Author), Sloan, C.* (Presenter & Author), Bunbury, J. (Co-Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), West Lakes Division of the American Association of Geographers 2019 Annual Meeting, American Association of Geographers, Cedar Falls, Iowa, "Organic and Carbonate Content from a Lake Sediment Core, South Central Wisconsin", Regional, https://wldaag.uni.edu/sites/default/files/2019wldaag_poster_abstracts.pdf, Poster, published in proceedings, Abstract. (Date Presented: October 25, 2019).

Pavlowsky, R. (Presenter & Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Upper Midwest Stream Restoration Symposium, Partnership for River Restoration and Science in the Upper Midwest, La Crosse, WI, "Historical mining and watershed-scale sediment  contamination in the Galena and Mississippi Rivers, WI-IL: Restoration effectiveness and potential for recovery (Part 1)", Regional, http://prrsum.umn.edu/symposium/2019-upper-midwest-stream-restoration-symposium, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, peer-reviewed/refereed, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 26, 2019, Date Accepted: December 6, 2018, Date Submitted: October 31, 2018).

Belby, C. (Presenter & Author), Pavlowsky, R. (Co-Author), Upper Midwest Stream Restoration Symposium, Partnership for River Restoration and Science in the Upper Midwest, La Crosse, WI, "Historical mining and watershed-scale sediment contamination in the Galena and Mississippi Rivers, WI-IL: restoration effectiveness and potential for recovery (Part 2)", Regional, http://prrsum.umn.edu/symposium/2019-upper-midwest-stream-restoration-symposium, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, peer-reviewed/refereed, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 26, 2019, Date Accepted: December 6, 2018, Date Submitted: October 31, 2018).

Belby, C. (Presenter & Author), Pavlowsky, R. (Co-Author), Peters, C.* (Co-Author), Bunbury, J. (Co-Author), Mississippi River Research Consortium Annual Meeting, La Crosse, WI, "Historical Mining and Watershed-Scale Sediment Contamination in the Galena and Mississippi Rivers", Regional, http://m-r-r-c.org/Proceedings/2019_MRRC_proceedings.pdf, Poster, published in proceedings, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 24, 2019).

Drost, E. (Presenter & Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Haro, R. J. (Co-Author), Research in the Rotunda, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, "Evaluating Techniques for Mapping Large Woody Debris in the Upper Mississippi River", https://www.wisconsin.edu/research-in-the-rotunda/download/RITR-program-2019_web.pdf, Poster, published in proceedings, Abstract. (Date Presented: April 17, 2019).

Berlin, C. J. (Presenter & Author), 21st Annual UWL Conference on Teaching and Learning, CATL, UWL, UWL, "Embedding Undergraduate Research into an Upper Level Geography Course", Local, http://, Poster, Abstract. (Date Presented: August 26, 2019).

Cortina Aguilera, Y., Bocco, G., Kelly, J., West Lakes Division of the American Association of Geographers annual meeting, Cedar Falls, Iowa, "Terracing for soil restoration and drought adaptation in the Mapimí Biosphere Reserve, Mexico", Regional, http://, Oral Presentation, Accepted. (Date Presented: October 26, 2019).

Kelly, J., American Association of Geographers (AAG) annual meeting, Washington, DC, "Flows and divisions in the Selva Maya, from sacbeob to the Maya Train", International, https://www2.aag.org/aagannualmeeting/AAGAnnualMeeting/AAG2019DC.aspx, Oral Presentation, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 7, 2019).

Mishra, N., Driftless Symposium 2019, Wisconsin DNR, USGS UMWESC, La Crosse, WI, "Ecological monitoring using Unmanned Aerial Systems: Potential and Challenges", Regional, http://www.darestoration.com/Symposium.html, Oral Presentation, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: March 19, 2019, Date Accepted: March 5, 2019, Date Submitted: March 1, 2019).

Mishra, N., Seven Rivers Safety Conference 2019, City of La Crosse, La Crosse, "Safety procedures for drone surveys", Regional, https://www.sgsgalson.com/event/city-la-crosse-safety-conference/, Oral Presentation. (Date Presented: March 13, 2019).

2018 expanding section

Fitzpatrick, F. (Presenter & Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Theis, L. (Co-Author), Sixth Annual Workshop on Science for Trout Stream Restoration, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, La Crosse, WI, "Driftless Area Landscape and Hydrology", Regional, http://, Oral Presentation, Invited. (Date Presented: October 23, 2018).

Pavlowsky, R. T. (Co-Author), Belby, C. (Presenter & Author), Bunbury, J. (Co-Author), King, D. A. (Co-Author), Lecce, S. A. (Co-Author), Peters, C.* (Co-Author), Mississippi River Research Consortium Annual Meeting, La Crosse, Wisconsin, "Historical Mining Influence on High Sediment Zinc and Lead Concentrations in Harris Slough, Mississippi River Near Galena, Illinois", Regional, http://m-r-r-c.org/Proceedings/2018_MRRC_proceedings.pdf, Poster, published in proceedings, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 26, 2018).

Belby, C. (Presenter & Author), Gerrish, G. (Co-Author), Radke, K.* (Co-Author), American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, American Association of Geographers, New Orleans, LA, "Habitat Mapping in Belize's Barrier Reef Ecosystem", International, http://, Poster, published in proceedings, Abstract. (Date Presented: April 13, 2018).

Belby, C. (Presenter & Author), Gerrish, G. (Co-Author), 23rd Annual UWL Faculty Research Day, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, La Crosse, WI, "Using Low-Cost Sonar for Habitat Mapping in Belize's Barrier Reef", Local, http://, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: January 19, 2018).

Berlin, C. J., West Lakes Meeting of the AAG, American Association of Geographers, La Crosse, WI, "Prairie Springs Science Center Geography Labs Demos", Regional, http://, Oral Presentation, Accepted. (Date Presented: November 2, 2018).

Bunbury, J. (Presenter & Author), Fisher, R. G. (Co-Author), Blumenstein, T. (Co-Author), Joint meeting of the Canadian and American Quaternary Associations, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, "Using the Neotoma Database to Identify Response and Recovery of Lake Ecosystems to Anthropogenic Impacts", International, https://www.quaternary2018.com/, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: August 9, 2018).

Peters, C.* (Presenter & Author), Bunbury, J. (Co-Author), Munoz, S. (Co-Author), Joint meeting of the Canadian and American Quaternary Associations, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, "Climate change and the northern expansion and contraction of Mississippian peoples at Aztalan, A.D. 1000-1250", International, https://www.quaternary2018.com/, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: August 8, 2018).

Peters, C.* (Presenter & Author), Bunbury, J. (Co-Author), Mississippi River Research Consortium Annual Meeting, La Crosse, Wisconsin, "Analysis of a Sediment Core from a Lake in the Upper Mississippi River Basin", Regional, http://m-r-r-c.org/Proceedings/2018_MRRC_proceedings.pdf, Poster, published in proceedings, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 26, 2018).

Bunbury, J. (Presenter & Author), Fisher, R. G. (Co-Author), Blumenstein, T. (Co-Author), Mississippi River Research Consortium Annual Meeting, La Crosse, WI, "Aquatic ecosystem response to anthropogenic change within lakes in the Upper Mississippi River Watershed", Regional, http://m-r-r-c.org/Proceedings/2018_MRRC_proceedings.pdf, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 26, 2018).

Chaudhuri, G., Sen, S., West Lakes AAG 2018, West Lakes Division AAG, UW-La Crosse, "Spatio-temporal analysis of violent crime", Regional, http://, Oral Presentation, Abstract. (Date Submitted: November 2, 2018).

Molls, M.* (Presenter & Author), Chaudhuri, G. (Co-Author), West Lakes AAG 2018, West Lakes Division of the American Association of Geographers, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, "Developing a Social Deprivation Index", Regional, http://, Poster, published in proceedings, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: November 3, 2018).

Chaudhuri, G., Mishra, N. (Co-Author), Mainali, K. P. (Co-Author), AAG Annual Meeting 2018, American Association of Geographers, New Orleans, LA, "Mapping land change trajectory in the Delhi National Capital Region, India using the Breaks for Additive Seasonal and Trend Method", International, http://, Poster, published in proceedings, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 12, 2018, Date Submitted: November 2017).

Cravins, G. G. (Author Only), West Lakes Meeting., West Lakes Division of the American Association of Geographers, La Crosse Wisconsin, "An Examination of the Health Care Systems of France, Japan and Italy in View of the Major Health Care Delivery Issues of the United States", International, http://, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, Paper, Accepted. (Date Presented: November 2, 2018, Date Accepted: October 15, 2018, Date Submitted: September 10, 2018).

Kelly, J. (Discussant), Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers (CLAG), San José, Costa Rica, "Participatory Mapping/GIS and Data Governance", International, http://clag2018costarica.ku.edu/program, Oral Presentation, Invited. (Date Presented: May 15, 2018).

Kelly, J. (Presenter & Author), Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers (CLAG), San José, Costa Rica, "Forests and Farms: Claims to Territory among Old and New Villages in Eastern Campeche State, Mexico", International, http://clag2018costarica.ku.edu/program, Oral Presentation. (Date Presented: May 15, 2018, Date Accepted: March 21, 2018, Date Submitted: February 24, 2018).

MacIntyre, A. (Co-Author), Kelly, J. (Co-Author), UW System Annual Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, Green Bay, Wisconsin, "Forest Cover Change in Tropical Mexico: Comparing Traditional Mayan and Commercial-agriculture Mennonite Communities", State, http://, Poster, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 13, 2018).

Mishra, N., Kickapoo Valley Reserve Winter Festival 2018, Kickapoo Valley Reserve, Kickapoo Valley Reserve, "Drone technology for ecological monitoring of protected areas in the mid-west", State, http://kvr.state.wi.us/Home, Oral Presentation, Invited. (Date Presented: January 13, 2018, Date Accepted: 2018, Date Submitted: 2018).

Mishra, N., River Studies Center Meeting with Chinese Delegates, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 2018, River Studies Center, UW-La Crosse, La Crosse, "Accessing Dredged Sediment Volume in the Mississippi river using Unmanned Aerial System Photogrammetry’", Regional, http://, Oral Presentation. (Date Presented: August 6, 2018).

Mishra, N., GEOBIA conference 2018, Montpellier, France, "Hierarchical Object Based Image Analysis of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) imagery for species level mapping of Himalayan treeline vegetation", International, http://. (Date Presented: June 21, 2018).

Mishra, N., USACE St. Paul District 2018 Forestry Meeting, USACE St. Paul District, US Fisah and Wildlife: Onalaska, "UAS remote sensing for monitoring wetland plant communities in Upper Midwest: The case of semi-automatically detecting invasive Purple loosestrife", Regional, http://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/, Oral Presentation, Invited. (Date Presented: March 28, 2018, Date Accepted: March 16, 2018, Date Submitted: March 15, 2018).

Mishra, N., West Lake Division of the Association of American Geographers meeting 2018, La Crosse, "The Potential and Challenges of Drones for Species Level Mapping of Vegetation", Regional, http://, published in proceedings, Abstract. (Date Presented: November 1, 2018, Date Accepted: October 15, 2018, Date Submitted: October 1, 2018).

Polk, M. (Presenter & Author), Mishra, N. (Co-Author), Young, K. R. (Co-Author), Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting 2019, Association of American Geographers, Washington D C, "Near universal greening trends across Peru’s diverse environments", International, http://news.aag.org/event/aag-annual-meeting-washington-dc-2019/, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Submitted: October 17, 2018).

Mishra, N. B. (Presenter & Author), Association of American Geographers 2018, New Orleans, "The potential of UAS imagery for genus level mapping of high elevation mountain vegetation", International, http://, Poster, published in proceedings, Abstract. (Date Presented: April 4, 2018, Date Accepted: February 11, 2018, Date Submitted: November 25, 2017).

Reyerson, P., West Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers, UWL Department of Geography & Earth Science, La Crosse, WI, "Phytolith content in soils of the Columbia Basin, USA: New results", Regional, https://www.uwlax.edu/conted/wldaag/, Oral Presentation, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: November 3, 2018, Date Accepted: October 4, 2018, Date Submitted: October 4, 2018).

Higgins, M. (Leader), Sambu, D. (Leader), West Lakes Division of the American Association of Geographers, La Crosse, "Driftless Region - Geology and Agriculture", http://, Invited. (Date Presented: November 3, 2018, Date Accepted: September 2018).

Sambu, D., 2018 American Association of Geographers annual meeting, American Association of Geographers (AAG), New Orleans, LA, "Wildlife conservation in Kenya and Tanzania and effects on Maasai communities", International, https://aag.secure-abstracts.com/AAG%20Annual%20Meeting%202018/sessions-gallery/10956, Oral Presentation, Paper, published elsewhere, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 13, 2018, Date Submitted: February 10, 2018).

Sambu, D., 23rd Annual Faculty Research Day, Office of Research and Sponsored programs- UWL, UWL, "Urban Water Supply in Sub-Saharan Africa: Historical and Emerging Policies and Institutional Arrangements", Local, https://www.uwlax.edu/globalassets/offices-services/grants/fred-brochure-2018_long-version.pdf, Oral Presentation, Paper, published elsewhere, Accepted. (Date Presented: January 19, 2018, Date Submitted: December 18, 2017).

Sambu, D. (Chair), 2018 annual meeting of West Lakes Division of the American Association of Geographers (WLDAAG), WLAAG, UW-L La Crosse, Regional, https://www.uwlax.edu/conted/wldaag/field-trips/, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, peer-reviewed/refereed, Paper, Accepted. (Date Presented: November 3, 2018, Date Submitted: November 3, 2018).

2017 expanding section

Radke, K.* (Presenter & Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Celebration of Student Research and Creativity, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, La Crosse, WI, "Habitat Mapping in the Belize Barrier Reef Using Sonar", Local, https://www.uwlax.edu/globalassets/offices-services/urc/presenting/celebration_2017_book.pdf, Poster, published in proceedings, Abstract. (Date Presented: April 20, 2017).

Bunbury, J. (Presenter & Author), Gerrish, G. (Co-Author), Belby, C., International Symposium on Ostracoda, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, "Freshwater ostracode response to anthropogenic disturbance inferred from a backwater lake of the upper Mississippi River, U.S.A.", International, https://iso18.eemb.ucsb.edu/sites/iso18.eemb.ucsb.edu/files/docs/third_circular_iso-18-8-26_0.pdf, Poster, published in proceedings, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: August 2017, Date Accepted: July 2017, Date Submitted: May 2017).

Bunbury, J., Belby, C., Gerrish, G., 18th International Symposium on Ostracoda, Santa Barbara, California, "Freshwater ostracode response to anthropogenic disturbance inferred from a backwater lake of the upper Mississippi River, U.S.A.", International, https://iso18.eemb.ucsb.edu/sites/iso18.eemb.ucsb.edu/files/docs/third_circular_iso-18-8-26_0.pdf, Poster, published in proceedings, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: August 30, 2017).

Bunbury, J. (Presenter & Author), Fisher, R. G. (Co-Author), Blumenstein, T. (Co-Author), Minding Our Waters: Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention, Wisconsin Lakes, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, "Observed changes in water chemistry at 13 lakes in Wisconsin over the past 25 years", State, http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/UWEXLakes/Pages/programs/convention/2017/default.aspx, Poster, published in proceedings, peer-reviewed/refereed, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 6, 2017, Date Accepted: March 13, 2017).

Larson, M.* (Co-Author), DeShaney, J.* (Co-Author), Chaudhuri, G. (Co-Author), NCUR 2017, University of Memphis, TN, "Comparative Analysis of Violent Crime Events in Milwaukee and Chicago", National, http://, Poster. (Date Presented: April 6, 2017).

Chaudhuri, G., International Conference on GeoComputation, University of Leeds, UK, "Simulating Urban Growth in South Asia: SLEUTH Model Application", International, http://www.geocomputation.org/2017/conference/, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, peer-reviewed/refereed, Paper, Invited. (Date Presented: September 6, 2017, Date Accepted: May 25, 2017, Date Submitted: April 10, 2017).

Chaudhuri, G., AAG Annual Meeting 2017, AAG, Boston, MA, "Modeling urban growth in Eastern India using  SLEUTH land use model", International, http://, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 8, 2017).

Meckstroth, J.* (Co-Author), Chaudhuri, G. (Co-Author), AAG Annual Meeting, AAG, Boston, MA, "The Effect of Food Deserts on Obesity Rates", International, http://, Poster, published in proceedings, Abstract. (Date Presented: April 6, 2017).

Kelly, J. (Moderator), Annual Conference of the North Central Council of Latin Americanists, North Central Council of Latin Americanists (NCCLA), Madison, Wisconsin, Regional, http://uwm.edu/clacs/wp-content/uploads/sites/329/2016/06/NCCLA-2017-Schedule-revised-eve-9_28_17.pdf, Invited. (Date Presented: October 8, 2017).

Kelly, J. (Presenter & Author), Annual Conference of the North Central Council of Latin Americanists, North Central Council of Latin Americanists (NCCLA), Madison, Wisconsin, "Teaching human geography to students who’ve never traveled far", Regional, http://uwm.edu/clacs/wp-content/uploads/sites/329/2016/06/NCCLA-2017-Schedule-revised-eve-9_28_17.pdf, Oral Presentation, Accepted. (Date Presented: October 7, 2017, Date Accepted: July 7, 2017, Date Submitted: June 29, 2017).

Kelly, J., GWS Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites, George Wright Society, Norfolk, Virginia, "Local Protected Areas and Payments for Environmental Services in Calakmul, Mexico", International, http://www.georgewright.org/gws2017, Poster, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 4, 2017, Date Accepted: October 11, 2016, Date Submitted: September 28, 2016).

Kelly, J., Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers (CLAG), New Orleans, Louisiana, "Local Protected Areas and Payments for Environmental Services in Calakmul, Mexico", International, http://clagscholar.org/conferences/new-orleans-2017/, Oral Presentation, Paper, Accepted. (Date Presented: January 4, 2017, Date Accepted: October 10, 2016, Date Submitted: September 29, 2016).

Zach, W. (Co-Presenter), Mishra, N. (Co-Presenter), Brice Prairie Conservation Association Meeting, Brice Prairie Conservation Association, Brice Prairie, WI, "Semi-automatically mapping invasive purple loosestrife using Unmanned Aerial Systems", State, http://kvr.state.wi.us/Home, Oral Presentation, Invited. (Date Presented: November 14, 2017, Date Accepted: 2017, Date Submitted: 2017).

Mishra, N., Wisconsin Space Conference 2017, La Crosse, WI, "Drone for teaching and resarch at UW-La Crosse", Regional, https://spacegrant.carthage.edu/conference/, Oral Presentation, Invited. (Date Presented: August 11, 2017, Date Accepted: August 2017, Date Submitted: August 2017).

Mishra, N. B. (Presenter & Author), Kathmandu, Nepal, "Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for ecological research in the Himalayas: Potential and Challenges", Local, http://, Oral Presentation, Abstract. (Date Presented: June 21, 2017, Date Accepted: June 21, 2017, Date Submitted: June 21, 2017).

Mishra, N., Faculty Research Day, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, "How has climatic variability and human activities impacted vegetation productivity patterns in the Himalayas?", Local, http://, Oral Presentation, Accepted. (Date Presented: January 23, 2017).

Mishra, N. B. (Presenter & Author), Association of American Geographers 2017, Boston, MA, "Monotonic and interrupted trends of vegetation greening and browning in the Himalaya: Spatial patterns and the role of climatic change and human drivers", International, http://, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, Abstract. (Date Presented: April 7, 2017, Date Accepted: February 11, 2017, Date Submitted: November 25, 2016).

2016 expanding section

Belby, C., Gerrish, G. (Co-Author), University of Illinois - Department of Geography Colloquium Talk, Department of Geography & Geographic Information Science, Urbana - Champaign, "Understanding Ecosystem Change in the Upper Mississippi Valley Using Sediment Cores", State, http://, Oral Presentation, Invited. (Date Presented: April 22, 2016).

Belby, C., Gerrish, G. (Co-Author), King-Heiden, T. (Co-Author), University of Northern Iowa - Department of Geography Colloquium Talk, Department of Geography, Cedar Falls, Iowa, "Lead contamination in the La Crosse River Marsh", State, http://, Oral Presentation, Invited. (Date Presented: February 26, 2016).

King-Heiden, T. (Co-Author/Co-Presenter), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Gerrish, G. (Co-Author), 7th SETAC World Congress, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Orlando, FL, "Persistent lead contamination in an urban marsh: The legacy of lead shot", International, http://, Poster, published in proceedings, Accepted. (Date Presented: November 2016).

Belby, C. (Presenter & Author), Gerrish, G. (Co-Author), King-Heiden, T. (Co-Author), Ryan, S. (Co-Author), Cyphers, T. (Co-Author), Sullivan, J. (Co-Author), Upper Midwest Geospatial Conference, La Crosse, WI, "Mapping the Spatial Distribution of Lead in the La Crosse River Marsh", Regional, https://sites.google.com/site/2016umgeoconpostevent/home, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, peer-reviewed/refereed, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: May 26, 2016).

Haro, R. J. (Presenter & Author), Ryan, S. (Co-Author), Gerrish, G. (Co-Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Ogorek, J. (Co-Author), Mississippi River Research Consortium, MRRC, La Crosse, WI, "The legacy of lead shot in Myrick Marsh: Estimating lead from emergent caddisfly adults and its long term consequences", Regional, http://m-r-r-c.org/, Poster, published in proceedings, peer-reviewed/refereed, Abstract, published elsewhere, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 27, 2016).

Gerrish, G. (Presenter & Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), King-Heiden, T. (Co-Author), Ryan, S. (Co-Author), Cyphers, T. (Co-Author), Sullivan, J. (Co-Author), Mississippi River Research Consortium Annual Meeting, La Crosse, WI, "Impact of legacy lead contamination on an urban marsh", Regional, http://m-r-r-c.org/, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, peer-reviewed/refereed, Abstract, published elsewhere, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 27, 2016).

King-Heiden, T. (Presenter & Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Gerrish, G. (Co-Author), 24th Annual Chapter Meeting, Midwest SETAC, Madison, WI, "Persistent lead contamination in an urban marsh: The legacy of lead shot", Regional, http://, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, peer-reviewed/refereed, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: March 14, 2016).

Berlin, C. J., Upper Midwest Geospatial Conference (UMGEOCON 2016), Geospatial Information and Technology Association, La Crosse, WI, "Automated Feature Extraction of Land Cover for the Upper Mississippi River", Regional, http://www.uwlax.edu/conted/geocon/index.html, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, peer-reviewed/refereed, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: May 26, 2016, Date Accepted: February 15, 2016).

Bunbury, J. (Presenter & Author), Fisher, R. G. (Author Only), Blumenstein, T. (Author Only), 24th Biennial Meeting of the American Quaternary Association, Santa Fe, New Mexico, "Aquatic ecosystem response to climate and land use changes during the Anthropocene", National, http://biology.unm.edu/fasmith/2016AMQUA/program.html, Poster, published in proceedings, peer-reviewed/refereed, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: June 30, 2016, Date Accepted: May 1, 2016).

Bunbury, J., Blumenstein, T., Upper Midwest Geospatial Conference, La Crosse, WI, "Assessing 20 Years of Land Use and Land Cover Change on Upper Midwest Lakes", Regional, http://www.uwlax.edu/conted/GEOCON/pdf/2016-UMGEOCON-program.pdf, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, peer-reviewed/refereed, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: May 26, 2016, Date Accepted: February 15, 2016).

Chaudhuri, G., AAG Annual Meeting 2016, AAG, Chicago, "Forecasting future urbanization in Kolkata (India) using SLEUTH land use change model", International, http://, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: March 29, 2016).

Kelly, J. (Presenter & Author), (invited guest presentation to students and faculty), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) Morelia, Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico, "Participatory Research Mapping: A fundamental tool for the indigenous of Honduras, since 1997 to today and beyond (La Investigación Cartográfica Participativa (ICP): Una herramienta fundamental para los indígenas en Honduras, desde 1997 hasta hoy y en adelante)", International, http://, Oral Presentation, Invited. (Date Presented: November 29, 2016).

Kelly, J., Ties That Bind: Latin American Studies in a Global World, North Central Council of Latin Americanists (NCCLA), La Crosse, Wisconsin, "Latin American and US Students as a Vital Component of Field-based Multinational Research Teams", Regional, http://www4.uwm.edu/clacs/nccla/conference16/index.cfm, Oral Presentation, Accepted. (Date Presented: November 5, 2016, Date Accepted: August 13, 2016, Date Submitted: July 6, 2016).

Kelly, J., AAG Annual Meeting, American Association of Geographers (AAG), San Francisco, CA, "The community-scale protected area as an instrument of conservation and development in biosphere reserve zones of tropical Latin America", National, http://www.aag.org/cs/events/event_detail?eventId=1022, Oral Presentation, Paper, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 1, 2016, Date Accepted: October 27, 2015, Date Submitted: October 26, 2015).

Fahrenbruch, M. (Co-Author), Herlihy, P. (Co-Author), Tappan, T. (Co-Author), Ramos, A. (Co-Author), Kelly, J. (Co-Author), Dobson, J. (Co-Author), AAG Annual Meeting, American Association of Geographers (AAG), San Francisco, CA, "Participatory research mapping in the concejos territoriales of the Honduran Muskitia: Observations on changing Resource use patterns", National, http://www.aag.org/cs/events/event_detail?eventId=1022, Oral Presentation, Paper, Accepted. (Date Presented: March 29, 2016, Date Accepted: November 11, 2015, Date Submitted: November 7, 2015).

Dobson, J. (Co-Author), Herlihy, P. (Co-Author), Tappan, T. (Co-Author), Kelly, J. (Co-Author), Fahrenbruch, M. (Co-Author), AAG Annual Meeting, American Association of Geographers (AAG), San Francisco, CA, "Twenty-three years of participatory research mapping in Honduran Muskitia: Katainasta communities map a new type of indigenous territorial Jurisdiction", National, http://www.aag.org/cs/events/event_detail?eventId=1022, Oral Presentation, Paper, Accepted. (Date Presented: March 29, 2016, Date Accepted: November 11, 2015, Date Submitted: November 7, 2015).

Kelly, J., Land Tenure Center Lecture Series, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, "The county-scale concejo territorial of indigenous Honduras: Top-down or grassroots tenure instrument?", State, https://nelson.wisc.edu/ltc/seminars/index.php, Oral Presentation, Paper, Invited. (Date Presented: February 23, 2016, Date Accepted: January 29, 2016, Date Submitted: January 26, 2016).

Mishra, N. B. (Presenter & Author), Himalayan Studies Conference, Austin, TX, "Spatially Variable Vegetation Greenness Trends in Uttarakhand Himalayas in Response to Environmental Drivers", International, https://hscaustin.wordpress.com/, Oral Presentation, Abstract. (Date Presented: February 27, 2016, Date Accepted: December 15, 2015, Date Submitted: August 29, 2015).

Mishra, N. B. (Presenter & Author), Mainali, K. P. (Author Only), American Geophysical Union Meeting 2016, San Francisco, "Recent shifts in Himalayan vegetation activity trends in response to climatic change and environmental drivers", International, http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016AGUFMGC22C..06M, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, Abstract. (Date Presented: December 13, 2016, Date Accepted: October 1, 2016, Date Submitted: August 25, 2016).

Mishra, N. (Presenter & Author), Upper Midwest Geospatial Conference 2016, La Crosse, WI, "Using UAV imagery and Object-Based Image Analysis to Detect Invasive Miconia calvescens", Regional, https://sites.google.com/a/gita.org/umgeocon2016/, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, Abstract, Invited. (Date Presented: May 21, 2016, Date Accepted: April 15, 2016, Date Submitted: March 1, 2016).

Mishra, N. B. (Presenter & Author), Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, "Modeling spatio-temporal variability in fires to rainfall, vegetation morphology and land-use patterns: A satellite based assessment around Africa's largest protected area’", International, http://, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, Abstract. (Date Presented: March 31, 2016, Date Accepted: February 11, 2016, Date Submitted: November 25, 2015).

Reyerson, P. (Presenter & Author), Santos, G. d. (Co-Author), International Meeting of Phytolith Researchers, Society for Phytolith Research, Aix En Provence, France, "New Estimates of Global Phytolith and Phytolith-Occluded Carbon Pools and Fluxes", International, https://10thimpr.sciencesconf.org/, Oral Presentation, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: September 14, 2016, Date Accepted: July 26, 2016, Date Submitted: July 26, 2016).

Sambu, D. K. (Presenter & Author), Geography Colloquium Series, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, "Impact of global initiatives on drinking water access in Africa", Regional, http://, Oral Presentation, Abstract, published elsewhere, Invited. (Date Presented: April 15, 2016).

2015 expanding section

Belby, C. (Presenter & Author), Gerrish, G. (Co-Author), 2015 AAG Annual Meeting, Association of American Geographers, Chicago, Illinois, "Measuring Ecosystem Response to Disturbance in the Upper Mississippi River Using Floodplain Lake Sediment", International, http://meridian.aag.org/callforpapers/program/index.cfm?mtgID=60, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, Abstract, published elsewhere, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 24, 2015).

Wilda, T.* (Presenter & Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Celebration of Student Research and Creativity, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, La Crosse, WI, "Using charcoal to reconstruct sedimentation history of the Upper Mississippi River", Local, https://www.uwlax.edu/globalassets/offices-services/urc/presenting/2015_celebration_book_18th_annual.pdf, Poster, published in proceedings, Abstract. (Date Presented: April 3, 2015).

Berlin, C. J., Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, "Wetland vegetation identification for the upper Mississippi River", International, http://www.aag.org/cs/annualmeeting/program, Poster, Abstract. (Date Presented: April 23, 2015).

Bunbury, J. (Author Only), Fisher, R. (Co-Author), Blumenstein, T. (Co-Author), Geological Society of America North Central Section Annual Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, "Development of a dataset to assess freshwater ostracode response to late-Holocene climates in the Upper Midwest", Regional, https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2015NC/webprogram/start.html, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, Abstract. (Date Presented: May 20, 2015).

Blumenstein, T. (Presenter & Author), Bunbury, J. (Co-Author), Mississippi River Research Consortium Annual Meeting, La Crosse, WI, "Analyzing land use and land cover change surrounding lakes in the Upper Midwest", Regional, http://m-r-r-c.org/Proceedings/2015_MRRC_proceedings.pdf, Poster, published in proceedings, Abstract. (Date Presented: April 22, 2015).

Blumenstein, T. (Presenter & Author), Bunbury, J. (Co-Author), West Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, "Geospatial Comparative Analysis of Change in Land Cover Surrounding Lakes across the Upper Midwest", Regional, http://www.uwec.edu/Geography/westlakesaag/upload/2015-West-Lakes-AAG-Conference-Program.pdf, Oral Presentation. (Date Presented: October 16, 2015).

Hamel, D. (Presenter & Author), Chaudhuri, G. (Author Only), 2015 AAG Annual Meeting, Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, "Bike accessibility in La Crosse, WI", International, http://, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 23, 2015).

Rugtvedt, J.* (Presenter & Author), Chaudhuri, G. (Author Only), 2015 AAG Annual Meeting, Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, "Road Network Analysis of Oslo", International, http://, Poster, published in proceedings, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 23, 2015).

Chaudhuri, G., 2015 AAG Annual Meeting, Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, "Spatio-temporal dynamics between and land cover change and land surface temperature: A comparative study between India and Bangladesh", International, http://, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 23, 2015).

Reyerson, P. E. (Presenter & Author), Alexandre, A. (Co-Author), Santos, G. M. (Co-Author), American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, "Phytolith-Occluded Carbon Pools and Fluxes: New Estimates from Existing Data", International, http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2015/scientific-program/, Poster, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: December 18, 2015, Date Accepted: September 2015, Date Submitted: July 2015).

Alexandre, A. (Presenter & Author), Santos, G., Balesdent, J., Basile-Doelsch, I., Borschneck, D., Cazevieille, P., Cevassus-Rosset, C., Doelsch, E., Harutyunyan, A., Lemee, L., Mazur, J.-C., Reyerson, P., Signoret, P., European Geosciences Union General Assembly, European Geosciences Union, Vienna, Austria, "Soil organic carbon can be up-taken by plant roots and stored in plant biosilica: NanoSIMS and isotopic evidences", International, http://, Poster, Abstract, published elsewhere, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 2015, Date Submitted: September 2014).

Sambu, D., 2015 American Association of Geographers annual meeting  annual general meeting, Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, "Wildlife conservation and community water access conflicts in northern Kenya", National, http://www2.aag.org/aag_prod_imis/AAG_MBR/Annual%20Meeting/Call_for_Papers/AAG_MBR/Annual_Meeting/Call_for_Papers.aspx?hkey=f1da57b9-1a91-4a45-a1bc-a7063b5d7a21, Oral Presentation, peer-reviewed/refereed, Paper, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 23, 2015).

Sambu, D., Water Ethics Conference, Viterbo University, La Crosse, Viterbo University, La Crosse, "Globalization of Water Development in Africa: Impact of Global Water Initiatives on Policy and Water Service Access", Regional, http://www.viterbo.edu/sites/default/files/centers/d.b._reinhart_institute/water_ethics_program_online.pdf, Oral Presentation, peer-reviewed/refereed, Paper, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 18, 2015).

Sambu, D., 20th Annual faculty research day, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs, Cartwright Center, "Wildlife Conservation and Community Water Access Conflicts: The Challenge of Meeting Global Biodiversity Goals and Sustainable Development in Northern Kenya", Local, http://www.uwlax.edu/uploadedFiles/Offices-Services/Grants/FReD%20Brochure%202015.pdf, Oral Presentation, Paper, Accepted. (Date Presented: January 23, 2015).

2014 expanding section

Ahmed, R. (Presenter & Author), Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, April 8-12, 2014, Association of American Geographers, Tampa, Florida, "Increasing Occurrences of Winter Fog in Bangladesh: A case of Man-made Weather Modification", International, http://, Poster. (Date Presented: April 10, 2014).

Belby, C. (Presenter & Author), Perroy, R. (Co-Author), Gerrish, G. (Co-Author), King-Heiden, T. (Co-Author), Earth Talks Series, Winona State University Department of Geosciences, Winona, Minnesota, "Lead Contamination in the La Crosse River Marsh: Spatial Distribution and Legacy Effects", Local, http://, Invited. (Date Presented: September 29, 2014).

Kawell, S.* (Presenter & Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Celebration of Student Research & Creativity, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, La Crosse, WI, "A Stratigraphical Analysis of the Tremaine Site: Erosional Processes Preserving Oneota Remains", Local, http://www.uwlax.edu/urc/Presenting/Events/Booklet%20Program%20for%20Celebration%202014.pdf, Poster. (Date Presented: April 18, 2014).

Oxley, S.* (Presenter & Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Celebration of Student Research & Creativity, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, La Crosse, WI, "Lead Contamination in Passage Island Soils and Rock Pools, Isle Royale National Park", Local, http://www.uwlax.edu/urc/Presenting/Events/Booklet%20Program%20for%20Celebration%202014.pdf, Poster. (Date Presented: April 18, 2014).

Heing, M.* (Presenter & Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Celebration of Student Research & Creativity, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, La Crosse, WI, "Public Perception of Severe Weather Risk", Local, http://www.uwlax.edu/urc/Presenting/Events/Booklet%20Program%20for%20Celebration%202014.pdf, Poster. (Date Presented: April 18, 2014).

Noble, N.* (Presenter & Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Celebration of Student Research & Creativity, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, La Crosse, WI, "Sandstone Rock Shelter Distribution of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve", Local, http://www.uwlax.edu/urc/Presenting/Events/Booklet%20Program%20for%20Celebration%202014.pdf, Poster. (Date Presented: April 18, 2014).

Cullimore, C.* (Presenter & Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Celebration of Student Research & Creativity, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, La Crosse, WI, "Using X-ray Fluorescence to Quantify Lead Content in Vegetation", Local, http://www.uwlax.edu/urc/Presenting/Events/Booklet%20Program%20for%20Celebration%202014.pdf, Poster. (Date Presented: April 18, 2014).

Oxley, S.* (Presenter & Author), Stevenson, N.* (Co-Author), Roider, R.* (Co-Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Perroy, R. (Co-Author), 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Council on Undergraduate Research, Lexington, Kentucky, "Lead Contamination in Passage island Soils & Rock Pools, Isle Royale National Park", International, http://www.cur.org/assets/1/7/Final_Program_small.pdf, Oral Presentation, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 4, 2014).

Heing, M.* (Presenter & Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Council on Undergraduate Research, Lexington, Kentucky, "Public Perception of Severe Weather Risk in La Crosse,  Wisconsin", International, http://www.cur.org/assets/1/7/Final_Program_small.pdf, Oral Presentation, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 4, 2014).

Kawell, S.* (Presenter & Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Council on Undergraduate Research, Lexington, Kentucky, "A Stratigraphical Analysis of the Tremaine Site: Erosional Processes preserving Oneota Remains", International, http://www.cur.org/assets/1/7/Final_Program_small.pdf, Poster, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 3, 2014).

Gerrish, G. (Presenter & Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Perez, C. R. (Co-Author), Giblin, S. (Co-Author), Mississippi River Research Consortium, Mississippi River Research Consortium, La Crosse, WI, "Ecosystem Change in Upper Mississippi River Backwaters II: Post-Dam Zooplankton Community Food Web Shift", Regional, http://m-r-r-c.org/2014/2014%20MRRC%20Program_4-11-14.pdf, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, Accepted. (Date Presented: August 24, 2014).

Gerrish, G. (Presenter & Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Perez, C. R. (Co-Author), Joint Aquatic Science Meeting, American Society of Limnology, Portland, OR, "Understanding Ecosystem Change in Upper Mississippi River Backwaters Through Geochemical and Biological Analyses of Sediment Cores", International, http://sgmeet.com/jasm2014/program.asp, Poster, published in proceedings, Accepted. (Date Presented: May 20, 2014).

Belby, C. (Presenter & Author), Gerrish, G. (Co-Author), Perez, C. R. (Co-Author), Mississippi River Research Consortium, Mississippi River Research Consortium, La Crosse, WI, "Ecosystem Change in Upper Mississippi River Backwaters I: Geochemical and Biological Analyses of Sediment Cores", Regional, http://m-r-r-c.org/2014/2014%20MRRC%20Program_4-11-14.pdf, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 24, 2014).

Gerrish, G. (Presenter & Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Perez, C. R. (Co-Author), Giblin, S. (Co-Author), Mississippi River Research Consortium, Mississippi River Research Consortium, La Crosse, WI, "Ecosystem Change in Upper Mississippi River Backwaters II: Post-Dam Zooplankton Community Food Web Shift", Regional, http://m-r-r-c.org/2014/2014%20MRRC%20Program_4-11-14.pdf, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 24, 2014).

Oxley, S.* (Presenter & Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Rolfhus, K. R. (Co-Author), 2014 AAG Annual Meeting, Association of American Geographers, Tampa, Florida, "The Dissolution of Lead Contaminants in the La Crosse River Marsh", International, http://meridian.aag.org/callforpapers/program/index.cfm?mtgID=59, published in proceedings, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 10, 2014).

Fisher, R. (Presenter & Author), Bunbury, J. (Co-Author), Mississippi River Research Consortium Annual Meeting, La Crosse, WI, "Water chemistries of 33 lakes in the Upper Midwest", Regional, Poster. (Date Presented: April 24, 2014).

Bunbury, J. (Presenter & Author), 19th Annual Faculty Research Day, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, La Crosse, "Variations in freshwater ostracode distributions across the Upper Midwest", Local, Oral Presentation. (Date Presented: January 24, 2014).

Bunbury, J. (Presenter & Author), Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America, Vancouver, BC, "Observed changes in aquatic ecosystems over the past 20 years in the Upper Midwest", International, https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2014AM/webprogram/Paper241142.html, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, Abstract. (Date Presented: October 22, 2014).

Chaudhuri, G. (Presenter & Author), LCLUC Spring Science Team Meeting 2014- Focus on Urban LCLUC, NASA and University of Maryland, Rockville, MD, "Understanding the Effect of Political History on Urban Growth: Cellular Automata Modeling Approach", International, http://lcluc.umd.edu/meetings.php?mid=52, Poster, Abstract, published elsewhere, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 23, 2014).

Chaudhuri, G. (Presenter & Author), Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Land Use Change Modeling Session, Association of American Geographers, Tampa, Florida, "Urban Growth Forecasting: Limits of temporal accuracy in SLEUTH land use change model", International, http://, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, Abstract, published elsewhere, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 12, 2014).

Simpson, S. V., Moore, S., Midwest Consortium on Philosophy and Outdoor Education, La Crosse, WI, "Weather Station Night", http://. (Date Presented: September 2014).

Muehlenhaus, I., AAG Annual Conference, Association of American Geographers, Tampa, Florida, "Crossing the Line: Using Film Theory to Analyze Maps", http://, Oral Presentation, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 2014).

Muehlenhaus, I., UMN Masters of GIS Job Fair, MGIS Student Organization, Minneapolis, MN, "Map Design for the Web", Regional, http://, Oral Presentation, Invited. (Date Presented: March 27, 2014).

Muehlenhaus, I., Yi-Fu Tuan Lecture Series, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, "Persuasive Geocommunication: A Systematic Analysis of Sociopathic Maps", State, http://, Oral Presentation, Abstract, Invited. (Date Presented: March 7, 2014).

Guaciara, S. (Presenter & Author), Araks, H. (Co-Author), Anne, A. (Co-Author), Reyerson, P. (Co-Author), Kimberley, G. (Co-Author), Isabelle, B.-D. (Co-Author), American Geophysical Union, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, "The next chapter of direct phytolith 14C dating: debunking the myth of occluded photosynthetic carbon exclusivity", International, http://, Poster, Abstract, published elsewhere, Accepted. (Date Presented: December 2014, Date Submitted: June 2014).

Sambu, D., Global Health, Global Health Class, Wimberly Hall- UWL, "Impact of Global Water Initiatives on Drinking Water Access in Africa", Local, http://, Oral Presentation, peer-reviewed/refereed, Paper, Invited. (Date Submitted: April 28, 2014).

Sambu, D. (Author Only), Annual Association of American Geographers (AAG) conference, AAG, Tampa, Florida, "Global water Initiatives in Africa between 1980 and 2014: A post Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Review", National, http://meridian.aag.org/callforpapers/program/AbstractDetail.cfm?AbstractID=58030, Oral Presentation, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 9, 2014).

2013 expanding section

Ahmed, R., Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA,  March  9 -12, 2013, "Global Warming and Climate Change: A Scientific Inquiry and Reality Check", International, http://, Poster, published in proceedings, Accepted. (Date Presented: March 2013, Date Submitted: October 2012).

Gerrish, G. (Co-Presenter), Belby, C. (Co-Presenter), USGS, UMESC, USGS La Crosse, WI, "Measuring ecosystem recovery to disturbance using zooplankton egg banks", Local, http://, Oral Presentation, Invited. (Date Presented: November 14, 2013).

Belby, C. (Presenter & Author), Gerrish, G. (Co-Author), King-Heiden, T. (Co-Author), Perroy, R. (Co-Author), Ryan, S. (Co-Author), Cyphers, T. (Co-Author), Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, "Lead bioavailability from contaminated wetland sediments at a former shooting range", International, http://eco.confex.com/eco/2013/webprogram/, Poster, Accepted. (Date Presented: August 9, 2013, Date Accepted: June 7, 2013).

Gerrish, G. (Presenter & Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Perez, C. R. (Co-Author), Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, "Measuring ecosystem recovery to disturbance using zooplankton egg banks", International, http://eco.confex.com/eco/2013/webprogram/, Poster, Accepted. (Date Presented: August 9, 2013, Date Accepted: June 7, 2013).

Belby, C. (Co-Author/Co-Presenter),  (Co-Author), 18th Annual Faculty Research Day, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, La Crosse, WI, "Spatial Distribution of Lead Contamination in the La Crosse River Marsh", Local, http://www.uwlax.edu/grants/workshops/FReD/FReD%20Brochure%202013.pdf, Oral Presentation, Accepted. (Date Presented: January 25, 2013).

Cyphers, T. (Presenter & Author), Ryan, S. (Co-Author), Perroy, R. (Co-Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Gerrish, G. (Co-Author), King-Heiden, T. (Co-Author), North American Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Nashville, TN, "Assessing legacy lead contamination in a unique urban watershed", National, http://, Poster, published in proceedings, peer-reviewed/refereed, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: November 2013).

Ryan, S. (Co-Author/Co-Presenter), Cyphers, T. (Co-Author), Gerrish, G. (Co-Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Perroy, R. (Co-Author), Proceedings of the Mississippi River Research Consortium, Mississippi River Research Consortium, La Crosse, WI, "Mobilization of Lead Shot in a Wetland from Sediment ot Plants and Animals", Regional, http://mrrc.ngrrec.org/mrrc/2013/MRRC%202013%20Proceedings.pdf, Poster, published in proceedings, peer-reviewed/refereed, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 25, 2013).

Goldade, M. (Co-Author/Co-Presenter), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Perroy, R. (Co-Author), Proceedings of the Mississippi River Research Consortium, Mississippi River Research Consortium, La Crosse, WI, "pH Analysis of Lead Contaminated Sediment and Water in the La Crosse River Marsh", Regional, http://mrrc.ngrrec.org/mrrc/2013/MRRC%202013%20Proceedings.pdf, Poster, published in proceedings, peer-reviewed/refereed, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 25, 2013).

Mertens, C.* (Co-Author/Co-Presenter), Perroy, R. (Co-Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Erickson, S. (Co-Author), Proceedings of the Mississippi River Research Consortium, Mississippi River Research Consortium, La Crosse, WI, "Three-Dimensional Modeling of Lead Contamination in an Urban Wetland", Regional, http://mrrc.ngrrec.org/mrrc/2013/MRRC%202013%20Proceedings.pdf, Poster, published in proceedings, peer-reviewed/refereed, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 25, 2013).

Oxley, S.*, Roider, R.* (Co-Author/Co-Presenter), Perroy, R. (Co-Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, La Crosse, WI, "Lead Contamination in Passage Island Soils & Rock Pools, Isle Royale National Park", National, http://www.cur.org/ncur_2013/, Poster, published in proceedings, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 13, 2013).

Schneider, C.* (Co-Author/Co-Presenter), Cyphers, T., Belby, C. (Co-Author), Perroy, R. (Co-Author),  (Co-Author),  (Co-Author), 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, La Crosse, WI, "Are La Crosse River Marsh Sediments Toxic to Zebrafish Larvae?", National, http://www.cur.org/ncur_2013/, Poster, published in proceedings, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 12, 2013).

Goldade, M.* (Co-Author/Co-Presenter), Mertens, C.*, Belby, C. (Co-Author), Perroy, R. (Co-Author), 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Wisconsin La Crosse, La Crosse, WI, "pH Analysis of Lead Contaminated Sediment and Water in the La Crosse River Marsh", National, http://www.cur.org/ncur_2013/, Poster, published in proceedings, peer-reviewed/refereed, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 12, 2013).

Rivera-Perez, C.* (Co-Author/Co-Presenter), Gerrish, G. (Co-Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Wisconsin La Crosse, La Crosse, WI, "Resurrection Ecology: Measuring Ecosystem Recovery to Distrubance Using Zooplankton Egg Banks", National, http://www.cur.org/ncur_2013/, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, peer-reviewed/refereed, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 12, 2013).

Schneider, C.* (Presenter & Author), Cyphers, T. (Co-Author), Perroy, R. (Co-Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Gerrish, G. (Co-Author), King-Heiden, T. (Co-Author), National Conference for Undergraduate Research, NSF, La Crosse, WI, "Pb-Contaminated Surface Sediments from the La Crosse River Marsh Cause Developmental Toxicity in Zebrafish Larvae", Regional, http://, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, peer-reviewed/refereed, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 12, 2013).

Roider, R.* (Co-Author/Co-Presenter), Perroy, R. (Co-Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), 2013 AAG Annual Meeting, Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA, "Lead Contamination in Passage Island Soils & Rock Pools, Isle Royale National Park", International, http://www.aag.org/cs/annualmeeting, Poster, published in proceedings, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 11, 2013).

Mertens, C.* (Co-Author/Co-Presenter), Perroy, R. (Co-Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Erickson, S. (Co-Author), 2013 AAG Annual Meeting, Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA, "Three-Dimensional Modeling of Lead Contamination in an Urban Wetland", International, http://www.aag.org/cs/annualmeeting, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, peer-reviewed/refereed, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 9, 2013).

Cyphers, T. (Presenter & Author), Schneider, C. (Co-Author), Perroy, R. (Co-Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Gerrish, G. (Co-Author), King-Heiden, T. (Co-Author), Environmental Toxicology in a Changing Climate, Midwest Regional Chapter for Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, La Crosse, WI, "Bioavailability and Toxicological Assessment of Lead-Contaminated Sediments in an Urban Riverine Marsh", Regional, http://, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, peer-reviewed/refereed, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: March 19, 2013).

Schneider, C. (Presenter & Author), Cyphers, T. (Co-Author), Perroy, R. (Co-Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Gerrish, G. (Co-Author), King-Heiden, T. (Co-Author), Environmental Toxicology in a Changing Climate, Midwest Regional Chapter for Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, La Crosse, WI, "Pb-Contaminated Surface Sediments from the La Crosse River Marsh Cause Developmental Toxicity in Zebrafish Larvae", Regional, http://, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, peer-reviewed/refereed, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: March 19, 2013).

Goldade, M. (Co-Author/Co-Presenter), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Perroy, R. (Co-Author), Erickson, S. (Co-Author), Mertens, C. (Co-Author), Wetlands Healthy Watersheds, Wisconsin Wetlands Association, Sheboygan, WI, "Analysis of pH in lead contaminated sediment and  water in the La Crosse River Marsh", State, http://wisconsinwetlands.org/2013program.htm, Poster, published in proceedings, peer-reviewed/refereed, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: February 13, 2013).

Erickson, S.* (Co-Author/Co-Presenter), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Perroy, R. (Co-Author), Mertens, C.* (Co-Author), Goldade, M. (Co-Author), Wetlands Healthy Watersheds, Wisconsin Wetlands Association, Sheboygan, WI, "Lead contamination in water and biota at the site of  a former trap shooting range", State, http://wisconsinwetlands.org/2013program.htm, Poster, published in proceedings, peer-reviewed/refereed, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: February 13, 2013).

Berlin, C. J. (Presenter & Author), 2013 Annual Meeting West Lakes, Association of American Geographers, Eau Claire, WI, "Vegetation Identification for Pool 5 of the Mississippi River Using LiDAR and Aerial Photographs", Regional, http://http://www.uwec.edu/Geography/westlakesaag/WestLakesAAG2013ConferenceProgram.htm, Oral Presentation, Accepted. (Date Presented: October 18, 2013, Date Submitted: September 27, 2013).

Bunbury, J. (Presenter & Author), Gajewski, K. (Co-Author), Mississippi River Research Consortium Annual Meeting, La Crosse, WI, "Aquatic ecosystem response to a volcanic eruption determined using lake sediments from the southwest Yukon, Canada", Regional, Oral Presentation, Abstract. (Date Presented: April 25, 2013).

Bunbury, J. (Presenter & Author), Gajewski, K. (Co-Author), Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, "Aquatic ecosystem response to a volcanic eruption, southwest Yukon, Canada", International, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, Abstract. (Date Presented: April 9, 2013).

Chaudhuri, G. (Presenter & Author), 26th International Cartographic Conference, International Cartographic Association, Dresden, Germany, "Analyzing patterns of land cover change in southern part of the Ganges delta region in India", International, http://www.icc2013.org/?node=1, Poster, published in proceedings, peer-reviewed/refereed, Paper, Accepted. (Date Presented: August 27, 2013, Date Accepted: March 2013, Date Submitted: February 2013).

Chaudhuri, G. (Presenter & Author), Land Systems Science Symposium, AAG Annual Meeting 2013, Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA, USA, "Analyzing land use and land cover change patterns in the Ganges delta region of India", International, http://meridian.aag.org/callforpapers/program/SessionDetail.cfm?SessionID=17252, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 10, 2013).

Mishra, N. B., Chaudhuri, G., NASA LCLUC Science Team Meeting-2013, International Regional Science Meeting on “Land Use Land Cover Change and its Dynamics”, NASA LCLUC Science Team, Karunya University, Coimbatore, India, "Quantifying change in fractional impervious cover using Landsat imagery over two decades in Kolkata Metropolitan Area, India", International, http://lcluc.umd.edu/meetings.php?mid=40, Poster, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: January 10, 2013, Date Submitted: December 5, 2012).

Muehlenhaus, I., North American Cartographic Society (NACIS) Annual Meeting, NACIS, Greenville, South Carolina, "Web Mapping Aesthetics for Effectual Communication", International, http://, Oral Presentation, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: October 10, 2013).

Muehlenhaus, I., International Cartographic Conference Pre-Conference Workshop: Mapping in a Digital World, International Cartographic Association, Dresden, Germany, "It’s Not Just Interactivity: Web Map Layout, Design, and Aesthetics", International, http://mapdesign.icaci.org/2013/05/icc-2013-preconference-workshop-mapping-in-a-digital-world/, Oral Presentation, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: August 24, 2013).

Muehlenhaus, I., Wisconsin Geospatial Summit, State Cartographer's Office of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, "Teaching Web Map Design: Challenges and Opportunities", State, http://, Oral Presentation, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 25, 2013).

Muehlenhaus, I., NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Goddard Space Flight Institute, Greenbelt, MD, "Effective Geocommunication: A Primer", National, http://, Oral Presentation, Invited. (Date Presented: March 13, 2013).

Muehlenhaus, I., Faculty Research Day, UWLAX, Cartwright Center, UW-La Crosse, "The Impact of Rhetorical Design in Geocommunication", Local, http://www.uwlax.edu/grants/workshops/workshops_FReD.htm, Oral Presentation, Invited. (Date Presented: January 25, 2013).

Muehlenhaus, I., International Cartographic Conference, International Cartographic Association, Dresden, Germany, "Four Rhetorical Styles of Persuasive Geocommunication: An Initial Taxonomy", International, http://, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, peer-reviewed/refereed, Paper, Accepted. (Date Presented: August 2013, Date Accepted: February 28, 2013, Date Submitted: November 13, 2012).

Windsor, M.* (Presenter & Author), Muehlenhaus, I. (Author Only), Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, LA, "See What We Mean? Measuring the Effectiveness of Different Map Rhetorical Styles for Persuasive Geocommunication", International, http://, published in proceedings, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 12, 2013).

Sambu, D. (Author Only), Annual West Lake Association of American Geographers (AAG) conference, AAG, Eau Claire Wisconsin, "Impact of Global Water Initiatives on Drinking Water Access in Africa", Regional, http://www.uwec.edu/Geography/westlakesaag/WestLakesAAG2013ConferenceProgram.htm, Oral Presentation, Paper, Accepted. (Date Presented: October 18, 2013).

Slocum, R., Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, "The politics of ‘plenitude’: artisanal production, communal provisioning and anti-capitalist critique in the Aude, France.", International, http://, Oral Presentation, Accepted. (Date Presented: April 2013, Date Accepted: September 2012, Date Submitted: September 2012).

2012 expanding section

Sullivan, J. (Presenter & Author), Rasmussen, K. (Co-Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), King-Heiden, T. (Co-Author), Gerrish, G. (Co-Author), Perroy, R. (Co-Author), Water Quality Technical Section Meeting, Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee (DNR), Fairport, IA, "Lead Contamination Investigations  in the La Crosse River Marsh", Regional, http://, Oral Presentation, Invited. (Date Presented: October 23, 2012).

Mertens, C.* (Presenter & Author), Perroy, R., Belby, C., 6th Annual UWL SAH Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, UWL, La Crosse, WI, "Three-Dimensional Modeling of Lead Contamination in the La Crosse River Marsh", Local, http://, Poster. (Date Presented: August 9, 2012).

Revak, A. (Presenter & Author), Belby, C., Perroy, R., Gerrish, G., King-Heiden, T. (Co-Author), 6th Annual UWL SAH Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, UWL, La Crosse, WI, "Toxicity of sediments from Myrick Marsh", Local, http://, Poster. (Date Presented: August 9, 2012).

Erickson, S.* (Presenter & Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Perroy, R. (Co-Author), National Great Rivers Research and Education Center Intern Symposium, National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, Alton, Illinois, "Lead Contamination in Water and Biota at the Site of a Former Trap Shooting Range", National, http://, Oral Presentation. (Date Presented: August 6, 2012).

Rivera-Perez, C.* (Presenter & Author), Gerrish, G. (Co-Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), National Great Rivers Research and Education Center Intern Symposium, National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, Alton, Illinois, "Marine Invertebrates in the Mississippi? Freshwater Bryozoans of the Upper Mississippi River Watershed", National, http://, Oral Presentation. (Date Presented: August 6, 2012).

Belby, C. (Presenter & Author), Applied Geography Conference, Applied Geography, Minneapolis, MN, "Analysis of sedimentation from a small magnitude upper Mississippi River flood", National, http://applied.geog.kent.edu/, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, peer-reviewed/refereed, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: October 11, 2012, Date Accepted: August 22, 2012, Date Submitted: June 3, 2012).

Berlin, C. J. (Presenter & Author), 35th Annual Meeting of the Applied Geography Conference, Minneapolis, MN, "Land Cover Classification Using Aerial Photographs and Lidar Data for Pool 5 of the Mississippi River", National, http://, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, peer-reviewed/refereed, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: October 11, 2012).

Bunbury, J. (Co-Author), Horne, D. J. (Presenter & Author), Alison, S. J. (Co-Author), Ginny, B. (Co-Author), Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC, "Limits and limitations of datasets for palaeoclimatic reconstruction using nonmarine ostracods", International, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, Abstract. (Date Presented: November 4, 2012).

Bunbury, J. (Presenter & Author), Benardout, G. (Co-Author), Horne, D. J. (Co-Author), Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC, "Reconstructing temperature during the Younger Dryas using a freshwater ostracode training set from lake sediments in the Canadian North", International, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, Abstract. (Date Presented: November 4, 2012).

Finkelstein, S. A. (Presenter & Author), Bunbury, J. (Co-Author), Gajewski, K. (Co-Author), Wolfe, A. P. (Co-Author), Adams, J. K. (Co-Author), Devlin, J. E. (Co-Author), 12th International Paleolimnology Symposium, Glasgow, Scotland, "Reconstructing Holocene changes in lake water pH using a 171-lake modern diatom training set from the Canadian Arctic", International, Poster, published in proceedings. (Date Presented: August 24, 2012).

Horne, D. J. (Presenter & Author), Ginny, B. (Co-Author), Smith, A. J. (Co-Author), Bunbury, J. (Co-Author), 12th International Paleolimnology Symposium, Glasgow, Scotland, "The limits and limitations of datasets for palaeoclimatic reconstruction: nonmarine ostracod problems and solutions", International, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings. (Date Presented: August 24, 2012).

Muehlenhaus, I., CartoTalk Colloquium Series, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, "The Impact of Rhetorical Design in Geocommunication", Local, http://, Oral Presentation, Abstract, Invited. (Date Presented: October 22, 2012).

Muehlenhaus, I., North American Cartographic Information Society Annual Conference, NACIS, Portland, OR, "It's Gone Viral: The Evolution of Online Persuasive Maps", International, http://nacis.org/, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: October 18, 2012, Date Accepted: August 2012, Date Submitted: June 2012).

Muehlenhaus, I., North American Cartographic Information Society Annual Conference, NACIS, Portland, OR, "Twentieth Century China Viewed from the West: a Carto-Historical Perspective", International, http://www.nacis.org, Poster, published in proceedings, Invited. (Date Presented: October 17, 2012, Date Accepted: July 2012, Date Submitted: May 2012).

Muehlenhaus, I., AutoCarto 2012, Cartographic and Geographic Information Society, Columbus, OH, "Beyond Biased: Exploring the Relationship between Map Design Style and Map Reader Persuasion", International, http://www.cartogis.org/autocarto.php, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, Paper, Accepted. (Date Presented: September 16, 2012, Date Accepted: August 15, 2012, Date Submitted: June 2012).

Perroy, R. (Co-Author), Mertens, C.* (Presenter & Author), Belby, C. (Co-Author), Applied Geography Conference, Applied Geography, Minneapolis, MN, "Three Dimensional Modeling of Lead Contamination in an Urban Wetland", National, http://applied.geog.kent.edu/, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, peer-reviewed/refereed, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: October 12, 2012, Date Accepted: August 22, 2012, Date Submitted: June 3, 2012).

Perroy, R. (Presenter & Author), EUROSOIL 2012, European Confederation of Soil Science Societies, Bari, Italy, "Quantifying the spatial distribution of heavy-metal soil pollution in Elbasan, Albania, via portable X-ray fluorescence", International, http://ccafs.cgiar.org/events/02/jul/2012/4th-international-congress-european-soil-science-societies-eurosoil-2012, Oral Presentation, published in proceedings, peer-reviewed/refereed, Abstract, Accepted. (Date Presented: July 3, 2012, Date Accepted: December 20, 2011, Date Submitted: October 28, 2011).

Undergraduate Research & Creativity (URC)

For information on how to get started on your undergraduate research projects, you are encouraged to check out the resources listed below.

Undergraduate Research and Creativity (URC) Resources expanding section

UWL's Undergraduate Research & Creativity staff are here to help you on your path to funding, presenting, and publishing your work. To see how they can help you, visit their website

UWL Undergraduate Research and Creativity Grants expanding section

UWL offers a variety of ways for students to fund their research and creative projects. In fact, 21% of UWL seniors have worked on a research project with a faculty member. For information on grants and fellowships as well as their deadlines, please visit their webpage.

For other scholarships visit the Scholarship Resource Center and the database here: http://www.uwlax.edu/scholarships/

College of Science and Health (CSH) Travel and Supplies Grant expanding section

Due Dates for Applications

  • First Monday in September (fall funding) - Sept. 6, 2021
  • First Monday in February (spring funding) - Feb. 1, 2021
  • First Monday in May (summer funding) - May 3, 2021

Purpose

The CSH Student Research Travel and Supplies Grants are designed to facilitate the development and initiation of collaborative research projects between Science and Health faculty and their undergraduate students. Projects funded in this program are intended to provide students with "hands-on experience" in the research process. As a condition of funding, all recipients are required to present the results of their work at one of the Annual UWL Research and Creativity Symposia. Students who apply for Supplies funding are encouraged to also present their results at an off-campus meeting or symposium (these students may then apply for a Travel Grant - see Type B).

Grant Awards

Individual students, and collaborative teams of students (see Collaborative Projects below) submitting single proposals may apply for no more than $500 Supplies and up to $500 Travel per academic year, plus up to $500 per summer (Supplies or Travel). Requested funds are restricted to project supplies (Type A) or to research-related travel (Type B). Students may apply for both types of grants during a given academic year. CSH Travel and Supplies grants may be used in combination with other student or faculty research grants. The period of the grant will coincide with the fiscal year (July 1 through June 30), although faculty mentors may negotiate other time limits with the Dean. Total grants sponsored by a faculty mentor are limited to $1500/year for supplies and $2000/year for travel.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a grant award, students must:

  • be an undergraduate currently enrolled at UWL
  • be majoring in one of the Science and Health disciplines
  • have a cumulative GPA > 2.5
  • be a full-time student during the academic year period from the application date through the semester of the grant award (summer Supplies grant awardees must remain full-time students during the subsequent Fall semester).
  • not be performing the research project as an assignment in a formal class

Collaborative Projects

Teams of students working collaboratively on a single project may apply for no more than $500 per project for Supplies and no more than $500 per project for Travel. They must submit a jointly written proposal that includes signatures of all participants. Students working individually on separate, but related aspects of a larger project may each apply for up to $500. These students must each submit a separate, original proposal that clearly defines the student's individual role in the larger project.

Application Information

Grant proposals are accepted anytime but are reviewed three times per year. Review dates are the first Mondays in October, December, and April. Any proposals received after these dates will be held until the following review date. Early submission is recommended. Proposals will be evaluated by a committee of faculty from various Departments within the CSH, and awards will be announced in a timely manner.  Applicants should submit the complete proposal to the College of Science and Health via email (csh@uwlax.edu). Information for applicants for Supplies or Travel grant applications, application forms (pdf), and examples of successful grant proposals are available on this website.

Examples of successful grant proposals

Proposal Requirements

TYPE A - SUPPLIES

Supply Application

Supplies grants are intended to aid in the purchasing of consumable or capital supplies needed to conduct the specific research proposed by the applying undergraduate student. Funds may not be used for office supplies or copying fees (these should be supplied by the host department).

Students who are awarded a Supplies grant will be required to:

Present the results of their research at the UWL Research and Creativity Symposium of the awarding year (Fall and Spring funding) or following year (Summer funding). Graduating seniors unable to return to present their research may arrange for their work to be presented by their faculty mentor, or a student continuing the project. Information on abstract due dates and presentation requirements may be found on the  UWL Undergraduate Research and Creativity (URC)  website.

Supplies grant proposals must include the following sections, in the order indicated:

  1. Application cover sheet(page two of the application)  
  2. Abstract  (< 300 words)
  3. Narrative (see below)
  4. Itemized budget (see below)  not exceeding $500 (allowances will be made for specific pieces of equipment or supplies that just exceed the $500 limit). Relevant catalogs should be reviewed for current costs - do not estimate.
  5. Bibliography
  6. Faculty endorsement (see below).

Instructions for specific sections of the proposal are listed below.

Abstract:  (< 300 words) This should describe in layman's terms the significance of the proposed work, the objectives of the specific project, and a brief overview of the methods to be used. Bear in mind that the review committee is made up of members from diverse fields of study. Avoid the use of jargon.

Narrative (< 3 pages, double-spaced, one inch margins, 12 point type) This should be written to a general science audience, avoid excessive use of jargon, and should include clear and concise statements of the following:

  • the background and significance of the proposed work, including review and citation of pertinent scientific literature;
  • the project objectives;
  • the project methodology;
  • the exact nature, extent, and timescale of student involvement (including the student's current year in school, expected graduation date, and expected duration of involvement in the project);
  • plans for disseminating the results;
  • a list of other resources needed e.g., space, equipment, labor, and/or additional supplies, and
  • a list of past, current, or pending funding [e.g., UWL, Sigma Xi, etc.], including the amount and the period of funding.

Budget:  (page three of the  application) The estimated cost of performing the research project should be itemized and be based on current prices from catalogs or phone quotes (indicate the source). Items should be limited to those that directly impact the proposed research project and not include other general supplies that may be needed to run the Advisor's research efforts. Commonly found bulk lab supply requests (e.g., common chemicals, plastic ware, etc.) should be clearly justified by the faculty mentor.

Faculty Endorsement  (< 2 pages, single-spaced, one inch margins, 12 point type) Advisors should write a letter to the committee that includes the following information. Failure to address all of the points indicated could result in a reduction in the score of the student's proposal, and possible reduction of funding.

  • a statement of the mentor's willingness to work with the student;
  • a justification of this willingness based on: (a) the student's prior work and abilities, (b) benefits of the research to the student's educational experience, (c) how well the proposed work will contribute to the mentor's on-going research;
  • an explanation of why funds are needed from this source if the faculty member is funded from other sources or a statement of lack of funding from other sources, and
  • a verification of the mentor's willingness to help the student to prepare results for submission of oral presentations, posters, and/or manuscripts.

Examples of successful grant proposals

 

Proposal Requirements

TYPE B - TRAVEL

Travel Application

Student Travel Grants are designed to allow undergraduate student researchers the opportunity to present the results of their work at professional meetings external to the UWL campus. Awards may be requested for travel, registration, and lodging and may be used in combination with other student or faculty research grants. Grant funds may not be used to pay for food. Proposals must be submitted and approved by the Travel and Supply Grants Committee prior to the date of the professional meeting to be attended.

Students who are awarded a Travel grant will be required to:

Present the results of their research at the UWL Research and Creativity Symposium of the awarding year (Fall and Spring funding) or following year (Summer funding). Information on abstract due dates and presentation requirements may be found on the UWL Undergraduate Research and Creativity (URC) website. Graduating seniors who apply for Summer funding should plan to present their results (complete or incomplete) at the Research Symposium of their senior year.

Travel award grant proposals must include the following sections, in the order indicated:

  1. Application cover sheet(page two of the application)
  2. Abstract (see below)
  3. A short  narrative (see below) : < 2 pages, outlining the background, results and discussion, and selected bibliography relevant to this presentation.
  4. A list of other presentations of work from this project (either local or off-campus)
  5. Meeting information (see below)
  6. Detailed budget (see below)
  7. Faculty endorsement (see below)

Abstract:  The abstract should be a copy of the official abstract submitted to the conference or symposium. If the abstract has not yet been submitted, a proposed abstract is acceptable.

Narrative:  This section should include background, study objectives, results and a discussion of the significance of the work, along with a selected bibliography relevant to this presentation. Committee members represent a variety of different departments in the College, and are unlikely to be familiar with your particular field. While the research in a Travel grant proposal will not be evaluated, your ability to communicate the research will be evaluated. Therefore, the narrative must be written to a general science audience, avoiding excessive use of jargon, and defining terms particular to the field.

Meeting information should include:

  • name of meeting,
  • description of the type of meeting (e.g., state, regional, or national event; undergraduate or professional, etc.),
  • presentation format (poster or oral presentation, for example),
  • location of meeting,
  • dates of meeting,
  • mode of transportation,
  • names of other UWL faculty and students attending. If others are attending, efforts should be made to reduce the costs of travel by sharing rooms, car rides, etceteras.

Budget  (page three of the application) The itemized budget should include a detailed list of travel costs (for travel by car, see mileage reimbursement), registration fees, and lodging (indicate the the total cost per night and the number of persons per room). Students are encouraged to share a room to reduce the cost of attendance. If the total meeting costs are greater than $500, applicants should indicate how the balance will be funded.

Faculty Endorsement (< 2 pages, single-spaced, one inch margins, 12 point type) Research mentors should write a letter to the committee that includes the following information. Failure to address all of the points indicated could result in a reduction in the score of the student's proposal, and possible reduction of funding.

  • verify the student's role as author and presenter,
  • justify the travel request based on the quality and readiness for presentation of the research findings,
  • describe the type of meeting and it's value to the student presenter, and
  • indicate whether the faculty advisor will be attending the meeting, and/or if there will be any other faculty attending,
  • indicate any other sources of funding, especially if the cost of the meeting exceeds the $500 award limit.

Examples of successful grant proposals

College of Science and Health (CSH) Dean's Distinguished Fellowships ($5,000) expanding section

The Dean's Distinguished Fellowship program fosters collaborative research between an undergraduate and a faculty mentor. Students from all College of Science and Health academic programs participate in a range of scientific and scholarly experience. This is a premier and highly selective program that has multiple benefits for students, faculty mentors, and has a significant impact on the overall success of the College of Science and Health. The goal is to increase the number of fellowship opportunities for CSH students with the support of generous donors. For more information, please visit their webpage.

The deadline for applications for Summer 2021 has. Applications were due Monday, February 22, 2021.

  • $5,000 fellowships for undergraduate summer research projects
  • Must be a declared CSH major in good standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must contribute 30 hours per week over 10 weeks

Dean's Distinguished Fellowship Recipients from Geography and Earth Science

Year Student Research Title Faculty Mentor
2021 Jordan Hoehnen Particle Size Analysis of a Lake Sediment Core to Understand Periods of Floods and Droughts in the Upper Midwest Since the Last Glacial Period Joan Bunbury
2021 Dirk Lueck Investigation and Mapping of Invasive Non-Native Understory Woody Shrubs in the Driftless Region of Wisconsin John Kelly
2019 Aaron Christensen Fine-Scale characterization of spring phenology in a North American Prairie using Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) imagery Niti Mishra
2018 Jackson Radenz Examing the potential of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) acquired imagery for genus level mapping of vegetation on UW-La Crosse campus Niti Mishra
2016 Alex Engelson Determination of Trace Metals in Mississippi River Backwater Sediments Using XRF Colin Belby
2013 Steven Oxley Lead Contamination in Passage Island Soils and Rock Pools, Isle Royale National Park Colin Belby
2013 Rebecca Roider Determination of Heavy Metals in Hair & Nail samples through XRF analysis Ryan Perroy
2012 Cody Mertens Creating a 3-Dimensional Model of lead Contamination in the La Crosse River Marsh Ryan Perroy
2011 Sara Marie Erickson Measuring the spatial distribution of lead contaminants in the La Crosse River Marsh Colin Belby

Undergraduate Research Projects

Listed below are undergraduate research projects performed by Geography and Earth Science students and their faculty mentors. 

Student(s) Research Title Faculty Mentor(s)

Jordan Hoehnen

Particle Size Analysis of a Lake Sediment Core to Understand Periods of Floods and Droughts in the Upper Midwest Since the Last Glacial Period

*received Prairie Springs Dean's Distinguished Fellowship

Joan Bunbury

Dirk Lueck

Investigation and Mapping of Invasive Non-Native Understory Woody Shrubs in the Driftless Region of Wisconsin

*received Zeller Dean's Distinguished Fellowship

John Kelly
Student(s) Research Title Faculty Mentor(s)

Ethan Lucas

Mapping Purple Loosestrife at Lake Neshonoc Using Deep Learning Classification Technique on Drone Imagery

*received URC Grant

Gargi Chaudhuri, Niti Mishra
Sydney Graff, Blake Olson Pool 8 of the Mississippi River: Shady Maple Classification Cynthia Berlin
Paul Lee Hmong Access to Mental Health Facilities in Wisconsin: Variation in Time and Space John Kelly
Sydney Graff Mapping Past Mountaineering Fatalities in the Himalayas Gargi Chaudhuri
David Holmes Quantifying Changes in Mass Balance and Surface Velocity of a Himalayan Glacier Using Repeat Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Survey Niti Mishra
Carly Martinco Organic and Carbonate Content From a Lake Sediment Core, South Central Wisconsin Joan Bunbury
Olivia Meurette, Ryan Killmer, Austin Halley, Danielle Mori Is There a Correlation Between Particle Size and Organic Matter in Sediment? Joan Bunbury
Alydia Downs, Amy Kolly, Zoe Reissner, Taylor Prill Charcoal Analysis of a Mud Lake Sediment Core to Determine Anthropomorphic Impact Joan Bunbury
Ryan Lynch, Dylan Langer, Aiden Austin, Ryan MacDonald Particle Size Analysis of a Sediment Core from Mud Lake, Wisconsin Joan Bunbury
Carly Martinco, David Holmes, Sophie Pitney Creating a Paleoenvironmental Record of Frequency and Magnitude of Fires in Central Wisconsin from Sediment Core Charcoal Deposits - Mud Lake, Wisconsin Joan Bunbury
Danielle Mori

Particle Size Analysis of a Lake Sediment Core to Understand Flooding and Periods of Drought in the Upper Midwest Since the Last Glacial Period

*received URC grant

Joan Bunbury
Taylor Prill

Sedimentary analysis of a lake sediment core to derive organic and carbonate content, and the extraction of material for radiocarbon dating

Joan Bunbury
Student(s) Research Title Faculty Mentor(s)
Katherine Berglund

Comparing Migration Rates Inside and Outside the Tohono O’odham Reservation

John Kelly
Matt Brown, Gavyn Ver Hage Pool 18 Mississippi River Land Cover/Land Use Comparison Cynthia Berlin
Aaron Christensen Examining the Potential of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Imagery for Genus Level Mapping of Native Prairie Vegetation in Wisconsin Niti Mishra
Aaron Christensen

Fine-Scale characterization of spring phenology in a North American Prairie using Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) imagery

*received Dean's Distinguished Fellowship

Niti Mishra
Bo Kim Slum Classification Map in Mumbai with OBIA and CNN Gargi Chaudhuri
Paul Lee, Austin Golla, Ryan Olson Land Cover Classification Upper Mississippi River Pool 5 Cynthia Berlin
Jackson Radenz

Genus Level Mapping of Woody Vegetation in University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Campus Using Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Imagery

*received URC Grant

Niti Mishra
Josie Talbert, Gabrielle Geller

Land Cover Use Map of the Upper Midwest Mississippi River System Pool 8

*received URC Grant (Josie Talbert)

Cynthia Berlin
Nancy Yang Revealing Sanist Space within a University Campus: Marginalization of Mad People at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse John Kelly
Matthew Peck Mapping of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Campus and Creation of Interactive Web Map While Utilizing ADA Guidelines Around Campus Gargi Chaudhuri
Megan Hickinbotham, Sophie Pitney Elemental Composition of Mud Lake Sediment Cores Joan Bunbury
Maxwell Molls Creating a Social Development Index for Use in Equitable Planning
 
Gargi Chaudhuri
Megan Hickinbotham

Collection and Analysis of a Lake Sediment Core for Understanding Periods of Floods and Droughts Since the Last Glacial Period 

*Received URC grant

Joan Bunbury, Colin Belby
Chelsey Sloan

Collection and Analysis of a Lake Sediment Core from Mud Lake, southeastern Wisconsin

Joan Bunbury, Colin Belby
Student(s) Research Title Faculty Mentor(s)
Charlotte Peters Analysis of a Lake Sediment Core to Determine Climate Joan Bunbury
Andrew Anklam Using Unmanned Aerial Systems Based Infrared Remote Sensing to Identify Archaeological Features at the Termain Site Niti Mishra
Jackson Radenz Species Level Mapping of Treeline Vegetation in Nepal, Himalaya Using Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Imagery for Monitoring Climate Change Impacts Niti Mishra
Jackson Radenz

Examining the potential of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) acquired imagery for genus level mapping of vegetation on UW-La Crosse campus

*received Dean's Distinguished Fellowship

Niti Mishra
Student(s) Research Title Faculty Mentor(s)
Emily Healy, LeAnna Bender, Zachary Gearing Reliability of Results Generated by Two Sedimentary Techniques Using Replicate Samples from a Lake Sediment Core Joan Bunbury
Mitchel Larson, Jenna DeShaney Comparative Analysis of Violent Crime Events in Milwaukee and Chicago Gargi Chaudhuri
Jeff Meckstroth The Effect of Food Deserts on Obesity Rates Gargi Chaudhuri
Karl Radke Habitat Mapping in the Belize Barrier Reef Using Sonar Colin Belby
Leah Krbecek, Rebecca Horn, Michael Maziarka, Ryan O'Connor, Juan Pablo San Emeterio Sedimentary Analysis of a Lake Sediment Core Collected from Mud Lake, Southeast Wisconsin Joan Bunbury
Caroline Myhre, Rachel Kromery, Elliot Keller Mineralogy of the Sediments of Mud Lake, Southeast Wisconsin, Determined Using X-ray Diffraction Joan Bunbury
Zachary Woodcock Satellite Derived Greening and Browning of Vegetation in Wisconsin and Minnesota: Spatial Patterns and Associated Environmental Drivers Niti Mishra
Student(s) Research Title Faculty Mentor(s)
Justine Bula

Migrations in Relation to Conflict

*received URC Grant

Georges Cravins
Evan Weis Mapping Instances of Mountaineering Fatalities in the Himalaya between 1950-2006 Gargi Chaudhuri
Alex Engelson

Determination of Trace Metals in Mississippi River Backwater Sediments Using XRF

*Received Dean's Distinguished Fellowship

Colin Belby
Student(s) Research Title Faculty Mentor(s)
Jonas Rugtvedt

Road Network Analysis of Oslo, Norway

*received URC Grant

Gargi Chaudhuri
Ryan Sneath, Samuel Munoz Radiocarbon Dating of Lake Sediments for the Development of a Climate Record for the Ancient Settlement of Aztalan (A.D. 1000-1250) Joan Bunbury
Tim Wilda Using Charcoal to Reconstruct Sedimentation History of the Upper Mississippi River Colin Belby
Jordan Keller Collection and Initial Description of Mississippi River Backwater Sediment Cores Colin Belby
Dylan Hamel Bike Accessibility in La Crosse, WI Gargi Chaudhuri
Student(s) Research Title Faculty Mentor(s)
Caitlin Cullimore Using X-ray Fluorescence to Quantify Lead Content in Vegetation Colin Belby
Spencer Kawell A Stratigraphical Analysis of the Tremaine Sie: Erosional Processes Preserving Oneota Remains Colin Belby
Nathan Noble Sandstone Rock Shelter Distribution of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve Colin Belby
Michael Heing Public Perception of Severe Weather Risk Colin Belby
Steve Oxley

Lead Contamination in Passage Island Soils and Rock Pools, Ise Royale National Park

*received URC Grant

Colin Belby
Year Student Research Title Faculty Mentor
2013 Steven Oxley

Lead Contamination in Passage Island Soils and Rock Pools, Isle Royale National Park

*Received Dean's Distinguished Fellowship

Colin Belby
2013 Rebecca Roider

Determination of Heavy Metals in Hari & Nail samples through XRF analysis

*Received Dean's Distinguished Fellowship

Ryan Perroy
Student(s) Research Title Faculty Mentor(s)
Megan Bain Quantifying the effects of exposure to different educational materials on the amount of collected post-consumer food waste for the UW-La Crosse Vermicomposting Program Ryan Perroy
Cody Mertens

Using X-Ray Fluorescence and Statistical Analysis to Quantify the Spatial Distribution of Lead Contamination

*received URC Grant

Ryan Perroy
Cody Mertens

Creating a 3-Dimensional Model of lead Contamination in the La Crosse River Marsh

*Received Dean's Distinguished Fellowship

Ryan Perroy
Alexander Wegner

Behind the Scenes of StormTeam 8

*received URC Grant

Rafique Ahmed
Carmen Alicia Rivera Perez, Kali Schreiner, Connor Hutchinson Upper Mississippi River Core Analysis Colin Belby, Gretchen Gerrish (BIO)
Quinn Lewis Spatial Variation in La Crosse, WI Residential Infiltration Rates Colin Belby
Sara Erickson Measuring the Spatial Distribution of Lead Contaminants in the La Crosse River Marsh Colin Belby, Ryan Perroy
Student(s) Research Title Faculty Mentor(s)
Sarah Graf, Christina Kinney, Ian Johnson, Rachelle Amundson UWL Carbon Emissions: Comparisons and Recommendations Cynthia Berlin, Robin Tyser (BIO), Kristofer Rolfhus (CHEM)
Tricia Flaherty Mapping the Spread of Fennel on Santa Cruz Island Ryan Perroy
Sarah Leschisin, Marty Falk Examining Soil Properties Along an Island Chronosequence in the Upper Mississippi River Ryan Perroy
Sara Marie Erickson

Measuring the spatial distribution of lead contaminants in the La Crosse River Marsh

*Received Dean's Distinguished Fellowship

Colin Belby
Student(s) Research Title Faculty Mentor(s)
Miranda Froehlich Development of a Tree-Ring Chronology from Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginia, L.) for the Upper Mississippi River Valley Dean Wilder
Larry Prock The General Wind Characteristics of the Greater La Crosse Region Rafique Ahmed
Student(s) Research Title Faculty Mentor(s)
Ben Johrendt The Impacts of Volcanoes on Guatemala and its People James Handley
Student(s) Research Title Faculty Mentor(s)
Anthony J. Beauchaine, Elizabeth Werdemann Using Ground Conductivity as a Geophysical Survey Technique to Locate Potential Archaeological Sites in the Bad Axe River Valley of Western Wisconsin Dean Wilder
Lynn Ketterhagen Prehistoric Clay Sources: A Forensic Exercise in Geoarcheology Dean Wilder
Student(s) Research Title Faculty Mentor(s)
Kyle Herdina Water Quality in the Wuamundee Wetland Cynthia Berlin
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Greg Manke A Satellite-Based Assessment of the 2001 La Crosse Flood Cynthia Berlin
Joshua Schoen Deforestation of Tropical Rainforests Near Palembang, Indonesia Cynthia Berlin
Beth Stueven A Study of Land Cover and Thermal Changes at Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii Cynthia Berlin
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Amy Annen Morphology of Drumlins: A Comparative Analysis of Selected Drumlin Fields in North America Dean Wilder
Joseph S. Hamilton An Archaeological and Geomorphological Perspective of the Solverson Site (47VE1252), Vernon County, Wisconsin Dean Wilder
Elizabeth Schultz Relationships Between Morphological Features and Weathering Resistivity in Sandstone Layers Dean Wilder
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Jonathan Hoekenga An Assessment of Rainforest Change Using Satellite Images for the Bragantina Region of the Amazon River Basin Cynthia Berlin
Luther Leith Identification and Analysis of a Buried Prairie Soil at the Ernie Bank Archaeological Site, Vernon County, Wisconsin Dean Wilder
Tiffany L. Newman Site Formation Processes of the Gail Stone Archaeological Site (47Tr3351) in Tempealeau County, Wisconsin Dean Wilder