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MEAS Department Seminar

Speaker -  Russell Harmon, MEAS-Earth Science (host - E. Hyland) Seminar Title - Linking Silicate Weathering to Riverine Geochemistry – Case study from a mountainous tropical setting in west-central Panama Abstract - Comprising a diversity of common igneous and sedimentary lithologies, the landscape of Panama reflects its origin and evolution as an inter-oceanic island arc. This landscape…

Race and Place Seminar Series: Panel Discussion

Online NC

Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in Academia Panel Bethany Cutts, Mickey Fearn, Jennifer Richmond-Bryant Moderator Stacy Nelson, Interim Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, College of Natural Resources; Faculty Fellow, Center for Geospatial Analytics; Professor, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources The Race and Place seminar series is intended to highlight research that contextualizes race by…

MEAS Department Seminar

Speaker- Rachel Foster, Stockholm University (hosted by R. Paerl) Seminar Title- It takes two to tango in the open sea: the ecology and activity of diatom-diazotroph symbioses Bio - After earning a B.S. in Biology with a focus on Marine and Freshwater Biology from the University of New Hampshire, USA, Dr. Rachel A. Foster spent several years…

Geospatial Forum with Dr. Sarah Gergel

Malnutrition linked to poor quality diets affects at least 2 billion people globally. Forests and trees are key sources of dietary diversity in some rural settings. Here, we develop and explore the conceptual links between diet diversity and forested landscapes in the rural tropics. We summarize the state of knowledge regarding diets obtained from forests,…

MEAS Department Seminar

Speaker -  Lian Xie, MEAS - Marine Science (host- E. Hyland) Seminar Title - Forecasting Atlantic hurricane activities from a season to a year in advance: the magical power and the limitations of Machine Learning Abstract - Two approaches of Machine Learning (ML) applications in pre-season Atlantic hurricane predictions are explored using historical hurricane and climate data from 1950-2019. In one…

MEAS M.S. Graduate Student Defense

Speaker - Chase Graham, MS- Atmospheric Sciences Seminar Title - Verification of Convection-Allowing NWP in Southeastern U.S. High-Shear, Low-CAPE Environments Committee Chair: Gary Lackmann Committee Members: Sarah Larson, Matthew Parker Please check your email for the Zoom link.

MEAS Graduate Student Defense

Speaker - Rachel Sussman, MS Marine Sciences Seminar - Alterations in DOM composition from terminus to coast: Matanuska Glacier to the Gulf of Alaska Committee Chair - Carli Arendt Committee Members - Chris Osburn, Astrid Schnetzer Please see your email for a Zoom link.

Geospatial Analytics Dissertation Defense: Nikki Inglis

Online NC

Dissertation Title: Temporally dynamic viewscapes for modeling the past and future of visual landscape amenities Advisor: Dr. Jelena Vukomanovic, Faculty Fellow, Center for Geospatial Analytics; Assistant Professor, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Abstract: The visual connection humans make with the 3-dimensional elements of their surrounding landscape––known as a viewscape––is the primary way people…

Geospatial Analytics Dissertation Defense: Kellyn Montgomery

Jordan Hall 5119 2800 Faucette Drive, Raleigh, NC

Dissertation Title: Analytical approaches for plant pest management across the biosecurity continuum Advisor: Dr. Helena Mitasova, Associate Director of Geovisualization, Center for Geospatial Analytics; Professor, Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Abstract: Non-native plant pests and pathogens threaten biodiversity, ecosystem function, food security and economic livelihoods. Minimizing damage from biological invasions involves dynamic, multiscale…