News and Events

GEOG Seminar Series: Dr. Andrew Crooks, George Mason University [4/17/2014]
Andrew Crooks is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computational Social Science at George Mason University. His research interests relate to exploring, understanding and the communication Read more...
2014-04-07 11:33 April Alumni of the Month
Fuad Saif   Year of Graduation: 2011   Major: GIS and Computer Cartography   Current Employment status: Full-time USAID Position: Senior Security Analyst   Why did you want to Read more...
2014-04-07 11:36 April Undergraduate of the Month
Nick Canada   Major: Geographical Sciences, w/ a focus in GIS   Nick spent two semesters at Arizona State University and a semester at UMD pursuing Civil Engineering before he discovered Read more...
GEOG Seminar Series: Zhu Liu of Harvard Kennedy School will speak today [4/3/2014]
Dr. Zhu Liu is a joint Giorgio Ruffolo Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Sustainability Science Program and the Energy Technology Innovation Policy project at Harvard Kennedy School. He graduated Read more...
2014-04-01 14:51 Geography Club: Building pipelines to knowledge
An article, "Building pipelines to knowledge," published April 1st in UMD's Diamondback newspaper features members of the Department's Geography Club volunteering their time to teach kids at Paint Read more...
2014-03-28 12:31 GEOG Research Associate Professor Chengquan Huang Awarded NASA Land Cover/Land Use Change Grant
A project entitled, “Assessment of North American Industrial Forests: Disturbances, Biomass Extraction, and Growth Vigor,” was recently selected for funding by NASA’s Land Cover and Land Use Change Read more...
2014-03-24 15:42 Deadline for Harper Writing Award: Friday, 28 March 2014
The deadline for both the Bob Harper and Alumni Writing Awards is this Friday, 28 March.  Any GEOG undergraduate may enter, and the papers need not be written recently!  Please submit your Read more...
2014-03-13 10:38 March Alumni of the Month
Name: Katie McGaughey Year of graduation: 2010 Major: ENSP & GEOG   Current employment status: Employer: University of Maryland   Position: Geospatial Scientist   Did you/do Read more...
2014-03-12 12:06 Geographical Sciences Spring Career Fair!
Come check out the Geographical Sciences Spring Career Fair Friday, April 4th, 2013 from 9:30 - 12:30 in 1124 Lefrak Hall!  We look forward to seeing you there!! Read more...
GEOG Seminar Series: Dr. Eunjee Lee [3/13/2014]
This Thursday, 13 March, Dr. Eunjee Lee, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Sustainability Science Program at Harvard's Kennedy School, will speak on "An Integrative Approach for Hydrology, Land- Read more...
2014-03-05 12:18 March Undergraduate of the Month!
Alysha Heckman   1) What major(s), minors, and/or certificates you are working on at UMD?. I am completing a dual degree in Geographic Information Systems and Anthropology   2) What are Read more...
GEOG Seminar Series: Dr. Julie Silva will speak this Thursday, 6 March [3/6/2014]
Dr. Julie Silva, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, will speak at our Department Seminar Series this Thursday in room 1124.  The topic Read more...
2014-02-26 13:49 Dr. Janet Nackoney et al Published in Biological Conservation
Dr. Janet Nackoney, a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Geographical Sciences, along with Giuseppe Molinario, Peter Potapov, Svetlana Turubanova, Matthew Hansen and Takeshi Furuichi, Read more...
GEOG Seminar Series: Recent Trends & Potential Future Trajectories in Arctic Water & Carbon Cycles Under a Warming Climate, Dr. Michael Rawlins [2/27/2014]
This Thursday, 27 February, Dr. Michael Rawlins, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, will offer a presentation entitled, "Recent Trends and Read more...
Seminar Series this Thursday: Dr. Robert Kennedy, Dept. of Earth & Environment, Boston University [2/20/2014]
Dr. Robert Kennedy, Assistant Professor in the Earth and Environment Department at Boston University will speak this Thursday, February 20th, from 3:30 – 5:00 in room 1124 LeFrak Hall.  His Read more...
2014-02-06 13:54 Former GEOG Lecturer Eugene Kinerney Passes
Gene (as he was known in the Department) passed on 1 February 2014.  A graduate of the University of Maryland, he served as Geography Department Chair at the University of the District of Read more...
2014-02-11 13:04 UMD ConE Announcements: Hubacek/Sun and Ellicott/Justice Duos Receive Seed Grants
On January 31, 2014, the University of Maryland's Council on the Environment awarded the following seed grants to:   Read more...
2014-02-11 09:42 PhD Student Dong Chen Awarded Outstanding Student Paper Award at the 2013 AGU Fall Conference
Third year PhD student "Tony" Dong Chen won the Outstanding Student Paper Award under the Global Environmental Change category at the 2013 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Conference in San Read more...
2014-02-04 15:45 GEOG Grad Student Kristofer Lasko Publishes Bioenergy Paper with Dr. Krishna Vadrevu in a Peer-Reviewed Journal
In January 2014, graduate student, Kristofer Lasko and research associate professor, Dr. Krishna Vadrevu, published a paper entitled, "Fire regimes and potential bioengergy loss from agricultural Read more...
2014-01-29 12:34 February Alumni of the Month!
Matthew Norman Year of graduation: 2013 Major: Geographical Sciences Minor: Geographic Information Systems Current employment status: ·         Employer: Read more...
2014-01-29 11:45 February Undergraduate of the Month!
Thomas Edward Carter   I am currently working on a degree in Geographic Information Sciences at UMD. I am mainly interested in the social aspects of GIS as they pertain to crime mapping, Read more...
Join Us in Celebrating the 2014 Lunar New Year!!! [1/30/2014]
To honor this year's Lunar New Year, also known as Spring Festival and Chinese New Year, the Department of Geographical Sciences will hold a multi-cultural celebration this coming Thursday, from 3:30 Read more...
2014-01-28 12:44 'VIIRS 375 Active Fire Detection Data Product' Published in Remote Sensing of Environment
Abstract:   Read more...
2014-01-23 09:15 George Hurtt Appointed Guest Editor of the 'Global Land-Use Change and Carbon/Climate Dynamics' Section of Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Dr. George Hurtt has been appointed Guest Editor of a new special section of the international journal Global Biogeochemical Cycles entitled, "Global Land-Use Change and Carbon/Climate Dynamics." Read more...
Surface albedo changes over the entire Greenland from GLASS data in July Dr. Tao He Published Paper in Environmental Research Letters
Drs. Tao He, Shunlin Liang, Dongdong Wang, and collaborators Drs. Yunyue Yu (NOAA), Feng Gao (USDA), and Qiang Liu (Beijing Normal University) recently published a paper in Environmental Read more...
2014-01-06 12:53 Ph.D Student Xiaopeng Song and GLCF Colleagues Published in International Journal of Digital Earth
Ph.D Student Xiaopeng Song, Dr. Chengquan Huang, Dr. Min Feng, Dr. Joseph Sexton, Saurabh Channan and BSOS Dean, Dr. John Townshend recently published a paper entitled, “Integrating Global Land Cover Read more...
2013-12-23 12:59 PhD Student Ana Sanchez-Rivera Awarded Best Student Paper Award at the Applied Geography Conference
First year PhD student and Flagship Fellow, Ana Sanchez-Rivera, won the Best Student Paper Award at the Applied Geography Conference in November 2013. The title of the paper was, "Disparities in Read more...
2013-12-18 17:24 December Alumni of the Month- Roberto Ramirez
Name: Roberto E. Ramirez Year of graduation: 2000 Major: Environmental Science and Policy – Land Use   Current employment status: Employer: Federal Emergency Management Agency Position: Natural Read more...
2013-12-11 12:29 December Undergraduate Student of the Month
Full Name: Megan Eileen Bartlett   What major(s), minors, and/or certificates are you working on at UMD? Bachelors in Geographical Information Science & Computer Cartography.   What are Read more...
2013-11-26 10:10 Klaus Hubacek's Co-Edits a Special Issue on ‘Ecosystem Services, Governance & Stakeholder Participation’ in Ecology & Society
Professor Klaus Hubacek's co-edits appeared in a special issue on "Ecosystem Services, Governance and Stakeholder Participation" in the journal Ecology & Society. Read more...
2013-12-05 12:20 Dr. Janet Nackoney Published in Biodiversity and Conservation
GEOG Research Assistant Professor, Janet Nackoney (et al.), was recently published in the journal Biodiversity and Conservation.  The article, entitled "Human proximity and habitat fragmentation Read more...
2013-12-04 13:10 Dr. Wilfrid Schroeder Co-Authors Paper in Geophysical Research Letters
GEOG Research Associate Professor, Wilfrid Schroeder, co-authored a paper with National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) colleague Janice Coen.  The paper, entitled, "Use of spatially Read more...
2013-12-03 13:17 PhD Student Fernando Rodriguez Selected to be 2013/2014 International Teaching Fellow
GEOG PhD student, Fernando Rodriguez, was selected as a 2013-2014 International Teaching Fellow by UMD's Center for Teaching Excellence. "The CTE-Graduate School International Teaching Fellows (ITF) Read more...
2013-11-26 10:03 Ronald Luna Selected as an Honored Instructor by Transfer2Terp Learning Community
GEOG Lecturer Dr. Ronald Luna was recently selected as an Honored Instructor by UMD's Transfer2Terp Learning Community for making a positive impact on undergraduate education. Indeed, one Read more...
2013-11-25 15:04 Professor Shunlin Liang et al. published the book, Global LAnd Surface Satellite (GLASS) Products: Algorithms, Validation and Analysis
This book describes the algorithms, validation and preliminary analysis of the Global LAnd Surface Satellite (GLASS) products, a long-term, high-quality dataset that is now freely available worldwide. Read more...
Deforestation in the Amazon. Credits: ©iStockphoto.com/luoman Louise Chini Co-Authors Global Carbon Budget Paper
Louise Chini, Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Geographical Sciences, contributed land-use data to the recent Global Carbon Budget (2013) and was a co-author on the related Read more...
2013-11-21 14:52 GEOG Hits New Record: 11 Professors Honored at the 15th Annual Research Leaders Luncheon
On Thursday, 14 November 2013, the Division of Research honored the research leaders of UMD by recognizing their achievements at the 15th Annual Research Leaders Luncheon.   The following Read more...
GIS Day Seminar: Spatial Is Not Special, Spatial SQL: A Language for Geographers [11/20/2013]
This talk, offered by Dr. Arthur J. Lembo, Associate Professor at Salisbury University, will emphasize the power of spatial SQL by showing the principles behind spatial SQL, and how very simple, Read more...
Geographical Sciences Career and Internship Fair 2013 [11/1/2013]
Bring your updated resumes and dress business-casual!   For additional information, please click here.   Read more...
2013-10-09 12:45 GEOG Professor Shunlin Liang Co-edited the recently published book, "Land Surface Observation, Modeling and Data Assimilation"
GEOG Professor, Dr. Shunlin Liang, co-edited the book, "Land Surface Observation, Modeling and Data Assimilation," which will be published by World Scientific on October 23 of this year.  Read more...
Dr. Tao Sun, Director of Chinese National Desertification Monitoring Center, will speak this week [9/26/2013]
Dr. Tao Sun, Director of China's National Desertification Monitoring Center (State Forestry Administration) will discuss the following:   The Chinese government implemented a National Read more...
Dr. Maria Teresa Alvarez- Martinez of Rutgers University to speak at GEOG Seminar Series this week [9/26/2013]
Dr. Maria Teresa Alvarez- Martinez, a postdoctoral researcher at Rutgers School of Planning and Public Policy, will speak on Gaming, States and Tax Revenues – The Tortoise or the Hare: A CGE Read more...
A Discussion with Dr. John Flynn: USAID CARPE, Leading the international effort for land use planning in the Congo Basin [9/4/2013]
Dr. John Flynn was the Director of USAID’s Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (carpe.umd.edu) from 2003-2012, based in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Previously he served Read more...
MPSGIS Orientation [8/23/2013]
Orientation: MPS of Geospatial Information Sciences Program Come meet your instructors and administration with food!   Read more...
Dr. Kenneth Leonard of UMD's Dept. of Agricultural and Resource Economics to speak at Human Dimensions of Global Change Seminar [5/2/2013]
Dr. Kenneth Leonard, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UMD, will discuss the topic, "Improving health outcomes by choosing better doctors: Read more...
Dr. Janis Brizga to speak at Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change [4/25/2013]
Please join us at the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Seminar Series to hear Dr. Janis Brizga discuss 'Drivers of CO2 Emissions in the Former Soviet Union.'   There Read more...