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Spring 2020 Colloquium Speaker Series: Kevon Rhiney-Rutgers University

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    Kevon Rhiney   Bitter Grounds: Smallholder Vulnerability and the Coffee Rust Epidemic in the Jamaican Blue Mountains Just as coffee farmers in the Jamaican Blue Mountains (BMs) were rushing into their fields amidst news of a long-awaited upturn in coffee prices on the world market, they were thrown into a tailspin as the first severe outbreak of […]

Spring 2020 Colloquium Speaker Series: David Kaplan – Kent State, President AAG

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David Kaplan Kent State, President AAG   Changes in Geography over the Last Century: Evidence from Doctoral Dissertations Geography as a field has undergone dramatic changes in terms of where it is taught, the growing presence of women in the field, and in the relative prominence of various specialties.  Using a database which includes the […]

Fall 2019 Colloquium Speaker Series: Jennifer Baka – Penn State Co-sponsored with the George Perkins Marsh Institute

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  Jenn Baka Assistant Professor of Geography, Penn State Cracking Appalachia: A Political-Industrial Ecology Perspective Co-sponsored with the George Perkins Marsh Institute A massive industrial re-development project is underway in the wet gas regions of the Marcellus and Utica shale basins of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. State governments have been coordinating and competing to […]

Lisa Naughton Lecture

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Graduate School of Geography Lecture Can formalizing smallholder land rights slow tropical deforestation? Insights from projects around Amazonian reserves in Ecuador and Peru Lisa Naughton, Professor, Department of Geography, UW Madison Land ownership is often uncertain in the world’s most biodiverse and carbon-heavy forests. Many Latin American countries are promoting formal titling programs not only to […]