Stan Trimble’s new book, Historical Agriculture and Soil Erosion in the Upper Mississippi Valley Hill Country (CRC, 2013) received the 2014 G.K. Gilbert Award for Excellence in Geomorphic Research from the Geomorphological Research Group of the Association of American Geographers. The book was also nominated for the J. B. Jackson Prize in historical geography.
At this year's Assocation of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida, UCLA Geography graduate student Dimitar Anguelov was awarded the AAG Economic Geography Specialty Group Research Award, as well as the Russian, Central Eurasian, and East European Specialty Group best paper award.
Geography graduate student Colin Gleason and professor and department chair Laurence C. Smith devised a new way to quantify the amount of water draining from Greenland's melting ice sheet led him to devise a new way to measure river flows from outer space.UCLA Newsroom
Professor Glen MacDonald speaks on NBC Nightly News about the California Drought.
Ph.D. alumnus Tamlin Pavelsky, now Assistant Professor of Global Hydrology at UNC-Chapel Hill, has been awarded a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. Government to early-career scientists and engineers.
Professor and Chair Laurence C. Smith was interviewed Wednesday on KPCC-89.3 FM's "Take Two" about a National Academy of Sciences report co-authored calling for the creation of an early warning system to better anticipate the more sudden and potentially calamitous impacts of climate change.
Graduate student Shenyue Jia's paper, Environmental Variability and Fluctuation of Coccidioidomycosis(Valley Fever) in California: Based on a New Framework Involving Fungal Life Cycle was chosen as an Outstanding Student Paper Award winner at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in San Francisco.
Professor and Chair Laurence C. Smith and graduate student Scott Stephenson research's, Diminishing sea ice might open short routes for trans-Arctic vessels, was selected by PNAS as a top 10 news story of 2013.
New report by several federal agencies and the National Academies calls for the development of an early warning system to help society better anticipate the often unforeseen and potentially calamitous impacts of climate change.
Professor and Chair Laurence C. Smith is one of the 14 leading scholars in this report, Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprise.