Keegan Moynahan has been awarded the competetive 2022 AAG Marble-Boyle Undergraduate Achievement Award in Geographic Science. He is currently using GIS to analyze wildfire data and determine vulnerable areas that would best benefit from risk management and disaster mitigation strategies.
Graduate student Brendan Moran and Dr. David Boutt are co-authors of a new paper in the journal Hydrology providing baseliine data on poorly-described high altitude Andean wetlands.
WAMC radio interviews Michael Rawlins (Associate Director, Climate Systems Research Center) on this October's record breaking temperatures in the context of climate change.
PhD student Shaina Sadai, and professors Julie Brigham-Grette and Rob DeConto, have been presenting their research at the United Nations COP-26 climate negotiations in Glasgow.
All events were recorded on the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI) youtube channel:
ENVSCI alum Emma Curran and Dr. Forrest Bowlick explore GIST skill-learning and pedagogy across a number of academic insitutions with new research published in Transactions in GIS.
Dr. Matthew Winnick explores how streams release N2O to the atmosphere with a new paper in AGU Advances.
Click here to see which department members are presenting talks, posters, chairing sessions, or leading field trips at this year's annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA Connects) in Portland, OR, and online, October 10-13 2021.C
With a new paper in Environmental Modelling & Software Dr. Seda Şalap-Ayça tests the efficacy of different visual stacking techniques for the complicated maps produced by global sensitivity analysis.
Dr. Britt Crow-Miller was a recent guest on a special episode of the popular Dive in with Seaside podcast.
Graduate student Hanna Elston and Dr. Michele Cooke recently co-authored a paper in the Earth and Space Science Open Archive on using analog modeling and a 2D Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) to predict off-fault deformation near a strike-slip fault.
For the 10thh anniversary of the 2011 Virginia earthquake, PhD student Laura Fattaruso discusses what paleoseismology can tell us in Temblor.
Dr Christine Hatch and co-authors recently published an article in Hydrological Processes challenging the historic assumption that hydraulic conductivity can be treated as a constant in hydraulic and hydrogeologic modeling, especially at sediment-water i
Dr. Christine Hatch recently brought the department's stream table to students at Amherst Regional Middle School as part of their Climate Change Carnival. “This is a good thing to learn about,” said Elannah Brennan, 14, of Amherst, after working with other students to form the riverbeds as the water was unleashed.
Professor Julie Brigham-Grette is playing a key role in the founding of the 50x30 Coalition: an alliance between cryosphere and emissions research institutions and governments that have accepted the scientific necessity to reduce emissions 50% by 2030.
The department is offering several courses this summer through UMass University Without Walls. All courses will be taught remote, and can be taken by students and professionals. Check out the courses below:
Courses in Geography
The department has recently established a fund in memory of Dr Sheila Seaman, who died in 2019 after a valiant battle with cancer. A much beloved teacher, a creative researcher, and an endearing colleague, Sheila embodied the best attributes of a geoscientist and a human
U-Mass Geosciences has a strong showing at the (virtual) annual meeting of the Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America, March 14th and 15th 2021. If you're attending #NEGSA2021 this year don't miss out!
Graduate student Evan Thaler, with professors Isaac Larsen and Qian Yu, recently published a paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that documents complete carbon-rich topsoil loss in one-third of the Corn Belt in the Midwest – nearly 30 milli
While most of our course offerings are remote this semester, we are offering several courses through U-Mass University Without Walls. These are asynchronous courses that are taught independently from your regular semester courseload, and can taken by anyone, whether enrolled at UMass or n