For her commitment to sustainability education and engagement, Dr. Judith Meyer, Missouri State University geography professor, earned the 2018 MSU Sustainability Award. Awarded by MSU’s Sustainability Advisory Committee, it was one of sixteen awards given out recently at the 17th Choose Environmental Excellence Awards Luncheon in Springfield. Engaging … [Read more...] about Faculty member honored for environmental excellence
Picture yourself in a national park like Denali, the Everglades or Yellowstone. What comes to mind? Dr. Judith Meyer, a historical geographer at Missouri State University, wants to know how you experience that landscape and why. She has long been fascinated with Yellowstone, where she served as a tour guide for several summers. One of her research interests is what she calls … [Read more...] about Getting a sense of place
From political science to Earth science Dalton Breeding wasn’t always interested in geology. In fact, when he came to Missouri State, he was a political science major with a history minor. "I was taking environmental geology and the instructor invited me to go on one of the field trips with another course," he said. "I really enjoyed the field trip, so I started talking to … [Read more...] about Mixing academics with the outdoors
In one of the most remote areas of the most remote continent lies the Patuxent mountain range within the Pensacola Mountains. If mountains could hide, they would be hidden from most of the world. Scientists know little about how and when these mountains in Antarctica formed. Dr. Kevin Evans, professor of geology at Missouri State University, is going to change that. “We have a … [Read more...] about What can the shoreline and mountains show about climate change?
In the mountains of Idaho, Dr. Matthew McKay and Sourav Nandi from Missouri State University braved the cold in search of mountainous answers. Continent construction Two hundred million years ago, the edge of North America was in present-day Idaho. A series of islands collided with the continent, created mountains and added to North America. “The entire states of Oregon and … [Read more...] about Finding the root of a mountain