The American Association of Geographers (AAG) hosted their annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 10-14.
In addition to presenting, networking and learning, several students participated in the Geography Bowl.
Several Missouri State students and faculty presented (indicated by the *). An author in bold indicates s/he is from Missouri State.
- Anthropogenic disturbance, geomorphic response, and sediment budget in a small Missouri Ozarks watershed by Dr. Robert Pavlowsky*, Katy Reminga and Grace Roman
- Distribution of large woody debris after a big flood, North Fork Watershed, Missouri Ozarks by Leah Bournival*, Pavlowsky and Derek Martin
- Geospatial analysis of bank erosion for conservation planning, Lamar Lake Watershed, Missouri by Hannah Adams* and Pavlowsky
- Greenway Trail viewshed characteristics: Planning applications using GIS and remote sensing by Aric Beehler*
- Impact of an extreme flood on Riparian Forests in the Missouri Ozarks by Jacob Bendix*, Pavlowsky, Martin and Dr. Toby Dogwiler
- Installation and geomorphic effects of engineered log structures for channel restoration in a Missouri Ozarks river by Pavlowsky, Joseph Nash* and Marc Owen
- Integrating inquiry, field experiences, and service learning in a regional geography course by Dr. Alice Black*
- Integrating tiny and small houses into the American urban fabric: A comparative case study in the Carolinas by Dr. Krista Evans*
- Long-term mining-zinc contamination and remediation effectiveness of stream sediments in the Galena Watershed, SW-Wisconsin and NW-Illinois by Mark Bowen, Dylan King*, Pavlowsky, Scott Lecce, Douglas Faulkner and Peter Jacobs
- Photogrammetric UAV mapping of terrain under dense coastal vegetation: A hybrid analytical approach for classification and terrain correction by Xuelian Meng*, Nan Shang, Xukai Zhang, Chunyan Li, Kaiguang Zhao, Dr. Xiaomin Qiu and Eddie Weeks
- Sediment budget approach to evaluating legacy deposits on Missouri Ozark Floodplains by Reminga*
- Sinkhole risk assessment based on morphological, imagery, and contextual attributes derived from GIS and remotes sensing data by Qiu* and Dr. Shuo-Sheng “Derek” Wu
- Social and economic consequences of black residential segregation by neighborhood socioeconomic characteristics: The scse of metropolitan Detroit by Joe Darden* and Dr. Ron Malega*
- Spatial variability of sediment size and lead concentrations on a mining-contaminated river bar in Big River, southeast Missouri by Madeline Behlke-Entwisle*, Pavlowsky , Kelly Rose and Owen
- Stratigraphic analysis and environmental history of legacy floodplain deposits, lower Big River, southeast Missouri by Miranda Jordan*, Pavlowsky and Owen
- The erosion of sense of place: Shimla, a Himalayan town by Dr. Rajinder Jutla*
In October, students qualified for the Geography Bowl at regional AAG conferences.
The West Lakes Division team consisted of five Missouri State students and one other:
- Hannah Adams, geospatial science graduate student
- Madeline Behlke-Entwisle, geography undergraduate student
- Leah Bournival, geospatial science graduate student
- Dylan King, geospatial science graduate student
- Joe Nash, geospatial science graduate student
- Chris Pierce, graduate student from Northern Iowa University
Dr. Bob Pavlowsky, distinguished professor of geography, says the conference is valuable for its presentations and diversity with typically over 10,000 attendees and a large international participation.