Geography faculty members present research at regional conference
|Date: Tuesday, November 27th, 2012||Return|
The annual conference of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG) convened in Asheville, N.C., this past weekend, with several faculty and students from WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology in attendance.
Kyle Mattingly of Owensboro, a graduate student at the University of Georgia, presented his WKU undergraduate meteorology honors thesis research, supervised by Dr. Josh Durkee, in a poster titled “Large, Long-lived Convective Systems Over Subtropical South America and Their Relationships with Atmospheric Teleconnections.”
Department Head Dr. David Keeling, Dr. Peggy Gripshover, Dr. Leslie North and Dr. Tom Bell all participated in a panel presentation and discussion on “The Care and Feeding of Journal Editors, or Why your Manuscript was Rejected.”
Adjunct Professor of Geography Dr. Tom Bell presented a poster titled “Making a Scene: The Geography of Modern Rock Music Performance in U.S. Metropolitan Areas” with colleague Dr. Ola Johansson.
Dr. Jason Polk with several co-authors presented “Understanding Drought and Water Resource Issues in Belize: Case Studies using Rural Karst Landscapes from Past to Present.”
Dr. Leslie North and Dr. Jason Polk with several co-authors presented “Under our Feet: Avenues for Promoting Karst Groundwater Awareness and Sustainability.”
In addition, Dr. Peggy Gripshover and Dr. Tom Bell served on the conference program committee and also served on the World Geography Bowl Committee as judges and moderators.
Contact: David Keeling, (270) 745-4555.
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