Student Research

Undergraduate Student Research

Rebecca Reinbold Student Project.pngRebecca Reinbold is a junior Earth Science major that recently completed an individual study research project with Dr. Marty Mitchell (Geography) and produced an extensive report titled The Physical Geography of Eastern Taiwan: Its Natural Setting

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In Fall 2019, students from GEOG 315 – Geomorphology and GEOG 411/511 – Soils Geomorphology participated in a joint field trip to assist Geography graduate student Ricky Mataitis with research on the stratigraphy and morphology of sand stringers in the upper Midwest – data from this class research project has been included in professional presentations and Ricky’s thesis. Way to go Geography students!


Graduate Student Research

Kenzie Shandonay Student Project.pngKenzie Shandonay Geomorphology Project.pngGeography graduate student Kenzie Shandonay presented results of a collaborative research project titled Geomorphology of Aeolian Sand Stringers in western Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota at the Geological Society of America North-Central Virtual Meeting in May, 2020.

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grand-canyon-zach.pngGeography graduate students Zach Hilgendorf, Jason Millet, and Melissa Kahout along with Geography professor Dr. Phil Larson published an article in the prestigious journal Geomorphology titled From basins to rivers: Understanding the revitalization and significance of top-down drainage integration mechanisms in drainage basin evolution. Data was collected during a field studies course to the desert southwest led by Dr. Larson.

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Raoul_Picture.jpgGeography graduate student Raoul Blackman and professor Dr. Fei Yuan published an article in the renowned journal Remote Sensing titled Detecting Long-Term Urban Forest Cover Change and Impacts of Natural Disasters Using High-Resolution Aerial Images and LiDAR Data. This research was funded by a 2019–2020 James F. Goff Graduate Research Award and a 2019–2020 Dr. Mary Dooley Scholarship Award.