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April 8-12, 2014
the latest in research and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience.
Meet and network
with geographers, environmental scientists, and GIS specialists.
are Co-Chairs of the Local Arrangements Committee for the
Association of American Geographers (AAG) Conference
which will be held here in Tampa on April 8-12, 2014. All are welcomed to submit an abstract.
is taking pace now!
The conference will feature more than 5,000 presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips by leading scholars, researchers, and educators. Sessions will be organized around featured themes and relevant topics, such as Florida and the Global South, Cultural Geographies, Climate Change, Geography Education, Human Geography and GIScience, Physical Geography, Geographies of Health, Social Justice, and much
If you are a student,
please consult with your advisor before submitting an abstract. AAG hosts many opportunities for students including a
“Jobs in Geography”
session. Look into the student paper and/or poster competitions sponsored by various specialty groups
(e.g. Jennifer Collins is Vice-Chair of the Climate Specialty Group ).
December 6, 2013
Celebrate a great year with the School of Geosciences and enjoy delicious food and drinks. Cocktail hour starts at 6pm followed by dinner at 7pm. Tickets:
$10 for students, $20 for faculty and alumni, $10 for friends and family.
Tickets include dinner and one drink. TICKETS ARE LIMITED. Cash bar. Semi-formal attire is requested. Join us!
The Towers of Channelside Clubhouse
445 South 12th Street, 5th Floor
The NOAA Preserve Initiative project seeks to preserve the history of past storms in the Tampa Bay region and protect historical documents and data collected by NOAA Hurricane Hunters and NWS. Documents, data, historical flight records and photos are being digitally preserved and made available to the public at the University of South Florida in the library’s Learning Commons in a display case and will shortly be available on the web. The records include NOAA flight crew and scientific personnel, times logged by NOAA aircraft in hurricanes, meteorological findings on each flight, news clippings, historical charts and other Weather Service memorabilia. USF graduate students,Heather Keys and Randall Hergert, are interning at AOC.
Although NOAA Hurricane Hunters serve a community larger than the Tampa Bay region, being located at MacDill Air Force base for the past twenty years has forged NOAA’s aircraft and mission into the culture of the region. A primary goal is to highlight contributions to both the tropical weather community and to faculty hurricane research and collaboration with NOAA. Associate Professor, Jennifer Collins from the School of Geosciences is the project lead from USF, Hurricane Hunter Ian Sears is the project lead from NOAA AOC and Science and Operations Officer Charles Paxton is the project lead at NWS. Jennifer Collins flew with the hurricane hunters last year during the infamous Sandy storm, and has flown other missions with them in the past including Tropical Storm Kyle in 2008.
Life restoration Radiodactylus langstoni Andres and
Myers 2013 ©Ontograph Studios by John Conway.
USF geoscientist Brian Andres Ph.D. names two new species of pterosaurs from his home state of Texas in a volume of the
Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
. This volume was in honor of Wann Langston, Jr., who passed away last April, and who first interested Dr. Andres in pterosaurs as freshman at The University of Texas of Austin. One of these new species, Radiodactylus langstoni, was named after Dr. Langston and is a smaller and more primitive relative of his Quetzalcoatlus, the largest known flying organism with a wingspan of over 32 feet. In this article, titled
Lone Star Pterosaurs,
Dr. Andres described these new species and presented the largest evolutionary analysis of pterosaurs to determine where Texas pterosaurs fit in the Tree of Life.