News Archive for the Year 2013

12/23 - Elves Block Icelandic Road Construction
12/20 - Invasive Species: What Are They and Why Are They a Problem?
12/19 - Alumnus Kirk Goldsberry Advocates Geography Education in Sensors & Systems Interview
12/17 - Is Santa the Personification of a Psychedelic Mushroom?
12/17 - Peter Alagona’s Book, “After the Grizzly,” Is “As Compelling As It Will Be Controversial"
12/12 - Fatwa Uses Grammatical Gender As an Excuse to Ban Women from Swimming in the Sea
12/12 - Sumatra Coastal Cave Records Stunning Tsunami History
12/09 - What Is Restoration Ecology ... And How Does It Relate to Geography?!?
12/09 - Elizabeth Kennedy Champions Immigration Reform
12/08 - The Clarke Christmas Celebration Takes the Cake
12/06 - Vast Freshwater Reserves Found Beneath the Oceans
12/05 - University of Tennessee Study Finds Crocodiles are Cleverer than Previously Thought
12/05 - Here There Be Dragons
12/04 - Virtual Wall Could Contain Oil Spills
12/02 - First Joint SDSU / UCSB Retreat
11/26 - Google Earth Reveals Untold Fish Catches
11/25 - Yihong Yuan Successfully Defends Her PhD
11/25 - Today’s Definition of Geography Ain’t Your Daddy’s Anymore
11/23 - During GeoWeek, UCSB Geographers Demonstrate that the Discipline Isn’t Just About Place Names
11/21 - Outreach Committee Shares the Geographer’s Point of View at 4-H National Youth Science Day Event in Santa Barbara
11/20 - We Kill the Thing We Love: Earth’s Oldest Animal Dies for Science
11/19 - University of Maryland Leads First Local-to-Global Mapping of Forest Extent
11/19 - Grant McKenzie Furthers Sustainable Development through Spatial Technology
11/15 - Study Shows that Wind Turbines Killed over 600,000 Bats Last Year
11/14 - Sundowner Winds Create Critical Fire Conditions
11/13 - Fall Newsletter for Friends of Geography
11/09 - UCSB Receives National Recognition for Leading the Way in Water Conservation
11/09 - Asian Ladybugs Invade East Coast Homes
11/06 - What If All the Ice Melted? An Interactive Map from National Geographic
11/05 - Cal State Budget Boost Focuses on “Highly Sought Subjects,” Including Geography
11/05 - Holy Smoke: Religious Ceremonies Account for 23% of Greenhouse Gases on the Indian Subcontinent
11/02 - UCSB Geography Has a Spooky Halloween
10/31 - Research Indicates that Facebook Undermines Sense of Wellbeing in Young Adults
10/30 - Say It Ain’t So—There’s a World Wine Shortage
10/29 - Shared Best Practices at UCSB's Central Coast Sustainability Summit Point the Way to New Sustainable Projects in the Region
10/29 - UCLA Report Urges New Global Policies to Tackle Crisis of Marine Plastic Litter
10/28 - Landon Romano Book Scholarships for Fall 2013
10/23 - Early Warning Fire Detection Satellite Proposed by Berkeley Scientists
10/23 - Recently Declassified Sonar Technology Used to Map America’s Waters
10/22 - Who’s Your Mama? Multiple Hominid Species Theory Challenged
10/21 - Alumnus Michael Marshall Featured in Weather Channel Documentary on “Tipping Points”
10/17 - World’s First Mapping of America’s Rare Plants
10/17 - The European Space Agency Unveils Plans To Take 3D Printing Into the Metal Age
10/16 - Play with your Food and then Eat It
10/15 - Ireland, the Emerald Isle, Might be Losing its Green
10/14 - Undergraduate Transportation Research: Accessibility Analysis at a Fine Spatial Scale
10/14 - Dangermond Travel Awards for Fall 2013
10/14 - Engineer Extraordinaire Derek Manov Retires
10/10 - Grad Student Lumari Pardo-Rodriguez Takes the Stage
10/10 - Welcome To Our New Graduate Students
10/08 - The True Size of Africa: A Small Contribution in the Fight Against Rampant Immappancy by Kai Krause
10/07 - Alumnus Kirk Goldsberry Stresses the Importance of Data Visualization
10/07 - The Fall BBQ: Rub-A-Dub Dub, Thanks For the Grub!
10/04 - Terminator Robots Tackle Jellyfish Menace
10/02 - Geographic Knowledge in Greco-Roman Antiquity
09/30 - UCSB Earth Research Institute Project Scientist Recognized for Bringing Hands-On Earthquake Education to Local Schools
09/30 - Transportation Research Centers and UCSB Geography
09/27 - Monarch Butterflies: Decline and Mimicry
09/26 - Triangulating Archaeological Landscapes: The US Coast Survey in California 1850-1895
09/26 - Crystal Bae Does It Her Way
09/26 - The Rats of Rapa Nui
09/25 - Why Are Most Hurricanes Named After Women?
09/25 - Why Are Human Beings Wired To Favor the Beautiful Ones?
09/23 - A Gaucho and an Indian Walk Into a Bar...
09/23 - Pollution Melted Alps’ Glaciers, Not Rising Temperatures
09/20 - Can Resource Development and Environmental Sustainability Coexist in a Changing Arctic Ocean?
09/18 - Extinction and Overfishing Threats Can Be Predicted Decades Before Population Declines, UCSB Study Shows
09/18 - The Odds of Finding a Red Lobster Are One in 10 Million – If It’s Alive
09/16 - In Lieu of a Loo
09/12 - Fracking: What is an Acceptable Level of Risk for Energy Production?
09/12 - Psychophysics and Szechuan Pepper: A Ticklish Relationship
09/10 - If It Walks Like a Duck and Talks Like a Duck, It’s Probably a Stork or a Spy
09/10 - Largest Single Volcano on Earth Rivals the Largest in the Solar System
09/05 - Experts Team Up on Tsunami Resilience in California
09/05 - Letter from Cape Town
09/05 - Does Science Inspire Moral Behavior?
09/04 - It’s Curtains for Curtains
09/03 - Moving Toward Sustainable Transportation By Simulating, Analyzing Daily Life
08/30 - UCSB Researchers Find Little Difference in Heavy Metal Pollutant Levels Between Fishes Living Around Southern California Oil Platforms and Natural Sites
08/30 - NASA Data Reveals Mega-Canyon under Greenland Ice Sheet
08/30 - If You Stumble Over a 70-Foot Concrete Arrow in the Middle of Nowhere…
08/28 - Language Can Reveal the Invisible, Study Shows
08/27 - From Spatial@UCSB to a Garden in Seattle
08/22 - Ostrich-Egg Globe May Be Oldest to Depict New World
08/22 - Climate Change Is Escalating Wildfire Risk in the U.S.
08/21 - Kudos to SDSU Joint Program Grads
08/20 - Sunburned in Siberia: Heat Wave Leads to Wildfires
08/19 - After 10 Years of Service, NOAA Retires GOES-12 Satellite
08/16 - If Geography Is Prose, Maps Are Iconography (Lennart Meri)
08/14 - Sierra Magazine Ranks UCSB among Top 10 of America’s Greenest Universities
08/13 - NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer Gives Live Video Coverage of Deep Sea Canyons
08/06 - New Evaluation of the Evolutionary Development of “Magic Mushrooms”
08/06 - Water Crisis: Towards a Way to Improve the Situation
08/02 - Mapping Out Happiness
08/02 - A Corpse By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet
07/31 - Earth from Space: A Very Spatial Perspective
07/31 - Eight New Interpretive Signs Installed at UCSB Campus Natural Areas
07/29 - Largest Virus Ever Found Spawns Questions About the Nature of Life
07/25 - Pigeons Use Their Heads To Fly
07/24 - Animals on the UCSB Campus
07/24 - New Tick-Borne Virus Crops Up in the Heartland
07/23 - Angel’s Trumpet
07/23 - UCSB's Corpse Flower: Don’t Hold Your Breath (On Second Thought, Perhaps You Should)!
07/22 - Fracking Byproducts Appear to Cause More U.S. Quakes
07/18 - Things You Need To Know To Succeed In Graduate School
07/17 - Where's Waldo? A New Alien-Like Species Discovered Off California
07/17 - The Geography of Guinea Pigs
07/15 - New Atomic Clock May Redefine the Length of a Second
07/15 - The Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy: Another Unpleasant Truth
07/08 - How Long Will the New Kids On the Block Survive?
07/03 - Krzysztof Janowicz Awarded Hellman Family Faculty Fellowship
07/03 - Krzysztof Janowicz Awarded Regents Junior Faculty Fellowship
07/02 - New Forensic Dating Tool Combats “Blood Ivory”
07/01 - Breakthrough in El Nino Forecasting
06/28 - Mapping Out How to Save Species
06/27 - Dr. Charles Jones Joins Geography Faculty
06/25 - UCSB Sociologist Studies Issues of Privilege From a Geographical Perspective
06/25 - Daniel Phillips Wins 2013 Colville-Dearborn Award
06/24 - The World’s Most Mysterious Manuscript
06/20 - Dar Roberts’ Farewell Speech to the Class of 2013
06/20 - Geography Graduation Reception for the Class of 2013
06/19 - Turning Tequila into Diamonds
06/18 - Evidence for Direct Geographic Influences on Linguistic Sounds: The Case of Ejectives
06/18 - New Research by James Kennett Supports Theory of Extraterrestrial Impact
06/17 - Barbara Walker Receives Getman Service to Students Award
06/13 - Professor Emeritus Joel Michaelsen, “The Lion”
06/12 - The Challenges and Rewards of a Career in Field Oceanography
06/11 - Spring BBQ Gets Superman’s Seal of Approval
06/10 - Professor Emerita Catherine Gautier
06/06 - 2013 End of Year Student Awards
06/05 - UCSB Geography Science Night at Local Elementary School
06/05 - Louisiana’s Coastal Landmarks Are Being Wiped Off the Map
06/05 - The Bite of the Vampyrellid Amoebae
06/03 - A Species of Tiger Moth Is the Only Animal that Can Jam the Sonar of a Predator
05/30 - Why a Big Mouth Can Be Important for the Environment
05/30 - Climate Change Threatens Extinction for 82 Percent of California Native Fish
05/30 - Ill fortune take that thing unblest, / The bird who fouls his own nest
05/29 - UCSB Professors on Brush Fires and Ecosystems
05/28 - Geography Grads Garner Prestigious Fellowships
05/23 - Mike Beland, Forest Cannon, and Andrew Thorpe Selected for NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship Program
05/23 - Melting Ice Forces Evacuation of Russian Arctic Research Station
05/22 - Guylene Gadal’s Visit to South Korea
05/21 - The 2013 Moore Tornado Released More Energy than the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb
05/21 - Supply Shock from North American Oil Rippling through Global Markets
05/20 - Rick Church Wins Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award
05/15 - Eerie ERI – What’s In a Name?
05/14 - The Armadillidiidae That Ate Ellison
05/13 - Google Time-Lapse Images of Earth over Recent Decades
05/09 - Meet Olly, ERI’s Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
05/08 - Elizabeth Kennedy Receives Fulbright Award to do Research in El Salvador
05/06 - Jellyfish: If we can’t beat ‘em, why not eat ‘em?
04/29 - 1,200-Year-Old Oak Toppled by Welsh Storm
04/25 - Forget Sharks—Cows Are More Likely To Kill You
04/24 - UCSB Ranked No. 2 in the World in Leiden Ranking of Top 500 Universities
04/16 - AAG 2013: This Ain’t Your Daddy’s Geography
04/15 - Alumna Dawn Wright Receives Distinguished Teaching Honors from AAG
04/11 - Gautier to Speak at Santa Barbara Workshop Concerning Fracking Regulations
04/10 - Steelhead Trout Fighting for Survival in Our Backyard
04/04 - Extinction Is the Rule; Survival Is the Exception
04/04 - If a Tree Is About to Fall and Somebody Hears It…
04/02 - Can the Economic Value of Remote Sensing Imagery Be Estimated?
04/01 - UCSB Grads among the Top Five AAG Mashup Contenders
04/01 - SimAGENT 1.0 Moves to Practice: Mission Accomplished!
04/01 - Google Translate for Animals: Parlez-Vous Meow?
03/26 - The Loneliest Whale in the World
03/26 - Spring Newsletter for Friends of Geography
03/19 - Spatial Lightning Talks
03/19 - Alumnus Paul Sutton Maps Voter Suppression in Colorado
03/18 - Too much Guinness or an Unidentified Flying Object?
03/18 - "Notes from the Farm" by Alumnus Karl Grossner
03/14 - New Desalination Process Slashes Costs of Producing Fresh Water
03/13 - The First Known Animal to Survive in Space
03/12 - Is Wind Power Waning?
03/11 - Dangermond Travel Awards for Spring and Summer 2013
03/11 - UCSB Geography Welcomes Prospective Grad Students
03/05 - Toxic Zombie Mice versus Guam’s Brown Tree Snakes
02/28 - Without Geography, You’re Nowhere
02/26 - Dar Roberts Awarded Outstanding Contributions Award in Remote Sensing
02/25 - New Maps Provide Crucial Information for Water Managers
02/21 - An Alumnus' Take on Geography as “A Foundation for an Interesting and Rewarding Career”
02/14 - Take a Tour of the Coral Trees on the UCSB Campus
02/13 - Elizabeth Kennedy Champions Health Care for Unaccompanied Migrant Children
02/13 - New Article about the Santa Barbara Fold Belt by Affiliated Faculty Member Ed Keller
02/13 - Geography Department’s Interactive Campus Map Featured in the Daily Nexus
02/12 - RIP: Landsat 5
02/11 - Did Alley Oop Make Soup?
02/05 - Keith Clarke Appointed as Member of the National Geospatial Committee
02/04 - Keith Clarke Chairs NRC Committee Responsible for NGA Report on Geospatial Intelligence
01/31 - Beijing Air Pollution Is Off the Chart
01/30 - Do Snail Trails Predict the Weather, Now and Then?
01/24 - Snowdon - Don't Call It a Foothill
01/22 - Dickey Goes to the Dogs (and Is Named Outstanding Sportsman of the Year along the Way)
01/22 - Low Extinction Rates Made California a Refuge for Diverse Plant Species
01/17 - Why Are Night Lights in North Dakota Visible From the ISS?
01/16 - Rarely Documented Fire Tornado
01/16 - Alumnus Develops Mobile App to “Monitor Anything, Anywhere”
01/09 - Dangermond Travel Awards for Winter 2013
01/09 - Australian Heat Wave Prompts Addition of New Colors to Heat Map Scale
01/08 - Daniel Ervin Scores a Double
01/08 - A Laconic Map of the World
01/02 - In Memoriam: Einar Hovind, the Viking