The Chicago Zoological Society awarded Niwaeli Kimambo a Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Endangered Species Fund grant to conduct field research this summer on improving forest connectivity for a critically endangered primate, the Rungwecebus kipunji. The grant funds targeted conservation-related research that would directly help an endangered species. Her work will analyze tree cover trends in a gap that separates two forests that are the main habitat for the primate. She will identify reforestation trajectories from tree farming and from natural forest regeneration in order to make recommendations on how to quickly bring about improved habitat connectivity for the kipunji. Read more
Ph.D. student Nathan Green was awarded the Genevieve Gorst Herfurth Award for Outstanding Research in Social Studies for his paper, “The History and Economy of Anti-Malarial Drug Resistance on the Thai-Cambodia Border”.
The Genevieve Gorst Herfurth Award recognizes a doctoral student in the social studies who has demonstrated outstanding research and scholarly writing accomplishments while a graduate student at UW-Madison. Only one recipient, selected by the Social Studies Divisional Committee, is awarded this prize annually. More
Congratulations 2015 Graduates!
On May 15th we honored our graduating seniors, as well as undergraduate award recipients and new members to the Gamma Theta Upsilon Geography Honors Society. We wish the best of luck to our newest alumni and kudos to all of our outstanding undergraduate members of the geography department community! Check out our Flickr album of the event!