Geography Staff

Geography Staff has written 186 posts for MadGeogNews

Zhang recieves Capstone Ph.D. Teaching award

Congratulations to student Guiming Zhang for receiving a 2017 ‘Capstone Ph.D. Teaching’ award! The University employs over 2000 teaching assistants campus-wide, and Guiming is one of only fifteen to be chosen for an award in recognition of exceptional teaching. With an emphasis in GIS and big data, Guiming is currently a lecturer for the Department’s […]

Inspiring Future Cartographers

The Geography Department recently welcomed the entire second grade class from Van Hise Elementary School in Madison. 65 energetic second graders visited Science Hall on a field trip to learn about maps and Cartography.  Staff in the Geography Department organized a series of sessions for the students to experience a “lecture”, “lab”, and “discussion section”, in […]

A Conversation with Dr. Morgan Robertson

What led you to geography? I wanted to understand how environmental policy is shaped by both social forces and ecological changes, and other disciplines were telling me I had to focus on one or the other, not both. What excites you about Geography? The freedom to ask questions about the environment that cross traditional academic […]

A Conversation with Dr. Jack Williams

What led you to geography? My research interests are inherently interdisciplinary and so is Geography.  I study the responses of plant species and communities to past and present environmental change, and vegetation feedbacks to other biological and earth systems.  My research combines elements of geosciences (we measure fossil pollen and other paleoenvironmental proxies extracted from […]

Geospatial Summit, April 26

The State Cartographer’s Office is once again taking the lead on organizing the annual UW–Madison Geospatial Summit, to be held in the UW Gordon Commons and Events Center on April 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   The Summit will feature presentations on current geospatial research, teaching, and service initiatives on campus, an educational roundtable, […]

Martindale Recognized at WLIA

Jaime Martindale, Map & GIS Data Librarian at the Robinson Map Library, was honored at the 2017 Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA) annual conference. WLIA is a grassroots organization representing a collection of concerned professionals working to develop, maintain, and apply a network of statewide land information systems. WLIA president, Martin Goettl, presented the Outstanding Contribution […]

A Conversation with Undergraduate Student Mengyu Liang

What do you study? I study Geography and Cartography/GIS. My concentration is in physical geography because I love to learn about the natural environment and changes to it. Outside of these two majors, I am studying how to apply remote sensing techniques to understand Antarctic meteorological events over at the Space, Science & Engineering Center. […]

A Conversation with Dr. Ian Baird

What led you to geography? I was attracted to geography because it is the discipline that is among the best at taking a holistic perspective on environmental issues. That is, it takes ecology and science seriously, but it also take socio-cultural, economic and political issues seriously as well. What excites you about Geography? I am […]

A Conversation with New Alumnus Evan Applegate

What did you study? I studied Cartography & GIS, with a focus in remote sensing; my thesis used 25 years of Landsat satellite imagery to assess land cover change in rural Laos. Earth-observing satellites are my favorite! They help you learn so much about what’s happening on the surface. In what ways is Geography the best […]

A Conversation with Undergraduate Student Leo Roth

What are you studying? I enjoy studying plant species diversity in Wisconsin ecosystems, especially regarding the interactions between native and non-native species. In what ways is Geography the best discipline for your work? Geography provides an interdisciplinary lens through which relevant local (or regional, or global) issues, such as declining native plant diversity, may be addressed. The […]

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