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  • Jaclyn Hatala Matthes is a new assistant professor in the Department of Geography and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Biology.

    Professor Matthes works at the intersection of ecosystem ecology and atmospheric science to investigate physical and biological feedbacks between global climate change, land-use change, and ecosystem processes. She is particularly interested in understanding how ecosystems control greenhouse gas fluxes between the biosphere and atmosphere,...

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  • The Journal of Science as Culture has published Susanne Freidberg's article, "It's complicated: Corporate sustainability and the uneasiness of life cycle assessment."

  • Footprint technopolitics, a new article by Susanne Freidberg, appears in the August 2014 issue of Geoforum.  The journal Historical Research has also published Freidberg's Moral economies and the cold chain, an article based on a plenary lecture delivered last year in London at the 82nd Anglo-American Conference of Historians on the theme of "Food in history."

  • Jaclyn Hatala Matthes published a new paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences. This research, conducted in collaboration with the Biometeorology Lab at the University of California, Berkeley, investigated the spatial drivers of methane emissions from a restored wetland in California. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas that is emitted from flooded soils, and this research helped to better...

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  • Research, says Celeste Winston ’14, is a freeing form of scholarship. “Undergraduate research has given me the ability to explore my interests with the assistance of Dartmouth faculty and with the inspiration of some of my fellow Dartmouth students.”

    In the video below, Winston and Wright talk about undergraduate research in general and Winston’s senior thesis project.

    Having...

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  • Paul Jackson is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Geography.  He investigates how scientists and experts grapple with the interaction between humans and the urban environment, focusing on those experts who presume that this interaction produces populations that are deficient, disadvantaged, and/or diseased.

    He interrogates these relationships in a variety of time periods: 

    • how cholera and marshland was thought to make cities inherently unhealthy (1870s-1890s);...
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  • Geography major Cooper Thomas '14 will spend the 2014–2015 academic year in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, as a Fulbright Fellow. There, he will conduct independent research on post-socialist urbanization and cultural transformation. Inspired by his coursework in urban geography and GIS, as well as a personal interest in Central Asia's social and political history, Cooper will explore the ways in which Bishkek's urban design, land use patterns, architecture, and iconography reflect the reconstitution...

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  • On the road with a teenage Syrian refugee, traveling the underground railroad from Sicily to Sweden’s doorstep. Mackenzie's latest article: 

    http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/02/13/catch-me-if-you-can-syrian-refugees-europe-italy-sweden/

    To learn more about Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin '07 you can visit his website at mkcimage.com...

  • Ben Hughey '12 makes maps. As a kid growing up in Alaska, he used a GPS to hike off-trail. Then, as a college junior, he combined his GPS skills with his mapmaking ability to help three indigenous communities in Ecuador create maps of their lands, which they'll use to defend themselves against future land incursions. Now, at age 25, Ben is using mapmaking to try to get people on board land...

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  • If you can’t find the Gambia on a map, you’re in good company. Even Daniel Bornstein ’14, who has spent months doing research in the African country, has trouble locating it.

    “Even if you know where to look, you still almost can’t see it,” he says with a laugh.

    But what Bornstein does see clearly is a tiny country that is a major example of the changing nature of agriculture throughout the world. A geography major, Bornstein is writing a senior thesis on the relationship...

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