Geospatial Forum

The Geospatial Forum brings together researchers, educators, practitioners and students of the geospatial sciences in an exciting series of presentations and discussions of cutting-edge work.

Join the Geospatial Forum listserv to receive email announcements about upcoming events; simply send an email to John Vogler ( with the subject line “Add to Geospatial Forum listserv.” You can also add the Geospatial Forum calendar to your Google Calendar.

Geospatial Forums are recorded and available on the center’s YouTube channel typically within 24 hours. An archive of presentations dating back to 2014 is available on iTunes U.

Livestream the Forum:

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At-a-glance schedule for Fall 2022

Based on current NC State community standards as well as guest speaker arrangements, we expect the Fall 2022 Geospatial Forum will be a mix of in-person and virtual delivery. We continue to monitor the situation with Covid-19 and will move to fully virtual if needed. Whether in person or virtual, all forums will be livestreamed during the semester.

Current Semester Geospatial Forum Schedule
Date Day Time Presenter
Jan 27 Thursday 3:30 - 4:30pm Dr. Peter Ojiambo
Feb 10 Thursday 3:30 - 4:30pm Dr. Antonia Sebastian
Feb 24 Thursday 3:30 - 4:30pm Dr. Brian Miller
Mar 24 Thursday 3:30 - 4:30pm Dr. Leila Hashemi-Beni
Apr 07 Thursday 3:30 - 4:30pm Dr. Zhe Zhu

Dr. Peter Ojiambo

Professor in NC State's Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, and CGA Faculty Fellow

Cucurbit Downy Mildew: A Model System for Understanding Long-Distance Spread of Plant DiseasesAbstract

Dr. Antonia Sebastian

Assistant Professor in UNC-Chapel Hill's Department of Earth, Marine and Environmental Sciences; hosted by Dr. Helena Mitasova

Attributing Flood Hazards to Anthropogenic Change: Insights from Hurricane Harvey and Southeast TexasAbstract

Dr. Brian Miller

USGS Research Ecologist with the North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center; hosted by Dr. Adam Terando

Facilitating Climate Change Adaptation through Scenario Planning and Simulation ModelingAbstract

Dr. Leila Hashemi-Beni

Assistant Professor in NC A&T's Department of Built Environment; hosted by Dr. Georgina Sanchez

Toward Data-Driven Geospatial Methods for Environmental ManagementAbstract

Dr. Zhe Zhu

Assistant Professor in UConn's Department of Natural Resources and the Environment; hosted by Dr. Josh Gray

Remote Sensing of Land Change: A Multifaceted PerspectiveAbstract

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