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September 2021

Geospatial Forum with Dr. Diego Riveros-Iregui (UNC Chapel Hill)

September 2, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

A rapidly growing body of work suggests mountain streams emit surprisingly large amounts of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. Studies in these environments are scarce and estimates of CO2 fluxes from aquatic environments are poorly constrained. High-altitude tropical grasslands, known…

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Geospatial Forum with Prof. Catherine D’Ignazio (MIT)

September 30, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Jordan Hall 5103, 2800 Faucette Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695 United States

As data, including geospatial data, are increasingly mobilized in the service of governments and corporations, their unequal conditions of production, their asymmetrical methods of application, and their unequal effects on both individuals and groups have become increasingly difficult for data…

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October 2021

Geospatial Forum with Dr. Daniela Jones (NC State)

October 14, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Jordan Hall 5103, 2800 Faucette Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695 United States

Biomass feedstock utilization has the potential to reduce dependency on fossil fuels and improve energy security while decarbonizing our energy needs. Energy crops, short rotation woody crops, municipal solid waste, and agricultural and forest residues are considered promising sources of…

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November 2021

Geospatial Forum with Dr. Marynia Kolak (Univ. of Chicago)

November 4, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Jordan Hall 5103, 2800 Faucette Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695 United States

A spatial perspective isn’t (just) about making compelling visualizations, but also investigating how complex human-environment interactions impact the theory, design, methods and infrastructure of research. Detangling how place impacts, interacts with and/or drives factors of health outcomes for different people…

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GIS Week: Geospatial Forum with Dr. Lauren Bennett and Ankita Bakshi (Esri)

November 18, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Jordan Hall 5103, 2800 Faucette Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695 United States

Come learn about some of the most widely adopted machine learning methods used for clustering of spatial data. This forum will illustrate how the algorithms work, how to interpret the results, and how and when to apply them.  We’ll go…

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January 2022

Geospatial Forum with Dr. Peter Ojiambo (NC State)

January 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Cucurbit downy mildew exhibits significant long distance dispersal within the continental United States. The disease is characterized by annual extinction and recolonization cycles that make it an excellent model system to understand and quantify epidemic expansion in both time and…

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February 2022

Geospatial Forum with Dr. Antonia Sebastian (UNC-Chapel Hill)

February 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Insured flood loss in Texas has risen rapidly since 1978, totaling nearly $16.4 billion USD by the end of 2021. These losses have been predominantly concentrated in coastal and urban areas where changes in extreme precipitation coupled with rapid population…

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Geospatial Forum with Dr. Brian Miller (USGS)

February 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Managing natural resources is fraught with uncertainty around how complex ecosystems will respond to management actions and a changing climate. A range of scientific tools can help grapple with different aspects of this challenge, but they are often used independently.…

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March 2022

Geospatial Forum with Dr. Leila Hashemi-Beni (NC A&T State Univ.)

March 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The increasing volume and diversity of sources of geospatial data have created both opportunities and challenges for environmental management studies. Combining and extracting the information contained in these rich multisource data enable novel views and the development of a comprehensive…

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April 2022

Geospatial Forum with Dr. Zhe Zhu (Univ. of Connecticut)

April 7 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The discipline of land change science has been evolving rapidly in the past decades. Remote sensing has played a major role in one of the most critical components of land change science, which includes observation, monitoring, and characterization of land…

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