The University of Maryland Department of Geographical Sciences had a strong presence at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, held virtually from April 7 to April 11, 2021. There was a strong showing from the University of Maryland Department of Geographical Science’s Center for Geospatial Information Science.
Presentations included (in scheduled session order):
- Guimin Zhu, Ph.D. student, Center for Geospatial Information Science, presented the paper titled, “Geospatial analysis of human mobility during the COVID-19 pandemic spread in Florida.”
- Zhiyue (Luna) Xia, Ph.D. candidate, Center for Geospatial Information Science, presented the paper titled “Learning spatiotemporal patterns of drug-related crimes in a major metropolitan area using a random forest model.”
- Jeff Sauer, Ph.D. candidate, presented the paper titled, “A spatio-temporal Bayesian model to estimate spatial patterns of risk for drug-involved emergency department visits in the greater Baltimore-Maryland region.”
- Yao Li, Ph.D. student, presented the paper titled, “Understanding the population risk from malaria using human mobility.”
- Dr. Ariane de Bremond, Senior Research Scientist Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern and Dr. Evan Ellicott, Associate Research Professor were co-authors on a presentation titled, “Two of a kind? Large-scale land acquisitions and commodity frontier expansion in Argentina’s Dry Chaco.”
- Dr. Amanda Hoffman-Hall, Director of Undergraduate Studies, presented the paper titled, “Is Geography for Gen Z? Perceptions of Geography Key Words by University of Maryland Undergraduates.