This year, over 50 GEOG faculty and students will be participating in the 2022 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Fall Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Read below for some highlights of our department’s contributions to the most significant Earth and space sciences conference of the year.
GEOG members are participating in a total of 84 presentations.
This number reflects all presentations authored or coauthored by GEOG faculty and students. GEOG members are first authors on 51 of these presentations, which will take place in oral, poster, and online formats. The presentations span a wide range of topics including Earth observation and machine learning for crop monitoring, wildfires, forest carbon monitoring, sustainable agriculture, land cover and land use change, biodiversity conservation, global health and more.
Over 20 sessions were organized by GEOG researchers.
All presentations taking place at AGU are organized into theme-based sessions. This year, 21 of these sessions were convened or chaired by GEOG faculty and students. A few highlights include:
- “Monitoring, Modeling, and Forecasting Fire Emissions, Smoke, and Their Health Impacts,” organized by Professor and Chair Tatiana Loboda and Doctoral Candidate Allison Bredder
- “Satellite Land Surface Products: Algorithms, Validation, and Applications,” organized by Research Professor Jean-Claude Roger
- “Carbon Monitoring Systems: Research and Applications,” organized by Professor George Hurtt and Research Professor Molly Brown
GEOG students will make their mark with over 20 first author presentations.
As the world’s premier Earth and space sciences conference, AGU presents a unique opportunity for geography students to learn about the latest research on our planet and environment, network with seasoned experts, and present their own research in a professional setting—often for the first time. GEOG students, both undergraduate and graduate, are first authors on over 20 presentations and will be presenting their work in-person through talks and poster sessions. Some examples include:
- “Using Machine Learning and Earth Observation to Forecast Crop Yields in Kenya,” by Alana Ginsburg
- “Quantifying Aboveground Biomass Dynamics from Charcoal Degradation in Mozambique using GEDI Lidar and Landsat,” by Mengyu Liang
- “Mapping of Temporary Roofs in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria Using PlanetScope Data,” by Yiming Zhang
Congratulations and good luck to all participating faculty and students!
AGU 2022 is taking place from December 12th-16th. Learn more about the conference here.