Dr. McElwee named a 2019 Carnegie Fellow

Professor Pamela McElwee, an associate professor of human ecology and member of the geography graduate faculty at Rutgers, was named a 2019 Carnegie Fellow. Each year the Andrew Carnegie Fellows program awards grants to a select group of extraordinary scholars and writers whose groundbreaking work d...

Graduate Student Khai Nguyen wins P.E.O Scholar Award

Khai Hoan Nguyen is one of 150 women nationally awarded a $15,000 P.E.O. Scholar Award for the 2019-2020 academic year. The P.E.O. Scholar Awards are one-time, competitive, merit-based awards intended to recognize and encourage academic excellence and achievement by women in doctoral-level programs....

Professor Åsa Rennermalm wins Excellence in Teaching & Mentoring Award

Professor Åsa Rennermalm was selected for the Excellence in Teaching & Mentoring Award (Faculty) from the School of Graduate Studies.

Undergraduate Alina Schulz awarded AAG Cryosphere Award

Alina Schulz was awarded the AAG Cryosphere Section R.S Tarr Award for outstanding undergraduate poster presentation at the 2019 annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers, held in Washington, D.C. Her poster was titled Observing Supraglacial Stream Dynamics not he Greenland Ice Sheet...

Dr Divya Karnad receives the 'Global Future For Nature Award'

Dr Divya Karnad has become the second Indian and the first woman to receive the 'Global Future For Nature Award' for her work on marine conservation. The 'Future For Nature Award' is a prestigious international award that celebrates tangible achievements in protecting wild animal and plant species....

Dr. Rhiney to serve as panelist at the 2019 AAG Political Geography Plenary in Washington, D.C.

The 2019 Plenary of Political Geography speciality group of the American Association of Geographers features a keynote by Yarimar Bonilla. Professor Bonilla will use the case of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico to discuss “the coloniality of disaster,” or how catastrophic events like hurricanes, earth...

Dr. Robinson on climate change in Scientific American

This month Scientific American featured a story titled "Love Snow? Here's How It's Changing," that drew from expert analysis of changing snow cover patterns to summarize the effects of climate change on snow globally. Professor Dave Robinson was interviewed in the story, and described the prediction...

Dr. St. Martin's article published in Society & Space

Read Kevin St. Martin's newest article on new productions of ocean space that are informed by growing global practices of information-gathering, geocoding, and synthesizing via networks of scientific and political actors. The article, titled "Ocean Data Portals: Performing a New Infrastructure for O...

Graduate Student Natalie Teale wins AMS Student Presentation Award

The Hydrology committee of American Meteorological Society awarded Graduate Student Natalie Teale the AMS Student Presentation Award for her oral presentation at the 2019 AMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ The 33rd Conference on Hydrology sponsored a competition for students presenting their own orig...

Dr. Schneider's article published in Nature

Fires that contribute to deforestation spiked six-fold in Colombia in the year after a historic 2016 peace agreement ended decades of conflict between Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) guerrillas and government forces, according to a study in Nature Ecology & Evolution. “This dramat...

Dr. Rennermalm receives 2018 mentor award

Professor Åsa Rennermalm received the 2018 First-Year Interest Group Seminars (FIGS) Mentors award. She was nominated by the instructor Alina Schultz, an undergraduate Geography major. Åsa notes that, "Alina's FIGS course has been a great success. Thanks to Alina's hard work and dedication, about 20...

Dr. Rhiney discusses "Disaster Capitalism"

What ties together Palestinian checkpoints, the end of public housing in New Orleans, Roma dispossession in Eastern Europe, and power blackouts in the wake of Hurricane Maria's destruction of Puerto Rico? Professor Kevon Rhiney joined Naomi Klein (Journalism), Jasbir Puar (Women's and Gender Studies...

Sasha Leidman selected for Geography Bowl

PhD student Sasha Leidman was selected to be part of the AAG Middle States team in the Geography Bowl at the AAG Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. He was one of six top scorers among about forty students competing for a spot on the team.

Rutgers PhD students take top prizes at AAG Middle States meeting

Rohi Muthyala won first place and Sasha Leidman won second place in the 2018 AAG Middle States graduate student poster competition. Both drew from their ongoing research on the Greenland ice sheet, under the supervision of Professor Asa Rennermalm. Rohi's poster was titled "What drives the stream di...

Dr. Rennermalm's research covered by National Geographic

GREENLAND – Word spread fast at the Kangerlussuaq International Science Support facility in Greenland: One of the bridges along Greenland’s longest road was now under the raging Watson River. A research team was almost stranded on the far side of the bridge by the roaring water, and when they return...

Dr. Rhiney named editor of Geography Compass

Dr. Kevon Rhiney has been appointed as the editor of the Development Section of the journal Geography Compass. Now in its tenth year of publication, the journal is now well known (ISI Impact Factor of 2.15) for its state-of-the-art surveys of current research, tackling the major topics, issues, view...

Dr. Schneider speaks at the National University of Colombia

Laura Schneider, biologist, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Geography at Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, and "Fulbright distinguished chair-National University on biodiversity and sustainable development 2017-2018," explained to the audience how to understand Socio-ecologica...

Dr. Leichenko receives Rutgers Scholar Teacher Award

This award honors tenured faculty members who have made outstanding synergistic contributions in research and teaching. It is given to no more than five individuals each year, recognizing faculty who make visible the vital link between teaching and scholarship, by contributing to the scholarship of...

Sasha Leidman awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Graduate student Sasha Leidman has been awarded a 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Sasha's selection was based on his demonstrated potential to contribute to strengthening the vitality of the U.S. science and engineering enterprise. His work uses polar hydrology and arc...