Speaker Series - Greg Pope, Montclair State
Friday, March 30, 2018, 03:00pm - 04:15pm
"Impacts of Forest Fires on Soils"
Gregory Pope, Ph.D., professor and currently acting department chair in the Department of Earth and Environmental Studies at Montclair State University, has a PhD and MA degrees (Geography) from Arizona State University, and BA (Geography + Geology double major) from the University of Colorado/Colorado Springs. His research interests integrate Earth science with human dimensions, and include deterioration of stone in monuments and architecture; historic and prehistoric human impacts on the environment; and soil and weathering processes in the environment. His publications include editorship of Weathering and Soils Geomorphology (in the Treatise in Geomorphology), chapter author in Principles and Dynamics of the Critical Zone, articles in 13 journals, conference proceedings, and field trip guidebooks, in topics of physical geography and geoarchaeology. His research has been sponsored by the NSF and New Jersey DEP, and he works with colleagues in Italy, Portugal, China, Northern Ireland, and throughout the United States. Dr. Pope teaches a variety of courses in physical geography and environmental geology at Montclair State. An active ambassador to the study of geography, Dr. Pope was a national councilor for the Association of American Geographers, and served previously as Chair of the Geomorphology Specialty Group of the AAG, regional councilor for the Middle States AAG, and president of the Middle States AAG.
All talks are followed by an informal get-together at Pino's in Highland Park, unless otherwise noted.