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Barbara Brower is the winner of the 2017 John Eliot Allen Teaching Award.

Teresa Bulman received and award from National Geographic for her dedication and leadership and a Coordinator in the National Geographic Network of Alliances. 

Paul Loikith received the Portland State University Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award.

Graduate student Elsie Love received the Elsa Jorgenson Award from OGS. 

Graduate student Janardan Mainali received a travel award from the Water Resources Specialty Group of the AAG. 

PUBLICATIONS

Puchi, P., Muñoz, A., González, M., Abarzua, A., Araya, K., Towner, R., Fitzek, R., Holz, A., and Stahle, D. The potential use of Pilgerodendron uviferum treering dating in the historical interpretation of the churches of Chiloé. Revista Bosque (Chile) 38(1): 109-121. DOI: 10.4067/S0717- 92002017000100012 2016 

Holz, A., Méndez, C., Borrero, L., Prieto, A., Torrejón, F., and Maldonado, A. Fires: the main human impact on past environments in Patagonia. Special Issue on “Climate change and cultural evolution”. PAGES Magazine, vol. 24(2), 72 -73. http://dx.doi.org/10.22498/pages.24.2.72
 

Chang, H., Bonnette, M. Stoker, P., Crow-Miller, B., Wentz, E., (2017) Determinants of single family residential water use across scales in four western US cities, Science of the Total Environment 596/597: 451 - 464.
https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Uy3CB8cccjNj  Also shown in the media https://phys.org/news/2017-05-link-home-styles-high.html

Cho, S. and Chang, H. Recent Research Approaches to Urban Flood Vulnerability, 2006-2016, Natural Hazards doi:10.1007/s11069-017-2869-4
 
Heejun Chang (2017) Water and Climate Change, In The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology, Wiley.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg0793/abstract
 
Heejun Chang (2017) Water Conservation, In The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology, Wiley.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg0828/abstract


Kimberly Yazzie and Heejun Chang (2017) Watershed response to climate change and fire-burns in the Upper Umatilla River Basin, USA, Climate, 5(1), 7; doi:10.3390/cli5010007
http://www.mdpi.com/2225-1154/5/1/7

Alexis Cooley and Heejun Chang (2017) Precipitation Intensity Trend Detection using Hourly and Daily Observations in Portland, Oregon Climate, 5(1), 10; doi:10.3390/cli5010010
http://www.mdpi.com/2225-1154/5/1/10
 

Heejun Chang and Matthew Ryan Bonnette (2016) Climate change and water-related ecosystem services: Impacts of drought in California, USA, Ecosystem Health and Sustainability
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ehs2.1254/full

Hunter Shobe and Gwyneth Manser (2016):  Food access and affordability in the Foster Green Ecodistrict: Lessons from student engagement with equity and sustainability in SE Portland, in Sustainable Solutions: University–Community Partnerships Edited by B.D. Wortham-Galvin, Jennifer H. Allen and Jacob Sherman

Marini, M., Fletcher M.S., Holz A. and Nyman P. 2016. “ENSO controls inter-annual fire activity in south-east Australia”. Geophysical Research Letters Vol 43 Issue 117.

Lindsay A. Skog (2016): Khumbi yullha and the Beyul: Sacred Space and the Cultural Politics of Religion in Khumbu, Nepal, Annals of the American Association of Geographers, DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2016.1210498 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/24694452.2016.1210498  

Turner, D.P., Conklin, D.R., Vache, K., Schwartz, C., Nolin, A.W., Chang, H., Watson, E., Bolte, J.P (2016)
Assessing Mechanisms of Climate Change Impact on the Upland Forest Water Balance in Western Oregon Ecohydrology  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/eco.1776/full

Chang, H., Bonnette, M. Stoker, P., Crow-Miller, B., Wentz, E., (2017) Determinants of single family residential water use across scales in four western US cities, Science of the Total Environment 596/597: 451-464. https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Uy3CB8cccjNj

Cho, S. and Chang, H. Recent Research Approaches to Urban Flood Vulnerability, 2006-2016, Natural Hazards doi:10.1007/s11069-017-2869-4

Iguchi, T., W.-K. Tao, D. Wu, C. Peters-Lidard, J. A. Santanello, E. Kemp, Y. Tian, J. Case, W. Wang, R. Ferraro, D. Waliser, J. Kim, H. Lee, B. Guan, B. Tian, and P. C. Loikith, 2017: Sensitivity of CONUS summer rainfall to the selection of cumulus parameterization schemes in NU-WRF seasonal simulations. J. Hydrometeor.accepted.

Puchi, P., Muñoz, A., González, M., Abarzua, A., Araya, K., Towner, R., Fitzek, R., Holz, A., and Stahle, D. The potential use of Pilgerodendron uviferum treering dating in the historical interpretation of the churches of Chiloé. Revista Bosque (Chile) 38(1): 109-121. DOI: 10.4067/S0717- 92002017000100012


PRESENTATIONS

Paul Loikith presented three seminars at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, Scripps Institute of Oceanography in San Diego, CA, and Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA entitled "Connecting Large-Scale Meteorological Patterns with Local Scale Temperature and Precipitation Extremes over the Northwest United States in Observations and Climate Models Using Self Organizing Maps." May 2017.

Heejun Chang gave two invited presentations:

 - Climate change and flood risk in the Willamette River basin: A scenario approach, Portland Climate Action Collaborative Symposium, May 5, 2017

- Climate change and the waters of Mt. Hood, People’s Forest Forum for Mt. Hood, April 15, 2017

The following presentations were made at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Boston, MA April 5 - 9,

Heejun Chang
Climate Change and Urban Flood Vulnerability Assessment

Zbigniew Grabowski, Mary Ann Rozance, Ashlie Denton, Marissa Matsler, and Sarah Kidd
Dam removal PFESTS: dimensional co-production of politics, finance, environment, society and technology in restoration oriented infrastructure interventions 

Daniel Larson
Consider the Source: An Assessment of Customer Support for Source Water Protection in the Greater Portland Area 

Janardan Mainali and Heejun Chang
Spatio-temporal dynamics of water quality parameters in Han River Basin South Korea

Melanie Malone
A Critical Physical Geographical Analysis of Conservation Management Practices: Implications for Soil Quality, Water Quality, and Food Security 

Martin Swobodzinski
Affect, Immersion, Geography, and Virtual Reality

David Banis gave an invited talk at the Oregon State University Geography seminar entitled "Using sociocultural PPGIS data for environmental planning: A case study of travel analysis for national forests". March 6, 2017.

Alex Sweeney presented a poster entitled "Characterizing Large-Scale Meteorological Patterns and Associated Temperature and Precipitation Extremes over the Northwestern U.S. using Self Organizing Maps" at the annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Seattle, Washington.  Paul Loikith was a coauthor on the poster.

Paul Loikith presented a poster entitled "Towards and Event Based Indicator for Monitoring Change in Extreme Precipitatio in Support of the US National Climate Assessment" at the annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Seattle, Washington.  Emily Slinksey was the first author on the poster.

Martin Swobodzinski gave a talk at the TREC Friday Seminar entitled "Individual decision making in online public-participation transportation planning." February 10, 2017.

Alex Sweeney and Paul Loikith. Characterizing Large-Scale Meteorological Patterns and Associated Temperature and Precipitation Extremes over the Northwestern U.S. using Self Organizing Maps, Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Seattle, Washington. (poster)

Emily Slinskey and Paul Loikith. Towards and Event Based Indicator for Monitoring Change in Extreme Precipitatio in Support of the US National Climate Assessment, Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Seattle, Washington. (poster)

Paul Loikith gave a talk at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco entitled "Assessing the effects of non-Gaussian tails on increases in temperature exceedances under global warming using climate models"

Emily Slinskey presented a poster at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco entitled "Towards an Event Based Indicator for Monitoring Change in Extreme Precipitation in Support of the US National Climate Assessment"

Judah Detzer presented a poster at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco entitled "Assessing the Meteorology Associated with Extreme Dust Storms over the Arabian Peninsula: A statistical and dynamical approach."

Paul Loikith. Characterizing Large-Scale Meteorological Patterns and Associated Temperature and Precipitation Extremes over the Northwest US, Northwest Climate Conference in Stevenson, Washington, November 2016

Alexis Cooley and Heejun Chang. Observing change to precipitation intensity from different temporal scales in Portland, Oregon, Northwest Climate Science Conference, Stevenson, Washington, November 2016 (poster)

Chang, H. Modeling flood risk in the Portland, Metro area due to sea level rise and increased discharge

Cho, S., and Chang, H., A hybrid approach to assessing urban vulnerability using expert opinions and participatory planning, International Geographical Congress, Beijing, August 24, 2016 (poster).

Chang, H., Hue, D., Helaire, L. and Talke, S, Modeling urban floods in a changing climate: from reconstructing the past to projecting future risks, International Geographical Congress, Beijing, August 24, 2016.

Heejun Chang gave two invited presentations:
- Spatially weighted models for regional analysis of socio-environmental problems 21st century regional challenges: innovation, integration, and changes in environments and climate, Regional Economies and Policy conference, Jeju, August 19, 2016.
- Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Urban Water Resource Management, Department of Geography, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, August 17, 2016.


GRANTS

May 2017
Hunter Shobe and David Banis received a faculty enhancement grant of $15,000 for the development of a book tentatively titled SFO•PDX•SEA: A Comparative Cultural Atlas of San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle.

Martin Lafrenz received a grant from the Murdock Foundation to study "The Im-portance of Plant-mycorrhizae Mutualism in Salt Marshes".

February 2017
Paul Loikith was awarded $10,481 to study extreme percipitation events over the Upper Willamette and Lower Columbia River Basins. 

December 2016
CSAR 
received an additional $9,420 for the contract "Geospatial Support for the Pacific Region National Wildlife Refuge System" with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. PI: David BanisThis work has been ongoing since 2014. 

September 2016
Teresa Bulman received $27,500 from National Geographic for geography education programs in Oregon.

August 2016
CSAR received an additional $10,400 for the contract "GIS Support to the Ocean Conservancy for Ocean Planning in the Arctic"  PI: David Banis 

IN THE MEDIA

Graduate students Tim Hitchins (Geography) and Sachi Arakawa (Urban and Regional Planning) talk about the ASPRS Student Groups' Resistance GIS conference on OPB's Think Out Loud

Kevin Van Meter, Geography adjunct faculty, authored an op-ed, "The Meaning of 1984 and Brave New World in These Trumpian Times," published in Truth-Out.org, Feb. 15. http://www.truth-out.org/op-ed/item/39490-the-meaning-of-1984-and-brave-new-world-in-these-trumpian-times

Graduate Student- Zuriel Rasmussen, project coordinator on the Portland Urban Coyote Project, was interviewed about coyote sightings and reporting by The Oregonian. Read the article on Oregon Live. She was also featured in issuu for her work on coyote sightings in Beaverton, OR.