New and returning graduate students embarked on a field trip to Cocodrie, La. where they canoed through marsh, learned about barrier island and wetland loss, and even got splashed by alligators.
Starting this semester, entering Ph.D. students will receive their degree in Geography and Anthropology. Students who enrolled prior to Fall 2013 will have the option to either keep the Ph.D. in Geography (with the option for a concentration in Anthropology) or to change their major to Geography and Anthropology.
G&A’s Dr. Barry Keim sat down with Washington Post weather blogger Adam Rainear for a Q&A on post-Katrina life and his role at the Southern Regional Climate Center and Office of State Climatology, both housed inside the LSU geography department.
A team of G&A archaeologists surveyed the Nepeña Valley in Peru this July for evidence of ancient warfare as part of a research project led by assistant professor David Chicoine.
The most comprehensive collection of storm surge information in the world, SURGEDAT, has been launched by researchers in the Department of Geography and Anthropology at LSU.
Dr. Craig Colten, Carl O. Sauer Professor of Geography, has been invited to speak at the Infrastructure and Equity Conference in Bogota, Columbia, on Aug. 21. The principal host and organizer is Columbia Humanitaria, a federal agency created in the wake of disastrous La Nina floods in 2010-2011, which guides relief and rehabilitation in the wake of disasters and fosters strong institutional and financial strategies to face future hazard events.
Dr. Craig Colten, Carl O. Sauer Professor in Geography, has joined the Water Institute of the Gulf as its director of Human Dimensions. While retaining his position with LSU, he will work to help coastal communities adapt and respond to environmental changes and hazards.
Diaries from pre- and post-Civil War America, newspaper clippings, shipping log books, and personal items such as photographs, eye glasses, a pocket watch, and engraved silverware are just a few of the treasures the Department of Geography and Anthropology faculty have discovered in a recent gift to LSU.
G&A undergraduate Margeaux Murray joined an international crew of archaeologists at the ancient seaside settlement of Samanco (600-200 BCE), located in the desert 250 miles north of Lima, Peru.
A G&A research project that could change the way visitors see New Orleans was featured this week in The Advocate.