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LSU Well Represented at SWAAG

Faculty and students participated in the annual meeting of the Southwest Division of the American Association of Geographers in Huntsville, Texas.  LSU had a robust presence on the program and brought home one of the student prizes.

Students and Faculty on the program included:

Liu, Cuiling; Wang, Fahui, Analyzing population density pattern in China with GIS-automated regionalization methods: Hu Line revisited

Allen, Ashley, Impacts of tornado experiences on memory and identity

Xu, Yaping; Wang, Lei; Liu, Chengliang, Liu, Cuiling, Identifying unlawful constructions in cultural relic sites based on subpixel mapping: A case study in Mangshan Tombs, China

Colten, Craig,  Capturing long-distance landscapes: Gopro time-lapse photography

Kyle, Aubry, Between risks: Assessing perceptions of emergency support services in New Orleans, Louisiana, following an August 5th flood event while monitoring Hurricane Harvey (poster)

Haggerty, Kelly; Fazzino, David, Oral histories of ecological and economic change in Franklin City, and Greenbackville, Virginia

Groll, Shannon, Limits of hashtag activism in southern racial justice organizing: Urban and rural community responses to police brutality in Louisiana

Weaver, Kobi, The application and analysis of anthrosoils in the Maya Region

Mathewson, Kent, Karl W. Butzer (1934-2016): In memoriam

Aubry Kyle received the first place award for best graduate student poster.

The department generously supported student travel to the conference.  A number of students made their first trip to Texas and the field trip to and from the conference included travel through Cut and Shoot and Beaumont, Texas.

LSU will be hosting SWAAG in 2018 and we hope for full participation among geography students and faculty.