Archive for August, 2009

Collecting Oral Histories in Haiti

This summer, Dr. Anna Versluis continued to study land change, especially agricultural expansion into former pine forest,  in a watershed in southeast Haiti. In a previous study, Anna and a colleague used satellite images to document the region’s transition from a mixed forest and agriculture landscape in the 1970s to a landscape dominated by agriculture […]

View Gustavus Weather Online

Now you can check on the Saint Peter weather from the comfort of your home. The Geography Department has operated a campus weather station for decades. Students use the data for projects during GEG-108: Weather and Climate and for research projects on solar power, wind energy, hydrology, and plant growth in Saint Peter.  But in […]

Alumnus Featured in Article on Stream Restoration Work

Mac Cafferty (‘00) is the Environmental Resources Manager for the City of Lakeville, MN and was quoted in a July 29, 2009 StarTribune article about efforts he has led to restore meanders to the Vermillion River in order to improve trout habitat. Mac has been involved since 1999 in efforts to restore natural meanders to […]