Archive for 2019

The changing landscape of southern Minnesota agriculture

The Gustavus Möbius Initiative is featuring a short video on the interdisciplinary research of Geography professor Dr. Anna Versluis, Anthropology professor Dr. Annika Ericksen, and Gustavus students on “The Changing Agricultural Landscape of Southern Minnesota: Farmers’ Perspectives.” Dr. Greg Kastor, Professor of History and Hanson-Peterson Chair of Liberal Studies, calls the research project “an interesting, […]

Michelle Simms (’19): Renewable energy in Minnesota

We regularly feature geography-related student internships on this blog. Today we hear from Michelle Simms (’19), a double major in Biology and Religion, who interned in renewable energy infrastructure last summer. Who did you intern for and what does this company do? I worked at Geronimo Energy in Edina, MN. Geronimo Energy is a utility-scale […]

BBC features GAC climate change research

We are excited to share this five-minute BBC video, part of the BBC’s Earth From Space series, on the research of Prof. Jeff La Frenierre and colleagues on how climate change is impacting tropical glaciers. In the clip, Jeff and recent Gustavus graduates Casey Decker (’18) and Abby Michels (’18) can be seen piloting the […]

Imagining responses to climate change through agriculture

              Students in the GEG-150 Culture, Self, and Agriculture 2019 January-term course studied agriculture’s role in society and developed proposals to respond to climate change through agriculture. The course combined themes from last year’s Nobel Conference on soils and the coming Nobel Conference on climate change. Read more about […]

On top of the world: Gusties measure glacier melt in the Andes

Gustavus students Chloe Shaw (’19) and Hanna Albers (’19), working above the clouds at 16,000 feet on Volcán Cayambe, Ecuador, show off their crampon style after installing this glacier melt sensor earlier this month. The two are in Ecuador for a January field season with Prof. Jeff La Frenierre to study tropical glacier response to […]