‘Student & Faculty highlights’ Category

Science Magazine features climate change research of Prof. La Frenierre

Science, the leading academic journal for the sciences, is featuring Prof. Jeff La Frenierre’s research studying glacial retreat in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador. Congratulations, Jeff!

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Introducing Prof. Jesse McClelland

By Will Ristow (’20)  Please join the Geography Department in welcoming Visiting Professor Jesse McClelland! Jesse currently teaches World Geography in the fall and spring semesters along with a fall Urban Geography class.  He will also be offering an Economic Geography class next spring semester. Jesse was born in Missouri, but grew up in St. […]

Chris Pouliot (’98) receives MN GIS/LIS Polaris Leadership Award

Congratulations to Gustavus Geography alumnus Chris Pouliot (’98) for winning the Minnesota GIS/LIS Polaris Leadership Award. This award recognizes “GIS professionals who demonstrate a beacon of energy and creativity that inspires and guides the rest of us.” Chris works for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Geography Prof. La Frenierre receives major NSF grant

The National Science Foundation Hydrological Sciences program has awarded a three-year grant totaling $192,441 to Gustavus Adolphus College for support of a project entitled Collaborative Research: Determining the eco-hydrogeologic response of tropical glacierized watersheds to climate change: An integrated data-model approach, under the direction of Jeff La Frenierre, Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies. […]

Casey Decker (’18): Scholars at the Capitol 2018

Casey Decker (’18), a double Geography and Geology major, represented Gustavus at the Minnesota Private College Council’s Scholars at the Capitol on February 21, 2018. He was one of 48 student researchers chosen from across the state. His study, Quantifying Glacier Volume Change using UAV-Derived Imagery and Structure from Motion Photogrammetry, was advised by Prof. […]

Elliot Mohler (’18): Working to ensure broadband access for all Minnesotans

Elliot Mohler (’18), a double major in Geography with GIS and Environmental Studies, is an intern for the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. He shares about the internship below. Who did you work for and what did you do? During the fall 2017 semester, I worked for the Minnesota Department of Employment and […]

Spotlight on Prof. Parvathy Binoy

Prof. Parvathy Binoy is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography. She also teaches courses for Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies and Environmental Studies. Student Elliot Mohler (’18) recently interviewed Prof. Binoy to ask the following questions:   Where did you study for your degrees?   I did my B.A. at Oregon State […]