Dr Christine Hatch and co-authors recently published an article in Hydrological Processes challenging the historic assumption that hydraulic conductivity can be treated as a constant in hydraulic and hydrogeologic modeling, especially at sediment-water i
Dr. Christine Hatch recently brought the department's stream table to students at Amherst Regional Middle School as part of their Climate Change Carnival. “This is a good thing to learn about,” said Elannah Brennan, 14, of Amherst, after working with other students to form the riverbeds as the water was unleashed.
Professor Julie Brigham-Grette is playing a key role in the founding of the 50x30 Coalition: an alliance between cryosphere and emissions research institutions and governments that have accepted the scientific necessity to reduce emissions 50% by 2030.
The department is offering several courses this summer through UMass University Without Walls. All courses will be taught remote, and can be taken by students and professionals. Check out the courses below:
Courses in Geography
The department has recently established a fund in memory of Dr Sheila Seaman, who died in 2019 after a valiant battle with cancer. A much beloved teacher, a creative researcher, and an endearing colleague, Sheila embodied the best attributes of a geoscientist and a human
U-Mass Geosciences has a strong showing at the (virtual) annual meeting of the Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America, March 14th and 15th 2021. If you're attending #NEGSA2021 this year don't miss out!
Graduate student Evan Thaler, with professors Isaac Larsen and Qian Yu, recently published a paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that documents complete carbon-rich topsoil loss in one-third of the Corn Belt in the Midwest – nearly 30 milli
While most of our course offerings are remote this semester, we are offering several courses through U-Mass University Without Walls. These are asynchronous courses that are taught independently from your regular semester courseload, and can taken by anyone, whether enrolled at UMass or n
The Geosciences Department is pleased to announce the November 29, 2020 publication of The Chinese City (Routledge, 2021), by Professor Piper Gaubatz (Geography Program) and Professor Weiping Wu (Director, Columbia University Graduate Program in Urban Planning).
U-Mass Geosciences has a strong showing at the (virtual) annual Fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union this year, with 43 department members as authors on 39 talks and posters from December 7th - 16th, 2020. If you're attending #AGU2020 this year don't miss out!
Congratulations to students from the UMass Geography Club for winning the 2020 World Geography Bowl at the American Association of Geographers New England-St Lawrence Valley Division Meeting, November 13, 2020.
The International Association for Geoscience Diversity recently named Dr Michele Cooke, geosciences, as the recipient of its 2020 International Association for Geoscience Diversity Inclusive Geoscience Education and Research Award for her work as a “foundational leader in accessible an
A little over a year ago our beloved faculty member, Dr Sheila Seaman, lost her long and valiant battle with cancer— To honor her dedication to education, research, and the betterment of students, we are launching the Sheila Seaman Student Research Fund. This endowed fun
The Geological Society of America’s (GSA) Continental Scientific Drilling Division (CSD) has named Dr Julie Brigham-Grette as one of its two Distinguished Lecturers for 2020, which means she will be available to give online seminars on her Arctic drilling researc
A team of climate scientists and geologists including Dr Robert DeConto recently received a five-year, $7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to drill through the Greenland Ice Sheet and into the bedrock below, where they will be able to evaluate how long it has been
Dr Stan Stevens retired this month after a 33 year-long career of teaching, 25 of them at U-Mass Amherst— Dr Stevens research and teaching explores society/nature interaction via political and culture ecological approaches and collaborative fieldwork with indigenous peoples.
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