Conferences

CONFERENCES

CONFERENCES

Why attend conferences?

Part of your graduate training at UF will be learning how to communicate effectively the results of your work in public forums. This is an essential professional skill both in obtaining a position and in networking with those in your field. We encourage and support student participation at conferences ranging from local to international as a means of spreading the reputations of the individual and the department, and of building a sense of community within the department.

International:

Bullock, R., 2014.  Spice market value chains and implications for development in the East Usambaras, Tanzania. World Congress of Agroforestry, Delhi, India.

Bunting, E. and J. Southworth, 2014. Patterns and perceptions: The impact of climate variability on people and vegetation within three catchments of southern Africa. Global Land Project, 2nd Open Science Meeting, Berlin, Germany.

Falkner, M., Linthicum, K. J., Britch, S. C., Mao, L. and A. Tatem, 2012.Spatio-temporal dispersion of Aedes taeniorhynchus in Florida. International Congress of Infectious Diseases, Bangkok, Thailand.

Fullman, T., Hyman, M., Steele, J., Browne, C. and K. Sauby, 2012. Statistical methods for predicting invasive species distributions at the landscape level. US-Africa Workshop on Quantitative Landscape Ecology and Environmental Sustainability. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.

Hyman, M., Fullman, T. and J. Steele, 2012. Choosing a species distribution model to fit available data (in the rearview mirror). US-Africa Workshop on Quantitative Landscape Ecology and Environmental Sustainability. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa,

Monzón-Alvarado, C., 2012. Fire landscapes in Calakmul, Mexico: Examining the link between Institutions andForest Fires. Annual Meeting of Latin-AmericanGeographers, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.

Staub, C.G. and Waylen P.R., 2013Precipitation variability in Mauritius: linkages to macro-climatic Indicators over the past 50 years”. Fifth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, Port Louis, Mauritius.

Stevens, F.R., Staub, C.G., Hall, J.M., Binford, M.W., Hartter, J., Marsik, M. Multi-scale approaches for detecting trends and breaks in time series of vegetation indices. 2nd Global Land Project Open Science Meeting, Berlin, Germany.

Yang, Y., 2012. An online database of China tourism statistics. 8th International Tourism Forum. Nanjing, China

National:

Chen Y-H. and T. Fik, 2014. The Impact of 2007 Housing Bubble to Human Properties on Coastal Communities – a Case Study in Clearwater, Florida. Association of American Geographers, Tampa, FL.

Comstock, I. and C. Matyas, 2014. Comparing Tropical Cyclone Rain Events to the Passage of Size Criteria. Association of American Geographers, Tampa, FL.

Engstrom, J. and C.B. Uvo, 2013. Impacts of Northern Hemisphere Teleconnections on the hydropower production in Southern Sweden. Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA.

Engstrom, J., 2014. Climate impacts on hydropower in the southeast United States. Association of American Geographers, Tampa, FL.

Fullman, T., 2012. Habitat use by large herbivores in an elephant-impacted landscape in southern Africa., US Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology Symposium, Newport, RI.

Gibbes, C., Southworth, J. and P.R. Waylen. 2012. An investigation of variability and change in the human and natural systems within a vulnerable semi-arid region. American Geophysical Union Meetings, San Francisco, CA.

Rigg, L., J. Southworth, C. Gibbes, P. Waylen, S. McCarragher, and L. Cassidy. 2013. “Linking dendrochronology, satellite remote sensing and climate in savanna landscapes.” American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.

Southworth, J., C. Gibbes, P. Waylen, and B. Child. 2013. “How do climate variability and climate change influence vegetation cover and vegetation change in dryland ecosystems over southern Africa?” American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA

Waylen, P., J. Southworth, C. Gibbes, and H. Tsai. 2013. “Developing time series analyses and statistical significance of land cover change processes in vegetation persistence analyses.” American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.

Good, R.Z., 2013. The Other Side of Darwin’s Nightmare: Local Perceptions and Responses to Lake Victoria’s Evolving Fisheries. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.

Good, R.Z. 2014. On the Rocks: The Geographies of Food Security and Environmental Justice in Mwanza, Tanzania. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL.

Guo, Q. and C. Matyas, 2014. The Relationship between Size and Rainfall Distribution of Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Prior To Making Landfall. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL.

Hernandez Ayala, J.J., 2014.Multiple Atmospheric Teleconnections Control of Rainfall in the Island of Puerto Rico. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL.

Keellings, D., 2012. Investigating drivers of European hot spells using Extreme Value Analysis. American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Keellings, D. and P. Waylen, 2013. Characterizing Climatological Heat Wave Risk in Florida using Extreme Value Analysis. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.

Keellings, D. and P. Waylen, 2014. Increased Risk of Heat Waves in Florida: Characterizing Changes in Bivariate Heat Wave Risk Using Extreme Value Analysis. American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Keellings, D. and P. Waylen, 2014. Investigating Drivers of Bivariate Heat Waves in Florida using Extreme Value Analysis. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL.

Mighty, M., 2013. Maintaining Competitive Advantage in the Jamaican Coffee Industry: The Response of Farmers to Recent Challenges. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.

Mighty, M., 2014. An Examination of the Jamaican Coffee Industry Using Porter’s Five Forces Model. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL.

Mueller, N., 2014. Why Tourism is Not Addressing Climate Change: A Case from the Caribbean. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL.

Mao, L. and D. Nekorchuk, 2014.Measuring Spatial Accessibility to Healthcare for Populations with Multiple Transportation Modes. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL.

Sonia, D., Prakash, N.A.J., Patarasuk, R., Chen, Y.H., and L. Bai, 2012. Remote sensing solution for updating the National Coastal Wetlands Inventory and invasive plant species. ASPRS: Imaging and Geospatial Technologies – Into the Future, Sacramento, CA.

Patel, N.N., Gamba, P. and A.J. Tatem, 2014. The role of High Resolution Population Mapping in Validating Extraction of Urban Settlements from the Google Earth Engine. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL.

Staub, C.G. and Waylen P.R., 2012. Investigating relationships between the Indian Ocean Dipole and inter decadal rainfall variability in Mauritius”. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New York, NY.

Staub, C.G. , 2014. The Influence of Pacific and Indian Ocean sea surface temperatures on monthly rainfall in Mauritius. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL.

Steele, J., Browne, C., Fullman, T., Hyman, M., and K. Sauby, 2012. Modeling invasive plant species in Florida to inform statewide management practices. Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR.

Hartter, J., Ducey, M. J., Hamilton, L. C., Palace, M. W., Stevens, F. R., Christofferson, N., & Oester, P. 2014. Climate Change Adaptation in Working Landscapes of the Intermountain Northwest. USDA NIFA Agricultural Science for Climate Variability and Change Project Directors Meeting, January 6-9. Gainesville, FL.

Podkul, T. E., and F.R. Stevens, 2012. Geospatial influences of control and access to water resources in Peru: A study in the geography of social networks. The Society for Applied Anthropology, Baltimore, MD.

F.R. Stevens, 2014. Changing Communities and Forests of the Inland Northwest: Perceptions and Realities at Multiple Scales. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL.

Matyas, C.J. and J. Tang, 2013. Geospatial properties of tropical cyclone rain bands as detected by ground-based radar. Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies, American Meteorological Society, Austin, TX.

Matyas, C.J. and J. Tang, 2014. Measuring the degree of closure of tropical cyclone outer rainbands and inner core. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL.

Yang, Y., 2012. Domestic tourism demand of China urban and rural residents: Does relative income matter? TTRA. Virginia Beach, VA.

Zhu, L. and J. Southworth, 2014 Interannual variability of global terrestrial net primary production derived from satellite observations, 1982-2010. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL.

Zick, S., 2013. Thermodynamic effects on tropical cyclone rainfall distributions during landfall. Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA

 

Regional:

Bunting, E., 2012. Local perceptions of livelihood risk across the Kwando, Okavango, and Zambezi catchments. Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers, Asheville, NC.

Comstock, I. and C.J. Matyas, 2012. Relationships between tropical cyclone warning times, rain event duration, and rain accumulation. Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers, Asheville, NC.

Gaughan, A.E., Stevens, F.R., Linard, C., Jia, P., and A.J. Tatem, 2012. High resolution population distribution maps for Southeast Asia in 2010 and 2015. Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers, Asheville, NC.

Waylen, P.R., Southworth, J., Gibbes,C. and H. Tsai. 2012.Developing statistical tools to determine significance of land cover changes in persistence analyses. Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers, Asheville, NC.

Keellings, D., 2012. Modeling European hot spells using Extreme Value Analysis. Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers, Asheville, NC.

 Mighty, M. 2013. How GIS Analysis Can Improve the Competitive Advantage of the Jamaican Coffee Industry. Southeastern Division of the Association of the American Geographers, Roanoke, VA.

Zick, S. E., 2012. Effects of the Madden-Julian Oscillation on the cyclogenesis of hurricane Fausto (2002). Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers, Asheville, NC.

Zick, S.E., and C. Matyas, 2013.  Assessment of Tropical Cyclone Moisture Budgets in the North American Regional Reananlysis. Southeast Division of the American Association of Geographers (SEDAAG), Roanoke, VA.

 

State:

 Kong, W., 2014. ENSO and the Covariance of Annual Rainfalls in the Arenal and Tempisque Basins, Costa Rica. Florida Society of Geographers Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Waylen, P.R., Tsai, H. and J. Southworth. 2013. Spatial and seasonal persistence of agricultural and palustrine wetland land covers in Florida, 1982-2006. Florida Society of Geographers, Tallahassee, FL.

 

Local:

Good, R.Z, 2014. Violence and Racism in the New Virtual Spaces of African-Set Video Games. Students in African Studies Association (SASA), Center for African Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Good, R.Z., 2014 The Other Side of Darwin’s Nightmare: Local Perceptions and Responses to Lake Victoria’s Evolving Fisheries. 9th Annual Conference of the Social Sciences: “Looking Forward: Broadening Horizons for Interdisciplinary Research,” Gainesville, FL.

POSTERS

National:

Comstock, I.J. and C.J. Matyas, 2014.The Timing of Hurricane Rain Events along the Coastal United States. American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Kong, W., 2014. ENSO and the Covariance of Annual Rainfalls in the Arenal and Tempisque Basins, Costa Rica. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL.

Muir, C., 2014. Is Precipitation Driven by the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation Influencing Land Use and land Cover in Florida. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL.

Tang, J. and CJ. Matyas, 2014. Spatial Analysis Infrastructure for Tropical Cyclones Observation from Ground-Based Doppler Radar Towards Big Data and Cloud Computing. American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Tian, D. and C.J. Martinez, 2014. Forecasting municipal water demand based on the Global Ensemble Forecast System. American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Wang, Y, P. Waylen and L. Mao, 2013. Spatio-Temporal Modeling of Weekly ILI Peak Events with Crossing Theory. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.

Wang, Y. and C.J Matyas, 2014. Characterizing the different land cover types that U.S. landfalling tropical cyclones have crossed. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL.

Yang, D., 2014.Remote Sensing Time Series Reconstruction Methods and Analysis Based on Different Environmental Parameters. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL.

Zhou, Y. and C.J. Matyas, 2014. Measuring the width of rainfall swaths produced by landfalling tropical cyclones over the northeastern U.S. American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Zhou, Y. and C.J. Matyas, 2014. Measuring the width of rainfall swaths produced by landfalling tropical cyclones. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL.

Zick, S., and C. Matyas, 2014. Assessment of Tropical Cyclone Moisture and Thermodynamic Budgets in the North American Regional Reanalysis. 2014 American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA,

 

Regional:

Chen, Y-H and T. Fik, 2012. The Impact of 2007 housing bubble – spatial and temporal analysis of signal family house prices in Clearwater, Florida. Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers, Asheville, NC.

Patarasuk, R., Chen Y-H, Jaya Prakash N.A., Bai, L. and S. Delphin, 2012. Remote sensing solution for updating the National Coastal Wetlands Inventory. Southeastern Division of Association of American Geographers, Asheville, NC.

 

State:

 Fullman, T., Steele, J., Hyman, M., Browne, C. and K. Sauby, 2012. Predicting the distribution of invasive plant species using aerial survey data. Florida Chapter of the Wildlife Society & Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council, Ocala, FL.

 

Local:

Bullock, R., 2013. Social capital and exchange: The role of trust in spice trade in East Usambaras, Tanzania. 8th Annual Meeting of the Social Sciences “Envisioning Common Ground”, Gainesville, FL.

Comstock, I.J.,2012. Comparisons of hurricane rainfall totals as estimated by radar and Florida Automated Weather Network rain gauges. Florida Climate Institute, Gainesville, FL.

Garcia, A.J., 2013. Spatial interaction models and infectious movements. 8th Annual Meeting of the Social Sciences “Envisioning Common Ground”, Gainesville, FL.

Mavah, G.A., 2013. The nature of wildlife institutions and rural citizens’ legitimacy to their enforcement in Republic of Congo. 8th Annual Meeting of the Social Sciences “Envisioning Common Ground”, Gainesville, FL.

Mighty, M. 2013. Challenges and responses of farmers in Jamaica’s coffee industry. 8th Annual Meeting of the Social Sciences “Envisioning Common Ground”, Gainesville, FL.

Monzón-Alvarado, C., 2013. Regulating natural resources under climate variability: Fire management in Calakmul, Mexico. 8th Annual Meeting of the Social Sciences “Envisioning Common Ground”, Gainesville, FL

Mueller, N., 2013, Caribbean island airports: Who should be worried about sea level change? 8th Annual Meeting of the Social Sciences “Envisioning Common Ground”, Gainesville, FL

Patel N.N.,2013. Examining metropolitan accessibility to HIV and TB treatment facilities in Ahmedabad, India. 8th Annual Meeting of the Social Sciences “Envisioning Common Ground”, Gainesville, FL

Ferguson J., Cannataro, V., Langebrake, J., Hamman, E. and A.J. Garcia, 2013. Early detection sampling in multi-host diseases. Emerging Pathogens Institute Research Day, University of Florida.

Garcia A.J., Pindolia, D.K. and A.J. Tatem, 2013. Understanding sub-national connectivities for malaria control and elimination”, Emerging Pathogens Institute Research Day, University of Florida.

Keellings, D. and P. Waylen, 2013. Characterizing climatological heat wave risk in Florida using Extreme Value Analysis. Emerging Pathogens Institute Research Day, University of Florida.

Keellings, D., 2012. Investigating drivers of European hot spells using Extreme Value Analysis. Emerging Pathogens Institute Research Day, University of Florida.

Morris, L., Blackburn, J.K., Talibzade, A., Kracilik, I., and R. Abdullahyev., 2013. Measuring interannual dynamics of the Trans-Caucasian lowland plague focus in Azerbaijan using historical maps and STAMP. Emerging Pathogens Institute Research Day, University of Florida.

Blackburn, J.K. and L. Morris. 2013. Informing zoonosis surveillance with animal movement ecology: Tracking elk during the Montana anthrax period. Emerging Pathogens Institute Research Day, University of Florida.

Mullins, J., Garofolo, G, Van Ert, M., Fasanella, A., Lukhnova, L., Hugh-Jones, M. and J. Blackburn, 2013. Ecological niche modeling of bacillus anthracis on three continents: Evidence for genetic-ecological divergence. Emerging Pathogens Institute Research Day, University of Florida, 2013.

Pindolia, D.K., Garcia, A.J., Smith, D. L. and A.J. Tatem, 2012. Human and malaria movement for elimination and control planning: A review”, GIS Research Day and National Science Foundation Research Day, University of Florida.

Pindolia, D.K., Huang, Z., Kumar, U, West, W. and A.J. Tatem, 2012. Malaria elimination: The implications of population movements in Namibia. Emerging Pathogens Institute Research Day, University of Florida.

Barnes, A., Wardwell, S., Stirling, D. and D.K. Pindolia, 2013. South Sudan health assessment: outcomes and development: Using GIS mapping. Emerging Pathogens Institute Research Day, University of Florida.

Y. Wang, Waylen, P. and L. Mao, 2013. Spatio-temporal modeling of weekly ILI peak events with Crossing Theory. Emerging Pathogens Institute Research Day, University of Florida.

Mao, L., Yang, Y. and Y.Qiu, 2013. Annual economic impacts of seasonal influenza and vaccination on US counties: Spatial heterogeneity and patterns. Emerging Pathogens Institute Research Day, University of Florida.