Explore the ever-changing atmosphere controlling, temperatures, clouds, storms, and variable winds.
Examine Earth’s wealth of intriguing features, from dramatic mountains to intricate coastlines and deep oceans, from lush valleys to deserts.
Investigate the distribution of these environments, the processes that create and change them, and their implications for people and life, and vice-versa.
Think globally, emphasizing interconnections and complex issues underlying complicated problems facing society.
Fulfill Gen. Ed. Physical Science and a prerequisite for many classes in Geography.

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Forest Mosaics – Spatial Forest Management Patterns from Stands to Regional Scales in Southeastern U.S. Coastal Plain and Piedmont

Speaker: Ms. Di Yang

PhD Student, Department of Geography, University of Florida

Thursday, February 9, 2017

3:00-3:50 PM (Period 8)

Turlington Hall Room 3012

University of Florida

All are welcome to attend.

anni_yang

yangann1@ufl.edu

Country of Origin: China

Degree Program: PhD

Entered Program: Fall 2016

Expected Graduation: Spring 2020

Dissertation Topic: TBD

Areas of interest: infectious disease, epidemiology, ecological niche modeling, geospatial analysis

Adviser: Dr. Jason Blackburn

Educational Background

  • B.E. in Surveying and Mapping, Hohai University
  • M.S. in Geography, Michigan State University

jyang

tvjoyxq@ufl.edu

Country of Origin: China

Degree Program: M.S.

Entered Program: Fall 2016

Expected Graduation: Spring 2018

Dissertation Topic: TBD

Areas of interest: Medical Geography, GIS

Adviser: Dr. Liang Mao

Educational Background

  • B.S. in GIS, Hunan Normal University

MUELLER, YANGMarket accessibility and hotel prices in the Caribbean: The moderating effect of quality-signaling factors

Yang Yang, Noah J. Mueller, Robertico R. Croes

Article first published online: 21 MAR 2016 Tourism Management

DOI: 10.1016/j.tourman.2016.03.021

ABSTRACT: The purpose of the paper is to investigate the influence of market accessibility on hotel prices and how this influence is moderated by various quality-signaling factors, such as online user ratings, “thumbs up” (recommendation) percentage, hotel class, and chain affiliation. Using a randomized sample of hotels in the Caribbean islands, we employ a three-level mixed-effect linear regression model to investigate the plausible relationship between market accessibility and hotel prices. After controlling for unobserved island-level and hotel-level characteristics, the model indicates that in most periods, low market accessibility (high flight costs) leads to lower hotel prices, and this influence is mitigated by well-established positive reputations as represented by the quality-signaling factors. Our findings imply that hotels should work to increase their reputations to help buffer the impacts of inaccessibility. In an effort to increase market accessibility, one course of action is to reduce airport landing taxes and fees.

Read the full publication at Tourism Management.

Women in Geography 2015 Back (left to right): Johanna Engstrom, Corene Matyas, Rhonda Black, Guoqian Yan, Dawn Nekorchuk, Caroline Parks, Di Yang, Sadie Ryan, Jane Southworth, Audrey Smith Middle (left to right): Hannah Herrero, Jaclyn Hall, Maira Castro, Aghane Antunes, Cynthia Simmons, Alexandra Sabo, Barbara McDade-Gordon, Chiung-Shiuan Fu, ???, Joann Mossa Front (left to right): Yao Zhou, Stephanie Zick, Carly Muir
Women in Geography 2015
Back (left to right): Johanna Engstrom, Corene Matyas, Rhonda Black, Guoqian Yan, Dawn Nekorchuk, Caroline Parks, Di Yang, Sadie Ryan, Jane Southworth, Audrey Smith
Middle (left to right): Hannah Herrero, Jaclyn Hall, Maira Castro, Aghane Antunes, Cynthia Simmons, Alexandra Sabo, Barbara McDade-Gordon, Chiung-Shiuan Fu, Roberta Carvalho, Joann Mossa
Front (left to right): Yao Zhou, Stephanie Zick, Carly Muir

University of Florida Geography Alum Dr. Yang Yang has been selected for the Temple University Fox School of Business Dean’s Research Honor Roll for being named one of the top ten researchers between July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2015. Dr. Yang earned his PhD in Geography under Dr. Timothy Fik in 2013. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, at Temple University, in Philadelphia.

Congratulations Dr. Yang!

YangYang

Email: yang.yang@ufl.edu

Country of Origin: China

egree: PhD

Advisor: Dr. Timothy Fik

Entered Program: Fall 2009

Dissertation Topic: International Tourist Flows, Regional Tourism Growth and Economic Impacts: A Spatial Econometric Method

Areas of/Research Interests: Economic Geography, Tourism Geography, Spatial Econometrics