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Dr. Andrew Day was recently awarded funding from the Kentucky Academy of Science on a new research project “Analyzing recent spatio-temporal rainfall erosivity patterns and trends across Kentucky”. This research will use data from the Kentucky Mesonet to explore how rainfall erosivity has been changing over the last decade compared to long-term records.
Dr. Maegen Rochner was recently awarded funding from the Kentucky Academy of Science for her project titled: “Urban Dendrochronology and Anthropogenic Influences on Forests Across the Urban-Rural Gradient.” This research will use methods in dendrochronology to investigate tree growth and climate sensitivity, forest community structure, and potential natural and human influences across the urban-rural gradient in Louisville, Ky.
Maegen L Rochner, Karen J Heeter, Grant L Harley, Climate-induced treeline mortality during the termination of the Little Ice Age in the Greater Yellowstone Ecoregion, USA
Maegen L. Rochner, Grant L. Harley, Karen J. Heeter, Summer Air Temperature for the Greater Yellowstone Ecoregion (770–2019 CE) Over 1,250 Years
Elliot Holmes, Geography MS Graduate, Geospatial Management and Analysis of Microstructural Data from San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD) Core Samples.
Carrie Mott, Daniel Cockayne,"Understanding how hatred persists: situating digital harassment in the long history of white supremacy"
Margath Walker, "Is who you know as important as what you know? Mapping the invisible colleges supporting academic prestige"
Wei Song, “Influence of space-time differentiation of frontal area index on surface temperature” and “Landscape-Based Assessment of Urban Resilience: A Case Study of the Central City of Shenyang”
Carrie Mott, Daniel Cockayne,"Conscientious disengagement and whiteness as a condition of dialogue"
Rochner, M.L., Merrill, Z.A, and Smith, L.G.,"Dendrochronological Investigation of the Knob Creek Cabin at President Abraham Lincoln’s Boyhood Home, Hodgenville, Kentucky, USA"
Gaughan, A.E., Stevens, F.R., Pricope, N., Hartter, J., Cassidy, L., and J.D. Salerno,"Operationalizing Vulnerability: Land System Dynamics in a Transfrontier Conservation Area"