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Spatial Speaker Series

U-Spatial provides support to bring outstanding national and international researchers working on spatial issues to participate in colloquium hosted by departments/units. U-Spatial is making  $1,000 matching grants available to help bring professionals and scholars to campus and enhance spatial research.

The primary criteria in making selections will be the relevance of the speaker's spatial-related work and presentation topic to the hosting department and larger community; the U-Spatial advisory group will provide advice in making selections if needed. U-Spatial will make an RA's time available to help prepare online readings, online bibliography, and document the guest's presentation hosted on the U-Spatial web site. Please contact Francis Harvey to request support.

Upcoming Speakers

None scheduled

Past Speakers

Roland Fletcher, Director of the Greater Angkor Project, and Professor of Archeology, University of Sydney, Australia

LiDAR, Water, and the Demise of Greater Angkor
November 7, 4-5:30 pm, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
watch his presentation


Compton (Jim) Tucker, Senior Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
The satellite record of climate -- observations not beliefs!
October 17, 12:00 pm, IonE Seminar Room R380, Learning & Environmental Sciences

Photosynthetic capacity trends 1981-2012 using AVHRR and MODIS satellite data
October 18, 11:00 am, Green Hall 203 - watch his presentation


Stephen J. Walsh, Lyle V. Jones Distinguished Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Enhanced Process Understanding of the Drivers of Land Use/Land Cover Change by Synthesizing across Agent Based Models
November 1, 2013 - 3:30 pm, 445 Blegen Hall - watch his presentation


Kathleen Stewart, Department of Geography, University of Iowa
Geographic dynamics: how an integrated spatial-temporal perspective contributes to understanding change and movement
March 8, 2013 - watch her presentation


Daniel Simpson & Håvard Rue, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Introduction to Spatial Data Analysis
April 8, 2013


David Bodenhamer, The Polis Center, Indiana University-Purdue University
Deep Maps, Emergent Realities: The Promise of Spatial Humanities
April 22, 2013