Sunday, December 1, 2013

Caitlin Kontgis receives Vilas Travel Award

Caitlin Kontgis was selected to receive a Vilas Research Travel Award.  Caitlin will use the funds to travel to Vietnam to collect field survey data for her dissertation research in February, 2014.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Chaoyi Chang graduates with MS in Environment & Resources

A huge congratulations to Chaoyi Chang, who successfully defended his Master's thesis Understanding spatial and temporal patterns of urban expansion in Western China during the post-reform era.  With his degree from the Nelson Institute in hand, Chaoyi will move on to graduate research work with Professor Adena Rissman.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Caitlin Kontgis receives NASA fellowship

Congratulations to Caitlin Kontgis (Ph.D. candidate, Department of Geography) on her recent NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship!   This highly competitive fellowship will fund Caitlin’s research at the Center for Sustainablility and the Global Environment (SAGE) for the next 3 years, where she will integrate findings on agricultural land lost to urbanization, future land cover and climate scenarios, and simulations from a crop systems model, to determine the sustainability of rice systems in Vietnam in coming decades.  For more information on this project, go to