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Robert Bean

Doctoral Candidate and Teaching Assistant

beanr@utexas.edu |
CLA Digital Landscapes Lab

Education: MS Geography, Portland State University

Interests: Southern African Hydrology; Sediment Transport; Geomorphometry; GIScience; SAR (Radar); Macrogeomorphology

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Thomas Christiansen

Ph.D. Student

tbc@utexas.edu |
512-433-9337 |
SAC 4.160

Education: MA in Geography and the Environment, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Landscape and Disturbance Ecology, Biogeography, Savannas, Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing.

Jedidiah Dale

Graduate student

jedale@utexas.edu

Education: BA Earth Science, University of Pennsylvania

Interests: Geomorphology, geoarchaeology, remote sensing, Historical Ecology of the Pre-Columbian world

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William Delgado

Graduate student

wrdelgado@utexas.edu

Education: B.S. Environmental Policy, Georgetown University

Interests: Water Resources, Water Desalination, Renewable Energy, Climate Change, Arid Climates, Public Infrastructure

Audrey Denvir

Graduate student

audreydenvir@utexas.edu

Education: PhD, UT Austin

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Sara Diamond

Doctoral Candidate

sdiamond@utexas.edu

Education: M.S. Entomology, University of California, Davis

Interests: Conservation Biogeography, Environmental Justice, Gender and Conservation, Tropical Ecology, Environmental Policy, Amazon Basin, Indigenous Rights, Sustainable Development, Political Ecology

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Leila Donn

Graduate student

leiladonn@utexas.edu

Education: B.S. Geology, Sewanee: The University of the South

Interests: Geomorphology, soils, karst, human-environment interaction

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Colin Doyle

Graduate student

csdoyle@utexas.edu

Education: B.S. Environmental Biology, Georgetown University

Interests: Plant-soil interactions, hydrology, geomorphology, remote sensing, GIS, sustainable development

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Sisimac Duchicela

Doctoral Candidate

sisaduch@utexas.edu |
RLP 3.306, Cubicle #23

Education: B.S. Biology, Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador; M.S. Conservation Ecology, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Interests: Biogeography, Land Change Science, Ecology of Alpine Vegetation, Human-Environment Interactions, Mountain Ecosystems

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Paul Flynn

Graduate student

paul.flynn@utexas.edu

Education: B.A. Anthropology, University of Maryland, College Park

Interests: Migration; Race, Class, and Ethnicity; GIScience & Technology; Spatial Analysis; Education

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Sophie Fuchs

Graduate student

sophiemfuchs@utexas.edu

Education: B.A. Development Studies, Brown University

Interests: Latin America; Food systems and agriculture; Environmental justice; Gender; Race; GIS

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Aaron Groth

Ph.D. Student / Graduate Teaching Assistant

aaron.a.p.groth@utexas.edu |
CLA 3.400A (TA lounge) desk 14

Education: MA Geography, University of Missouri-Columbia

Interests: Human-Environment Interactions, Indigenous and Resource Dependent Communities, Cultural/Political Ecology, Conservation, Latin America

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Brendan Hoover

Doctoral Student, Research Assistant

brendanhoover@utexas.edu |
SAC 4.160

Education: Doctoral Student, The University of Texas

Interests: GIS, Remote Sensing, Movement Ecology, Trajectory Analysis (Human and Animal)

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Daniel Levine

Graduate student

dslevine@utexas.edu |
CLA 3.420

Education: B.S. Environmental Science (Geographical Sciences), University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Vegetation Ecology, Remote Sensing, Savannas, Central Texas, Botswana

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Jonathan Lowell

Graduate student

jonathan.t.lowell@utexas.edu

Interests: Cultural Geography; Community, Religion, Tourism, South America, Counterculture, Pilgrimage, Human-Environment Interaction

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Alexander Marden

Graduate student

axmarden@gmail.com

Education: B.S. Geography, Pennsylvania State University

Interests: Vegetation ecology, conservation, human-environment interactions, remote sensing, savanna ecosystems

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Preston McLaughlin

Graduate Student / Teaching Assistant

prestonmclaughlin@utexas.edu |
3.400B/Workstation #14

Education: B.A. Geography, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Hydro-Geomorphology, Sediment Transport, Land Use Change, Human-Environment Interactions, Coastal Processes, GIS

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Cody Schank

Graduate student

codyschank@utexas.edu |
CLA 3.400A (TA lounge) desk 4

Interests: Biogeography, Phylogeography, Systematic Conservation Planning, Species Distribution Modeling, Remote Sensing, and Tropical Ecosystems

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Ciara Segura

Graduate student

csegura@utexas.edu

Education: B.A. Feminist Studies, Stanford University

Interests: feminist political ecology, agriculture, environmental justice, migration

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Amelia Sosnowski

Doctoral Student

amelia.sosnowski@utexas.edu |
SAC 4.160

Education: MS Geoscience, Graduate GIS Certificate, BS Biology: Conservation, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Interests: Human-environment interactions, remote sensing, human rights, migratory populations, pastoralism, violent conflict and the environment, indigenous livelihoods, dynamic spatial modeling, science communication

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Moulay Anwar Sounny-Slitine

Doctoral Student

sounny@utexas.edu |
512-863-1646 |
SAC 4.178

Education: BA, BSCE, MA, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: GIScience, Remote Sensing, Geomorphology, Neogeography, Geomorphometry, LiDAR, Hydrology, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development

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Kaitlin Tasker

Graduate Student, University of Texas at Austin

ktasker AT utexas DOT edu |
CLA 3.306

Education: B.S. Environmental Biology, Tulane University

Interests: human-environment interactions, human dimensions of natural resources, land use change, GIS, applied quantitative methods, conservation incentives, ecosystem services, visual representation of complex information

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Greta Wells

Doctoral Candidate

ghwells@utexas.edu |
CLA 3.400

Education: B.A. Geology; French, Colby College

Interests: Glacial lake outburst floods; glacial geomorphology; hydrochemistry; Quaternary paleoclimate; Arctic and alpine environments; Iceland

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Xuebin Yang

PhD Candidate / Teaching Assistant

yxbfuture@utexas.edu |
512-983-7686 |
CLA 3.400

Education: M.S. in Remote Sensing, Peking University

Interests: GIS and remote sensing, statistical modeling, savanna ecosystems

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Anais Zimmer

Ph.D. Student

anais.zimmer@utexas.edu

Education: M.S. Environmental Science & Resource Management, National School of Agricultural Science and Engineering, France

Interests: Biogeography, Alpine ecosystem and Periglacial Landscapes, Plant Ecology, Soil, Remote Sensing, Human-Environment Interactions, Tropical Andes, Alps


  • Department of Geography and the Environment

    The University of Texas at Austin
    305 E. 23rd Street, A3100
    RLP 3.306
    Austin, TX 78712
    512-471-5116