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Elybeth Alcantar

Doctoral Student |
RLP 3.306, Cubicle #13

Interests: Indigenous Geographies, Indigenous Social Movements, Activist-Engaged Research, Feminist Geographies, Feminist Political Ecologies

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Mattityahu Baron

Graduate student

Interests: Rangeland management, movement ecology, savanna ecology, conservation

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Leila Character

Doctoral Student

Education: B.S. Geology, Sewanee: The University of the South, M.A. Geography, UT Austin

Interests: Remote Sensing, Machine-Learning, GIS, LiDAR, Mesoamerica, Maya, Karst, Soils

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Jedidiah Dale

Graduate student |
RLP 3.523

Education: BA Earth Science, University of Pennsylvania

Interests: Fluvial processes, biogeomorphology, geoarchaeology, Historical Ecology

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Alicia Danze

Doctoral Candidate

Education: M.A. Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Feminist geopolitics, asylum and immigration, border politics, legal geography, courtroom ethnography, engaged research

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William Delgado

Doctoral Candidate

Education: B.S. Environmental Policy, Georgetown University

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

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Audrey Denvir

Doctoral Candidate

Education: B.S. Natural Resources, Cornell University, M.S. Environmental Science, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Interests: Human-Environment Interactions, Commodity Chains, Deforestation, Ecosystem Services, Land Use Change, Latin America

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Colin Doyle

Graduate student

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 |
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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Amelia Eisenhart

Doctoral Candidate |
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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Sara Eshleman

PhD Candidate

Education: B.S. Environmental Biology, Georgetown University, M.A. Geography and the Environment, UT Austin

Interests: Biogeography, human-environment interactions, spatial analyses, remote sensing of tropical environments

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Claire Fitch

Doctoral Student

Education: MSc Human Geography, University of Amsterdam. BA Sociology, Tulane University., University of Texas, Austin

Interests: Virtual reality, human-environment relations, human-technology relations, assemblage theory, media and remediation, relational space, non-representational geography, posthumanism, more-than-human geography, post-phenomenology

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Aaron Groth

Ph.D. Candidate/ Assistant Instructor |
RLP 3.412

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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Daniel Levine

Doctoral Candidate |
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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Alexander Marden

Graduate student

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

Interests: pyrogeography, remote sensing, vegetation ecology, human-environment interactions, savanna ecosystems

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Preston McLaughlin

Graduate Student / Teaching Assistant |
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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Danny Moriarty

Graduate student

Interests: Civil Resistance; Nonviolence; Social Media; Political Geography; Irregular Warfare

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Blaise Murphy

Doctoral Candidate

Interests: human-environment relations, anthropogenic landscapes, the Andes

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Suzanne Nimoh

Doctoral Student |
RLP 3.306, Cubicle #25

Sewon Ohr

Doctoral Student

Interests: Biogeography, Process geomorphology, Disturbance interaction, Spatial analysis, Remote Sensing, Community ecology

Chris Ploetz

Graduate student

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William Pratt

Doctoral Student

Interests: Geoarchaeology, Paleoecology, Paleoclimate, Phytoliths, Volcanism, Human-Volcano Interactions, Agroecology, Resilience, Sustainability, Paleoecological Resource Management

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Danielle Ruffe

Graduate Student

Interests: Human-Environment Interactions, Remote Sensing, GIS, Mesoamerica, Land Use Change

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Daniel Silva

Doctoral Student

Education: M.A. in Geography, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Land change science, environmental economics, conservation policy

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Byron Smith

Doctoral Student

Education: B.A. Anthropology, University of North Carolina Charlotte, M.A. Anthropology, Humboldt State University

Interests: Soil Geomorphology, Geoarchaeology, Human-Environment Interactions

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Haoyu Wang

Doctoral student |
WCP 5.162

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Dominica Whitesell

Graduate student

Interests: feminist geography; African studies; feminist GIS, cartographies, and digital geographies; Black geographies; cultural geography

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Anais Zimmer

Doctoral Candidate

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