Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach


ProfessorPh.D., University of Minnesota-Minneapolis

Professor, Department of Geography & the Environment; Raymond Dickson Centennial Professor #1; Past President, American Association of Geographers
Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach

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Interests


Geoarchaeology; hydrology and water quality; geomorphology; spatial statistics; gender, science, and human rights, Mesoamerica.

Courses


GRG 396T • Enviro Hydrology & Society-Wb

36395 • Fall 2020
Meets T 2:00PM-5:00PM
Internet

In order to manage a resource successfully, one must understand the nature and occurrence of that resource, and human interactions with the resource. Our focus will be on Water Resources and Hydraulic Society. This course aids that understanding by exploring three areas of Water Resources Geography: Hydrology and Climate, Physical and Biological Interactions, and Water Resources Management. Important local, regional, global, and topical issues will be highlighted along the way. The student will also be familiarized with water resources research techniques & data sources.

GRG 410C • Spatial Data And Analysis

36965 • Spring 2019
Meets MW 2:30PM-4:00PM RLP 1.404

MW 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Lab W 4:00-5:30 p.m.

This is an entry level course that will prepare the student for higher level courses in geographic methods and techniques. The course content consists of a series of modules designed to cover topics common to courses in Cartography, Geographic Information Science, Field Techniques, and Remote Sensing of the Environment.

We will examine quantitative and qualitative methods of sampling, representing, classifying, and analyzing geographic phenomena. We will examine conceptions of temporal and spatial scale, location, distance and direction, and examine a broad range of geographic research methods. Specific topics will include earth shape, gravitational and magnetic fields, map projections, coordinate systems, surveying and navigation, measurements and errors, spatial statistics, and spatial analysis.

Classes will consist of lectures and discussions of the readings. Students will complete ten exercises, a mid-term examination and a final examination. In addition to the lecture, this class has a lab section.

GRG 310C • Spatial Data And Analysis

36890 • Spring 2018
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM CLA 1.402

This is an entry level course that will prepare the student for higher level courses in geographic methods and techniques. The course content consists of a series of modules designed to cover topics common to courses in Cartography, Geographic Information Science, Field Techniques, and Remote Sensing of the Environment.

We will examine quantitative and qualitative methods of sampling, representing, classifying, and analyzing geographic phenomena. We will examine conceptions of temporal and spatial scale, location, distance and direction, and examine a broad range of geographic research methods. Specific topics will include earth shape, gravitational and magnetic fields, map projections, coordinate systems, surveying and navigation, measurements and errors, spatial statistics, and spatial analysis.

Classes will consist of lectures and discussions of the readings. Students will complete ten exercises, a mid-term examination and a final examination.

GRG 390K • Issues In Geography

37325 • Fall 2016
Meets T 4:00PM-7:00PM CLA 3.710

Examines the history, philosophy, and ontology of geography, including its various subfields.
Required of all first-year graduate students in geography.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in geography, or graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.
 

 

GRG 396T • Enviro Hydrology & Society

36585 • Fall 2015
Meets T 4:00PM-7:00PM CLA 3.106

Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

GRG 390K • Issues In Geography

37695 • Fall 2014
Meets TH 4:00PM-7:00PM CLA 3.710

Examines the history, philosophy, and ontology of geography, including its various subfields. Required of all first-year graduate students in geography.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in geography, or graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

Recent Research News


https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/public-affairs/news/ancient-maya-canals-and-fields-show-early-and-extensive-impacts-on-tropical-forests

T. Beach, S. Luzzadder-Beach, S. Krause, T. Guderjan, F. Valdez, Jr., J. C. Fernandez-Diaz, S. Eshleman, C. Doyle. 2019. “Ancient Maya wetland fields revealed under tropical forest canopy from laser scanning and multiproxy evidence.”  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 116(43):21469–21477. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1910553116. https://www.pnas.org/content/116/43/21469.short?rss=1

Press Sources covering 10/22/19 PNAS paper: https://pnas.altmetric.com/details/67880504


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