Geographers use a variety of technologies to investigate human-environment interactions: remote sensing data, satellite imagery, aerial photographs, lidar, GIS, and fieldwork. But they also engage collaboratively with communities to understand the impact of land-use and land-cover changes, all of which can assist with land policy and management decisions.
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Heidi Hausermann is an assistant professor of geography within the Department of Anthropology, finding that her experiences and interests in anthropology, geography, and environmental science are right at home at CSU.
John Lindenbaum is a cultural geography professor in the Department of Anthropology who is currently developing a new course called Climate Migrants that will be available to geography majors.
For these five students, the Anthropology Field School Scholarship offered an opportunity to participate in a summer course providing hands-on experiences.
It all started in the summer of 1969, when Jim Judge brought a team of CSU students to excavate the Roberts Ranch Buffalo Jump. From then on, the Archaeology Field School became an annual summer course teaching students about archaeological survey and excavation at sites across the western Great Plains.
For the past 10 years, assistant professor of anthropology Michael Pante has collaborated with other scientists, students, and the local Maasai population to study early human eating behavior (1.7M years ago) in Olduvai Gorge in northern Tanzania as part of the Olduvai Geochronology and Archaeology Project.
Kathleen Galvin, a professor in the Department of Anthropology and director of the Africa Center in the School for Global Environmental Sustainability, works with vulnerable communities at risk from climate and other global changes.