2016  Presentations

(Invited) Cole, R.J. Restoration across diverse tropical ecosystems. The carbon sequestration potential of restoration conference.  Piro Biological Station, Costa Rica, February 2016.

Straka, W. Our Changing Mountains. Stanford Alpine Club, Palo Alto Patagonia Store, 2016.

Straka, W. Our Changing Mountains. Explorer's Club- Northern California Section, 2016.

2015  Presentations

All. J. Mountain Ecosystem Dynamics in a Changing World. Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina.  Lima, Peru.  August 12, 2015

All. J. Pathways to Sustainability Workshop. Panelist and Speaker.  Western Kentucky University.  Bowling Green, KY.  April 17-18, 2015.

Cole, RJ. Integrative Research in Remote and Mountain Landscapes. Komohana Research and Extension Center, Hilo, HI. May 4, 2015.

All. J. Ethics and Social Justice Keynote Series.  Bellarmine University.  Louisville, KY.  March 30, 2015.  Talk Title: Caring for the Earth – Risk and Reward. Audience: 350 people.

Schmitt, CG. Peru: Mountains on the Brink, Neptune Mountaineering, Boulder, Colorado. April 30, 2015.

All, J. NSF EPSCoR Annnual Meeting. May 22, 2015. Lexington, KY. High altitude data collection and risk management in the Himalaya, Nepal.

All, J. IdeaFestival – Creativity and Innovation Conference.  Bowling Green, KY.  March 20, 2015.  Talk Title: Reach for New Heights – Lessons from the Himalaya on Achieving Success. Audience: 500 people.

2014 Presentations

(Invited) Schmitt CG. Measurements of light absorbing particles on tropical South American glaciers, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec 16, 2014.

Weintraub SR, Cole RJ, Schmitt CG, All J. Climatic controls on the isotopic composition and availability of soil nitrogen in mountainous tropical forests. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec 16, 2014.

All J. Kentucky Association of Institutional Research Annual Convention.  Bowling Green, KY.  November 6, 2014.  Talk Title: How do you get there from here?  Preparation and Achieving Goals.  Audience: 400 people.

All J. The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, WKU Chapter.  Bowling Green, KY.  October 7, 2014.  Talk Title: Perseverance and Determination – the path to success.  Audience: 350 people

MTNCLIM 2014, Midway, Utah. September 18, 2014. Recent Environmental Changes and Effective Mountain Community Responses. John All, Pat Arnott, Carl Schmitt, Rebecca Cole, Ruth Sofield, and Ellen Lapham.

All J. Western Kentucky University Freshman Convocation.  Bowling Green, KY.  August 17, 2014.  Talk Title: Perseverance, survival, and persistence – overcoming obstacles and graduating in four years.  Audience: 6500 people

Schmitt, C. G . Panelist - panel discussion: “Black carbon in the Andes and Clean Energy”, Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad Del Cusco, Peru, August 29, 2014.

Schmitt, C. G . Guest speaker at “Seminario: Black carbon in Andes and Clean Energy”. Two presentations, “Black Carbon en los Andes” and “Tecnicas para evaluar BC y resueltos de la expedicion en el Asuangate”, Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad Del Cusco, Peru, August 29, 2014.

Schmitt, C. G . Techniques and measurements of black carbon on glaciers in Peru, Invited presentation at the Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco, Peru, August 22, 2014.

Cole, R.J. Restauración a través de diversos ecosistemas tropicales: Costa Rica, Hawái, Perú. Climate Change Adaptation and Ecosystem Services Monitoring in Andean Mountain Communities Workshop, Aug 2 2014, Huaraz, Peru

Global Fair and Workshop on Long-Term Observing Systems of Mountain Social-Ecological Systems. Reno, Nevada. July 16-19, 2014. Integrative High Alpine Research through Collaborative Partnerships. John All, Pat Arnott, Carl Schmitt, Rebecca Cole, Ruth Sofield, and Ellen Lapham.

All J. Sagarmatha World Heritage Site: Climate Change Implications for Biodiversity, Environment, and Livelihoods Special Workshop. Katmandu, Nepal.  April 9, 2014. Climate Changes and Human Impacts Affecting the Sagarmatha National Park Region. Audience: 150 people 

Straka, W. Our Changing Mountains. Stanford Alpine Club, Palo Alto Patagonia Store, Jan 7, 2014.

2013 Presentations

The Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting.  April 9, 2013.  Los Angeles, CA.  Differentiating climatic and anthropogenic alpine vegetation change drivers from 1972 – 2012 in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru.  John All and Rebecca Cole

 American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting.  February 17, 2013.  Boston, MA.  Atmospheric Aerosol Deposition on Glaciers in the Cordillera Blanca Mountains of Peru.  John All, Carl Schmitt, Aaron Celestian, Melinda Rucks, Pat Arnott, Rebecca Cole

Environmental Change in the Mountains of the World and the American Climber Science Program.  California Institute of Technology.  Pasadena, California.  April 10, 2013

An Integrated Assessment of Recent Environmental Changes in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru. The Mountaineers.  Bellingham, Washington, March 12, 2013

The American Alpine Club and Conservation in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru.  American Alpine Club Section Meeting, Seattle, Washington, March 9, 2013

An Integrated Assessment of Recent Environmental Changes in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru.  January 18, 2013.  University of Colorado, Boulder.  INSTAAR Seminar Series.

Environmental Change in the Mountains of the World and the American Climber Science Program.  January 16, 2013.  Colorado State University, Fort Collins.  NREL Seminar Series.

Fulbright Nexus International Seminar - “Puna herders: Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change”.  Lima, Peru.  August 16, 2013.  Cambios Ambientales Recientes en la Vegetación Altoandina y los Incindios en la Cordillera Blanca, Peru (Recent Environmental Changes in Alpine Vegetation and Fire Behavior in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru).  Rebecca Cole and John All.  

High Mountain Glacial Watershed Program – Sponsored by USAID.  Huascaran National Park, Peru.  July 16-22, 2013.  Integrative High Alpine Research: The American Climber Science Program and Particulates on High Mountain Glaciers.  John All, Rebecca Cole, Carl Schmitt, Ruth Sofield, Pat Arnott, and Ellen Lapham.

High Mountain Glacial Watershed Program – Sponsored by USAID.  Huascaran National Park, Peru.  July 16-22, 2013.  Differentiating Climatic and Anthropogenic Alpine Land Cover Change Drivers from 1972 – 2012 in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru.  Rebecca Cole and John All.

Foro International Glaciares – Organized by the Peru Ministerio del Ambiente and CARE International.  Huaraz, Peru.  July 1-4, 2013.  Integrative High Alpine Research: The American Climber Science Program and Particulates on High Mountain Glaciers.  John All, Rebecca Cole, Carl Schmitt, Ruth Sofield, Pat Arnott, and Ellen Lapham.

WKU 43rd Annual Student Research Conference.  March 23, 2013.  Bowling Green, KY.  Traditional Water Harvesting in Desert Fringe Areas of Rajasthan.  Blake Neumann and John All.

 

2012 Presentations

The American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting.  December 3, 2012.  San Francisco, CA.  New Measurements of Particulates in Glacial Snow and Ice in the Cordillera Blanca Mountains of Peru. John All, Carl Schmitt, Aaron Celestian, Melanie Rucks, Pat Arnott, and Rebecca Cole. 

The Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting.  February 27, 2012.  New York, NY.  Resource Management and Civil War in the Central Himalayas,  Nepal.  John All and Robert Zomer.

American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting.  February 19, 2012.  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  Mapping Fire Frequency in Nepal Using Remote Sensing.  John All, Kamal Humagain, and Sean Hutchison.

Universidad Nacional “Santiago Antunez de Mayolo”.  Huaraz, Peru.  June 27, 2012.  Environmental Changes over the Past 30 years in the Cordillera Blanca.  John All.

The American Alpine Club and Conservation in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru.  December 13, 2012.  American Alpine Club Southeastern Section Annual Dinner. Atlanta, GA. John All.

The American Climber Science Program and Integrated Research Methodologies.  December 7, 2012.  University of Nevada, Reno.  Physics Department Seminar Series. John All.

Creating an Integrated Mountain Research Monitoring Network – a Case Study in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru.  December 2, 2012.  Mountain Research Initiative Invited Speaker, University of California, Berkeley. John All.

Environmental Change in the Mountains of the World and the American Climber Science Program.  November 9, 2012.  Western Kentucky University, Geography and Geology Seminar Series. John All.

An Integrated Assessment of Recent Environmental Changes in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru.  Feb. 17, 2012.  Western Washington University, Huxley Speaker Series. John All.

Research Methodology Training: GIS and Remote Sensing Applications for Natural Resource Management.  February 22 – March 4, 2010.  Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal.  John All.

WKU Student Research Conference.  March 24, 2012.  Bowling Green, KY.  Land Use and Land Cover Change in Sagarmatha National Park (1979 – 2009), Nepal.  Kamal Humagain and John All.

WKU Student Research Conference.  March 24, 2012.  Bowling Green, KY.  Statistical Analysis to Determine Advance Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission Accuracy.  Luke Miles and John All.

Posters at the Capitol.  January 26, 2012.  Frankfort, KY.  Climate Change and Fire Frequency in the Himalayas of Nepal.  Kamal Humagain and John All.

 2011 Presentations

The Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting.  April 14, 2011.  Seattle, WA.  Assessing Relative Accuracies of ASTER and SRTM DEM Datasets in the Himalayan Mountains.  John All.

 American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting.  February 18, 2011.  Washington, DC.  Using Remote Sensing and GIS to Quantify Biodiversity Protection and Resource Management in Himalayan National Parks - Nepal.  John All and KK Shrestha.

Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers Annual Conference.  November 21, 2011.  Savannah, GA.  Application of Remote Sensing Data to Describe Spatiotemporal Characteristics of Fire in Nepal.  Kamal Humagain, Sean Hutchison, John All, and Ryan Gourley.

Kentucky Academy of Science Research Conference.  November 5, 2011. Murray, KY.  Land Use and Land Cover Change in Sagarmatha National Park (1979-2009), Nepal.  Kamal Humagain and John All. (Best Graduate Student Paper award in the Section).

Kentucky Academy of Science Research Conference.  November 5, 2011. Murray, KY.  Time Series Vegetation Analysis in Huascaran National Perk, Peru.  Joshua Montgomery and John All.  (Second Place – undergraduate student research competition).

Kentucky Academy of Science Research Conference.  November 5, 2011. Murray, KY.  Modeling Seasonality of Fire Occurrences in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru.  Tommy Woodall and John All.  (Third Place – undergraduate student research competition).

Kentucky Academy of Science Research Conference.  November 5, 2011. Murray, KY.  Use of Remotely Sensed Data to Examine Climate Variability and Vegetation Response in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru.  Justin Sowers and John All.

Kentucky Academy of Science Research Conference.  November 5, 2011. Murray, KY.  Mapping Burned Area in Huascaran National Park, Peru using Remote Sensing Imagery.  Justin King and John All.

Kentucky Academy of Science Research Conference.  November 5, 2011. Murray, KY.  Remote Sensing of Vegetation Changes in Makalu National Park, Nepal from 1990 to 2010.  John All, David Evans, and Robert Zomer.

WKU Student Research Conference.  March 26, 2011. Bowling Green, KY.  The Impact of a Maoist Civil War on Vegetation in Nepal.  David Evans and John All.  (Best Undergraduate Student Paper – Natural Sciences award)

WKU Student Research Conference.  March 26, 2011. Bowling Green, KY.  Biogeographical Trends along an Elevational Gradient in Nepal.  Kamal Humagain and John All.

 WKU Student Research Conference.  March 26, 2011. Bowling Green, KY.  Spatiotemporal Aspects of Fire in Nepal.  Ryan Gourley, John All, Sean Hutchison, and Kamal Humagain.

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