Time Magazine Interview on California Fires

I was recently interviewed by Time Magazine on the 2017 California wildfire season.  The combination of high precipitation in the winter promoting much fine fuel growth, the long period since last significant rainfall and the high summer temperatures being experiences in Southern California have produced a dangerous situation.  The main unknown in the equation isContinue reading “Time Magazine Interview on California Fires”

Seal Beach Earthquake Study in the News

Evidence for coseismic subsidence events in a southern California coastal saltmarsh Our lab collaborated on a recent paleoseismology at the Seal Beach Marsh using foraminifera to identify subsidence events related to the Newport-Inglewood fault.  The study was published in Nature.com/Scientific Reports and drew coverage in the Los Angeles Times.  Rob Leeper, formerly USGS and nowContinue reading “Seal Beach Earthquake Study in the News”

AAG Presidential Column – Creating and Preserving Actionable and Policy-Relevant Geography

Creating and Preserving Actionable and Policy-Relevant Geography news.aag.org/2017/01/creating-and-preserving-actionable-and-policy-relevant-geography/ 1/29/2017 Ensconced in our academic environs, as students or as faculty, we are sometimes accused of being removed and aloof from the issues of the real world and our research regarded as being of purely scholarly interest. Indeed, there are times for many of us that thisContinue reading “AAG Presidential Column – Creating and Preserving Actionable and Policy-Relevant Geography”

AAG Presidential Column – Post-truth World

Geography in a Post-Truth World Glen M. MacDonald December 7, 2016 Geography in a Post-Truth World2016-12-08T08:29:51+00:00 Featured News, President’s Column 0 Comments This past month the Oxford Dictionary named “post-truth” as its 2016 Word-of-the-Year. The word was chosen because it has seen a “spike in frequency this year in the context of the European UnionContinue reading “AAG Presidential Column – Post-truth World”