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Congratulation 2016 Graduates!

 

This year was a big send-off for many of our Masters and PhD students! During the department graduation party we got to send them off, officially. The following day may have been the commencement ceremony, but as per a timeless tradition, you can’t really graduate unless your name is on the lemon poppy seed cake the night before.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the list of graduates, starting from the top left to right:

Swagata Goswami, PhD Dissertation: Geomorphology, Hydrology and Human-Environment Interactions of the Megafans in the

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Research in Tibet by new GEOG/ ENVS faculty Dr. Lucas Silva featured in the Oregon Quarterly

Word of mouth from nomadic herders led Lucas Silva into Tibetan forests and grasslands. What his team found was startling: Rapid forest growth in tune with what scientists had been expecting — but not yet seeing — from climatic changes triggered by rising levels of carbon dioxide.

Actual scientific findings to date have turned up declining growths in many forests in the face of a warming climate. Such had also been the case for Silva, who joined the UO’s Environmental Studies Program and Department of Geography in August.

Read the rest of the story here! And please welcome Dr

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