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Tea Talk Dec 5th: Michael Nelson

Please join the Department of Geography in welcoming Michael Nelson from Oregon State University. Nelson is the Ruth H, Spaniol Chair of Renewable Resources at OSU and Lead Principal Investigator for the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest. He is also a Senior Fellow with the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word. Nelson’s research areas include integrated social and ecological systems & social science, policy, and natural resources and his research interests are philosophy and environmental ethics.

His talk, entitled “The Ecology of Surprise: Ecology &


AroundtheO: Mule Deer map goes viral!

Congratulations to Joanna Merson and the InfoGraphics Lab for the feature in Around the O!

In the spring of 2016, a determined mule deer did something that, as far as anyone knows, no other mule deer had done before: She traveled a whopping 242 miles from southwest Wyoming to eastern Idaho in the greatest migration in recorded mule deer history.

A team of UO geographers has produced an innovative documentation of her feat so people actually do know about this impressive trek, which she’s repeated every subsequent spring, stunning the researchers tracking her journeys with a GPS collar. They