Mill in southern Virginia - folk architecture and cultural geography
Interested in Gems; Examining Raw Opals
Mapping Haiti's Mangrove Coast
Mill in southern Virginia - folk architecture and cultural geography
Interested in Gems; Examining Raw Opals
Mapping Haiti's Mangrove Coast
Drone Mapping in Haiti  (Photo by Tim Calver TNC)

George Raber and his colleagues from The Nature Conservancy have been mapping coastal zones and coral reef health in the Caribbean.  The team has been building their own RC drones equipped with video cameras.  The drones are capable of landing on the water and videotaping beneath the surface.  The application of using drones for remote sensing is providing numerous opportunities for the TNC team.  For more information.

An Ancient Cypress Forest at the Bottom of the Gulf of Mexico

Professor Grant Harley continues to work with environmental scientists and underwater divers to explore a cypress forest on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico.  Dr. Harley and his colleagues suggest the forest will provide valuable information on climate change and sea level rise.  The forest also provides habitat for marine species.  Their goal is to now create an underwater film about the forest and collaborate to save the forest from being removed from the sea bed.  See their progress.

Sustainable Development at Southern Miss

The Geography program at Southern Miss has recently introduced Sustainable Development as an emphasis within their Geography BS degree.  The focus is to combine elements of environmental, economic, social and cultural sustainability.  The degree should be of interest to geographers seeking careers in human/cultural studies, regional specialization, and land use planning.  For more information please contact us at 601.266.4729.