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Spring Meeting 2003

Kerry Lyste's Page with Abstracts of Presentations


Keynote Address: The Role of Geo-Science in Sustainable Development, Andrew Bach (WWU)

Where: Everett Community College, Everett, WA

Date: Saturday, April 12, 2003 Sessions 10:00 -- 4:00


	  9:30 	-- Registration and Coffee
         10:00 	-- Morning Sessions
	 12:00	-- No Host Lunch and Keynote
	  1:30	-- Poster Session
	  2:00	-- Afternoon Sessions & Afternoon Workshop
	  5:00	-- No Host Dinner and social hour

Call For Papers:

If you plan to present a paper or poster, please submit a short abstract by April 4, 2003 to: Kerry Lyste
Geography Dept
Everett Community College
2000 Tower Street
Everett, WA. 98201
Although the theme of the conference is on Geoscience and Sustainable Development, Geographers are also encouraged to submit papers or posters in their areas of interest.


  • Faculty and K-12 educators are requested to be current AWG members ($10/year)
  • Conference fee (includes lunch) $5

Student Paper and Poster Competition:

To encourage papers and posters by students and recognize and reward meritorious student scholarship, the AWG will present awards in the following categories:

  • Best Undergraduate Research Paper
  • Jennifer Devine, UW, "Gender, Economics and Culture: Transformative Gender Identities in Mexican Immigrant Households"
    Runner-Up: Justin Hellier, presenting work of UW's Urban Ecology undergraduate team, "Discovering Our Own Backyards"
  • Best Graduate Research Paper
  • Dan Alden, Central Washington, "Changes in a Cultural Landscape: Ft. Simcoe, WA"
  • Best Undergraduate Poster
  • Marc Fairbanks, CWU, "The Geomorphology of Potholes Coulee, WA."
    Runner-up: Gretchen Volker, CWU, "Modeling Wild Land Fire Patterns using Frame-based Animation."
  • Best Graduate Poster:
  • Mark Gutchewsky, WWU, "A paleoecological analysis of peatland sediments taken from the Ozette Prairies, Olympic National Park, WA."
    Runners-up: Arielle Stein, WWU, "Economic Valuation as a Means to Compare Forest Management Strategies in the Lake Whatcom Watershed."
    Todd Newburger, WWU, "Assessing Impacts to Ecological Integrity: A Case Study of Trapper Lake, North Cascades National Park, WA."
    Kate Ramsden, WWU, "A Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Tree Invasion at the Ozette Prairies, Olympic National Park, WA."

    Clock hours available for K-12 teachers. Must be AWG member and complete registration and cover clock hour fee ($5 plus $2 per clock hour). Registration materials will be available at the conference.

    Association of Washington Geographers
    Spring Meeting
    At Everett Community College
    (Parking: Student Union Bldg.)
    April 12, 2003

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