Jan Friesen, Department of Catchment Hydrology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany; John T. Van Stan II, Georgia Southern University; Albertus Tyasseta, Graphic Designer; and Ockto Baringbing, Graphic Designer5-4-2020
This work was co-authored by Georgia Southern Faculty member Dr. John T. Van Stan II.
The science comic 'Roots of the Past nourish present research' leads two students on a wild time travel to the first observations and observatories of plants and precipitation – the story of ecohydrology. Using past knowledge and new technologies they develop ideas for their own research.
James Reichard, Georgia Southern University2020
This book was written by Georgia Southern faculty member Prof. James Reichard. Environmental Geology, 4e focuses on the fascinating interaction between humans and the geologic processes that shape the Earth’s environment. This text emphasizes how human survival is highly dependent on the natural environment and students should find the topics to be quite relevant to their own lives and, therefore, more interesting.
John T. Van Stan II, Georgia Southern University; Ethan Gutmann, National Center for Atmospheric Research; and Jan Friesen, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research1-2-2020
This book presents research on precipitation partitioning processes in vegetated ecosystems, putting them into a global context. It describes the processes by which meteoric water comes into contact with the vegetation's canopy, typically the first surface contact of precipitation on land. It also discusses how precipitation partitioning by vegetation impacts the amount, patterning, and chemistry of water reaching the surface, as well as the amount and timing of evaporative return to the atmosphere. Although this process has been extensively studied, this is the first review of the global literature on the partitioning of precipitation by forests, shrubs, crops, grasslands and ... Read more
John T. Van Stan II, Georgia Southern University; Albertus Tyasseta, Graphic Designer; and Siloy, Graphic Artist6-4-2020
This work was co-authored by Georgia Southern Faculty member Dr. John T. Van Stan II.
Here, we visit a community of trees living along the Georgia coast, just above the high tide line, on a little lump of sand called a "hammock." This hammock plant community is battered by a hurricane. The plants that survive soon realize that they have fallen prey to a hydrological torture wrack - one composed of the salty corpses of their neighboring marsh plants (Spartina alterniflora). This sci comic is based on the publication, "Wrack and ruin: Legacy hydrologic effects of hurricane-deposited wrack..." (https://doi.org/10.1088/2515-7620/ab9527).
John T. Van Stan II, Georgia Southern University; Jan Friesen, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung; Tyasetta, Graphic Artist; and Siloy, Graphic Artist7-2018
Since the beginning of human settlement, people have observed water in its many forms, recording the ways that water supports and subverts life... like a cunning and capricious witch. This is the story of Precipita, the waterwitch of Leipzig Germany, and the critical roles that urban forests play in protecting the city from her hydrological whims! This science comic was based on a book chapter "Urban Forestry: An Underutilized Tool in Water Management" in "Advanced Tools for Integrated Water Resources Management" by Van Stan, Underwood, and Friesen (Elsevier). Supported by NSF 11518726.
Mark R. Welford, Georgia Southern University3-13-2018
Georgia Southern University faculty member Mark R. Welford authored Geographies of Plague Pandemics: The Spatial-Temporal Behavior of Plague to the Modern Day.
Book Summary: Geographies of Plague Pandemics synthesizes our current understanding of the spatial and temporal dynamics of plague, Yersinia pestis. The environmental, political, economic, and social impacts of the plague from Ancient Greece to the modern day are examined. Chapters explore the identity of plague DNA, its human mortality, and the source of ancient and modern plagues. This book also discusses the role plague has played in shifting power from Mediterranean Europe to north-western Europe during the 500 ... Read more
James Reichard, Georgia Southern University1-1-2017
Environmental Geology is an exciting new entry for introductory geology courses. This text skillfully weaves the important themes of energy, human interactions, and global climate systems into a readable and contemporary view of geologic processes within the environmental framework. In addition, the author has utilized specific learning aids to pique student interest and to enhance the learning experience.
John T. Van Stan II, Georgia Southern University; Seyed Mohammad M. Sadeghi, University of Tehran; Jan Friesen, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung; and Thomas G. Pypker, Thompson Rivers University2-2017
Graphic novella by artist Bagus Seta (Tyasseta) based on the scientific story told in Sadeghi et al. (2017), Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 240, 10.
Stephen P. Hanna, University of Mary Washington; Amy E. Potter, Georgia Southern University; E. Arnold Modlin, Norfolk State University; Perry Carter, Texas Tech University; and David L. Butler, University of Southern Mississippi2-11-2015
Georgia Southern University faculty member Amy E. Potter co-edited Social Memory and Heritage Tourism Methodologies alongside non-faculty members Stephen P. Hanna, E. Arnold Modlin, Perry Carter, and David L. Butler.
Potter also co-authored "Introduction" alongside non-faculty member E. Arnold Modlin and "The Commons as a Tourist Commodity: Mapping Memories and Changing Sense of Place on the Island of Barbuda" in Social Memory and Heritage Tourism Methodologies.
Book Summary: The examination of social memory and heritage tourism has grown considerably over the past few decades as scholars have critically re-examined the relationships between past memories and present actions at international, national, ... Read more
James Reichard, Georgia Southern University2013
Book was written by Georgia Southern Faculty member Prof. James Reichard.
Reichard's Environmental Geology second edition continues to emphasize how humans interact with the environment within a geological context. The writing style holds the interest of nonmajor students and includes recent geologic events they can relate to. Each chapter incorporates student activities and discussion questions designed to give students a personal connection to the topic
J. Andrew G. Cooper and Orrin H. Pilkey1-1-2012
Georgia Southern University faculty member Chester W. Jackson co-authored “Documenting Beach Loss in Front of Seawalls in Puerto Rico: Pitfalls of Engineering a Small Island Nation Shore” in the publication Pitfalls of Shoreline Stabilization.
Book Summary: The island of Puerto Rico is densely populated and heavily developed in some places, particularly along the shore and in coastal lowlands. Hard shoreline engineering is commonplace, even in low development density portions of the island. There are many examples of small trash revetments or cemented rock seawalls in front of individual buildings. In some cases, buildings themselves located within reach of waves and ... Read more
Randel Tom Cox and Martitia P. Tuttle12-1-2012
Georgia Southern University faculty member Frederick J. Rich co-authored “Pleistocene Shorelines and Coastal Rivers: Sensitive Potential Indicators of Quaternary Tectonism along the Atlantic Coastal Plain of North America” in the publication Recent Advances in North American Paleoseismology and Neotectonics East of the Rockies.
Georgia Southern University faculty member Wei Tu co-authored “Urban Environmental Management in Shanghai: A Multi-Scale Perspective” in the publication Urban Stability: A Global Perspective.
Book Summary: Since the late 1970s, Shanghai—China’s economic capital and the largest city—has transformed rapidly from a deteriorating industrial center of the Maoist era to one of the most dynamic, vigorous, and fastest-growing metropolitan areas of the Asia-Pacific Rim.1 ...
Charles E. Pearson and Fred C. Cook1-1-2010
Georgia Southern University faculty member Frederick J. Rich authored “Identification of Silicified Wood Samples, Appendix B in Excavation at the "Bead Maker's Midden," Ossabaw Island, Georgia” in the publication An Examination of Mississippian Period Craft Production on the Georgia Coast.
James S. Reichard, Georgia Southern University1-1-2010
Georgia Southern University faculty member James S. Reichard authored Environmental Geology.
Book Summary: Environmental Geology is an exciting new entry for introductory geology courses. This text skillfully weaves the important themes of energy, human interactions, and global climate systems into a readable and contemporary view of geologic processes within the environmental framework. In addition, the author has utilized specific learning aids to pique student interest and to enhance the learning experience.
Barney Barney Warf9-16-2010
Georgia Southern University faculty member Robert A. Yarbrough authored “Racial Segregation” in the publication The Encyclopedia of Geography.
Janet S. Kettlewell and Ronald J. Henry1-1-2009
Georgia Southern University faculty member Frederick J. Rich co-authored “Engaging Higher Education Faculty in K-16 STEM Education Reform” in the publication Increasing the Competitive Edge in Math and Science.
Steven J. Whitmeyer, David W. Mogk, and Eric J. Pyle2009
Georgia Southern University faculty members R. Kelly Vance, Charles H. Trupe, and Frederick J. Rich co-authored “Integrating Ground-Penetrating Radar and Traditional Stratigraphic Study in an Undergraduate Field Methods Course” and “Evolution of Geology Field Education for K-12 teachers from field education for Geology Majors at Georgia Southern University: Historical Perspectives and Modern Approaches” in the publication Field Geology Education: Historical Perspectives and Modern Approaches.
Chapter Summary: Georgia Southern University maintains a traditional geology curriculum for both bachelor of science (B.S.) and bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree candidates. Field experiences figure prominently in our curricula, and students have been taught to ... Read more
Guide to Fieldtrips – 56th Annual Meeting Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America, Statesboro, Georgia, Georgia Southern University Department of Geology and Geography Contribution Series No. 1
Fredrick J. Rich1-1-2007
Georgia Southern University faculty member Frederick J. Rich co-authored “Preliminary Interpretation of Mesozoic and Cenozoic Fracture Sets in Piedmont Metamorphic Rocks and in Coastal Plain Strata near the Savannah River, Georgia and South Carolina” in the publication Guide to Fieldtrips – 56th Annual Meeting Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America, Statesboro, Georgia, Georgia Southern University Department of Geology and Geography Contribution Series No. 1.
Proterozoic Tectonic Evolution of the Grenville Orogen in North America: Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America Memoir 197
Richard P. Tollo, Louise Corriveau, James McLelland, and Mervin J. Bartholomew1-1-2004
Georgia Southern University faculty member Charles H. Trupe co-authored “Deciphering the Grenville of the Southern Appalachians through the Post-Grenville Tectonic History in Northwestern North Carolina” in the publication Proterozoic Tectonic Evolution of the Grenville Orogen in North America: Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America Memoir 197.