Physical geography in the Maya World

Type: Paper
Theme: Physical Geography in Environmental Science
Sponsor Groups: Geomorphology Specialty Group, Paleoenvironmental Change Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Marshall North, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: Sara Eshleman, Leila Donn
Chairs: Sara Eshleman


As an extension of the AAG theme “Physical Geography in Environmental Science,” this compilation of papers focuses on environmental research in Mesoamerica. There is a long history of geography that focuses on the natural and anthropogenic elements of this region. This session aims to synthesize current studies for an overview of research in the area. It is inclusive of all subfields within physical geography, with a particular focus on human-environment interactions in the Maya timeperiod.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Thomas Guderjan*, University of Texas At Tyler, Early Onset Anthropocene. Control of the Landscape by the ancient Maya in Northwestern Belize. 20 9:55 AM
Presenter Christopher Carr*, University of Cincinnati, Nicholas Dunning, University of CIncinnati, Thomas Ruhl, University of Cincinnati, Using lidar and other remote sensing to study ancient Maya wetland management 20 10:15 AM
Presenter Sara Eshleman*, University of Texas - Austin, Timothy Beach, University of Texas - Austin, Vegetation-topography interactions in the Selva Maya 20 10:35 AM
Presenter Leila Donn*, University of Texas - Austin, Tim Beach, University of Texas at Austin, Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, University of Texas at Austin, Jason Yaeger, University of Texas at San Antonio, Long-Term Human Impact on a Neotropical Fluvial System in the Belize-Guatemala Transboundary Area 20 10:55 AM
Presenter Jedidiah Dale*, University of Texas at Austin, Samantha Krause, University of Texas at Austin, Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, University of Texas at Austin, Timothy Beach, University of Texas at Austin, Production and Pollution: Geoarchaeological and Paleoenvironmental Potential of a Northwest Belize Laguana 20 11:15 AM

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