HDGC Awards Ceremony Abstract – 2021

Type: Virtual Panel
Sponsor Groups: Human Dimensions of Global Change Specialty Group
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Day: 4/7/2021
Start / End Time: 4:40 PM / 5:55 PM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 4
Organizers: Alexandra Paige Fischer
Chairs: Alexandra Paige Fischer


The annual Human Dimensions of Global Change (HDGC) Awards Ceremony will honor recipients of its 2020 and 2021 Research Excellence and Student Research Awards, and the new Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award. Research Excellence Award recipients will deliver keynote addresses highlighting their achievements.

The Research Excellence Award recognizes scholars for research contributions that advance fundamental understanding of the human dimensions of global change. Dr. Susanne Moser receives the 2020 Research Excellence Award for her contributions to interdisciplinary research, productive science-policy interaction and effective communication for social change. The recipient of the 2021 Research Excellence Award is TBD. The HDGC specialty group promotes the varied interests of geographers who are united by research, teaching, or service that involves the human dimensions of processes in coupled human-environment systems at local to global scales.

The Student Research Award supports student research at the graduate level (doctoral or masters) representing HDGC scholarship from all subfields of geography. Alana Rader receives the 2020 Student Research Award for her work on the dynamics of tropical forest regeneration and land use in Mexico. The recipient of the 2021 Student Research Award is TBD.z

The new Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award supports and recognizes the efforts of graduate students engaged in projects meaningfully related to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. The inaugural recipient of the Student Anti-Racist Initiatives Award for is TBD.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Introduction Alexandra Paige Fischer University of Michigan 10 4:40 PM
Panelist Alana Rader Rutgers University 10 4:50 PM
Panelist Susanne Moser Susanne Moser Research & Consulting 10 5:00 PM
Panelist Tracey Osborne University of California, Merced 10 5:10 PM
Panelist Diana Liverman University of Arizona 10 5:20 PM
Panelist Emily Melvin University of Southern Mississippi 10 5:30 PM

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