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Student Award Archives

The California Geographical Society is pleased to recognize students who have won competitions at our annual conference.

Below are recent award recipients and the category in which they were recognized.

 

 


Past Award Winners

 

Geosciences Award
Year Name Affiliation Title
2008

Michael Commons

CSU Chico

Environmental Controls of Centaurea solstitialis

       
       
       
       

 

Year Level Name Affiliation Title
McKnight Awards
2008 Graduate

#1 Cassie Hansen

University of Nevada, Reno

Correlative Synoptic Scale Weather Patterns and Large Slab Avalanches on Mt. Shasta

2008 Graduate

#2 Michael Farrell

San Diego State

Assessing Hydrologic Impacts of Global Climate Change at Fine Spatial Scales

2008 Graduate

#3 Amy McGrann

University of California, Davis

Floristic Resolution of Wildlife Habitat Relationships on the Pacific Crest Trail

2008 Undergraduate

#1 Jennifer Reynolds-Kusler

California State University, Sacramento

A Reconstruction of late Holocene Vegetation Productivity and Composition from Meadow Sediments at Diamond Lake in the Klamath Mountains

2008 Undergraduate

#2 Megan Helms

Humboldt State

The Ecological Importance of Fire: A Case Study Using Tree ring Dating”.

2008 Undergraduate

#3 Michael Owens

Humboldt State

Past, Present, and Future: Transitions in Resource Use and Landscape in Shelter Cove, California

         
         
         
         
         
         

 

Joe Beaton Professional Poster Awards
Year Name Affiliation Title
2008

#1   Irene M Seelye

University of Nevada, Reno

The Changing Footprints of Downtown Reno

2008

#2   Mia Costa

University of Southern California

Indicators of Nutritional Affluence in Whittier, California

2008

#3   Ngoc Ho

Orange Coast College

The Arctic Circle of Death: Suicides in Northern Canada, Scandinavia, and Siberia

2008

#3  Abbey Grimmer

University Of Nevada, Reno

Conservation Planning: A Clark County Management Area Assessment

       

 

Map Awards (Paper)
Year Name Affiliation Title
2008
#1   Janna Waligorski

Chico State

Shasta Valley Surface Geology

2008

#2   Michael Commons

Chico State

Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace:  Race to the Theory of Evolution

2008

#3   Sylvana Cares

Chico State

Invasion of the Tree of Heaven and the Historic Transcontinental Railroad

       
       

 

Year Name Affiliation Title
Map Awards (Digital)
2008
#1   Jared Wolf

Humboldt State

Distribution of Neotropical Migrants in Response to the El Nino Southern Oscillation

2008

#2   Mike Boruta

Humboldt State

The Tourist Traps of Northwest California

2008

#3   Willie Shubert

Humboldt State

The Islamic World

       
       

 

 

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