Research & Teaching
The best educational experiences for students occurs when faculty bring their own research topics and projects into the classroom where the readings in course texts and other materials come to life. From Ghana to the Mississippi River Valley, from Mongolia to Bolivia, from Kazakhstan to Tanzania, from Honduras to Vietnam, from French West Africa to northern Colorado, Anthropology and Geography faculty do firsthand research on five continents and bring that knowledge and experience back to campus.
Anthropology and Geography students learn about instructors' research interests and how these topics matter to the field. Students also work with faculty in labs and research centers and at field schools and study sites, and may pursue original research and independent study with guidance from professors.
Student Research Opportunities
We have a variety of opportunities for students to assist with research and to develop practical skills such as GIS, artifact curation, geoarchaeological analyses, aerial and terrestrial remote sensing methods, and report writing. Internships, Practicums, and Independent Studies are available to students with a solid academic record with a minimum 2.9 GPA and a demonstrated commitment to their education. Anthropology and Geography professors maintain 15 Labs and Research Centers that are available to our undergraduate students for various learning and research opportunities. Our department also offers several field schools that enable students to apply ideas and methods gained in classrooms in working environments.
Hausermann: How does gold mining in Ghana impact health, environment?
Associate Professor of Geography Heidi Hausermann and colleagues won a $1.537 million National Science Foundation grant in Summer 2023 to study the health, social and environmental effects of rapidly expanding, small-scale gold mining and mercury pollution in Ghana and beyond. Mercury pollution and exposure represent severe risks to people, food and water supplies, and the environment in countries with dispersed mining activities. The award, which will fund a five-year research project, marks the first NSF Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems grant led by a CSU researcher.
Pante: Guess who's for dinner? Finding the oldest evidence of human ancestors' butchering
Research from Associate Professor Michael Pante and colleagues from the Smithsonian Institution and Purdue University has identified butchering marks on a 1.45-million-year-old hominin shin bone — the oldest evidence of humans’ close evolutionary relatives butchering and possibly eating one another. The research is the first application of the 3D quantitative method — developed and published by Pante — to a fossil specimen. Pante and coauthors spoke about their findings with National Geographic (paywall), Smithsonian Magazine, the Washington Post, and other media in Summer 2023.
Van Buren: Examining Silver “Thieves," Tin Barons, and Conquistadors in Bolivia
In a forthcoming book, Professor Mary Van Buren examines and writes on the cultural, economic, and human consequences of artisanal and large-scale mining in Bolivia and the history of the country's independent mine workers, a generally overlooked and historically forced labor system of Indigenous people that began under colonial regimes. Van Buren, who has completed long-term research on Bolivian mining through her career, received a 2020 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to support her research and writing. Silver "Thieves," Tin Barons, and Conquistadors will publish in 2024 (University of Arizona Press).
Snodgrass: Exploring the roles of digital and spirtual avatars
In his 2023 book, The Avatar Faculty (University of California Press), Professor Jeffrey Snodgrass examines the parallels between spiritual and digital activities to explore the roles that symbolic second selves—avatars, whether spiritual or digital—can play in our lives. Snodgrass argues that avatars allow for the ecstatic projection of consciousness into alternate realities, potentially providing both the spiritually possessed and gamers access to superior secondary identities with elevated social standing. Snodgrass spoke with New Books podcast in Spring 2023 about the book and his research.
Anthropology and Geography faculty publish findings in leading journals and present at national and international conferences across our disciplines. View the department's scholarship reports, which detail faculty peer-reviewed publications, grants and awards, presentations, and other accomplishments.
Research, Awards and Presentations
Chennault, C. and L. Sutton. 2023. At Home: Black Women’s Collective Claims to Environmentally Just Rental Housing. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. https://doi.org/10.1080/24694452.2022.2157238 (Community Co-authored Article)
Chennault, Carrie and Joshua Sbicca. 2023. Prison Agriculture in the United States: Racial Capitalism and the Disciplinary Matrix of Exploitation and Rehabilitation. Agriculture and Human Values 40(1). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10460-022-10346-x
Sokolowski, K.G., Codding, B.F., Du, A., Faith, J.T., 2023. Do grazers equal grasslands? Strengthening paleoenvironmental inferences through analysis of present-day African mammals. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 629, 111786. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2023.111786
Ellis, M. Grace, Anna T. Browne Ribeiro, Michel Carvalho, and Christopher T. Fisher. 2023. A Port by Any Other Name: A Preliminary Spatial Analysis of Ancient Infrastructural Landscapes and Settlement Organization at Macurany, Brazil. Latin American Antiquity. https://doi.org/10.1017/laq.2023.6
Arabella Chen, Falaye Danfakha, Heidi Hausermann, Jacqueline R. Gerson. 2023. Education and equipment distribution lead to increased mercury knowledge and retort use in artisanal and small-scale gold mining communities in Senegal, Cleaner Production Letters, Volume 5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clpl.2023.100050
Adomako, J. and H. Hausermann. 2023. Gendered mining landscapes and health implications in Ghana's artisanal and small-scale gold mining industry. Journal of Rural Studies. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2022.12.028
Stauffer, J. Grant, Seth B. Grooms, Lorraine W. Hu, Joy Mersmann, Tristram R. Kidder, and Edward R. Henry. 2023. "Reimagining the Development of Downtown Cahokia Using Remote Sensing Visualizations from the Western Edge of the Grand Plaza" Land 12, no. 2: 342. https://doi.org/10.3390/land12020342
Keri Vacanti Brondo, Suzanne Kent, Josely Turcios, Kaitlin Robinson, Alveena Nadeem. Local Knowledge and Environmental Education in Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras. Human Organization 1 June 2023; 82 (2): 95–106. https://doi.org/10.17730/1938-3525-82.2.95
Sly BC, Weir TL, Cunningham-Sabo L, Leisz SJ, Stull VJ, Melby CL. Increasing Household Diet Diversity and Food Security in Rural Rwanda Using Small-Scale Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture: A Community-Engaged Proof-of-Concept Study. Nutrients. 2023 Jul 14;15(14):3137. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15143137
Elizabeth A. Mack, Laura Aileen Sauls, Brad D. Jokisch, Kerstin Nolte, Birgit Schmook, Yifan He, Claudia Radel, Ginger R.H. Allington, Lisa C. Kelley, Christian Kelly Scott, Stephen Leisz, Guangqing Chi, Lira Sagynbekova, Nicholas Cuba, Geoffrey M. Henebry (2023). Remittances and land change: A systematic review, World Development, Volume 168. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2023.106251
McKenna L. Litynski and Michael C. Pante. Experiments suggest rockfall an improbable cause for bone surface modification on 24,000-year-old bone at Bluefish Caves, Canada, Journal of Archaeological Science, Volume 160, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2023.105860
Pobiner, B., Pante, M. & Keevil, T. Early Pleistocene cut marked hominin fossil from Koobi Fora, Kenya. Scientific Reports 13, 9896 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-35702-7
Davis, K.T., M.D. Robles, et al. 2023. Reduced fire severity offers near-term buffer to climate-driven declines in conifer resilience across the western United States. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 120 (11). https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2208120120
Snodgrass, J.G. 2023. The Avatar Faculty, Ecstatic Transformations in Religion and Video Games. University of California Press. 280pp. https://doi.org/10.1525/9780520384378
GRANTS & AWARDS
Ann Gill Faculty Development Award, Colorado State University College of Liberal Arts, "Stone Intimacies: Vertical Competence and Posthuman Relations in American Rock Climbing"
Outstanding Service Award, Colorado State University College of Liberal Arts
National Science Foundation Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems (DISES) Program, "Investigating mercury biogeochemical cycling via mixed-methods in complex artisanal gold mining landscapes and implications for community health," $1,537,666.00. With Jacqueline Gerson (Co-Principal Investigator).
Excellence in Teaching Award, Non-Tenure Track, Colorado State University College of Liberal Arts
State Historical Fund Grant, History Colorado, Phase Two, CSU Archaeological Collections Preservation Project
Joshua Sbicca and Chennault, Carrie "Abolitionist Methodologies: The Case of US Prison Agriculture," Java & Justice, CSU Center for Environmental Justice, April 19, 2023.
Chennault, C. 2023. Abolition Ecologies in Action: A Conversation on Political-Ecological Praxis. Panel presentation March 22 at the Dimensions of Political Ecology AAG Pre-conference, Denver, Colorado.
Chennault, C., C. Mothes, and D. Hunt. 2023. Building a Nationwide Prison Environmental Justice Dataset: Linking Earth Science Data and Racial Capitalism. Presented March 24 at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.
Sutton, L. and C. Chennault. 2023. Policing the Right to the City: Cops and Housing in Dubuque, Iowa. Presented March 25 at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Denver Colorado. (Community Co-authored Presentation)
Molana, H., J. Langill, C. Chennault, F. Winata, and A. Guhlincozzi. Networking 2.0: Cultivating Feminist Spaces of Support, Accountability, Fellowship and Mentorship Beyond the Here-and-Now. Panel presentation March 24 at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.
"The effects of time-averaging on ecological inference in large mammal fossil assemblages," Colorado State University Department of Geosciences Seminar, September 28, 2023.
"Understanding Complex Health Implications from Small-scale Gold Mining: Outcomes from long-term mixed methods and interdisciplinary research in Ghana," Texas A&M University Geography Colloquium Series, April 21, 2023.
Hutchinson, E., H. Hausermann, and Z. Walder-Hoge. Border "security" and jaguars in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands: a spatial analysis. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.
"The First Ascent: Over Ten Thousand Years of Native American Occupation in the Colorado Mountains." Presented February 23 at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies Naturalist Nights, Aspen, Colorado.
"Guess Who's for Dinner?" Insights, CSU College of Liberal Arts Speaker Series, September 28, 2023.
Cohen, Adrienne J. (2022) “Multimodal Feminist Testimony: on Ambiguity, Embodiment, and Evidence in Guinea.” Hau Journal of Ethnographic Theory, 12(3): 895-899. https://doi.org/10.1086/723681
Cohen, A. (2022). Deliberations in Dance: Affecting Publics and the Politics of Ethnicity in Guinea’s Nascent Democracy. African Studies Review, 65(1), 166-188. https://doi:10.1017/asr.2022.2
Chennault, Carrie. 2022. Relational Life: Lessons from Black Feminism on Whiteness and Engaging New Food Activism. Antipode 54(2). https://doi.org/10.1111/anti.12775
Faith, J.T., Du, A., 2022. The potential of coverage-based rarefaction in zooarchaeology. In: Eren, M.I., Buchanan, B. (Eds.) Defining and Measuring Diversity in Archaeology: Another Step Toward and Evolutionary Synthesis of Culture. Berghahn Books, New York. 171-199.
Fraser, D., Villaseñor, A., Tóth, A.B., Balk, M., Eronen, J.T., Barr, W.A., Behrensmeyer, A.K., Davis, M., Du, A., Faith, J.T., Graves, G.R., Gotelli, N.J., Jukar, A.M., Looy, C.V., McGill, B.J., Miller, J.H., Pineda-Munoz, S., Potts, R., Shupinski, A.B., Soul, L.C., Lyons, S.K., 2022. Late quaternary biotic homogenization of North American mammalian faunas. Nature Communications. 13, 3940. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-31595-8
Patterson, D., Du, A., Faith, J.T., Rowan, J., Uno, K., Behrensmeyer, A.K., Braun, D.R., Wood, B.A., (2022). Did vegetation change drive the extinction of Paranthropus boisei? Journal of Human Evolution https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2022.103154
Cohen, A., Du, A., Rowan, J., Yost, C., Billingsley, A., Campisano, C., Brown, E., Deino, A., Feibel, C., Grant, K., Kingston, J., Lupien, R., Muiruri, V., Owen, R.B., Reed, K., Russell, J., Stockhecke, M., 2022. Plio-Pleistocene environmental variability in Africa and its implications for mammalian evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 119, e2107393119 https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2107393119
Barr, W.A., Pobiner, B., Rowan, J., Du, A., Faith, J.T., 2022. No sustained increase in zooarchaeological evidence for carnivory after the appearance of Homo erectus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 119, e2115540119. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2115540119
DeSantis, L.R.G., Pardi, M.I., Du, A., Greshko, M.A., Yann, L.T., Hulbert, R.C., Louys, J., 2022. Global long-term stability of individual dietary specialization in herbivorous mammals. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 289, 20211839. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.1839
Fisher, C., Leisz, S. et. al. (2022) Creating an Earth Archive. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119 (11) e2115485119 https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2115485119
Fernando T. Maestre et al., Grazing and ecosystem service delivery in global drylands. Science 378, 915-920 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abq4062
Chambers, J.M., Wyborn, C., Klenk, N.L., Ryan, M., Serban, A., Bennett, N.J., Brennan, R., Charli-Joseph, L., Fernández-Giménez, M.E., Galvin, K.A. and Goldstein, B.E., et al. 2022. Co-productive agility and four collaborative pathways to sustainability transformations. Global Environmental Change, 72, p.102422. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2021.102422
Bullion, E., Maksudov, F., Henry, E., Merkle, A., & Frachetti, M. (2022). Community practice and religion at an Early Islamic cemetery in highland Central Asia. Antiquity, 1-18 https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2021.106
Johnson, M.L. 2022. Social Virtual Worlds and Their Places, A Geographer's Guide. Palgrave Macmillan. 322pp. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-8626-9
LaBelle, J., Toft, M., & Matsuda, M. (2022). What's the Point?: Lessons Learned from 100 Years of Artifact Hunting in Eastern Colorado. Advances in Archaeological Practice, 10(1), 49-64. https://doi.org/10.1017/aap.2021.41
Leisz, S.J., Tuyen, N.T., An, N.T., Duong, N., Yen, N.T.B. (2022). Agricultural Land-Use Trends in Vietnam 1990–2020. In: Vadrevu, K.P., Le Toan, T., Ray, S.S., Justice, C. (eds) Remote Sensing of Agriculture and Land Cover/Land Use Changes in South and Southeast Asian Countries. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-92365-5_30
Bruno, Jasmine E., Stephen J. Leisz, Jake S. Bobula, Maria E. Fernandez-Gimenez (2021) Conserving Rangelands: A Social-Ecological Case Study from Northeastern Colorado. Land 10(12), 1399 https://doi.org/10.3390/land10121399
Nguyen, Yen Thi Bich, Stephen J. Leisz (2021) Determinants of livelihoods vulnerability to climate change: Two minority ethnic communities in the northwest mountainous region of Vietnam. Environmental Science & Policy 123: 11-20 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2021.04.007
Fisher, C., Leisz, S. et. al. (2022) Creating an Earth Archive. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119 (11) e2115485119 https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2115485119
Jeffrey G. Snodgrass, Shawna Bendeck, Katya Xinyi Zhao, Seth Sagstetter, Michael G. Lacy, Cody Nixon, Julia R. Branstrator, Jesusa M.G. Arevalo, Steven W. Cole, 2022. Social connection and gene regulation during the COVID-19 pandemic: Divergent patterns for online and in-person interaction. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 2022, 105885 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2022.105885
GRANTS & AWARDS
"Leveraging Earth Science Data to Heighten Awareness of Environmental Injustices Within the U.S. Prison System." Sponsor: NASA Equity and Environmental Justice program
Ann Gill Faculty Development Award for Collaborative Projects, Colorado State University College of Liberal Arts, Carrie Chennault and Joshua Sbicca, $10,000
University Distinguished Professor, Colorado State University
"Multidisciplinary approach to investigate the role of drainage from high-elevation wetlands in
maintaining baseflow in headwater streams." Co-Investigators: William Sanford, Geosciences, Steven Fassnacht, Watershed Science, Stephen Leisz, Anthropology and Geography, Ryan Morrison, Civil Engineering, Kristin Rasussen, Atmospheric Sciences, Jeff Deery, Colorado Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies. Sponsor: Colorado Water Center, Colorado State University; Amount: $35,000
Scholarship Impact Award, Recent Achievement, Colorado State University
Innovation in Liberal Arts Award, Colorado State University Demo Day 2022, CSU Ventures, "Weather Water Watts"
Presentation, "Dismantling Agricarceral Boundaries: Mapping New Stories with Critical GIS," February 28, 2022, American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting
Du, A., Behrensmeyer, A.K., 2022. The effects of time-averaging on the composition of large mammalian communities: lessons from Amboseli National Park, Kenya. 1st Rocky Mountain Biological Anthropology Association meeting – Estes Park, Colorado.
Du, A., Behrensmeyer, A.K., 2022. Spatiotemporal scaling of large mammal communities in Amboseli National Park, Kenya: Implications for the ecological composition of time-averaged fossil assemblages. Gordon Research Conference: Unifying Ecology Across Scales. (presentation)
Du, A., 2022. How humans and mammals responded to four million years of environmental change in Africa. Colorado State University International Symposium.
Du, A., Friedlander, E., Faith, J.T., 2022. Evaluating a commonly used method for placing confidence intervals on the ends of hominin temporal ranges. Paleoanthropology Society Meeting.
Sokolowski, K., Codding, B., Du, A., Faith, J.T., 2022. Environmental change in hominin evolution: building stronger links through understanding the environmental tolerances of present-day African mammals. Paleoanthropology Society Meeting.
Gaming, Gold Mining, and Innovative Tech, Great Conversations Kickoff, Colorado State University College of Liberal Arts. Fall 2022
"The carnivorous diet of the genus Homo at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania," Dmanisi-Olduvai: Bridging Africa and Europe conference, Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia, October 2022
"What it Means to be Human: Building Curriculum to Support and Retain Diverse Student Populations," CSU Symposium for Inclusive Excellence, Fall 2022
Cohen, Adrienne J. Infinite Repertoire: On Dance and Urban Possibility in Postsocialist Guinea. 2021. The University of Chicago Press. 190 pp. https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/I/bo88749814.html
Book chapter: "The Revolution Lost: Generational Change and Urban Youth Logics in Conakry’s Dance-Music.” In Young People and Popular Culture in Africa, edited by Paul Ugor. New York: University of Rochester Press, African History and Diaspora Series. https://boydellandbrewer.com/9781648250248/youth-and-popular-culture-in-africa/
Faith, J.T., Du, A., Behrensmeyer, A.K., Davies, B., Patterson, D.B., Rowan, J., Wood, B. 2021. Rethinking the ecological drivers of hominin evolution. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2021.04.011
Du, A., Rowan, J., Wang, S.C., Wood, B.A., Alemseged, Z., 2021. On fossil recovery potential in the Australopithecus anamensis–Australopithecus afarensis lineage: A reply to Žliobaitė (2020). Journal of Human Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2021.103025
Brondízio, E.S., Aumeeruddy-Thomas, Y., Bates, P., Carino, J., Fernández-Llamazares, Á., Ferrari, M.F., Galvin, K., Reyes-García, V., McElwee, P., Molnár, Z. and Samakov, A., 2021. Locally based, regionally manifested, and globally relevant: indigenous and local knowledge, values, and practices for nature. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 46, pp.481-509. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-environ-012220-012127
Laituri, M., D. Davis, F. Sternlieb and K. Galvin 2021. Sustainable Development Goal Indicator 11.3.1 and Secondary Cities: An Analysis and Assessment. International Journal of Geo-Information 10(11), 713; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi10110713
Chambers, JM., Carina Wyborn, Melanie E. Ryan, Robin S. Reid, Maraja Riechers, Anca Serban, Nathan J. Bennett, Christopher Cvitanovic, María E. Fernández-Giménez, Kathleen A. Galvin, et al. 2021. Six modes of co-production for sustainability. Nature Sustainability 4: 983–996 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-021-00755-x
Caviglia-Harris, J., J K Hodges, B Helmuth, E Bennett, K Galvin, M Krebs, K Lips, M Lowman, L A. Schulte Moore, T Schuur. 2021. The six dimensions of collective leadership that advance sustainability objectives: Rethinking what it means to be an academic leader. Ecology and Society. 26(3):9. https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-12396-260309
Manzano, P.; Burgas, D.; Cadahía, L.; Eronen, J.; Fernández-Llamazares, Á.; Bencherif, S.; Holand, Ø.; Seitsonen, O.; Byambaa, B.; Fortelius, M.; Fernández-Giménez, M.E.; Galvin, K.A.; Cabeza, M.; Stenseth, N.C. (2021) Towards a holistic understanding of pastoralism. One Earth 4 (5), 651-665. ISSN 2590-3322. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2021.04.012
Stavi I, J Roque de Pinho, A. K. Paschalidou, S B Adamo, K. Galvin, A de Sherbinin, T. Even, C. Heaviside, K. van der Geest. 2021. Food security among dryland pastoralists and agropastoralists: The climate, land-use change, and population dynamics nexus. The Anthropocene Review https://doi.org/10.1177/20530196211007512
Galvin, KA. 2021 Transformational adaptation in drylands. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. Volume 50, Pages 64-71, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2021.03.003
Salerno, J, C Romulo, KA Galvin, J Brooks, P Mueta-Muyamwa, L Glew 2021 Adaptation and evolution of institutions and governance in community-based conservation. Conservation Science and Practice 3(1):1-11. https://doi.org/10.1111/csp2.355
Hausermann, H. and J. Adomako. Positionality, “the field,” and implications for knowledge production and ethics in land change science. Journal of Land Use Science. https://doi.org/10.1080/1747423X.2021.2015000
Hausermann, H, Lundy, M, Mitchell, J, Ipsen, A, Zorn, Q, Vasquez-Romero, K and DeMorrow-Lynch, R. 2021. Unsettled Belonging in Complex Geopolitics: Refugees, NGOs, and rural communities in northern Colorado. Special issue Special issue titled, “Sustainable Rural Community Development and Environmental Justice,” Sustainability 13: 1344. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13031344
Hausermann, H and D. Ferring. 2021. Unpacking Land-Grabbing: Subjects, Performances, and the State in Ghana's "Small-Scale" Gold Mining Sector. Chapter 12 in A. Ghertner and B. Lake's Land Fictions: The Commodification of Land in City and Country. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
Henry, Edward R., Natalie G. Mueller, and Mica B. Jones 2021. Ritual dispositions, enclosures, and the passing of time: A biographical perspective on the Winchester Farm earthwork in Central Kentucky, USA. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 62:101294. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaa.2021.101294
Jones, Mica B., Steven A. Brandt, Edward R. Henry, and Stanley H. Ambrose 2021 Improved ostrich eggshell and ungulate tooth enamel radiocarbon dating methods reveal Later Stone Age occupation in arid MIS 2 southern Somalia. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 36:102844. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2021.102844
LaBelle, J. M. & Meyer, K. A. (2021). Paleoecological and Archaeological Investigation of the ROMO 9 Ice Patch, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA. Journal of Glacial Archaeology, 5, 51–71. https://doi.org/10.1558/jga.19957
Mary F. Ownby, Jason M. LaBelle & Halston Pelton (2021) Mobility and ceramic paste choice: Petrographic analysis of prehistoric pottery from northeastern Colorado, Plains Anthropologist, https://doi.org/10.1080/00320447.2021.1919956
Jason M. LaBelle, Kelton A. Meyer & Raymond V. Sumner (2021) Folsom Point Diggings: The Johnson Site in the Foothills of Larimer County, Colorado, PaleoAmerica, 7:2, 162-180, https://doi.org/10.1080/20555563.2021.1893957
LaBelle, Jason M. and Kelton A. Meyer 2021. Kill, Camp, and Repeat: A Return to the Lindenmeier Folsom Site, Colorado. Great Plains Research 31:75-96. https://doi.org/10.1353/gpr.2021.0004
Briggs Buchanan, J. David Kilby, Marcus J. Hamilton, Jason M. LaBelle, Kelton A. Meyer, Jacob Holland-Lulewicz, Brian Andrews, Brooke M. Morgan, Brendon Asher, Vance T. Holliday, Gregory W. L. Hodgins & Todd A. Surovell (2021) Bayesian Revision of the Folsom Age Range Using IntCal20, PaleoAmerica, https://doi.org/10.1080/20555563.2021.1890401
Nguyen, Y.T.B., Leisz, S.J. (2021) Determinants of livelihood vulnerability to climate change: Two minority ethnic communities in the northwest mountainous region of Vietnam. Environmental Science and Policy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2021.04.007
Pons, D., Muñoz, Á. G., Meléndez, L. M., Chocooj, M., Gómez, R., Chourio, X., & Romero, C. G. (2021). A Coffee Yield Next-Generation Forecast System for Rain-Fed Plantations: The Case of the Samalá Watershed in Guatemala, Weather and Forecasting, 36(6), 2021-2038. https://doi.org/10.1175/WAF-D-20-0133.1
White, C. J., Domeisen, D. I. V., Acharya, N., Adefisan, E. A., Anderson, M. L., Aura, S., Balogun, A. A., Bertram, D., Bluhm, S., Brayshaw, D. J., Browell, J., Büeler, D., Charlton-Perez, A., Chourio, X., Christel, I., Coelho, C. A. S., DeFlorio, M. J., Delle Monache, L., Di Giuseppe, F., García-Solórzano, A. M., Gibson, P. B., Goddard, L., González Romero, C., Graham, R. J., Graham, R. M., Grams, C. M., Halford, A., Katty Huang, W. T., Jensen, K., Kilavi, M., Lawal, K. A., Lee, R. W., MacLeod, D., Manrique-Suñén, A., Martins, E. S. P. R., Maxwell, C. J., Merryfield, W. J., Muñoz, Á. G., Olaniyan, E., Otieno, G., Oyedepo, J. A., Palma, L., Pechlivanidis, I. G., Pons, D., Ralph, F. M., Reis, D. S., Jr., Remenyi, T. A., Risbey, J. S., Robertson, D. J. C., Robertson, A. W., Smith, S., Soret, A., Sun, T., Todd, M. C., Tozer, C. R., Vasconcelos, F. C., Jr., Vigo, I., Waliser, D. E., Wetterhall, F., & Wilson, R. G. (2021). Advances in the application and utility of subseasonal-to-seasonal predictions, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-20-0224.1
Wilson, Emily S. Review of Clara Bosak-Schroeder. Other Natures: Environmental Encounters with Ancient Greek Ethnography. Rhea Classical Reviews: Dec. 16, 2021. https://www.rheaclassicalreviews.com/reviews
GRANTS & AWARDS
NASA, Biodiversity, connectivity, and ecological forecasting: applying NASA earth observation data to conservation management in the Greater Kruger National Park region, South Africa. PI: David Bunn, Jody Vogeler, Melissa McHale, Sharon Hall, Neil Carter, Izak Smit. Amount: ~$750,000
Grant: Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Post-PhD Research Grant, "Vertical Life: Carnal Enskilment and Posthuman Intimacies in American Rock Climbing"
National Science Foundation, Archaeology. Examining the relationship between an increasingly carnivorous Homo erectus and Pleistocene mammal extinctions. PI: W. Andrew Barr; Co-PI: Kendra L. Chritz, Andrew Du, John Rowan; Senior Personnel: J. Tyler Faith, Margaret Lewis. Period: 6/1/2021-5/31/2024. Amount: $90,099.
National Science Foundation, Archaeology. Examining the relationship between an increasingly carnivorous Homo erectus and Pleistocene mammal extinctions. PI: W. Andrew Barr; Co-PI: Kendra L. Chritz, Andrew Du, John Rowan; Senior Personnel: J. Tyler Faith, Margaret Lewis. Period: 6/1/2021-5/31/2024. Amount: $90,099
Haefele, M and KA Galvin, 2021. Evaluating Impacts on People from Conservation Interventions, $146,615 (subcontract to the University of Tennessee) funded by Pew Charitable Trusts. Jasmine Bruno is also a postdoctoral fellow on this project
CO-PI, NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship, Infrastructures of disease: Rural water megaprojects and uneven health impacts in Colombia, with Megan Baumann, $102,000
Invited Keynote Lecture, South Dakota State Geography Convention
College of Liberal Arts Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentorship
2021 C.B. Moore Award, Southeastern Archeological Conference
Grant Title: The Micromorphology of Refilled Adena and Hopewell Ditches in Central Kentucky. Sponsor: American Philosophical Society; Franklin Research Grant
Grant from Rocky Mountain National Park (2021-2024), $244,952: "Alpine Archeological Inventory of Lakes and Ridges within Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado;" J. LaBelle, PI
Grant from the White River Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, $25,000, "Radiocarbon Dating and Final Analysis of the 5RB123 (Burke) and 5MF607 (Bull Draw) rock shelters in Northwestern Colorado"
NASA Science Mission Directorate: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences -2021, NNH21ZDA001N, A.2 NASA Land-Cover/Land-Use Change. Funded Project: "Early Estimation of Fire-Risk in the Eastern Mediterranean and Socioeconomic Informed Communications of Actionable Strategies, 21-LCLUC21_2-0004"
National Science Foundation, Human-Environment & Geographical Sciences. Rainfall variability, extreme events, and vulnerability in heterogeneous social and environmental systems. PI: Kevin Anchukaitis, Diana Liverman, Tom Evans, Matthew Taylor, Diego Pons Ganddini. Period: 6/1/2021-11/30/2024. Amount: $396,593
Grant, Foundation for Psychocultural Research, “Online Gaming Involvement, Avatar Identification, and Emotion Regulation in Five Culture Areas,” $20,500
PRESENTATIONS & ADDRESSES
Prisons and agriculture, Invited Lecture, World GIS Day, Geospatial Centroid, Colorado State University
Invited Talk: Distinguishing true absence from unsampled presence in the hominin fossil record, April 2021, University of Texas at Austin
Invited Keynote Lecture, South Dakota State Geography Convention
Rethinking Landscape in Political Ecologies of Health: A Case from central Ghana, In Diseased Landscapes: Health and Illness in Territories of Extraction Sessions, 4S Conference
Combining remote sensing and ethnography to understand mining implications in rural Ghana, Invited Lecture, World GIS Day, Geospatial Centroid, Colorado State University
Virtual Presentation: Ritual Dispositions, Adena and Hopewell Enclosures, and the Passing of Time: A Monumental Biography of a Small Middle Woodland Enclosure in Central Kentucky, USA For: Colorado Archaeological Society: Denver Chapter.
“Exposing Domestic Violence in Northern Vietnam.” Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, March 23-27.
Presentations of case studies: concrete perspectives, The intersection of climate change and coffee digitalization, April 2021. Digital Coffee Future
Pineda-Munoz, S., Jukar, A.M., Tóth, A.B., Fraser, D., Du, A., Barr, W.A., Amatangelo, K., Balk, M.A., Behrensmeyer, A.K., Bercovici, A., Blois, J., Davis, M., Eronen, J.T., Gotelli, N.J., Looy, C., Miller, J.H., Shupinkski, A.B., Soul, L.C., Villaseñor, A., Wing, S., Lyons, S.K., 2020. Body mass-related changes in mammal community assembly patterns during the late Quaternary of North America. Ecography. 43, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.05027
Fraser, D., Soul, L.C., Tóth, A.B., Balk, M.A., Eronon, J.T., Pineda-Munoz, S., Shupinski, A.B., Villaseñor, A., Barr, W.A., Behrensmeyer, A.K., Du, A., Faith, J.T., Gotelli, N.J., Graves, G.R., Jukar, A.M., Looy, C.V., Miller, J.H., Potts, R., Lyons, S.K., in press. Investigating biotic interactions in deep time. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2020.09.001
Faith, J.T., Rowan, J., Du, A., Barr, W.A., 2020. The uncertain case for human-driven extinctions prior to Homo sapiens. Quaternary Research. 96, 88-104. https://doi.org/10.1017/qua.2020.51
Du, A., Rowan, J., Wang, S.C., Wood, B.A., Alemseged, Z., 2020. Statistical estimates of hominin origination and extinction dates: a case study examining the Australopithecus anamensis-afarensis lineage. Journal of Human Evolution. 138, 102688. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2019.102688
Du, A., Wood, B., 2020. Brain size evolution in the hominin clade. In: Cole, J., McNabb, J., Grove, M., and Hosfield, R. (Eds.), Landscapes of Human Evolution: Contributions in honour of John Gowlett. Archaeopress, Oxford. 9-17. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1920565117
Faith, J.T., Rowan, J., Du, A., 2020. Reply to Weihmann: Fifty gazelles do not equal an elephant, and other ecological misunderstandings. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 201920565. https://dx.doi.org/10.1073%2Fpnas.1920565117
Galvin, KA, D. Backman, MW Luizza and TA Beeton. 2020 African Community-Based Conservancies: Innovative Governance for Whom? Pp. 147-172. IN: Nomad-State Relationships in International Relations. Before and After Borders, J Levin, Ed. Palgrave Macmillan/Springer, Cham, Switzerland
Galvin, KA, T. Even, RS Reid, J Njoka, J Roque de Pinho, P Thornton and K Saylor. 2020. Understanding Climate from the Ground Up: Knowledge of Environmental Changes in the East African Savannas. Pp. 221-242. In: Changing Climate, Changing Worlds. Local knowledge and the challenges of social and ecological change, M. Welch-Devine, A Sourdril and BJ Burke, eds. Springer Nature, Cham, Switzerland
Abebe, BA, K Jones, J Solomon, K Galvin and P Evangelista. 2020. Examining Social Equity in Community-Based Conservation Programs: A Case Study of Controlled Hunting Programs in Bale Mountains, Ethiopia. World Development 135, Nov 2020, 105066 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2020.105066
McElwee, P. , Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares , Yildiz Aumeeruddy-Thomas, Dániel Babai, Peter Bates, Kathleen Galvin, Maximilien Guèze, Jianguo Liu, Zsolt Molnár, Hien T. Ngo, Victoria Reyes-García, Rinku Roy Chowdhury, Aibek Samakov, Uttam Babu Shrestha, Sandra Díaz, and Eduardo S. Brondízio. 2020 Working with Indigenous and Local Knowledge (ILK) in Large-Scale Ecological Assessments: Reviewing the Experience of the IPBES Global Assessment. Journal of Applied Ecology https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13705
Hausermann, H, Adomako, J and M. Robles. 2020. Fried eggs and all-women gangs: the geopolitics of Chinese gold mining in Ghana, bodily vulnerability and resistance. Journal of Human Geography 13(1): 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1942778620910900
Hausermann, H. 2019. Spirit hospitals and “concern with herbs”: A political ecology of healing and being-in-common in Ghana. Special issue titled, “Commons, Commoning and Co-Becoming: Nurturing Life-in-Common and Post-Capitalist Futures,” Environment & Planning E. https://doi.org/10.1177/2514848619893915
Henry, Edward R., and G. Logan Miller 2020. Toward a Situational Approach to Understanding Middle Woodland Societies in the North American Midcontinent. Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 45(3):187–202. https://doi.org/10.1080/01461109.2020.1826878
Henry, Edward R., Andrew M. Mickelson, and Michael E. Mickelson. 2020. Documenting Ceremonial Situations and Institutional Change at Middle Woodland Geometric Enclosures in Central Kentucky. Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 45(3):203–225. https://doi.org/10.1080/01461109.2020.1826879
Henry, Edward R., Alice P. Wright, Sarah C. Sherwood, Stephen B. Carmody, Casey R. Barrier, and Christopher Van de Ven. 2020. Beyond Never-Never Land: Integrating LiDAR and Geophysical Surveys at the Johnston Site, Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park, Tennessee, USA. Remote Sensing 12(15):1–30. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12152364
Kwiatkowski, Lynn. 2020 Marital Sexual Violence, Care, and Shared Suffering in Vietnam. In M. Gabriela Torres and Kersti Yllö, eds. Sexual Violence in Intimacy: Implications for Research and Policy in Global Health. London and New York: Routledge. Pp. 119-138. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429322037
LaBelle, Jason M. and Cody Newton 2020 Cody Complex Foragers and Their Use of Grooved Abraders in Great Plains and Rocky Mountains of North America. North American Archaeologist 41(2-3):63-100. https://doi.org/10.1177/0197693120923538
Nghiem, T., Kono, Y., Leisz, S.J. (2020) Crop Boom as a Trigger of Smallholder Livelihood and Land Use Transformations: The Case of Coffee Production in the Northern Mountain Region of Vietnam. Land 9(2). 56; https://doi.org/10.3390/land9020056
Young, Nicholas E., Paul H.Evangelista, Tefera Mengitsu, Stephen Leisz (2020) Twenty-three years of forest cover change in protected areas under different governance strategies: A case study from Ethiopia’s southern highlands. Land Use Policy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.104426
Michael Pante, Ignacio de la Torre, Francesco d’Errico, Jackson Njau, Robert Blumenschine (2020). Bone tools from Beds II–IV, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, and implications for the origins and evolution of bone technology. Journal of Human Evolution, 48, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2020.102885
Depsky, Nicholas and Diego Pons, 2020. Meteorological droughts are projected to worsen in Central America’s
Dry Corridor throughout the 21st century. Environmental Research Letters 16 https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/abc5e2
Contributing author, Chapter 7: Agricultural Sector.
Moreno, J.M., C. Laguna-Defior, V. Barros, E. Calvo Buendía, J.A. Marengo y Ú. Oswald Spring (eds.), 2020: Adaptación
frente a los riesgos del cambio climático en los países iberoamericanos – Informe RIOCCADAPT. McGraw-Hill, Madrid, España
(ISBN: 9788448621643). http://rioccadapt.com/en/
Jay Ke-Schutte (2020) Doing things with “nothing”: the pragmatics of democratic multilingualism in South African parliamentary debate, Social Dynamics. https://doi.org/10.1080/02533952.2020.1862523
Jay Ke-Schutte (2020) BOOK REVIEW: Daniel F. Vukovich, Illiberal China: The Ideological Challenge of the People's Republic of China, PRC History Review. PDF: http://prchistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Vucovich_review.pdf
Teresa L. Ross Tellechea and Teresa Tellechea, 2020. “Reimaging Sanctuary as Spaces of Resistance,” The Applied Anthropologist Journal, Volume 40, No.15. pp.11-15. https://hpsfaa.wildapricot.org/TAA-2020-2
Van Buren, M. (2020). The Persistence of Indigenous Silver Production in Porco, Bolivia. International Journal of Historical Archaeology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10761-020-00546-8
GRANTS & AWARDS
Award, National Science Foundation (NSF) CONVERGE program: Award for COVID-19 Working Group: Cumulative Effects of Successive Disasters. Browne is lead with co-lead, Caela O’Connell (UNC-Chapel Hill) and 10 Working Group Members including disaster anthropologists and practitioners.
Archaeological Repository of CSU Archaeological Collections Preservation Project – Phase One
History Colorado - State Historical Fund
Archaeology Competitive Grant 2020
Award, National Science Foundation, RAPID: Digital Social Connection and Immune Biology among Emerging Adults: Assessing Novel Sources of Health Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic https://col.st/hUKrT
PRESENTATIONS & ADDRESSES
Invited commencement address, “Looking up from disaster.” Montclair State University. Graduating anthropology majors and families. Zoom address. Saturday, May 23, 2020.
Invited NSF presentation, “Decision-Making as a Window into Risk Perception and Interdependencies. NSF-sponsored Conference, “HurriCon: Science at the Intersection of Hurricanes and the Populated Coast” Convened at East Carolina University February 27-28, 2020.
Session organizer and moderator, "Hope and Collective Action as Counteragents to Environmental Risk and Adversity." The Natural Hazards Workshop, Annual Meeting, convened virtually. July 12, 2020.
Invited presentation. The Natural Hazards Workshop, Annual Meeting, convened virtually. July 12-15 2020. “Theorizing Hope and Collective Action."
Invited Plenary panel moderator and introductory remarks. The Natural Hazards Annual Researchers Meeting, convened virtually. July 15-16, 2020. Plenary session: “The Data Revolution—Ethical Imperatives and Methodological Considerations for Hazards and Disaster Research.”
Du, A., Friedlander, E., Rowan, J., Alemseged, Z., 2020. Placing probabilities on whether a fossil taxon was truly absent from a site or has not been found yet. Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Abstracts and Program: 72.
Invited talk: Placing probabilities on whether a taxon was truly absent from a site or has not been sampled yet: applications to the hominin genus Paranthropus (July 16) Canadian Museum of Nature
Invited talk: Placing probabilities on taxon true absence: applications to the hominin genus Paranthropus (July 31st) Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Presentation: Ritual Dispositions, Adena and Hopewell Enclosures, and the Passing of Time: A Monumental Biography of a Small Middle Woodland Enclosure in Central Kentucky, USA, University of Denver Department of Anthropology, Fall 2020 Virtual Colloquium Series
"Connecting Agriculture Stress Index Systems at the Sub-National Level to the Next Generation of Seasonal Climate Forecasts: A General Approach to Transition from Monitoring to Forecasting," poster, NOAA/ National Weather Service Annual Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop, October 2020
"When Rainfall Meets Hunger: Towards an Early-Action System for Acute Undernutrition in Guatemala," poster, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2020
"Connecting Agriculture Stress Index Systems at the Sub-National Level to the Next Generation of Seasonal Climate Forecasts: A General Approach to Transition from Monitoring to Forecasting," presentation, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2020