Animal migration patterns are affected by urban development, as the book "Where the Animals Go" shows. The book maps migration patterns based on data from almost 40 studies that rely on GPS and other technology to provide precise data.
Scientists are exploring genetic techniques such as selective breeding as they look to preserve and restore coral reefs around the world. "To think we've had to turn our science this way is kind of terrifying, but that is what we've had to do," said coral researcher Ruth Gates.
Discover the latest transportation trends! Comprehensively updated, The Geography of Urban Transportation reflects over a decade of policy changes, technological advances, and emergent ideas in the field. With 87 instructive figures, including eight color plates, it is the go-to text in transportation geography. Read a free chapter.
Hurricane Maria, the latest devastating Atlantic storm this year, has confirmed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration prediction that the hurricane season, which runs from June through November, would be the most active since 2010. So far, there have been 13 named storms, and NOAA predicted in August that there could be up to 19, with as many as five being hurricanes.
Researchers studied data about the Earth's interior to come up with what they say is the best estimate yet of the planet's composition. Scientists say the Earth contains more sodium, potassium, chlorine, zinc, strontium, fluorine, gallium, rubidium, niobium, gadolinium, tantalum, helium, argon and krypton and less magnesium, tin, bromine, boron, cadmium and beryllium than previously thought.
Conflict, climate change and economic trials have driven global hunger up for the first time this century, says a report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, International Fund for Agricultural Development, World Food Programme, UNICEF and the World Health Organization. "We will not end hunger and all forms of malnutrition by 2030 unless we address all the factors that undermine food security and nutrition," the report says.
Making the Most of Parcel Boundary Data For a growing list of industries, the importance and widening use of parcel boundary and property data continues to grow. Thankfully, alternatives to traditional parcel acquisition efforts are now available through cost-effective and ready to use solutions. Read our guide to smart decision-making using parcel boundary data
Underwater drones are being used to monitor a stretch of ocean known as the Mid-Atlantic Bight to help researchers detect potential hurricane activity. The drones can transmit data on ocean temperatures, which can help predict hurricane intensity.
AAG has released a new edition of the "Guide to Geography Programs in the Americas"
The AAG's Guide to Geography Programs in the Americas, or The Guide, includes detailed information on undergraduate and graduate geography programs in the United States, Canada, and Latin America, including degree requirements, curricula, faculty qualifications, program specialties, financial assistance, and degrees completed. The 2016-2017 edition of The Guide is now available for free online at aag.org/guide. The AAG has also published an interactive, companion map where users can search for programs by location, degree type, field of interest, and regional focus. Learn more.
Explore the Session Gallery
New this year, the Session Gallery includes a Call for Papers (CFPs) feature. Session organizers can post details on how interested participants can get involved in their session(s) -- from topics covered in the session to submission deadlines and organizer contact information. CFPs can be posted in the most preliminary planning stages -- all you need is a tentative title and brief description of how interested participants should get in touch. The new Session Gallery is also searchable, allowing attendees to filter by session type, sponsor group, keyword, theme, and space availability.