Charlotte’s losing its green canopy, despite efforts to save trees

Charlotte’s losing its green canopy, despite efforts to save trees

   July 13, 2020

A new study finds over three football fields worth of trees were lost per day between the end of the Great Recession and 2018. According to Dr. Shoemaker, concerted action is needed now to meet Charlotte's "50% by 2050" resolution.

Anecdotally, we have all seen a lot of tree loss since the big...

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CAGIS Affiliates' Research Rapidly Detects Active and Emerging COVID-19 Clusters Nationwide

CAGIS Affiliates' Research Rapidly Detects Active and Emerging COVID-19 Clusters Nationwide

   June 10, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, recent CAGIS graduates Alex Hohl and Michael Desjardins teamed-up with Faculty Associate Eric Delmelle to conduct geostatistical analyses of outbreaks in the United States. The team then produced maps of "active" and "emerging" clusters  nationwide needed to allocate medial resources in a timely matter. They published their results in the...

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CAGIS Seminar October 9th: Emerging Applications for UAVs

CAGIS Seminar October 9th: Emerging Applications for UAVs

   November 6, 2019
We invite you to an interesting, two-part Seminar next week which discusses new applications for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), sometimes referred to as "drones". 
 
In part 1, Dr. Srinivas Akella talks about coordinating multiple UAVs for disaster response.
 
In part 2, Dr. Yutin Chen describes the new role UAVs are...
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CAGIS Seminar October 23rd | A Multi-Scalar Approach to Mapping Gentrification

CAGIS Seminar October 23rd | A Multi-Scalar Approach to Mapping Gentrification

   November 6, 2019

We welcome UNCC GES alums Danny Yonto and Claire Schuch to our CAGIS Seminar to give a talk regarding their efforts to map gentrification in Charlotte.

Gentrification has been increasingly studied, but disagreement continues on how best to define and measure it, particularly in regards to how scale influences detection.

In this presentation we hear how Drs....

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CAGIS Seminar November 6 | Space-Time Modeling of Mosquito-borne Disease Outbreaks

CAGIS Seminar November 6 | Space-Time Modeling of Mosquito-borne Disease Outbreaks

   November 6, 2019

We welcome Ph.D. Candidate Michael Desjardins to hear about his investigations into the time/space dynamics of dengue, chikungunya and Zika outbreaks in Cali, Colombia.

Abstract: Dengue, chikungunya, and Zika are mosquito-borne diseases that infect an estimated 390 million people...

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