spatial@local2017: Now accepting poster submissions

Mar 27, 2017 • Categories: Event | Featured | spatial@ucsb.local

Call for posters for spatial@local2017! Submissions will be accepted until May 1, 2017 and should be sent to kdoehner@spatial.ucsb.edu. View event flyer. spatial@local2017 Date: June 8, 2017 Location: Corwin Pavilion Time: TBD Plenary Session Topic: Environmental Conflict Resolution in the Santa Barbara Channel The ocean is crowded with human activities including shipping, fishing, aquaculture, recreation, energy extraction and more. The Santa Barbara Channel is a prime example of how many of these activities conflict spatially and, together, stress marine ecosystems and threaten the services they provide. How do we know where ocean uses are conflicting? How can we engage ocean stakeholders in a participatory process to reduce conflict? What is the role of science and GIS in the resolution of environmental conflict? Our presenters will highlight some recent efforts to involve a wide array of stakeholders, scientists and government agencies in the design of plans that reduce conflict in the Santa Barbara Channel and improve the sustainable use of our ocean resources. Speakers:  Morgan Visalli, California Sea Grant Fellow (2015), Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary http://channelislands.noaa.gov/contact/visalli.html Dr. Carrie Kappel, Associate Project Scientist, NCEAS, UCSB https://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/seniorfellows#kappel Moderator: Grace Goldberg, Director of Operations, SeaSketch & McClintock Lab, UCSB...

ThinkSpatial: Susan Cassels

Mar 27, 2017 • Categories: Event | Featured | ThinkSpatial

On Tuesday, April 11, 2017 The UCSB brown-bag forum on spatial thinking presents “Short-term Mobility and Sexual Behavior – Testing the Selection, Enabling, and Influence Hypotheses” Susan Cassels Department of Geography University of California, Santa Barbara 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | 3512 Phelps Hall (map) | (View Flyer) Abstract: Short-term mobility is often associated with increased risk behavior. For example, mobile individuals often have higher rates of sexual risk behavior compared to non-mobile individuals, but the reasons why are not clear. Using monthly retrospective panel data from Ghana, we test whether short-term mobility is associated with differences in total and unprotected sex acts, and whether the association is due to enabling, selection, or influential reasons. Men who were mobile in a given month had more sex acts compared to non-mobile men. Regardless of short-term mobility in a given month, both men and women who were mobile in future months had more sex acts compared to individuals not mobile in future months. Our findings support the hypothesis that both men and women who are mobile are positively selected on sexual risk behavior. The enabling hypothesis, that the act of being mobile enables sexual risk behavior, was only supported for men. Bio: Susan Cassels, PhD, MPH is an assistant professor of Geography and a research associate in the Broom Center for Demography at the University of California Santa Barbara. Her work spans many disciplines, including demography, epidemiology, and geography. Cassels’ research interests are in the areas of population health, migration, epidemic modeling, HIV/AIDS, and sexual networks. Currently, her research is focused on migration and residential mobility and its effects on sexual risk behavior, sexual network structure and HIV transmission. She has ongoing projects among heterosexuals in Ghana and among men who have sex with men in Seattle and Los Angeles. — The objectives of the ThinkSpatial brown-bag presentations are to exchange ideas about spatial perspectives in research and teaching, to broaden communication and cooperation across disciplines among faculty and graduate students, and to encourage the sharing of tools and concepts. Please contact Kitty Currier (kcurrier@spatial.ucsb.edu) to review and schedule possible discussion topics or presentations that share your disciplinary interest in spatial thinking. Follow spatial@ucsb on Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Google...

Timeline

Position papers due: May 26 Notification of acceptance and workshop duration: June 16 Camera-ready position papers due: June 28 Workshop date: September...