The UCSB Brownbag Forum on Spatial Thinking


Informal noon-time presentations that feature theories, concepts, tools, and applications for spatial thinking across disciplines, including the natural and the social sciences, as well as the humanities. Presentations will take place at the Center for Spatial Studies, Phelps 3512, 12:00–1:00 pm.

Please contact Karen Doehner,, to review and schedule possible discussion topics or presentations that share your disciplinary interest in spatial thinking.

Schedule 2019–2020 (also available on our Google Calendar)

January 21, 2020Emmanuel Papadakis
University of California Santa Barbara

Bridging Space and Place in Geographic Information Systems
January 14, 2020Somayeh Dodge
University of California Santa Barbara

Multiscale Modeling and Analysis of Movement
March 3, 2020Ambuj Singh University of California Santa Barbara

Inferring Network Structure and Flows using Partial Observations
March 10, 2020Claudio Fugo
University of California Santa Barbara

The Fishing Net and the Spider Web—Making Italians Making Southerners
March 17, 2020Anna Trugman
University of California Santa Barbara

The Geography of Forest Hydraulic Trait Compositions: Observed Patterns, underlying Mechanisms, and Future Implications

Archive of the past ThinkSpatial brownbags schedules:

2019-2018 | 2017–2018 | 2016–2017 | 2015–2016 | 2014–20152013–2014 | 2012–2013 | 2011–2012 | 2010–2011 | 2009–2010 | 2008–2009 | 2007–2008