Annals of the AAG

Consultation on sections in the ‘Annals of the AAG’

After the AAG meetings in Hawaii in 1999, a new format for the Annals of the Association of American Geographers was introduced wherein four sections and four editors were put in place to represent the breadth of the academic discipline of geography. Four major areas – (i) Environmental Sciences, (ii) Methods, Models, and Geographic Information…
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In Memoriam: Guido Weigend

Guido G. Weigend, who had a long career as a professional geographer, college dean and professor, and spy, passed away on April 1, 2016, at the age of 96. Guido Gustav Weigend was born on January 2, 1920, in the small Austrian town of Zeltweg but grew up in Vienna and attended school there. In…
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In Memoriam: Chris Mayda

Chris Mayda, a Professor in the Department of Geography and Geology at Eastern Michigan University, who was a champion for sustainability and alternatives ways of thinking and living, passed away in March 2016 after a long-term illness. Mayda’s entry into academia came as change of career and life-direction in her mid-forties. At the time she…
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In Memoriam: Doreen Massey

Doreen Massey, emeritus professor of geography at The Open University, and one of the major figures in twentieth-century geography, passed away suddenly on March 11, 2016, at the age of 72. She was one of the most influential thinkers on the left, and her work on space, place and power has been recognized all over…
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In Memoriam: Glenn Sebastian

Glenn R. Sebastian, Associate Professor Emeritus at the University of South Alabama, who spent four decades inspiring students in geology and geography, passed away on March 11, 2016, aged 74. Glenn Robert Sebastian was born on June 18, 1941, and grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended St. Louis University to study geography, graduating…
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In Memoriam: Kenneth L White

Kenneth White, a soils geographer and fluvial geomorphologist, who spent many years at Texas A&M University and the Australian National University, passed away on February 15, 2016, at the age of 75. Kenneth L. White, known to friends as “Kenny," was born on October 15, 1940, in Chicago. In 1962, while working at Baxter Laboratories,…
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In Memoriam: Heidi Frontani

Heidi G. Frontani, a professor of geography at Elon University for more than 17 years, and a development geographer with particular interests in Africa, died suddenly of a heart attack on February 26, 2016, at the age of 50. Heidi Glaesel was born on April 19, 1965, and grew up in Queens, New York. She…
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In Memoriam: David de Laubenfels

David de Laubenfels, emeritus professor in the Department of Geography at Syracuse University, and a biogeographer who was an expert on tropical conifers, passed away on February 6, 2016, at the age of 90. David John de Laubenfels was born in 1925 in Pasadena, California. His father, Max Walker de Laubenfels, was a noted marine biologist…
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In Memoriam: Harold Rose

Harold Rose, distinguished professor emeritus of geography and urban studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and pioneer in research on race and segregation, passed away on February 2, 2016, at the age of 86. Harold Milton Rose was born on January 8, 1930 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was raised by his grandparents, of whom his…
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