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    Bendix discusses the factors behind the CA wildfires in USA Today

    Jacob Bendix, associate professor of geography, was interviewed for the USA Today article "How do wildfires start? All it takes is a spark." "Over the past two months, the areas now burning have had far less precipitation than normal for this time of year, while experiencing above-average temperatures," Bendix said. "Thus, conditions were primed for fire."
     

    Geo PhD student Emily Bukowski publishes paper on Dutch elm disease

    "Using the commons to understand the Dutch elm disease epidemic in Syracuse, NY," written by PhD student Emily Bukowski '14 MA (Geog), was published in Geographical Review. Bukowski argues "that elms and their pests are viewed as components of the urban commons but understanding them as such does not align with what strategies managers are able to enact in the patchwork of property ownership that occurs in cities."
     

    Koch book offers new approach on the geopolitics of spectacle

    The Geopolitics of Spectacle: Space, Synecdoche, and the New Capitals of Asia draws from Natalie Koch’s extensive work on Central Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, and Southeast Asia to evaluate how autocratic rulers use spectacular projects, such as “lavishly built landscapes and celebrations,” to govern and legitimate their power.