Our Students' Research on Mountains

Active Projects

  • Jonathan Byers: Glacier and Snow Monitoring Using Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Flights in the Rocky Mountains of Montana. M.S., Geography, Advisor: Ulrich Kamp.
  • Shah Faisal Khan: Mass Movements and Hazards in the 2005 Kashmir Earthquake Region. Ph.D., Systems Ecology, Advisor: Ulrich Kamp.
  • Caleb Pan: Glaciers and Lakes as Water Resources in the Altai Mountains of Mongolia. Ph.D., Systems Ecology, Advisor: Ulrich Kamp.
  • Rachel Powers: Riparian Ecosystem Succession Following Fire Disturbance on the North Fork Flathead River, Montana. M.S., Systems Ecology, Advisor: Ulrich Kamp.
  • Katherine Shank: What Defines the Crown of the Continent? Biodiversity and Ecostystems in the Northern Rocky Mountains, Montana. M.S., Geography, Advisor: Ulrich Kamp.
  • Shane Thurlo: Water Resources and the Transformation of Society in Ladakh, India: The Case Study of Stok. M.S., Geography, Advisor: Ulrich Kamp.
  • Morgan Voss: Snow Avalanche Information System (SAIS) for Glacier National Park, Montana. M.S., Geography, Advisor: Anna Klene.

Completed Projects

  • 2016. Verena Henners: Protecting the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem: A History of Conservation in the Blackfoot and Swan Valleys, Montana. M.S., Geography, Advisor: Ulrich Kamp.
  • 2015. William Klaczynski: On the Map, But Off the Grid: Life Along the North Fork of the Flathead. M.A., Geography, Advisor: Ulrich Kamp.
  • 2015. Mathias Pechhold: Spectroradiometry in Glacier Monitoring. German Intern from Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Senior Thesis, Geography, Advisor: Ulrich Kamp.
  • 2013. Nicholas Youngstrom: Tourism Sector Perceptions of Vulnerability to Environmental Change in Glacier National Park, USA. M.A., Geography, Advisor: Ulrich Kamp.
  • 2013. Mitchell Fyock: Development of the First Legend for Geomorphological Mapping in High Mountain Environments in the United States. M.S., Geography, Advisor: Ulrich Kamp.
  • 2013. Caleb Pan: Inventory of Mongolian Glaciers for the Global Land Ice Measurement from Space (GLIMS) Program. M.S., Geography, Advisor: Ulrich Kamp.
  • 2011. Fouad Bukhari: Using Google Earth for Documenting on the Haiti Earthquake. M.S., Geography, Advisor: Ulrich Kamp.
  • 2011. Kevin McManigal: Retracing the 1910 Carruthers Royal Geographical Society Expedition to the Turgun Mountains of Mongolia: Reconstruction of a Century of Glacier Variations. M.S., Geography, Advisor: Ulrich Kamp.
  • 2011. Dusty Waltner: Evaluating Repeat Photography in Documenting Natural and Cultural Landscape Changes: A Changing Crown of the Continent Ecosystem between 1899 and 2010. M.S., Geography, Advisor: Ulrich Kamp.
  • 2011. Shah Faisal Khan: Five Years after the 2005 Kashmir Earthquake: Assessing Post-seismic Landsliding Processes between 2005 and 2010. M.S., Geography, Advisor: Ulrich Kamp.
  • 2010. Brandon Krumwiede: Mapping Glacier Variations from 1990 to 2006 in the Central Mongolian Altai. M.S., Geography, Advisor: Ulrich Kamp.
  • 2009. Davis Bothe: Volumetric Analysis of Debris Fan Deposits in Southwest Montana. Senior Thesis, Geography, Advisor: Ulrich Kamp.
  • 2009. Martin Byrne: Glacier Monitoring in Ladakh and Zanskar, Northwestern India. M.S., Geography, Advisor: Ulrich Kamp.
  • 2008. Benjamin Growley: Landslide Susceptibility Zonation GIS for the October 2005 Kashmir Earthquake-affected Region. M.A., Geography, Advisor: Ulrich Kamp.
  • 2008. Deborah Belden: Geomorphological Mapping of the K2 Area, Pakistan, Using GIS and Remote Sensing. M.A., Geography, Advisor: Ulrich Kamp.
  • 2007. Joy Adams: Mapping Lava Flows on Mouna Loa, Hawaii Using GIS Technology. Senior Thesis, Geography, Advisor: Ulrich Kamp.

Honors

  • Jonathan Byers: Memories of Ice. 1st Place Award GIS Day 2016 – ArcGIS Online Map Contest, Montana Association of Geographic Information Professionals (MAGIP).
  • 2016. Rachel Powers: Riparian Ecosystem Succession Following Fire Disturbance on the North Fork Flathead River, Montana. MontanaView Remote Sensing Fellowship.
  • 2015. Caleb Pan: Mountain Glaciers and Desert Lakes: Water Availability in the Mongolian Altai. Fulbright Scholarship.
  • 2014. Caleb Pan: First Inventory of Glaciers in Mongolia, derived from Landsat Imagery from 1989 to 2011. Best Graduate Student Talk, Montana Space Grant Consortium – Student Research Symposium.
  • 2013. Verena Henners: Mortar Board Award – Physical Geography Option; Department of Geography.
  • 2011. Kevin McManigal: Retracing the 1910 Carruthers Royal Geographical Society Expedition to the Turgun Mountains of Mongolia: Reconstruction of a Century of Glacier Variations. Mauna Kea Student Presentation Award, Mountain Geography Specialty Group (MGSG), American Association of Geographers (AAG).
  • 2011. Kevin McManigal: Retracing the 1910 Carruthers Royal Geographical Society Expedition to the Turgun Mountains of Mongolia: Reconstruction of a Century of Glacier Variations. 3rd in Photo Contest, American Association of Geographers (AAG).
  • 2010. Brandon Krumwiede: Glaciations and Glacier Variations in the Central Altai Mountains, Western Mongolia. Mauna Kea Student Presentation Award, Mountain Geography Specialty Group (MGSG), American Association of Geographers (AAG).
  • 2009. Dusty Waltner: Geography Faculty Award.
  • 2009. Martin Byrne: Glacier Monitoring in Ladakh and Zanskar, India, Using Remote Sensing and GIS Technology. Best Oral Presentation, Graduate Student Conference, University of Montana.
  • 2007. Jennifer Hamilton: Rebuilding in the Midst of Disaster: An Assessment of the Response to the 2005 Kashmir Earthquake. Jeanne X. Kasperson Award Special Session, Hazards Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers (AAG).