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 Expedition Endurance Team  

Expedition Endurance

Cameron Craig, geographer, and four EIU students researched dwindling water resources this May 2014 for a documentary film that will air this Fall. Read more...




Mapping the New Corn Belt Project

Chris Laingen, Ph.D. researches the changes in the spatial distribution of the Corn Belt.


Gulf Ecological & Human Disaster Project

Cameron Craig collects video footage and interviews to change students' perception about the recent oil spill disaster.

Little Wabash Project  

Little Wabash Project

Diane Burns, Ph.D and David Viertel, Ph.D study channel change along the Little Wabash River utilizing historical aerial photography and current survey work.


Conference Oral Presentations and Posters



"Land Use Change in the Eastern Corn Belt Plains Ecoregion," Boline, Fisher, and Laingen (2010)
    "Modeling Fixed Carbon & Carbon Dioxide Sequestration from Tree Biomass at Eastern Illinois University," Di Naso, Gutowski, Lemmon, and Boatright (2010)
    "Images from the Corn Belt," Laingen and Craig (2010)
    "Investigation of the Status of Women, by Country, Using the Gender-related Development Index, Gender Empowerment Measure, and Gender Parity Index," Sheehan (2010)


"Gulf Ecological & Human Disaster Project: Connecting & Reflecting on the Impact of the Oil Spill," Craig, Nugent, Schubert, and Gismondi (2010)