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WBIR Highlights Grissino-Mayer’s Talk on Wildfire Risk


One UT professor is on a mission to warn people about wildfire risk. Henri Grissino-Mayer, at a recent talk on campus, said another devastating incident such as the November wildfires is possible unless changes are made. WBIR-TV Channel 10 covered the event.

UT Geography Expert: Gatlinburg Tragic Fire Was ‘A Safe Prediction’

When Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, a UT professor of geography, heard about the forest fires threatening Gatlinburg, he was not surprised. For years, Grissino-Mayer has been giving talks throughout Tennessee and the Southeast on the subject “Will Our Great Smoky Mountains One Day Go Up in Flames?”

Six Things You Should Know about Geography

Geography is more than maps, terrains, and places. It’s also history, climate change, human rights, population, transportation, and human behavior. With Geography Awareness Week beginning today, here’s a look at some fascinating—and very diverse—research being done by UT geographers.

Many Geographers Honored at Annual Conference

The Department of Geography was a force to be reckoned with at the Southeastern division of the Association of American Geographers annual meeting held in November in Athens, Georgia. For the second straight year, the department received multiple awards.

Death of Yoda the 650-Year-Old Tree Tells Tale of Southwest Drought

The work of Geography Professor Henri Grissino-Mayer is getting ample media coverage. The media are covering the recent death of a 7-foot-tall Douglas fir, nicknamed Yoda, estimated to be more than 650 years old. Grissino-Mayer said the death is a testament to the severity of today’s drought, according to NBC News. A core sample obtained

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