Two months after the deadliest fire in Tennessee history, NewsChannel 5 in Nashville goes back to Sevier County for a deeper look. UT geography professor Henri Grissino-Mayer said his cause for concern took root decades ago.
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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.
Henri Grissino-Mayer will present “The Gatlinburg Fires–What Mother Nature Is Telling Us” at the Science Forum from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, February 10, in Thompson-Boling Arena Café, Rooms C-D.
The New York Times, Washington Post and Gizmodo quoted geography professor Henri Grissino-Mayer in a story examining what makes the sound from famous old violins so exquisite.
The Washington Post interviewed geography professor Henri Grissino-Mayer for a story examining the future of Gatlinburg following a wildfire that devastated much of the mountain town. He also continued to talk to local and national media outlets about his research that has predicted a large wildfire in the Gatlinburg area for years.
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?”
The Knoxville News Sentinel and the Tennessean spoke to Henri Grissino-Mayer, professor of geography, about the possible connection between the drought in the region and the wildfires.
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.
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.
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