Aboriginal Fire and Desert Biodiversity is an interdisciplinary NSF-sponsored project examining how indigenous Martu from Western Australia use fire in the process of hunting and how this daily practice leads to greater biodiversity.
Over the past 3 decades, Gordon has studied the behavior, demography and ecology of a population of about 300 harvester ant colonies in Arizona, using both field and laboratory experiments.
What roles did animals play in nineteenth-century cities? What urban spaces did they inhabit and how did those spaces change over time? How, and in what ways, did cities become remade as human space?
Between the Tides aims to reveal, visualize, and analyze the changing relationship between society and nature on San Francisco Bay's dynamic tidal margin.
Chile's Aquaculture Industry, 1950-2000 researches the connections among environmental and social change in the salmon-farming industry in southern Chile.
The Cigarette Citadels project explores visual and spatial questions around the six trillion cigarettes that are manufactured, packaged, and distributed by the tobacco industry every year.
Critical Habitat is investigating the relationship between people and the environment in the American West at different spatial and temporal scales.
Geography of the Post maps the late nineteenth-century U.S. postal network on its western periphery: where it spread, how it operated, and its role in shaping the space and place of the region.
Holocaust Geographies is a collaboration on an NSF-sponsored grant led by Anne Knowles (Middlebury College) and Alberto Giordano (Texas State University). Across five studies, the project examines spaces and places of the Holocaust.
Using GIS technology and accepted scholarly methods, this multi-disciplinary project intends to create a layered history of Rome by updating Forma Urbis Romae, the cartographic masterpiece of ancient Roman topography published in 1901 by archeologist Rodolfo Lanciani.
Mapping Vice in Early Twentieth-Century Philadelphia uses maps to explore the distribution of prostitution "commutes" and arrests in Philadelphia in the nineteen teens.
The standard geopolitical model based on sovereign states provides an inadequate framework for mapping basic economic and social data. This projects re-maps the world around compact units of similar economic circumstances, all of which contain approximately 100,000,000 inhabitants.
Project Steel Beta is a web-based visualization tool for spatio-temporal data that allows users to visually display and explore GIS data from geodatabases within a browser.
Rebooting History is an exploration with a point of origin in how regional utilization of East Palo Alto's space helped set the stage for a dynamic of inequality between the community and what would become Silicon Valley.
In this era of change, understanding how past conservation efforts have either succeeded or failed is of utmost importance–only after such an assessment can we move forward and propose strategic conservation plans for the future.
Shaping the West explores the construction of space by transcontinental railroads in North America during the late nineteenth century.
Terrain of History, an international collaborative project, seeks to reconstruct and analyze the social, cultural, and economic spaces of nineteenth-century Rio de Janeiro.
Tooling Up for Digital Histories is a collaboration between the Spatial History Project and the Computer Graphics Lab at Stanford University and others to compile and create new tools for digital and spatial research in the humanities.
Vulnerability-in-Production reconstructs how vulnerability to the 1991 Oakland Hills Fire developed over time, space and in the context of dynamic social-ecological change.