2019 VAMLIS GeoCon

March 26-27, 2019

University of Richmond undergraduate students in the Department of Geography and the Environment, alongside SAL GIS Technicians and research assistants, created posters and web maps to communicate their research at the 2019 VAMLIS GeoConference. Students and SAL Interns Valerie Galati, Matthew Franklin, Griffin Walsh, and Emily Routman presented their research to GIS specialists throughout the state during the poster session, and several received awards for their work.

Valerie Galati, SAL Intern and Student (’19) — Mapping Occupancy Probability of the Golden-Winged Warbler.


Matthew Franklin (’19) and Griffin Walsh (’20), Students and SAL Interns —A Comprehensive Overview of Topography and Vegetation at Ivy Creek Natural AreaUndergraduate 2nd Place Winner!


Emily Routman, SAL Intern and Student (’20) — Poverty and Health Outcomes in Dallas TexasUndergraduate 3rd Place Winner!


Nina Mauney, GIS Technician and Research Assistant — Spatial Distribution of Natural and Relocated Leatherback Sea Turtle Nests at Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge, St. Croix USVIProfessional 3rd Place Winner! 



Amanda Waggoner, GIS Technician — Environmental Justice & Shale Gas: Spatial Interactions between Energy  Development and Vulnerable Rural Populations in Union Hill. Graduate 2nd Place Winner! 


Congratulations to all GeoCon Poster Session participants!