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Geoff Cunfer

Geoff Cunfer

Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: Arts 711
Phone: (306) 966-1333
Email: geoff.cunfer@usask.ca
Website: http://www.hgis.usask.ca

PUBLICATIONS

Geoff Cunfer, ed., As a Farm Woman Thinks: Life and Land on the Texas High Plains, 1890-1960 (Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2010).
 
Geoff Cunfer, "Scaling the Dust Bowl," in Placing History:  How Maps, Spatial Data, and GIS are Changing Historical Scholrship, Anne Kelly Knowles, ed. (Redlands, Calif.: ESRI Press, 2008), 95-121.
Geoff Cunfer, “Creating the Dust Bowl: Making History, Making Art,” a digital supplement to Placing History: How Maps, Spatial Data, and GIS Are Changing Historical Scholarship, Anne Kelly Knowles, ed. (Redlands, Calif.: ESRI Press, 2008). A 27-slide presentation on CD-ROM, including images, film clips and extensive interpretive notes, plus GIS datasets and 5 animated map sequences.
 
H. Haberl, V. Winiwarter, K. Andersson, R. Ayres, C. Boone, A. Castillo, G. Cunfer, M. Fischer-Kowalski, W. Freudenburg, E. Furman, R. Kaufmann, F. Krausmann, E. Langthaler, H. Lotze-Campen, M. Mirtl, C. Redman, A. Reenberg, A. Wardell, B. Warr, H. Zechmeister, “From LTER to LTSER: Conceptualizing the Socio-Economic Dimension of Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research,” Ecology and Society 11 (2006), iss. 2: 13.
 
Kenneth M. Sylvester, Susan Hautaniemi Leonard, Myron P. Gutmann, and Geoff Cunfer, “Demography and Environment in Grassland Settlement: Using Linked Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional Data to Explore Household and Agricultural Systems,” History and Computing 14 (2002; published 2006), 31-60.
 
Geoff Cunfer, On the Great Plains: Agriculture and Environment (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2005).
 
Myron P. Gutmann, William J. Parton, Geoff Cunfer, and Ingrid C. Burke, “Population and Environment in the U.S. Great Plains,” in Population, Land Use, and Environment: Research Directions, ed. Barbara Entwisle and Paul C. Stern, National Research Council (Washington: National Academy Press, 2005).
 
Geoff Cunfer, “Manure Matters on the Great Plains Frontier,” Journal of Interdisciplinary History 34 (Spring 2004): 539-567.
 
Ingrid C. Burke, William K. Lauenroth, Geoff Cunfer, John E. Barrett, Arvin Mosier, and Petra Lowe, “Nitrogen in the Central Grasslands Region of the United States,” BioScience 52 (Sept. 2002): 813-823.
 
Geoff Cunfer, “Causes of the Dust Bowl,” in Past Time, Past Place: GIS for History, Anne Kelly Knowles, ed. (Redlands, Calif.: ESRI Press, 2002), 93-104.
 
Douglas J. Spieles and Geoff Cunfer, “Collaborative Integration of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Co-curricular Undergraduate Research,” Council for Undergraduate Research Quarterly (Fall 2002): 41-44.
 
Geoff Cunfer, “The New Deal’s Land Utilization Program in the Great Plains,” Great Plains Quarterly 21 (Summer 2001): 193-210.
 
Geoff Cunfer, author of three chapters in Draining the Great Oasis: An Environmental History of Murray County, Minnesota, Anthony J. Amato, Janet Timmerman, and Joseph A. Amato, eds. (Marshall, Minn: Crossings Press, 2001). Authored “Crops and Land Use,” “Horse Ecology,” and “Ditches” (with Dennis Guse).
 
Myron P. Gutmann and Geoff Cunfer, “A New Look at the Causes of the Dust Bowl,” International Center for Arid and Semi-arid Land Studies Publication Series, Texas Tech University, 1999.
 
Myron P. Gutmann, Sara Pullum, Geoff Cunfer, and Delia Hagen, “The Great Plains Population and Environment Data Base: Sources and User’s Guide, Version 1.0,” Population Research Center Papers, University of Texas-Austin, 1998.

Publications (Most Recent)

  • Cunfer, G, Singh, Simron Jit, Haberl, Helmut, Chertow, Marian, Mirtl, Michael & Schmid, Martin. "Sustaining Agricultural Systems in the Old and New Worlds: A Long-Term Socio-Ecological Comparison." In Long Term Socio-Ecological Research: Studies in Society-Nature Interactions Across Spatial and Temporal Scales, edited by . Berlin: Springer, 2012.
  • Cunfer, G. "The Southern Great Plains Wind Erosion Maps of 1936-1937." Agricultural History 85 (2011): 540-559.
  • Cunfer, G. As a Farm Woman Thinks: Life and Land on the Texas High Plains, 1890-1960. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2010.
  • Cunfer, G, & Sylvester, Kenneth. "An Unremembered Diversity: Mixed Husbandry and the American Grasslands." Agricultural History 83 (2009): 352-383.
  • Cunfer, G. "Industrializing the Corn Belt: Agriculture, Technology, and Environment, 1945-1972." Review of , American Historical Review, 116 (2009): 830-831.
  • Cunfer, G, & Krausmann, Fridolin. "Sustaining Soil Fertility: Agricultural Practice in the Old and New Worlds." Global Environment 4 (2009): 8-47.
  • Cunfer, G, & Krausmann, Fridolin. "Sustaining Soil Fertility: Agricultural Practice in the Old and New Worlds." Global Environment. (Accepted)
  • Cunfer, G, & Knowles, Anne Kelly. "Creating the Dust Bowl: Making History, Making Art." In Placing History: How Maps, Spatial Data, and GIS Are Changing Historical Scholarship, edited by . Redlands: ESRI Press, 2008.
  • Cunfer, G, & Knowles, Anne Kelly. "Scaling the Dust Bowl, in Placing History: How Maps, Spatial Data, and GIS Are Changing Historical Scholarship." In , edited by , 95-121. Redlands: ESRI Press, 2008.
  • Cunfer, G, Sylvester, Kenneth M., Leonard, Susan Hautaniemi, & Gutmann, Myron P. "Demography and Environment in Grassland Settlement: Using Linked Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional Data to Explore Household and Agricultural Systems." History and Computing.
  • Cunfer, G, Haberl, H., Winiwarter, V., Andersson, K., Ayres, R., Boone, C., Castillo, A., Fischer-Kowalski, M., Freudenburg, W., Furman, E., Kaufmann, R., Krausmann, F., Langthaler, E., Lotze-Campen, H., Mirtl, M., Redman, C., Reenberg, A., Wardell, A., Warr, B. & Zechmeister, H. "From LTER to LTSER: Conceptualizing the Socio-Economic Dimension of Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research." Ecology and Society 11, 2: 13 (2006): 34.
  • Cunfer, G. On the Great Plains: Agriculture and Environment. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2005.