The American Association of Geographers (AAG) provides research grants to support research and fieldwork (Website Link: https://www.aag.org/award-grant/research/). Joynal Abedin, a Ph.D. student from GEAR Lab, received the 2023 AAG research grants. Congratulations!
The topic of Joynal Abedin's presentation in AAG2023 is "Deciphering Spatial-Temporal Dynamics of Flood Exposure in the United States". The objective of the study is to evaluate county-wise flood exposure in the US and unravel its spatial-temporal dynamics from 2001-2019 to answer three research questions. First, how do the proportions of human settlement areas expose to flood threats in the US change through time? Second, do higher flood occurrences and damages lead to less development in the flood zone? Third, do disparities in the sensitivity to flood threats exist between urban and rural communities?