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Mr. Geoff Cunfer

Wrong Geoff Cunfer?

Department of History

University of Saskatchewan
51 Campus Drive
Saskatoon , Saskatchewan S7N 5A8

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  • Ph.D. , history department
    University of Texas
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History - Undergraduates - College of Arts and Science . University of Saskatchewan, 17 Oct 2013 [cached]
Director, Research Committee: Geoff Cunfer
Prairie Environmental Network | NiCHE - Network in Canadian History & Environment, 14 Oct 2013 [cached]
Geoff Cunfer
Geoff Cunfer University of Saskatchewan :: University of British Columbia Press, 1 Jan 2012 [cached]
-- Geoff Cunfer, Department of History, University of Saskatchewan
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Geoff Cunfer's research cited in New York Times article
posted August 18, 2011
Geoff Cunfer's (History) work on the Dust Bowl was discussed in a New York Times article about historical GIS. Read the full text below or find it at:
Geoff Cunfer, a historian at the University of Saskatchewan, revisited causes of the 1930s Dust Bowl by analyzing data from all 208 counties in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma and Kansas that were affected, an impossible undertaking without this system. He found that the traditional explanation of farmers' extensively plowing the land without care for environmental limits was only true in some places. Barely plowed Southern counties also suffered from the plague of dust. Using reports of annual precipitation, unplowed grassland, wind direction, droughts, agricultural censuses, historical studies and previous reports on dust storms - "a messy shoebox full of newspaper clippings" - Mr. Cunfer created data sets that could be plotted on maps.
He discovered that dust storms regularly occurred in the 19th century and were a natural part of plains ecology before any plowing occurred, but were "unreported and unpublicized," he said.
People . History . College of Arts and Science . University of Saskatchewan, 4 April 2011 [cached]
Geoff CunferPh.D.Office: Arts 711Phone: (306) 966-7969Email:geoff.cunfer@usask.caPUBLICATIONS Geoff Cunfer, ed., As a Farm Woman Thinks: Life and Land on the Texas High Plains, 1890-1960 (Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, forthcoming). Geoff Cunfer, "Scaling the Dust Bowl," in Placing...
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