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K. Maria D. Lane, Ph.D.

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of New Mexico


PhD in Geography, University of Texas, 2006

M.S. in Community and Regional Planning, University of Texas, 2000

B.A. in Latin-American Studies, University of Virginia, 1995 

Research Interests

Historical Geography; Environmental Knowledge; Science and Technology Studies; Latin America and the Caribbean

Current Projects 

PI, "Rivers & Trails: student experience in national trails GIS development activities.” Working with GEM students Will Brewer and Akashia Allen. Funding pending: National Park Service.

PI, “Re-imagining the islands: environmental change in the Florida Keys.” Archival investigation of changing settlement patterns and political-ecological geographies of the Florida Keys in the 19th and early 20th centuries, focusing on role of engineering projects and their environmental impacts. Funding pending: University of New Mexico

PI, Fluid geographies: settling New Mexico during the Reclamation Era: Single-author monograph under contract with University of Chicago Press, slated for publication in 2017. Funding: National Science Foundation.

Recent Publications

Rebecca Lave, Matthew W. Wilson, Elizabeth S. Barron, Christine Biermann, Mark A. Carey, Chris S. Duvall, Leigh Johnson, K. Maria Lane, Nathan McClintock, Darla Munroe, Rachel Pain, James Proctor, Bruce L. Rhoads, Morgan M. Robertson, Jairus Rossi, Nathan F. Sayre, Gregory Simon, Marc Tadaki and Christopher Van Dyke (2014) “Intervention: Critical physical geography.” Canadian Geographer 58(1): 1-10.

Perramond, Eric P. and K. Maria D. Lane (2014) “Territory to state: law, power, and water in New Mexico,” in Negotiating Territoriality: Spatial Dialogues between State and Tradition, eds. Allan Charles Dawson, Laura Zanotti, and Ismael Vaccaro (New York: Routledge), 142-162.

Lane, K. Maria D. (2014) “An odyssey among deserts,” in North American Odyssey: Historical Geographies for the 21st Century, eds. Craig Colten and Geoff Buckley (Rowman & Littlefield).