Kam-Biu Liu Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

April 16, 2018Dr. Liu receiving his lifetime achievement award

Kam-Biu Liu, George W. Barineau III Professor and Chair in the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, received The 2018 Karl and Elisabeth Butzer Award for Lifetime Achievement in Paleoenvironmental Change at the annual American Association of Geographers (AAG) meeting in New Orleans on April 10-14. Liu has attended and presented at the annual AAG meetings continuously since 1979 and has never missed a meeting. 

“This came as a total surprise,” Liu said, “I didn’t expect that I would be selected to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award in Paleoenvironmental Change.  It made my day!”

AAG is a not-for-profit scientific society founded in 1904. During annual meetings, members discuss the latest research and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience. The meetings are open to anyone with an interest in geography and related disciplines. Each year, the conference hosts thousands of geographers from around the world and features presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips by leading scholars and researchers.