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Roberts, Charles E. 1953- (Charles Edward Roberts)

Roberts, Charles E. 1953- (Charles Edward Roberts)

PERSONAL:

Born April 3, 1953. Education: Vassar College, B.A.; Pennsylvania State University, M.A., Ph.D.

ADDRESSES:

Office—Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, associate professor in department of geosciences and graduate program chair.

WRITINGS:

(With Edward J. Petuch) The Geology of the Everglades and Adjacent Areas, CRC Press (Boca Raton, FL), 2007.

Contributor to academic journals, including Journal of Arid Environments, Focus, Florida Geographer, and Southeast Geographer.

SIDELIGHTS:

Charles E. Roberts studied geography and anthropology at Vassar College, where he earned his undergraduate degree, before moving on to continue his studies in geography at Pennsylvania State University, where he completed both his master's degree and his doctorate. Roberts's areas of expertise and interest include the reconstruction of past environments, with applications in physical geography and historical geology; human and historical geography; and geovisualization, especially animated time series maps. He has taught a wide range of classes, including Digital Image Analysis, Human-Environmental Interactions in South Florida, Geovisualization, Advanced Remote Sensing, American Cultural Landscapes, and Research in the Geosciences. Roberts is the author of The Geology of the Everglades and Adjacent Areas, which he wrote with Edward J. Petuch.

In The Geology of the Everglades and Adjacent Areas, Petuch and Roberts address the issues facing the Everglades area of Florida. They trace the history of this unique wetlands area, delving into the current trends toward destroying the region in an effort to put the land to more profitable use. The only upside to this constant environmental ruination is that it inadvertently uncovers information about the geological history of the area, even if it is destroyed shortly thereafter. The book includes a disk that provides readers with animated maps and an aerial view simulation that illustrates the way the Everglades have changed.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

SciTech Book News, September, 2007, review of The Geology of the Everglades and Adjacent Areas.

ONLINE

Florida Atlantic University Department of Geosciences Web site,http://www.geosciences.fau.edu/ (February 26, 2008), faculty profile of Charles E. Roberts.

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