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UW-Madison geographer receives achievement award

April 17, 2007 By Jill Sakai

James Knox, Evjue-Bascom Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has been awarded the Presidential Achievement Award by the Association of American Geographers.

The lifetime achievement award recognizes Knox's extensive and distinguished contributions to geography through teaching, service and research.

In his nearly 40 years at UW–Madison, Knox has studied how climate affects river flooding and is now investigating the impacts of human settlement on the Upper Mississippi River.

He will receive the award on Thursday, April 19, at the Association of American Geographers meeting in San Francisco.