Geospatial Science professor featured on radio program

Radford University professor Stockton Maxwell will be featured in an upcoming radio broadcast of "With Good Reason."

Maxwell, assistant professor of Geospatial Science, will join experts to discuss global climate change in the show, titled "The Music of the Glaciers."

During Maxwell's segment of the program, he will talk about the effectiveness of studying tree rings to help solve climate change.

"I use the annual growth of trees and the carbon content within those rings to help decipher what the climate and environment was like prior to human observations and instrumental records," Maxwell explained. "For example, some of my current work is focused on understanding how much carbon forest have stored over the past centuries in New England. If we have a better idea of how forests have grown and stored carbon, we can then assess the impacts of a changing climate of our forests."

Maxwell's interview will air on stations carrying the "With Good Reason" radio program July 30-Aug. 5. Listeners in the New River Valley can hear the program at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 2 on Public Radio WVRU 89.9.

With Good Reason is broadcast weekly on 13 public radio stations, reaching a diverse audience in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and portions of Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia and Alaska. Programs also are available through podcasts at

Jul 29, 2016