Academic journal article Southeastern Geographer

Introduction

Academic journal article Southeastern Geographer

Introduction

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Dear Readers,

With summer break in full swing for many of us, we hope you enjoy this issue of the Southeastern Geographer. Our cover photo this issue, entitled "The Buddha Abides in Mississippi," was contributed by Mark Miller of the University of Southern Mississippi. The photo shows the Magnolia Grove lotus pond on the campus of the Magnolia Grove Buddhist monastery in Batesville, Mississippi. The essay that accompanies it is a personal, often humorous, account of the dichotomy between the Buddhist religion and culture in the American South. What follows are five strong research articles that cover a wide range of topics. The first article, written by Keith Debbage, Bradley Bereitschaft, and Edward Beaver explores the Geography of Non-Earned Income in the Piedmont Megapolitan Cluster. The second article, by Pam Knox, Chris Fuhrmann, and Chip Konrad, discusses the challenges and opportunities for agriculture in the U.S. Southeast in a changing climate, from the perspective of state climatologists. This is followed by a manuscript by Madhuri Sharma, which examines the role of race/ethnicity and contemporary housing market elements in Knoxville, Tennessee. Next, Christopher Petruccelli, John Sakulich, Grant Harley, and Henri Grissino-Mayer present a biogeographical/dendrochronological study on the structure and dynamics of an old-growth Pine-Oak community in Georgia. …

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