Distilling the Public Discourses and Nexus between Water Quality and Social Inequality
Access to clean water is a fundamental human right. Though water quality has been examined in environmental justice research, the degradation of domestic water resources has been overlooked, especially in areas with a legacy of extractive industries. Water quality environmental justice research almost exclusively studies after-the-tap water quality, rather than ambient surface water and groundwater.
"A Socio-Environmental Synthesis of the Linkages between Water Scarcity Induced Conflict and Land Use/Land Cover Change in Africa to Enhance Multi-Scalar Decision Making"
This Pursuit will combine the expertise of social and environmental scientists, NGOs, and government officials to examine where, when, how and why conflicts arise over water.
Understanding Social Responses to Environmental Shocks: A Text Mining Approach
"Graduate Leaders in Socio-Environmental Synthesis Workshop"
This is a new training opportunity open to master's and doctoral students from the social, natural, and computational sciences. The workshop is designed as a highly interactive experience that grounds key S-E synthesis concepts and skills in the context of students’ own research.
"Social-Ecological Drivers of Change Over Time in Urban Woodlands"
Remnant and regenerating forest patches are hotspots of biodiversity and ecosystem services in urban regions. Social uses and benefits, abrupt forest edges, introduced and invasive species, and urban climate warming combine to create novel ecological conditions and management challenges in urban woodlands. An array of public, private, and non-profit organizations engage in management and stewardship of these urban woodland patches.
Making the Invisible Visible: Intervening on Cumulative Environmental Neurodevelopmental Risks Using a System Dynamics Approach
Virtual seminar presented by Dr. Devon Payne-Sturges, University of Maryland
The Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management: What Is the Role of Mixed Methods Approaches?
Virtual seminar presented by Dr. Mysha Clarke, University of Florida
Rapid Talks by Environmental Policy Immersion Scholars: Doug Lipton, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries; Laurie Alexander, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Joanna Goger, University of Maryland