A new modeling approach can help researchers, policymakers, and the public better understand how policy decisions will influence human migration as sea levels rise around the globe, a new paper published in Nature Climate Change suggests.
How using qualitative data could address socio-environmental problems
Is the grass really greener on the other side? It just might be—but not without a lot of care and maintenance.
This project will first develop the Integrated Environmental Footprint Tool (IEFT) for campus sustainability management, and we will then use that campus tool in conjunction with individual consumer footprints to explore strategies for reducing the consumer-driven portion of the campus footprints.
Earth system models lack dynamic representations of human emissions behavior but instead rely on static projections of future emissions. This approach ignores feedbacks between the social and climate systems: The impacts of climate change are likely to alter human perceptions of climate change and associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emission behaviors that, in turn, influence the magnitude of climate change. Our past Pursuit made progress with the integration of climate and human behavioral models.
Immersion Distinguished Scholar Workshop: Environmental Policy
Doug Lipton, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries
Urban Agriculture Socio-Environmental Synthesis: An Integration of the Ecosystem Services and Livelihoods Approaches to Evaluate the Multifaceted Role of Urban Agriculture in Contemporary Latin America
Urban agriculture (UA) demonstrates a renewed potential to alleviate poverty, food insecurity, and enhance urban communities economies and ecosystems.
Microbial disease dynamics, ecosystem processes, and human eutrophication of the environment
This Pursuit will synthesize the relationships among rates of ecosystem eutrophication arising from human activities, host-pathogen interactions in primary producers, ecosystem processes, and their feedbacks to human health and well-being.