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
Title: Mining Water Governance: Everyday Community-Mine Relationships in the Peruvian Andes
Seminar presented by Dr. Milagros Sosa Landeo, Wageningen University
Title: Winter Weather Whiplash: Impacts of Compound Extreme Winter Weather Events on Coupled Human and Natural Systems
Seminar presented by Dr. Alix Contosta, University of New Hampshire.
Title: Using Video for Impact at National Geographic Society
Seminar presented by Vanessa Serrao, National Geographic
Title: The Snow Leopard and the Goat: Politics of Conservation in the Western Himalayas
Rapid Research Talks by Public Health Immersion Scholars: Kathryn Fiorella, Cornell University; Gregory Bratman, University of Washington; and Jennifer Vanos, Arizona State University
Justinianic Plague Not a Landmark Pandemic?
A study of diverse datasets, including pollen, coinage, and funeral practices, reveals that the effects of the late antique plague pandemic commonly known as the Justinianic Plague may have been overestimated.
"Towards a Practical Environmental Footprint Tool"
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.