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Graduate Pursuit: From Storms to Plowshares: A Multi-Scale Spatial Risk Analysis of Hurricane Maria’s Impacts on Puerto Rico’s Agro-Food System

 

From Storms to Plowshares: A Multi-Scale Spatial Risk Analysis of Hurricane Maria’s Impacts on Puerto Rico’s Agro-Food System

In September 2017, Hurricane Maria caused catastrophic damage to many aspects of life and landscape in Puerto Rico. A year after the hurricane made landfall the island continues its struggle toward recovery, yet in the future extreme events like Hurricane Maria are projected to increase in frequency and severity due to climate change.

Pursuit: A forecast of the timing, locations, sequence and likeliest destinations of populations displaced by sea level rise and coastal extremes

 

A forecast of the timing, locations, sequence and likeliest destinations of populations displaced by sea level rise and coastal extremes

Over the coming centuries, the climate hazards with greatest potential to drive permanent human migration are the short- and long-term interaction of coastal extreme flooding and sea-level rise (SLR).  Recognizing that large, sudden migrations can be destabilizing (e.g.

Graduate Pursuit: The globalization of conservation: How public perceptions of biodiversity and international trade patterns shape mangrove conservation

 

"The globalization of conservation: How public perceptions of biodiversity and international trade patterns shape mangrove conservation"

Although conservation is implemented locally, the forces that shape conservation policy and decision-making are increasingly global. Simultaneously promoting human prosperity while protecting biodiversity requires an understanding of how interactions between global and local forces shape conservation management.

Graduate Pursuit: Distilling the Public Discourses and Nexus between Water Quality and Social Inequality

 

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.

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Foundations are SESYNC recruited projects on critical, emerging or understudied topics, or efforts that bring new disciplinary perspectives to S-E scholarship.

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