This project represents the first socio-environmental-technological system (SETS) study of the generation of stormwater pollution in urban watersheds across the United States. Urban stormwater pollution poses a major and growing threat to local waterbodies, yet its study and management has consistently ignored the human activities and behaviors that release pollution.
This Pursuit seeks to better understand the relationship between forest loss and local-scale governance by assessing indicators of institutional quality at the subnational scale for 772 municipalities across the Brazilian Amazon.
The objective of this Pursuit is to develop and validate an online and user-friendly tool for groups to evaluate intervention scenarios aimed at addressing the global challenge of marine plastic pollution.
Biological invasions are largely an unintended consequence of globalization. With increasing mobility, humans have accidentally transported organisms around the world, breaking the geographical boundaries that separated species ranges that persisted for millions of years of evolution.
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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.
Population growth in coastal regions of the United States and around the world is expected to continue long into the foreseeable future. Such growth has the potential for significant adverse impacts on sensitive aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Managing and mitigating these impacts will require data driven methods, models, and tools that capture the interaction between human and natural systems.
Because of their sudden onset, environmental shocks can be difficult to study using traditional survey-based methods which require significant amounts of time to plan, fund and execute. Continuous in situ data streams from social media, newspapers, and other big data sources, offer an opportunity to examine how people perceive and respond to environmental shocks like heat waves and floods.
This is a closed meeting for a funded group of visiting scholars.Where and how to increase agricultural production to meet growing food demand is critical for the sustainability and resilience of food systems and society.