SGD is delighted to welcome home Diana Liverman, who is returning to SGD full time. After years of service to the Institute of the Environment (and before that, to Latin American Studies), Diana is launching a new research initiative within SGD in environment and development. The initiative has received generous funding from the Office of Research, Disc
Elizabeth Koleski presented two posters at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting that wrapped up recently, on November 2nd, in Denver. Drawing on her summer practicum experience in Nicaragua, the posters were entitled "Formative research for emergency behavioral change," relating to Elizabeth's work on Zika virus prevention, and "From classroom to campo," about incorporating university students in community-based, participatory action research on preventative health in Nejapa, Nicaragua. Sounds awesome! Looking forward to hearing how it went.
Elizabeth Koleski presenting work from her practicum in Nicaragua
10/26/2016 - 17:19
MDP student Elizabeth Koleski will be presenting two posters and a talk at the American Public Health Association annual meeting. The presentations will reflect her practicum work in Nicaragua. The first poster entitled "Formative research for emergency behavioral change" addresses the use of barrier analysis research to assess zika prevention behaviors in anticipation of the looming epidemic.
Patrick Murphy just presented his paper, "Complexity in Mountain Forest Carbon Cycling," at the 2016 Mountain Climate Conference in Leavenworth, Washington. According to one of his colleagues who got a preview of the talk, his talk was pretty impressive. Great work Patrick!
Sarah Kelly-Richards continues to do great things from Chile. Sarah just published online with Edible Baja Arizona. The article is called "Beets to Ballots" and highlights one of the past interns of the Community and School Garden Program, Ylenia Aguilar Velderrain. She wrote it with the support of the Carson Scholars Program. Check out the article here.
Greg Barron-Gafford and his research team, which includes Rebecca Minor and Leland Sutter have just published a paper in Nature Science Reports that was profiled on the front page of the AZ Daily Star on Friday. The paper examines the heat island effect of large-scale solar installations, and is leading to ongoing research into using plants to cool solar panels and in the process make them more efficient.