Audrey Mayer (SS, SFRES) was featured on an American Institute of Biological Sciences Biosciences podcast, talking about landscape ecology and its role in policy-making. See here.
Roman Sidortsov recently published an article, “At the Crossroads of Policy Ambitions and Political Reality: Reflections on the Prospects of LNG Development in Russia” in OGEL (Oil, Gas, and Energy Law) 4 (2017), in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).
Angie Carter presented research at the annual Women, Food and Agriculture Network conference held this year in Madison, Wisconsin November 2nd-5th. She joined Monica White (assistant professor of environmental justice at UW-Madison), Savi Horne (executive director of Land Loss Prevention), and LaDonna Redmond (Diversity and Community Engagement Manager at the Seward Community Co-Op in Minneapolis and founder for Campaign for Food Justice Now) on a panel moderated by Ahna Kruzic from Food First. The panel shared research and history of the movement for land justice in the United States. Carter spoke about her chapter “Changes on the Land: Gender and the Power of Alternative Social Networks” published last summer in the book Land Justice: Re-imagining Land, Food, and the Commons in the United States, an anthology edited by Food First and also published as an issue brief last spring.
Chelsea Schelly, Joshua Pearce, and Edward P. Louie (who completed an MS in Environmental and Energy Policy at Michigan Tech) published a new article, “Examining interconnection and net metering policy for distributed generation in the United States,” which was published in Renewable Energy Focus.
John Baeten, Don Lafreniere, Laura Rouleau, Sarah Scarlett, and Dan Trepal attended and presented papers at the 2017 Social Science History Association Conference in Montreal, Quebec. Papers include:
- J. Baeten, N. Langston, D. Lafreniere. Navigating Impaired Waters: Water Quality Legacies of Historic Iron Mining in Minnesotas Mesabi Range.
- L. Rouleau. Gendering Privacy: Public School Lockerrooms in the Early 20th Century.
- D. Lafreniere, S. Scarlett, D. Trepal, J. Arnold. Capturing and Contextualizing History- Using Public Participatory Historical GIS to Build a Spatial Data Infrastructure of Historical Landscapes and Environments.
Erin Burkett, Environmental and Energy Policy PhD student, was awarded a $78,497 Michigan Sea Grant Graduate Student Research Fellowship. As a fellow, Erin will work with her faculty advisor Dr. Richelle Winkler and an agency sponsor at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (Tracy Kolb) on a project that supports existing Great Lakes research. The awarded project, titled “I once caught a fish “THIS BIG”: Using Participatory Photovoice to Understand Michigan’s Great Lakes Anglers”, will explore the reasons Michigan residents participate in Great Lakes recreational fishing.
Adam Wellstead co-authored a paper “Policy Mixes and their Alignment over Time: Patching and Stretching in the Oil Sands Reclamation Regime in Alberta, Canada” for a Special Issue on Policy Mixes: Aligning Instruments for Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Service Provision in the Journal Environmental Policy and Governance.
Don Lafreniere, after nomination through the Deans’ Teaching Showcase, has been selected to receive the 2017 Innovative or Out of Class Teaching award from the Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). Lafreniere was selected based on his work with forward thinking technologies and his unique approaches to active learning.
Recipients are asked to make a 30-45 minute presentation, sharing the work they are doing that has drawn this recognition. Don will be sharing his work on October 10 at 1:00. Click here to learn more.
Kari Henquinet’s essay, Women’s Rights and Transnational Aid Programs in Niger: The Conundrums and Possibilities of Neoliberalism and Legal Pluralism, was published in the new book In Human Rights Encounter Legal Pluralism, Eva Brems, Giselle Corradi and Mark Goodale, eds. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2017.