Improving our own capacities to carry out high quality sustainability research
Roundtable 1: Big Concepts in Sustainability Research
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 – NRESS Seminar – 3:10-4:30 PM James Hall G46.
Dr. Jennifer Kushner, University of Wisconsin, speaking on "Paradigm Shifts: What is interdisciplinary research?" Dr. Kushner is an expert in education innovation and reform, with a focus on paradigm change in educational systems. She is a Program and Evaluation Specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Extension, where she works locally, nationally and internationally with programs related to agriculture, the environment, and youth, family & community development. She had led several interdisciplinary reform initiatives including the NSF-sponsored EPICS program, the founding of the School of Integrative Studies at Edgewood College, and is currently leading a national youth water education reform initiative. Her current research focuses on knowledge construction, evolution of thinking, interdisciplinary research, and on leadership and learning related to environmental and social change. Her past work has focused on program innovation and evaluation in science, engineering, medicine, and the humanities.
- Dr. Jennifer Jushner PowerPoint presentation
- Clark, W.C., & Dickson, N. M. (2003.) "Sustainability science: The emerging research program." Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 100(14): 8059-8061.
- Clark, W.C. (2007.) "Sustainability Science: A room of its own." Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 104: 1737-1738; published online on February 6, 2007, 10.1073/pnas.0611291104.
Roundtable 2: How Can Research More Effectively Support a Sustainable Society?
Thursday, October 13, 2011 – Brown Bag Lunch – 12:40-2:30 PM: Gregg Hall 320
Roundtable 3: A Look at the Mechanics of “Other” Disciplinary Research
Thursday, October 27, 2011 – Brown Bag Lunch – 12:40-2:30 PM: Gregg Hall 320
Featuring faculty demystifying social science approaches for natural scientists and natural science approaches for social scientists. Learn the language, methods, similarities, differences, benefits and limitations from case studies.
- Dr. Cameron Wake PowerPoint presentation "Assessing the Risk of 100-year Freshwater Floods in the Lamprey River Watershed of New Hampshire Resulting from Changes in Climate and Land Use."
- Glass and McAtee. (2006). "Behavioral science at the crossroads in public health: Extending horizons, envisioning the future." Social Science & Medicine 62: 1650–1671.
- Green, L.W.. (March 2006.) "Public Health Asks of Systems Science: To Advance Our Evidence-Based Practice, Can You Help Us Get More Practice-Based Evidence?" American Journal of Public Health (96, 3): 406-409.
- Huang TT, Drewnowski A, Kumanyika SK, Glass TA. (2009). "A systems-oriented multilevel framework for addressing obesity in the 21st century." Prev Chronic Dis 6(3):A82. http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2009/jul/09_0013.htm. Accessed 4/2/12.
- Boelee, E. Small Reservoirs Toolkit: Participatory Health Impact Assessment. International Water Management Institute, Ethiopia and International Development Research Centre, Egypt / International Water Management Institute, Ghana.
- B. L. Turner II, Roger E. Kasperson, Pamela A. Matsone, James J. McCarthy, Robert W. Corell, Lindsey Christensen, Noelle Eckley, Jeanne X. Kasperson, Amy Luerse, Marybeth L. Martellog, Colin Polsky, Alexander Pulsipher, and Andrew Schiller. (July 8, 2003). "A framework for vulnerability analysis in sustainability science." Communicated by Susan Hanson, Clark University, Worcester, MA, March 7, 2003 (received for review February 25, 2003). Proceedings of the National Academies of Science 100(14): 8074–8079, www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1231335100.
- Stokols, D., Hall, K., Taylor, B., Moser, R. (2008). "The Science of Team Science: Overview of the Field and Introduction to the Supplement." American Journal of Preventive Medicine 35 (2S): S77-S89.
Roundtable 4: Building Skill and Capacity to Carry Out Sustainability Research
Thursday, December 1, 2011 –12:40-2:30 PM: Gregg Hall 320
Featuring YOU in conversation with staff and faculty from other disciplines in pursuit of compatible ideas. Bring your sense of adventure!
Round Table 5: Discussion on adaptive management
Featuring 2011-2012 SRC Faculty Fellow Allison Watts
Round Table 6: Discussion on food systems research
Featuring 2011-2012 SRC Faculty Fellow Semra Aytur