Aaron Hipp (NCSU) Link to CV. Title: Spatial Energetics To address current obesity and inactivity epidemics, researchers have attempted to identify spatial factors that influence health behaviors. Technological and methodological developments have led to a revolutionary ability to examine dynamic, … Read more
Heather Randell (SYSYNC) Link to CV TITLE: The impact of climate change on educational attainment: Evidence from the global tropics ABSTRACT: Investments in education serve as an important pathway out of poverty, yet reduced agricultural productivity due to droughts … Read more
Dr. Daniel Exeter Using Big Data to understand the geography of health and deprivation in New Zealand Dr Daniel Exeter, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland Abstract There has been a considerable amount of research into socio-demographic patterns … Read more
Amber Pearson (Mich State U) Link to CV. Link to flyer TITLE Quantifying the health benefits of nature in cities ABSTRACT The last decade has seen mounting evidence to suggest that the presence of natural environments in urban neighborhoods … Read more
Robert McDonald (TNC) Colloquium Title – Conservation for Cities Flyer download Abstract Homo sapiens are now primarily an urban species. By 2050, the world’s urban population will swell by almost 3 billion. All this growth will require new infrastructure, as will … Read more
Dr. Jason Delbourne of NC State will be coming to talk with us about his work on genetic engineering, scientific innovation and society, including his recent experience as part of a 15 person National Academy of Sciences that produced a report on … Read more
Dr. Faith Kearns (California Institute for Water Resources), who will share her work on communicating science and increasing the relational capacity of the science community, drawing on her work on water issues and environmental change.