I will be discussing new research on ad hominem attacks on climate researchers and effects on policy uptake (with David Krantz and Elke Weber) at Northwestern’s School of Communication on October 1st and University of Washington Seattle’s Center for Environmental Politics on October 5th. See you there!
Heading to the Headlands Center for the Arts to participate in a thematic residency addressing climate change. The purpose of the convening is to bring together artists, scientists, policy makers, activists and advocates to exchange ideas and working processes centering on addressing climate change.
I will be talking about new lines of research at LLNL on June 13th. My talk will be on fusing facts and feelings to motivate action on climate change. See you there.
This beautiful creature just made my day. Thought it would make yours! Spotted hiking on the Berry Creek Falls Trail in the Big Basin Redwoods State Park.
As a part of the Chinese Flagship program at IU, Janine will be studying overseas for the next academic year in China. For the first half of the year, she will be finishing up her Chinese studies with classes at Nanjing University and will be looking for an internship for the second semester in either Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, or Shenzhen. She is excited to meet many new people and continue on her journey of language learning and exploration while eating amazing food in China.
This summer, Janine will be interning with IU’s Office of Sustainability as their Sustainable IT intern. She will be involved in helping organize and inventory donated technology from the Hoosier to Hoosier sale, collecting data about what types of appliances and technology students are discarding. Furthermore, she will be involved in developing communications to help educate the student body on tech waste and impact. Lastly, she will have the opportunity to use her language skills to help translate Hoosier to Hoosier sale promotions for the international student body. She is excited to be spending her summer in Bloomington tackling these projects with IUOS!
Our work on smallholder farmer perceptions of water related conflict and violence in Southern Zambia just published in Sustainability. You can read the paper here. Below are the sources of conflict and violence reported by our farmer participants. Congrats to Drew Marcantonio (now PhD student at U. of Notre Dame) and Tom Evans (Professor at U of Arizona). Also a great thanks to IU Office of Sustainability and NSF's Water Sustainability Climate initiative for funding this research.
Tyler Marghetis presents our work on "Estimating and correcting misperceptions of energy use" at the annual Society for Judgment and Decision Making conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. This work is funded by the National Science Foundation, Decision, Risk and Management Science program.
Shahzeen presents her research to the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) Board of Directors. She discussed her work on perceptions and biases of energy and water use as well as new lines of research she is starting at CASBS.
Breathtaking and rejuvinating.
Visited the Environmental Systems group to discuss our research on water use and water systems. Many thanks to my wonderful host Jessica Blois. Fantastic discussions with students and water leaders in California.